The tournament offers six tickets – four to NORCECA and two to South America – to next year’s FIVB World Grand Prix, the premier annual women’s event.
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and hosts Peru are the representatives of South America while Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and United States are the participants from NORCECA Confederation.
For the first time, teams will be divided in three pools of four teams programmed to compete first in Callao, Huacho and Iquitos for the preliminary phase. The event then continues in Callao and Lima at Miguel Grau and Eduardo Dibos Coliseums respectively.
Pool A in Callao consists of Argentina, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and United States while Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba and Peru will be playing in Pool B in Iquitos. The teams of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico will contest in Huacho.
The two pool winners with best point-ratio will receive byes to the semifinals and the pool winner with lowest point-ratio will play in the quarterfinals with the three second place teams.
Cuba, with four gold medals, leads the all-time standings followed by Brazil with three and Dominican Republic and United States each with two titles.
United States is the defending champions after winning the eleventh edition in Ciudad Juarez by defeating Brazil in a memorable come-from-behind victory in five sets 28-30, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-11 victory. The bronze medal went to Cuba following a five-set win 25-21, 28-26, 23-25, 18-25, 15-11 over Dominican Republic.
The members of the Control Committee, led by the Pan American Volleyball Union President, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, are scheduled to arrive in Lima on Friday with the teams arriving on Saturday.
The schedule of the preliminary phase of the competition is as follows:
18:00 Argentina v Puerto Rico
20:00 United States v Trinidad & Tobago
18:00 Argentina v Trinidad & Tobago
20:00 United States v Puerto Rico
18:00 Puerto Rico v Trinidad & Tobago
20:00 United States v Argentina
18:00 Cuba v Canada
20:00 Perú v Costa Rica
18:00 Cuba v Costa Rica
20:00 Perú v Canada
18:00 Canada v Costa Rica
20:00 Peru v Cuba
18:00 Colombia v México
20:00 Brazil v Dominican Republic
18:00 Dominican Republic v Colombia
20:00 Brazil v México
18:00 Dominican Repulic v México
20:00 Brazil v Colombia
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2002 CUB DOM CAN
2003 USA DOM CUB
2004 CUB USA DOM
2005 CUB DOM BRA
2006 BRA CUB DOM
2007 CUB BRA DOM
2008 DOM BRA ARG
2009 BRA DOM PUR
2010 DOM PER USA
2011 BRA DOM USA
2012 USA BRA CUB
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