Report 2009

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PRESIDENT REPORT


NORCECA VOLLEYBALL CONFEDERATION Activities Report 2009 By Lic. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz NORCECA´s President

We have the privileged of presenting to the FIVB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION MEETING, the following 2009 Activities

Report of the NORCECA Volleyball Confederation, as well as, the presentation of the updated competition calendars for the years 2010 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Regional, Continental, Intercontinental and International FIVB Events, that received the support from NORCECA Staff and Technical Personnel, in order to ensure the organization of events according to FIVB Regulations.


During and 2009, NORCECA held all its Commission Meetings as programmed in NORCECA Headquarters during the months of February, September and November. NORCECA´s Sport Organizing Commission, Refereeing, Beach Volleyball, Technical and Coaches, Medical, Press, Marketing, Legal and Finance held their meetings in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as scheduled. NORCECA Headquarters, continue to update its modern facility for its administration, equipped with the latest technology available and sufficient office space to served comfortably and host the annual Executive Committee and Board of Administration Meeting. Today NORCECA permanent staff counts with a total of 12 members, complying with NORCECA organizational and operational charts.


NORCECA`S ORGANIZATIONAL & OPERATIONAL CHART NATIONAL FEDERATION COORDINATOR MRS. ARATEIDE CACERES BEACH VOLLEYBALL DEPARTMENT MR. ARNALDO SANCHEZ MRS. INDHIRA RAMIREZ

NORCECA SECRETARIAT MRS. MARTA GUTIERREZ

EXTERNAL AUDITORS ERNST & YOUNG

NORCECA CONGRESS NORCECA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / BOARD ADMINISTRATION

FINANCIAL MANAGER LIC. OLGA RIVAS., CPA

INTERNAL ACCOUNTANT LIC. MIGUELINA MARTINEZ, CPA

PRESIDENT MR. CRISTOBAL MARTE HOFFIZ CONFEDERATION PRESS OFFICER DR. ROOSEVELT COMARAZAMY

INFO. TECNOLOGY / VIS & INTERNET MR. CAYACOA MOQUETE

SECRETARY GENERAL JOSE LUIS JIMENEZ LAO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROF. NELSON RAMIREZ

SPORT EVENTS RAMON GARCIA SPORT EVENTS COORDINATOR HUMBERTO PAGAN M.

TECHNICAL PROF. BEATO MIGUEL CRUZ

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

SUPPORT PERSONAL & STAFF MRS. PAMELA ABREU MR. DENNY CEPEDES

CENTRAL ZONE

DEVELOPMENT MARK TENNANT

CAZOVA ZONE

AFECAVOL ZONE

ECVA ZONE COMMISSIONS

SPORT ORGANIZING MC.SAUL CASTRO VERDUGO PRESIDENT

MARKETING MR. WAYNE ROBERTSON PRESIDENT

PRESS AND MASS MEDIA MR. RENALDO BODDEN PRESIDENT

TECHNICAL AND COACHES MR. EUGENIO GEORGE L. PRESIDENT

FINANCE MR. JOHN GRIFFITH PRESIDENT

REFEREEING PROF.JOSE R. PEREZ VENTO PRESIDENT

BEACH VOLLEYBALL MR. ARNALDO SANCHEZ PRESIDENT

MEDICAL COMMISSION DR. ANDRES PIÑA PRESIDENT

LEGAL COMMISSION DR. GIOVANNI GAUTREAUX PRESIDENT


Board of Administration Sr. Cristóbal MARTE HOFFIZ (DOM) President

Ing. Marta CENTENO de SAJCHÉ (GUA) Vice-President Central America

Members: Lic. Angel IGLESIAS (CUB) Mr. Douglas BEAL (USA) Ing. Bertha CUADRA CUADRA (NIC) Mr. Rupert SORHAINDO (DMA) Ing. Nelson Perez (PUR)

Honorary Members MC. Saul CASTRO VERDUGO (MEX) Executive Vice-President

Mustaque MOHAMMED (TRI) Vice-President Carribean

Prof.José Luis Jiménez(CRC) General Secretary

Mr. Hugh Wong (CAN) Vice-President North America

Mr. Jesus PRIETO (PUR) Treasurer

Mr. Glenn Quinlan (SKT) President ECVA ZONE

Ing. Jacques JOACHIM (HAI) Mr. Edgar ALVARADO (CRC)


Executive Director /Comp. Coordinator

Prof. Nelson Jose RAMIREZ (DOM)

FINANCIAL MANAGER Lic. Olga Rivas (DOM)

Referees Coordinator Prof. José Sanler (CUB

Sport Events Coordinator Humberto Pagan (PUR)

Sport Events Ramon A. GARCIA (DOM) NORCECA PRESS OFFICER Dr. Roosevelt COMARAZAMY (DOM)

Referees Coordinator Prof. José R. PEREZ VENTO (PUR)

Commission's Presidents •Sport Organizing Mc. Saúl CASTRO VERDUGO (MEX) •Medical Dr. Andrés PIÑA DEL ROSARIO (DOM) •Beach Volleyball Arnaldo Sánchez (PUR) •Technical Development & Coaches Prof. Eugenio GEORGE (CUB) •Refereeing Prof. José Ramón PÉREZ VENTO (PUR)

•Press & Media Mr. Renaldo Bodden (DOM) •Marketing (VACANCY) Finances Jesus PRIETO (PUR) •Legal Dr. Giovanni A. Gautreaux (DOM)


Finances 2009 Finance Commission Meeting received from NORCECA´s Finance Department the Internal 2008 Finance Report, being reviewed by the Commission Members and remitted, after its approval, to our external auditors, Ernst & Young, for the final audit to be performed on NORCECA’s 2008 Financial Statement and Accounts. We must outline that during the 2008 NORCECA’s Budget was strictly followed, that NORCECA affiliated National Federations complied with the payment of their affiliation fees and that all competitions were developed according to the foreseen budget registration. NORCECA`S income allowed to create a special reserve in order to assist, financially, NORCECA’s Caribbean and Central American affiliated National Federations programs in 2009, to host the Regional Caribbean and Central American Youth and Junior Championships, as well as, to host the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournaments, First and Second Round.


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NORCECA's website and Newsletters continues as an indispensable important tool for the promotion and information of NORCECA activities and competitions at a continental and world wide level. During 2009 more than 160 Newsletters traveled around the world informing NORCECA's activities and competitions that were followed by more than 250,000 subscribers. NORCECA's website constitutes today one of the leading volleyball information websites, being up to date with information and results of NORCECA's Zonal, Regional, Continental and International Championships and Tournaments. All FIVB information related to NORCECA has been also posted on NORCECA’s website.


A multi-annual contract agreement has been engaged by NORCECA with Media Sports TV, a leading pay per view TV Broadcaster and internet streaming company. This new contract agreement will enhance the promotion of NORCECA competitions within our continent and worldwide. All of NORCECA’s mayor volleyball and beach volleyball events will be available to be downloaded by internet thru Mediasports TV creating a file of all of NORCECA’s competitions to be enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of internet viewers.


TELEVISION AND INTERNET COVERAGE 2009

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892 hours

442 hours

From NORCECA´S Competitions 721 matches were Broadcasted during the season

Live Delayed


NORCECA’s Regional Associations

NORCECA's continuous support and assistance to the Central American National Federation Association, AFECAVOL, to the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association, CAZOVA, Eastern Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association, ECVA, and the CENTRAL ZONE, has well paid off accomplishing to organize their administration complying, as established, with their competition calendars, as well as, their General Assemblies. Also, a development program has been implemented starting in 2008 in order to ensure the technical and competition level of those National Federations that form part today of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association, ECVA. To achieve this important goal NORCECA is assisting with the organization of seminars and courses, as well as, to provide economical assistance for the organization of youth and junior regional competitions and tournaments.


Development Center NORCECA has become an important source of support for all the activities of the FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center that is located in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. International Coaches Courses, School Volleyball Teachers Courses, Beach Volleyball Courses, Refereeing Courses and Special Technical Seminars were held successfully during 2009. Also, NORCECA provides to its affiliated National Federations the necessary support to establish training camps for their national teams within the facilities of the FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center, providing room accommodation, meals, technical assistance and equipment. During 2009 several National Federations took advantage of these facilities in the preparation of their national teams towards their Zonal, Regional and Continental Championships. With the economical assistance of FIVB, NORCECA has engaged an international instructor who is now serving the Central American and Caribbean National Federations preparing and supervising their national team programs as well as conducting national coach’s courses, high performance coaches courses and seminars.


IV International Beach Volleyball Clinic for coaches On December 5-6, 2009, was held the IV International Beach Volleyball Clinic for Coaches, directed to coaches, athletes and technical, with the participation of representatives from the National Federations of Netherlands, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Guatemala, HaitĂ­, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Dominican Republic. The clinic was directed for Mrs. Alisson Lamberson and Christopher Saint John Smith both from USA. This

Clinic was organized for the FIVB Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic, taking advantage of the presence of all the members of NORCECA Beach Volleyball Commission during the meeting held every year in the country. Mr. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz Thanked the effort of the National Federations on their interest to do of Beach Volleyball a great important sport in the Confederation.


2010 Men’s and Women's Continental World Championships Qualification Tournament


A total of 19 World Championship Qualification tournaments were held in several countries, covering the Central American Zone, the Caribbean Zone and the Central Main Zone of Norceca. Managua, Nicaragua, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Cuba, USA, Puerto Rico, and Mexico were host of the most exciting events ever in the history of Norceca , qualifying 11 National Teams , for the first time ever, to the Finals of the FIVB 2010 World Championships, Men and Women , to be held in Italia and Japan. This extraordinary and exciting events, held with the participation of 33 National Men Teams and 32 National Women Teams from Norceca, captivated the attention of more than 480,000 fans that enjoyed spectacular matches and exciting challenges among the 65 National Teams that competed to qualify to the final round of the FIVB World Championships in Italia and Japan. Local press newspapers gave a important coverage to all 19 tournaments, posting the daily results of the events. Live TV and internet coverage was available to be followed by satellite and internet around the world. This competitions counted with the participation of the best national teams, Men and Women of our region battling for the ultimate goal of qualifying to the FIVB World Championship. The final results of the Norceca-FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournaments, accredited the USA, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and Puerto Rico National Men’s Volleyball Team and the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, with a ticket to the 2010 FIVB World Championships to be held in Italia and Japan.

Sixty-five NORCECA Teams registered for 2010 World Championships


1st. OF GROUPS F,G,H,I AND 1ST & 2ND OF GROUP J QUALIFY TO THE FINALS IN JAPAN FOR THE 2010 FIVB WOMEN´S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

GROUP – F

GROUP - G

CUBA (HOST)

USA (HOST)

1-CUBA 2-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 3-NICARAGUA 4-GUATEMALA

GROUP - C TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (HOST) 1-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2-NETHERLAND ANTILLES 3-US. VIRGEN ISLANDS 4-BERMUDA 5-SURINAN 6-ARUBA

1-USA 2-COSTA RICA 3-NETHERLAND ANTILLES 4-BARBADOS

GROUP - D BARBADOS (HOST) 1-BARBADOS 2-JAMAICA 3-BAHAMAS 4-ST. LUCIA 5-HAITI 6-CAYMAN ISLANDS

GROUP - H DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (HOST) 1-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2-MEXICO 3-US. VIRGEN ISLANDS 4-PANAMA

GROUP - E NICARAGUA

(HOST) 1-GUATEMALA 2-NICARAGUA 3-PANAMA 4-EL SALVADOR 5-BELIZE 6-HONDURAS

GROUP – J P/O MEXICO

1-CANADA 2-COSTA RICA 3- MEXICO 4-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

GROUP - I PUERTO RICO (HOST) 1-PUERTO RICO 2-CANADA 3-JAMAICA 4-BAHAMAS

Dates 1st. Round GROUP-E (NIC) Dec. 7/14, 2008 GROUP-A (BVI/St. Martin) April. 13-20, 2009 GROUP-B (ST. LUCIA) March 25/30, 2009

2nd. Round

GROUP – A

GROUP - B

FRENCH ST. MAARTEN (HOST)

ST. LUCIA (HOST)

1-BERMUDA 2-ST. KITTS & NEVIS 3-DOMINICA 4-ANGUILLA 5-BRITISH VIRGEN ISLANDS

1-ST. LUCIA 2-ANTIGUA & BARBUDAS 3-ST. VINCENT & GRANADINES 4-GRENADA

GROUP-C (TTO) May. 31/June 7, 2009

Finals GROUP P/O Tijuana, MEXICO Aug. 26-31, 2009

GROUP-D (Barbados) jun. 8/15, 2009

3rd. Round GROUP-F (Cuba) Jun. 19-24, 2009 GROUP-G (USA) Jul. 5-9, 2009 GROUP-H (DOM) Jun. 10-15, 2009 GROUP-I (PUR) Jul. 6/11, 2009


1st. OF GROUPS F,G,H AND 1ST & 2ND OF GROUP I QUALIFY TO THE FINALS IN ITALY FOR THE 2010 FIVB MEN´S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

GROUP – F

GROUP - G

GROUP - H

USA (HOST)

PUERTO RICO (HOST)

CUBA (HOST)

1-USA 2-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3-PANAMA 4-GUATEMALA

1-PUERTO RICO 2-MEXICO 3-BARBADOS 4-US. VIRGEN ISLANDS

1-CUBA 2-CANADA 3-BAHAMAS 4-SURINAME

GROUP - C

GROUP - D

GROUP - E

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (HOST)

JAMAICA (HOST)

NICARAGUA (HOST)

1-SURINAME 2-US. VIRGEN ISLANDS 3-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 4-NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 5-ARUBA 6-ANTIGUA & BARBUDAS

1-MEXICO 2-BAHAMAS 3-JAMAICA 4-HAITI 5-ST. LUCIA 6-CAYMAN ISLANDS

GROUP - A

GROUP - B

ST. LUCIA (HOST)

ANTIGUA & BARBUDAS (HOST)

1-ST. LUCIA 2-DOMINICA 3-ST. VINCENT & GRANADINES 4-BERMUDA 5-GRENADA

1-ANTIGUA & BARBUDAS 2-ST. KITTS & NEVIS 3-ANGUILLA 4-BRITISH VIRGEN ISLANDS 5-MONTSERRAT

1-PANAMA 2-GUATEMALA 3-COSTA RICA 4-EL SALVADOR 5-NICARAGUA 6-HONDURAS 7-BELIZE

GROUP – I P/O FINALS (MEXICO)

1-CANADA 2-MEXICO 3-DOMINICAN REP. 4-PANAMA

Dates 1st. Round GROUP-E (NIC) Nov. 27–Dec. 6, 2008

GROUP-A (St. Lucia) April 13-20, 2009 GROUP-B (Antigua B.) March 30-April 6, 2009 2nd. Round GROUP-C (TTO) May. 31-June 7, 2009 GROUP-D (Jamaica) May. 18-24, 2009 3rd. Round GROUP-F (USA) Aug. 12-17, 2009

Final GROUP- P/O Guadalajara, MEXICO Aug. 26/31, 2009

GROUP-G (PUR) Jul. 06-11, 2009 GROUP-H (Cuba) Aug. 12/17, 2009


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –E)

27 Nov - 6 Dec. 2008, Managua, Nicaragua FINAL RANKING (MEN) #

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PANAMA

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GUATEMALA

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COSTA RICA

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EL SALVADOR

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NICARAGUA

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HONDURAS

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BELIZE

Panama and Guatemala qualifiers to Third Round Guatemala joined Panama as the two teams from Norceca-E FVIB Men’s World Championships second round, in advancing to the next phase of the competition against United States and Dominican Republic.


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship

(NORCECA –E)

7 -14 Dec. Managua, 2008, Nicaragua

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GUATEMALA

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EL SALVADOR

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BELIZE

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HONDURAS

Guatemala won the Gold medal in Women’s Norceca-E Guatemala recovered from a slow start and went on to defeat host Nicaragua 11-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-21 in the last match of the FIVB Women’s World Championships Norceca-E second-round pool. One day earlier, both teams had secured spots in the NorcecaF third-round event through June 19-24 in Cuba next year, along with the winner of the Norceca-C round in Trinidad & Tobago


St. Lucia wins the ticket to second round in Barbados Host St. Lucia won the only ticket available for a second round berth of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship by defeating Antigua & Barbuda in the decisive match of the Norceca B first round tournament.

2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship (NORCECA –B) 25 - 30 March, 2009 Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

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Antigua & Barbudas

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St. Vincent & G.

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Grenada

The St. Lucians recovered from losing the first set and controlled the match the rest of the way to win 22-25, 25-13, 25-15, 25-13. With the triumph the local girls advanced to the Norceca-D second round in Barbados on May 24-31 where they will meet hosts Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas and Cayman Islands.


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –B)

30 March - April 6, 2009 St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

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St.Kitts and Nevis

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Anguilla

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British Virgin Islands

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Montserrat

Antigua & Barbuda advance to second round tournament Antigua & Barbuda defeated St. Kitts & Nevis, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 to win the battle between unbeaten teams and the ticket to the next phase in the FIVB Men’s World Championship first round NORCECA -B tournament. The victory enabled Antigua & Barbuda one spot in the NORCECA -C second round tournament in Trinidad & Tobago on May 31-June 7. In that competition they will meet teams of Suriname, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, and U.S. Virgin Islands and hosts Trinidad & Tobago.


Women of Bermuda move up to Norceca's second round

2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship (NORCECA –A) 15 - 19 April 2009, Marigot, Saint-Martin FINAL RANKING (WOMEN) #

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British Virgin Islands

Bermuda advanced to Norceca’s second phase of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship by sweeping Anguilla in straight sets 25-10, 25-18, 25-18 to finish the first round here with an unbeaten record. The losing side closed out the competition with a 2-2 mark. The Bermudians now move up to the Norceca-C tournament in Trinidad & Tobago on May 31-June 7, joining the teams from Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands and the home team.


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –A) 15 - 19 April 2009, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

FINAL RANKING (MEN) #

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DOMINICA

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ST. VINCENT & THE G.

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BERMUDA

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GRENADA

St. Lucian’s Men follow the route of countrywomen St. Lucia advanced to the second stage of the FIVB 2010 Men’s World Championship but it was not walking through a rose garden as they had to battle hard for two sets to defeat Dominica 25-22, 31-29, 25-19 in a decisive match between unbeaten teams in the Norceca-A tournament. The St. Lucian’s men followed the same route as they countrywomen who also claimed a second round ticket three weeks ago also as the home team. They now move up to Norceca-D tournament in Jamaica through May 17-24 to play against Mexico, Haiti, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and hosts Jamaica.


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –D)

20 – 24 May, 2009, Kingston, Jamaica

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Mexico finished in the top at the Norceca-D

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BAHAMAS

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JAMAICA

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HAITI

Mexico breezed past Bahamas in straight sets to finish in the top place at the Norceca-D second round tournament of 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship. The Mexicans, who didn’t lose one set in the competition won by score of 25-13, 25-14, 25-16.

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ST. LUCIA

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

The victory enables the Mexicans to advance to a third round event, the Norceca-G, against Puerto Rico, Barbados, and the second place team in Norceca-C.


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship

(NORCECA –C)

2 – 6 June, 2009, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago won the women’s Norceca-C Hosts Trinidad & Tobago defeated Netherlands Antilles claiming the final top position of the women’s Norceca-C second round tournament of the 2010 FIVB World Championship. The home girls won by score of 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 advancing to the next round in Cuba for the Norceca-F event on June 21-23 against Guatemala, Nicaragua and the host side. By finishing second, Netherlands Antilles will go to play in Norceca-G round in Orlando, United States against Costa Rica. FINAL RANKING (WOMEN) #

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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NETHERLAND ANTILLES

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US. VIRGEN ISLANDS

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BERMUDA

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SURINAME

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ARUBA


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship

(NORCECA –C)

2 – 6 June, 2009, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

FINAL RANKING (MEN) #

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SURINAME

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US. VIRGEN ISLANDS

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

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ARUBA

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDAS

Suriname claims first place at Men’s Norceca-C Suriname defeated U.S. Virgin Islands by score of 16-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17 to finish atop of he Norceca-C second round men’s tournament of the 2010 FIVB World Championship.

The victory sent Suriname to the Norceca-H tournament in Cuba in August 14-16 to play against Canada, Bahamas and the home team. By finishing second, U.S. Virgin Islands advanced to Norceca-G in Puerto Rico next July 8-10 to compete against Mexico, Barbados and the host squad. Giovanni Lin (12), Roberto Joval (11) and Rabi Daans (10) topped the scoring of Suriname and Giovanne Riedewald and Robert Naardem chipped in 9 and 8 points respectively. Gustavo Cintron and Jelani Richards had 14 and 12 for U.S. Virgin Islands.


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship

(NORCECA –D)

Bridgetown, Barbados, 10 - 14 June 2009

FINAL RANKING (WOMEN)

Barbados holds off Jamaica to win Norceca-D

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The victory sent Barbados to the Norceca-G tournament in Orlando, United States to play against Costa Rica, Netherlands Antilles and the home team on July 6-10. Jamaica and third placed Bahamas move up to Norceca-I in Puerto Rico to compete against Canada and the host squad on the same dates.

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BAHAMAS

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ST. LUCIA

Barbados relied on a varied attack with Avara Brown and Julia Lewis sharing responsibilities. Both ended with 14 points with 12 kills and 2 blocks each. Meanwhile Captain Janelle Chase - Mayers with 5 blocks stood out at the net and caused some problems for the Jamaican spikers.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

Barbados was the better team early and late when they defeated Jamaica three sets to two ( 25-14, 25-23, 22-25- 23-25 and 15 -8) in the final match of Norceca-D second round tournament of FIVB Women’s World Championship.


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship

(NORCECA –H)

Santiago, Dominican Republic, 10 - 15 June 2009

Dominican Republic makes the Final Round in Japan Dominican Republic defeated Mexico in straight sets 25-12, 25-10, 25-18 and became the first team to join current champions Russia and hosts Japan in the Final Round of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship.

FINAL RANKING (WOMEN)

The hard-hitting attack of Milagros Cabral and Bethania de la Cruz plus the excellent blocking led by Lisvel Eve proved to be the key for the Dominican success.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Eve had 15 points including five of the 11 blocks of the winning side and Cabral and De la Cruz each scored 14 points. Prisilla Rivera added eight points.

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MEXICO

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US. VIRGEN ISLANDS

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PANAMA

Migdalel Ruiz and Martha Revuelta were the best Mexicans with 10 and 9 points respectively. “It is a great feeling to get the ticket to Japan,” said Dominican Cabral. “This is a year when we have to prove to ourselves where we really are and how good we can be.”

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2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship La Havana, Cuba, 21 - 23 June 2009

(NORCECA –F)

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CUBA

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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NICARAGUA

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GUATEMALA

Cuba qualified to Japan 2010 Cuba defeated Guatemala 25-6, 25-15, 25-20 and qualified with an unbeaten record to the Final Round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan next year. The superior Cuba Team dominated its opponent like happened in the other previous contests against Nicaragua and Trinidad-Tobago with a job shared between regulars and substitutes.

Experienced setter Yanelis Santos and junior player Wilma Salas were the only players in the match who finished in double figures with 10 points apiece. Yanelis Santos, captain of Cuba: “We are very happy about getting the ticket to the World Championship. Now we are committed to prepare harder and do a good job in Japan 2010.”


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship (NORCECA –G) Orlando, Florida, 6 - 8 July 2009

U.S. Women Earn FIVB World Championship Berth, Defeats Costa Rica The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a spot into next year’s FIVB World Championship after topping Costa Rica 25-15, 25-9, 25-15 on Wednesday evening in Orlando to finish the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament - NORCECA Pool G with an undefeated 3-0 record. As the second-place team, Costa Rica remains alive in the qualification process and will compete next month in the four-team NORCECA Playoff Round in Tijuana, Mexico. The Playoff Round will fill NORCECA’s final two World Championship vacancies. FINAL RANKING (WOMEN) #

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USA

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COSTA RICA

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NETHERLAND ANTILLES

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BARBADOS


2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship (NORCECA –I) Caguas, Puerto Rico, 7 - 9 July 2009

Puerto Rico is the fourth Norceca’s team qualified to Japan Puerto Rico became the fourth team of Norceca region to book a ticket to the final round of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship after its 25-21, 25-19, 25-18 victory over Canada in the decisive match on Thursday. The Puerto Ricans joined Dominican Republic, Cuba and United States as teams with berths in Japan’s world event next year.

As runner-ups in this third round tournament, the Canadians move to a Playoff Round to be held next month in Tijuana, Mexico. They will play in a four-team round robin competition against Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and hosts Mexico to fill the last two vacancies of Norceca in Japan’s Final Round.

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PUERTO RICO

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CANADA

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JAMAICA

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BAHAMAS


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship

(NORCECA –G)

Caguas, Puerto Rico, 8 - 10 July 2009

Puerto Rico is the first team qualified to Italy 2010 In another dramatic confrontation, Puerto Rico defeated Mexico in five sets to secure the ticket to the final phase of the 2010 Men’s World Championship in Italy. The score of the match was 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-8. The hosts dominated without major problems the first and third sets, but Mexico showed its pride, and with an effective offense by Carlos Guerra and Jose Luis Martell dominated the second and forth legs. “We achieved the goal, we wanted to win no matter the way. We couldn’t afford the luxury of going to the playoff. I think we got complicated the whole night, our serve failed too much and also we didn’t have the coordination with our settings. Logically we are happy because we are in Italy 2010,” said Carlos Cardona, coach of Puerto Rico. FINAL RANKING (MEN) #

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PUERTO RICO

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MEXICO

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BARBADOS

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US. VIRGEN ISLANDS


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –H) Havana, Cuba, 14 - 16 August, 2009

Cuba reaches the Final Round in Italy Cuba won the Norceca-H tournament recording a 25-21, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Canada to reach the Final Round of the FIVB Men’s World Championship in Italy next year.

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Cuba joined Puerto Rico as Norceca’s teams already qualified to the Final Round. A third team will come out of the Pool G currently being played in Irvine, California, and the last two from a four-team Play-off competition later this month.

Canada remains in contention for a berth in Italy next year by qualifying to the Play-off Round in Guadalajara, Mexico on August 26-31, against the runners-up of the three Norceca’s third round tournaments and the best third place of those events. “The matches against Canada area always a battle with very similar technical level,” said Orlando Samuels, the Cuban coach. “We have more international exposure, but no doubt they will reach the Finals.”


2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship

(NORCECA –F)

Irvine, California, USA, 15 - 17 August, 2009

United States Qualifies for World Championships by Sweeping Dominicans The United States qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Championships in Italy with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-15) victory over Dominican Republic on Monday at the Bren Center on the campus of UC Irvine.

Team USA finished the tournament with a 3-0 record. Dominican Republic finished 2-1 and will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico later this month for another qualifying tournament. “Obviously the No. 1 goal was to qualify for the World Championships,” said U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe. “But I thought along the way we played some really good volleyball.”

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Playoff 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship (NORCECA –I) Guadalajara, Mexico, 28 - 30 August 2009

Canada Meets All Expectations Winning Guadalajara Playoffs With a victory over Mexico in straight sets, Canada fulfilled all pre-tournament expectations by winning the NORCECA Men’s Volleyball Group I Play-offs, a qualification event for the Men’s World championship with both teams taking home tickets to the Italy 2010 event. Even both teams played without the pressure of the previous day, when the two remaining passes for the region were awarded, the Mexican team worked hard to give its fans a third victory but the northern team played to win with a score of 25-15, 25-18, and 25-17.

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Playoff 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship (NORCECA –J) Tijuana, Mexico, 28 - 30 August 2009

Canada and Costa Rica advance to Final Round in Japan Canada defeated Mexico in five sets 25-13, 25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 15-8 and qualified along with Costa Rica to the Final Round of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan. Canadians and Costa Ricans now join the teams of Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and United States as representatives of NORCECA Confederation in the Women’s World Championship next year. The bigger Canadians totaled 21 blocks during the match against only 5 by the Mexicans and also outscored the host team in service aces 9-5.

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Competitions


Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Cayman Island, 25-March-30 Cuba's Women Sinal-Ballar win the Gold in Cayman Islands The power of Cuba was the key in the first women’s final of the 2009 Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit. The Cuban islanders dominated the resilient Mexicans in the match played before a full capacity facility at Seven Miles Beach. Cubans Nirian Sinal and Kirenia Ballar relied on their strong serves and attack to win the gold medal by defeating the first seeded Mexican team of Vanessa Virgen and Polet Cruz. The score was 21-15, 21-12

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Cayman Island, 25-March-30

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Americans Wight-Bruning victorious in Grand Cayman GRAND CAYMAN

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Cayman Islands, March 29, 2009.- The USA-1 Team of Jason Wight and Michael Bruning came out victorious in the match for the gold medal of the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first leg of the Norceca Circuit, before a crowd of around 1,500 fans.

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The Americans defeated the Cuba team of Sergio Gonzalez and Karell Pe単a in consecutive sets. The first set was a battle with nine tied-scores won by Wight-Bruning 22-20, who then controlled the second one 21-17.

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Guatemala,1-April-6

Women of Cuba and USA dominate in Guatemala Cubans Nirian Sinal and Kirenia Ballar and Americans Beth Van Fleet and Saralyn Smith qualified as the top two finalists of the Gatorade’s Guatemala Beach Volleyball Tournament, the second leg of 2009 Norceca Circuit. Both pairs won their 3 matches on Saturday while two others made the final four’s round via the losers’ bracket under the double-elimination system. FINAL RANKING (WOMEN) #

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Guatemala,1-April-6

USA and CUBA are top men’s finalists Americans Hans Stolfus and Anthony Medel and Cubans Sergio GonzalezKarell Peña qualified as the top two finalists of the Gatorade’s Guatemala Beach Volleyball Tournament on the men’s side with perfect records.

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Boca Chica, Dominican Republic 8-April-10 Cubans Sinal and Ballard: Queens for third time Cubans Nirian Sinal and Kirenia Ballard grabbed their third consecutive crown in the 2009 Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit by winning the Presidente Boca Chica Tournament on Sunday afternoon.

The Cuban women pair followed their success in the events of Cayman Islands and Guatemala with a 21-17, 21-14 victory over Costa Ricans Ingrid Morales and Natalia Alfaro in the final match. FINAL RANKING (WOMEN) #

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Boca Chica, Dominican Republic 8-April-10

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Cubans Sergio Gonzalez and Karell Peña winners 21-16, 21-17 over Jason Wight and Michael Bruning of USA.

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The third attempt proved to be good enough for the Cuban men’s pair, who had come up short in the first two stops as second place finishers.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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NICARAGUA

The men’s gold also went to Cuba with Sergio Gonzalez and Karell Peña

in the bronze medal contest of the men’s competition, Puerto Ricans Orlando IrizarryRoberto Rodriguez defeated Costa Ricans Marcelo Araya-Zlatko Piskulich 21-18, 21-18. Gonzalez-Peña defeated in semi finals the pair of Araya- Piskulich by score of 21-10, 21-14. The Americans won over Irizarry-Rodriguez 21-18, 18-21, 15-12.


Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Jamaica, 24-June-29

Mexico wins Men’s Beach in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 28, 2009.- Mexico made a perfect comeback to the Norceca Continental Circuit by winning the men’s fourth leg of 2009 with a victory over Jamaica in the final played at Barbicon Park. The Mexican duo of Juan Virgen/Aldo Miramontes did not have problems to dominate the final match by score of 21-18, 21-13 over Jamaicans Mark Lewis/Danny Wilson).

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Jamaica, 24-June-29 FINAL RANKING (WOMEN)

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USA wins women’s beach in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 28, 2009.- United States claimed its first title of the 2009 NORCECA Women’s Continental Circuit BVB defeating Puerto Rico in the final match in Jamaica which concluded today at Barbicon Park of this city. Americans (Emily Day/Claire Robertson) relied on their strong blocking and strategic attacks to the opposite field. They dominated by score of 21-14, 21-18.


Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Tijuana, México, Sept, 23-27

Mexicans capture gold medals in both genders at Baja California

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Mexicans Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia in the women’s division and Juan Virgen and Aldo Miramontes in the men’s bracket won the gold medals at the Baja California Beach Volleyball Tournament, the fifth leg of the 2009 NORCECA Circuit. Candelas and Garcia defeated Cubans Ion Canet and Milagros Valle 21-18, 21-16 in the final match after winning their semi final contest over Costa Ricans Ingrid Morales and Natalia Alfaro by score of 21-11, 21-10.


Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Tijuana, México, Sept, 23-27

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COSTA RICA

Mexicans capture gold medals in both genders at Baja California Mexicans Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia in the women’s division and Juan Virgen and Aldo Miramontes in the men’s bracket won the gold medals at the Baja California Beach Volleyball Tournament, the fifth leg of the 2009 NORCECA Circuit. Candelas and Garcia defeated Cubans Ion Canet and Milagros Valle 21-18, 21-16 in the final match after winning their semi final contest over Costa Ricans Ingrid Morales and Natalia Alfaro by score of 21-11, 21-10.


Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Manzanillo, Colima, México, Sept, 30/Oct-04 Cuba wins women’s gold and Mexico was victorious in men’s division Cubans Ion Canet and Milagros Crespo won the golden medal in Norceca Maeva 2009 in the women's competition, after winning the final game against Mexico 1, Diana Estrada anda Martha Revueltas, in Maeva Stadium. In the men’s division the home team of Juan Virgen and Aldo Miramontes defeated Cubans Yoandry Kindelan and Yunieski Ramirez in the title’s match. In the first women's semifinal, Cuba defeated Canada 2 without many doubts. The first set was more competitive for both teams, ending 21-17.

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Manzanillo, Colima, México, Sept, 30/Oct-04 Cuba wins women’s gold and Mexico was victorious in men’s division Cubans Ion Canet and Milagros Crespo won the golden medal in Norceca Maeva 2009 in the women's competition, after winning the final game against Mexico 1, Diana Estrada anda Martha Revueltas, in Maeva Stadium. In the men’s division the home team of Juan Virgen and Aldo Miramontes defeated Cubans Yoandry Kindelan and Yunieski Ramirez in the title’s match. In the first women's semifinal, Cuba defeated Canada 2 without many doubts. The first set was more competitive for both teams, ending 21-17.

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Puerto Vallarta, México, 07-Oct-11

Mexico and Cuba, winners at Puerto Vallarta PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, October 12, 2009 - Mayra Garcia and Bibiana Candelas earned gold medals in the women’s category of the III NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Vallarta 2009 after defeating Cuba’s Milagros Crespo and Ion Canet. In the men’s category, Cuba’s Yoendry Kindelan and Yunieski Ramirez won over team Canada 1. During the first women’s semifinal of the day, team Mexico 2, made up of Diana Estrada and Marta Revuelta, was unable to upstage the power behind Cuba’s Milagros Crespo and Ion Canet, who overtook the Mexicans in two sets of 21-14 and 21-12 partial scores. The second women’s semifinal encounter was a great game between team Mexico 1, integrated by Garcia and Candelas, against Canada’s Jamie Broder and Elizabeth Maloney. FINAL RANKING (WOMEN)

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Puerto Vallarta, México, 07-Oct-11

Mexico and Cuba, winners at Puerto Vallarta In the men’s category, the first semifinal was played by the two Canadian teams, team 1 made up of Josh Binstock and Matt Zbysewski, and team 2 integrated by Raymon Sewell and Martin Reader. The final result favored team 1 with partial scores of 15-21, 21-19, and 15-10 and thus earning a pass to the final game. The second men’s semifinal was disputed between, Cuba’s Yoendry Kindelan and Yunieski Ramirez, and team Mexico 1 of Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen. This was a great match with strong attack by Miramontes and powerful blocking by Virgen; however, the Cuban team overpowered Mexico in three sets of 18-21, 21-18 and 18-16 to move on to the grand finale. FINAL RANKING (MEN) #

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Nicaragua, Oct. 28- Nov.-1

Puerto Ricans Santiago-Acevedo win Women’s event in Nicaragua MONTELIMAR, Nicaragua, November 1, 2009 – Puerto Rico claimed its only title in the 2009 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit thanks to the victory of women’s pair of Yarleen Santiago and Dariam Acevedo in the last stop of the year, the Nicaragua tournament. The Puerto Ricans had a perfect tournament and in the final match defeated Costa Rica (Alfaro-Morales) by score of 22-20, 21-19. The final was a seesaw battle with both pairs trading leads but in the late stages of every set the blocking of Santiago neutralized the attacks of Natalia Alfaro combined also with the accurate offense by the Puerto Ricans.

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Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 Nicaragua, Oct. 28- Nov.-1

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UNITED STATES

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BELIZE

Mexico dominated a dramatic final match by edging Jamaica (Lewis-Wilson) by score of 21-15, 18-21, 15-10. It was the fourth crown for the Mexican in the last five events they took part.

HONDURAS

The duo of Dominican Republic (Perez-Recio) claimed a historical triumph by defeating Costa Rica 2 (Araya-Guevara) to take the third place for first time ever. The score was 21-13, 17-21, 15-11.

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Mexicans Miramontes-Virgen take home fourth title MONTELIMAR, Nicaragua, November 1, 2009 – The Mexican pair of Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen won their fourth men’s title of 2009 by dominating the last stop of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.


Beach Volleyball 2009 Ranking


Calendar 2009

Cayman Islands, March 25-30 Guatemala, April 1-6 Boca Chica, Dom. Rep. April 8-13 Jamaica, June 24-29 Tijuana, Mexico, Sept, 23-27 Manzanillo, Colima, México, Sept, 30/Oct-04 Puerto Vallarta, México, Oct, 07-11 Nicaragua, Oct. 28- Nov.-1


2009 NORCECA

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IV Pan-American Men’s Volleyball Cup 2009 Chiapas, México, June 13-21, 2009

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USA, Canada and Dominican Republic qualify to 2010 America’s Cup In another spectacular match of five sets, the United States team revalidated its title as champions of the Fourth Men’s Pan American Cup with a victory over Canada. Both teams were already qualified to the 2010 America’s Cup. The Americans had also won the last edition of the event by defeating the Canadians. The score was 32-30, 16-25, 24-26, 25-17, 15-12.

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IV Pan-American Men’s Volleyball Cup 2009 Chiapas, México, June 13-21, 2009


VIII Pan-American Women’s Volleyball Cup 2009 Miami, Florida, USA, June 26 - July 4, 2009

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Brazil claims second title in Pan Am Cup Olympic champions Brazil claimed its second crown in the history of the Women’s Pan American Cup by scoring a convincing straight set victory over Dominican Republic in the gold medal match at University of Miami on Saturday. The score was 25-18, 25-20, 25-14. The previous Brazilian title in the event was in 2006 when the competition took place in Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic was the defending tournament champion.

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Brazil repeat as champions of Final Four Cup Brazil successfully defended the crown by defeating USA 25-17, 25-16, 25-27, 2519 in the final match of the II Final Four Women’s Volleyball Cup played at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum. For the second consecutive year, Norceca and CSV, under the Pan-American Volleyball Union, hosted the Final Four Women's Cup, 2009, with the participation of the top four National Teams Qualified through the Panamerican Women's Volleyball Cup. The top four Teams from Norceca and South America, Brazil, USA, Dominican Republic and Peru, hosting country, gather once again to compete in the most prestigious annual women event.


XXI NORCECA Women‘s Continental Championship

September 22-27, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic wins gold medal in dramatic fashion Dominican Republic saved four match-points in the fourth set and went on to defeat hosts Puerto Rico 19-25, 25-23, 16-25, 32-30, 15-8 in the final match of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship played in front of more than 7,000 enthusiastic spectators. The victory earned the Dominicans the ticket to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup next November in Japan. Prisilla Rivera and Bethania de la Cruz each recorded 22 points for the winners and Lisvel Eve added 11.

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XXI NORCECA Women‘s Continental Championship

September 22-27, Bayamón, Puerto Rico


XXI NORCECA Men‘s Continental Championship

October 12-17, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

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Cuba wins Norceca’s gold and ticket to Japan Cuba defeated United States 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 claiming the gold medal of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship and the last remaining ticket to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. It is the 14 top finish for the Cubans in the 21-year history of the regional competition. They now join host Japan, Brazil, Poland, Iran and Egypt in the men’s world event to be held in Osaka and Nagoya, Japan from November 18-23. Hosts Puerto Rico won the bronze medal in a five-set battle with Canada that finished 25-16, 24-26, 25-20, 22-25, 15-9.

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Seven territories admitted in NORCECA as full members ANTIGUA, Guatemala, October 26, 2009 – The admission of seven Caribbean territories as new full members of the organization was decided during the last session of the XX Congress of NORCECA Volleyball Confederation. From now on, the territories of Saba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Dutch Saint Marteen, French Saint Martin, Martinique and Guadeloupe will have voice and vote rights within NORCECA and their teams can take part in the zonal and continental competitions, a long awaited aspiration. The Congress also approved the Code of Conduct and amends to NORCECA Constitution and also the report by the Financial Commission and the budget of the institution through 2012. Mr. Saul Castro Verdugo reported on the state of organization process of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Dr. Doug Beal made a presentation of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Also Mr. Jean Serge Bidal of Canada, presented detailed information on Toronto’s bid to host the 2015 Pan American Games. The site of the next NORCECA Congress will be decided by the Board of Administration with Chiapas, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic as the candidates.

XXI NORCECA CONGRESS

October 23-24, Antigua, Guatemala






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