U18 Pan Am Cup to start in Durango


DURANGO, Mexico, May 20, 2019 – The fifth edition of the U18 Girls’ Volleyball Pan American Cup will take place in Durango, Mexico from May 21 to 26 with teams battling for two tickets available to the age-group FIVB World Championship in Egypt.


The participants seeded in Pool A are Chile, Dominican Republic, Honduras and host Mexico while Peru, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guatemala will compete in Pool B. Peru is already qualified to Egypt.


The pool winners following a round-robin competition will advance directly to the semifinal phase and the teams placed second and third will face in crossed matches in the quarterfinals.


According to regulations, the top team from NORCECA Confederation will get an automatic ticket to the world championship with the second one going to the top ranked team regardless its confederation of origin. Peru and Chile belongs to the South American Confederation and the other six to NORCECA.


The United States and Canada are NORCECA teams already qualified to the world championship as winners and runners-up of last year Continental Championship held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Argentina, Brazil and Peru are the CSV teams with berths secured in Egypt.


The preliminary phase schedule is as follows:


May 21

14:00    Guatemala v Puerto Rico

16:00    Peru v Cuba

18:00    Chile v Dominican Republic

20:00    Mexico v Honduras


May 22

14:00    Honduras v Dominican Republic

16:00    Cuba v Guatemala

18:00    Puerto Rico v Peru

20:00    Mexico v Chile


May 23

14:00    Guatemala v Peru

16:00    Chile v Honduras

18:00    Cuba v Puerto Rico

20:00    Mexico v Dominican Republic


Past Podiums


Year    Gold    Silver   Bronze

2011     ARG      MEX      DOM

2013     BRA      PUR      DOM

2015     ARG      DOM     CUB

2017     COL      CUB      DOM