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CSV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup
 
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Competition Format
The Continental Cup is composed by the following 3 phases:
 
- Sub-zonal Phase in 2010
  • Country vs. country system
  • Each country participates with 2 teams per gender.
  • On the first day of competition, the team No.1 from each country will play against the team No.2 of the other country.
    On the second day of competition, the teams No.1 from each country will play against each other, so will the teams No.2.
  • 2 points for a victory, 1 for a defeat and 0 point for a forfeit. In the case of a tie, there will be an extra set of 15 points between 1 team from each country, and each country will be able to choose two players amongst the four enrolled for this phase.
- Zonal Phase
  • The five winning countries of the Sub-zonal Phase will take part in the Zonal Phase.
  • Round-robin tournament in one location
  • A total of 40 games will be played over four days of competition.
  • The top four winning countries will qualify for the next phase.
  • The final ranking will be calculated according to the total number of points obtained by the countries during the games, with a win being worth 2 points, a defeat 1 point and forfeiting 0 point.
  • In the case of a tie between two countries, the following criteria will be applied:
    1. Greatest number of wins in direct competition between the two countries;
    2. Set average in the direct competition between the two countries;
    3. Average of points in the direct competition between the two countries;
    4. Set average amongst all the games in the tournament;
    5. Average points amongst all the games in the tournament;
    6. Raffle.
  • In the case of a tie between three or more countries, the criteria will be as per following:
    1. Set average in the games between the countries that are tied (other results will not count);
    2. Average points in the games between the countries that are tied (other results will not count);
    3. Set average between all the games in the tournament;
    4. Average points between all the games in the tournament;
    5. Raffle.
- Continental Cup Final in 2012
  • The top four countries of the previous phase will compete.
  • Each country participates with 2 teams per gender.
  • Round-robin tournament in one location
  • A total of 24 games will be played over three days of competition.
  • The final ranking will be calculated according to the total number of points obtained by the countries during the games, with a win being worth 2 points, a defeat 1 point and forfeiting 0 point.
  • In the case of a tie between two countries, the following criteria will be applied:
    1. Greatest number of wins in direct competition between the two countries;
    2. Set average in the direct competition between the two countries;
    3. Average of points in the direct competition between the two countries;
    4. Set average amongst all the games in the tournament;
    5. Average points amongst all the games in the tournament;
    6. Raffle.
  • In the case of a tie between three or more countries, the criteria will be as per following:
    1. Set average in the games between the countries that are tied (other results will not count);
    2. Average points in the games between the countries that are tied (other results will not count);
    3. Set average between all the games in the tournament;
    4. Average points between all the games in the tournament;
    5. Raffle.
  •  The country that wins this phase will automatically qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Countries that have already obtained qualification will compete in a bracket separated from those countries still seeking a berth.
  • The best ranked country qualifies for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Final with a total prize pot of US$300,000 per gender
  • The best ranked country not yet qualified through the World Ranking and qualified with less than two spots, moves onto the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • The two next best ranked countries not yet qualified for the Olympics through the World Ranking qualify for the FIVB World Cup Olympic Qualification.