ISTANBUL BBSK wins men's BVA Cup to qualify for European Cups
News from the Zonal Associations
Baia Mare, Romania, September 23, 2012. Turkey’s ISTANBUL Büyüksehir Belediye Spor extended the country’s dominance in Balkan competitions by claiming the men’s BVA Cup that was completed this weekend in Baia Mare. With this result the club got also the right to compete in the 2013 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup and play there in the first round Belarus Metallurg ZHLOBIN.
The Turkish team opened the operations on Friday by beating Serbia’s Partizan Termoelektro BEOGRAD 3:1 (25-19, 25-20, 22-25, and 25-19) before on Saturday the team from the Serbian capital city edged the hosts of Stiinta Explorari BAIA MARE 3:2 (20-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-16, and 15-9) coming back from two sets down. On Sunday ISTANBUL BBSK cruised to a straight win over the Romanian team (25-18, 25-16, and 25-16) to claim the Balkan title and with it also a spot in the European Cups.