Overseas teams invited, transfer students active, summer volleyball, Gumi Dodram Cup Plentiful to see
The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) will hold the 2023 Gumi-Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament at Gumi Park Chung-hee Gymnasium for a total of 16 days from July 29 to August 13.
On July 29, the women’s Korea Expressway Corporation and Pepper Savings Bank will open the competition, and on August 6, the men’s competition will begin with a match between Korean Air and Woori Card.
Professional volleyball and Gumi City Reunited for the First Time
Gumi City, the venue of the tournament, has been reunited with professional volleyball for the first time in about six years and four months since March 2017, when LIG Insurance, the predecessor of KB Insurance, joined the V-League from 2005 to 2017.
As 37,000 spectators visited the Suncheon Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Competition in 2022, it is expected that a hot volleyball feast will continue in the upcoming tournament in Gumi City.
Men’s and women’s overseas club teams are invited, and 16 teams compete fiercely in the rankings
14 teams from the men’s and women’s teams in the V-League and 1 team from men’s and women’s overseas club teams will be invited to participate in the competition, with a total of 16 teams. Overseas invited teams will include the Panasonic Panthers, ranked third in the Japanese V. League last season, in the men’s division, and the Supreme Chonburi team, which has won the Thai league several times in the women’s division.
In the men’s division, Group A, which includes Korean Air, Woori Card, KB Insurance, and OK Financial Group, and Group B, which includes KEPCO, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Hyundai Capital, and Panasonic Panthers, will play the group stage, respectively.
The women’s team was assigned through a lottery, and Group A Korea Expressway Corporation, Pepper Savings Bank, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, KGC Ginseng Corporation, Group B Heungkuk Life Insurance, IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, GS Caltex, and Supreme Village will compete for the rankings.
Players and coaches to meet as a new team
In this tournament, players who changed into new uniforms during the off-season stand out.
Major transfer players include Hwang Seung-bin, who moved to KB Insurance through a one-on-one trade, Han Sung-jung, who returned to Woori Card after a year and a half, and OK Financial Group Song Hee-chae and Woori Card Song Myung-geun, who exchanged uniforms.
In the women’s division, Park Jung-ah and Jung Dae-young, the main players of the Korea Expressway Corporation’s victory last season, moved to Pepper Savings Bank and GS Caltex, respectively, while Hwang Min-kyung moved to IBK Industrial Bank and Kim Soo-ji moved to Heungkuk Life Insurance. Attention is focusing on the performance of the players who will make their first appearance after the transfer.
In addition, the men’s OK Financial Group coach Ogino Massage and the women’s Pepper Savings Bank coach Joe Trinji will make their first debut since taking office.
Summer volleyball “Rally for Volley” full of excitement
The concept of this competition is ‘RALLY FOR VOLLEY’. The slogan, “RALLY,” which means “gathering,” and “VOLLEY,” is a rally of volleyball, and it is the first cup competition in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and at the same time, it means to create an exciting moment where fans can continue to gather to cheer and rejoice.
In order to record the exciting summer volleyball moment, a four-cut photo photo booth will be installed in the stadium, and the photo booth can be enjoyed unlimitedly at no additional cost. 스포츠토토
In addition, there are various events that will give unforgettable memories to fans who visit the stadium, such as the “Rally for Stamp” event, which allows them to sign a certification stamp and apply for 8 million won worth of Serazem prizes.
The federation said, “We plan to make efforts to ensure smooth operation so that this competition can be a safe and enjoyable competition.”