Santo Domingo to host Men’s Pan Am Cup
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 7, 2012 – The seventh edition of the Men’s Pan American Cup will take place in Santo Domingo from July 9 to 14.
The eight-team competition will qualify the best ranked team, not already included in the 2013 FIVB World League, to the 2012 WL Qualification Tournament later this year.
Teams competing in Pool A are: Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago while teams in Pool B are: Brazil, Mexico, United States and Venezuela.
The delegations are scheduled to arrive on Saturday with the preliminary enquiry sessions and general technical meeting to be held on Sunday.
With four gold medals under their belts –including three in a row from 2008-10- USA are the most successful team in the history of the competition. Mexico and defending champions Brazil won the other two.
In last year’s edition at Gatineau, Canada, Brazil defeated United States 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 28-26) to claim the gold medal. The bronze medal went to hosts Canada following a straight-set victory (25-14, 25-20, 25-21) over Puerto Rico.
The schedule has four daily matches with Monday’s opening action kicking off with Argentina v Canada at 13:00 (local time), followed by the clash between Brazil v Mexico at 15:00. Venezuela will go against United States at 17:00 and Dominican Republic will close the activities playing Trinidad & Tobago at 19:00.
Preliminary Round Competition Schedule
Year Gold Silver Bronze
Team Gold Silver Bronze Total