2018 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship

  • July 18 Final Day Results

    Third place

    18 Jul Jiangsu Zenith Steel China 3–2 Kazakhstan Altay 25–20 25–23 21–25 17–25 15–12 103–105 Report

    Final

    • Winners will advance to Club World Championship.
    18 Jul Supreme Chonburi Thailand 3–2 Japan NEC Red Rockets 13–25 25–21 25–18 20–25 16–14 99–103 Report


    Awards

    • Most Valuable Player - Ajcharaporn Kongyot (Supreme Chonburi)
    • Best Setter - Rong Wanqianbai (Jiangsu Zenith Steel)
    • Best Outside Spikers - Ajcharaporn Kongyot (Supreme Chonburi) & Olga Kubassevich (Altay)
    • Best Middle Blockers - Natalia Sharshakova (Altay) - Wang Chenyue (Jiangsu Zenith Steel)
    • Best Opposite Spiker - Kanami Hirose (NEC Red Rockets)
    • Best Libero - Sayaka Iwasaki (NEC Red Rockets)

    Final Standings


    1st, gold medalist(s) GOLD - Thailand ... Supreme Chonburi

    2nd, silver medalist(s) SILVER - Japan ... NEC Red Rockets

    3rd, bronze medalist(s) BRONZE - China ... Jiangsu Zenith Steel


    4 - Kazakhstan Altay

    5 - Indonesia Garuda VC

    6 - Iran Paykan Tehran VC

    7 - Vietnam VTV Bình Điền Long An

    8 - Chinese Taipei CMFC

    9 - Sri Lanka Lanka Lions



  • i just watched the accelerated version of third and fifth set of the final match

    what a come back by Nec Red Rockets in the fouth set : from 11-19 to 24-19...13-0 run wow :cheesy: Hirose did a very good job in that set!

    even they made it 14-14 (from 10-13) in the fifth set but lost it in the end

  • i just watched the accelerated version of third and fifth set of the final match

    what a come back by Nec Red Rockets in the fourth set : from 11-19 to 24-19...13-0 run wow :cheesy: Hirose did a very good job in that set!

    even they made it 14-14 (from 10-13) in the fifth set but lost it in the end

    That was an amazing comeback in the fourth set. This was a great little confidence building tournament for Nanami Hirose. She did most of her damage from OH. The Best OP AWARD notwithstanding, she's not really an OP. She also served pretty well, started the Semi Final match with three aces. Like most jump-servers, though, in the end she probably had as many errors as aces.


    Most of the competition wasn't tough, but this is also a pretty good debut for NEC's new Coach.

  • is Kazakh team that good or Chinese team isnt good enough ?



    Kazakh team isn't bad. I don't know much about them but they seem like one of those teams where the ball just doesn't bounce in their favor :) They are a tall-ish bunch, though, and had a wonderful home crowd cheering them on.


    (btw - it looked like pretty good facilities there and if they can muster 4,000 fans for a match at this level, they should toss their hat in the ring for bigger hosting duties)


    The Chinese team is without its three NT members. Some will excuse it as a B team, I guess. I was surprised at the awards given to the Chinese players as I didn't see anyone on the team play that well, including my darling Wu Han who is fighting for a spot on the NT.

  • Chinese team brought in 11 players, starters playing all games. Therefore the players got some awards because other top teams' starters didn't play all of the games. Li Jing got MVP for Asian Cup because she played all the games for China.

    Now that you mention it, I don't know who else I would have given awards to ... except maybe the Coach of Taipei CMFC for Best Cheekbones. What a beauty!

  • Now that you mention it, I don't know who else I would have given awards to ... except maybe the Coach of Taipei CMFC for Best Cheekbones. What a beauty!

    They can give her the Miss Volleyball award for beauty like in the 2018 VTV9 Cup. Most awards are based on stats anyway so the more a player plays, the better her chances of winning. Another reason is diversity, making sure every team gets something. It is all about getting the gold for players. Individual awards are secondary.

  • Volleyball Cup HD has the best streams of this final day's matches that I've found. Crowd noise and no commentary.

    Damn, that stream of the Final match jumps from 16-7 in Set 1 to the beginning of Set 2.


    After all my kudos to Thailand for always providing TrueHD streams of all thailand matches they let me down. I'm surprised there is NO good stream of that final match. The stream for the first Thai v JPN game is 1080 60fps beautiful. The good streams usually come from here:


    If anyone stumbles on a good, full coverage stream please post it