2014 AVC Club Asian Championship - Thailand - 4/17

  • Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2014 - Debutantes Nakhonratchasima Club are preparing to launch an audacious bid to gatecrash the "Princess Cup" 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship's top four on home soil next month.


    Eleven countries have already confirmed their participation in the top-flight Asian Club competition from April 17 to 25 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, to decide the team that will represent Asia in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland from May 7 to 11.


    According to the draw,the participating club teams from 11 countries have been divided into two pools, with teams from Vietnam (Thong Tin Lienvietpostbank), Turkmenistan, Iran, Japan (Hisamitsu Spring) and hosts Thailand (Nakhonratchasima) in Pool A. Pool B comprises Kazakhstan, India, Chinese Taipei (Taipei), Singapore, the Philippines (PLDT) and China (Bohai Bank Tianjin).


    Last year, China's Guangdong Evergrande, led by legendary coach Lang Ping, reigned supreme in the Asian Club to be pitted against the top teams in the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship, winning third place.


    This year, Bohai Bank Tianjin, which clinched the last year's Chinese Volleyball League, will pursue dreams of winning the eighth Asian Club title for China as well as a berth for the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in May.


    Thailand’s Nakhonratchasima Club were leading the charge at the end of the season-opening Thailand League in early March and chosen as the Thailand's club team to test their mettle in the next month's Asian Club tournament.


    Thailand, fielding all national players, have won the Asian Club title three times in a row from 2009 to 2011, playing under the Federbrau's banner in the first two years and the Chang Club in the third year. In 2012, Thailand's Chang Club finished third to eventual winners Tianjin Bridgestone from China and second-place Toray Arrows from Japan.


    Last year, Thailand was represented by Idea Khon Kaen Club. The Thailand League champions managed to finish a disappointing seventh position out of eight teams contesting the Asian Club tournament in Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam.


    Out to prove his team's talents in the Asian Club meet on home soil, Suthichai Chanbunchee, head coach of the Nakhonratchasima Club and former head coach of national Thailand team, has accepted that his side will have to work hard in preparation for the tournament.


    "This is our club's first time to represent Thailand in the Asian Women's Club Championship. Last year, the Thailand League champions Idea Khon Kaen finished seventh, we (Nakhonratchasima), therefore, cannot underestimate any rival teams," said Suthichai.


    "A daunting task awaits my team in the tough tournament,” he said. “However, as the competition will be held on home soil, I'm convinced that home spectators will help boost our confidence and spirit. I myself have targeted my team to finish top four in the Asian Club meet.


    "Japan’s Hisamitsu Spring are likely to be the strongest in our Pool A, while our first match against team from Turkmenistan on April 17 should not be that difficult. However, to make sure the top-four target can be possible for our team, we have to make our preparation possibly the best and play every match well."


    The Thai head coach said that his squad will be led by two national spikers, Jarasporn Bandasak and Wanichaya Luangtonglang. Nevertheless, Nakhonratchasima Club have also been calling other potential players including three national spikers playing in different domestic clubs, Thapaphaiphan Chaisri, Tatdao Nuekchaeng and Atcharaporn Kongyot, to strengthen the team for a high-performance achievement in the Asian Club meet.


    "We're now training intensively in our home town Nakhon Ratchasima and already decided to leave for the host province Nakhon Pathom on April 14. We won't undergo strict training, but ours will be consistently high standard in a friendly relaxed manner. We (staff coaches) have to keep eyes on individual players in the team if each of them is fit physically and mentally. I think a serious one-month training in our home town will make us ready for our tough matches in the Asian Club meet in Nakhon Pathom," Suthichai said.


    The “Princess Cup” 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship will take place at the Nakhon Pathom Municipality Gymnasium in Nakhon Pathom from April 17 to 25, with the winners joining five teams to vie for the FIVB Women's Club World Championship title.


    Three teams have already qualified for the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in May. They comprise host club Volero Zurich, Brazil's SESI-SP, which won the 14th Women's South American Club Championship in February, and Russia's Dinamo Kazan, which beat world club champions VikifBank Istanbul from Turkey in straight sets in the final showdown at the recent CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League in Baku, Azerbaijan.


    A further two teams - jointly decided by the FIVB and the organisers - will complete the line-up of clubs taking part in the World Club Championship event.

  • Just guess the roster of Team Tianjin (China)
    S - Mi Yang, Liu Ya (temporary)
    OP - Li Ying, Yu Xin-wei
    OH - Yin Na, Sun Yan, Song Jia-liang
    MB - Wang Jia-min, Zhang Xiao-ting, Wang Ning
    L - Wang Qian, Liu Li-wen


    It is reported that Chen Xin-tong can stay in Team Beijing and Wang Bao-quan can get an OH from Team Beijing.

    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.

  • Tianjin's offical roster:
    S - Wei Qiu-yue, Chen Xin-tong
    OP - Li Ying, Yu Xin-wei
    OH - Yin Na, Chen Li-yi, Yang Lin-lin
    MB - Wang Jia-ming, Zhang Xiao-ting, Wang Ning
    L - Wang Qian, Liu Li-wen

    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.

  • 1 Miyu Nagaoka   179cm/Opposite
    2 Chizuru Kotoh 171cm/Setter
    3 Risa Shinnabe 174cm/Outside Hitter
    4 Nana Iwasaka 187cm/Middle Blocker
    5 Yumi Mizuta 181cm/Middle Blocker
    6 Yuki Ishii 180cm/Outside Hitter
    7 Mihoko Tsutsui 177cm/Outside Hitter
    8 Rika Nomoto 180cm/Opposite
    9 Kanako Hirai 183cm/Middle Blocker
    11 Maiko Kano 185cm/Setter
    12 Sayaka Tsutsui 158cm/Libero
    15 Mizuho Ishida 174cm/Outside Hitter


  • 17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17-25, 2014
    Match Schedule


    17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17-25, 2014
    วอลเลย์บอลสโมสรหญิงชิงแชมป์เอเชีย 2014
    Match Schedule: **(Press at SMMTV logo for LIVE STREAMING)
    http://volleyball.smmonline.ne…8%B5%E0%B8%A2%202014.html


    Streaming LINKS (Some Matches Only)
    SMMTV : Sports & Variety - SMMOnline.net
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    * Thailand Standard Time: GMT/UTC +7:00 hrs.


    AVC - Asian Volleyball Confederation - Official Facebook
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    17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17-25, 2014
    Calendar-detail- AVC
    http://www.asianvolleyball.org/volleyball/eventdetail/id/99

  • 17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    16.04.2014
    Photo Album
    Welcome Dinner & Opening Ceremony at Whale Hotel, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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    ภาพงานเลี้ยงวอลเลย์บอลสโมสรหญิงชิงแชมป์เอเชีย ปริ๊นเซส คัพ ครั้งที่ 17 ที่โรงแรมเวล จ.นครปฐม วันที่ 16 เมษายน 2557
    https://www.facebook.com/media…55.133331903407939&type=1

  • Photo Album:
    2014 AVC Women's Club Championship
    17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17, 2014: 11:30 (local time)


    PLDT (PLDT MyDSL Speed Boosters, Philippines) 3 - 0 KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board, India)
    3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-16)
    LINK:
    https://www.facebook.com/media…56.133331903407939&type=1
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    Photo Album:
    2014 AVC Women's Club Championship
    17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17, 2014: 16:00 (local time)


    Nakhonratchasima (Thailand) 3 - 0 Martin Varamin (Iran)
    3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-14)
    LINK:
    https://www.facebook.com/media…57.133331903407939&type=1
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  • VIDEO:
    2014 AVC Women's Club Championship
    17th. Princess Cup - 2014 Chang-Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    April 17, 2014: 16:00 (local time)


    *Not sure whether the video is viewable outside Thailand.


    Nakhonratchasima (Thailand) 3 - 0 Martin Varamin (Iran)
    3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-14)
    Set 1
    http://sports.bugaboo.tv/watch/116377/?link=5
    Set 2
    http://sports.bugaboo.tv/watch/116378/?link=5
    Set 3
    http://sports.bugaboo.tv/watch/116379/?link=5

  • I'm sorry if this is stupid to ask but where is Evergrande?! :wall: :wall: :?: :?: :?: :?:


    Tianjin will represent China.


    Guangdong Hengda won the 2011-12 chinese championship, so they played in 2013.


    Tianjin won the 2012-13 chinese championship, so they'll play in 2014.


    Zhejiang won the 2013-14 chinese championship, so they'll play in 2015.


    And so on...

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:

  • Evergrande didn't win this year's championship?
    Who plays in Zhejiang?!


    Thanks!

    Just check Chinese league's thread ^^ from better known players we have: Danna Shan (NT Libero), Na Wang (Setter from NT wide roster), Jing Li (powerful Outside Hitter), Yanan Qiu (backup OPP in NT) and Zhou Yang (perspective MB also from NT wide roster).

    Gold medal - World League 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - World League 2012 Prediction Game

  • Just check Chinese league's thread ^^ from better known players we have: Danna Shan (NT Libero), Na Wang (Setter from NT wide roster), Jing Li (powerful Outside Hitter), Yanan Qiu (backup OPP in NT) and Zhou Yang (perspective MB also from NT wide roster).


    thanks and sorry for the :offtopic:

  • Guangdong Hengda was the 2013 AVC Club Championship champion. They played the Club World Championship in Zurich, using many NT players on loan.


    They were just fouth in the 2013-2014 Chinese League A! But this year champion (Zhejiang) will play in the 2015 AVC championship anyway.


    Tianjin will represent China as winner of the 2012-2013 Chinese League A.


    Zhejiang is a good team, but unbalanced. They have a star player like Jing Li (WS) who used to score something like 25+ points almost every match in the last season. She was MVP of the Chinese League 2013-14. And there is also Danna Shan, a NT member as libero. Very very good player. Great digger and strong receiver.


    Other good player are the NT member Na Wang (setter and capitan for the team Zhejiang), Yanan Qiu (OPP), Zhou Yang (MB).


    Suhong Zhou used to play in this team 1990-1994 (youth team) 1994-2009 and 2010-2013. Missed a season (2009-2010) playing on loan with Guandong Hengda, helping the club reaching the promotion from the League B to the League A.

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:


  • Thanks a lot for the help and all your comments. I don't follow chinese league and I thought Evegrande was the best team in the past couple of years, so I was surprised to not seen them in this year's club championships.

  • Actually it seems like Guangdong Hengda looks like an epic fail in China. The professional team didn't work very well. They played 4 seasons in the League A, losing 2 finals (both to Tianjin) and winning just 1 (against Shanghai), while the last season was the worst for them, they lost in semifinals and then they failed in the 3th place final too. The project should be over this season, as you can read in the Chinese League topic, the team will get marged to the Guangdong provincial team :!:

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love: