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2014 World Championship Qualification Mens Group C - Competition Schedule (CUR) GROUP-A

Teams

No.

Date

Time

1

1-Dec

9:00

Jamaica

vs

Bahamas

2

1-Dec

11:00

Curacao

vs

3

1-Dec

18:00

Jamaica

vs

4

1-Dec

20:00

Curacao

5

2-Dec

9:00

Bahamas

6

2-Dec

11:00

Curacao

Set

Result per set (points) 1

2

3

0-3

15-25

14-25

26-28

4

5

Martinique

3-2

25-18

25-20

Martinique

3-1

19-25

25-16

23-25

20-25

15-13

25-20

25-16

vs

Bahamas

1-3

27-25

vs

Martinique

3-0

25-16

18-25

26-28

17-25

27-25

25-16

vs

Jamaica

3-0

25-15

25-22

25-22

FINALS No.

Date

Time

7 8

2-Dec

18:00

Martinique

2-Dec

20:00

Bahamas

Set

Teams vs vs

Jamaica Curacao

Result per set (points) 1

2

3

4

5

0-0 0-0

TEAM RANKING Preliminary Rk Code 1 2 3 4

BAH CUR JAM MQE

Team BAHAMAS CURACAO JAMAICA MARTINIQUE

Matches Pts T W 14 3 3 9 3 2 4 3 1 3 3 0

Results Details L 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1

W 258 271 208 235

Points L 200 263 230 279

Ratio 1.290 1.030 0.904 0.842

W 9 7 3 3

Sets L Ratio 1 9.000 5 1.400 7 0.429 9 0.333


WILLEMSTED, CURACAO 1 3

02 12 12

0

0

FINALS

J A M

C U R

B A H

WHITE GREEN

BLUE WHITE

R. BLUE BLUE BLACK WHITE

M Q E

2-DEC-12

7

MQE

JAM

BLUE

GREEN

2-DEC-12

8

BAH

CUR

BLACK

WHITE


 VOLLEYBALL • Match result 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship Qualification Preliminary 100 Match: 5 Date: 12/2/2012 Spectators: Willemsted City: International School of Curacao Hall: Match duration: Start: 9:04 End: 10:37 Total: 1:33

Teams

Sets

1

2

3

4

5

Total

BAH MQE

3 0

25 16

27 25

25 16

77 57

Set duration 0:21 0:26 0:20

1:07

Referees: WHITE Errol (JAM) & WANGA Ierald (CUR) BAH • BAHAMAS

1 2 3 4 5 Pts

1 SOUTHARD Javari 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 4 LIGHTBOURN Romel 5 PINDER Ian 6 L FERGUSON Jamaal 7 FERGUSON Byron 8 RAHMING Endierich 10 PETIT Muller 11 SIMON Tony 17 FORBES Shedrick

MQE • MARTINIQUE 1 ALPHA Gregory 3 TRAMIS Mickael 4 CHRISTINE Loris 5 LEFAIVRE David 7 GR0S DESORMEAUX Mayik 8 LARCHER Rodrigue 9 LOWINSKY Edouard 10 L MELINARD Gael 11 ENIONA Bruno 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric

1 11 13 1 4

      L L L        

11 4 1 1 2

WILSON Raymond (BAH) Coach: Assistant: SMITH Devince (BAH)

1 2 3 4 5 Pts      

5

 L L L

12



7

1 7 5

ERIALC Eddy (MQE) Coach: Assistant: VENITE Thierry (MQE)

TEAMS AND PLAYERS PERFORMANCES Won Pts

Total Atts

36 12 8 8 4 2 5 2 1 28 77

77 27 17 53 11 8 75 14 7 205

13

39

Excellent

Total Atts

4 2 1 11 6 20 11 4

59 10 10 72 32 47 19 14

 Starting line-up  Substitute Opp = Opponent

Scoring Skills

No Name Total Team 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 2 WILSON Prince'tanique Total Team 7 FERGUSON Byron 8 RAHMING Endierich Total Team 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 3 KNOWLES Renaldo Total Team Total Team

94 27 25 42 6 7 59 14 10

Opp. error Total

25 11 5 7 3 2 5 2 2 20 57

195

Total Team 9 LOWINSKY Edouard 5 LEFAIVRE David Total Team 7 GR0S DESORMEAUX 5 LEFAIVRE David Total Team 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric 1 ALPHA Gregory Total Team Total Team

Best Scorer

12

45

9 LOWINSKY Edouard

Non scoring Skills

Excellent

Total Atts

10 5 2 11 6 23 10 7

63 15 5 89 39 67 31 22

Block

Serve

No Name

Pts = Points scored Atts = Attempts

Total Atts

Spike

3 KNOWLES Renaldo

Total Team 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 3 KNOWLES Renaldo Total Team 11 SIMON Tony Total Team 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 3 KNOWLES Renaldo

Won Pts

Dig Set Reception Success - Faults # Attempts

No Name

No Name Total Team 10 MELINARD Gael 1 ALPHA Gregory Total Team 3 TRAMIS Mickael Total Team 10 MELINARD Gael 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric

nn = Captain L = Libero

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12/2/2012 10:25 AM

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 VOLLEYBALL • Match result 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship Qualification Preliminary 150 Match: 6 Date: 12/2/2012 Spectators: Willemstad City: International School of Curacao Hall: Match duration: Start: 11:04 End: 12:16 Total: 1:12

Teams

Sets

1

2

3

4

5

Total

CUR JAM

3 0

25 15

25 22

25 22

75 59

Set duration 0:21 0:22 0:23

1:06

Referees: LATIGE Stephane (MQE) & FARQUHARSON Kirkwood (BAH) CUR • CURACAO

1 2 3 4 5 Pts

1 ISENIA Raygid 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 3 ISEBIA Joar 4 BONAFASIA Norandy 5 MOTA Ernaldo 6 POULINA Andre 7 L MARTHA Terence 8 PROSPER Anderson 9 POULINA Gilbert 10 COLINA Darwin 11 DANIA Brandon 12 YEUNG Harold

 

6 9



5

JAM • JAMAICA 1 EASY Alwayne 3 SMITH Errol 4 WEBB Ryck 5 L WAUGH Kenneth 6 BROWN Dellan 8 ANDREWS Robert 9 JAMES Adrian 10 WALTERS Christopher 11 IRVING Shavoy 12 WEST Akeem 13 MORGAN Delford 15 TAYLOR Conaradio

L L L  

14 18



2

1 2 3 4 5 Pts    L  

   L 

 

4 1

L  

7

   

2 8 11

DAVIS Steve (JAM) Coach: Assistant:

HUBERT Petronia (CUR) Coach: Assistant: RIGOLETTO Thode (CUR)

TEAMS AND PLAYERS PERFORMANCES Won Pts

Total Atts

36 11 9 10 6 2 8 3 2 21 75

64 19 16 39 11 12 74 14 14 177

18

42

Excellent

Total Atts

5 4 1 12 12 26 11 10

39 8 1 63 61 50 19 21

 Starting line-up  Substitute Opp = Opponent

Scoring Skills

Won Pts

Total Atts 61 20 15 27 5 7 59 12 10

Opp. error Total

26 10 7 4 1 1 3 1 1 26 59

147

Total Team 15 TAYLOR Conaradio 13 MORGAN Delford Total Team 13 MORGAN Delford 1 EASY Alwayne Total Team 6 BROWN Dellan 1 EASY Alwayne Total Team Total Team

10 COLINA Darwin

Best Scorer

11

27

15 TAYLOR Conaradio

No Name

Non scoring Skills

Excellent

Total Atts

No Name Total Team 9 POULINA Gilbert 2 RAPHAEL Ebram Total Team 10 COLINA Darwin 4 BONAFASIA Norandy Total Team 10 COLINA Darwin 9 POULINA Gilbert Total Team Total Team

Total Team 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 4 BONAFASIA Norandy Total Team 12 YEUNG Harold Total Team 7 MARTHA Terence 2 RAPHAEL Ebram Pts = Points scored Atts = Attempts

Spike

Block

Serve

Dig Set Reception Success - Faults # Attempts

No Name

No Name

1 1

44 8

Total Team 15 TAYLOR Conaradio

5 5 25 7

64 57 63 20

Total Team 3 SMITH Errol Total Team 15 TAYLOR Conaradio

nn = Captain L = Libero

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12/2/2012 0:40 PM

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 Rk No Name 1 10 COLINA Darwin 2 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 3 1 ALPHA Gregory 4 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 5 5 LEFAIVRE David 5 9 POULINA Gilbert 7 13 MORGAN Delford 8 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 9 1 ISENIA Raygid 10 4 WEBB Ryck 10 6 BROWN Dellan 12 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric 13 15 TAYLOR Conaradio 13 7 FERGUSON Byron 15 17 FORBES Shedrick 16 8 RAHMING Endierich 16 7 GR0S DESORMEAUX Mayik 18 1 EASY Alwayne 18 4 BONAFASIA Norandy 20 9 LOWINSKY Edouard 20 11 ENIONA Bruno 22 11 SIMON Tony 23 4 CHRISTINE Loris 24 6 POULINA Andre 25 12 YEUNG Harold 26 5 PINDER Ian 27 4 LIGHTBOURN Romel 28 11 IRVING Shavoy 29 10 PETIT Muller 29 3 SMITH Errol 29 1 SOUTHARD Javari 29 10 WALTERS Christopher 29 11 DANIA Brandon 34 5 WAUGH Kenneth 34 8 ANDREWS Robert 34 9 JAMES Adrian 34 12 WEST Akeem 34 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 34 3 TRAMIS Mickael 34 8 LARCHER Rodrigue 34 10 MELINARD Gael 34 3 ISEBIA Joar 34 5 MOTA Ernaldo 34 7 MARTHA Terence 34 8 PROSPER Anderson Total tournament

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Best Scorers Team CUR BAH MQE CUR MQE CUR JAM BAH CUR JAM JAM MQE JAM BAH BAH BAH MQE JAM CUR MQE MQE BAH MQE CUR CUR BAH BAH JAM BAH JAM BAH JAM CUR JAM JAM JAM JAM BAH MQE MQE MQE CUR CUR CUR CUR

12/2/2012 0:43 PM

Spike 44 31 32 34 30 29 29 29 21 25 25 22 25 17 18 9 13 9 7 12 5 6 4 2 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 492

Block 11 8 4 0 6 6 5 0 7 4 4 2 0 7 1 6 5 6 5 0 5 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103

Serve 5 4 3 4 1 2 2 5 4 2 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 4 1 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60

Total 60 43 39 38 37 37 36 34 32 31 31 27 26 26 20 18 18 16 16 13 13 10 9 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 655

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Best Spikers Limit: 15.00%

Rk No Name

Team

1 10 COLINA Darwin 2 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 3 6 BROWN Dellan 4 17 FORBES Shedrick 5 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 6 15 TAYLOR Conaradio 7 4 WEBB Ryck 8 1 ALPHA Gregory 9 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 10 13 MORGAN Delford Total Tournament

CUR BAH JAM BAH CUR JAM JAM MQE BAH JAM

Team

1 10 COLINA Darwin 2 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 3 7 FERGUSON Byron 4 1 EASY Alwayne 5 8 RAHMING Endierich 6 1 ISENIA Raygid 7 13 MORGAN Delford 8 5 LEFAIVRE David 9 9 POULINA Gilbert 10 4 BONAFASIA Norandy Total Tournament

CUR BAH BAH JAM BAH CUR JAM MQE CUR CUR

8 10 14 13 16 20 8 10 3 14 257

Total Attempts 25 28 32 27 32 36 18 25 16 26 568

Avg. by set 0.92 0.80 0.70 0.60 0.60 0.58 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.42 4.68

Serve Hits 29 28 26 35 36 46 15 32 31 34 785

Total Attempts 38 40 39 41 43 57 23 35 36 42 971

Avg. by set 0.50 0.42 0.40 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.30 0.25 0.25 2.73

Shots

44 29 25 18 34 25 25 32 31 29 492

17 6 12 5 10 12 14 12 13 13 210

24 22 13 14 27 18 16 30 28 29 425

Kill Blocks 11 8 7 6 6 7 5 6 6 5 103

Faults

Rebounds

6 10 11 8 10 9 5 9 7 7 208

Best Servers

Rk No Name

Team

1 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 2 10 COLINA Darwin 3 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 4 1 ISENIA Raygid 5 4 CHRISTINE Loris 6 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 7 4 BONAFASIA Norandy 8 8 RAHMING Endierich 9 11 ENIONA Bruno 10 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric Total Tournament

BAH CUR BAH CUR MQE CUR CUR BAH MQE MQE

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Succ. % 51.76 50.88 50.00 48.65 47.89 45.45 45.45 43.24 43.06 40.85 43.66

Faults

Best Blockers

Rk No Name

Total Attempts 85 57 50 37 71 55 55 74 72 71 1,127

Spikes

Aces

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5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 60

Faults 4 7 9 2 3 7 4 2 5 126

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Best Diggers

Rk No Name

Team

1 10 MELINARD Gael 2 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 3 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 4 17 FORBES Shedrick 5 6 BROWN Dellan 6 5 WAUGH Kenneth 7 4 WEBB Ryck 8 1 ALPHA Gregory 9 12 YEUNG Harold 10 15 TAYLOR Conaradio Total Tournament

MQE BAH CUR BAH JAM JAM JAM MQE CUR JAM

16 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 69

Team

1 3 SMITH Errol 2 12 YEUNG Harold 3 4 CHRISTINE Loris 4 11 SIMON Tony 5 3 TRAMIS Mickael 6 1 SOUTHARD Javari 7 1 ISENIA Raygid 8 1 EASY Alwayne 9 10 WALTERS Christopher 10 2 RAPHAEL Ebram Total Tournament

JAM CUR MQE BAH MQE BAH CUR JAM JAM CUR

28 26 10 26 15 22 10 17 21 21 488

Total Attempts 54 41 27 37 25 36 28 29 41 28 815

Avg. by set 1.33 0.60 0.42 0.40 0.40 0.30 0.30 0.25 0.25 0.20 3.14

Still Sets 157 207 154 126 58 26 2 4 18 8 872

Total Attempts 196 251 195 154 68 33 4 5 20 9 1,057

Avg. by set 3.80 3.33 3.08 2.10 0.75 0.60 0.17 0.10 0.10 0.08 7.18

Receptions

10 9 12 7 6 11 15 9 17 5 258

Running Sets 38 40 37 21 9 6 2 1 1 1 158

Faults 1 4 4 7 1 1 1 27

Best Receivers

Rk No Name

Team

1 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 2 5 LEFAIVRE David 3 7 MARTHA Terence 4 2 RAPHAEL Ebram 5 3 KNOWLES Renaldo 6 10 MELINARD Gael 7 2 WILSON Prince'tanique 8 15 TAYLOR Conaradio 9 12 CHRISTINE Aymeric - 4 WEBB Ryck Total Tournament

BAH MQE CUR CUR BAH MQE BAH JAM MQE JAM

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Faults

Best Setters

Rk No Name

Digs

Limit: 25.00% Excellents

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27 28 34 35 19 34 19 23 28 21 325

Faults 2 2 5 7 3 2 5 4 8 4 53

Serve Receptions 29 32 41 37 24 58 18 38 41 18 457

Total Attempts 58 62 80 79 46 94 42 65 77 43 835

Eff. % 43.10 41.94 36.25 35.44 34.78 34.04 33.33 29.23 25.97 32.57

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

Best Liberos

Rk No Name 1 10 MELINARD Gael 2 6 FERGUSON Jamaal 3 7 MARTHA Terence 4 5 WAUGH Kenneth

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Team

Excellents

Faults

In play

MQE BAH CUR JAM

50 33 36 16

12 11 24 12

86 55 61 43

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Total attempts 148 99 121 71

Avg. by set 4.17 3.30 3.00 1.60

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 Rk Team

Best Spikers Limit: 15.00%

1 CUR CURACAO 2 BAH BAHAMAS 3 JAM JAMAICA 4 MQE MARTINIQUE Total Tournament

 Rk Team

Total Attempts 270 254 239 208 971

Avg. by set 1.67 1.60 1.25 0.90 2.73

Total Attempts 232 185 212 186 815

Avg. by set 2.00 1.50 1.42 1.30 3.14

89 110 86 140 425

Best Blockers Faults

Rebounds

43 60 43 62 208

Best Servers 20 16 15 9 60

Faults 38 23 28 37 126

Best Diggers Digs

1 MQE MARTINIQUE 2 JAM JAMAICA 3 CUR CURACAO 4 BAH BAHAMAS Total Tournament

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Serve Hits 212 215 196 162 785

33 57 57 63 210

1 CUR CURACAO 2 BAH BAHAMAS 3 MQE MARTINIQUE 4 JAM JAMAICA Total Tournament

Rk Team

Avg. by set 2.83 2.60 2.00 1.92 4.68

118 141 115 118 492

Aces

62 65 53 77 257

Total Attempts 139 151 116 162 568

Shots

Kill Blocks 34 26 20 23 103

Rk Team

Succ. % 49.17 45.78 44.57 36.76 43.66

Faults

1 BAH BAHAMAS 2 CUR CURACAO 3 JAM JAMAICA 4 MQE MARTINIQUE Total Tournament

Total Attempts 240 308 258 321 1,127

Spikes

24 15 17 13 69

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Faults 74 58 80 46 258

Receptions 134 112 115 127 488

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Best Setters Running Sets 40 48 43 27 158

Rk Team 1 JAM JAMAICA 1 MQE MARTINIQUE 3 CUR CURACAO 4 BAH BAHAMAS Total Tournament

 Rk Team

3 7 6 11 27

Still Sets 198 252 238 184 872

Total Attempts 241 307 287 222 1,057

Avg. by set 4.00 4.00 3.58 2.70 7.18

Best Receivers Limit: 25.00% Excellents

1 BAH BAHAMAS 2 MQE MARTINIQUE 3 CUR CURACAO 4 JAM JAMAICA Total Tournament

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Faults

69 90 91 75 325

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Faults 10 13 18 12 53

Serve Receptions 82 135 124 116 457

Total Attempts 161 238 233 203 835

Eff. % 36.65 32.35 31.33 31.03 32.57

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Bahamas downs Martinique to stay perfect

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, December 2: Bahamas lived up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites when they swept past Martinique in straight sets to top the preliminary round in the four-team NORCECA Group A 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship qualifiers at the International School of Curacao, Willemstad, on Sunday morning. Leading the way for the Bahamians, recent winners of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championship in US Virgin Islands, St Croix, were the trio of Renaldo Knowles, captain, Prince’tanique Wilson and Byron Ferguson with 13, 11 and 11 points respectively. Already assured of a place in the finals by winning their first two matches over Jamaica (3-0) and host Curacao (3-1), Bahamas playing a high level of confidence and composure won 2516, 27-25, 25-16 in 67 minutes. The CAZOVA champions was also dominant in spikes, 36-25 while they had a slight edge on blocks 8-7 thanks to Ferguson (B) with four and Endierich Rahming (two) while both teams were even on service aces, five apiece. Edouard Lowinsky was the lone player for Martinique to reach double-figures with 12 points while captain David Lefaivre and Aymeric Christine got seven points as their team failed to deliver in a must-win match and will now need to win the bronze medal contest between the loser of the Curacao/Jamaica contest to reach the second round of qualifiers next year. With the win, Bahamas ended the four-team round-robin staged with 14 points from a possible 15, Ten points clear of Curacao and Jamaica which faced off in the final round-robin encounter on Sunday morning. Martinique ended bottom of the table with three points ahead of Sunday’s bronze medal match with the loser of the Jamaica/Curacao encounter. Speaking after the match, Lefaivre said his team used the match against the Bahamians to work on their cohesion as they know they will have to put in a great effort in the bronze medal to qualify as one of the top three teams to the next round. Prince’tanique, captain of the Bahamian squad was pleased his players stayed with the game plan and maintained its winning form.


“We have been playing pretty good so far in the tournament and we just need to keep executing well and stick to the game plan if we want to win the gold medal, which is our main objective. “ Erialc Eddy, coach of the Martinique team said his team had already shifted focus to the bronze medal match in the afternoon and he took a decision to rest some of his better players. However, he noted he was still pleased with the effort of the players and hopes it continues in their final match. Raymond Wilson, coach of Bahamas and Prince’tanique’s dad was quick to admit that he was pretty much satisfied with the progress of his team. “The team has performed much better as the matches have gone on and I expect that by time we play the final we will be at our peak and put on a great performance. On Sunday after, the top two teams at the end of the preliminary round will contest the gold medal match from 8pm while two hours earlier, the other two teams in the group vie for the all important bronze medal, at the end of which, the top three teams will advance to the second round of qualifiers which begin next year.


Curacao sweeps past Jamaica to reach final

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, December 2: Darwin Colina topscored for the second time in three matches as host, Curacao defeated Jamaica in straight sets (3-0) to secure second spot at the end of the preliminary round in the four-team NORCECA Group A 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship qualifiers. This was in the final round-robin match at the International School of Curacao on Sunday morning. Colina amassed 18 points, while veteran Gilbert Poulina added 14, and captain, Ebram Raphael nine for the host to come away with a 25-15, 25-22, 25-22 triumph in the winnertake-all contest in 66 minutes. Curacao now sets up a gold medal clash with pre-tournament favourites, Bahamas which topped the pool with three wins from as many matches and 14 points from a possible 15. For the Jamaicans, who were guilty of making a number of errors, Conaradio Taylor was the lone scorer in double-figures with 11 points, while Delford Morgan contributed eight and captain Dellan Brown, seven in the loss. Going into the encounter, both teams had a 1-1 record of wins and losses and four points each, and both needed a win to claim second spot in the group to join Bahamas, recent winners of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association Championship in US Virgin Islands, St Croix in the second round of qualifiers next year ahead of the bronze and gold medal matches in the afternoon. However, it was the host country which executed its plan almost to perfection and outscored its opponent on spikes, 36-26, 10-4 on blocks and 8-3 on service aces for the win to end with nine points while Jamaica was third with four, and Martinique, fourth with three. A visibly upset Brown commenting on his team’s display said his team has developed a trend of starting matches too slow and not all the times opponents will give them the chance to get back in the contest as was shown by Curacao. “We are lacking that killer instinct at the moment and we now find ourselves in another must win match if we want to advance to the next round. We have to find that spirit for the match,” he stressed. Raphael, meanwhile, was excited with the win which guaranteed his team a spot in the next round but at the same time said he was eagerly looking ahead to facing Bahamas for a second time in the gold medal match.


Steve Davis, coach of Jamaica noted that inconsistent play continues to be a key worry for his team, but at the same time there were some good signs in the team play. “We have not gotten the results that we would like but there are a lot of positives to take forward and I am hoping that we can get it right against Martinique in that important match. “As a coach I can plan as well as I want to for the match, but now it’s up to the guys to have that determination and execute well,” Davis explained. Hubert Petronia, the soft-spoken coach of Curacao boasted, “After our last match against Bahamas I said we will win against Jamaica and that is what we did here to reach the final. I am very proud of my players because in this tournament no one focused on us as being a threat and now we go into the final very confident.” On Sunday night, Jamaica faces Martinique from 6pm in the bronze medal match which will determine the third team to join finalists, Bahamas and Curacao in the next round of qualifiers, beginning next year.

Bulletin No3 2014 FIVB World Championship Qualification Mens Round 1 Group C-Curacao  

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