Mexico and Dominican Republic prepare for FIVB WCHs


TIJUANA, Mexico, March 7, 2013 – Female teams of Dominican Republic and Mexico will take part in the Baja California International Volleyball Cup from March 8-10 as part of their preparation for the age-group FIVB World Championships in Thailand and Czech Republic later this year.


Mexico is entering a team comprising U-18 and U-20 players while Dominican Republic will participate with its U-20 unit. The other two teams are the Junior and Youth teams of Baja California that will take part in the Mexican Junior Olympic Festival in April-May.


The event is also serving as a warm-up for the Women’s U-20 Pan American Cup scheduled in Havana, Cuba from March 16-24 where one ticket to the Czech Republic event will be up for grabs among those teams already not qualified.


Saul Castro Verdugo, Director of Baja California Sport Institute and FIVB Executive Vice President welcomed the athletes at the Multi-purpose Gymnasium of the High Performance Center on Thursday.


The ceremony was also attended by Alberto Arreola, vice president of the Mexican Volleyball Federation and the Etanislao Vachino and Marcos Kwiek, the team managers of Mexico and Dominican Republic respectively.


Competition Schedule


16:30 Dominican Republic v Baja California U-18

18:00 Mexico v Baja California U-20



10:00 Baja California U-18 v Mexico

11:30 Baja California U-20 v Dominican Republic

13:00 Baja California U-20 v Baja California U-18

14:30 Mexico v Dominican Republic

17:00 Semifinal 1 2nd Place v 3rd Place

18:30 Semifinal 2 1st Place v 4th Place



09:00 Loser SF 1 v Loser SF 2

11:00 Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2