Category: Volleyball

Kerala and Railways are Senior National Men’s and Women’s champions

Chennai, Dec 30: Kerala men took revenge of their previous edition’s final loss to Indian Railways, while Indian Railways’ women’s team won rallied to beat Kerala on the final day of the 65th Senior National Volleyball championships at a packed JN indoor stadium, on Friday.

Kerala men’s team had to battle tooth and nail against defending champions Indian Railways before coming out winners with a 25-17, 20-25, 26-24, 25-27, 15-9 verdict.

In the women’s category Indian Railways beat Kerala 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21 for the ninth time in a row. It was Indian Railways’ (Women) 31st overall title win out of 65 editions so far played.

Host Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra took the bronze medal in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

Final Results:

Men’s Gold Medal Match: Kerala beat Indian Railways 25-17, 20-25, 26-24, 25-27, 15-9.

Men’s Bronze Medal Match: Tamil Nadu beat Punjab 20-25, 25-20, 34-32, 25-21.

Women’s Gold Medal Match: Indian Railways beat Kerala 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21

Women’s Bronze Medal Match: Maharashtra beat AP 25-15, 25-17, 25-9.

M.M. Joseph Trophy – Sr National (Men) Volleyball Championship


Edition Year Champion Runners-up Venue
65th Dec, 2016 Kerala Railways Chennai
64th 2015 Railways Kerala Bengaluru
63rd  2014 Chennai
62nd Dec, 2013 Tamil Nadu Uttrakhand Moradabad
60th Jan, 2012 Raipur
59th 2011
58th 2010
57th 2009
56th 2008
 55th Jan, 2007 Railways Kerala  Raipur
54th Jan, 2006
53rd 2005
52nd 2004
51st 2003
50th 2002
49th 2001
48th 2000
47th 1999
46th 1998
45th 1997
44th 1996
43rd Jan, 1995 Tamil Nadu Railways Madras
42nd Jan, 1994 Tamil Nadu Railways Hyderabad
41st 1993 Tamil Nadu
40th 1992 Tamil Nadu
39th 1991 Tamil Nadu
38th 1990


65th Senior National Volleyball Championship

Chennai Dec, 29: Defending champions Railways entered the men’s final of the 65th Senior National Volleyball Championship with a 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 win over Punjab at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Thursday.

In the other semifinal, Kerala beat host Tamil Nadu 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 to setup a rematch of previous edition held at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore. The Railways women team got the better of Andhra Pradesh 25-12, 25-12, 25-10 to enter the finals.

The Railways women’s team will be gunning for their 31st overall and 9th straight title, when they meet Kerala on Friday. In another semifinal, Kerala overcame Maharashtra 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14. Just like the men’s category the women’s final will also be a rematch of the 64th edition of the Senior National Volleyball Championship.

Semi Finals – Results

Railways beat Punjab: 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23
Kerala beat Tamil Nadu: 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16

Railways beat Andhra Pradesh: 25-12, 25-12, 25-10
Kerala beat Maharashtra: 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14