Scotland claim first victory at World Champs qualifier in Reykjavik, Cyprus stun hosts Iceland

The first-round qualifier for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship – which counts also as qualifying stage for the 2017 Small Countries Division European Championship – continued on Saturday in Reykjavik with Scotland routing Andorra in three straight sets in the opening match where both teams were chasing their first victory in the competition. LaterContinue reading “Scotland claim first victory at World Champs qualifier in Reykjavik, Cyprus stun hosts Iceland”

Cyprus and Iceland off to a strong start at World Champs qualifier

Cyprus routed Andorra in three sets and hosts Iceland claimed a nail-biting five-set match with Scotland to open the programme of the first-round qualifier for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship taking place this weekend in Reykjavik, which counts also for the qualifying stage of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Small Countries Division.Continue reading “Cyprus and Iceland off to a strong start at World Champs qualifier”

Northern Ireland open World Champs qualification process edging Faroe Islands

Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands opened on Friday night the programme of the first-round qualifier for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship, which is taking place this weekend at d’Coque, the iconic National Cultural and Sporting Centre in Luxembourg City. Though they have travelled to the Grand Duchy with a roster consisting of onlyContinue reading “Northern Ireland open World Champs qualification process edging Faroe Islands”

Tie-break win for Luxembourg on Day 1 at d’Coque

Two tie-break matches were contested on Friday at d’Coque in Luxembourg City where the Grand Duchy’s ‘Red Lions’ and Austria needed five sets each to edge Lithuania and the Republic of Moldova respectively on the opening day of a first-round qualifier (Pool 2) for the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Men. The competition isContinue reading “Tie-break win for Luxembourg on Day 1 at d’Coque”

SCD and World Champs qualification to be broadcast on Faroese national TV

When Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, hosts the women’s Pool A qualification round for the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Small Countries Division (SCD), which also counts for the first qualifying stage of the European qualification process to the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship, matches from the competition will for the firstContinue reading “SCD and World Champs qualification to be broadcast on Faroese national TV”

Men’s World Champs first qualifying round to continue in Reykjavik

The Icelandic men’s Volleyball team will be hosting this coming weekend their counterparts from Andorra, Cyprus and Scotland for a single-round robin tournament which counts for the first stage of the European qualification process for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship as well as for the qualifying stage of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European ChampionshipContinue reading “Men’s World Champs first qualifying round to continue in Reykjavik”

Luxembourg finish World Champs home qualifier with commanding win over Faroe Islands

The ‘Red Lions’ of Luxembourg delivered another classy performance on Sunday to rout the Faroe Islands in three comprehensive sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-10) and secure first place in their pool to qualify for the second round of qualification for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship due to follow in May 2017. With this result combinedContinue reading “Luxembourg finish World Champs home qualifier with commanding win over Faroe Islands”

Luxembourg rout Northern Ireland to set sights on top spot at World Champs qualifier

As many had predicted, on Saturday the home team of Luxembourg easily disposed of Northern Ireland in what was their debut match at d’Coque for the first-round qualifier of the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship, which also coincides with the qualifying stage for the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Small Countries Division. Luxembourg showedContinue reading “Luxembourg rout Northern Ireland to set sights on top spot at World Champs qualifier”

World Championship qualification process to start later this week in Luxembourg

The European qualification process for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship to be co-hosted by Italy and Bulgaria will start later this week with the first of two first-round qualifiers taking place in Luxembourg. The tournament featuring the national teams of Luxembourg, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands coincides also with the qualifying stage ofContinue reading “World Championship qualification process to start later this week in Luxembourg”

Malta’s Inter-Schools Tournament a Success

The third Inter-Schools Volleyball tournament of this year is being held this Wednesday 27th April 2016, at the Cottonera Sports Complex. This time round it will be for boys and girls (coed) in Forms 1 and 2. The tournament is once again being organised by the Sport Promotion Unit within SportMalta, with the collaboration ofContinue reading “Malta’s Inter-Schools Tournament a Success”