ORANGE WALK TOWN, Sun. Jan. 31, 2016–After 23 competitive matches over two days at the OW Multipurpose Complex, champions were determined.
After round robin play on Saturday, defending men’s champion, Toledo King Scorpions, and the previous champion, Belmopan Blingz were ranked top in their pool and won the bye directly to the semi-final on Sunday. In the quarter final, Jaguars won over SQ Dragons, and home team, OW Bad News, won over Corozal Massives, to play against Toledo and Belmopan, respectively. After completing the women’s first round, the semi-finals were set with defending champions Moen Stars (1st seed), who went undefeated, vs OW Servivors, and Lady Jaguars vs Belmopan Bandits.
On Sunday morning, the men’s semi-finals featured Toledo Scorpions vs Jaguars in a highly anticipated male match. Jaguars overcame Toledo, 25-19, 25-23, to advance to the final against OW Bad News, who had pulled it off in the deciding set over Belmopan Blingz, 25-18, 14-25, 15-12. In the women’s division semi-finals, Moen Stars won over OW Servivors, 25-6, 25-8, and Lady Jaguars won over Belmopan Bandits, 25-16, 25-17, to set up the perpetual final between Lady Jaguars and Moen Stars.
The 3rd place female match was won by Belmopan Bandits, 25-14, 25-19, against OW Servivors, and the male match won by Toledo Scorpions against Belmopan Blingz in the deciding set, 20-25, 25-23, 15-10.
In the finals, Lady Jaguars managed to overcome their first round loss, and defeated Moen Stars, 25-13, 27-25, to become the 2016 Female National Champions. In the men’s division, it took Jaguars all 3 sets to win over the home town OW Bad News, 25-20, 21-25, 15-6, and win the National Championship.