1991 Women's European Volleyball Championship

The 1991 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the 17th edition of the event, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted in several cities in Italy from 28 September to 6 October 1991, with the final round held in Rome.

1991 Women's European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Italy
Dates28 September – 6 October
Teams12
Venue(s)Various (in 3 host cities)
Champions Soviet Union (13th title)
Tournament awards
MVPSoviet Union Irina Ilchenko
Official website
Website

Participating teamsEdit

Team Method of qualification
  Albania Qualification group 1 runners-up
  Bulgaria Qualification group 2 winners
  Czechoslovakia Qualification group 1 winners
  France Qualification group 4 runners-up
  Germany 1989 edition second place
  Greece Qualification group 3 winners
  Italy Hosts
  Netherlands Qualification group 2 runners-up
  Poland Qualification group 4 winners
  Romania 1989 edition fourth place*
  Soviet Union 1989 edition first place
  Yugoslavia Qualification group 3 runners-up

*Note: As Italy qualified as hosts and for finishing the 1989 tournament as third, Romania gained a qualification place for finishing fourth in 1989.

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 two 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 the remaining four teams which finished group stages as fifth and sixth ended all tied in final ranking at 9th place. 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).

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B
  Albania   Czechoslovakia
  Bulgaria   Germany
  France   Netherlands
  Greece   Poland
  Italy   Romania
  Soviet Union   Yugoslavia

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Pool A Pool B Final round
 
 
Rome
 
Ravenna
 
Bari
Tournament host cities
Ravenna Bari Rome

Preliminary roundEdit

(A) Advance to 1st–4th semifinals
(a) Advance to 5th–8th semifinals

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (A) 10 5 0 15 0 MAX 225 98 2.296
2   Italy (A) 9 4 1 12 3 4.000 201 124 1.621
3   Bulgaria (a) 8 3 2 9 9 1.000 212 203 1.044
4   Greece (a) 7 2 3 7 12 0.583 171 249 0.687
5   France 6 1 4 6 12 0.500 203 225 0.902
6   Albania 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 125 238 0.525
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
28 Sep 15:30 Greece   3–2   France 15–9 8–15 10–15 15–5 15–13 63–57 Report
28 Sep 18:00 Soviet Union   3–0   Bulgaria 15–7 15–2 15–11     45–20 Report
28 Sep 20:30 Albania   0–3   Italy 3–15 12–15 1–15     16–45 Report
29 Sep 15:30 Soviet Union   3–0   France 15–6 15–11 15–13     45–30 Report
29 Sep 18:00 Bulgaria   0–3   Italy 7–15 9–15 9–15     25–45 Report
29 Sep 20:30 Albania   1–3   Greece 7–15 15–6 8–15 14–16   44–52 Report
30 Sep 15:30 Bulgaria   3–1   France 12–15 16–14 15–9 15–9   58–47 Report
30 Sep 18:00 Albania   0–3   Soviet Union 2–15 7–15 6–15     15–45 Report
30 Sep 20:30 Greece   0–3   Italy 1–15 6–15 7–15     14–45 Report
2 Oct 15:45 France   0–3   Italy 6–15 6–15 12–15     24–45 Report
2 Oct 18:00 Greece   0–3   Soviet Union 7–15 2–15 3–15     12–45 Report
2 Oct 20:30 Albania   1–3   Bulgaria 7–15 15–6 11–15 3–15   36–51 Report
3 Oct 15:30 Greece   1–3   Bulgaria 15–13 5–15 7–15 3–15   30–58 Report
3 Oct 18:00 Albania   0–3   France 4–15 1–15 9–15     14–45 Report
3 Oct 20:30 Soviet Union   3–0   Italy 15–6 15–6 15–9     45–21 Report

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Netherlands (A) 9 4 1 14 3 4.667 246 171 1.439
2   Germany (A) 9 4 1 13 6 2.167 258 186 1.387
3   Romania (a) 8 3 2 10 8 1.250 222 203 1.094
4   Czechoslovakia (a) 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 231 203 1.138
5   Poland 6 1 4 6 14 0.429 216 254 0.850
6   Yugoslavia 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 93 249 0.373
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
28 Sep 15:30 Yugoslavia   2–3   Poland 15–13 15–11 4–15 7–15 5–15 46–69 Report
28 Sep 18:00 Netherlands   3–0   Czechoslovakia 17–15 17–15 15–13     49–43 Report
28 Sep 20:30 Romania   1–3   Germany 4–15 6–15 15–12 12–15   37–57 Report
29 Sep 15:30 Netherlands   3–0   Poland 15–7 15–8 15–4     45–19 Report
29 Sep 18:00 Czechoslovakia   3–1   Germany 15–11 3–15 15–10 15–3   48–39 Report
29 Sep 20:30 Romania   3–0   Yugoslavia 15–9 15–7 15–2     45–18 Report
30 Sep 15:30 Czechoslovakia   3–2   Poland 15–8 3–15 15–9 9–15 15–6 57–53 Report
30 Sep 18:00 Romania   0–3   Netherlands 10–15 7–15 11–15     28–45 Report
30 Sep 20:30 Yugoslavia   0–3   Germany 6–15 2–15 1–15     9–45 Report
2 Oct 15:30 Romania   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–11 15–10 6–15 15–2   51–38 Report
2 Oct 18:00 Yugoslavia   0–3   Netherlands 4–15 4–15 1–15     9–45 Report
2 Oct 20:30 Poland   0–3   Germany 12–15 8–15 10–15     30–45 Report
3 Oct 15:30 Netherlands   2–3   Germany 15–12 14–16 4–15 16–14 13–15 62–72 Report
3 Oct 18:00 Romania   3–1   Poland 15–13 16–17 15–4 15–11   61–45 Report
3 Oct 20:30 Yugoslavia   0–3   Czechoslovakia 3–15 6–15 2–15     11–45 Report

Final roundEdit

5th–8th placeEdit

  • Pools A and B third and fourth positions play each other.
 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
5 Oct
 
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
6 Oct
 
  Bulgaria1
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
5 Oct
 
  Romania1
 
  Romania3
 
 
  Greece1
 
7th place
 
 
6 Oct
 
 
  Bulgaria3
 
 
  Greece2

5th–8th semifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 9:00 Romania   3–1   Greece 15–9 15–8 5–15 15–10   50–42 Report
5 Oct 11:30 Czechoslovakia   3–1   Bulgaria 15–5 15–7 14–16 15–12   59–40 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Oct 9:00 Bulgaria   3–2   Greece 15–12 15–11 12–15 11–15 15–13 68–66 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Oct 11:30 Czechoslovakia   3–1   Romania 15–10 5–15 16–14 15–10   51–49 Report

FinalEdit

  • Pools A and B first and second positions play each other.
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
5 Oct
 
 
  Soviet Union3
 
6 Oct
 
  Germany0
 
  Soviet Union3
 
5 Oct
 
  Netherlands0
 
  Netherlands3
 
 
  Italy1
 
3rd place
 
 
6 Oct
 
 
  Germany3
 
 
  Italy1

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 16:00 Netherlands   3–1   Italy 12–15 15–6 15–7 16–14   58–42 Report
5 Oct 18:30 Soviet Union   3–0   Germany 15–6 15–3 15–11     45–20 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Oct 15:00 Germany   3–1   Italy 9–15 15–8 15–7 15–10   54–40 Report

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Oct 17:30 Soviet Union   3–0   Netherlands 15–4 15–2 15–3     45–9 Report

Final rankingEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)[1]
  1. ^ "1990/1991 Senior European Championships Women". CEV. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

External linksEdit