Thrilling Central American Women's Championship


CITY OF BELIZE, Belize, August 8, 2018. - With only three matches away from the closing of the XX Central American Senior Women's Championship taking place in Belize, reigning Central American queens Costa Rica, champions since 1993 with 13 consecutive titles, depend on a combination of results to revalidate their title.


Costa Rica needs to win against El Salvador and that Belize loses to Guatemala. Costa Rica plays against El Salvador, who surprisingly could automatically win their first ever Central American championship by beating Costa Rica.


If Costa Rica and Belize beat their opponents, it will depend on the score in sets to determine the champion of the XX Central American Senior Women’s Championship:  Belize currently tops Costa Rica by one point, Belize secures the title by winning to Guatemala 3- 0, or by the same score that Costa Rica will win.


Belize has made a historical feat by reaching the Central American podium for the first time ever and finishing in their best position (6th place in 1997, 1999, 2014).


Guatemala could still reach the podium, by defeating Belize and if El Salvador beats Costa Rica, but is out of the title race.