Nacivt stands for the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament and has is an annual event that has taken place since 1945, when the first Nacivt tournament was hosted in Boston. To discover everything that you need to know about the 2017 tournament, simply continue reading. Including the results of the men’s tournament and the women’s invitational. Both of which were closely contested and provided spectators with plenty of entertainment.
Everything That You Need To Know About Nacivt 2017:
It was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
The 2017 Nacivt tournament was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. However, the tournament wasn’t hosted by Florida and was technically hosted by Boston.
The tournament was won by a San Fransisco based team:
The men’s tournament was won by the San Fransisco Paai Kau Smash. What was special about their win, is that they successfully defended the title which they won in 2016. When they competed in the 2016 Nacivt tournament which took place in Los Angeles. Which is a stone’s throw from their home turf. Winning the 2017 tournament was a special achievement for the San Fransisco Paai Kau Smash. As they wanted to prove that they were capable of winning a tournament on the opposite coast. In second place was Toronto Connex A, which also suffered a loss to the San Fransisco Paai Kau Smash team in the finals of the 2016 tournament.
They went on to defend their 2017 title:
The San Fransisco Paai Kau Smash continued to show their dominance when they defended their title in 2018 in Montreal. Which proved that they could win a tournament overseas. This win was a huge milestone for the team, who won three back-to-back Nacivt titles. What’s particularly interesting about this achievement is that their three wins in a row were against the exact same team, the Toronto Connex A squad.
They eventually went on to suffer a defeat:
In 2019, the San Francisco Paai Kau Smash conceded the final of the Nacivt tournament and finally lost a finals match, against their old rivals, the Toronto Connex A.
A women’s nacivt tournament was also held in 2017:
The first women’s nacivt tournament took place in 1977 when the New York Skylarks won the women’s invitational. In 2017, the Los Angeles Green team defeated the San Fransisco Tien Lung Dragon Ice squad in a hotly contested game. As the Los Angeles Green team had won the same title in 2016 in Los Angeles, they managed to defend their hard-earned title.
The tournament has strict rules when it comes to ethnicity:
The tournament has strict rules in place to restrict the races of competitors. To this day, two-thirds of each team must be comprised of players who are 100% Chinese. While the rest of the players but be full Asian but can be full or part Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese. As a few examples.
So if you were interested in where the 2017 nacivt tournament was hosted and which teams won the men’s division and the women’s invitational division, hopefully, you found all the info that you were looking for.