The town of Santa Luzia, in the municipality of Tavira, once again hosted a great event, in a race to be counted for the 12th edition of the National Footvolley Championship.
There were 18 teams, including 36 athletes, who evolved during the two days of competition (July 22 and 23), on the beach of the sports complex installed in the Public Garden of Santa Luzia, and which counted on the participation of some of the main teams and values ??of the modality, with a record also for the participation of a team of the island of Madeira and teams of the south of Spain and of several young national and local teams, to show more and more all their potential and technical evolution and competitive.
The event started at the beginning of the afternoon of Saturday (July 22), around 3:00 p.m., with the Group Phase, with the teams to evolve until dawn inside, in a total of 32 games to determine the first 6 teams finalists .
On the second day of the stage, Sunday, July 23, the restart took place around 5:00 p.m., with a Special Stage of Qualification, with 6 decisive games in the aspirations of the teams still in the race. In result of the games scheduled in this phase, the teams Hernâni Baptista / Miguel Pita (Imortal DC) and Mário Segura / Luisma Gomez (AF Huelva) moved on.
Already with the competitive quarterfinals of the Final Quarter, the competition continued with only the 8 finalists in the competition. As a result of the 4 matches played, they went to the semi-finals, Beto Correia / Miguel Pinheiro (CD Póvoa), Jorge Gamboa / Júlio Alves (CD Póvoa), Filipe Santos / Vitor Vilaça (CD Póvoa) and David Peres / Jaime Costo (Farense).
While in the first semi-finals game that saw two 'poveiras' teams, Beto Correia / Miguel Pinheiro had to sweat to solve the match in 3 sets (15x11 | 14x16 | 15x6) against the good replica of their homonyms Jorge Gamboa / Julio Alves, in the second game, the 'poveiros' Filipe Santos / Vitor Vilaça, solved the match in two sets with no response (15x13 | 15x8) against the Farense team David Peres / Jaime Costo and went on to play all decisions.
In a party atmosphere and great animation, the big Final of the stage was reached, on the one hand Beto Correia / Miguel Pinheiro, on the other Filipe Santos / Vitor Vilaça, both of the two representatives of CD Póvoa. It only took 2 sets to find the big winners. Beto Correia / Miguel Pinheiro came to a deserved victory for the 18x12 and 18x10s, leaving as well as the great winners of this 3rd stage of the National Footvolley Championship 2017.
The greatest emotions and moments of the sport were in the red, exhilarating the very public present, which was following and vibrating game by game during the two days of the race.
The championship continues on the weekend of August 5 and 6 in Quarteira, municipality of Loulé.
In an organization of the Clube Recreio e Desporto Santaluziense under the supervision of the National Footvolley Federation, the main supporters of the event were the Municipality of Tavira, Santa Luzia Parish Council, A Bola TV, as well as other local partners.