Playa Dorada hosted the Second Annual Caribbean Beach Volleyball Series on Saturday, 8 November and Sunday, 9 November. The event began on Saturday at Playa Dorada beach and at 5pm the Conde Nast Bridal Media “Sparkle in Sand” final competition took place where two chosen couples competed digging in the sand for a US$5,000 diamond wedding ring and a romantic getaway to Puerto Plata. Top teams from ten regional US tournaments contended for the final cash prize of US$1,000 and the Caribbean Challenge Trophy. The Ministry of Tourism and the Puerto Plata Association of Hotels hosted a Dominican night on Saturday evening. On Sunday, 9 November, the top men’s and women’s teams were honored with the US$1,000 cash prize and Caribbean Challenge Trophy at an awards presentation. Among the highlighted players that participated were: Megan Wallin (Siesta Key, FL), Ola Wolak (Jersey City, NJ), Adam Roberts (Myrtle Beach, SC), Mike DiPierro (Pompano Beach, FL), Jake Elliott (Mt Pleasant, SC), Kim Whitney (Dunedin, FL), and Tara Kuk (Clearwater, FL).