GRAN CANARIA VOLLEYBALL CUP
Santa Lucía de Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
San Juan's Crag
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Santa Lucía's Church
Santa Lucía de Tirajana
The first international volleyball tournament will take place from the 27th to the 30th of September in the main pabilion of Santa Lucía. It will be the first intercontinental volleyball tournament in the history of the Canary Islands. Santa Lucía has been named the European City of Sport, and the tournament is a great opportunity to celebrate such event.
The tournament will count with the following teams: the Czarni Radom, 9th place of the Polish Plus League; the Volleyball Bisons Bühl, 8th place of the German League; the Lentopalloseura Etta Oulu, 6th place of the Finnish Mestaruusleague; and our local team, the Club Voleibol 7 Islas.
The tournament will have a regular phase, semi-finals, a consolation final and the grand final to dispute the title.
In the regular phase the four teams will play once against each other which will provide the teams the chance to play 3 matches. These matches will be played following the FIVB International Game Rules meaning that matches will employ a best of three set format.
The teams will be classified depending on the number of victories and losses. This then will help to compose the semi-final draw, where the 1st will play against the 4th and the 2nd versus the 3rd. However, the semi-final matches will employ a best of five set format.
The two winning semi-final teams will play the final for the title, and the two other teams will play for the 3rd and 4th place. The final will employ a best of five set format. On the other hand, the consolation final match will employ a best of three set format.
The Club Voleibol 7 Islas is the only Male Super-league of Volleyball representative in the Canary Islands. The club has been the engine for the planning, development and presentation of a new and unique project. The club is very thankful to the City Council of Santa Lucía de Tirajana for its constant and continual support. The council has strongly opted for volleyball during the framework of its desgnation as the European City of Sport. The club is also grateful for the support received by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria which focus its effort to transform Gran Canaria into the European Island of Sport.
The Gran Canaria Volleyball Cup is a project designed with a lot of effort and passion for our sport. The club has worked very hard to bring three outstanding international teams from their respective and different countries (Poland, Germany and Finland). The threes teams represent the values and the characteristics of the incredible sport of volleyball, and they are true ambassadors of their nation and volleyball.
The island is known for having a lot of people, specially from Germany and Finland who live in the south of the island. The club wants all these international residents to enjoy their own teams in a competition that has the aim to celebrate not only volleyball, but diversity, culture and gastronomy. The club invites all of them to come to a fantastic and beautiful place, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, to vibrate with the tournament and their teams, and with the limitless range of activitis that the city has to offer.
The intention is to provide an unforgettable spectacle to bring volleyball closer to the people of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. The club aims to get people to support the team not only during the tournament but the rest of the season. It wants to create a communion between the supporters and the club. Its objective is to create and develop a volleyball community where people will feel identified with the team, the players and everyone involved in the club. It wants to install an "us" culture, not just with the local people, but with everyone in the island.
The first edition of the Gran Canaria Volleyball Cup wants to become the first step to create a tradition. A tradition that will bring different teams from the continent each year, not only to compete but to share and enjoy the marvellous Gran Canaria island. Nevertheless, this can only be real with the support of fans who are always committed to this type of sporting events.
Gran Canaria is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, in Spain. The Canary Islands are a conjuction of seven islands and several islets of volcanic origin formed 20 million years ago.
Gran Canaria has been baptised as the "continent in miniature" because of its climate's diversity, geography, flora and fauna. Gran Canaria and the rest of the Canary Islands are known for their great climate, which lasts all year around and attracts a lot of tourism nationally and internationally.
However Gran Canaria is not only good weather and beautiful landscapes, sports lovers must know that Gran Canaria received last year more than 20.000 athletes coming from all over the world to dispute some of the highest international level sport events that the island has. Definetly Gran Canaria is and breathe sport.
The Roque Nublo
The Roque Nublo is one of the most emblematic natural spaces in Gran Canaria. Geographically it is in Tejeda, in a very abrupt area. Next to the Roque Nublo there are other unique and special rock formations such as the Roque del Fraile and The Frog.
The Roque Nublo rises 80 meters above its base and 1.813 meters above sea level. In ancient times it was used as an aboriginal place of worship. In 1987 it was declared a Natural Area and in 1994 it was declared a Rural Park.
The Roque Nublo is the third highest altitude of Gran Canaria after the Morro de la Agujereada with 1.956 meters and the Pico de las Nieves with 1.949 meters.
Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival
This is a Windsurf tournament where the best athletes beat their forces against the waves that the Pozo Izquierdo beach offers in Santa Lucía de Tirajana.
This summer it celebrated its 28th edition and each year hundreds of thousands of fans visit aour island, transforming the fishing village of Santa Lucía de Tirajana in one of the most famous and radicals spots of the world to practice windsurf in waves category.
The Dunes of Maspalomas
The Dunes of Maspalomas are a natural space located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. It is considered a special nature reserve. It is unique in the island because of its special characteristics. It was declared a Protected Space in 1987 with the category of a Natural Area of National Interest.
Most of its flora and the species that visit the wetlands (Oasis of Maspalomas) are protected by national and regional laws. Furthermore there are species of insects which are only known in this enviroment.
Challenge Gran Canaria
The Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the Town Hall of Mogán are the promoters of this initiative that allows that the island counts with an international triathlon competition, modality that has a wide projection in the world thanks to the international races organized by brands like Challenge or Ironman.
The competition comprises 1,9 km of swimming, 90 km by bicycle and 21 km of run. In ist last edition, Amadores beach welcomed the base of the triathlon and the route was extended by representatives zone of the spectacular coast and mountain of the town of Mogán.
Las Canteras is the main urban beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is visited throughout the entire year by local and foreign people.
Las Canteras is one of the best rated beaches in the nation. It has the Tourism Quality award, the Blue Flag of the EU, the ISO Certificate of Enviroment Management and the Universal Accessibility Certificate. It is oriented to the northwest and it is one of the most extensive beaches in the city with more than three kilometres of fine and golden sand.
Half Marathon Camilo Sánchez
The "XII Gran Canaria Half Marathon Memorial Mayor Camilo Sánchez" is a race with so much history.
In 2018, we celebrated its twelfth edition, but ist eleven previous editions are an important part of the Athletics History in Gran Canaria.
In some of its editions, records of participation of athletes were broken and we could count with the presence of some memorable figures of the world of athletics like Martin Fiz, Champion of Europe and of the World of Marathon. Antonio Peña also participated, Champion of Spain of Marathon in 1997, besides the olympic Teresa Linares.
The Gran Canaria Volleyball Cup is a growing tournament that is increasing its importance and presence in the island and the rest of Europe. It is a unique tournament which helps the promotion and development of volleyball and fan engagement among local people.
The Club Voleibol 7 Islas is responsible for selecting the participating teams, however if you are interested in participating in the next edition, please fill in the form, and we will consider your candidature. Go Ahead!