The Bahamas men’s national volleyball fell short in their bid to regain the CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association) Championships that they last held in 2012, losing to host Suriname in the championship game Suriname took the last point to strike gold for the first time in the 27-year history of in the Men’s CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association) Championships. Playing before a packed and jovial home base, many of the jubilant fans stormed the floor when their team completed the historic 25-20, 13-25, 25-22, 25-23 triumph over Bahamas Princtanique Wilson, Byron Ferguson II, and Renaldo Knowles were impressive with 13, 14 and 15 points for the Bahamas.
The Bahamas 2012 champs actually had the slight (50-49) edge in kills and service winners (3-2), but Suriname led 12-8 in blocked shots in the 103-minute contest. Bahamas won three of their five matches in the tournament, but lost both times against Suriname, including their classic during the round-robin stage which not only went five sets BUT was the longest match of the competition, two hour-29 minute contest finished after 1 a.m. Trinidad and Tobago finished 3rd, ten-time champs Barbados were fourth and winless Haiti brought up the rear. Bahamas’ only individual prize was the one presented to Renaldo Knowles for Best Receiver.