The 2009 edition of the Senior Women's South American Championship will start on September 30th. The tournament will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The participants are: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago.
Unfortunately this Championship is completely unbalanced. Brazil is far ahead any of its opponents and unless a major tragedy (or miracle, depends on the person) occurs, Brazil will not end up as the Champions of this Tournament. Brazil's aim is winning this competition in order to qualifying for the World Grand Champions Cup. I believe this competition is somewhat troublesome for the Brazilian girls, cause any result different from a straight-set victory without letting their opponents score more than 15 points will be considered a bad result.
Brazil's team roster for this competition is:
Setters: Dani Lins and Ana Tiemi
Opposites: Sheilla and Joycinha
Outside hitters: Mári, Natália, Sassá and Paula Pequeno
Middle-blockers; Fabiana, Thaísa, Carol Gattaz and Adenízia
Liberos: Fabi and Camila Brait
At least we'll be able to find out if Brazil's reception has improved after the intensive reception training program our girls have undergone. It is nice to see that Paula is back to the NT. The only player missing now is Jaqueline, but it seems she will come back only in 2010.