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FIVB: 2012 Junior World Championships

2012 fivb junior worlds

We are back in Halifax for the FIVB Junior World Championships.  We have five women's and four men's teams representing Canada including half of last year's women's silver medallist team with Melissa Humana-Paredes back in Halifax.  From the FIVB press release:

The world championship event will be held through Sunday (Sept. 2) at the purpose-built beach volleyball complex on the Salter Lot of the Halifax Waterfront. This is the not only the second time in the event’s 12-year history that it is being held in North America, but also the second straight year in Halifax.

Gathered in Halifax for this year’s event are 81 teams (41 men and 40 women) from 34 countries. With 32 teams in each gender qualified into their respective main draws, the additional teams for each gender are reserve teams if needed to complete the respective 32-team fields. This is the first time in event history that a 32-team main draw field is being used for the competition.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight four-team pools for round-robin play of three matches per team. The women will begin with two rounds on Wednesday and one on Thursday, while the men will have two rounds on Thursday and one on Friday.

The top three teams in each pool (24 total) will advance to the single-elimination bracket phase of the tournament. The women will begin their single elimination phase with two rounds on Friday followed by the women’s quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday. Men will play their first elimination round on Friday, followed by the second round and quarterfinals on Saturday and the semifinals on Sunday morning.

The event is run as Sand Jam Halifax with tickets being sold on the Sand Jam Halifax website.  Also on the website, you can download the Sand Jam mobile app to follow along with match results, news and more.  Team list below.

Canadian Women in Halifax

Canada Longman-Bukovec
Canada Monette-MacDougall
Canada Humana-Paredes-Pischke
Canada Sider-Hamer

Canadian Men in Halifax

Canada Chow-Del Bianco
Canada Keith-May
Canada Kocur-Coleman
Canada Nusbaum-O'Gorman

Live Streams and results after the jump.

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