Washington, D.C., April 9, 2016—The drawing of lots ceremony for the 2016 Pan American Deaf Men’s Volleyball Regional Qualifier and the 2016 Pan American Deaf Women’s Volleyball Regional Championship was held at Gallaudet University earlier today. Ms. Patti Mace emceed, and Mr. Dmitry Rebrov, ICSD’s chief executive officer, drew the lots. Prior to the draw, the host USA was seeded first into both men’s and women’s 4-team pools. The remaining nations were then drawn. The 46-minute ceremony was videotaped.
Men’s Regional Qualifier
The top 3 men’s teams qualify for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey on 18-30 July 2017.
Women’s Regional Championship
The top 4 women’s teams qualify for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey on 18-30 July 2017.
The competition schedule will be posted several weeks prior to the event.