The VTV9 - Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Tournament will start in Kien Giang on May 11 (Photo: 24h.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The VTV9 - Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Tournament is scheduled to be held in the southern province of Kien Giang from May 11-19.

The event will attract the participation of eight teams including four teams of Vietnam and four others from the US, China and Thailand.

According to the event’s draw, Binh Dien Long An, China’s Nanjin, Vietinbank and Thailand are in Group A, while BIP of the US, Sichuan of China, Lienvietpostbank and Duc Giang Hanoi are in Group B.

They will compete in the round-robin format in the qualifying round. In the final round, the first and second teams of each group will enter the semi-finals, and two winning teams will advance to the final while the two others will vie for the third place.

The winner will walk away with a prize of 15,000 USD. The matches will be aired live on VTV, SCTV and VTVCab.

Since 2006,  the VTV9 - Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Tournament has become an international women's volleyball tournament organised by the Vietnam Volleyball Federation, and sponsored by Vietnam Television - VTV9 and Binh Dien Long An.-VNA