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Bartek

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Sunday, December 11th 2016, 9:09pm

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

Prediction Game:


Gold Medals - 14

Silver Medals - 12

Bronze Medals - 9


Overall: 35


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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Bartek" (May 23rd 2017, 9:13pm)


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Sunday, December 11th 2016, 10:44pm

I have to admit that i had to look up, what kind of a tournament this actually is ?(

Apparantly it has some kind of tradition but somehow i didn't pay attention to the 2013 edition. Historically, do the teams/federations take this seriously and send their best possible teams?

Generally speaking and as a big friend of club volleyball, i don't think the world needs another NT tournament directly in front of the club season. There is World League, WCH qualification and continental championships and i think this should be enough.....
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Sunday, December 11th 2016, 10:53pm

Sorry, but if you have not heard of the Grand Champions Cup, I dont think u are a really volleyball fan. OLOLOLO... unless u r really young.

Started in 1993 ...and yes teams do send their best players. It is the first tournament after the GP and WL to start the new Olympic Cycle.

But it does not give points to the World Ranking, but it does have Prize Money.

here`s the link with the rosters from 2013, just so you can see, all the teams had their full roster.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_FIVB_…ions_Cup_squads

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_FIVB_…ions_Cup_squads

MVP per season.

1993 - Regla Bell
1997 - Aratamova
2001 - Yang Hao - Ivan Milijkovic
2005 - Sheila Castro - Andre Nascimento
2009 - Gioli - Robertland Simon
2013 - Fabiana Claudino - Muserskyi

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 12:21am

Sorry, but if you have not heard of the Grand Champions Cup, I dont think u are a really volleyball fan. OLOLOLO... unless u r really young.
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance" :teach:

There is very little coverage in german media on volleyball tournaments, even if german teams are participating. So you can imagine that the coverage or even the mention on tournaments with no german participation equals zero. i referred to 2013 as i was already enlisted here but do not remember any discussions. A quick forum search didn't deliver results for the men's tournament as well. So i was asking and luckily, i can always rely on knowledgable, humble and friendly guys like you :wavy: .
Thank you for the links :thumbup:

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As a little fatherly advice: Your teletubbyish "OLOLOLO" stuff comes along quite weird. Just sayin'......
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Monday, December 12th 2016, 12:42am

Oh Ok,but I just use LOLOLOL when Im joking about something, like when I said u r probably have not heard of the WGCC based on your age, Im not being sarcastic, just funny. :thumbsup:

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 2:47am

Sorry, but if you have not heard of the Grand Champions Cup, I dont think u are a really volleyball fan. OLOLOLO... unless u r really young.

Started in 1993 ...and yes teams do send their best players. It is the first tournament after the GP and WL to start the new Olympic Cycle.


I was studying as an exchange student at Waseda University in Tokyo at the time and watched the Brazil-Italy, Cuba-USA and a little bit of the South Korea-Japan game in person during the Tokyo weekend matches.

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 6:44am

Vow that is so cool... I'm the most crazy volleyball fan ever :gone: but I have never ever seen a professional game in person, only NCAA :wacko:

I bought the tickets for the Grand Prix final Round in Omaha, but something happened and I was not able to make it ;(

Hopefully I will watch the GP and or WL in 2018 hopefully in they play in the US.

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 2:12pm

There is very little coverage in german media on volleyball tournaments, even if german teams are participating. So you can imagine that the coverage or even the mention on tournaments with no german participation equals zero. i referred to 2013 as i was already enlisted here but do not remember any discussions. A quick forum search didn't deliver results for the men's tournament as well.
You are right, a forum search delivers nothing, I don't know why. But if you go to the archive section and enter the threads for both years 2013 and 2009, you will find the right threads :) Here they are:

2013 WGCC
2009 WGCC

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 3:18pm

There is very little coverage in german media on volleyball tournaments, even if german teams are participating. So you can imagine that the coverage or even the mention on tournaments with no german participation equals zero. i referred to 2013 as i was already enlisted here but do not remember any discussions. A quick forum search didn't deliver results for the men's tournament as well.
You are right, a forum search delivers nothing, I don't know why. But if you go to the archive section and enter the threads for both years 2013 and 2009, you will find the right threads :) Here they are:

2013 WGCC
2009 WGCC

thanks. as i see, i even made some posts in the 2013 thread :lol:

But still i think that there is actually no need for this tournament. Players should be at their clubs and make a reasonable preparation for the club season.....
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Monday, December 12th 2016, 5:06pm

Two words:

-Japan

-$$$

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Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 11:05am

2017 Men's World Grand Champions Cup

The 7th edition of the world's most useless international tournament will take place in Japan, as usual, in the period 12 - 17 September. The list of participants is almost the same as in 2013, even the wild card recipient is identical, this time the reigning European champions France replace Russia.

Japan Host Country
Brazil South America
United States NORCECA
France CEV
Iran ASIA
Italy Wild Card

Venues

Nagoya and Osaka

Full schedule here.

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Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 1:30pm

Such topic exists.
Prediction Game:


Gold Medals - 14

Silver Medals - 12

Bronze Medals - 9


Overall: 35


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