2018 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship

The 2018 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship was the 19th edition of the Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship, an annual international volleyball club tournament organised by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) with Myanmar Volleyball Federation (MVF). The tournament was held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar from 30 July to 6 August 2018.[1][2] The champions qualified for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship instead of the 2017 champions Sarmayeh Bank Tehran, who withdrew from the 2018 Club World Championship.

2018 Asian Men's Club Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Myanmar
CityNaypyidaw
Dates30 July – 6 August
Teams13 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
ChampionsIran Khatam Ardakan (1st title)
Runners-upKazakhstan Atyrau
Third placePakistan Wapda
Fourth placeVietnam Sanest Khánh Hòa
Tournament awards
MVPIran Hamzeh Zarini (Ardakan)
Best SetterKazakhstan Roman Khandrolin (Atyrau)
Best OHIran Hossein Amiri (Ardakan)
Kazakhstan Aibat Netalin (Atyrau)
Best MBIran Adel Gholami (Ardakan)
Vietnam Nguyễn Dinh Nhu (Khánh Hòa)
Best OPPPakistan Aimal Khan (Wapda)
Best LiberoIran Mojtaba Yousefi (Ardakan)
Official website
Asian Men's Club Championship

QualificationEdit

The 13 AVC member associations submitted their men's club to the 2018 Asian Club Championship. The 13 AVC member associations were from 4 zonal associations, including, Central Asia (5 teams), East Asia (4 teams), Oceania (1 team) and Southeast Asia (3 teams).

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Association Team Means of qualification
  Myanmar Asia World
  Australia Canberra Heat
  China Sichuan 2016–17 Chinese Volleyball League winners
  Chinese Taipei Long Power 2017–18 Enterprise Volleyball League winners
  Hong Kong Yan Chai
  Iran Khatam Ardakan 2017–18 Iranian Volleyball Super League winners
  Japan Toray Arrows 2016–17 V.Premier League winners
  Kazakhstan Atyrau
  Pakistan Wapda
  Sri Lanka Lanka Lions
  Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima 2017–18 Volleyball Thailand League winners
  Turkmenistan Binagar
  Vietnam Sanest Khánh Hòa 2017 Volleyball Vietnam League winners

Pools compositionEdit

This was the first Asian Club Championship which used the new competition format. Following the 2017 AVC Board of Administration's unanimous decision, the new format saw teams were drawn into four pools up to the total amount of the participating teams. Each team as well as the hosts was assigned into a pool according to their final standing of the 2017 edition. As the three best ranked teams were drawn in the same pool A, the next best three contested pool B, the next best four contested pool C.[3] Final standing of the 2017 edition are shown in brackets.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  Iran (1)   China (6)   Thailand (9)   Myanmar (Hosts)
  Japan (2)   Chinese Taipei (7)   Australia (10)   Pakistan
  Kazakhstan (4)   Vietnam (8)   Sri Lanka (11)   Turkmenistan
  Hong Kong (13)

VenuesEdit

Pool standing procedureEdit

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the Quarterfinals
Qualified for the Playoffs

Pool AEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Khatam Ardakan 2 0 6 6 1 6.000 179 163 1.098
2   Atyrau 1 1 2 4 5 0.800 196 198 0.990
3   Toray Arrows 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 179 193 0.927
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul 16:00 WTC Khatam Ardakan   3–1   Atyrau 20–25 25–20 25–20 25–22   95–87 P2
31 Jul 13:30 WTB Khatam Ardakan   3–0   Toray Arrows 25–22 25–22 34–32     84–76 P2
1 Aug 13:50 WTB Toray Arrows   2–3   Atyrau 25–22 23–25 25–22 19–25 11–15 103–109 P2

Pool BEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Sanest Khánh Hòa 2 0 6 6 1 6.000 174 143 1.217
2   Long Power 1 1 2 4 5 0.800 188 193 0.974
3   Sichuan 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 158 184 0.859
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul 16:00 WTB Sichuan   2–3   Long Power 18–25 25–22 25–21 14–25 13–15 95–108 P2
31 Jul 16:00 WTC Sanest Khánh Hòa   3–1   Long Power 25–17 23–25 25–22 25–16   98–80 P2
1 Aug 16:45 WTB Sichuan   0–3   Sanest Khánh Hòa 22–25 24–26 17–25     63–76 P2

Pool CEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Lanka Lions 3 0 8 9 2 4.500 258 191 1.351
2   Nakhon Ratchasima 2 1 7 8 4 2.000 268 236 1.136
3   Canberra Heat 1 2 2 4 8 0.500 239 274 0.872
4   Yan Chai 0 3 1 2 9 0.222 192 256 0.750
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul 13:30 WTB Nakhon Ratchasima   3–0   Yan Chai 25–15 25–12 25–18     75–45 P2
30 Jul 13:30 WTC Canberra Heat   0–3   Lanka Lions 20–25 21–25 9–25     50–75 P2
31 Jul 11:00 WTB Nakhon Ratchasima   3–1   Canberra Heat 25–17 25–19 18–25 25–22   93–83 P2
31 Jul 13:30 WTC Yan Chai   0–3   Lanka Lions 12–25 12–25 17–25     41–75 P2
1 Aug 11:00 WTB Lanka Lions   3–2   Nakhon Ratchasima 20–25 23–25 25–16 25–23 15–11 108–100 P2
1 Aug 13:30 WTC Canberra Heat   3–2   Yan Chai 22–25 19–25 25–22 25–22 15–12 106–106 P2

Pool DEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Wapda 2 0 5 6 2 3.000 176 160 1.100
2   Asia World 1 1 3 3 4 0.750 155 161 0.963
3   Binagar 0 2 1 3 6 0.500 186 196 0.949
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul 11:05 WTB Asia World   3–1   Binagar 25–16 25–23 21–25 25–21   96–85 P2
31 Jul 16:00 WTB Asia World   0–3   Wapda 24–26 19–25 16–25     59–76 P2
1 Aug 16:00 WTC Wapda   3–2   Binagar 17–25 25–21 25–17 18–25 15–13 100–101 P2

Final roundEdit

 
PlayoffsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
 
  Khatam Ardakan3
 
3 August
 
  Nakhon Ratchasima0
 
  Nakhon Ratchasima3
 
5 August
 
  Binagar2
 
  Khatam Ardakan3
 
3 August
 
  Sanest Khánh Hòa0
 
  Sanest Khánh Hòa3
 
4 August
 
  Canberra Heat0
 
  Sanest Khánh Hòa3
 
3 August
 
  Long Power0
 
  Long Power3
 
6 August
 
  Yan Chai1
 
  Khatam Ardakan3
 
 
  Atyrau0
 
 
4 August
 
 
  Atyrau3
 
3 August
 
  Lanka Lions1
 
  Lanka Lions3
 
5 August
 
  Asia World2
 
  Atyrau3
 
 
  Wapda2 3rd place match
 
 
4 August6 August
 
 
  Toray Arrows2  Sanest Khánh Hòa2
 
3 August
 
  Wapda3   Wapda3
 
  Sichuan0
 
 
  Wapda3
 
 
5th–8th semifinals5th place match
 
      
 
5 August
 
 
  Long Power2
 
6 August
 
  Nakhon Ratchasima3
 
  Nakhon Ratchasima1
 
5 August
 
  Toray Arrows3
 
  Toray Arrows3
 
 
  Lanka Lions1
 
7th place match
 
 
6 August
 
 
  Long Power0
 
 
  Lanka Lions3
 
13th place match9th–12th semifinal9th place match
 
          
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
 
  Canberra Heat3
 
 
  Sichuan2
 
 
5 August
 
 
  Canberra Heat3
 
 
  Yan Chai0
 
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
11th place match
 
  Binagar0
 
5 August
 
  Asia World3
 
  Sichuan0
 
 
  Asia World3
 

PlayoffsEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Aug 11:00 WTB Nakhon Ratchasima   3–2   Binagar 25–23 25–18 23–25 19–25 15–8 107–99 P2
3 Aug 11:00 WTC Long Power   3–1   Yan Chai 25–18 25–20 17–25 25–17   92–80 P2
3 Aug 13:30 WTC Sanest Khánh Hòa   3–0   Canberra Heat 25–19 25–23 25–17     75–59 P2
3 Aug 13:45 WTB Sichuan   0–3   Wapda 23–25 22–25 22–25     67–75 P2
3 Aug 16:00 WTB Lanka Lions   3–2   Asia World 25–15 21–25 25–20 23–25 15–13 109–98 P2

QuarterfinalsEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Aug 11:00 WTB Khatam Ardakan   3–0   Nakhon Ratchasima 25–22 25–23 25–23     75–68 P2
4 Aug 11:00 WTC Sanest Khánh Hòa   3–0   Long Power 25–16 25–12 25–17     75–45 P2
4 Aug 13:30 WTB Toray Arrows   2–3   Wapda 21–25 25–16 25–23 29–31 20–22 120–117 P2
4 Aug 16:05 WTC Atyrau   3–1   Lanka Lions 21–25 25–20 25–21 25–17   96–83 P2

9th–12th semifinalEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Aug 13:30 WTC Canberra Heat   3–2   Sichuan 25–23 15–25 25–19 14–25 15–10 94–102 P2

5th–8th semifinalsEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug 13:30 WTC Long Power   2–3   Nakhon Ratchasima 18–25 26–24 25–21 20–25 19–21 108–116 P2
5 Aug 16:30 WTC Toray Arrows   3–1   Lanka Lions 25–20 19–25 25–20 25–21   94–86 P2

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug 16:00 WTB Khatam Ardakan   3–0   Sanest Khánh Hòa 25–18 25–23 25–19     75–60 P2
5 Aug 18:30 WTB Atyrau   3–2   Wapda 14–25 32–30 25–16 18–25 15–11 104–107 P2

13th place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Aug 16:30 WTB Binagar   0–3   Asia World 21–25 18–25 13–25     52–75 P2

11th place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug 13:30 WTB Sichuan   0–3   Asia World 20–25 18–25 20–25     58–75 P2

9th place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug 18:55 WTC Canberra Heat   3–0   Yan Chai 25–11 25–22 25–17     75–50 P2

7th place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Aug 11:00 WTB Long Power   0–3   Lanka Lions 23–25 22–25 24–26     69–76 P2

5th place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Aug 13:30 WTB Nakhon Ratchasima   1–3   Toray Arrows 21–25 25–22 21–25 18–25   85–97 P2

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Aug 16:00 WTB Sanest Khánh Hòa   2–3   Wapda 25–19 21–25 25–16 20–25 16–18 107–103 P2

FinalEdit

Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Aug 18:45 WTB Khatam Ardakan   3–0   Atyrau 29–27 25–23 25–22     79–72 P2

Final standingEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball fever to grip fans across asia in 2018". AVC. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Entry form submission for 2018 AVC tournaments now". AVC. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "New competition format set for 2018 AVC Championships". AVC. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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