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World Grand Prix 2002 - Competition Formula
Preliminary rounds
July 12 to July 28, 2002 - various cities

 

8 Teams
Brazil Japan China Thailand
Cuba USA Russia Germany

3 rounds for each team (3 weekends)

 = 3 matches each weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
 = 9 matches for each team
 = total of 36 matches for the Preliminary phase
Classification of Teams

Classification in the preliminary rounds is decided by the number of points gained by teams participating in the same group in a given host city.

The classification in the general ranking of the preliminary rounds of the 2002  WGP is decided by the total number of World Grand Prix Points (GPP) gained by the teams in the preliminary matches.

The following points will be gained by each team :

- Match won 2 World Grand Prix Points
- Match lost 1 World Grand Prix Point
- Match forfeited 0 World Grand Prix Points

In the case of an equal number of points being gained by two or more teams, the FIVB General Regulations, article 8.3 (set quotient), shall apply.

For the final round, China, plus the top 3 teams after the preliminary round will qualify.

Final round
August 1 to August 4 in Hong Kong