The XIII Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup will be held in the city of Cordova, State of Veracruz, Mexico from August 28 to September 2 with the participation of twelve countries.
Chile, Cuba, Guatemala and host Mexico will compete in Pool A, while Brazil, Dominican Republic, Canada and Colombia will play in Pool B and United States, Argentina, Peru and Puerto Rico are the teams in Pool C.
Argentina is the defending champions after winning two of its overall four silver medals in the previous editions.
The top five teams at the end of the XIII Cup, regardless its confederation, will be granted tickets to the 2019 Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru.
Six daily matches will be played at Cordova Arena, a modern facility built for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games that has two additional warm-up or training courts. The actions are set to begin at 11:00 a.m. (local time).
The top two ranked pool winner will advance directly to the semifinal round while the lowest ranked pool winner will join the second placed teams in the quarterfinals.
The United States are the winningest country for the competition with five crowns followed by Brazil with three. Cuba has won it twice while Mexico and Argentina has one title in their bags.
Mexico and the Dominican Republic have taken part in all the 12 editions of the event followed by Canada and United States with 11.
The members of the control committee will arrive on August 25 while referees and teams will do it on August 26. All delegations, control committee and referees will leave on September 3.
The year-by-year medalists is as follows:
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2006 USA MEX CAN
2007 MEX PUR CUB
2008 USA CAN DOM
2009 USA CAN DOM
2010 USA ARG PUR
2011 BRA USA CAN
2012 USA ARG DOM
2013 BRA MEX ARG
2014 CUB USA ARG
2015 BRA ARG VEN
2016 CUB ARG CAN
2017 ARG PUR CUB
The calendar of matches for the preliminary phase is as follows:
11:00 United States v Peru
13:00 Chile v Cuba
15:00 Brazil v Dominican Republic
17: 00 Canada v Colombia
19:00 Argentina v Puerto Rico
21:00 Mexico v Guatemala
11:00 Cuba v Guatemala
13:00 Colombia v Brazil
15:00 Peru v Argentina
17: 00 Dominican Republic v Canada
19:00 Puerto Rico v United States
21:00 Mexico v Chile
11:00 Peru v Puerto Rico
13:00 Guatemala v Chile
15:00 Colombia v Dominican Republic
17: 00 Brazil v Canada
19:00 United States v Argentina
21:00 Mexico v Cuba