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Under 21 Women World Championship 2002
Catania, Italy, 10 - 14 July

 
Concept National Federation (Host)
Two-person Beach Volleyball teams composed by athletes under 21 years old competing into a main draw of 24 Men's and 24 Women's teams. address:


Contact person :

Tel:
Fax: 

E-mail :

Website:

FIPAV
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo

Via Vitorchiano, 107/109

00189 Roma

 Mr Carlo Magri

+39 06 36 85 94 28 
+39 06 36 85 94 29 

  segretaria@federvolley.it

  www.federvolley.it
International Governing Body Promoter
address: FIVB
Avenue de la Gare 12

1001, Lausanne
Switzerland
address: Federazione Italiana Pallavolo
Comitato Provinciale Catania
PalaCatania
c.so Indipendenza
95122 Catania (Italy) 
Contact person : Mr. Angelo Squeo,
FIVB Beach Volleyball
Co-ordinator
Tel: +39 095 209750
Tel: + 41 21 345 35 35 Fax: +39 095 260744 
Fax: + 41 21 345 35 45 E-mail : beach@fipavcatania.it
E-mail : beach@mail.fivb.org Website: www.siciliabeach.federvolley.it
Website: www.fivb.org Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 16.30 to 19.30
Venue Competition Dates

La Playa – Catania, Sicily

The Stadium capacity is over 2500 seats. Including a roofed reserved area of 250 seats for media, delegations, sponsors, authorities, officials, etc

There will be minimum 4 courts and 2 warm-up courts equipped with FIVB homologated materials.

Qualification: 10th of July 2002
Main Draw: 11-14th of July 2002
Athletes' Age
Athletes must be born on January 1st, 1982 or thereafter.  
Competition Formula

The tournament will consist of a qualification tournament and a Main Draw. 4 Wild cards for each gender event.
Country quota: 1 team for each nation and 2 teams for host country. At the qualification tournament, a maximum of 16 teams will allowed to enter. Among them the 4 top ranked teams will advance to the main draw. The Main Draw will be composed of a Preliminary Phase and a Final Phase.

Preliminary phase (Round robin - 24 teams per each gender)

Six Pools of 4 teams each. 

The preliminary phase will be played with the round robin system.

Final phase (Direct elimination - 16 teams per each gender)

The best 2 teams of each group plus the best four pair ranked 3rd with the best point ratio will advance to the 16 teams direct elimination bracket.

Seeding and detailed information on the competition will be distributed to athletes during the Technical Meeting and available on the FIVB and the promoter’s web site.

Qualification criteria

One team per country through nomination of the National Federation.

Host country can enter a maximum of 2 teams.

Notes: 

1. Priority to be given to:
     a) The NFs promoting World Tour events
     b)
The countries with athletes featured in the FIVB World Ranking.
   c)
NFs promoting continental events and grass roots activities.

2. Each continent will be guaranteed one team. 

3. The 2001 World Championships Under 21 in France event’s ranking may also be taken into consideration for entry purposes.

Hotels for participating teams and officials
address: Excelsior Grand Hotel
Piazza G. Verga 39
95129 Catania - Italy
Contact person : Mr. Angelo Squeo,
FIVB Beach Volleyball
Co-ordinator
Tel: +39 095 74 76 111
Fax: +39 095 53 70 15
E-mail : excelsior-catania@thi.it
Schedule of Event
Date&Time  
Saturday 6th July Arrival of the FIVB Technical Supervisor.
Monday 8th July Arrival of the FIVB Referee Delegate
Arrival of the FIVB neutral Referee and national referees.
Tuesday 9th July Arrival of the teams for the Qualification Tournament. Referee Clinic.
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for verification of passports, uniforms, accessories and FIVB forms.
20.00 Technical meeting at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for list of attendance, competition information, seeding, etc.
Wed. 10th July Arrival of teams for the Main Draw.
9.00 Start of Qualification tournament.
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for verification of passports, uniforms, accessories and FIVB forms.
20.00 Technical meeting at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for list of attendance competition, information, seeding, etc.
Thur 11-Fri 12 July Preliminary Phase (2 days - 6 groups of 4 teams each playing round robin with 24 teams – 2 top ranked teams for each group will qualify for the final phase, plus the best 4 teams ranked at the 3rd place)
Sat. 13 July  Departure of teams not qualifying in Final Phase.
9.00 Start of the Final Phase.
Sun 14 July Final Phase (2 days – single elimination with 16 qualified teams).
Mon 15th  July Departure of teams and officials.
Saturday 6th July Arrival of the FIVB Technical Supervisor.
Monday 8th July Arrival of the FIVB Referee Delegate
Arrival of the FIVB neutral Referee and national referees.
Tuesday 9th July Arrival of the teams for the Qualification Tournament. Referee Clinic.
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for verification of passports, uniforms, accessories and FIVB forms.
20.00 Technical meeting at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for list of attendance, competition information, seeding, etc.
Wed. 10th July Arrival of teams for the Main Draw.
9.00 Start of Qualification tournament.
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for verification of passports, uniforms, accessories and FIVB forms.
20.00 Technical meeting at the (to be communicated at a later stage) for list of attendance competition, information, seeding, etc.
Thur 11-Fri 12 July Preliminary Phase (2 days - 6 groups of 4 teams each playing round robin with 24 teams – 2 top ranked teams for each group will qualify for the final phase, plus the best 4 teams ranked at the 3rd place)
Sat. 13 July  Departure of teams not qualifying in Final Phase.
9.00 Start of the Final Phase.
Sun 14 July Final Phase (2 days – single elimination with 16 qualified teams).
Mon 15th  July Departure of teams and officials.
FIVB Officials

FIVB Technical Supervisor: Mr. Nikos Sofianos (GRE)
FIVB Referee Delegate:     
Mr. Jeffrey Brehaut (ENG)
FIVB Press Delegate:         
Mr. Arjen Meier (NED)

One additional FIVB Official may be assigned for the event at a later stage.

Neutral Referees:
Mr. Konstantinos Baklessis (GRE)
Mr. Harald Boes (GER)

14 National Referees will be assigned by Italian Volleyball Federation FIPAV in agreement with the FIVB.