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Atlantic Beach Volleyball Tour gets underway today in Corner Brook

Ashley Jacobs will join forces with Alyssa Warford at the Atlantic Beach Volleyball Tour stop in Corner Brook this weekend. The action, scheduled for the beach volleyball venue on Wellington Street, gets underway today at 8 a.m. with the youth taking the spotlight and action will continue all day in the adult division and finish up Sunday afternoon.
Ashley Jacobs will join forces with Alyssa Warford at the Atlantic Beach Volleyball Tour stop in Corner Brook this weekend. The action, scheduled for the beach volleyball venue on Wellington Street, gets underway today at 8 a.m. with the youth taking the spotlight and action will continue all day in the adult division and finish up Sunday afternoon.

Picking sand out of her toes, wearing shorts and shades is how Ashley Jacobs loves to spend her summers.

The Corner Brook native is an elite volleyball player, a standout provincial team member on the indoor courts and a force on the beach volleyball court with potential to represent her province at the next Canada Summer Games.

Jacobs will join forces with Alyssa Warford this weekend as the Atlantic Beach Tour hits Corner Brook for three days of beach activity with male and female divisions in both minor and adult taking the spotlight.

The Atlantic Beach Tour features tournaments held almost every weekend in either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick for the purpose of promoting beach volleyball in the Atlantic provinces and also preparing teams for national competitions such as the Canada Games. The season culminates with an Atlantic beach volleyball championship being hosted in either Halifax or Moncton.

Corner Brook was added to the Tour this summer and Jacobs was ready to embrace a chance to play at home in an effort to earn her way to the Atlantic Beach Volleyball Championship later this summer.

The duo, who starred on the provincial indoor volleyball scene this past year, will compete in both the 16U female division and the women’s bracket in an effort to get more time playing in the sand.

Jacobs has a passion for the game regardless of where she’s playing, but also feels there are some challenges and benefits from the beach game that she likes.

“You get more touches on the ball because there’s only two of you and I think it’s really good practice,” Jacobs said of the biggest reason she added the beach game to her already busy schedule.

Of course, indoor volleyball doesn’t bring any worries about weather, but the beach game brings a number of challenges with sun and wind certainly factors in how things can unfold on any given day.

“You’re in the sand and it slows you down when your trying to chase down balls,” she said.

It’s just another day at the beach for this girl so don’t expect the smile on her face to go away anytime soon.

ATLANTIC BEACH TOUR STOP IN CORNER BROOK

at Corner Brook Beach Volleyball Court on Wellington

Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 14

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Minor division (male and female)

SATURDAY, JULY 15

8 a.m. -2 p.m. — Minor division playoffs

2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Adult division (Men and Women)

SUNDAY, JULY 16

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Adult division (Men and Women)

A look at the numbers

Five teams 14U female

Six teams 16U female

Four teams 16U male

Eight teams senior women

Six teams senior men

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