Format and Event Regulations
The FIVB Beach Volleyball Open in Fuzhou, China, is a double-gender event.
The Qualification Tournament for each gender is made up of 24 teams playing in a single elimination format with 8 teams advancing to the Main Draw.
The Main Draw Tournament of each gender is made up of 32 teams and is played through a first phase of eight (8) pools of four (4) teams each (Round Robin) and a second phase with twenty-four (24) teams playing in a Single Elimination format (the losers of the semifinal matches will play the bronze medal match, while the winners of the semifinal matches will play the gold medal match). From the Round Robin phase the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked teams from each pool will advance to the single elimination phase (total: twenty-four (24) teams).