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Volleyball of Central American Games begins on Monday

 

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, March 10, 2013 - Teams from the seven Central American countries will compete in the double gender volleyball tournament of the X Central American Games to be held in the National Gym of San Jose, Costa Rica from March 10-16.

 

In the womenís division Costa Rica is the reigning champion since 2001 and they have obtained the title in six of the eight editions of the games. Panama finished first in the menís division during the previous edition held at home in 2010; they have a total of three titles along with Guatemala.

 

Teams will compete under a Pool Play format where the top teams in each group will pass directly to the semifinals while the second and third place teams cross over in the quarterfinals.

 

The medal matches are set for Saturday 16.

 

Womenís Division

 

Pool A: El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica Pool B: Panama, Belize, Nicaragua and Honduras.

 

Menís Division

 

Pool A: Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica Pool B: Panama, Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

 

Preliminary Round Schedule

 

Womenís Pool A

 

Monday 11: Costa Rica v El Salvador

Tuesday 12: Guatemala v El Salvador

Wednesday 13: Costa Rica v Guatemala

 

Womenís Pool B

Monday 11: Panama v Belize, Nicaragua v Honduras

Tuesday 12: Panama v Honduras, Nicaragua v Belize

Wednesday 13: Panama v Nicaragua, Honduras v Belize

 

Menís Pool A

Monday 11: Costa Rica v Honduras

Tuesday 12: El Salvador v Honduras

Wednesday 13: Costa Rica v El Salvador

 

Menís Pool B

Monday 11: Panama v Belize, Guatemala v Nicaragua

Tuesday 12: Panama v Nicaragua, Guatemala v Belize

Wednesday 13: Panama v Guatemala, Nicaragua v Belize

 

Year by Year Podiums

 

Women

Year    Gold     Silver    Bronze

1973    PAN     GUA       CRC          

1977    CRC     PAN        ESA      

1986    CRC     NCA       GUA     

1990    CRC     HON       GUA

1994    CRC     NCA        PAN

1997    HON     CRC       NCA

2001    CRC     GUA        NCA

2005   Not held

2010    CRC      NCA        PAN

 

Men

Year   Gold     Silver    Bronze

1973   PAN      GUA      ESA

1977   GUA      PAN      CRC

1986   GUA      CRC      NCA

1990   CRC      NCA      HON

1994   PAN      HON      CRC

1997   GUA      HON      BIZ

2001   CRC      HON      ESA

2005   Not held

2010   PAN      CRC       HON