SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 26, 2016 – The XV Women’s
Pan American Cup, a qualifier to next year’s FIVB World Grand
Prix, will take place in Santo Domingo, the capital of the
Dominican Republic, from July 2 to 10 with the participation of
The Organizing Committee for the annual competition, presided
over by Major General Elvis Marcelino Felix Perez, took the oath
administered by Ramon Garcia, president of the Dominican
Republic Volleyball Federation in a ceremony held at the
Officials Club of the Dominican Air Force on Wednesday.
The members of the organizing committee present at the ceremony
included also Luis Mejia Oviedo, president of the Dominican
Olympic Committee, Jorge Minaya, Minister of Youth, Cristobal
Marte Hoffiz, President of NORCECA Confederation, and Nelson
Ramirez, general secretary of the local volleyball federation.
Major General Felix Perez, Chief of the Dominican Air Force,
welcomed the special guests to the ceremony as well as the media
covering the event while announcing that several private
corporations and public agencies will contribute to the success
of the event.
He expressed his gratitude to the Dominican Federation for
selecting him to lead the organization of the premier annual
women’s volleyball event in the American hemisphere.
Marte Hoffiz announced that Dominican Republic will compete in
Pool A alongside Puerto Rico, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and
Venezuela while Pool B will consist of United States, Argentina,
Cuba, Peru, Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago.
Pool play will take place from July 2 to 6 with a rest day on
July 7 followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on July
8, 9 and 10. Pool winners will advance directly to the semifinal
phase and the second and third placed teams will compete in the
quarterfinals. Teams will arrive on June 30 and will depart on
July 11. Matches will be played at Ricardo Arias Gymnasium and
at San Carlos Pavilion.
Santo Domingo previously hosted the fourth edition of the
Women’s Pan American Cup in 2005.
In the history of the competition, United States and Cuba have
won the title on four occasions while Brazil and Dominican
Republic have won it three times.
The Dominicans lead in podium positions with 13.