Author: Jiri Popelka

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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Poland

Dusan Kubica, Kedzierzyn 2005 The best libero of Champions League 2003, 3 times winner of league with Mostostal-Azoty Kedzierzyn is presenting volleyball league in Poland.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?10, 1 or 2Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )Home, abroad and play-off at 3 winning matchesWhen does the competition start, when does it finish? How many matches a week?10th October, finishes 3rd May, we play once a week.Matches on TV? What time do the matches start?Yes, at 1 pm. or 3 pm...

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Italy

Martin Lebl, Perugia 2005  The best volleyball league is played in Italy, named A1. Over there is playing M. Lebl, one of the best middle blockers on earth, captain of Czech National Team.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?14 teams play. The last 2 go lower and the same number come up from A2 Which system do you play? ( basic part, play off, play-down )Basic part everybody with each other ( at home-abroad ).First 8 teams play the play-off, accordence to classical key ( 1-8, 2-7…and...

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