NORCECA Women’s Championship Final arrangements


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 6, 2019.- Final arrangements are taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the beginning of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship to be held at Roberto Clemente Coliseum from October 8 to 13.


The Organizing Committee and members of the NORCECA Control Committee held a joint meeting on Sunday to review all the arrangements and details of the competition that starts on Tuesday.


The meeting was chaired by NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz who in addition of giving the welcoming words, stressed the importance of the biennial event that this year is one of the stages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification tournaments.


Dr. Cesar Trabanco President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation expressed the excitement and attention drawn toward the event as United States, ranked No. 2 of the world, and Dominican Republic known as “Las Reinas del Caribe” have confirmed to compete with same teams that just finished the FIVB World Cup in Japan and the arrival Cuba that hasn’t been in Puerto Rico since 2005.


The training and preliminary inquiries schedules were checked out, as well as transportation, meals and lodging details. The meeting was followed by an inspection visit to the venue.


The NORCECA championship crowns the best team from the North American, Central America and the Caribbean and the top three ranked teams at the end of the competition not already qualified to the final stage of the NORCECA Qualification Tournament to the Tokyo 2020 Games to be held next January.