1997 Women's European Volleyball Championship

The 1997 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the 20th edition of the event, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted in Brno and Zlín, Czech Republic from 27 September to 5 October 1997.

1997 Women's European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Czech Republic
Dates27 September – 5 October
Teams12
Venue(s)Various (in 2 host cities)
Champions Russia (15th title)
Tournament awards
MVPCroatia Barbara Jelić
Official website
Website

Participating teamsEdit

Team Method of qualification
  Belarus Qualification group D winners
  Bulgaria Qualification group A winners
  Croatia 1995 edition second place
  Czech Republic Hosts
  Germany 1995 edition fourth place
  Italy Qualification group B winners
  Latvia Qualification promotion round
  Netherlands 1995 edition first place
  Poland Qualification group E winners
  Romania Qualification promotion round
  Russia 1995 edition third place
  Ukraine Qualification group C winners

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
  Belarus   Croatia
  Bulgaria   Czech Republic
  Latvia   Germany
  Netherlands   Italy
  Poland   Romania
  Russia   Ukraine

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Pool A Pool B and Final round
 
 
Zlín
 
Brno
Tournament host cities
Zlín Brno

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   Russia (A) 10 5 0 15 2 7.500 237 110 2.155
2   Bulgaria (A) 8 3 2 11 6 1.833 202 163 1.239
3   Poland (a) 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 200 185 1.081
4   Latvia (a) 7 2 3 6 11 0.545 174 229 0.760
5   Netherlands 6 1 4 6 12 0.500 192 235 0.817
6   Belarus 6 1 4 4 14 0.286 174 257 0.677
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Sep 14:30 Bulgaria   3–0   Netherlands 15–5 15–9 15–10     45–24 Report
27 Sep 17:00 Poland   3–0   Latvia 15–7 15–9 15–10     45–26 Report
27 Sep 20:00 Belarus   1–3   Russia 11–15 3–15 15–9 4–15   33–54 Report
28 Sep 14:30 Bulgaria   3–0   Poland 15–7 15–8 15–5     45–20 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Latvia   3–0   Belarus 15–12 16–14 15–8     46–34 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Netherlands   0–3   Russia 11–15 5–15 5–15     21–45 Report
29 Sep 14:30 Belarus   3–2   Bulgaria 15–13 3–15 15–13 9–15 15–11 57–67 Report
29 Sep 17:00 Russia   3–0   Latvia 15–2 15–5 15–8     45–15 Report
29 Sep 20:00 Poland   3–1   Netherlands 15–10 4–15 15–13 15–4   49–42 Report
1 Oct 14:30 Bulgaria   0–3   Russia 3–15 10–15 12–15     25–45 Report
1 Oct 17:00 Poland   3–0   Belarus 15–5 15–7 15–12     45–24 Report
1 Oct 20:00 Netherlands   2–3   Latvia 15–12 15–13 7–15 10–15 13–15 60–70 Report
2 Oct 14:30 Russia   3–1   Poland 15–6 15–13 3–15 15–7   48–41 Report
2 Oct 17:00 Belarus   0–3   Netherlands 4–15 12–15 10–15     26–45 Report
2 Oct 20:00 Latvia   0–3   Bulgaria 2–15 9–15 6–15     17–45 Report

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Croatia (A) 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 240 139 1.727
2   Czech Republic (A) 8 3 2 10 6 1.667 208 174 1.195
3   Italy (a) 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 221 209 1.057
4   Ukraine (a) 7 2 3 6 10 0.600 187 221 0.846
5   Germany 6 1 4 4 12 0.333 174 227 0.767
6   Romania 6 1 4 3 12 0.250 156 216 0.722
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Sep 14:30 Italy   3–0   Ukraine 15–12 15–9 15–11     45–32 Report
27 Sep 17:00 Czech Republic   3–0   Romania 15–11 15–7 15–8     45–26 Report
27 Sep 20:00 Germany   0–3   Croatia 7–15 2–15 9–15     18–45 Report
28 Sep 14:30 Ukraine   3–0   Romania 15–11 15–10 15–13     45–34 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Croatia   3–0   Czech Republic 15–4 15–9 15–8     45–21 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Italy   3–1   Germany 15–10 14–16 16–14 15–10   60–50 Report
29 Sep 14:30 Romania   0–3   Croatia 7–15 6–15 13–15     26–45 Report
29 Sep 17:00 Czech Republic   3–0   Italy 15–9 15–5 15–7     45–21 Report
29 Sep 20:00 Germany   3–0   Ukraine 15–7 15–9 15–13     45–29 Report
1 Oct 14:30 Italy   3–0   Romania 15–5 15–10 15–7     45–22 Report
1 Oct 17:00 Germany   0–3   Czech Republic 10–15 12–15 3–15     25–45 Report
1 Oct 20:00 Ukraine   0–3   Croatia 7–15 11–15 6–15     24–45 Report
2 Oct 14:30 Romania   3–0   Germany 17–15 16–14 15–7     48–36 Report
2 Oct 17:00 Croatia   3–1   Italy 16–14 14–16 15–13 15–7   60–50 Report
2 Oct 20:00 Czech Republic   1–3   Ukraine 15–11 14–16 11–15 12–15   52–57 Report

Final roundEdit

5th–8th placeEdit

  • Pools A and B third and fourth positions play each other.
 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
4 Oct
 
 
  Poland3
 
5 Oct
 
  Ukraine0
 
  Poland0
 
4 Oct
 
  Italy3
 
  Latvia0
 
 
  Italy3
 
7th place
 
 
5 Oct
 
 
  Ukraine3
 
 
  Latvia1

5th–8th semifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Oct 10:30 Poland   3–0   Ukraine 15–8 15–10 15–13     45–31 Report
4 Oct 14:30 Latvia   0–3   Italy 9–15 4–15 12–15     25–45 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 10:00 Ukraine   3–1   Latvia 13–15 15–5 15–9 15–7   58–36 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 12:30 Poland   0–3   Italy 13–15 9–15 10–15     32–45 Report

FinalEdit

  • Pools A and B first and second positions play each other.
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
4 Oct
 
 
  Russia3
 
5 Oct
 
  Czech Republic0
 
  Russia3
 
4 Oct
 
  Croatia0
 
  Bulgaria1
 
 
  Croatia3
 
3rd place
 
 
5 Oct
 
 
  Czech Republic3
 
 
  Bulgaria0

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Oct 17:00 Russia   3–0   Czech Republic 15–4 15–2 15–1     45–7 Report
4 Oct 20:00 Bulgaria   1–3   Croatia 2–15 15–10 12–15 12–15   41–55 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 15:00 Bulgaria   0–3   Czech Republic 13–15 10–15 7–15     30–45 Report

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Oct 18:00 Russia   3–0   Croatia 15–7 15–12 15–9     45–28 Report

Final rankingEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)[1]
  1. ^ "1996/1997 Senior European Championships Women". CEV. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

External linksEdit