Junior World Championships 2009

  • Pune, India
    31 July - 9 August 2009

    Pool A: Tunisia, United States, Belarus and India
    Pool B: Iran, China, Egypt and Belgium
    Pool C: Greece, Cuba, Argentina and France
    Pool D: Russia, Poland, Canada and Brazil

    Match schedule for the preliminary round:
    July 31
    Pool A: Tunisia vs. India, USA vs. Belarus
    Pool B: Iran vs. Belgium, China vs. Egypt
    Pool C: Greece vs. France, Cuba vs. Argentina
    Pool D: Russia vs. Brazil, Poland vs. Canada

    August 1
    Pool A: India vs. Belarus, Tunisia vs. USA
    Pool B: Belgium vs. Egypt, Iran vs. China
    Pool C: France vs. Argentina, Greece vs. Cuba
    Pool D: Brazil vs. Canada, Russia vs. Poland

    August 2
    Pool A: USA vs. India, Belarus vs. Tunisia
    Pool B: China vs. Belgium, Egypt vs. Iran
    Pool C: Cuba vs. France, Argentina vs. Greece
    Pool D: Poland vs. Brazil, Canada vs. Russia

  • The French junior team will play a game against Switzerland tomorrow à 4:00 pm.

    This game will be broadcast live on the CNVB's website.

  • Poland, Brazil, Russia...and also Canada. This group looks very srong. For example USA have no real opponents in their group.

    The most important 3:

    5th place - Prediction Game - World League 2011 :D

  • Poland
    S: Fabian Drzyzga, Wojciech Włodarczyk
    Opp: Dawid Konarski, Jan Król
    OH: Mateusz Jasiński, Wojciech Kozłowski, Maciej Krzywiecki, Mateusz Mika
    MB: Karol Kłos, Łukasz Polański, Łukasz Wiśniewski
    L: Paweł Zatorski

  • I found out today that USAV had received approval to post the technical video from the USA matches of this tournament. Of course it will not be live but eventually it will be available for viewing. It usually takes a few weeks to process as USAV is dependent on the USOC to process and post. I will post again when I notice the video is available...

  • The French team:

    Middle blockers: ALPHA Stéphane, ATTIE Raphaël, KARTEV Ivan, LAFITTE Franck,
    Outside Hitters: BARAIS Frédéric, QUESQUE Guillaume, JAMBON Martin, KROU Youssef, LYNEEL Julien
    Setters: CORRE Raphaël, TONIUTTI Benjamin
    Libero: GREBENNIKOV Jénia,

    Jambon will likely play as opposite.
    Jénia Grebennikov is the son of the Russian headcoach of Rennes (and of course he is playing with Rennes). This season he progressively made his way to the post of libero, thus taking the place of Finnish NT libero: Sten Esna. Grebennikov ended the season as 5th most efficient receiver, and 2nd most efficient digger of the french championship. (but he played a lot less games than others players)

    The European champions will play without Earvin Ngapeth (who will play with the youth team), and Kévin Le Roux who is injured.

  • 2009 USA Men's Junior National Team

    Thomas Amberg (Middle Blocker/Opposite)
    Tri Bourne (OH)
    Tony Ciarelli (OH)
    Tyler Jaynes (MB)
    Joseph Kauliakamoa (Setter)
    Rusty Lavaja (MB) - My neighbor!
    Brad Lawson (OH)
    Erik Shoji (Libero)
    Matthew Stork (Setter)
    Joseph Sunder (Opp)
    Murphy Troy (OH)
    Nick Vogel (MB)

    They are departing the US today...

  • Matthew Stork -> any relation to Jeff Stork?

  • 2009 Belgium's Junior National Team

    The final selection was just announced:

    Setters: Matthias Valkiers, Koen De Brandt
    Opposites: Matthias Van Damme, Sam De Roo
    Middle Blockers: Wim Backaert, Pieter Verhees
    Outside: Kevin Klinkenberg, Leonard De Schrijver, Ruben Van Hirtum, Stefaan De Brabandere
    Libero: Will Van Renthergem, Robin De Bont

    Three major absentees in this team:
    Setter: Yves Kruyner (will play WC Qualification tournament with senior team in Finland - plays for Cannes next Season)
    Opposite: Bram Van den Dries (recovering from knee surgery - A1 Latina next Season)
    Middle: Simon van de Voorde (injured - Noliko Maaseik next season)

    These 3 players already played in the Belgian top league last season.
    Now only 4 others remain with one year of top league experience: Verhees (Lennik), Klinkenberg (Maaseik), Van Renthergem (Lennik), Van Hirtum (Everbeur)

    This team won a bronze medal on the youth EC 2 years ago and ended 6th in the youth WC that same year.

    Pretty strong team still, they eliminated Germany and Bulgaria in the qualifications with the same line-up, but a repeat of that 6th place is too much to hope for I'm afraid.

  • I am really lookin forward to see Murphy and Erik Shoji, Murphy is an animal and after I saw the set of Erik with the leg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0gZQq_tyLE , I am lookin to see if he can over top it!!!

  • Poland Lost to Kanada 2-3 -pathetic :mad:

    Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to
    stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs
    you, that takes a lot of courage.

  • Poland Lost to Kanada 2-3 -pathetic :mad:

    No comment :roll:

    The most important 3:

    5th place - Prediction Game - World League 2011 :D

  • Pool A
    USA - Belarus 3-1 (32-30 21-25 25-18 30-28 )
    Tunisia - India 0-3 (11-25 15-25 13-25)

    Pool B
    Iran - Belgium 3-0 (25-20 27-25 25-17)
    China - Egypt 3-0 (25-16 25-20 25-17)

    Pool C
    Cuba - Argentina 0-3 (20-25 29-31 16-25)
    Greece - France 0-3 (18-25 20-25 24-26)

    Pool D
    Poland - Canada 2-3 (25-19 21-25 25-15 20-25 11-15)
    Russia - Brazil 1-3 (28-30 16-25 25-23 19-25)

  • Not a good day for European teams...

  • Pool A
    Tunisia - USA 1-3 (25-21 19-25 15-25 21-25)
    India - Belarus 2-3 (21-25 25-22 23-25 25-20 11-15)
    Belarus - Tunisia 3-1 (24-26 26-24 25-17 25-17)
    India - USA 3-0 (25-23 25-21 25-18 )
    Final Ranking
    1. India 5
    2. USA 5
    3. Belarus 5
    4. Tunisia 3

    Pool B
    Belgium - Egypt 3-0 (25-12 32-30 25-21)
    Iran - China 3-1 (25-15 22-25 25-15 25-13)
    China - Belgium 0-3 (17-25 22-25 22-25)
    Egypt - Iran 1-3 (9-25 25-19 21-25 20-25)
    Final Ranking
    1. Iran 6
    2. Belgium 5
    3. China 4
    4. Egypt 3

    Pool C
    France - Argentina 3-2 (19-25 25-23 20-25 25-23 15-11)
    Greece - Cuba 0-3 (17-25 20-25 16-25)
    Cuba - France 3-2 (23-25 25-22 25-16 22-25 15-13)
    Argentina - Greece 3-1 (20-25 25-22 25-16 25-17)
    Final Ranking
    1. Argentina 5
    2. Cuba 5
    3. France 5
    4. Greece 3

    Pool D
    Brazil - Canada 3-0 (25-21 25-22 25-13)
    Russia - Poland 3-2 (32-30 21-25 16-25 25-22 15-10)
    Canada - Russia 1-3 (30-32 16-25 25-17 22-25)
    Poland - Brazil 0-3 (18-25 23-25 18-25)
    Final Ranking
    1. Brazil 6
    2. Russia 5
    3. Canada 4
    4. Poland 3

  • After first round, seems like Brazil, Argentina and Iran are most serious medal contenders on this WC. European teams are not even close, although France with N'Gapeth would IMO be in group with them, now they are in 9-16 position battle.

    Cuba has Leon and Cepeda but we will see tomorrow how will they deal with Iran, dont think they should win that one.

    Russia and Belgium are only european teams in medals battle but will hardly get one, only pity is that Belarus lost 2nd place to USA cause of one point :what: (ratio 1.037 to USA 1.039)