Volleyball News

First PVC Friendship Cup happens on July 3-9 at JRU

Posted in Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

The folks over at Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC) is going to hold a week long tournament at the Jose Rizal University Gym this July 3-9, 2011. Games start at 3pm onwards on weekends, and 5pm onwards during the weekdays of the competition. It’s called the PVC Friendship Cup because this indoor volleyball tournament has been specially created so that guest volleyball teams coming all the way from Guam can participate. The Pokai Volleyball Club, a volleyball organization based in Guam, will be fielding in their junior women’s and men’s volleyball teams.

Here’s a list of teams who are going to battle it:

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Philippines to host FIVB World Grand Prix again?

Posted in International Volleyball, Volleyball News

Rumors of the Philippines hosting the Grand Prix in Cebu in the near future spurted out from Volleywood.net and now, I see the article being spread all over Facebook accounts – thanks to the like and recommend buttons. Mr. Ace Asas, the man behind the international volleyball site, confirms this to be very likely to happen and in fact his “source” (who is very reliable and apparently very secret as well) says that the deal between the FIVB and Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) is currently being negotiated. Let’s hope the Philippines gets this opportunity once chance.

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix is the premier annual women’s global volleyball tournament that features 16 teams. This 2011, Macau is hosting the Grand Prix finals happening this August. About ten years ago, a leg as well as the finals match of the Grand Prix were staged at the Philsports Arena and Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Leila Barros was adored by the Filipino fans back then.

Here’s the full story taken from Volleywood.net’s article:

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4th Viking Cup participating teams, game schedule

Posted in Viking Cup, Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

A total of 18 teams will be battling it out for the 4th Viking Cup this year. The Women’s Division is divided into brackets A and B, while the Men’s Division (single bracket) is composed of 6 teams. Defending mens champs Team Y.B.R – All Stars is not participating this time. Games start this weekend, venue at the World Citi Colleges – WCC Gym along Aurora Blvd., Cubao.

Here are the the participating teams and game schedule:

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Ateneo wins its first Shakey’s V-League crown

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8, Volleyball News

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1st Celeste Bayanihan Cup: 5-day beach volleyball tournament in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

Summer is almost over. If you missed that company or family outing, then here’s a beach volleyball tournament you may wanna check out. The office of Congressman Jesus “Boying” F. Celeste is holding the 1st Celeste Bayanihan Cup Beach Volleyball Tournament, a 5-day beach volleyball tournament happening this May 26-23, 20011 in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

With a Kampihan para sa Kalikasan theme, this beach volleyball tournament is intended to help sustain the reforestation efforts in the first district of Pangasinan.

This 5-day tournament will use a single round elimination format until the top four teams remain to battle it out for the 1st to 4th place finish. Each team will be limited to 2 players and 1 coach.

Registration is actually already over at this point (March 26 to May 12). For any other interested teams, you can still inquire by getting in touch with Ms. Mirmah Ramirez – mirmah_ramirez@yahoo.com, 0927-5772657, 0919-9530666. Registration fee per team is P5,000. Each officially registered team will be entitled to the following:

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All Stars One-Day League at DAR Gym this Sunday

Posted in Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

One-day volleyball leagues / tournaments are becoming even more popular nowadays. This one is perhaps one of the biggest in terms of the number of participants and it’s called the All Stars One-Day League. This tournament will be held on May 8 (Sunday) from 8am – 9pm. Venue is at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Gym in Diliman, Quezon City. It’s along the elliptical road.

UPDATE: There are a total of 4 brackets with 6 teams of 7 players each. Participating players come from the UAAP, NCAA, AFP, and national teams so this will be an all-out slug fest of the country’s hard-hitting volleyball players.

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Watch UAAP 73 Volleyball semi finals live on Studio23

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball, Volleyball News

After 2 rounds of volleyball, we are now left with the top 4 teams to battle it out in the semi finals of the UAAP Season 73 Volleyball. The top 2 teams have a twice to beat advantage.

Watch the UAAP 73 Volleyball semi finals LIVE on Studio23 (yes, they will also televise the men’s semi finals games and not just the women’s).

  • February 16, 2011 (Wednesday)
    2pm: Men’s Divison – FEU vs. UP
    4pm: Women’s Division: UST vs. ADU
  • February 19, 2011 (Saturday)
    2pm: Men’s Division – UST vs. DLSU
    4pm: Women’s Division – DLSU vs. ADMU

Any game predictions?

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3rd Viking Cup Open Invitational – semis/finals game sked

Posted in Viking Cup, Volleyball News

Remaining games of the 3rd Viking Cup Open Invitational volleyball tournament has been adjust so as not to overlap with the opening of the 5th PVC Open this January 30, 2011. Here are the renaming game sked for the Viking Cup:

Venue: World Citi Colleges (WCC) gym along Aurora Blvd. Cubao

  • January 22, 2011 (Saturday)
    Men’s Elimination:
    8:00am: PCU vs. Spikeithard
    9:30am: YBR vs. St. Joseph-Tondo

    Women’s Semis:
    11:00am: UE Alumni vs. UAP Alumni
    12:30nn: WCC vs. AVC

  • January 23, 2011 (Sunday)
    Men’s Semis:
    10:00am: YBR vs. VGD
    11:30am: AVC vs. (to be determined)

    Women’s Semis:
    1:00pm: WAV vs. TIP
    2:30pm: ASC vs. Spikeithard

Note: If the top teams per each brackets doesnt have any defeats, they will have a twice to beat advantage. The Second game will be held at the same day.

  • January 29, 2011 (Saturday)
    Women’s Finals:
    11:30am: (battle for third)
    1:00pm: (championship match)

    Men’s Finals:
    2:30pm: (battle for third)
    4:00pm: (championship match)

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Lady Archers in the brink of another game forfeiture controversy

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball, Viking Cup, Volleyball News

I had no plans of writing about this issue anytime soon at first but since Mr. Theo Jurado of Journal Online (who’s always first when it comes to volleyball news like this) has already published an article, and because the looming controversy has actually already spread like wildfire online, let me just share again what this fuss is all about.

Apparently, the unbeaten De La Salle Lady Archers in the ongoing UAAP 73 Women’s Volleyball is in the brink of forfeiting either some of their games or perhaps all of them due to a violation of a UAAP rule wherein current UAAP players are not allowed to play in any other league or tournament for the duration of the tournament. To sum up everything, here’s sir Theo’s article taken from www.journal.com.ph website:

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Kalawaan Volleyball Club holds a 1-day league tourney on Jan. 22

Posted in Others, Volleyball News

Kalawaan Volleyball 1-Day League Challenge

When: January 22, 2011 (Saturday) 9am onwards
Where: Kalawaan Gym (padded cement court), Pasig City
Registration Fee: Php1,500 per team (12 players max.)
Registration Period: January 1-15, 2011

1st Place Cash Prize: Php5,000*
2nd Place Cash Prize: Php3,000*

Note: Cash prizes will depend on the total number of teams.

For interested teams, contact: Marlon Casaldan 09167636828, Redge Sta Monica 09164427491, Alvin Redito 09213094425, Howell 09178918825.

These one-day volleyball mini tournaments have been existing for a long time now usually taking place at barangay hall courts. I just learned that it’s actually everywhere now. In most cases, it’s a winner take all the prize money kind of event. So some may think that this seems like a sort of underground volleyball being organized by volleyball mafia groups, because players who join these events usually do so to play for money. Is playing volleyball for money a bad thing?

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