The competition system of the 2003 World Cups
for Men & Women is the single Round-Robin system.
Each team plays once against each of the 11
remaining teams. Points are accumulated during the
whole tournament, and the final ranking is
determined by the total points gained.
Rounds 1 + 2 (30 matches, 5 days): 12 particip.
teams will be divided in 2 groups (Site A & Site
Rounds 3 + 4 (36 matches, 6 days): teams continue
to play against the remaining teams of the other
schedule will be released by the Organiser after
approval of FIVB.
Olympic Games Qualification
The top three teams in the 2003 World Cups for
Men & Women (not yet qualified) will be qualified
to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Order of Matches and Organiserís rights
The order of matches in Sites A and B in the
rounds 1 and 2 is assigned in accordance with the
Berger Table. The Organiser has the right to chose
two matches in each site A and B.
The order of matches in the round 3 and 4 is
decided by the Organiser after approval of FIVB.
timetable of matches is fixed by the FIVB
considering a proposal by the Organiser.
has the right to change the timetable and order of
the matches for TV broadcasting needs and with the
approval of the FIVB Control Committee. Each team
must be informed of the timetable changes at least
24 hours before the competition.
Distribution of Points
Winner = 2 points
Loser = 1 point
Forfeit = 0