Men's Challenger 2004 Event
CROATIA, Lopar Island

General Info
Promoter & National Federation info                    
Event Office & Venue info                                        
Main Draw Teams Hotel & Prize Money info      
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Mr. Joe Basic
10 000 Zagreb

Tel:  ++385 1 6064 600
Fax:  ++ 385 1 6064 669

Beach Volleyball Club Zagreb
Aleja Mira b.b.
10 000 Zagreb

Tel:   ++ 385 1 363 0330
Fax:  ++ 385 1 369 7473
Cell:  ++ 381 0 915 26 8912

National Federation, Event Office & Venue

Croatian Volleyball Federation
Trg Sportova 11
10 000 Zagreb
Tel:  ++385 1 365 0568
Fax:  ++ 385 1 3091006

Aleja Mira b.b.
10 000 Zagreb
Tel:  ++ 385 1 363 0330
Fax:  ++ 385 1 369 7473

Island of Rab, City of Lopar, Country of Croatia

Prize Money & World Ranking

US$ 30,000.-
Prize money to be paid by the organiser to
main draw teams as per the following breakdown
& upon conclusion of the event:  Below amounts
will require a 15% tax deduction for all foreign

Rank                      Total/team                                                      1st                            4,800
   3,900                                                      3rd                            3,000                                                      4th                            2,300
2 x 5th                   
2 x 7th                    
4 x 9th                       
4 x 13th                      
8 x 17th                      

Rank                         Individual points
1st                                     30             
2nd                                    27                                            
3rd                                     24            
4th                                     21                                            
2 x 5th                               18                                            
2 x 7th                               15                                            
4 x 9th                               12                                                
4 x 13th                               9             
8 x 17th                               6                                                                  

*No points toward the 2004 Olympic Qualification
season will be attributed

Competition schedule & format

Qualification Tournament.: July 8, 2004

Main Draw:  
July 9th - Day one
July 10th - Day two

July 11th:
Semi-finals & finals - Day three

Wednesday, July 7th           Arrival of Qualification Tournament teams

                                        21h00    Preliminary Inquiry (mandatory
ttendance) at HOTEL SAN MARINO
                                  for the Qualification Tournament
                     22h00    Start of the Technical Meeting

Thursday, July 8th              9h00     Start of the Qualification Tournament

                                        Arrival of Main Draw teams

                                        21:00    Preliminary Inquiry (mandatory attendance) at
                                  HOTEL SAN MARINO for Main Draw teams

                     22h00   Start of the Technical Meeting

Friday, July 9th                   Start of the Main Draw tournament                    

Saturday, July 10th             2nd day of Main Draw tournament

                                        Evening - Players Beach Party         

Sunday, July 11th                9h00      Quarterfinals of the Main Draw tournament

Sunday, July 11th                15h00-18h30  - Semi-finals & finals matches

Monday, July 12th               Departure 

Training courts will be available starting on July 7th at the venue (2 courts)

Total # of competition courts:  3 courts
Total # of warm-up courts:  1 court

Country quota playoff
: to determine the teams advancing to the qualification tournament.
Qualification Tournament: single elimination to qualify 8 teams
Main Draw:  24 team, double elimination

Above schedule is subject to change
Preliminary Inquiry / Technical Meetings & Uniforms

                   Players must attend the Preliminary Inquiry and present their uniforms and official forms (players' commitment, health certificate, Prize Money) during the inquiry.

Players must attend the Technical Meeting. Draws will be made during the meeting; seeding and detailed information on the competition will be distributed to players during the meeting.

Uniforms will be checked during the Preliminary Inquiry. Players of the same team must wear the same colour and style of shorts. The display of players' sponsors’ logos on shorts and accessories is free as long as it complies with FIVB advertising regulations.

Organisers will provide one playing tank top per player for qualifications and tank  tops for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday matches.  Quantities and method of distribution to be discussed at the PRELIMINARY MEETINGS.

International & local transportation and board & lodging

Players are responsible for their own international and domestic airfare and for any airport taxes or visa expenses. Players are requested to apply early enough for their entry visas, whenever needed.

The organiser will arrange and be responsible for all local transportation for all main draw participants, Officials and referees, including transportation between the nearest international airport and the site, and when needed, between the official hotel(s) and the venue of any technical and official hospitality or social functions.

Organizer will welcome event athletes at PLESO – ZAGREB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and will provide free transportation from airport to the Island of Rab with a BUS leaving airport at 18:00 - 07.07.2004. and 18:00 – 08.07.2004.

All teams are requested to send in their detailed travel itinerary to confirm their arrival and register for a spot on the provided transportation.  All information is required by
July 2nd in order to provide and organize transportation, otherwise players will be required to take care of their own transportation at their own expense.  Fax:  ++385 1 36 97 473 /
After July 2nd, it will be very difficult to organize accordingly.

Travel back to airport will be organize at the venue and will allow for people to return by bus 10.07.04 (18:00), 11.07.04. (18:00) and 12.07.04. (13:00).

Board & lodging:
The promoter will cover the board & lodging costs of all the national teams taking part in the main draw.  All other players are responsible for their own accommodations. 

Preferred hotels in close vicinity to the EVENT SITE include:

51281 Lopar
Tel:  ++385 51 775 149
Fax:  ++385 51 775 128

HALF BOARD PER PERSON per DAY (2/2) 40 EURO / person
(w/o air conditioning)

HALF BOARD PER PERSON per DAY (2/2) 45 EURO / person
(with air conditioning)

Tourist tax  of 1 EURO per person is additional. All meals drinks are included: water, wine, beer and soft drinks

Information and other support can be offered by calling Irena
@ ++385 1 363 0330

All players are personally responsible for all and any extras at the hotel such as mini bar, phone calls, laundry, etc that must be paid at checkout.

Please note that the promoter will cover the board & lodging costs of all the national teams taking part in the main draw.  All other players are responsible for their own accommodations.  Preferred hotels in close vicinity to the EVENT SITE include:


"Veli Mel"
and "Lopar" - all rooms have balcony, shower/toilet, TV SAT on the ground floor next to the reception.


"Sahara", "Rab" and "Plaža" - newly renovated hotels. Rooms in hotels "Sahara" and "Rab" are modernly equipped without balconies (French balcony), shower / toilet, TV SAT.
Hotel "Plaža"- modernly equipped rooms with balcony, shower/toilet, TV SAT, air-conditioned.

& On the bed & breakfast basis, Half boardFor bed & Full & half board prices exist and it is all served on the buffet breakfast, buffet dinner or buffet lunch basis with included drinks during the main meals: wine (red or white), water, beer and soft drinks.

Owing to its location it is an ideal holiday resort for families with small children, for not a good swimmers, and for the senior citizens during the periods before and after the main season that are interested in a beach holiday as this flat beach provides to the senior citizens going into the sea without any difficulties. The hotel village consists on the five hotels

Hotels Plaža, Veli mel and Lopar **
All rooms have a balcony, private facilities (shower and WC).


It is mandatory that all athletes have their own liability and medical insurance. The FIVB will not be held responsible for any medical expenses incurred while competing in a tournament.