Reigning European champions Daianov and Myskiv lose Russian derby in Erciyes

Saturday 12th of January 2019
Reigning European champions Daianov and Myskiv lose Russian derby in Erciyes

Erciyes/Kayseri, Turkey, January 12, 2019. The second stop of the 2019 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour started with the qualification rounds on Friday as Mount Erciyes hosts such a tournament for the third straight year. Thrilling Main Draw matches took place on Saturday at the state-of-the-art Snow Volleyball venue set up at Mount Erciyes, with the courts moved down to the most crowded area of the Erciyes Ski Centre after last year’s tournament. Along with the participants and staff, many lovers of winter sports visiting Mount Erciyes enjoyed the second day of the tournament, thus accounting for a huge crowd of 2,000-2,500 people throughout the day. 

Creţu named ‘Coach of the Year’ in Estonia for second straight season

Saturday 12th of January 2019
Creţu named ‘Coach of the Year’ in Estonia for second straight season

Tallinn, Estonia, January 12, 2019. The head coach of the Estonian men’s Volleyball national team Gheorghe Creţu has received the award for the ‘Coach of the Year’ across all sports for a second straight year. The Estonian Olympic Committee held their annual Estonian Sports Awards Gala at the end of the year when Creţu was still busy with his Polish league club Asseco Resovia RZESZOW, so he received the award only before the EuroVolley qualifier featuring Estonia and Latvia played last Sunday in Tartu. 

Seven more teams qualify for EuroVolley 2019 Men!

Wednesday 9th of January 2019
Seven more teams qualify for EuroVolley 2019 Men!

Luxembourg, January 9, 2019. With 17 teams sure of their spot in Europe’s premier competition, there were another seven tickets up for grabs today. Portugal sealed their own trip to EuroVolley courtesy of a 3-1 away victory over Albania to secure first place in Pool D as Belarus topped the charts of Pool E after routing Norway in three sets in Oslo. The remaining tickets went to the five runners-up with the best result across all seven pools, namely Spain, Finland, Montenegro, Austria and the Former Y.R. of Macedonia. It was a night to remember especially for Montenegro and the Former Y.R. of Macedonia, as the two Balkan countries will be making their first-ever appearance at EuroVolley later this year.

All 24 CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women teams confirmed!

Wednesday 9th of January 2019
All 24 CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women teams confirmed!

Luxembourg, January 9, 2019.  After 72 qualifier matches, the full list of teams is now known for CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women, scheduled for August 23 - September 8 later this year.  With this prestigious event being the first one ever to have 24 teams, history was being made throughout the last rounds of matches by countries qualifying for the first time.  The full team list is made up of the four hosting countries, along with 8 teams coming from the standing of the 2017 edition and is now completed with qualifiers.  However, confirming their places tonight were Estonia (pictured), Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland - read more about the final 12 matches here.

Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland complete CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women teams

Wednesday 9th of January 2019
Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland complete CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women teams

Luxembourg, January 9, 2019.  After a busy night of action, it was Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland who completed the line up of 24 teams who will take to the court in this summers premier European Volleyball event.  With 20 teams already sitting comfortably and looking forward to the drawing of lots later this month, it was these four who came out winners from their respective matches to take a place at the Finals.   Switzerland (pictured left) return again after co-hosting the event with Germany in 2013, while it is the first time a women s team has reached European Finals in a ball sport in Estonian history.  Catch up on all of the action on EuroVolleyTV.