Kaja Grobelna MVP in CEV Cup en Wim Cambré scheidsrechter op WK clubteams


Wim Cambré referees at club teams' World Cup

Our compatriot Wim Cambré scores high on the international referee ladder and was invited to referee this week's matches of the World Cup for club teams, taking place in Indian Bengaluru. A strong international line-up with Perugia (Italy), Halkbank (Turkey), Sada Cruzeiros and Minas (Brazil), Sunburds (Japan) and Ahmedabad (India).

  • Another piece of international news: Seppe Baetens left Belgium to work and play volleyball in Dubai, where his girlfriend also resides.
  • Earlier in the past week, Ferre Reggers was named MVP in the CEV Cup after his 27 points with Milan knocked Menen out of that cup.

In Italy, Trentino (without Wout D'Heer) pulverised Civitanova 0-3. Mathijs Desmet made a small contribution to Padova's 3-1 win against Catania with his 2 points (13%).

No win for François Lecat in Turkey, where Tursad lost 3-0 at Arkas.

In Russia, though, a win for Kazan against ACK Questions as Sam Deroo scored four points at 43%.

Igor Grobelna briefly entered the field in Poland, where his side Project Warsaw won 3-0 at Suwalki.

Sad news from Greece, where Bram Van den Dries sat out with an ankle injury, after he scored three points (2/6) for PAOK Saloniki against Orestiado and his side still won 0-3.

Liam McCluskey scored three points for Orion in the Netherlands, who went on to win 1-3 at Lycurgus.

Kaja Grobelna MVP in CEV Cup

In the CEV Cup, Kaja Grobelna was declared MVP after she scored 14 points with Chieri against weak Zeleznicar: 11-25, 12-25, 13-25. In Italy, she continued her momentum: 3-0 (11p - 46%) against Busto Arsizio (without Dominika Sobolska). Britt Herbots - strong earlier in the week with 14p against Eczacibasi (3-1 win) - also secured a 0-3 win for Scandicci at Pinerolo (Britt 14p - 58%). Also a victorious Laura Heyrman (10p - 52%) at Milano, who made it 3-2 against Casalmaggiore.

In Germany, two Yellow Tigers faced each other. A weak Celine Van Gestel (5 points at 17% and 9% in defence) went down with Aachen at Dresdner (Nathalie Lemmens 5p - 23%).
In Japan, Quinseis' win against Aranmare 3-1 (Lise Van Hecke 20p - 43%) and 1-3 loss against higher-ranked Ageo (Lise good for 8p and 22%).

Alba Blaj (Britt Rampelberg) won 3-0 against Bacau in Romania, Voluntari (Ilka Van de Vyver) did the same at Constanza (1-3), while papa Julien went down with Targu Mures at home: 1-3 against CSM Bucharest.

In France, Mulhouse (despite Silke Van Avermaet 11p - 65%) lost the lead at Nancy, which became the new leader after the 3-1 win. Terville (with Elise Van Sas in the starting line-up for two sets) only lost in the tiebreak at Cannes.

Dominika Strumilo also kept things exciting in Hungary at Bekescsabai, which lost 2-3 (15-17) at home to Vasas.

Also loss in Greece for Markopoulo (Lara Nagels, 1 ace): 1-3 against Thetis.

(compiled by Marcel Coppens)