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  • "warolkojtyla" is male

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Favourite Team: Impel Wrocław, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn Koźle

Favourite Players: Ognjenović, Werblińska, De Genarro, Castillo, Ramirez, Zagumny, Grebennikov, N'Gapeth, Toniutti, U. Kovacević

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Sunday, June 11th 2017, 11:16pm

Kakolewska should get best MB

382

Monday, June 12th 2017, 6:04am

what the heck is that fan with the alarm sirens??????? how annoying!

383

Monday, June 12th 2017, 8:18pm

what the heck is that fan with the alarm sirens??????? how annoying!
i thought it was the dj. yes, very annoying. i also hate cheer horns.

384

Monday, June 12th 2017, 10:06pm

Montreux needs a taller stadium if they want to be Big League. That business of losing a point if the ball hits the ceiling isn't cool.
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Posted by ZodiacTTT: "Sidenote: Ugly japs trying to cheat in the set 2 is just so typical of them :down:" Reported as inappropriate but condoned by moderators who enjoy watching grumpy old men disrespect young women. Typical.

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Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 4:56am

what the heck is that fan with the alarm sirens??????? how annoying!
i thought it was the dj. yes, very annoying. i also hate cheer horns.


the camera showed her with a bull horn!!!! how is that allowed indoors? maybe at a football stadium but not here...

samsara

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Posts: 675

Favourite Team: Chinese NT (W)

Favourite Players: Zhu Ting, Zhang Changning, Yuan Xinyue, Xu Yunli, Yan Ni, Zeng Chunlei, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Hui Ruoqi, Gong Xiangyu, Liu Xiaotong, Lin Li

Location: ASIA

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Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 6:48am

Montreux needs a taller stadium if they want to be Big League. That business of losing a point if the ball hits the ceiling isn't cool.

That stadium is an Omnisports venue, that's why its ceiling was not designed to be high enough (for volleyball).

But for this tournament to live up to the reputation and history of the Montreux Volley Masters, the organizer also needs to do more like deploying the Challenge System and using better referees. But I do doubt Montreux city/town does has more proper stadium to host this tournament.

In some brief appreciation ceremony to thank the organizer or the organization behind this tournament involving three senior ladies, of grandma ages (can't recall exactly whether it's done during the semifinals or the last day), I heard some casual remark there about their hope that the Montreux Volley Masters can be kept carrying on in the future.... not sure what did that remark mean actually, or just a formality expression of some kind of good wish, or the tournament starts to feel the pinch of economy & financial pressure as happens in many real life aspects.

Well, let's hope that the tournament will still last for long time to come :D but unless the OC takes care about the Challenge System and referee quality issues, I will regard it as just some "fun party" (not that kind of a serious tournament to reckon) whereas the young and less inexperienced players having chance for some show time...

Quoted once again, these lines by Wiki best describe the very nature of this tournament!

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The Montreux Volley Masters, founded as the Coupe des Nations, later changed to BCV Volley Cup between 1990 and 1996, and to its current name in 1998 is an international invitational tournament for national teams in women's volleyball hosted by the Swiss Volley. Held annually in Montreux, Switzerland since 1984, it is the tournament that opens the international season for national teams.

The main objective of this competition is to work as a preparation for more important and prestigious volleyball tournaments organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), such as the World Grand Prix, the World Championship, the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Many national teams use the tournament as a way of giving experience and international baggage to young players and, as a result, countries are often represented by their underage national 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

387

Friday, June 16th 2017, 5:05am

did you guys see this amazing shot by drussyla around 22:45 here?????


http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/video/2017-0…land-brazil-len

Sidney

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Favourite Team: Brazil NT, USA NT, Ned NT, Rexona, Minas, Fenerbahce, Pomi, Bergamo

Favourite Players: Mihajlovic, Natália, Stevanovic, Fabiana, Jucy, Piccinini, Ferretti, Larson

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Friday, June 16th 2017, 2:10pm


did you guys see this amazing shot by drussyla around 22:45 here?????


http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/video/2017-0…land-brazil-len
She played many years in beach volleyball that's why she has these amazing shots. Later she decided to focus on indoor volleyball.

389

Friday, June 16th 2017, 2:53pm

i have seen pri rivera take those shots as well.

overall dru is not a big hitter, she got blocked so much, and hit out a lot. maybe that's why she was replaced by rosamaria later.

surprised at how much THA struggled with reception there. that really put them at a disadvantage in montreux.

Matthias

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Friday, December 8th 2017, 5:55pm

Next year's edition will take place from 4-9 September. Quite an unusual date for Montreux, but with the domestic and international calendars growing more and more it seems to be difficult to fit yet another tournament in for many teams :S

391

Monday, December 11th 2017, 4:12am

Thailand NT declined the invitation for next year already because there has a lot of tournaments in that period.

tomen

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Favourite Team: Chinese NT (W/M) Russian NT (M/W) Italian NT (W/M) Polish NT (M/W)

Favourite Players: Manon Flier, Zhu Ting, Jiang Chuan

Location: Shanghai, China

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Saturday, December 16th 2017, 1:51pm

Thailand NT declined the invitation for next year already because there has a lot of tournaments in that period.

Brazil and China have agreed to participate in Montreux Volley Masters 2018 though they might be Team B or U-series.
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.

393

Saturday, December 16th 2017, 2:08pm

That woukd be great

seeing fresh brazilian and chinese faces

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Thursday, January 4th 2018, 5:15pm


Next year's edition will take place from 4-9 September. Quite an unusual date for Montreux, but with the domestic and international calendars growing more and more it seems to be difficult to fit yet another tournament in for many teams


Unusual indeed. I hope they'll be able to fill the slate so close to the World Champs...
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Matthias

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Thursday, February 1st 2018, 3:52pm

After Brazil and China, the host confirmed Russia, Italy, Turkey, Poland and Cameroon as participants. I assume the 8th team will be Switzerland.

Pretty good field overall except for the host team and Cameroon, but oh well :roll:

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