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2005 World League Calendar & Competition Formula

Intercontinental Round

May 27 to July 3, various cities

Twelve teams distributed in three pools of four teams play in a home and away Round Robin Tournament:

Pool A: Brazil, Venezuela, Japan, Portugal
Pool B : Italy, Cuba, Bulgaria, France
Pool C: Serbia & Montenegro, Greece, Argentina, Poland

Six rounds for each team over 6 week-ends
Three rounds at home – three rounds away
Two matches each week-end (Friday and/or Saturday and/or Sunday) against the same team. Twelve matches for each team. Total of 72 matches for the preliminary phase.

The ranking of the teams per pool will be determined according to the results of all matches won and lost during the Intercontinental Round. The best classified team from each group qualifies for the final round.
(In case of a tie, as a test during the 2005 season, the points ratio will determine the classification).


Final Round

July 8 to 10, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Four teams play in a 3-day tournament with a total of 6 matches.

The organizer of the Final Round will qualify automatically for the Final Round.
Should the organizer be first ranked of its pool, the 2nd ranked team of this pool will take part in the Final.

The ranking will be determined according to the results of all matches won and lost during the Intercontinental Round.

08.07.05
Team A – Team C
Team B – Team D

09.07.05
Loser A/C – Winner B/D
Winner A/C – Loser B/D

10.07.05
Final 3rd/4th Loser A-C/B-D – Loser B-D/A-C
Final 1st/2nd Winner A-C/B-D - Winner B-D/A-C

INTERCONTINENTAL ROUN
D
DRAW

  Weekend 1
27-29 May
Weekend 2
03-05 June
Weekend 3
10-12 June
Weekend 4
17-19 June
Weekend 5
24-26 July
Weekend 6
01-03 July
POOL A            
BRA       BRA v POR BRA v JPN BRA v VEN
VEN VEN v BRA VEN v JPN     VEN v POR  
JPN     JPN v BRA JPN v VEN   JPN v POR
POR POR v JPN POR v BRA POR v VEN      
POOL B            
ITA ITA v FRA ITA v CUB ITA v BUL      
CUB       CUB v BUL CUB v ITA CUB v FRA
BUL BUL v CUB       BUL v FRA BUL v ITA
FRA   FRA v BUL FRA v CUB FRA v ITA    
POOL C            
SCG     SCG v POL SCG v ARG   SCG v GRE
GRE GRE v SCG     GRE v POL GRE v ARG  
ARG   ARG v SCG ARG v GRE     ARG v POL
POL POL v ARG POL v GRE     POL v SCG