Busy calendar for Balkan Volleyball

Istanbul, Turkey, May 3, 2019. The annual meeting of the BVA Technical Commission took place on Friday at Volley Hotel in İstanbul. BVA Secretary General Nilüfer Başak Shimonsky, BVA Technical Commission President Periklis Bakodimos and Turkish Volleyball Federation President Mehmet Akif Üstündağ attended the meeting alongside members of the BVA Technical, Beach Volleyball and Marketing Commissions.

At the end of the meeting, the delegates could confirm the host cities, dates and participants of the many 2019 Balkan Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Championships before a Drawing of Lots took place for the upcoming tournaments. The commissions also decided to discuss mandatory live streaming for BVA events during the next BVA General Assembly.

Tournament dates, age limits and groups are as follows:

VOLLEYBALL

U20 Balkan Championship – Men (Tirana or Durres / Albania)

24-28 June 2019

Players born on 1st January 1999 and after

Group A: ALB-GRE-MKD-KOS

Group B: SRB-BIH-MNE-ROU

 

U19 Balkan Championship – Women (Ankara / Turkey)

29 June-03 July 2019

Players born on 1st January 2000 and after

Teams: TUR-ROU-KOS-SRB-MNE-MDA

 

U18 Balkan Championship – Men (city TBD / Kosova)

06-10 July 2019

Players born on 1st January 2001 and after

1ST OPTION

Teams: TUR-MNE-KOS-ALB-MKD-BUL (if Romania does not participate)

2ND OPTION

Group A: KOS-ROU-MNE-BUL

Group B: TUR-ALB-MKD

 

U17 Balkan Championship – Women (city TBD / Bosnia&Herzegovina)

20-24 August 2019

Players born on 1st January 2002 and after

Group A: BIH-GRE-MKD-BUL

Group B: MNE-SRB-ALB

Group C: TUR-KOS-ROU

 

U17 Balkan Championship – Men (Sofia / Bulgaria)

02-06 July 2019

Players born on 1st January 2003 and after

Group A: BUL-MDA-SRB-GRE

Group B: TUR-MNE-ROU

 

U16 Balkan Championship – Women (Vrnjacka Banja / Serbia)

02-06 July or 03-07 July 2019

Players born on 1st January 2004 and after

Group A: SRB-MKD-BUL-MNE

Group B: TUR-ROU-GRE

 

BVA Kids Festival (Novi Sad / Serbia)

1 June 2019

Teams: MNE-BIH-SRB-MKD-ALB-GRE-MDA

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

U20 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship (city TBD / Kosovo)

17-20 July 2019

 

U22 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship (city TBD / Kosovo)

21-23 July 2019

 

Balkan Senior Beach Volleyball Tour (Bursa / Turkey)

27-29 September 2019