Men’s Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2012 – The seventh
edition of the Men’s Pan American Cup to take place in Santo
Domingo from July 9 to 14, was officially announced during a
press conference held at NORCECA headquarters on Thursday.
The eight-team competition will qualify the best ranked team,
not already included in the 2013 FIVB World League, to the 2012
WL Qualification Tournament later this year.
Teams competing in Pool A are: Argentina, Canada, Dominican
Republic and Trinidad & Tobago while teams in Pool B are:
Brazil, Mexico, United States and Venezuela.
The delegations are scheduled to arrive on Saturday with the
preliminary enquiry sessions and general technical meeting to be
held on Sunday.
The winners of the pools will advance directly to the semifinal
round while the teams placed in second and third place will
clash in crossed matches in the quarterfinals on July 12. The
semifinals and finals will be played on July 13-14.
With four gold medals under their belts –including three in a
row from 2008-10- USA are the most successful team in the
history of the competition. Mexico and defending champions
Brazil won the other two.
In last year’s edition at Gatineau, Canada, Brazil defeated
United States 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 28-26) to claim the gold
medal. The bronze medal went to hosts Canada following a
straight-set victory (25-14, 25-20, 25-21) over Puerto Rico.
The schedule has four daily matches with Monday’s opening action
kicking off with Argentina v Canada at 13:00 (local time),
followed by the clash between Brazil v Mexico at 15:00.
Venezuela will go against United States at 17:00 and Dominican
Republic will close the activities playing Trinidad & Tobago at
During the press conference, the Dominican Republic National
Federation introduced the members of the Men’s National Team led
by its captain Jose Caceres.
Preliminary Round Competition Schedule
Jul 09 Argentina v Canada
Jul 09 Dominican Republic v Trinidad & Tobago
Jul 10 Argentina v Trinidad & Tobago
Jul 10 Dominican Republic v Canada
Jul 11 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago
Jul 11 Dominican Republic v Argentina
Jul 09 Brazil v Mexico
Jul 09 United States v Venezuela
Jul 10 United States v Mexico
Jul 10 Brazil v Venezuela
Jul 11 Venezuela v Mexico
Jul 11 Brazil v United States
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2006 USA DOM CAN
2007 MEX PUR CUB
2008 USA CAN DOM
2009 USA CAN DOM
2010 USA ARG PUR
2011 BRA USA CAN
Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 4 1 0 5
MEX 1 0 0 1
BRA 1 0 0 1
CAN 0 2 2 4
DOM 0 1 2 3
PUR 0 1 1 2
ARG 0 1 0 1
CUB 0 0 1 1
TOT 6 6 6 18