2003 FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL  Men's World Championships   U-21, presented by Swatch

   
FRANCE, 2003 FIVB Men's World Championships U-21, presented by Swatch
Saint Quay Portrieux, August 6-10
General Information

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Two person Beach Volleyball teams, composed of Athletes born on January 1, 1983 or thereafter, competing in a main draw competition of 24 Men’s teams.
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Goëlo Côtes d'Armor
Mr. Frédérick Francillette

 22, Rue du Cap Hornier
22680 Etables sur Mer
FRANCE

+33 (2) 96 70 75 40
+33 (2) 96 70 69 81
goelovb@wanadoo.fr
 www.goelovb.com

Jérome Trehorel
+33 (2) 96 70 75 40
+3 (2) 96 70 69 81
goelovb@wanadoo.fr

 

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Fédération française de Volleyball
43 bis, Rue d'Hautpoul
75019 Paris
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RANCE

 +33 (1) 4040 29 29
 +33 (1) 4803 47 68  
ffvolley@volley.asso.fr
www.volley.asso.fr

 
Event Office Venue
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Goëlo Côtes d'Armor
 22, Rue du Cap Hornier
22680 Etables sur Mer
FRANCE

+33 (2) 96 70 75 40
+33 (2) 96 70 69 81
goelovb@wanadoo.fr

www.goelovb.com

Jérome Trehorel
+33 (2) 96 70 75 40
+33 (2) 96 70 69 81
goelovb@wanadoo.fr
 

Plage du Casino, Saint Quay Portrieux

2000 seat stadium capacity, including a roofed reserved area of 250 seats for media, delegations, sponsors, authorities, officials, etc.

4 official courts and 2 warm-up courts equipped with FIVB homologated material.

www.saintquayportrieux.com

Main Draw Teams' Hotel Officials' Hotel   (to be confirmed)

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La Pomme d’Or
5, Rue Landelle
22360 Langueux
FRANCE

+ 33 (2) 96 52 43 43
+ 33 (2) 96 61 53 12

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Ker Moor
13, Rue du President, Le Sénécal
22410 Saint Quay Portrieux
FRANCE

+33 (2) 96 70 52 22
+ 33 (2) 96 70 50 49

 

Athlete's Eligibility
Only athletes who have sent the FIVB the required forms (Junior World Championships Athlete’s registration and WCH/U-21) along with a copy of their passport will be considered eligible to take part in the above event.
 
Schedule of Men's Event
Date & Time  
August 5 Arrival of qualification tournament teams
19h00 Preliminary Inquiry - Palais des Congrés – Plage du Casino
20h00 Technical Meeting - Palais des Congrés – Plage du Casino
Mandatory attendance for all qualifying tournament teams
August 6 Arrival of main draw teams
9h00 Start of the qualification tournament
19h00 Preliminary Inquiry Meeting - Palais des Congrés – Plage du Casino
20h00 Technical Meeting - Palais des Congrés – Plage du Casino
Mandatory attendance for all main draw teams
August 7 & 8
9h00
Preliminary phase - 6 groups of 4 teams each playing in a round robin format
2 top ranked teams for each group will qualify for the final phase, plus the best 4 teams ranked 3rd place
August 9 Departure of teams not advancing to the final phase
9h00 Start of final phase
single elimination with 16 qualified teams - day 1
August 10 Final phase - day 2- single elimination
August 11 Departure of all teams and officials
Note: the FIVB & the promoter reserve the right to modify this schedule in order to accomodate the media's needs, if necessary
 
Entry regulations

Teams wishing to take part in this event must contact their respective National Federations to register.  National Federations are then required to send their entry forms to the FIVB before the deadline, which is 1 month before the start of the event.  Meanwhile, the National Federation hosting the event will communicate to all parties concerned the definitive list of eligible participating teams in the main draw and in the qualification tournament, along with the final copy of the Event’s Regulations.
 

Qualification criteria
  • One team per country through nomination of the National Federation

  • Host country can enter a maximum of 2 teams

  • 4 wild cards for each gender event will be granted by the FIVB

20 teams will be selected to play in the main draw as follows:  (Note: these 20 teams will already include the 4 wild cards).

1-  The 2002 WCH U-21 event’s ranking up to 6 top ranked teams
2-  2 Host country teams
3-  Priority to be given to the NF’s promoting 2003 FIVB-Swatch World Tour events, the countries with players                    featured in the FIVB World Ranking as well as NF’s promoting continental events and grass roots activities.
4-  Finally, each continent will be guaranteed one team, if not already qualified through points 1, 2 and 3.

The remaining 4 spots (in order to complete the 24 team main draw roster) will be taken from the top 4 teams from the qualification tournament.

Furthermore, please note that a maximum of 16 teams will be allowed in the qualification tournament. The qualification tournament will consist of those countries wishing to participate and who did not make into the main draw through the above steps. A second country team may not enter in the qualification tournament.  A second team however may be used as a reserve team, ready to replace team #1 in case of injury, etc., or as a wild card candidate.

Reminder:  all team’s entry forms (inquire National Federation) and a photocopy of a valid passport or ID must be sent to the FIVB via post no later than Monday, July 7, 2003 through their respective National Federation.

The National Federation hosting the event will communicate by Monday, July 14, 2003 the participating lists (qualification & main draw) to all National Federations concerned.
 

Rewarding

The winning men and women’s teams of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships U-21, presented by Swatch will have the right to take part in the main draw of one FIVB-Swatch World Tour event scheduled after July 11, 2004.
This above-mentioned event will be determined in accordance with the FIVB, the promoter and the teams concerned. The FIVB will then grant a wild card to these winning teams for the choosen FIVB-Swatch World Tour event.
The promoter of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U-21 World Championships, presented by Swatch will bear the international travel costs for the 2 winning teams.
Furthermore, teams ranked in the first three places will receive trophies and medals. Each of the participating athletes will receive a diploma for their participation. Please take note that this event will not attribute any prize money.
 

Board and Lodging

The Promoter will provide all teams taking part in the main draw with hotel accommodations (double rooms) and meals from the evening of Wednesday, August 6 to breakfast on Monday morning, August 11, 2003. The 8 teams who will not advance from the preliminary phase to the final phase will be required to checkout on Saturday morning, August 9, 2003.  The promoter will not cover any board and lodging expenses for the qualification competition teams, coaches, athletes’ parents or other people accompanying the athletes.
Note: all Athletes are responsible for any and all extra expenses at the hotel such as mini-bar, phone calls, laundry, etc. These expenses must be paid at checkout time.
 

Qualification teams' hotels

 To be communicated at a later stage

Transportation
All Athletes (or their respective NFs) are responsible to bear the expenses of their own international and domestic airfare to and from the event and for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Athletes are requested to apply early for their entry visas, whenever needed.
Local transportation

All teams are required to communicate to the promoter their respective travel itinerary through the appropriate form (through National Federation) by no later than Monday, July 21, 2003. 
The above to be sent to the event office, to the attention of Mme Sophie Van Den Borre at:
Tel: +33 2 96 70 75 40
Fax: + 33 2 96 70 69 81

All local transportation will be ensured to / from the closest international airport as well as to / from the hotel of the participating main draw teams and all officials.
Please note that if the hotel is within walking distance, then there will be no need for further local transportation. However, if the hotel is not within walking distance, shuttle buses will be provided to insure efficient connections between the venue and the hotel every day.
 

Weather:  18-20 ° C minimum and 25-27° C maximum
Sunrise / Sunset:  5h05 / 19h40 ( CET  )
Closest international airport: Paris
Closest local airport: Lannion: 70 km from the venue and 45 minutes by bus