After a full week of competition in Siem Reap, thirteen groups competing in the Leo Cup National Volleyball 2012 tournament were eliminated, while four groups won the right to further compete at the grand final competition in Phnom Penh with twenty other groups vying for the handy prize of 40 million riel, roughly $10,000.
Beoung Kimtou, the organiser of Leo Cup National Volleyball 2012 told Insider that Siem Reap winners included two groups from Preah Vihear province, one from Kampong Thom, and one based in Siem Reap.
He said that more than two thousand people attended the matches each day and added, “We were surprised to see a large amount of Siem Reap residents interested in volleyball even though some groups weren’t so because they had no time for practice.’
Twenty four groups from provinces and from Phnom Penh will slug it out at grand final bouts in the capital from July 28 to August 8.
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