National Federations are required to send
their entry forms to the FIVB before the deadline, which is
1 month before the start of the event
August 16, 2004.
By September 1,
2004, the Portuguese National Volleyball Federation will
communicate to all parties the definitive list of eligible
participating teams in the Main Draw and in the
qualification tournament, along with the Event’s Regulations.
IN THE MAIN DRAW FOR EACH GENDER EVENT:
Host country can enter a maximum of 2 teams
4 FIVB Wild Cards for each category (Men &
Women) regardless of country quota;
14 teams will be selected to play in the main
draw in priority as follows:
1 - The 2003 Beach Volleyball World
Championships U- 21 main draw ranking;
2 - National Federation’s promoting FIVB
World Tour events, the countries with players featured in
the FIVB World Ranking and National Federation’s promoting
continental events grass roots activities;
3 - Each continent will be guaranteed one
team in the main draw, if not already qualified through
points 1 and 2
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.
NOTE: The FIVB is entitled to enter up to two teams per
country to fill the main draw roster and/or the
The tournament will consist of a 1 day
qualification tournament and a 4 day Main Draw competition.
1 day – single elimination with a maximum of
2 days – 6 groups of 4 teams, each playing
round robin with 24 teams – 2 top ranked teams from each
group will qualify for the final phase, plus the 4 best
teams ranked third.
2 days - single elimination with 16 qualified
different competition format other than the one above must
be agreed by the FIVB and the ORGANIZER.
National Federations can designate one coach per team who
must be approved a minimum of 30 days before the event
concerned by the FIVB. Promoters to give accreditation that
allows coaches to be seated in a designated area on the
center court. On outside courts, coaches must stay within a
designated area determined by the FIVB technical supervisor.
HEAD OF DELEGATION:
It is recommended to
appoint a Head Delegate to accompany all teams from each
The Organizers will provide tank tops for all
Athletes in a sufficient quantity, in accordance to the FIVB
All Athletes’ uniforms will be checked during the
Preliminary Inquiry. Players on the same Team must wear the
same color and style
of shorts/brief. The display of the Athletes’ sponsors’
logos on shorts/briefs and accessories is free as long as it
complies with FIVB advertising regulations. (Presence of
FIVB Presenting Sponsor (Swatch), country code and FIVB
number is mandatory on all tops and tank tops).
All main draw teams are required to
communicate to the promoter their respective travel
itinerary through the appropriate form to
be provided by their respective national Federations by
no later than Monday, September 6, 2004.
The above to be sent to the event office, to
the attention of:
ASSOCIACAO DE VOLEIBOL DA
Rua Velha de Ajuda 87 C
9000 – 115 Funchal
Contact person : Mr. Gastao Jardim
Tel: +351 291 766 140
Fax: +351 291 766 294
WELCOME & LOCAL TRANSPORTATION:
As mentioned above, all
local transportation will be ensured by the Organizer to/from
Porto Santo International
Airport as well as to/from the
hotel of the participating main draw teams and all officials.
Shuttle buses will be provided to insure efficient
connections between the venue and the hotel every single day.
The Promoter will provide local
transportation for all main draw teams, their Head of
Delegations appointed by their National Federations as well
as all FIVB Officials from the Porto Santo Airport to Porto
Santo City starting from September 13, 2004 and onward.
The Promoter will also be providing local
transportation for the departing above persons from Porto
Santo City to the airport until September
This above transportation will be provided
for the above mentioned persons only. These accommodations
will NOT apply for companions of the main draw teams
as well as for teams in the qualification tournament.
Important note: All participating National
Federations still remain responsible to bear all costs of
all international travel.
For all information concerning travel, hotel,
reservations, etc., for qualification teams, journalists,
etc. please go to
BOARD AND LODGING:
The Promoter will bear the costs of board and
lodging for all teams taking part in the Preliminary Phase
of the Main Draw (double rooms plus meals) from the evening
of 14th September to breakfast on the 17th
September, plus all 16 teams who will advance to the Single
Elimination Final Phase who will have their costs covered
until breakfast on Sunday, September
Teams who will not advance from the
Preliminary Phase to the Final Phase will be responsible for
theirs respective board and lodging costs from the day after
The Promoter will not be responsible to cover
any board and lodging expenses for the National Federations
Delegates, coaches, qualification teams, parents or other
people accompanying the athletes.
Note: All athletes are responsible for any
and all extra expenses at the hotel; these must be paid at
No pouring fees for any function held at
official hotels during the EVENT will be charged.
Also not to appoint any agent to manage, sell or
distribute any of the rooms at the official hotels or in
relation to any functions to be staged during the EVENT
without the prior written consent of the FIVB to such
06h51 Sunset :
C minimum & 24-26° C maximum
LOCAL TOURIST OFFICE:
Núcleo de Serviços de Turismo
Avenida Henrique Vieira de Castro
9400-179 Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 982 361
Organizing Committee local tourist advisor:
Portimar Madeira Travel Agency and Tourism
Tel: +351 291 208 030 / +351 291 208 040
Fax: +351 291 229 501