CAZOVA will have new U-20 champion
MARTINIQUE, December 7, 2019 - A new champion will be
crowned when the 2019 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association
Junior Women (Under-20) Championship takes place at the La
Ville de Riviere Salee Palais Des Sports from Sunday
December 8 until Friday December 13.
This is because last event’s first-time winners Haiti will
not be defending their title they won by defeating Barbados
in their own back-yard ford the title.
This will leave the door open for record six-time
champions, Trinidad and Tobago, Guadeloupe and host
Martinique to make a charge towards adding to their
respective titles won.
The T&T young women previous were winners in 1997, 2001,
2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011/2012.
However, on their last visit to Martinique in 2013, they
ended in the runner-up spot to the host to add to a similar
silver medal placing in 2009, behind then host Guadeloupe.
For the six-team preliminary round, Barbados will face
bitter rivals Trinidad and Tobago and Guadeloupe in Group
B while Martinique comes up against Curacao and US Virgin
Islands in Group A.
At the end of the group round-robin stage the top team will
qualify straight to the semifinals while the second and
third placed teams will meet in cross-over quarterfinals to
determine the two other semifinalist.
At the end of the tournament from the winners will advance
to the NORCECA Continental Championship qualifiers for next
FIVB age-group World Championships.
Tournament groups and fixtures:
Sunday, December 8: Martinique vs Curacao, 6pm
Monday, December 9: Martinique vs US Virgin Islands, 8pm
Tuesday, December 10: Curacao vs US Virgin Islands 4pm
Sunday, December 8: Barbados vs Trinidad and Tobago, 3pm
Monday, December 9: Guadeloupe vs Trinidad and Tobago, 2pm
Tuesday, December 10; Barbados vs Guadeloupe, 6pm
Wednesday, December 11: Quarterfinals: 2A vs 3B; 2B vs 3A
Thursday, December 12: Fifth Place: Quarterfinal Loser 1 vs
Quarterfinal Loser 2 and Semifinals
Friday, December 13: Third: Semifinal Loser 1 vs Semifinal
Final: Semifinal Winner 1 vs Semifinal Winner 2