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2009 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship  |  Tijuana & Mexicali, Mexico
16 - 25 July 2009
 
Competition formula

The competition consists of four rounds, with 64 matches in total:

a) 1st Round 24 matches
b) 2nd Round 24 matches
c) Semi final Round/Play offs 8 matches
d) Final Round/Play offs 8 matches

1st Round
 
Four pools (A, B, C, D) will be composed of 4 teams each and in each pool the teams will play a Round Robin system to determine the ranking and will be classified from 1st – 4th.  The 1st and 2nd ranked team of each pool will move to Pool E and F and the 3rd and 4th ranked of each pool will move to Pool G and H.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Mexico China Brazil Bulgaria
Netherlands Chinese Taipei Dominican Republic Cuba
Venezuela Czech Republic Kenya Turkey
Thailand Germany Poland USA

2nd Round
 
Four pools (E, F, G, H) will be composed of 4 teams each and in each pool the teams will play a Round Robin system to determine the ranking.

Pool E will be composed of: A1, B2, C1, D2
Pool F will be composed of: B1, A2, D1, C2
Pool G will be composed of: A3, B4, C3, D4
Pool H will be composed of: B3, A4, D3, C4     
 
The 1st and 2nd ranked team of Pool E and F will qualify for the Semi Finals.
The 3rd and 4th ranked team of Pool E and F will qualify for the play off 5 – 8
The 1st and 2nd ranked team of Pool G and H will qualify for the play off 9-12
The 3rd and 4th ranked team of Pool G and H will qualify for the play off 13-16
 
Semi Finals and Play offs
 
The Semi finals and play offs rounds consist of a total of 8 matches: two Semi Final matches for the rankings 1 – 4, two matches for the classification 5 – 8, two matches for the classification 9 – 12 and two matches for the classification 13 – 16.
 
Finals and Playoffs
 
The Finals and play offs consist of a total of 8 matches:  The winners of the Semi Finals will play the final, 1st – 2nd position. The losers of the Semi Finals will play for the 3rd and 4th rank position.
The winners of the play off 5 – 8 will play for the 5th – 6th position and the losers of the play off 5 -8 will play for the 7th – 8th position.
The winners of the play off 9 – 12 will play for the 9th – 10th position and the losers of the play off 9 – 12 will play for the 11th – 12th position.
The winners of the play off 13 – 16 will play for the 13th – 14th position and the losers of the play off 13 – 16 will play for the 15th – 16th position.

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