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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 here.

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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