Lugano gears up to host women’s European qualifier


Lugano, Switzerland,
May 14, 2014. After hosting matches of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball
Champions League, the Resega ice arena in Lugano will re-open its doors to
world-class Volleyball starting on Friday evening. Switzerland women’s national
team will indeed play at home the first of two round robin tournaments on
schedule for the second round of qualifications for the 2015 CEV Volleyball
European Championship.

The Swiss ladies who
performed strong at last year’s home European Championship in Zurich will play
the national teams of Poland and Ukraine plus Latvia who came out as second
ranked team of the first-round qualifier starring Georgia, Latvia, Norway and
Sweden which was slated for May 9-11 in Halmstad, Sweden.

Lugano will host the
first of two round robin tournaments on May 16-18 before the quest for a ticket
to the Final Round scheduled for September 2015 in the Netherlands and Belgium
will continue on May 23-25 at Hala Lucniczka in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The team
topping the charts at the end of these tournaments will book a ticket to the
Finals while the second-placed will have one last chance to make it there via
the third round of qualifications scheduled for late May 2015.

The organisers of the
tournament taking place at the Resega ice arena have designed a special website
to promote the event: where
plenty of information is available for fans and media alike.

Tickets to follow the
matches scheduled for May 16-18 are now on sale

A few different
options are available. Volleyball fans can buy tickets to attend all six
matches coming up throughout the weekend or daily tickets – valid for two
matches – whose price stands between 15 and 60 CHF (12 and 49 € respectively).
Special offers have been prepared for families with children; another special
package – named 5x3 – is also available and will allow members of sports clubs
to get two tickets for free upon buying another three first. In order to
exploit this offer, Volleyball fans are required to download, fill in and
return a form which is available on the official website of the tournament.

Click here for more info including a detailed match programme.

The organizers of the
Montreux Volley Masters 2014 will continue their promotion for the 29th edition
of the world-class tournament from May 27 to June 1, 2014. Switzerland will
welcome to Clarens the current top three teams in the world, namely Brazil, the
United States, and Japan. Participation has never been so eminent in past
editions. With China (No. 5 in the FIVB World Ranking), Russia (No. 6), the
Dominican Republic (No. 8) and Germany (No. 9), it is no less than seven of the
10 best teams in the world that will be putting their skills on display on the
shores of Lake Léman.

(Source: CEV / Montreux Volley Masters)


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