-The top 32 men's
teams / 24 women's teams in the FIVB World Ranking
(as per the standings 30 days before the
start of the competition) are not allowed
to take part in Satellite and Challenger events.
who enter in both a Challenger and an Open event played on the same dates will
not be sanctioned for not participating in the Challenger and Satellite
events in the case that they qualify for
the main draw in the clashing Open event.