All Set To Go at CAZOVA Junior Championship 2019
MARTINQUE, December 6, 2019 - Tournament Director, Daymian
Stewart and his Control Committee have given the all clear
for the staging of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA) Junior Championship at the La Ville de
Riviere Salee Palais Des Sport from Sunday, December 8 until
Friday, December 13.
This year’s event will be a double-gender championship with
both the Junior Men (Under-21) and Junior (Under-20) being
staged simultaneously for the seventh time, and first since
Barbados years ago.
The other years the tournament was held featuring both boys
and girls at the same time were 1997 (Barbados), 1999
(Jamaica), 2001 (Suriname), 2003 (Martinique), 2007 (US
Virgin Islands), and 2009 (Guadeloupe).
In 2005 Aruba hosted the Junior Men and T&T Junior Women,
while in Jamaica (men) and USVI (women) hosted in 2011
followed by Guadeloupe (men) and Martinique (women) in 2013.
Two years ago, Suriname staged the Junior men competition
while the women’s event also planned for Suriname that same
year was cancelled.
For this year’s event, six countries will compete in both
genders inclusive of host Martinique, neighbours Guadeloupe,
Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Curacao, and US Virgin
An following an inspection by Stewart along with the other
Control Committee members inclusive of Cheryl Rojer
(Chairman of Referee Commission), Brian Charles (Secretary
of Referee Commission), Ronald Regna (President of the
Martinique Volleyball Federation), Orson James (VIS
Delegate), Phillipe Lirus (Photographer), Margaret Graham
(Appeals Sub Committee).
Among the topics discussed and minor adjustments to be made
ahead of first serve on Sunday from 1 pm between Barbados
and Curacao in the Junior Men’s Championship were the layout
of the playing court using the correct colour white marking
tape instead of blue; the designated areas for players and
officials; roles of line judges, vis officials, ball
collectors and all volunteers as well protocols for all
Following this another meeting was held under the
supervision of Rojer and Charles with the referees, line
judges and scorers where they were giving a full explanation
of the use of the Electronic Scoring (E-Scoring System)
which will be in official use for the time in CAZOVA.