ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament at ISNS

ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament at ISNS Volleyball is a sport that requires a positive team relationship, builds good communication skills, increases upper body strength and delivers a lot of fun! In no time at all you’ll be ready to set, serve and spike!

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) hosted the 2012 Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Gold Division Volleyball Championships from Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2012. This was their school’s first ACAMIS sports event, and was honored to host this first competition of the year. Athletics Director Michael Stafford and their Athletics Department led the project to great success.

120 students from 6 international schools competed for the championship over 20 hours of high level, fast tempo volleyball. Each school sent a male and female high school team. The participating schools were ISNS, The British School of Beijing (BSB), The International School of Macao (TIS), Hangzhou International School (HIS), Dalian American International School (DAIS), and Hong Kong Academy (HKA).

Teams battled first through the round-robin matches on days one and two, vying for top seeds in the final matches. Day three saw the top four teams play out in semi-final and finals games.

In the Boys’ competitions, ISNS narrowly missed out on making the final despite having a match point to do so. They narrowly lost to Hangzhou International School 15-25, 25-21, 14-16 in the first semi-final. British School of Beijing beat The International School of Macao comfortably in the second semi-final to set up a thrilling final. In a closely contested game, Hangzhou ran out the eventual winners, triumphing by 2 sets to 0. In the third placed game, ISNS emerged victorious over TIS, much to the delight of the home crowd.

In the Girls’ event, top seeded Hong Kong Academy were beaten in the first semi-final by British School of Beijing, who was joined in the final by HIS after they beat TIS. The third place game saw The International School of Macao girls collect the trophy, while HIS made it a clean sweep, by once again beating BSB in a closely contested final.

Sportsmanship Awards were also handed out, with TIS taking home the trophy for the boys, while ISNS brought home the honor for the girls.

The tournament finished with a flourish, with a glamorous awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn Banquet Suite. There were further presentations to 24 athletes who made the “All-Tournament Team.”

The entire championships were wonderful demonstrations of sportsmanship, devotion and teamwork. Student-athletes from all over the world were brought together to share a common passion and they each competed with dignity and pride. ISNS was delighted to be the host of this year’s tournament and certainly put on a fantastic show at their beautiful campus!


The final overall standings were:


1st – Hangzhou International School

2nd – British School of Beijing

3rd – International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

Sportsmanship – TIS


1st – Hangzhou International School

2nd – British School of Beijing

3rd – The International School of Macao

Sportsmanship – ISNS

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