Turkey gets golden finish in the 2019 U18 Balkan Championship – Men

Ferizaj, Kosovo, July 10, 2019. The champion of the 2019 U18 Balkan Championship – Men was clarified after the 15th and last group game of the tournament on Wednesday. In the decisive clash of the only pool, Turkey faced Romania. Thanks to a comfortable straight sets win, Turkish team crowned as champions of the Balkans. With only one loss, Romania secured second place while North Macedonia took the bronze medal in Ferizaj after defeating Albania 3-1 in the closing day.

Results (10.07.2019)

Montenegro – Kosovo: 3-1 (25-23, 17-25, 25-12, 25-15)

North Macedonia – Albania: 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-22)

Turkey – Romania: 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-14)

Final Standings

 

Team

M

MW

ML

SW

SL

P

1

Turkey

5

5

0

15

0

15

2

Romania

5

4

1

12

5

12

3

North Macedonia

5

3

2

10

8

9

4

Albania

5

2

3

8

11

6

5

Montenegro

5

1

4

5

13

3

6

Kosovo

5

0

5

2

15

0

Dream Team

MVP: Ramazan Mandıracı (TUR)

Best Outside Hitter: Luka Kostic (MKD)

Best Outside Hitter: Mirza Lagumdzija (TUR)

Best Middle Blocker: Adrian Holota (ROU)

Best Middle Blocker: Tümer Ahmet (TUR)

Best Setter: Madalin Cojocariu (ROU)

Best Opposite: Kaan Gürbüz (TUR)

Best Libero: Doruk Diaoğlu (TUR)

Fair Play: Endrit Nrecaj (KOS)