18 - 20 August 2006

Host Organiser: Tokyo, JAPAN  GROUP A      >>> Organizer Website
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Teams participating in Tokyo, JAPAN:
Cuba, Brazil, Korea

Tokyo, Japan's capital city, where the 1st week preliminary round will be staged is the centre of the political and financial life in Japan and has an entire population of over eleven million.

The Ariake Colosseum with a capacity of  9,000 seats


Entertainment during the 2005 World Grand Prix preliminary round in Tokyo, Japan.

Tickets Agency: Kyodo Tokyo, Inc.


Host Organiser: Hong Kong, CHINA GROUP B      >>> Organizer Website

Teams participating in Hong Kong, CHINA:                                                                               China, Russia, Thailand, Azerbaijan

Hong Kong is one of Asia's most important commercial, business and trade regions. It ranks as the world's third-largest financial center,second-largest container port and number-one exporter and manufacturer of textiles, clothing and toys. Many consider Hong Kong to be the most beautiful harbor city in Asia. Whether all visitors agree or not is open to question, but few, if any at all, will dispute Hong Kong's reputation as one of the best places in the world for shopping.


Hong Kong Coliseum, capacity: 10'647                                                   9, Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon,                              Hong Kong, China





Host Organiser: Bydgoszcz, POLAND GROUP C      >>> Organizer Website

Teams participating in Bydgoszcz, POLAND:                                                                           Poland, USA, Italy, Dominican Republic   

Poland will organise for the 1st time a preliminary round of the World Grand Prix

Bydgoszcz, is one of Poland's major inland ports, it stands on the Bydgoszcz Canal (built 177374), which links the Brda and Notec rivers and is part of the Vistula-Oder waterway. The city is also an important railway junction. Its chief industries produce wood products, textiles, metal goods, and chemicals. Chartered in 1346, the city developed during the Middle Ages around the site of a prehistoric fort. In the 15th and 16th cent. it became an important commercial center. It passed to Prussia in 1772 and was returned to Poland in 1919. Occupied by German forces from 1939 to 1945, the city suffered heavy damage in World War II. The most notable surviving building is a 15th-century Gothic church.


Sports and Spectable Hall "Lucniczka" opened in October 2002 and can serve as a sports, concert and exposition hall.