AVC Beach Volelyball Continental Cup 2014-2016

FORMAT


The AVC Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup is split into three phases with the top three ranked national federations from each zone of the 2010-2012 AVC Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup qualifying directly for the second phase.

Phase 1
A total of 20 countries will compete in the opening phase of the women’s edition of the tournament, with 30 competing in the men’s version.

Countries competing in the women’s tournament will be spread across four pools in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Oceania. The top three countries from each pool will qualify for the second phase.

Countries competing in the men’s tournament will be spread across five pools in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and Oceania. The top three countries from each pool will qualify for the second phase.

Phase 2
The top three countries from the first phase will then join the top three ranked national federations from each zone of the 2010-2012 AVC Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup.

Once again, countries competing in the women’s tournament will be spread across four pools in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Oceania. The top ranked countries in each of these pools will qualify directly for the third phase finals, with the second and third ranked countries moving onto the third phase semifinals.

Countries competing in the men’s tournament will be spread across five pools in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and Oceania. The top ranked countries in each of these pools will qualify directly for the third phase finals, with the second and third ranked countries moving onto the third phase semifinals.

Phase 3
The third phase of the AVC Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup is split into two rounds.

In the women’s edition, the semifinal round will see the second and third ranked teams from the second phase compete for a place in the finals. The eight teams will play in one group with the top four qualifying for the finals.

Those four teams will then face the four teams who topped their zonal pools in the second phase, with the eventual winner earning a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place.

In the men’s edition, the second and third ranked teams from the second phase will also compete in a semifinal for a place in the finals. This time, 10 teams will play in one group with the top four qualifying for the finals.

Those four teams will then face the four teams who topped their zonal pools in the second phase, with the eventual winner earning a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place.

 

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