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saishuu

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Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 4:20am

So... Brazil and Slovenia are pretty much locked in the semifinals and the last spots should go to either Bulgaria/Turkey and China/D. Republic, right?
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Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 5:55am

So... Brazil and Slovenia are pretty much locked in the semifinals and the last spots should go to either Bulgaria/Turkey and China/D. Republic, right?

Yes... a resource saving skipping the Quarterfinal stage directly move into the Semifinals :D

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The competition will feature 12 teams and will run over seven days with one rest day.

The 12 teams will be divided into two pools of six teams each and will play a round-robin tournament to determine the ranking from first to sixth.

The top two teams in both pools will progress to the semifinals and finals. The third and fourth placed teams from the pool stage will enter a similar playoff format playing for classification from fifth to eighth.


DOM v CHN and TUR v BUL practically will determine the Pool runner-ups. Don't think other teams can make any upset.

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Thursday, September 14th 2017, 7:32pm

WOW, The BUL team is so strong... the BRA team was just beaten 0-4 (10 - 15; 5 - 15; 14 - 16; 9 - 15) thus BUL advances into the SF (unless there's some upset); most likely accompanied by BRA.

TUR needs to win all the remaining matches incl. against BUL to vie for the 2nd place (unless BRA suffers an upset from the weaker teams).

"The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Thursday, September 14th 2017, 9:05pm

The CHN U23 just said "Zài Jiàn" means "Goodbye" to the World Championship after being crushed 0-4 by DOM ... DOM won 15 - 10; 15 - 13; 15 - 3; 15 - 10

SLO & DOM from Pool A will play in the SF.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 3:28pm

Jin Ye proved that she is the best "OP" in ACH 2017.
Wu Sheng - no words to say

CHN 4-2 Argentina [11-15,13-15,15-8,15-11,18-16,16-14]
China U23 still has the chance of semifinals.
My favourite roster of Chinese
male NT:
S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
L - Ren Qi

female NT:
S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
L - Lin Li

My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 4:30pm

Jin Ye proved that she is the best "OP" in ACH 2017.
Wu Sheng - no words to say

CHN 4-2 Argentina [11-15,13-15,15-8,15-11,18-16,16-14]
China U23 still has the chance of semifinals.

Ha ha ha life is real... miracle is in one's own dream :D

TUR - BUL ... interesting to see whether or not TUR can turn over the table

BRA - CUB ... CUB ain't an easy team to deal with; this team can give a very good fight

So.... my very guess SLO v BRA and BUL vs DOM in the SF


Btw, the Age Under 23 but not yet a senior NT... rather an aging NT nowadays.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 5:57pm

Jin Ye proved that she is the best "OP" in ACH 2017.
Wu Sheng - no words to say

CHN 4-2 Argentina [11-15,13-15,15-8,15-11,18-16,16-14]
China U23 still has the chance of semifinals.

Ha ha ha life is real... miracle is in one's own dream :D

TUR - BUL ... interesting to see whether or not TUR can turn over the table

BRA - CUB ... CUB ain't an easy team to deal with; this team can give a very good fight

So.... my very guess SLO v BRA and BUL vs DOM in the SF


Btw, the Age Under 23 but not yet a senior NT... rather an aging NT nowadays.
And Turkey is leading 3-0 agaisnt Bulgaria at the moment. Hope they can make it but if they beat Bulgaria, who will make it to semifinals? Brazil or Bulgaria?

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 6:35pm

Jin Ye proved that she is the best "OP" in ACH 2017.
Wu Sheng - no words to say

CHN 4-2 Argentina [11-15,13-15,15-8,15-11,18-16,16-14]
China U23 still has the chance of semifinals.

Ha ha ha life is real... miracle is in one's own dream :D

TUR - BUL ... interesting to see whether or not TUR can turn over the table

BRA - CUB ... CUB ain't an easy team to deal with; this team can give a very good fight

So.... my very guess SLO v BRA and BUL vs DOM in the SF


Btw, the Age Under 23 but not yet a senior NT... rather an aging NT nowadays.
And Turkey is leading 3-0 agaisnt Bulgaria at the moment. Hope they can make it but if they beat Bulgaria, who will make it to semifinals? Brazil or Bulgaria?

Yes TUR bt BUL 4 - 1 (15 - 9; 15 - 12; 15 - 11; 10 - 15; 15 - 13)

IF BRA gets 3 points in its match vs CUB then BRA with 12 points will advance; if just wins with 2 pts then both BRA & BUL will have 11 points then I dunno, at present BRA has better set ratio but Head-to-Head BUL beat BRA.

"The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 6:46pm

Brazil will just need to beat Cuba in any sets to advance since they will have better set ratio 16-8 to Bulgaria's 17-9 if they win 4-3 against Cuba.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 7:18pm

And DOM proceeds to the semifinals as the runner-up of Pool A even though the team was beaten by THA 3 - 4 (15 - 9; 15 - 12; 12 - 15; 15 - 11; 12 - 15; 11 - 15; 18 - 20) in the last match for the better set ratio cf. CHN team.

Thus the SF will play SLO & DOM from Pool A and TUR & BRA (most likely) from Pool B; still have to wait for the last match BRA v CUB re which team to top the Pool B. BUL needs the miracle by CUB bt BRA :D

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 9:25pm

So... Brazil and Slovenia are pretty much locked in the semifinals and the last spots should go to either Bulgaria/Turkey and China/D. Republic, right?
Nevermind, Brazil choked. :what:
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Friday, September 15th 2017, 9:29pm

Turkey/Bulgaria & Slovenia/Dominican Republic

So Brazil lost 1-4 against Cuba :white: and lost their spot shockingly. Which leaves Turkey hopefully with a high chance for gold! :cup: Although Slovenia is on fire too ofc.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 9:31pm

This is a complete disaster year for Brazilian U NTs....both female and male!

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 10:46pm

I don't like that U23 tournament is held in odd years for women. With current system, only the players who were born in odd years could play. Although it doesn't make any problem for male version, it makes things complicated for females. Female competitions are held as U18 and U20 whereas male ones are U19 and U21. Normally it is 94-95 generations' turn but since the tournament is held in odd year, the players who were born in 1994 can not play. That's why, either they should make it U22 or switch to even years.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 11:00pm

Will there be a live stream for semi finals and finals?

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 11:06pm

:cheesy: :cheesy:
Will there be a live stream for semi finals and finals?
I'll answer my own question. :) they are scheduled to be streamed on Fivb Youtube channel.

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Friday, September 15th 2017, 11:06pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3853Q_IJAWQ

this will be semi-final match

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:29am

WOW! The European teams are so strong; they are dominating the U23 World Championship... good sign for that continent since U23 is the closest age bracket to the NT state, just need one more step of metamorphosis.

Poor BRA, the outright reversal of WGP F6.... this time the dragon slayer, CUB beat them to save the BUL instead... what a way to miss the tournament at the very end after leading all the ways in pool position... surprise surprise.

Well, TUR will be the favourite to grab this title... a final against the host is the most likely outcome.

"The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:50am

not following this at all, but you'd think on paper, DOM with the martinez sisters, they would be favorites for the title!

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Saturday, September 16th 2017, 8:45am

WOW! The European teams are so strong;

I agree :box: :lol: :cup: :woohoo:

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