Format and Event Regulations
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Qualification & Entry
Twelve (12) teams per gender will compete for the title of “Swatch World Tour Finals Champions”.
Eight (8) teams are qualified via the FIVB World Tour Ranking – Men & Women. Last qualifying tournament being the Long Beach Grand Slam in CA, USA on 23-28 August 2016. Teams (not individual athletes) are qualified to the event.
Four (4) Wild Cards shall be granted at the discretion of the FIVB and the Organiser.
A country quota of two (2) teams per nation per gender (including Wild Cards) is applied.
Four (4) pools of three (3) teams each compete in a Round Robin format. The winner of each pool advances directly to the quarter finals (2nd Round played in a Single Elimination format).
2nd & 3rd will play in the Round 16 played in Single Elimination format. 2nd will face 3rd placed team in each Pool.