Women’s Pan American Cup is about to start
LIMA, Peru, June 8, 2013 – The Organizing Committee of the XII
Women’s Pan American Cup and the members of the Control
Committee from NORCECA and South American Confederations held a
joint meeting on Thursday night to review all the details
towards the start of the competition next Monday.
The meeting at Delfines Hotel in the Miraflores section of Lima
was chaired by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA and
the Pan American Union and Luis Linares, president of the
Peruvian Volleyball Federation.
For the first time in the history of the competition, the
preliminary phase of the event will take place in three
different cities –Iquitos, Huacho and Callao- and it is also the
first time a country from South America is hosting the annual
tournament, a qualifier to the FIVB Grand Prix.
After the introduction of the members of both committees, Marte
Hoffiz, designated the working groups for the three sites and
also explained the process to be implemented during the
preliminary enquiries of the teams as well as the qualification
The sub-commissions will be chaired by Colombian Rafael Lloreda
in Iquitos, Mexican Alberto Arreola in Huacho and the Dominican
Marte Hoffiz in Callao.
The two pool winners with best point-ratio will be granted with
tickets to the semifinals while the third pool winner will play
in the quarterfinals along with the second place finishers. He
informed that the top four NORCECA placed teams and the top two
South American teams will get spots in next year’s FIVB World
The two daily matches in Huacho and Callao will start at 18:00
and 20:00 while in Iquitos, where hosts Peru will be playing at
19:00 and 21:00.
Pool A in Callao consists of Argentina, Puerto Rico, Trinidad &
Tobago and United States while Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba and Peru
will be playing in Pool B in Iquitos. The teams of Pool C in
Huacho are Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico.