2003 FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL  Men's World Championships  U-18, presented by Swatch

   
THAILAND, 2003 FIVB Men's World Championships U-18, presented by Swatch
Pattaya, August 27-31
General Information
Concept:  
Two person Beach Volleyball teams, composed of Athletes born on January 1, 1986 or thereafter, competing in a main draw competition of 16 Menís teams.
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Promoter National Federation
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Pentangle Promotions
Mr. Geoffrey Rowe

23/ 56 Sorachai Building, 17th Floor
Sukumuit 63 (EKAMAI)
Klongton nue, Wattana
Bangkok 10110
THAILAND

+66 (2) 382 34 913
+66 (2) 382 3490  
www.pentanglepromotions.com



Mrs. Walailak Luangdeang

(+66) 2 382 34 913
(+66) 2 382 3490  
www.pentanglepromotions.com

 

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THAILAND VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
2351/18-19 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 65
Ramkhamhaeng Road, Huamark
BANGKAPI, BANGKOK 10240
THAILAND

+66 (2) 318 98 68 / +66 (2) 314 63 63
+66 (2) 318 38 26

 

 

Event Office Venue
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Press Director:
Tel:
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Pentangle Promotions
Mr. Geoffrey Rowe

23/ 56 Sorachai Building, 17th Floor
Sukumuit 63 (EKAMAI)
Klongton nue, Wattana
Bangkok 10110
THAILAND

+66 (2) 382 34 913
+66 ( 2) 382 3490  
www.pentanglepromotions.com



Mrs. Walailak Luangdeang

(+66) 2 382 34 913
(+66) 2 382 3490  
www.pentanglepromotions.com
 

Pattaya Beach, Thailand

2000 seat stadium capacity, including a roofed reserved area of 250 seats for media, delegations, sponsors, authorities, officials, etc.

3 official courts and 2 warm-up courts, equipped with FIVB homologated materials.

 

Main Draw Teams' Hotel Officials' Hotel

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Adriatic Palace Hotel
496 Moo 12 Khaopratamnak Road
Pattaya, Cholburi

 +66 38 364 333
+66 38 364 300

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Adriatic Palace Hotel
496 Moo 12 Khaopratamnak Road
Pattaya, Cholburi

 +66 38 364 333
+66 38 364 300

Athlete's Eligibility
Only athletes who have sent the FIVB the required forms (Junior World Championships Athleteís registration and WCH/U-18) along with a copy of their passport will be considered eligible to take part in the event.
 
Schedule of Men's Event
Date & Time  
August 26 Arrival of qualification tournament teams
19h00 Preliminary Inquiry - Milano Room, Adriatic Palace Hotel
20h00 Technical Meeting - Milano Room, Adriatic Palace Hotel
Mandatory attendance for all qualifying tournament teams
August 27 Arrival of main draw teams
9h00 Start of the qualification tournament
19h00 Preliminary Inquiry Meeting - Milano Room, Adriatic Palace Hotel
20h00 Technical Meeting - Milano Room, Adriatic Palace Hotel
Mandatory attendance for all main draw teams
August 28 & 29
9h00
Preliminary Phase Ė 4 groups of 4 teams each playing in a pool play competition, with 16 teams total per gender
August 30

Start of the final phase

9h00 Day 1 - single elimination with 16 qualified teams
August 31 Day 2 - single elimination
September 1 Departure of all teams and officials
Note: the FIVB & the promoter reserve the right to modify this schedule in order to accomodate the media's needs, if necessary
Entry regulations

Teams wishing to take part in this event must contact their respective National Federations to register.  National Federations are then required to send their entry forms to the FIVB before the deadline, which is 1 month before the start of the event.  Meanwhile, the National Federation hosting the event will communicate to all parties concerned the definitive list of eligible participating teams in the main draw and in the qualification tournament, along with the final copy of the Eventís Regulations.
 

Qualification criteria
  • One team per country through nomination of the National Federation

  • Host country can enter a maximum of 2 teams

  • 4 wild cards for each gender event will be granted by the FIVB

12 teams will be selected to play in the main draw as follows:  (Note: these 12 teams will already include the 4 wild cards).

1-  The 2002 WCH U-21 eventís ranking up to 4 top ranked teams
2-  2 Host country teams
3-  Priority to be given to the NFís promoting 2003 FIVB-Swatch World Tour events, the countries with players                    featured in the FIVB World Ranking as well as NFís promoting continental events and grass roots activities.
4-  Finally, each continent will be guaranteed one team, if not already qualified through points 1, 2 and 3.

The remaining 4 spots (in order to complete the 16 team main draw roster) will be taken from the top 4 teams from the qualification tournament.

Furthermore, please note that a maximum of 16 teams will be allowed in the qualification tournament. The qualification tournament will consist of those countries wishing to participate and who did not make into the main draw through the above steps. A second country team may not enter in the qualification tournament.  A second team however may be used as a reserve team, ready to replace team #1 in case of injury, etc., or as a wild card candidate.

Reminder:  all teamís entry forms (inquire National Federation) and a photocopy of a valid passport or ID must be sent to the FIVB via post no later than Monday, July 28, 2003 through their respective National Federation.

The National Federation hosting the event will communicate by Monday, August 4, 2003 the participating lists (qualification & main draw) to all National Federations concerned.
 

Rewarding

The winning men and womenís teams of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships U-18, presented by Swatch will have the right to take part in the main draw of one FIVB-Swatch World Tour event scheduled after July 11, 2004.
This above-mentioned event will be determined in accordance with the FIVB, the promoter and the teams concerned. The FIVB will then grant a wild card to these winning teams for the choosen FIVB-Swatch World Tour event.
The promoter of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U-18 World Championships, presented by Swatch will bear the international travel costs for the 2 winning teams.
Furthermore, teams ranked in the first three places will receive trophies and medals. Each of the participating athletes will receive a diploma for their participation. Please take note that this event will not attribute any prize money.
 

Board and Lodging

The Promoter will provide all teams taking part in the main draw with hotel accommodations (double rooms) and meals from the evening of Wednesday, August 27 to breakfast on Monday morning, September 1, 2003.
The promoter will not cover any board and lodging expenses for the qualification competition teams, coaches, athletesí parents or other people accompanying the athletes.
Note: all Athletes are responsible for any and all extra expenses at the hotel such as mini-bar, phone calls, laundry, etc. These expenses must be paid at checkout time.
 

Qualification teams' hotels

Pattaya Park Hotel, 345 Jomthien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand  +66 38 251 201 8 -  www.zyber.th.com

Transportation
All Athletes (or their respective NFs) are responsible to bear the expenses of their own international and domestic airfare to and from the event and for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Athletes are requested to apply early for their entry visas, whenever needed.
 
Local transportation

All teams are required to communicate to the promoter their respective travel itineraries through the appropriate form (through National Federation) by no later than Monday, August 11, 2003. 
The above to be sent to the event office, to the attention of Mr. Geoffrey Rowe at:
Tel:  +66 (2) 382 34 913
Fax: +66 (2) 382 3490  


All local transportation will be ensured to / from the closest international airport as well as to / from the hotel of the participating main draw teams and all officials.  I
f the hotel is within walking distance, then there will be no need for further local transportation. However, if the hotel is not within walking distance, shuttle buses will be provided to insure efficient connections between the venue and the hotel every day.
 

Weather:  25 į C minimum and 30į C maximum, with 80% humidity
Sunrise / Sunset:  6h00 / 18h15
Closest international airport:  Bangkok: 110 km from the venue 1 1/ 2 hours by bus
Travel time from town to venue: 3 minutes walking