16:28 | 17/04/2018 Sports
The 2018 PV Gas National Volleyball Championship officially commenced at the Gia Lam gymnasium in Hanoi on April 14, attracting the participation of ten men’s and ten women’s teams from across the country.
|The tournament promises to bring exciting and thrilling matches to volleyball lovers|
The men’s teams include The Cong, Border Guard, Long An, Military Zone 4, Ben Tre, Sanest Khanh Hoa, Trang An Ninh Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Tinh, and Vinh Long Lottery, while the women’s participants are Vietinbank, VTV Binh Dien Long An, Kingphar Quang Ninh, LienVietPostBank, Tien Nong Thanh Hoa, Makado Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Vinh Long Television, Duc Giang Hanoi Chemicals, and Dak Lak.
The teams will be divided in two groups in each of men’s and women’s categories, playing according to a round robin format to decide the top two finishers from each group for the final stage, scheduled to be held between December 25-28.
The capital of Hanoi will host the Group B competition with the presence of five women’s teams (Duc Giang Hanoi Chemicals, Vinh Long Television, VTV Binh Dien Long An, Vietinbank, and Kingphar Quang Ninh), and five men’s teams (Trang An Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh, Sanest Khanh Hoa, Vinh Long Lottery, and HCM City).
Meanwhile, the Group A matches will take place in the northern province of Hai Duong, with the remaining five women’s and men’s teams competing.
The opening day of competition sees two clashes, Trang An Ninh Binh – Ha Tinh (men’s) and Duc Giang Hanoi Chemicals – Vinh Long Television (women’s), in Hanoi.
The tournament aims to select the outstanding players to supplement the national volleyball teams, in preparation for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.