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  The Hague  2008 
31.07.2008 -  03.08.2008

 
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The Hague (NED), July 30 - August 3, 2008

SWATCH FIVB YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Promoter National Federation
Name: Free Time Promotion 
Contact person: Mr. Arnoud WILDSCHUT
Address:Hooipolderweg 5, 
2635 CZ Den Hoorn, Netherlands.
T: 0031 15 750 10 20
F: 0031 15 285 36 40
E : info@freetime.nl
W: www.freetime.nl
Event Website: www.wkbeachvolleybal.nl
President: Mr. J.R. NIEUKERKE
Contact person: Ms. Mak SCHRIEL
Address: Wattbaan 31-49
3439 ML Nieuwegein, Netherlands
T: 0031 30 7513600
F: 0031 30 7513601
E : topsport@nevobo.nl
W : www.volleybal.nl 
Map of the area & closest aiports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airport : Schiphol / Amsterdam

Easiest form of local transportation available at the Airport: a hostess is waiting at the airport for the teams.

The teams will go by train to The Hague.

A shuttle will bring them to the hotel. The officials will be picked up at the airport by a shuttle.

Host Broadcaster

Venue

Contact Person: follows a.s.a.p.
Address:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

Address: Hommerson Beachsport Stadion
Strandweg (next to number 2)
The Hague / Scheveningen

Event Office

Organizers chart

From what date: July 28, 2008
Address: Strandweg, Scheveningen
Promoter's mobile: 0031 6 18814249
Administrative Director's mobile: 
Tel: 0031 6 51619990
Fax: 0031 30 7513601
E-mail: schriel@nevobo.nl
Tournament Director: 
Name: Mr. Arnoud WILDSCHUT
Contact tel: 0031 15 7501020
Fax: 0031 15 2853640
Mobile: 0031 6 18814249
e-mail: arnoud@freetime.nl

NF Delegate
Name: Mr. Michel EVERAERT
Contact tel: 0031 30 7513616
Fax: 0031 30 7513601
e-mail: everaert@nevobo.nl

Competition Director: 
Name: Mr. Joep van IERSEL
Contact tel: 
Fax: 
Mobile: 0031 6 21853854
e-mail: joepvaniersel@hotmail.com

Press Director: 
Name: Mr. Ro ten SELDAM
Contact tel: 0031 30 7513604
Fax: 0031 30 7513601
Mobile: 0031 6 20497902
e-mail: seldam@nevobo.nl

Administrative Director:
Name: Ms. Mak Schriel
Contact tel: 0031 30 7513620
Fax: 0031 30 7513601
Mobile: 0031 6 51619990
e-mail: schriel@nevobo.nl

Financial Director:
Name: Mr. Robin de Goeij
Contact tel: 0031 15 7501020
Fax: 0031 15 2853640
Mobile: 0031 6 52370242
e-mail: robin@freetime.nl

Main Draw Teams and Officials Hotel

Qualification Teams Hotel
Name: Golden Tulip Bel Air 
Address: Johan de Wittlaan 30 
              2517 JR Den Haag 
Website: www.goldentulipbelairhotel.nl

Name: Badhotel Scheveningen

Address: Gevers Deynootweg 15

             2586 BB Den Haag / Scheveningen

website: www.badhotelscheveningen.nl

10-15 minutes walk to the venue

 

or

 

Name: Novotel Den Haag World Forum

address: Johan de Wittlaan 42-44

              2517 JR  Den Haag

website:  www.novotel.nl

20-30 minutes walk to the venue

 

Board and lodging
The promoter will bear the costs of board and lodging for all participating teams, (NOT their National Federations' Delegates) 
in the main draw (total of 48 teams) until the end of the Pool Play and afterward only 16 teams each gender remaining in double 
rooms in a (minimum) 3/4 star hotel. The promoter will not cover any board and lodging expenses for the qualification competition 
teams, coaches, NF head of delegation, athletes' parents or other people accompanying the players.
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.
Athlete eligibility & Entry Regulations
Athlete age for the SWATCH FIVB Youth World Championships - All athletes participating must be born on January 1 1990 or thereafter. 
Athletes' eligibility: Only National Federations that will send by the 30th of June 2008 the FIVB Junior/Youth World Championships 
Athlete's agreement and Team Entry form along with a copy of their passport can be considered eligible to take part in the event.
Transportation

All athletes (or their respective NF's) are responsible to bear the expenses of their own international and domestic airfare to and from the closest international or local airports as well as for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Athletes are requested to apply early for their entry visas, whenever needed all main draw teams are required to communicate to the promoter their respective travel itinerary through the appropriate form no later than 27th July. The above is to be sent to the event office, to the following fax 0031 30 7513601 or e-mail schriel@nevobo.nl.
All local transportation for all participating main draw teams, head of delegations and all officials will be ensured by the Organizers to/from the closest international airport as well as to/from the hotel. If not at walking distance, shuttle buses will be provided to ensure efficient connections between the venue and the hotel every single day.

Event Schedule
WOMEN:
Date & Time Event

July 27 Arrival of Technical Supervisor

July 27 Arrival of the Referee Delegate

July 28 Arrival of International Referees

July 29 Arrival of QT Teams
July 29 15.00 Referees' Clinic
July 29 19.00 Preliminary Inquiry for Qualification Tournament Teams
July 29 21.00 Technical Meeting for Qualification Tournament Teams

July 30 Arrival of Main Draw Teams
July 30 09.00-18.00 Qualification Tournament - Women [single elimination]
19.00 Preliminary Inquiry for MD Teams
21.00 Technical Meeting for MD Teams

July 31
09.00 – 19.00 Main Draw - Pool Play

August 1
09.00 – 19.00 Main Draw - Pool Play

August 2
Departure of the 8 teams who are eliminated

August 2
09.00 – 15.00 Main Draw -Final Phase

August 2
16.00 – 19.00 Main Draw - Semi-Finals

August 3
Departure of the 12 teams who are eliminated.

August 3
11.00 Bronze medal final
14.00 Gold medal final
17.00 Awarding Ceremony

August 4 Departure of Teams and Officials

Training courts available since: July 27
Total # of competition courts: 6
Total # of warm-up courts: 2

 

MEN:
Date & Time Event

July 27 Arrival of Technical Supervisor
July 28 Arrival of the Referee Delegate and International Referees
July 29 Arrival of QT Teams
July 29 15.00 Referees' Clinic
July 29 20.00 Preliminary Inquiry for Qualification Tournament Teams
July 29 21.00 Technical Meeting for Qualification Tournament Teams


July 30 Arrival of Main Draw Teams
July 30 09.00-18.00 Qualification Tournament - Men [single elimination]
20.00 Preliminary Inquiry for MD Teams
21.00 Technical Meeting for MD Teams

July 31
09.00 – 19.00 Main Draw -Pool Play

August 1
09.00 – 19.00 Main Draw -Pool Play
August 2 Departure of the 8 teams who are eliminated
August 2 09.00 – 15.00 Main Draw -Final Phase

August 2
16.00 – 19.00 Main Draw -Semi-Finals
August 3
Departure of the 12 teams who are eliminated.

August 3
12.30 Bronze medal final
15.30 Gold medal final
17.00 Awarding Ceremony

August 4 Departure of Teams and Officials

Training courts available since: July 27
Total # of competition courts: 6
Total # of warm-up courts: 2

 Qualification Criteria
Qualification Criteria: TEAMS WILL BE SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE EVENT IN PRIORITY AS FOLLOWS:

1 - The 2007 SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball Youth World Championships ranking

2 - National Federations promoting FIVB World Tour events (In priority Grand Slam, Double Gender’s Open, Single Gender’s Open)

3 - Countries currently hosting Challenger and/or Satellite events

4 - The countries with (senior) players featured in the FIVB World Ranking

5 - National Federations promoting continental events grass roots activities

6 - Each continent will be guaranteed one team in the main draw, if not already qualified through points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5


Country quota per gender: 
2 host country teams
1 team per country through NF nomination. 
Each foreign NF may have the possibility to provisionally enroll a second team 
per gender's event to fill the roster of the main draw or of the qualification tournament. 
The first team having the priority and the second team must be declared 
30 days before the start of the event through the appropriate FIVB form.

Qualification tournament : 16 teams playing in a pool system or 24 teams playing in single elimination (to be agreed at a later stage)
Main Draw : 24 teams as follows:
- 2 host country teams
- 4 wild cards
- 14 teams as per above criteria
- 4 teams from the qualification tournament

Useful information

Uniforms: The Organizers will provide tank tops for all Athletes in a sufficient quantity, in accordance to the FIVB uniform regulations. 
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).

Rewarding: The winning men's and women's teams of the SWATCH FIVB Youth World Championships will have the right to take part 
in the main draw of one SWATCH FIVB World Tour event scheduled in 2008 or in 2009.
The FIVB will grant a wild card at this World Tour event to the two gold medalists winning teams; the wild card should be 
mutually agreed by the FIVB, the National Federation of the teams concerned and the Organizers.
The promoter of the SWATCH FIVB Youth World Championships will bear the international travel costs in economy class for the 
2 winning teams to the above mentioned events.
The teams ranked in the first three places will receive medals at the EVENT. 
Please take note that this event will not attribute any prize money.

Doping: The FIVB reserves the right to perform random doping controls, as per FIVB rules and regulations;

Coaching: 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.

Forfeit: In case of forfeit of an enrolled team, each NF is responsible to inform both the FIVB and the organizer in writing 
in due time. 
Sanctions may be applied by the FIVB in case of last minute withdrawals, which are not due to force majeure;

Withdrawal Force Majeure: In case of forfeit of an enrolled team, each NF is responsible to inform both the FIVB and the 
organizers in writing in due time. 
Sanctions may be applied by the FIVB in case of withdrawals happening after the issue of the confirmed list of participating 
teams, which are not due to force majeure;

For FIVB forms please click on the following link:

http://www.fivb.org/EN/Beachvolleyball/Partnership_Opportunities/Forms/Forms.htm
Officials 
FIVB Technical Supervisor: Mr. David Cox (NOR)
FIVB Referee Delegate: Mr. André Trottier (CAN) 
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Mr. Marco Spinnicchia (ITA)
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Mr. Skule Haagensen (NOR)
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Mr. Robert Brnoisz (POL)
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Mr. Sergious Sergiou (CYP)
9 National Referees will be assigned by the National Volleyball Federation of the 
Netherlands in agreement with the FIVB.
Rules of the game & Sport equipment
 
FIVB Official Beach Volleyball Rules 2007 are on the FIVB 
Web site: http://www.fivb.org/beachvolleyball

Official Ball: MIKASA VLS-200 
Net: to be provided by the FIVB
Tournament Ranking
1st ranked team (Winner final 1/2 place)
2nd ranked team (Loser final 1/2 place)
3rd ranked team (Winner final 3/4 place)
4th ranked team (Loser final 3/4 place)

4 teams X 5th place: Losers 1/4 final 
8 teams X 9th place: Losers first round direct 
elimination
8 teams X 17th place: Non-qualified teams of the 
Preliminary Phase.

NO WORLD RANKING POINTS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE PARTICIPATING ATHLETES
Tournament seeding

Tournament seeding As per FIVB seeding regulations implemented in 2007, the seeding regulations

will be announced in detail throughout the Event’s Regulations and by the Technical Supervisor at the Technical Meetings
 

Tournaments' side events Follows a.s.a.p.

Weather Conditions (based on last years' data for the same period)

Currency

 

Tourist Office Web Site

 

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