Taipei, Chinese Taipei, August 21, 2015 – Host team Taichung Bank won their first Asian Men’s Club Championship with a 3-1 (21-25 25-21 25-23 25-17) victory over Qatar’s Al Arabi in front of 4,000 fans in the University of Taipei Hall on Friday.
Wang Ming-Chun led Taichung Bank with 16 points comprising 14 kills from 25 attempts, while Camejo Durruthy scored a match-high 35 points for Al Arabi.
Teams from Chinese Taipei have only been competing in the competition since 2004, five years after its inaugural tournament in China. In 2013 Taiwan Power finished third, the best result at the time for a Chinese Taipei team.
Seven-time champions Paykan Tehran won the bronze medal with a 3-1 (25-13, 25-23, 26-28, 25-18) defeat of Kazakhstan's Pavlodar.
1. Taichung Bank Club (Chinese Taipei)
2. Al Arabi Sport Club (Qatar)
3. Paykan (Iran)
4. Pavlodar VC (Kazakhstan)
5. BAIC Motor (China)
6. Korea Armed Forces (Korea)
7. South Gas Club (Iraq)
8. Migrasiya (Turkmenistan)
9. Nakhonratchasima (Thailand)
10. Panasonic (Japan)
11. Trang An Ninh Binh (Vietnam)
12. Cignal (Philippines)
13. Sohar (Oman)
14. Victorian Volleyball Academy (Australia)
15. NDS (Afghanistan)
16. Qadsia Sporting Club (Kuwait)
First Best Outside Spiker: Chen Chien-Chen - No.19 Taichung Bank (Chinese Taipei)
Second Best Outside Spiker: Liu Hung-Min - No.7 Taichung Bank (Chinese Taipei)
Best Opposite Spiker: Camejo Durruthy Osmel - No.17 Al Arabi Sport Club (Qatar)
First Best Middle Blocker: Mohamed Ibrahim Ibrahim - No.16 Al Arabia Sport Club (Qatar)
Second Best Middle Blocker: Mostafavand Saeed - No.2 Paykan (Iran)
Best Setter: Huang Pei-Hung - No.17 Taichung Bank (Chinese Taipei)
Best Libero: Lin Yung-Shun - No.16 Taichung Bank (Chinese Taipei)
Most Valuable Player: Huang Pei-Hung - No.17 Taichung Bank (Chinese Taipei)