FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix
 

Competition Formula

 

The 21st edition of the world’s premier annual women’s volleyball tournament will be held from August 2 to 18, 2013 with the Finals set to take place in Sapporo, Japan from August 28 to September 1, 2013.

It will be the first time the World Grand Prix will feature 20 teams. The World Grand Prix featured eight teams in its debut season of 1993 and from 1995 to 2002, while 12 teams were in action in 1994 and from 2003 to 2010. Sixteen teams have been involved in the 2011 and 2012 editions.

The Preliminary Round will run over three weekends. The 20 teams are split into five pools of four each weekend and play a round-robin tournament with two matches per day.

Following the Preliminary Round, the Finals organisers (Japan) and the next best five teams will qualify for the Finals.

Japan has hosted the World Grand Prix Finals four times in the past with Sapporo being a fifth host city after Tokyo in 2009, Yokohama in 2008, Sendai in 2005 and Kobe in 1997.

 

Quick Links:

Preliminary Round - Pools Composition

More information about Sapporo


How They Qualified

 

Africa
Number of vacancies 1
Determined by CAVB Appointment
Teams Qualified ALG (WR14)

Asia
Number of vacancies 2
Determined by AVC Cup
Teams Qualified THA (WR12)
KAZ (WR32)
   
Automatically qualified 2
Teams Qualified JPN (WR3)
CHN (WR5)

Europe
Number of vacancies 4
Determined by European League
Teams Qualified CZE (WR26)
BUL (WR44)
NED (WR22)
SRB (WR9)
   
FIVB Appointments 4
Teams Qualified ITA (WR4)
RUS (WR6)
TUR (WR7)
GER (WR10)
   
Automatically qualified 1
Teams Qualified POL (WR15)

NORCECA
Number of vacancies 4
Determined by Pan American Cup
Teams Qualified USA (WR1)
CUB (WR13)
DOM (WR8)
PUR (WR19)

South America
Number of vacancies 2
Determined by Pan American Cup
Teams Qualified BRA (WR2)
ARG (WR18)

 


Participating Teams

 

ALGERIA

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

BULGARIA

CHINA

CUBA

CZECH REPUBLIC

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

GERMANY

ITALY

JAPAN

KAZAKHSTAN

NETHERLANDS

POLAND

PUERTO RICO

RUSSIA

SERBIA

THAILAND

TURKEY

USA