Wijaya SC and Kapila SC will play in the Women’s Open final while Casualline SC and Siri Parakum SC will meet in the Women’s U22 final at the 2017 Dialog President’s Gold Cup.
Katana Utd, Nattandiya Utd, Vijayaba & Chilaw Utd in men’s finals
Katana United and Nattandiya United will meet in the Men’s Open..
The President’s Gold Cup is hosted by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, and was worked off island wide, over a period of four months, attracting teams from over 300 Grama Seva divisions with the participation of over 2500 teams and consisting 40,000 players, in the largest sports tournament in the island.
Defending champions Wijaya SC, Koswadiya defeated Golden Birds SC, Radawana and Kapila SC, Siyambalagoda beat Casualline SC, Kurunegala in the semi-finals.
Katana United & Koswadiya Wijaya Gold Cup Champions
The Maharagama Youth Centre Indoor Complex played host to..
In the final group stage matches Wijaya SC and Casualline SC defeated Kapila SC and Golden Bird SC respectively. Wijaya SC won 25-21 & 25-20 against Kapila SC and Casualline SC won 25-9 & 25-8 against Golden Birds SC. This meant Wijaya SC meet Golden Birds SC and Kapila SC meet Casualline SC in the semi-finals.
Six time champions Wijaya SC comfortably beat 2015 finalists Golden Birds SC in straight sets 25-21, 25-16 & 25-20 in the semi-final.
The other semi-final went to 4 sets where Kapila SC won the 1st two sets 25-23 and 25-18. Casualline bounced back to win a close 3rd set 23-25. But, Kapila SC made sure they made it to the final winning the 4th set 25-20.
Golden Birds SC avenged their group stage loss with a 25-17 & 25-21 win against Casualline SC to finish in 3rd place.
Defending champions Casualline SC defeated Dharmapala SC, Eheliyagoda and Boyagama Siri Parakum SC, Galigamuwa defeated Vijayaba SC, Hungama in the semi-finals.
Seeduwa Davisamara, Casual Line grab U22 Championships
The U22 finals of the Dialog President’s Gold Cup Volleyball..
In the final group stage matches Siri Parakum SC beat Dharmapala SC 25-6 & 25-12 and Casualline SC won 25-6 & 25-10 against Vijayaba SC.
In the first semi-final Casualline SC defeated Dharmapala SC 25-12 & 25-8 while Siri Parakum SC easily beat Vijayaba SC 25-6 & 25-8 in the 2nd semi-final.
The 3rd place match was a close encounter where Vijayaba SC defeated Dharmapala SC in a thrilling 25-23 & 25-23.
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The President’s Gold Cup tournament which has a history spanning over two decades is sponsored by Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata for the 12th consecutive year, reaffirming the company’s commitment for the development of the country’s national sport.