2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Grand Champions Cup

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2017 Women's World Grand Champions Cup
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Logo of Japan 2017 WGCC
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates 5–10 September
Teams 6 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions  China (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament awards
MVP China Zhu Ting
Best Setter Japan Koyomi Tominaga
Best OH China Zhu Ting
United States Jordan Larson
Best MB Brazil Ana Carolina da Silva
China Yuan Xinyue
Best OPP Brazil Tandara Caixeta
Best Libero Japan Kotoe Inoue
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Attendance 72,250 (4,817 per match)
Official website
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Grand Champions Cup was the 7th staging of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup, a quadrennial international women's volleyball tournament organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The tournament was held in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan from 5 to 10 September 2017. 6 national teams from 4 confederations competed in the tournament.[1]

China claimed their second title at the tournament with an unbeaten record.[2] Brazil claimed the silver after a face-off in the final round with United States who finished third.[3] Zhu Ting from China was elected the MVP.[4]

Qualification[edit]

The FIVB announced the best four ranked continents in the 2016 Olympic Games were eligible to participate in the tournament. Asia, Europe, North America, and South America confederations were eligible to send representatives. The representatives were determined by their continental ranking at the Olympic tournament. The four teams will join the host team and a wild card team which to compete for the World Grand Champion Cup title.[1]

2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Grand Champions Cup

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Country Confederation Qualified as Previous appearances
Total First Last
 Japan AVC Host nation 6 1993 2013
 China AVC The first continental representative 4 1993 2005
 Russia CEV The second continental representative 4 1993 2013
 United States NORCECA The third continental representative 4 1993 2013
 Brazil CSV The fourth continental representative 5 1997 2013
 South Korea AVC Wild card 4 1997 2009

Venues[edit]

Tokyo round Nagoya round
Japan Tokyo, Japan Japan Nagoya, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Nippon Gaishi Hall
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 10,000
Tōkyō Taiikukan Japan.jpg Nagoya City Sports Complex 01.JPG

Competition formula[edit]

The competition formula of the 2017 Women's World Grand Champions Cup was a single Round-Robin system. Each team played once against each of the five remaining teams. Points were accumulated during the whole tournament, and the final standing was determined by the total points gained.

Match officials[edit]

Confederation Referee Matches
AVC Thailand Nathanon Sowapark M001, M005, M008, M012, M015
Iran Mohammad Shahmiri M003, M004, M007, M011, M014
CEV Slovakia Juraj Mokry M001, M005, M008, M011, M014
Italy Daniele Rapisarda M002, M006, M009, M010, M013
NORCECA United States Patricia Rolf M003, M004, M009, M010, M013
CSV Argentina Hernan Gonzalo Casamiquela M002, M006, M007, M012, M015

Squads[edit]

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser.
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser.

Results[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 5 0 14 15 4 3.750 454 343 1.324
2  Brazil 3 2 11 13 7 1.857 438 405 1.081
3  United States 3 2 7 10 10 1.000 431 434 0.993
4  Russia 2 3 7 9 10 0.900 411 427 0.963
5  Japan 2 3 6 10 11 0.909 462 471 0.981
6  South Korea 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 260 376 0.691

Tokyo round[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Sep 12:40 Russia  1–3  Brazil 17–25 25–23 23–25 12–25   77–98 P2 P3
5 Sep 15:40 United States  1–3  China 25–18 18–25 14–25 17–25   74–93 P2 P3
5 Sep 19:15 Japan  3–0  South Korea 25–23 25–21 26–24     76–68 P2 P3
6 Sep 12:40 Brazil  2–3  China 20–25 12–25 25–20 25–23 17–19 99–112 P2 P3
6 Sep 15:40 South Korea  0–3  United States 22–25 20–25 16–25     58–75 P2 P3
6 Sep 19:15 Russia  3–1  Japan 22–25 25–18 25–22 28–26   100–91 P2 P3

Nagoya round[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Sep 12:40 United States  3–2  Russia 23–25 25–21 19–25 25–21 15–9 107–101 P2 P3
8 Sep 15:40 China  3–0  South Korea 25–14 25–4 25–12     75–30 P2 P3
8 Sep 19:15 Japan  3–2  Brazil 25–18 25–27 25–15 16–25 15–6 106–91 P2 P3
9 Sep 12:40 Russia  0–3  China 20–25 18–25 20–25     58–75 P2 P3
9 Sep 15:40 Brazil  3–0  South Korea 25–15 25–10 25–23     75–48 P2 P3
9 Sep 19:15 Japan  2–3  United States 25–22 21–25 28–26 21–25 12–15 107–113 P2 P3
10 Sep 11:40 South Korea  0–3  Russia 19–25 16–25 21–25     56–75 P2 P3
10 Sep 14:40 United States  0–3  Brazil 20–25 23–25 19–25     62–75 P2 P3
10 Sep 18:15 China  3–1  Japan 25–22 24–26 25–18 25–16   99–82 P2 P3

Final Standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL SEQUEL CONFIRMED FOR GRAND CHAMPIONS CUP IN JAPAN". FIVB.
  2. ^ "Zhu leads China to beat Japan, complete title sweep". FIVB.org. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "World Grand Champions Cup: Brazil claim silver with 3-0 win over USA". FIVB.org. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ "China clinch second FIVB World Grand Champions Cup title". FIVB.org. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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