Challenge Cup 2023

  • Challenge Cup 2023



    Holding Graz AUT

    Kelag Klagenfurt AUT

    Linz Steg AUT

    Sokol Post AUT

    Azerrail Baku AZE

    Asterix Beveren BEL

    Tchalou BEL

    Gacko BIH

    Ribola Kastela CRO

    Apollon Limassol CYP

    Ostrava CZE

    Prostejov CZE

    Holte DEN

    Ciutadella ESP

    Hameenlinna FIN

    Salo FIN

    Nantes FRA

    Suhl Thuringen GER

    Aris GRE

    Panathinaikos GRE

    Thetis GRE

    Fatum HUN

    Hapoel Kfar Saba ISR

    Haifa ISR

    Rigas LAT

    Kaunas LTU

    Walfer LUX

    Galeb MNE

    Herceg MNE

    Apollo 8 NED

    Sliedrecht NED

    Tromso NOR

    Randaberg NOR

    Legionovia POL

    Porto POR

    Ponta Delgada POR

    CSM Lugoj ROM

    Rapid Bucuresti ROM

    Tulica Tula ** RUS

    OD Krim SLO

    Stara Pazova SRB

    ZOK UB SRB

    Tent SRB

    Kanti Schaffhausen SUI

    Pfeffingen SUI

    Dudingen SUI

    UKF Nitra SVK

    Slavia Bratislava SVK

    Brusno SVK

    BVA Cup winner

    WEVZA Cup winner

  • This cup is really a joke, none of the good teams want to join. They should really fuse CEV cup and challenge cup. With a decent format, it could be very attractive

  • This cup is really a joke, none of the good teams want to join.

    It is because there is a rule that each country can have maximum 5 teams in european cups. That means the best teams are aiming for Champions League and CEV Cup.

    And it is not like 'nobody wants to join' challenge cup. If I am not mistaken, this year we have a record regarding the number of teams willing to compete. The biggest problem here is the money. Teams participating in CEV or Challenge Cup are spending way more money than winning from competition.

  • It is because there is a rule that each country can have maximum 5 teams in european cups. That means the best teams are aiming for Champions League and CEV Cup.

    And it is not like 'nobody wants to join' challenge cup. If I am not mistaken, this year we have a record regarding the number of teams willing to compete. The biggest problem here is the money. Teams participating in CEV or Challenge Cup are spending way more money than winning from competition.

    Turkey has always been joining with 6 teams thanks to BVA cup. Italian teams didn't participate to this tournament for many years due to low level and bad ratio of cost/benefit.