Chiclayo presents the XVIII Women's Pan American Cup

CHICLAYO, Peru, July 4, 2019 - The "Ciudad de la Amistad" as Chiclayo is known once again is the scene of one of the most "emblematic" tournaments of the NORCECA Confederation: the Women's Pan American Cup.

Thursday 04 de July del 2019 15:39 PM

After being the site in 2013, 2015 and 2017, Chiclayo will be the scene of the Group B matches, which makes up the current champion, the United States (six times champion), Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. In the pool A are Cuba, Dominican Republic, Canada, Argentina, Peru and Guatemala that will be played in Trujillo.

At a press conference held at the Casa Andina hotel, headquarters of the teams, Carlos Laos, member of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation (FPV),  the Director of Competitions, the Cuban Ariel Sainz, and the vice president of Norceca, Carlos Beltran of Puerto Rico made the official launch before the media, explaining the level of the tournament and the competition system.


"They will enjoy a good volleyball, we will have the best players and the girls, our future, are the ones that will imitate those stars that they see playing," said Laos.

Meanwhile, Beltran said that "first we have to thank the people of Chiclayo for their kindness, on our part and NORCECA for welcoming all the teams and staff; It is also good to point out that this Cup is a preview of the Lima Games, which will begin in three weeks. We have 4 teams in Trujillo and 3 in Chiclayo that will be in the Pan American Games, missing only Brazil."

"This will be a great volleyball, so we expect the support of all the people of this city, and the media to make it reach the relevance of the event, which in any city of the world would like to organize it," added Beltran.

In addition, the Puerto Rican official said that "the whole world will be able to see the level of this tournament as all the matches will be broadcast through the NORCECATV system".

Ariel Sainz, director of the competition, commented that "18 years ago this Pan American Cup began in Mexico and also Peru will host the XVIII Pan American Games. This Cup awards points for the Central American and Caribbean Games of Panama 2022; it will also serve the preparation teams for the Lima Games and for the Olympic Qualification Tournament that will be held soon."

The games will start on Saturday, June 6 with two games a day, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., at the Cerrado Coliseum in Chiclayo.




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