Men's Challenger Event 2004
Ukraine, Kiev  /  July 29 - August 1

General Info
Promoter & National Federation info                    
Event Office & Venue info                                        
Main Draw Teams Hotel & Prize Money info      

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  Ukrzernoprom LTD
Mr. Anton Shyshkin
25, Frunze Str., 04080 Kiev, Ukraine.

Tel.: (380 44) 467-52-52
Fax.: (380 44) 462-55-83

Ukrainian Volleyball Federation
Mr. Ivan Tyshchenko, the Vice-President
13, Tryokhsvyatitelska Str., Office 5
01001 Kiev, Ukraine.

Tel.: (380 44) 229-52-26
Tel./fax.: (380 44) 228-54-28

Event Office Venue

Ukrainian Volleyball Federation

Ukrainian Beach Volleyball Association

Office 5, Tryokhsvyatitelska Str, 13, 01001 Kiev, Ukraine.

Tel.: (380 44) 229-52-26, Tel./fax.: (380 44) 228-54-28

Ukrzernoprom LTD, Tel./fax.: (380 44) 467-52-52,


Gidropark, Dovbychka-
2 beach, Oasis
metro station Gidropark
Kiev, Ukraine


Main Draw Teams Hotel Prize Money & World Ranking

Hotel  Tourist
2, Okipnoyi R. Str
Tel/Fax :(380 44) 517-8832 (380 44) 517-6243/ (380 44) 516-2245

Hotel Bratislava
1 Malyshko A. Str
(380 44) 559-7570 / (380 44) 559-7788/ (380 44) 559-6920(380 44) 559-7570

Please see "Board and Lodging" below for more details.



US$ 30'000  - Prize money to be paid by the Organizers to Main Draw teams as per the following breakdown upon conclusion of the event:

Rank              Total/team
1st                       4,550
2nd                      3,550
3rd                              2,400
4th                               1,800
5th x 2                 1,500
7th x 2                 1,200
9th x 4                    900
13th x 4                  675
17th x 8                  450
25th x 8                  300

World Ranking


5th x 2
7th x 2
9th x 4
13th x 4
17th x 8
25th x 8



Competition format and event schedule

The Qualification Tournament will be preceded by the Country Quota Playoff matches (with a single elimination format) to determine the teams eligible to participate in the Main Draw through the Qualification Tournament.

The Qualification Tournament (i.e. max 32 teams at the competition of the Country Quota Playoff matches) will consist of a single-elimination format in order to define 8 teams for Main Draw .

The Main Draw consists of 32 teams and will be based on a double-elimination format.

The winners of the 2 semi-finals will play the finals for the 1st and 2nd place, while the losers will play the finals for the 3rd and 4th place.

Qualification Tournament:
Thursday, 29th of July 2004

Main Draw & Finals:
Friday, 30th of July 2004

Saturday, 31st of July 2004

Sunday, 1st of August 2004

Semifinal 1: 930 a.m., Semifinal 2: 1030 a.m. 3rd: 1200 p.m.

Final: 100 p.m.

Wednesday, 28th July      
Arrival of Qualification Tournament teams

7 p.m.
Preliminary Inquiry for Qualification Tournament at the Conference Hall of at the Tourist Hotel (mandatory attendance)

8 p.m.                        
Technical Meeting for Qualification Tournament at the Conference Hall at the Tourist Hotel (mandatory attendance)

Thursday, 29th July
Qualification Tournament & arrival of Main Draw teams

7 p.m.
Preliminary Inquiry for Main Draw teams at the Conference Hall at the Tourist Hotel (mandatory attendance)

8 p.m. Technical Meeting for Main Draw teams at the Conference Hall at the Tourist Hotel (mandatory attendance)

Friday, 30th July
Main Draw
Departure of players not qualified for the Main Draw

Saturday, 31st July
Main Draw

Sunday, 1st August
Semifinals & Finals

Monday, 2nd  August

Training courts available starting from Tuesday, 27th July

Total # of competition courts: 4

Total # of warm-up courts: 2

Preliminary Inquiry / Technical Meeting & Uniforms

Athletes must attend the Preliminary Inquiry and present their official forms WT/07 and WT/08 (player's commitment, health certificate, and bank information), if not already previously provided to the FIVB (compulsory).

Athletes attendance at the technical meeting is mandatory. If required, a drawing of lots will be made during the meeting; match-up seeding and additional detailed information on the competition will be distributed.
Athletes will be requested to provide their ID card or passport during the Technical Meeting.

If required by FIVB Technical Supervisor, uniforms will be checked during the Preliminary Inquiry, Athletes of the same team must wear the same color and style of shorts. The display of the individual player's sponsors logos on shorts and accessories must comply with the FIVB advertising regulations.

Tank tops will be provided by the organizers to the athletes, uniforms will also be provided by the organizers to officials and organizing staff.

International & local transportation and board & lodging

Organizers will provide local transportation, shuttle transport from Hotel Tourist to the competition venue.

Players, flying by air, should go from the Boryspil international airport by bus to the South Terminal of Kiev-Pasazhyrskiy Railway Station and then by underground subway to Vokzalnaya metro station. From Vokzalnaya metro station players should go to Levoberezhnaya metro station (Hotel Tourist). Players, using the railway, should go by metro from Vokzalnaya metro station to the Levoberezhnaya metro station (Hotel Tourist).

Qualification Tournament teams will be responsible for all their expenses.
The Organizer will however provide the Main Draw teams (including the athletes proceeding from the Qualification Tournament into the Main Draw) with hotel accommodation (double room) in the organizer's designated hotel and with meals from the evening of Thursday July 29th to breakfast on Monday August 2nd.
Players are personally responsible for all and any extras at the hotel such as minibar, phone calls, laundry, etc that must be paid at checkout.

Main Draw Players

The Promoter will have the pleasure to welcome all main draw players arriving in Ukraine at the Boryspil international airport.

Please send all travel information, arrival time, flight number before July 26th by fax or mail to:
fax: (380 44) 467-52-52, e-mail:

Local transportation for any other persons, such as coaches, guests, or family members will not be under the responsibility of the promoter.

Players are responsible for their own international and domestic airfare and for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Players are requested to apply early enough for their entry visas, whenever needed.

Accreditation and Insurance

Organizers will provide all Organizing Committee members, FIVB Officials, referees, athletes, VIP's, journalists, technical staff, court personnel, volunteers, etc. with an official accreditation card and will ensure that only people with appropriate accreditation will access the designated venue areas. Organizers are also requested to provide accreditation cards for one coach and one physiotherapist per team (exclusively if the individual concerned is enlisted on the FIVB web site).

It is mandatory that all athletes have their own liability and medical insurance. The FIVB will not be held responsible for any medical expenses incurred while competing in a tournament.