1977 Women's European Volleyball Championship

The 1977 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the tenth edition of the event, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted in several cities in Finland from 25 September to 2 October 1977, with the final round held in Tampere.

1977 Women's European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Finland
Dates25 September – 2 October
Teams12
Venue(s)Various (in 4 host cities)
Champions Soviet Union (9th title)
Official website
Website

Participating teamsEdit

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in two different stages. In the first stage, the twelve participants were divided in two groups of six teams each. A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position. The second stage of the tournament consisted of three sets of semifinals to determine the tournament final ranking. The group stage firsts and seconds played the semifinals for 1st to 4th place, group stage thirds and fourths played the 5th to 8th place semifinals and group stage fifths and sixths played the 9th to 12th semifinals. The pairing of the semifinals was made so teams played against the opposite group teams which finished in a different position (1st played against 2nd, 3rd played against 4th and 5th played against 6th).

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B
  Bulgaria   Czechoslovakia
  East Germany   Hungary
  Finland   Netherlands
  Italy   Romania
  Poland   Soviet Union
  West Germany   Yugoslavia

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Pool A and Final round (5th–8th) Pool B
 
 
Kotka
 
Turku
 
Lahti
 
Tampere
Tournament host cities
Kotka Turku
Final round (9th–12th) Final round (1st–4th)
Lahti Tampere

Preliminary roundEdit

(I) Advance to 1st–4th semifinals
(II) Advance to 5th–8th semifinals
(III) Advance to 9th–12th semifinals

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   East Germany (I) 9 4 1 14 3 4.667 240 145 1.655
2   Poland (I) 9 4 1 12 4 3.000 222 143 1.552
3   Bulgaria (II) 9 4 1 12 5 2.400 224 174 1.287
4   West Germany (II) 6 1 4 6 13 0.462 203 240 0.846
5   Italy (III) 6 1 4 4 12 0.333 134 215 0.623
6   Finland (III) 6 1 4 3 14 0.214 135 241 0.560
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep Finland   3–2   West Germany 12–15 15–11 10–15 15–12 15–8 67–61 Report
25 Sep Poland   3–0   Bulgaria 16–14 15–11 15–5     46–30 Report
25 Sep East Germany   3–0   Italy 15–4 15–10 15–1     45–15 Report
26 Sep Poland   3–0   Italy 15–8 15–10 15–6     45–24 Report
26 Sep East Germany   3–0   West Germany 15–9 15–2 15–10     45–21 Report
26 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   Finland 15–5 15–4 15–10     45–19 Report
27 Sep East Germany   3–0   Poland 15–13 15–11 15–5     45–29 Report
27 Sep Italy   3–0   Finland 15–8 15–7 15–8     45–23 Report
27 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   West Germany 15–13 15–5 15–7     45–25 Report
28 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   Italy 15–5 16–14 15–5     46–24 Report
28 Sep East Germany   3–0   Finland 15–4 15–9 15–9     45–22 Report
28 Sep Poland   3–1   West Germany 15–13 12–15 15–9 15–3   57–40 Report
29 Sep Bulgaria   3–2   East Germany 15–12 15–7 1–15 12–15 15–11 58–60 Report
29 Sep West Germany   3–1   Italy 15–1 11–15 15–5 15–5   56–26 Report
29 Sep Poland   3–0   Finland 15–2 15–1 15–1     45–4 Report

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (I) 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 238 91 2.615
2   Hungary (I) 9 4 1 12 6 2.000 235 187 1.257
3   Czechoslovakia (II) 8 3 2 10 8 1.250 227 216 1.051
4   Romania (II) 7 2 3 11 13 0.846 288 299 0.963
5   Yugoslavia (III) 6 1 4 5 14 0.357 176 261 0.674
6   Netherlands (III) 5 0 5 4 15 0.267 157 267 0.588
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep Yugoslavia   2–3   Romania 17–15 8–15 1–15 18–16 9–15 53–76 Report
25 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–5 15–9 15–6     45–20 Report
25 Sep Hungary   3–0   Netherlands 15–8 15–12 15–3     45–23 Report
26 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Hungary 9–15 4–15 6–15     19–45 Report
26 Sep Czechoslovakia   3–2   Romania 15–8 15–10 9–15 14–16 15–13 68–62 Report
26 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Netherlands 15–1 15–3 15–10     45–14 Report
27 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Soviet Union 0–15 8–15 2–15     10–45 Report
27 Sep Hungary   3–2   Romania 15–7 9–15 13–15 15–8 15–7 67–52 Report
27 Sep Czechoslovakia   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–7 15–2     45–18 Report
28 Sep Yugoslavia   3–2   Netherlands 12–15 15–8 15–1 6–15 15–10 63–49 Report
28 Sep Soviet Union   3–1   Romania 15–3 15–7 13–15 15–4   58–29 Report
28 Sep Hungary   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–13 14–16 16–14 15–5   60–48 Report
29 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Czechoslovakia 13–15 4–15 14–16     31–46 Report
29 Sep Romania   3–2   Netherlands 15–11 11–15 15–4 13–15 15–8 69–53 Report
29 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Hungary 15–10 15–2 15–6     45–18 Report

Final roundEdit

9th–12th placeEdit

  • Pools A and B fifth and sixth positions play each other.
  • venue location: Lahti, Finland
 
Semifinals9th place
 
      
 
1 Oct
 
 
  Italy2
 
2 Oct
 
  Netherlands3
 
  Netherlands0
 
1 Oct
 
  Yugoslavia3
 
  Yugoslavia3
 
 
  Finland2
 
11th place
 
 
2 Oct
 
 
  Italy3
 
 
  Finland1

9th–12th semifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Oct Yugoslavia   3–2   Finland 16–18 15–11 2–15 15–11 15–8 63–63 Report
1 Oct Netherlands   3–2   Italy 15–6 5–15 15–5 11–15 15–11 61–52 Report

11th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Italy   3–1   Finland 15–11 15–5 8–15 15–6   53–37 Report

9th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Yugoslavia   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–13 15–2     45–24 Report

5th–8th placeEdit

  • Pools A and B third and fourth positions play each other.
  • venue location: Kotka, Finland
 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
1 Oct
 
 
  Bulgaria0
 
2 Oct
 
  Romania3
 
  Romania0
 
1 Oct
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
 
  West Germany0
 
7th place
 
 
2 Oct
 
 
  Bulgaria3
 
 
  West Germany0

5th–8th semifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Oct Romania   3–0   Bulgaria 15–11 15–2 15–5     45–18 Report
1 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   West Germany 15–6 15–4 15–2     45–12 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   West Germany 15–6 15–10 15–6     45–22 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Romania 15–3 15–3 15–10     45–16 Report

FinalEdit

  • Pools A and B first and second positions play each other.
  • venue location: Tampere, Finland
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
1 Oct
 
 
  East Germany3
 
2 Oct
 
  Hungary0
 
  East Germany0
 
1 Oct
 
  Soviet Union3
 
  Soviet Union3
 
 
  Poland0
 
3rd place
 
 
2 Oct
 
 
  Hungary3
 
 
  Poland2

SemifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Oct East Germany   3–0   Hungary 18–16 15–6 18–16     51–38 Report
1 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Poland 15–3 15–1 15–7     45–11 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Hungary   3–2   Poland 16–14 10–15 15–9 5–15 15–9 61–62 Report

FinalEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   East Germany 15–1 15–2 15–13     45–16 Report

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)[1]
  1. ^ "1976/1977 Senior European Championships Women". CEV. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

External linksEdit