Bermuda  Hosts 2006 SWATCH-FIVB U-19 World Championships

 

The fifth SWATCH-FIVB World Championships for men’s and women’s players under the age of 19 will be held September 5-10 in Bermuda.  Known as the Island of Bermuda, Bermuda is the second most remote island in the world - the nearest point of land being to the west, at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 650 miles (1046 km) away.  New York City is 750 miles (1215 km) to the northwest and London is 3,460 miles (5568 km) to the northeast.  Many people make the mistake of thinking Bermuda’s somewhere in the Caribbean.  It’s not. Bermuda is actually 950 miles (1529 km) to the north of Nassau, Bahamas.  The 2006 SWATCH-FIVB World Championships Under 19 will be organised by the Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA) with assistance from The Bermuda Department of Tourism.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BERMUDA

FIVB Event Office:  +1-441-239-6543

FIVB Technical Supervisor:  +1-441-799-0141 (weather permitting)

Email: volleyball@bermuda.bm or lori@creativesportsstrategies.com

Poland's Katarzyna Urban (left) at the net against Sarah Eichler of Germany at 2005 SWATCH-FIVB U-19 World Championships

 

PAST WOMEN’S SWATCH-FIVB U-18/19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS “FINAL FOURS”

France, Saint Quay Portrieux (August 3-7, 2005)
1. Barbra Figueiredo/Carolina Aragao, Brazil
2. Katarzyna Urban/Joanna Wiatr, Poland
3. Florentina Büttner/Julia Sude, Germany
4. Veronika Opravilova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic
Gold - Figueiredo/Aragao def. Urban/Wiatr, 21-14, 15-21, 15-10 (52 minutes)
Bronze - Büttner/Sude def. Opravilova/Slukova, 21-18, 21-17 (39)

Italy, Termoli (September 8-12, 2004)
1. Katarzyna Urban/Joanna Wiatr, Poland
2. Barbara Figueiredo/Carolina Solberg Salgado, Brazil
3. Florentina Büttner/Julia Sude, Germany
4. Marleen Van Iersel/Margo Wiltens, Netherlands
Gold - Urban/Wiatr def. Figueiredo/Solberg Salgado, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13 (53)
Bronze - Büttner/Sude def. Van Iersel/Wiltens, 21-19, 21-10 (34).

Thailand, Pattaya (August 27-31, 2003)
1. Jana Kohler/Laura Ludwig, Germany
2. Barbara Figueiredo/Carolina Solberg Salgado, Brazil
3. Frederike Fischer/Sandra Piasecki, Germany
4. Diana Estrada/Martha Revuelta, Mexico
Gold - Kohler/Ludwig def. Figueiredo/Salgado, 21-11, 30-32, 15-7 (62)
Bronze - Fischer/Piasecki def. Estrada/Martha Revuelta, 21-19, 17-21, 15-7 (36)

Greece, Xylokastro (August 28-September 1, 2002)
1. Sanne Keizer/Arjanne Stevens, Netherlands
2. Claudia Lehmann/Friederike Romberg, Germany
3. Ruth Flemig/Ilka Semmler, Germany
4. Isabel Grael/Carolina Solberg Salgado, Brazil
Gold - Keizer/Stevens def. Lehmann/Romberg, 24-22, 21-14 (44)

Bronze - Flemig/Semmler def. Grael/Solberg Salgado, 21-14, 21-16 (38)

 

Women’s
 Final 4s
Gold Silver Bronze Medals 4ths Final 4s
Germany 1 1 4 6 0 6
Brazil 1 2 0 3 1 4
Poland 1 1 0 2 0 2
Netherlands 1 0 0 1 0 1
Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mexico 0 0 0 0 1 1