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Competition spikes at Pendleton’s beach volleyball tournament

By Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | August 02, 2012

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Members of "Team Heavy Hitters" from Wounded Warrior Battalion - West play volleyball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

Members of "Team Heavy Hitters" from Wounded Warrior Battalion - West play volleyball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca)


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A player from another team watches as members of "Team Fubar" from Wounded Warrior Battalion - West and "Team POG" from Headquarters and Support Battalion compete during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

A player from another team watches as members of "Team Fubar" from Wounded Warrior Battalion - West and "Team POG" from Headquarters and Support Battalion compete during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca)


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Members of "Team Blacklist" (right)  from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 and "Team Kick My Ace" (left)  from 9th Communications Battalion compete in an intense game of volleyball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

Members of "Team Blacklist" (right) from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 and "Team Kick My Ace" (left) from 9th Communications Battalion compete in an intense game of volleyball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca)


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A member of "Team Blacklist" from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 spikes the ball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

A member of "Team Blacklist" from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 spikes the ball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca)


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A member of "Team Blacklist" from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 serves the ball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

A member of "Team Blacklist" from Marine Air and Support Squadron 3 serves the ball during the Commanding Generals Cup's Beach Volleyball Tournament at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca)


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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --  Marines and sailors competed in a beach volleyball tournament during the 2012 Commanding General’s Cup at Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar Beach, Aug. 1.

Throughout the CG’s Cup, most events will take place on the field or in a gymnasium. However, hosting the cup on the beach offers a variety of different sports to be played such as horseshoes, tug-o-war and surfing competitions.

“A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work,” said Eddie F. Bolanos, a sports coordinator for Marine Corps Community Services Camp Pendleton.

This year’s event held a total of 18 teams, 10 four-person teams and eight two-person teams. Each unit has their own standard operating procedures on releasing Marines for these types of events.

Each unit should have a representative that is responsible for communicating with the command to get more Marines and sailors out to these types of events, Bolanos said. If operational commitments dictate, commands may not be able to send service members to these events.

During the Commanding Generals Cup service members competed for points in more than 30 events including, surfing competitions, combat water polo, paintball, a tactical athlete challenge, and other key athletic events. At the conclusion of the series, the unit with the most awarded points will receive up to $21,000 toward their unit's recreational funds.

Ninth Communications Battalion placed first in the four-person competition, and 11th Marine Regiment took first in the two-person event.

For more information on the Commanding General’s Cup events, visit www.mccscp.com/athletics or contact the athletics department at (760) 763-0453.

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