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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
WORLD GRAND PRIX
PRELIMINARY ROUND
August 2-18, 2013
The Preliminary Round is set to take place over three weekends from August
2
to 18 in order to determine the five best teams who will join hosts Japan in
Sapporo for the Finals.
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 20 teams are grouped into five pools of four each
weekend.All games in a pool take place over three days
in the same host city. Each pool is played in a round-
robin format. Overall ranking points are accumulated
from one weekend to another.