Five teams to play for U-23 Pan Am Supremacy


Langley, Canada, September 24, 2012 – The inaugural Men’s U-23 Pan American Cup, which runs September 25-30, will have teams from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and hosts Canada competing at the arena bowl of Langley Sports Centre.


Teams will compete for five days in a round-robin with the top two sides at the end of the series will play for the gold medal and teams placed third and fourth will decide the bronze.


Dominican Republic and Argentina will open the action on Tuesday at 18:00 (PDT) followed by the match between Mexico and Canada (20:00), with the latter represented by Trinity Western men’s volleyball team.


The U-23 Pan American Cup is a new competition created jointly by the NORCECA and the South American Volleyball Confederations under the umbrella of the Volleyball Pan American Union, and will feature the top teams from these zones.


The event has been developed to provide an additional competitive opportunity for developing national team players who may be on the cusp of making their first appearances with their respective country’s senior level national teams. Athletes must be born in 1990 or later to be eligible to compete.


The U-23 Pan American Cup will feature some of the best volleyball-playing countries in the Americas as four of the five attending countries have senior teams currently in the top 25 of the FIVB World Rankings. The event will feature the stars of tomorrow, with many athletes already, or on their way to, representing their countries at the senior level.


The members of the Control Committee arrived in Canada and immediately visited the facilities of the Langley Events Centre for their first meeting and preliminary inspection.


On Monday, the preliminary inquiry of the teams will take place at LEC with the General Technical Meeting at the Langley Civic Hall.


All the matches of the tournament will be streamed live online via PlayFullScreen at www.langleyeventscentre.com. The games will be available on a pay-per-view basis. Prices are $3.49 per game or $14.99 for the entire tournament.


Competition schedule:

Sept. 25 Dominican Republic v Argentina 18:00

Sept. 25 Canada v Mexico 20:00

Sept 26  Argentina v Mexico 18:00

Sept 26  Brazil v Dominican Republic 20:00

Sept 27  Brazil v Argentina 18:00

Sept 27  Canada v Dominican Republic 20:00

Sept 28  Mexico v Dominican Republic 18:00

Sept 28  Canada v Brazil 20:00

Sept 29  Brazil v Mexico

Sept 29  Canada v Argentina

Sept 30  Bronze Medal: Third v Fourth 15:00

Sept 30  Gold Medal: First v Second 17:00