Author: Jiri Popelka

Turkey

Tomas Rubacek, Ankara 2004Volleyball in Turkey is not only the most popular. No. 1 sport is football but volleyball league is getting stronger every year.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?18 teams play the competition, the first 4 teams play the play-off, the last 4 teams go lower from the league.Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )We play the double bout at home and abroad – 34 matches of basic part, play-off – 2 tournaments first 4 teams, everybody with each other –...

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Switzerland

Jan Svoboda, Geneve 2004 About volleyball league in non volleyball country Switzerland is writting opposite J. Svoboda which played several good season over there.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?8 teams, 2 go lower, 2 come upWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play down )2 times at home everybody with each other, the same abroad, play-off 1-8, 2-7, 3-6 and so on…When does the competition start, when does it finish? How many matches a week?We start in the end of September and the end...

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Spain

Karel Kvasnicka, Canary Islands 2005 Spanish volleyball league summary with some amusing parts is written by Karel Kvasnicka, the player of the Jusan Canarias Las Palmas team.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower? How many come up?14 teams, 8 teams come up to the play-off. I don´t know anything about lowers.Which system do you play? ( basis part, play-off, play-down )Basic part 13 times at home and the same abroad. Play-off 1-8, 2-7 and so on.When does the competition start, when does it finist? How many matches a week?It will start...

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Slovakia

Marek Kardos, Bratislava 2005 Volleyball league in Slovakia is evaluating M. Kardos, great setter, player of the national team, several times winner of The Slovak league.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?10 teams, 1 comes up, 1 goes lowerWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )Everybody with each other double bout…1-6 team make a group, everybody with each other. First 8 teams play the play-off, 9-10 team play with each other for descent.When does the competition start, when does it finish? How many matches...

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Russia

Jiri Popelka, Yaroslavl 2005 The biggest country on the world, the country with the best volleyball history and its great volleyball league by Jiri Popelka.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?14 teams at 2 groups ( next year it will be one 12 members group probably ). 3 teams go lower, one comes upWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )We play double matches ( Saturday, Sunday ) at home with the same rival, the same abroad, first 8 teams play in the play-off...

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