Schedule set for U-23 Pan Am Cup

With less than a week to go before the opening serve of the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, the Langley Events Centre

With less than a week to go before the opening serve of the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, the Langley Events Centre and its partners officially announced the competition schedule.

The six-day tournament, which will feature teams from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Dominicana and Canada, will be comprised of a complete round robin over the first five days – with games being played at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – followed by three playoff games on the sixth and final day of competition.

After the round robin portion of the tournament, each of the six teams will play a playoff game Sept. 30. The top two teams from the round robin will play in the gold medal game (5 p.m.), the third and fourth place teams will play in the bronze medal game (3 p.m.) and the fifth and sixth place teams will play in the fifth place game (1 p.m.). All games will be played in the arena at the Langley Events Centre.

Canada, which will be represented by the Trinity Western University men’s volleyball team, will open the tournament against Mexico Sept. 25. The Spartans, who will don the maple leaf for the second time in as many years – having represented Canada last fall at the 2011 FIVB Club World Championship in Doha, Qatar –, have a schedule that will feature marquee matches in the latter portion of the week as they will play volleyball power Brazil Sept. 28 and highly-touted Argentina Sept. 29.

In another not-to-be-missed feature match-up, Brazil and Argentina will play Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Canada’s Schedule (all of Canada’s round robin games start at 8 p.m.)

Sept. 25 – Canada vs. Mexico

Sept. 26 – Canada vs. Venezuela

Sept. 27 – Canada vs. Dominicana

Sept. 28 – Canada vs. Brazil

Sept. 29 – Canada vs. Argentina

Sept. 30 – Playoffs

The U-23 Pan American Cup will feature some of the best volleyball-playing countries in the Americas as five of the six attending countries have senior teams currently in the top 25 of the FIVB World Rankings. The event will feature the stars of tomorrow, with many potential competitors on their way to eventually representing their countries at the senior level.

Teams Competing

FIVB Senior Rankings as per August 13, 2012

Brazil – FIVB Senior Ranking – 1st

Argentina – FIVB Senior Ranking – 9th

Canada – FIVB Senior Ranking – 18th

Venezuela – FIVB Senior Ranking – 20th

Mexico – FIVB Senior Ranking – 23rd

Dominicana – FIVB Senior Ranking – 93rd


FIVB Junior & Youth Rankings as per January 4, 2012

Argentina – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 2nd

Brazil – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 6th

Canada – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 19th

Venezuela – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 19th

Mexico – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 25th

Dominicana – FIVB Junior & Youth Ranking – 28th

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