NORCECA Qualifier to be held in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 29, 2012 – The FIVB
Men’s World Championship Qualification Tournament NORCECA First
Round Group C will take place at the Ricardo Arias Pavilion of
Santo Domingo on November 3-4.
Teams of U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti, Guadeloupe and hosts
Dominican Republic will compete in a round-robin event with the
top three teams advancing to next year’s second round.
First and second placed sides will play for the top position
while teams placed third and fourth will define the remaining
ticket to the 2013 phase.
Dominican Republic is currently the number 10 in NORCECA’s
rankings while U.S. Virgin Islands is next, among the
participating teams, at 15th place followed by Haiti (28) and
The home team won the bronze medal at the Men’s Pan American Cup
last July and then took part in the 2013 FIVB World League
losing to The Netherlands both matches by 3-0 (25-22, 25-22,
25-21) and 3-2 (25-27, 25-21, 24-26, 30-28, 16-14).
The NORCECA-C event is the seventh of eight men’s tournaments
scheduled in 2012 and the early start of the qualification
process is part of the global development plan of the
confederation by giving more opportunities of competing to the
less developed countries.
Previous events were held in Saint Lucia, El Salvador, British
Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, French Saint Martin and Cayman
The competition calendar is as follows:
09:00 Dominican Republic v Guadeloupe
11:00 U.S. Virgin Islands v Haiti
18:00 U.S. Virgin Islands v Guadeloupe
20:00 Dominican Republic v Haiti
09:00 Haiti v Guadeloupe
11:00 Dominican Republic v U.S. Virgin Islands
18:00 Third v Fourth
20:00 First v Second
Results of past events
Group B at St Lucia (April 27-29)
1. St Lucia, 2. St Vincent & Grenadines, 3.
Grenada, 4. St Eustatius
Group G at
El Salvador (May 18-20)
1. Honduras, 2. Panamá, 3. El Salvador, 4.
Turks & Caicos
Group F at
British Virgin Islands (June 6-8)
1. Dominica, 2. St Kitts & Nevis, 3. British Virgin Islands,
Group H at
Costa Rica (July 27-29)
1. Guatemala, 2. Costa Rica, 3. Nicaragua, 4. Belize
Group D at
French St Martin (August 31-September 2)
1. Antigua & Barbuda, 2. French St Martin, 3. Anguilla, 4. Dutch
St Marteen, 5. Bermuda
Group E at
Cayman Islands (October 6-7)
Barbados, 3. Aruba, 4. Cayman Islands