Dig This, Beaches and Vacos represent the cream of the eight-team crop featured in the NMI Volleyball Association/Godfathers House Bar's Co-Ed Sunset Beach Volleyball Tournament, which started back on Jan. 11 on Fiesta Resort & Spa's sand courts.
The frontrunner squads made it unscathed through the second round of play last Friday and got automatic finals bids this Friday evening at 5pm.
Dig This, Beaches advanced over the Managaha Boyz, 15-8, and, 15-6; while Vacos defeated Harapwang Face also in two sets, 15-6, and, 15-12.
The lower bracket results include team Managaha and Monam'Ko living on to fight another day.
Managaha ousted Something Fishy, 15-3, and, 15-9; while Monam'Ko eliminated team Fiesta Resort & Spa, 15-10, and, 15-7.
Managaha will take on the Managaha Boyz and Harapwang Face collides with Monam'Ko in this Friday's lower bracket matches.
Matches were formatted as a best-of-three set series with game point for the first two matches set at 15 with a cap of 21 with the third set played out as a race to seven with the cap removed; up to six players can be on a team and four required on the court with coed rules in effect at all times.
Modest cash prizes, in-kind gifts, and bragging rights go to the overall winners; the finals are scheduled for February 15.
Fiesta, Brabu, KZMI 103.9 FM, and Gold's Gym also sponsor the event. The proceeds benefit NMIVA's youth volleyball development programs and international travel.