China, Brazil Confirm Participation In 2018 Montreux Masters

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 18th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, Brazilian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball

The 2018 Montreux Masters is just weeks before the 2018 Women’s World Championships are set to begin with a number of teams competing in both voicing their participation in the annual event. The tournament will run from September 4 to 9, 2018.

The defending champions, Brazil along with China have voiced their commitment to play in the Montreux Masters come September 2018. Also voicing their interest in the event are Canada, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, German, Peru, Poland and Turkey.

“We are once again going to witness the ‘creme de la creme’ of international women’s volleyball in the Pierrier in Clarens. And maybe we will even get a foretaste of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship,” said Montreux Volley Masters Strategic Committee President Georges-Andre Carrel.

The tournament typically brings in eight teams that include the host, Switzerland, and splits into two pools of four teams. In the 2017 edition of the event, the participants were as follows: Argentina, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, Poland and Thailand.

The event is starting much later than the 2017 edition that ran from June 6-11, 2017, and will run before the World Championships in which the top-24 teams from around the world will compete. With this in mind, teams could be wary of participating in two competitions so close together, as to not fatigue their players but it could pose a good warm-up to the World Championships that occur once every four years.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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