Venezuela Withdraws From Inaugural U23 Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup

 LANGLEY, B.C. – Volleyball Canada and the Langley Event Centre have received notice that Venezuela has withdrawn its entry in the inaugural U23 Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup taking place at the Langley Event Centre from September 25 – 30, 2012.

Citing both visa and travel issues, Venezuela informed Volleyball Canada late Friday that they were unable to travel and attend the event.

The U23 Pan American Men's Cup will now continue with the remaining five participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Canada, being represented by the Trinity Western University Spartans. The schedule will be adjusted now with two matches per day, still from September 25-30, with the teams competing in a complete round robin format plus a final playoff day.

Revised Event Schedule (all of Canada’s round robin games start at 8:00 p.m.)

Sept. 25 – 6pm Dominicana vs Argentina; 8pm Canada vs. Mexico

Sept. 26 – 6pm Argentina vs Mexico; 8pm Brazil vs Dominicana

Sept. 27 – 6pm Brazil vs Argentina; 8pm Canada vs. Dominicana

Sept. 28 – 6pm Mexico vs Dominicana; 8pm Canada vs. Brazil

Sept. 29 – 6pm Brazil vs Mexico; 8pm Canada vs. Argentina

Sept. 30 – 3pm Bronze Medal Match; 5pm Gold Medal Match

The U-23 Pan American Cup will feature some of the very best volleyball-playing countries in the Americas. The event will feature the stars of tomorrow, with many potential competitors on their way to eventually representing their countries at the senior level.

To buy tickets for the U-23 Pan American Volleyball Cup, go to or go to the TWU Bookstore on the Trinity Western University campus.

The event will also be broadcast live online, with play-by-play and colour commentary, from the arena bowl at the Langley Events Centre.The games will be available on a pay-per-view basis. Prices are $3.49 per game or $14.99 for the entire tournament.

Click here for the direct link to the live broadcast: