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European Championships 2020 in Budapest

Competition format is the following for both men and women.
 
MEN’S
Currently, 8 men’s team have qualified for the European Championships. These are Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Russia. 8 more teams are to join after the qualification rounds.
 
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The qualification round will be between 11-13 October. The top two ranked team of each group shall qualify for the European Championships.

Group A (Georgia) Group B (Slovakia) Group C (Malta) Group D (Netherlands)
Germany France Romania Netherlands
Georgia Slovakia Malta Turkey
Switzerland Ukraine Portugal Lithuania
  Belarus    

FORMAT
Total of 16 TEAMS
8 winning teams of the play-off.
8 teams classified from 1st to 8th from Barcelona 2018 European Championships.

GROUP PHASE: 4 GROUPS WITH 4 TEAMS EACH
A draw is held using the following system:

  • 1st batch: The teams ranked 1st to 4th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 2nd batch: The teams ranked 5th to 8th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 3rd batch: 8 winning teams of the play-off.
KO PHASE: QUALIFYING MATCHES FOR QUARTERFINALS, SEMIFINALS AND FINALS.
 
  DAY 1   DAY 2   DAY 3
1 A1 – A3 9 B4 – B3 17 C1 – C4
2 A2 – A4 10 B1 – B2 18 C2 – C3
3 B1 – B3 11 C4 – C3 19 D1 – D4
4 B2 – B4 12 C1 – C2 20 D2 – D3
5 C1 – C3 13 D4 – D3 21 A1 – A4
6 C2 – C4 14 D1 – D2 22 A2 – A3
7 D1 – D3 15 A4 – A3 23 B1 – B4
8 D2 – D4 16 A1 – A2 24 B2 – B3
 
The 4th classified teams will play each other for places 13-16th in cross-group format.
 
  DAY 4
25 4A – 4C
26 4B – 4D
27 2A – 3C
28 3A – 2C
29 2B – 3D
30 3B – 2D

The 2nd and 3rd teams of each group will play each other to qualify the quarterfinals in cross-group format.
The first team classified from each group will qualify directly for the quarterfinals.

  DAY 5   DAY 6   DAY 7
31 L25 – L26 (15th-16th) 39 L33 – L34 (11th-12th) 45 L41 – L42 (7th-8th)
32 W25 – W26 (13th-14th) 40 W33 – W34 (9th-10th) 46 W41 – W42 (5th-6th)
33 L27 – L29 41 L35 – L37 47 L43 – L44 (3rd-2nd)
34 W27 – W29 42 L36 – L38 48 W43 – W44 (1st-2nd)
35 1D – W27 43 W35 – W37    
36 1B – W28 44 W36 – W38    
37 1B – W28        
38 1A – W30        
 
WOMEN’S

Currently, 6 women’s team have qualified for the European Championships. These are Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece and Russia. 6 more teams are to join after the qualification rounds.

The qualification round will be on 12 and 26 October. The top ranked team of each group shall qualify for the European Championships.

France – Ukraine Israel – Switzerland
Romania – Germany Portugal – Croatia
Czech Republic – Serbia Slovakia – Turkey
 
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FORMAT
Total of 12 TEAMS
6 winning teams of the play-off.
6 teams classified from 1st to 8th from Barcelona 2018 European Championships.

GROUP PHASE: 2 GROUPS WITH 4 TEAMS EACH
A draw is held using the following system:

  • 1st batch: The teams ranked 1st to 4th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 2nd batch: The teams ranked 3rd to 4th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 3rd batch: The teams ranked 5th to 6th in Barcelona 2018.
  • 4th batch: 8 winning teams of the play-off.
  DAY 1   DAY 2   DAY 3   DAY 4   DAY 5
1 A1 – A6 7 B6 – B4 13 A4 – A5 19 B6 – B5 25 A3 – A6
2 A3 – A4 8 B5 – B3 14 A4 – A5 20 B1 – B4 26 A4 – A2
3 A3 – A4 9 B5 – B3 15 A2 – A6 21 B2 – B3 27 A1 – A5
4 B1 – B6 10 B1 – B2 16 B4 – B5 22 B2 – B3 28 B3 – B6
5 B3 – B4 11 A5 – A3 17 B4 – B5 23 B2 – B3 29 B4 – B2
6 B2 – B5 12 A1 – A2 18 B3 – B1 24 A1 – A4 30 B4 – B2
 
The first 4 teams from each group will play each other to qualify for quarterfinals in a cross group format.
The 5th and 6th classified teams will play each other for places 9th to 12th in cross group format.
KO Phase: qualifying matches for quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.
 
  DAY 6   DAY 7   DAY 8
31 5A – 5B (9th -10th) 36 L33 – L35 40 L37 – L38 (7th – 8th)
32 A1 – 4B QF1 37 L34 – L36 41 W37 – W38 (5th – 6th)
33 2A – 3B QF2 38 W33 – W35 42 L39 – L40 (3rd – 2nd)
34 3A – 2B QF 3 39 W34 – W36 43 W39 – W40 (1st – 2nd)
35 4A – 1B QF4        
 
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