FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger / Satellite Events & other International Events - 2008


Official calendar - Women / Men  -  last updated on 12 November
2008

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT CLEARED UP THEIR SANCTION FINES AND/OR WHO HAVE NOT SIGNED THEIR CHALLENGER / SATELLITE PLAYERS' AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS.


W
OMEN'S CALENDAR

*27 June: The Challenger in Hacienda Bay Beach (EGY) has been postponed*

Country Event Dates Qualification Main Draw Number of teams in the qualification Number of teams in the main draw Site Prize Money
Brazil Exhibition February 3 N/A February 3 N/A 4 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro N/A
Northern Marianas Islands Country vs. Country February 22-24 February 22 February 23-24 2 2 Saipan US$ 4,000
Spain Satellite June 27-29 June 27 June 28-29 24 16 Laredo US$ 10,000
Switzerland Exhibition July 12 N/A July 12 N/A 4 Lausanne CHF 7,000
India Challenger July 15-20 July 15-15 July 16-20 16 32 Chennai US$ 40,000
Korea Exhibition July 24-25 N/A July 24-25 N/A 6 Geoje US$ 15,000
Poland Satellite July 25-27 July 25 July 26-27 16 16 Gdańsk US$ 15,000
Egypt Challenger August 21-23 August 21 August 22-23 16 16 Hacienda Bay Beach US$ 30,000
Cyprus Challenger July 30 - August 2 July 30 August 1 - 2 32 24 Geroskipou - Pafos US$ 30,000
Liechtenstein Satellite August 6-9 August 6 August 7-9 16 16 Vaduz US$ 10,000
Nouvelle Calédonie Exhibition December 3-6 December 3-4 December 5-6 16 8 Nouméa 2,500$

 

MEN'S CALENDAR

Country Event Dates Qualification Main Draw Number of teams in the qualification Number of teams in the main draw Site Prize Money
Brazil Exhibition January 12-13 N/A January 12-13 N/A 6 Guarujá, São Paulo N/A
Oman Exhibition January 23-25 N/A January 23-25 N/A 19 Muscat N/A
Brazil Exhibition February 10 N/A February 10 N/A 4 Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro N/A
Northern Marianas Islands Country vs. Country February 22-24 February 22 February 23-24 2 2 Saipan US$ 4,500
France Country vs. Country May 16-18 N/A May 16-18 N/A N/A Montpellier US$ 4,000
Czech Rep. Challenger July 3-6 July 3 July 4-6 32 24 Brno US$ 30,000
Switzerland Satellite July 10-13 July 10 July 11-13 16 16 Lausanne US$ 15,000
India Challenger July 15-20 July 15-15 July 16-20 16 32 Chennai US$ 40,000
Estonia Challenger July 17-20 July 17 July 18-20 32 16 Pärnu US$ 30,000
Russia Challenger July 30 - August 3 July 30 August 1 - 3 32 16 Vladivostok US$ 30,000
Liechtenstein Satellite August 7-10 August 7 August 8-10 16 16 Vaduz US$ 10,000
Switzerland Country vs. Country September 4-6 N/A September 4-6 N/A N/A Frauenfeld N/A
Nouvelle Calédonie Exhibition December 3-6 December 3-4 December 5-6 16 8 Nouméa 2,500$


 

11 Women's Events / 13 Men's Events

 

The top 24 men's teams / 16 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 Challenger events.

The top 48 men's teams / 32 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 events.
Exceptions will be made for host country players as well as for 2 wild cards.


Challenger & Satellite Events
Generalities

Players who enter in both a Challenger and/or Satellite and World Tour event to be played on the same dates will not be sanctioned for not participating in the Challenger and Satellite events in case qualification to the main draw of the clashing World Tour event arises.
 
In order to enter teams in Challenger / Satellite events, please contact your respective National Volleyball Federation for further instructions as the entry system has changed since 2004.