Winnipeg Welcomes NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship


WINNIPEG, Canada. August 27, 2019 – The NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship will be contested at the university of Winnipeg from September 2 to 7 with the participation of eight teams.


The top three ranked teams not already qualified will earn tickets to the NORCECA Final Four Olympic Qualification Tournament to be held in January.


Cuba is already qualified to the NORCECA Final Four, while United States was among the six qualified teams through the FIVB Men’s Tokyo Qualification Tournaments held in August 9-11.


The participating teams are:

In Pool A: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Suriname and in Pool B: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and United States.


The pool play will run from September 2-4 with the winners moving directly into the semifinal phase. The second and third placed teams will meet in crossed quarterfinals matches on September 5 with the semifinal and final matches contested on September 6-7.


Four matches will be played daily starting at 13:00 (local time). The first match of the tournament features Guatemala against Cuba.


The members of the NORCECA Control Committee will arrive on August 30 and the teams and international referees on August 31. The departure date for all the delegations and officers is September 8.


Preliminary Round Schedule:

September 2

13:00   Cuba v Guatemala

15:00    Mexico v Puerto Rico

18:00    United  States v Dominican Republic

20:00    Canada v Suriname


September 3

13:00   Puerto Rico v Suriname

15:00    Guatemala v United States

18:00    Cuba v Dominican Republic

20:00    Canada v Mexico


September 4

13:00   Mexico v Suriname

15:00    Dominican Republic v Guatemala

18:00    Cuba v United States

20:00    Canada v Puerto Rico