Men’s Pan American Cup starts next Friday

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 2, 2021 – Teams of Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico, Canada, Suriname and host Dominican Republic will compete in the Men’s Pan American Cup starting on Friday at Ricardo Arias Volleyball Palace in Santo Domingo.


The teams are scheduled to go through the preliminary inspection performed by the members of the Control Committee on Thursday morning at NORCECA’s meeting room in Santo Domingo.


The inspection process consists basically of the approval of players’ eligibility and the check of the different sets of teams’ uniforms to be used during the competition. Teams’ managers and coaches as well as medical doctor or physiotherapists will receive information about training and playing schedules, transportation and other topics related to the competition.


The event is slated to begin on Friday and consists of a preliminary round robin to define the seeding of the teams for the semifinals.


Teams ranked fifth and sixth will meet before the semifinals for the decision of the last two places. The teams seeded from first to fourth will play in the semifinals on September 8 with 1st seeded against 4th seeded and 3rd against 2nd. The winners will play for the gold medal and the losers for the bronze on September 9.


The schedule for the preliminary round is the following:


Friday September 3

15:00 Suriname v Canada

17:00 United States v Mexico

19:00 Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico


Saturday September 4

15:00 Mexico v Canada

17:00 United States v Puerto Rico

19:00 Dominican Republic v Suriname


Sunday September 5

15:00 Suriname v Mexico

17:00 Puerto Rico v Canada

19:00 Dominican Republic v United States


Monday September 6

15:00 United States v Suriname

17:00 Mexico v Puerto Rico

19:00 Dominican Republic v Canada


Tuesday September 7

15:00 Puerto Rico v Suriname

17:00 Canada v United States

19:00 Dominican Republic v Mexico


Wednesday September 8

15:00 Fifth v Sixth

17:00 Second v Third

19:00 First v Fourth


Thursday September 9

17:00 Bronze Medal

19:00 Gold Medal