FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger / Satellite Events & other International Events - 2004

Official calendar - Women / Men    (October 16, 2004)

                                                                 WOMEN'S CALENDAR

Country Event Dates Qualification Main Draw Number of teams in the main draw Site Prize Money
Brazil Country v. Country February 22 N/A N/A BRA v. USA Ipanema Beach -
Italy Challenger July 23-25 July 23 July 24-25 24 Cagliari $ 35'000
France Exhibition July 24-25 - July 24-25 8 Cannes $ 8'000
Switzerland Satellite August 5-7 NONE August 5-7 16 Lausanne $ 15'000
Switzerland Country v. Country August 11 - N/A SUI v. AUT Biel -
Switzerland Country v. Country August 15 - N/A SUI v. AUT Interlaken -
Switzerland Country v. Country August 18 - N/A SUI v. AUT Köniz -
Corsica Satellite August 20-22 August 20 August 21-22 16 Porticcio $ 10'000
Switzerland Country v. Country August 21-22 N/A N/A SUI v. NED Murten -
France Satellite August 27-29 August 27 August 28-29 16 Le Lavandou $ 10'000
Switzerland Exhibition August 28 - August 28 1 national / 3 foreign Brienzwiler TBD
Cuba Satellite November 5-7 November 5 November 6-7 16 Varadero $ 10'000
New Caledonia Exhibition December 3-5 - - 8 Nouméa $ 10'000
ABOVE CUBA EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2005 (DATE TBD)

 

                                                                   MEN'S CALENDAR

Country Event Dates Qualification Main Draw Number of teams in the main draw Site Prize Money
Argentina Satellite January 23-25 NONE January 23-25 24 Mar del Plata $ 15'000
Brazil Country v. Country February N/A N/A BRA v. USA Ipanema Beach -
Croatia Challenger July 8-11 July 8-9 July 10-11 24 Lopar Island $30'000
Republic of San Marino Satellite July 22-24 July 22 July 23-24 16 Cattolica $10'000
Morocco Satellite July 23-25 July 23 July 24-25 16 Casablanca $15'000
Ukraine Challenger July 29-
August 1
July 29 July 30-August 1 32 Kiev $ 30'000
Switzerland Satellite August 5-8 August 5 August 6-8 16 Lausanne $ 15'000
Switzerland Exhibition August 14-15 N/A N/A 6 Rapperswil $ 4'700
Corsica Satellite August 20-22 August 20 August 21-22 16 Porticcio $ 10'000
France Satellite August 27-29 August 27 August 28-29 16 Le Lavandou $ 10'000
Italy Country v. Country September 18 - - ITA v. ESP Roma -
Cuba Satellite November 12-14 November 12 November 13-14 16 Varadero $ 10'000
New Caledonia Exhibition December 3-5 - - 16 Nouméa $ 10'000
ABOVE CUBA EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2005 (DATE TBD)


12
Women’s Events / 12 Men’s Events


The top 32 men's teams / 24 women's teams in the FIVB World Ranking (as per the standings 30 days before the start of the competition) are not allowed to take part in Challenger events.

The top 64 men's teams / 48 women's teams in the FIVB World Ranking (as per the standings 30 days before the start of the competition) are not allowed to take part in Satellite events.


Challenger & Satellite Events
Generalities

- Players who enter in both a Challenger / Satellite and Open event to be played on the same dates will not be sanctioned for not participating in the Challenger and Satellite events in the case that they qualify for the main draw of the clashing Open event.

- Exceptions will be made for host country players as well as for 2 wild cards.
- In order to enter teams in Challenger / Satellite events, please use form WT/01b.