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Personal Bolívar is the champion

Mar del Plata, Argentina, September 26, 2012 - Personal Bolivar is the champion of the fifth edition of the Volleball World Challenge Cup, winning its third crown during 2012 overcoming the Brazilian team of Super Imperatriz Volei Floripa 3-0 (30-28, 25-15, 25-22). Rafa of the Brazilian team was the top scorer while for Bolivar, Angel Dennis scored 15 becoming also the Top Scorer of the competition.

Bolivar won the first two editions in the years 2008 and 2009 and now the team coached by Javier Weber leads the score with 3 crowns over the 2 of Brazil and none of the other participating countries. Sad Cruzeiro, also Brazilian won during the 2010 and 2011 editions.

After the competition was held during three consecutive editions in USA, Buenos Aires Unidos home place for the Argentine A1 Men Teams League hosted with an outstanding organization this international competition, also showing good figures in audience during the week that the competition took place (started on Tuesday and finished this last Saturday, Sept. 22n.).

Individual awards:

MVP: Ángel Dennis (Bolívar)
Best Scorer: Ángel Dennis (Bolívar)
Best Server: Javier Filardi (Bolívar)
Best Libero: Alexis González (Bolívar)
Best Spiker: Guillaume Samica (Buenos Aires Unidos)
Best Setter: Donald Suxho (Bolívar)


1-Personal Bolívar (ARG)

2-Súper Imperatriz Volei (BRA)

3-Buenos Aires Unidos (ARG)

4-Toray Arrows (JAP)

5-FTC Canucks (CAN)

6-UC Irvine (USA)

Match results:

Tuesday, 18th
Toray Arrows (Japan) v Canucks (Canada) 3-1 (18-25, 33-31, 25-17, 25-20)
Buenos Aires Unidos v Irvine (USA) 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-17)

Wednesday, 19th
Irvine (USA) v Súper Imperatriz (Brazil) 0-3 (15-25, 16-25, 18-25)
Personal Bolívar v Canucks (Canada) 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)

Thursday, 20th
Personal Bolívar v Toray Arrows (Japón) 1-3 (25-18, 25-17, 17-25, 29-27)
Buenos Aires Unidos v Súper Imperatriz (Brazil) 3-1 (27-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-23)

Friday, 21st
Toray v Imperatriz 0-3 (27-29, 14-25, 22-25)
Buenos Aires Unidos v Personal Bolívar 2-3 (19-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 13-15)

Saturday, 22n

UC Irvine v Canucks 0-3 (24-26, 22-25, 26-28) Fifth place
Toray Arrows v Buenos Aires Unidos 0-3 (25-22, 25-13, 25-19) Third place
Personal Bolívar v Súper Imperatriz 3-0 (30-28, 25-15, 25-22)

(Photos - World Challenge 2012)