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Competition heats up in Halifax

Sept. 22, 2023: Friday saw 17 Canadian teams competing in the main draw at the Beach Volleyball Pro Tour Futures event in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And of those contenders, a whopping 12 punched their ticket to the playoff round, taking place on Saturday. It’s a good sign—with that many teams in the mix, the red and white have a solid shot at landing on the podium.

Check out the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour website for more updates:

Action continues throughout the weekend, with the medal round on Sunday. Catch the semi-finals and finals on the Beach Volleyball Tour YouTube Channel.

Tickets are still on sale. 

This year, Canada hosted three Beach Pro Tour events – a Challenge event in Edmonton (July 20-23), an Elite 16 in Montreal (July 26-30) and this Futures event in Halifax. Futures events are a showcase of the top up-and-coming talent on tour, gain experience and showcase their skills.

Here’s a list of the Canadian teams in Halifax :


Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing

Jake MacNeil and Alex Russell

Arran Chambers and Simon Fecteau-Boutin

Rouzbeh Rahnavard and Tynan Gannett

Steven Abrams and Robert Kemp

Jacob van Geel and Zach van Geel

Adam Thompson and Aleksandar Zdravkov Borisov

Zechariah Johnson and Jordan Deshane


Heather Bansley and Sophie Bukovec

Darby Dunn and Olivia Grace Furlan

Lea Monkhouse and Marie-Alex Bélanger

Shanice Marcelle and Myriam Robitaille

Alison McKay and Katharine Wuttunee

Devin Corah and Adriel Goodman

Dana Roskic and Kaylee Glagau

Josephine Sek and Emma Glagau

Sophia Hladyniuk and Calinda Kok

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