Competition Overview

The Continental Cup has been since its introduction back in 2010 a major breakthrough for the Olympic Games qualification system and an attractive alternative qualification pathway for athletes and National Federations around the globe.

The CEV has since the 1st edition promoted and supported the competition in the spirit of allowing all National Federations a common access point to their Olympic participation dreams.

For the 2018-2020 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup edition and in accordance with the IOC approved Tokyo 2020 Beach Volleyball Olympic qualification system, the CEV has announced basic parameters and timelines considering both the magnitude of the competition and the need for proper planning and preparation of all National Federations.

As per the previous editions, 1 quota place will be allocated to the winning NF/NOC per gender at the end of this process in June 2020.

The basic principles of the competition, as set in by the IOC approved document are:

   - Each Federation participates with 2 teams per gender
   - The Competition will be staged in 3 phases in total, including a Final that will be played in June
     2020, after the end of the Olympic Ranking qualification process, without athletes that have already
     earned a quota place for their NOC/NF

 Based on the above and the respective FIVB Guidelines, CEV has confirmed the following competition timeline:

   - Registration of National Federation by 30th September 2018. Following the registration deadline the
     National Federations will be seeded according to their CEV Country Ranking as of 30th September
     2018, with the top eight National Federations qualifying directly to the 2nd phase.
   - Application for 1st phase events according to the CEV circulated Candidature Application by mid October 2018
   - Organisation of 1st phase tournaments in May/June 2019 in multiple pools
   - Application deadline for organisers of the 2nd phase will be set for October 2019
   - Organisation of 2nd phase tournaments in May 2020 in multiple pools
   - Application deadline for organisers of the Final will be set on 30th November 2018
   - Final phase will be played in June 2020 and will be conducted with a 16 NF bracket per gender

UPDATE as of September 2020

Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and according to the decision of the CEV Board of Administration on 24 of April 2020, the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup 2nd Phase and Final are rescheduled for May and June 2021 respectively.

The tender for the organisation of both event categories is re-opened to all National Federations concerned, further information and the Candidature Application Guidelines can be found under the following links:

For Phase 2: Here

For Final: Here

The CEV invites the interested National Federations to apply for the organisation of the 2nd Phase and Final by 15th October 2020.

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