1981 Women's European Volleyball Championship

The 1981 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the twelfth edition of the event, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted in several cities in Bulgaria from 19 to 27 September 1981, with the final round held in Sofia.

1981 Women's European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Bulgaria
Dates19 – 27 September
Teams12
Venue(s)Various (in 2 host cities)
Champions Bulgaria (1st title)
Official website
Website

Participating teamsEdit

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in two different stages. In the first stage, the twelve participants were divided into three groups of four teams each. In the second stage, two groups were formed, one containing the winners and runners-up from all first stage groups (six teams in total) to contest the tournament title. A second group was formed by the remaining six teams which played for position places (7th to 12th). All groups in both stages played a single round-robin format.

Pools compositionEdit

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3
  Czechoslovakia   East Germany   Bulgaria
  Romania   Italy   Hungary
  Soviet Union   Netherlands   Turkey
  Yugoslavia   Poland   West Germany

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Pool 1 and 7th–12th pool Pools 2, 3 and Final Pool
 
 
Pernik
 
Sofia
Tournament host cities
Pernik Sofia

Preliminary roundEdit

(A) Advance to Final pool
(a) Advance to 7th–12th pool

Pool 1Edit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 57 2.368
2   Czechoslovakia (A) 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 124 125 0.992
3   Romania (a) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 117 126 0.929
4   Yugoslavia (a) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 69 137 0.504
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
19 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Romania 6–15 4–15 13–15     23–45 Report
19 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–3 15–9 15–7     45–19 Report
20 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Soviet Union 3–15 4–15 3–15     10–45 Report
20 Sep Czechoslovakia   3–1   Romania 16–14 15–10 12–15 15–5   58–44 Report
21 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Czechoslovakia 15–17 12–15 9–15     36–47 Report
21 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Romania 15–9 15–13 15–6     45–28 Report

Pool 2Edit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   East Germany (A) 6 3 0 9 4 2.250 171 155 1.103
2   Poland (A) 5 2 1 6 4 1.500 136 104 1.308
3   Italy (a) 4 1 2 5 6 0.833 133 131 1.015
4   Netherlands (a) 3 0 3 3 9 0.333 114 164 0.695
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
19 Sep Poland   3–1   Netherlands 15–12 15–3 13–15 15–2   58–32 Report
19 Sep East Germany   3–2   Italy 14–16 15–13 6–15 15–9 15–8 65–61 Report
20 Sep East Germany   3–2   Netherlands 10–15 15–7 6–15 15–13 15–11 61–61 Report
20 Sep Poland   3–0   Italy 15–12 15–5 15–10     45–27 Report
21 Sep Italy   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–8 15–4     45–21 Report
21 Sep East Germany   3–0   Poland 15–11 15–13 15–9     45–33 Report

Pool 3Edit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria (A) 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 155 101 1.535
2   Hungary (A) 5 2 1 8 3 2.667 148 98 1.510
3   West Germany (a) 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 96 111 0.865
4   Turkey (a) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 46 135 0.341
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
19 Sep Hungary   3–0   Turkey 15–2 15–3 15–4     45–9 Report
19 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   West Germany 15–4 16–14 15–8     46–26 Report
20 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   Turkey 15–4 15–9 15–4     45–17 Report
20 Sep Hungary   3–0   West Germany 15–4 15–10 15–11     45–25 Report
21 Sep West Germany   3–0   Turkey 15–10 15–9 15–1     45–20 Report
21 Sep Bulgaria   3–2   Hungary 15–13 6–15 13–15 15–5 15–10 64–58 Report

Final roundEdit

7th–12th poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Romania 10 5 0 15 0 MAX 225 99 2.273
2   Italy 9 4 1 12 1 12.000 217 154 1.409
3   Netherlands 8 3 2 9 9 1.000 194 212 0.915
4   West Germany 7 2 3 8 11 0.727 233 232 1.004
5   Yugoslavia 6 1 4 6 12 0.500 177 249 0.711
6   Turkey 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 135 235 0.574
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Romania 6–15 4–15 13–15     23–45 Report
23 Sep Italy   3–0   Netherlands 15–9 15–8 15–4     45–21 Report
23 Sep West Germany   3–0   Turkey 15–10 15–9 15–1     45–20 Report
24 Sep Yugoslavia   3–0   Turkey 19–17 15–10 15–2     49–29 Report
24 Sep Netherlands   3–2   West Germany 10–15 8–15 15–10 15–11 15–10 63–61 Report
24 Sep Romania   3–0   Italy 15–11 15–6 15–5     45–22 Report
25 Sep Yugoslavia   2–3   West Germany 16–14 11–15 15–13 8–15 7–15 57–72 Report
25 Sep Italy   3–0   Turkey 15–3 15–10 15–5     45–18 Report
25 Sep Romania   3–0   Netherlands 15–8 15–3 15–3     45–14 Report
26 Sep Yugoslavia   0–3   Netherlands 9–15 2–15 7–15     18–45 Report
26 Sep Romania   3–0   Turkey 15–6 15–13 15–6     45–25 Report
26 Sep Italy   3–0   West Germany 15–13 15–12 17–15     47–40 Report
27 Sep Yugoslavia   1–3   Italy 3–15 15–13 6–15 6–15   30–58 Report
27 Sep Netherlands   3–1   Turkey 6–15 15–12 15–5 15–11   51–43 Report
27 Sep Romania   3–0   West Germany 15–4 15–9 15–2     45–15 Report

Final poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria 10 5 0 15 4 3.750 265 161 1.646
2   Soviet Union 9 4 1 12 5 2.400 228 169 1.349
3   Hungary 8 3 2 13 8 1.625 263 215 1.223
4   East Germany 7 2 3 7 10 0.700 170 232 0.733
5   Poland 6 1 4 4 14 0.286 192 252 0.762
6   Czechoslovakia 5 0 5 5 15 0.333 191 280 0.682
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–3 15–9 15–7     45–19 Report
23 Sep East Germany   3–0   Poland 15–11 15–13 15–9     45–33 Report
23 Sep Bulgaria   3–2   Hungary 15–13 6–15 13–15 15–5 15–10 64–58 Report
24 Sep Hungary   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–3 11–15 15–7 15–5   56–30 Report
24 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   Poland 15–6 15–10 15–5     45–21 Report
24 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   East Germany 15–7 15–10 15–7     45–24 Report
25 Sep Soviet Union   3–0   Poland 15–10 15–7 17–15     47–32 Report
25 Sep Hungary   3–0   East Germany 15–7 15–10 15–2     45–19 Report
25 Sep Bulgaria   3–1   Czechoslovakia 10–15 15–3 15–2 15–9   55–29 Report
26 Sep Poland   3–2   Czechoslovakia 15–8 15–12 11–15 8–15 15–10 64–60 Report
26 Sep Bulgaria   3–1   East Germany 15–3 15–0 11–15 15–4   56–22 Report
26 Sep Soviet Union   3–2   Hungary 15–12 8–15 15–0 7–15 15–7 60–49 Report
27 Sep Hungary   3–1   Poland 15–10 10–15 15–10 15–7   55–42 Report
27 Sep East Germany   3–1   Czechoslovakia 13–15 17–15 15–12 15–11   60–53 Report
27 Sep Bulgaria   3–0   Soviet Union 15–6 15–13 15–12     45–31 Report

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)[1]
  1. ^ "1980/1981 Senior European Championships Women". CEV. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit