U-20 Pan Am Cup in Havana next Monday
HAVANA, Cuba, March 14, 2013 – The Women’s U-20 Pan American
Cup, where one last ticket to the FIVB Junior World Championship
is available, will take place at Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum from
March 18 to 23.
Four teams already qualified to the world event in Czech
Republic next June –Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and
Mexico- are grouped in Pool A while the non-qualified Chile,
Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and hosts Cuba compose Pool B.
The top ranked team of the preliminary round in Pool B will be
granted the ticket to the world championship, following a
decision of the Volleyball Pan American Union.
The top two ranked teams in Pool A will advance directly to the
semifinals while the third and fourth placed sides will meet in
the quarterfinals with the top two ranked teams in Pool B.
The organizing committee of the tournament is presided over by
Eugenio George Laffita, president of the Cuban National
Federation, assisted by Ariel Sainz, recently appointed as
volleyball national commissioner.
The members of the control committee are expected in Havana next
Friday with teams and referees arriving one day later.
The first edition of the U-20 Pan American Cup was held in Lima,
Peru in 2011 with Peru, Dominican Republic and Cuba finishing on
the podium in that same order.
Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and El Salvador were the others
The schedule for the preliminary round is the following:
14:00 Chile v Puerto Rico
16:00 Mexico v Colombia
18:00 Dominican Republic v Peru
20:00 Cuba v Costa Rica
14:00 Peru v Colombia
16:00 Dominican Republic v Mexico
18:00 Costa Rica v Puerto Rico
20:00 Cuba v Chile
14:00 Dominican Republic v Colombia
16:00 Costa Rica v Chile
18:00 Mexico v Peru
20:00 Cuba v Puerto Rico