Twelve teams take part in women’s Pan Am Cup
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 30, 2016 – The actions
of the XV Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup trigger off on
Saturday with twelve teams from NORCECA and South America
battling for six spots to the different groups of next year’s
FIVB World Grand Prix.
Defending champions United States and hosts and runner-ups
Dominican Republic lead the package of teams as the competition
gets underway on July 2 with six daily matches scheduled during
the round-robin preliminary phase.
Pool A consists of Dominican Republic, Canada, Colombia, Mexico,
Puerto Rico and Venezuela while Pool B is composed by United
States, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago.
Opening day features Canada meeting Colombia and Argentina
playing Costa Rica at 14:00, followed by the matches of Cuba vs.
Trinidad & Tobago and United States vs. Peru at 16:00. Puerto
Rico takes on Mexico at 18:00 and Dominican Republic faces
Venezuela at 20:00.
United States and Cuba have won the Pan American Cup on four
occasions while Brazil and Dominican Republic have won the gold
medal three times. Dominican Republic has finished on the podium
in all but one of the fourteen previous editions.
This is the second time Santo Domingo is hosting the premier
women’s volleyball annual competition for the two confederations
in the American continent. The previous one was in 2005.
Teams arrived in Santo Domingo on Thursday and the preliminary
inspections of the passports, uniforms and medical forms will be
conducted on Friday by the members of the Control Committee,
followed by the general technical meeting to be held at Barcelo
Santo Domingo Hotel.
Two daily matches will take place at San Carlos Club Pavilion
and the four others will be played at Ricardo Arias Gymnasium, a
6,000 seat facility located at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic
Center in Santo Domingo.
The top ranked teams from each pool at the conclusion of the
preliminary phase will get passes to the semifinal phase while
the teams ranked second and third will meet in crossed matches
in the quarterfinals to be held on July 8, after a rest-day.
Semifinals and Finals, as well as qualification matches will
take place on July 9-10.
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2002 CUB DOM CAN
2003 USA DOM CUB
2004 CUB USA DOM
2005 CUB DOM BRA
2006 BRA CUB DOM
2007 CUB BRA DOM
2008 DOM BRA ARG
2009 BRA DOM PUR
2010 DOM PER USA
2011 BRA DOM USA
2012 USA BRA CUB
2013 USA DOM ARG
2014 DOM USA PUR
2015 USA DOM ARG
Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 4 2 2 8
CUB 4 1 2 7
DOM 3 7 3 13
BRA 3 1 3 7
PER 0 1 0 1
ARG 0 0 3 3
PUR 0 0 2 2
CAN 0 0 1 1