Bangkok, Thailand, March 16, 2023 – Thrills and spills await volleyball enthusiasts and fan clubs when AVC has on Thursday completed the eagerly-awaited drawing of lots for the remaining 6 Asian Volleyball Championships due to be held this year.
Earlier, AVC has already conducted the drawing of lots for the first two events – 2023 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship to be hosted by Vietnam between April 25 and May 2 in Vinh Phuc and the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Manama, Bahrain from May 14 to 21.
The drawing of lots for the remaining 6 events was organized at the AVC Headquarters in Bangkok, with representatives of all participating teams joining on Zoom. AVC Executive Director Mr Shanrit Wongprasert conducted the ceremony, with two AVC officers Ms Nattalida Sumdangdech and Mr Pavarit Dairinram assisting.
A total of 12 teams confirmed their participation in the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup for Women from June 18 to 25 in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia, the crucial tournament to qualify only one team to represent Asia in the FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup, which acts as a qualifier for the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Ahead of the drawing of lots, Mr Shanrit informed the representatives of participating teams that the AVC Challenge Cup for both men and women will be held annually, giving Asian teams an opportunity to accumulate world ranking points and improve their world rankings. If this AVC Challenge Cup and the Asian Senior Volleyball Championship take place in the same year, participating teams will stand a chance of accumulating their world ranking points twice.
Following the results of the drawing of lots, organisers Indonesia are in Pool A with Macao and Philippines, while Hong Kong China, which captured their maiden Asian Women’s Challenge Cup title at the last year’s edition in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, are in Pool B with Chinese Taipei and Iran. Pool C comprises India, Australia and Kazakhstan, with Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Vietnam in Pool D. Hosts Indonesia are due to take on Macao in their opening match on June 18.
In the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup for Men in Taipei, Chinese Taipei from July 8 to 15, a record 17 teams will test their mettle to vie for the lone berth up for grabs for the FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup, pathway to the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.
Participating teams were divided into six pools of 3 teams apiece. Only Pool A features two teams, hosts Chinese Taipei and…
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