Under 19 & 21
World Championships


  Rio de Janeiro  2005   Men's Junior World Championship
07.09.2005 -  11.09.2005

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Promoter National Federation

Mr Marcos Pina – SMP Director
Marcela Honigman – International Coordinator
Avenida Rio Branco 123, sala 1605
Centro, CEP 20040-005
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tel: +
55 (21) 2509 3800
Fax: +55 (21) 8187-6104

Rua Uruguaiana 174, 3º andar,
Centro, CEP 20050-092,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

+ 55 (21) 3970 9200
+ 55 (21) 2507 7170

Closest International & Local Airports and Map of Area
Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) - international

Santos Dumont Airport - local

Athlete's Eligibility Venue
Only athletes who have been properly registered through the FIVB VIS website by their respective NF’s, who have sent in a copy of a valid passport as well as duly signed the 2005 Challenger/Satellite/Junior World Championships Player’s Agreement will be considered eligible to take part in the event.

Furthermore, all athletes must be born on January 1st, 1985 or thereafter to be considered eligible. Passports will also be checked again during the Preliminary Inquiry meetings. However, a valid copy must be sent in to the FIVB beforehand for the player to be considered eligible to play.

        Av. Atlântica between Av. Princesa Isabel and Rua Anchieta,
on Copacabana Beach  


Event Office Hotels

Avenida Rio Branco 123, # 1605
Centro, CEP 20040-005,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tel / Fax :
+55 (21) 2509 3800
+55 (21) 8187-6104

Please be advised there will be a second event office at or near the event site, with the exact information TBC shortly.

Main draw and officials' hotel:

Address: Av. Princesa Isabel 392, Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Tel: +55 21 2132-1000
Fax: +55 21 2132-1029

Distance from International airport: 35km
Distance from event site: less than 1km

For a map as well as other information, go to:

The Promoter will provide all teams taking part in the main draw with hotel accommodation (double rooms) and meals from the evening of Tuesday, September 6th for the women and Wednesday, September 7th for the men until breakfast Sunday, September 11th for the women and Monday morning, September 12th.

The 8 teams who will not advance from the preliminary phase to the final phase will be required to checkout on Friday morning September 9th for the women and Saturday morning, September 10th 2005 for the men.

The promoter will not cover any board and lodging expenses for the qualification competition teams, coaches, NF head of delegation, athletes’ parents or other people accompanying the players.

All Athletes are also 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.

Recommended hotels:
Hotel Acapulco
Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 854
Rio de Janeiro
Tel: 55 21 2275-0022 / 2275-3396

Le Meridien - Hotel

Atlântica, 1020
Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil - 22010-00
Tel: +55 21 3873-8888


Plaza Copacabana Hotel

Avenida Princesa Isabel , 263
Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil - 22011010
Tel: +55 21 2195-5500

Rio Copa - Hotel

Av. Princesa Isabel, 370
Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil – 22011010
Tel: +55 21 25469500

Luxor Continental - Hotel

Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 320
Leme - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Brasil - 22010-01
Tel: +55 21 2546-1070

International Transportation & Welcome Transportation
All Athletes (or their respective NFs) are responsible to bear the expenses of their own international and domestic airfare to and from the closest international or local airport as well as for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Athletes are requested to apply early for their entry visas, whenever needed.

The promoter shall provide local transportation to & from the closest international or local airport to the venue for all teams starting from September 6th & onward until September 12th. All other companions however will be responsible for their own local transportation. The promoter is not responsible for the transportation of qualification athletes; however, the promoter will try to provide local transportation if and when possible.

All main draw teams are therefore required to communicate to the promoter their respective travel itineraries by no later than August 31st, to the event office & to the attention of Ms. Marcela HONIGMAN or Ms. Regina MEIRELES.

Competition Format, Event Schedule & Technical Meetings

Referee Clinic - September 6th: 9am-6pm

Qualification tournament:
Single-elimination, with a maximum of 16 teams. 4 teams to advance to the main draw

September 7th  for the men - matches to begin at 9am (TBC)

**There will be no qualification competition for the women

Main Draw:
September 7th – 10th for the women  - matches to begin at 9am (TBC) on the 7th
September 8th – 11th for the men - matches to begin at 9am (TBC) on the 8th

Please note that the start times of the above event schedule will be confirmed during the technical meetings.

Preliminary phase:
6 groups of 4 teams, each playing round robin with 24 teams total – 2 top ranked teams from each group will qualify for the final phase, plus the 4 best teams ranked third

Final phase:

single-elimination, with 16 qualified teams

It is compulsory for all athletes to attend the Preliminary Inquiry & Technical Meetings as follows:


September 6th
pm - 9pm: Preliminary Inquiry for the women's main draw & men's qualification tournament at HOTEL MERLIN
9pm: Technical Meeting
the women's main draw & men's qualification tournament at HOTEL MERLIN

September 7th

7pm - Preliminary Inquiry for the men's main draw at HOTEL MERLIN
8pm - Technical Meeting
the men's main draw at HOTEL MERLIN

The NF head of delegation accompanying the teams (if existing) must also be present at the above meetings.

Qualification Criteria

Country quota per gender:
2 host country teams
1 team per country through NF nomination
4 wild cards

1 - The 2004 Beach Volleyball World Championships U-21 ranking

2 - National Federations promoting FIVB World Tour events

3 – Countries currently hosting Challenger and/or Satellite events

4 - The countries with players featured in the FIVB World Ranking

5 - National Federations promoting continental events grass roots activities

6 - Each continent will be guaranteed one team in the main draw, if not already qualified through points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5


The Organizers will provide tanks and tank tops for all athletes.

All Athletes’ uniforms will be checked during the Preliminary Inquiry. Players on the same team must wear the same color and style of shorts/brief. The display of the Athletes’ sponsors’ logos on shorts/briefs, as well as accessories, is free as long as it complies with FIVB regulations.