The draw for the Pan American Team Handball Federation (PATHF) Men’s Division 1 Championship was held Saturday at the Parque del Este resort in the Dominican Republic. The results of the draw were
Group A: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guatemala
Group B: Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia
As host nation, the Dominican Republic chose Group A, most likely to take advantage of the “bye” day due to the smaller group. If the tournament plays out “on paper”, the key crossover semifinal matches will be the Dominican Republic vs. Mexico and Canada vs. Puerto Rico. The winners of those matches will play for the Championship and more importantly will qualify for the Elite Championships next summer in Chile.
7dias.com: Dominican opens the tournament against Guatemala in Panam Handball: http://www.7dias.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=62229
PATHF Website: http://www.panamhandball.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=1