AVC Cup for Women 2018 match schedule and results

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018
Lawrence Fernandez - Editor - @lancefernandez

After a fantastic 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women’s volleyball team will compete once again with the best squads in the region at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup 2018. Slated from the 16th to the 23rd of September, powerhouse teams such as South Korea, China, Japan, and Thailand will use this as warm-up for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship that will start six days after this tournament hails a champion.

Meanwhile, Team Philippines looks to apply the lessons they have learned from their Asian Games stint as they put on a good showing in this week-long tournament. Other nations participating in this competition organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation are Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Iran, and Vietnam.

The Philippine squad will look to exact revenge against Kazakhs which defeated them in a five-set classic. Aside from them, our volleybelles must contend with Iran and Australia first if they are to move to the quarterfinals. The four nations mentioned are grouped together in Pool C wherein the bottom two finishers will be relegated to the Asian Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup.

Meanwhile, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea are part of Pool A while China, Vietnam, and Chinese Taipei are in Pool B. All six teams are guaranteed of a quarterfinal berth but their performance in this Asian volleyball tournament will determine their seeding.

Here is the full schedule for the sixth edition of the AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup that will be held at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. We will update the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals match-ups once they have been determined.

2018 Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup Preliminary Round Match Schedule

All times listed are UTC+8 (Philippines time):

September 16 2018

12:00 – Kazakhstan vs. Iran (Iran wins 3-2: 25-23, 17-25, 25-19, 23-25, 6-15)

14:30 – China vs. Vietnam (China wins 3-0: 25-17, 25-9, 25-12)

17:00 – Australia vs. Philippines (Australia wins 3-2: 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10)

19:30 – Japan vs. South Korea (South Korea wins 3-1: 25-21, 18-25, 27-29, 23-25)

September 17 2018

12:00 – Chinese Taipei vs. China (China wins 3-0: 14-25, 20-25, 22-25)

14:30 – Australia vs. Kazakhstan (Australia wins 3-2: 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12)

17:00 – Philippines vs. Iran (Iran wins 3-2: 29-27, 16-25, 25-17, 12-25, 13-15)

19:30 – Thailand vs. Japan (Thailand wins 3-1: 26-28, 21-25, 27-25, 25-17)

September 18 2018

12:00 – Iran vs. Australia (Iran wins 3-0: 25-17, 25-22, 25-20)

14:30 – Vietnam vs. Chinese Taipei (Vietnam wins 3-2: 22-25, 28-26, 30-28, 16-25, 15-12)

17:00 – Kazakhstan vs. Philippines (Philippines wins 3-1: 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 17-25)

19:30 – South Korea vs. Thailand (Thailand wins: 18-25, 19-25, 17-25)

2018 Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup Classification Playoffs Match Schedule

September 21 2018 – 5th to 10th classification quarterfinals

10:00 – Kazakhstan vs. Vietnam (Rank 10 vs. loser of Rank 3-Rank 5 match)

12:00 – Iran vs. Australia (Loser of Rank 4-Rank 7 vs. loser of Rank 1-Rank 8)

14:30 – Philippines vs. South Korea (Rank 9 vs. loser of Rank 2-Rank 6)

September 22 2018

14:30 – TBD vs. TBD (Ninth place game)

17:00 – TBD vs. TBD (5th to 8th place semifinals)

19:30 – TBD vs. TBD (5th to 8th place semifinals)

September 23 2018

12:00 – TBD vs. TBD (Seventh place game)

14:30 – TBD vs. TBD (Fifth place game)

2018 Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup Finals Match Schedule

All times listed are UTC+8 (Philippines time):

September 19 2018 – Quarter Finals

12:00 – Thailand vs. Australia

14:30 – South Korea vs. Chinese Taipei

17:00 – Japan vs. Vietnam

19:30 – China vs. Iran

September 21 2018 – Semi Finals

17:00 – Chinese Taipei vs. Japan (Winner of Rank 2-Rank 6 vs. Winner of Rank 3-Rank 5)

19:30 – China vs. Thailand (Winner of Rank 2-Rank 7 vs. Winner of Rank 1-Rank 8)

September 23 2018 – Final

17:00 – TBD vs. TBD (Bronze Medal match)

19:30 – TBD vs. TBD (Gold Medal match)

How to watch the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup 2018

Fans in the Philippines will be pleased to know that they can watch every game their team plays in the AVC Women’s Volleyball Cup with coverage on ESPN5 / AKSYON. We have updated the schedule above to include what channel each Team Philippines game is on.

Watch the full Philippines-Australia game here

Watch the full Philippines-Iran game here

Watch the full Philippines-Kazakhstan game here