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Ontarians End Beach Season on a High with Big Medal Haul at Nationals

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 08/31/22, 12:15PM EDT


As the month of August comes to a close, so to does the OVA’s beach competitions calendar with Volleyball Canada’s Beach Nationals serving as a final stamp for the vast majority of our beach players. Nationals, presented by Mikasa, occurred across to weekends, August 19-21 for 14-19U and Senior divisions at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto and at the Spanish Banks in British Columbia the following Friday to Sunday (August 26-28). The first weekend saw Ontario athletes sticking to home soil to compete with teams from Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia and one Ontario pair took the flight out west the following weekend.  

Ontarians brought their A-game after the Beach Ontario Championships warmed them up for another round. Teams would be standing across the court to see the same faces from weeks before, some hoping for a different outcome and others excited to play the duos from the other provinces. In the end, Ontario athletes flooded the podiums to cap off another season of beach volleyball.

Here are the 2022 Beach Nationals results.

Ontario athletes are bolded.

Weekend 1

Ashbridges Bay

Senior Men

Gold - Schachter/Dearing
Silver - Russell/MacNeil
Bronze - Binstock/Reka

Senior Women

Gold - Sorra/McNamara
Silver - Harnett/Marcelle
Bronze - Glagau/McNamara


Gold - Toomes/Venning
Silver - Svendsen/Kiriakou
Bronze - Mercier-Noel/Ouellet (QC)


Gold - Bourne/Pickering
Silver - McGregor/Winser
Bronze - Rochefort/Brossard (QC)


Gold - Brossard/Crosby (QC)
Silver - Whalen/Tyson
Bronze - Brown/Gilmour (QC)


Gold - Burnside/Aalbers (Alta)
Silver - Young/Deep
Bronze - Richard/Goldszmidt


Gold - Drozd/Kok
Silver - Smith/Woolley
Bronze - Crudu/Lancup (QC)


Gold - Ocampo/Basilio
Silver - Curtis/Toma
Bronze - Taylor/Gibson


Gold - McDermott/Ellison
Silver - Drozd/Odigie
Bronze - Breault/Thibodeau (QC)


Gold - Elsayed/Droppert
Silver - Deighan/Huntley
Bronze - Sun/Yang


Gold - Nastase/Lonardi
Silver - Crombeen/Pasternak
Bronze - Zia/DiGregorio


Gold - Chung/Whiting
Silver - Rodriguez/Boisselle (QC)
Bronze - Coulombe/Lamarre (QC)


Gold - Hancock/Willmott
Silver - Cosgrove/Chipman 
Bronze - Boutanos/Reed

Weekend 2

Spanish Banks


Gold - Hancock/Shaw
Silver - Laboissiere/Martens (MB) 
Bronze - Liaskas/Kuna (BC)

To view the full results of the 2022 Beach Nationals, please visit this link.

OVA Beach Tour Wraps Up in Markham

For those who still wanted to keep their toes in the sand, Markham ran two additional weekends of the Beach Tour, hosting tournaments for 12U, 13U, 14U and 16U divisions.

This summer, the Beach Tour  increased its locations to 15 venues. These included the OVA locations of Ashbridges Bay, Barrie, London, Pickering and Cobourg with the additions Brampton, Kitchener, Leamington, Markham, Milton, Ottawa, North Bay, Tillsonburg, Ancaster and Belle River to reach more Ontarians who wanted to take part in the tour. The OVA had a total of 6,808 participants on the tour and ran 143 Beach Tour tournaments (not broken down by each participating division).

We can't wait to pick this up again next year for another great season of beach volleyball! The OVA would like to thank the League Coordinators, Beach Crew and referees for their work at the many tournaments this summer for making sure that everything was on track and the athletes had an incredible experience at the events.