The VAS Singapore Open Volleyball Championship is the most important national volleyball event in Singapore established by the VAS (Volleyball Association of Singapore).
The VAS Singapore Open Volleyball Championship shall be held every year to determine the country’s best volleyball team.
Previously, a similar event, Pesta Sukan Volleyball Championship was held annually.
Since 2010, the council of VAS has decided to rename this event, as well as making the event a more challenging and interesting competition.
The 2013 edition of SG OPEN Volleyball Championship will be held from 20-Jul-2013 to 01-Sep-2013. This year the SG OPEN will feature 24 teams for Men and 16 teams for Women. The 24/16 teams will split into 6/4 pools of 4 teams in 2 rounds respectively. Each team will play 6 games in the Preliminary Rounds.
In Round 1, the teams will play a round robin system; based on the VAS Team Ranking, team will be automatically distribute into each pool. If there's any ranked team not participating, the next ranked team will supersede. If there's two or more teams with the same ranking, the teams will draw lot to determine which pool they belong to. For any new team that is not ranked in VAS Team Ranking system, the team will only able to participate is there's a empty lot available upon the closing date.
In Round 2, the teams will play a round robin system. The 6 ranked teams of VAS Premium Cup will be seeded. The rest of the teams will be re-distribute into the pools by drawing lot. Teams already meet in Round 1 will not be distribute into the same pool again. If any of the seeded team did not participate, the pool will then have no seeded team.
Following the 2 Preliminary Rounds, the Top 12/8 teams will qualify for the Final Round. The results will be determined as follow:
RANKING BY POINTS OBTAINED
The ranking of teams is determined by the number of points obtained, in accordance with the following paragraphs.
POINTS AWARDED PER MATCH TO EACH TEAM
The following points will be awarded per match to each team:
Match forfieted i.e. walkover will be consider losing the match 0-25, 0-25, 0-25.
IN THE CASE OF EQUAL POINTS
The Final round will be played in a single knock out system. Team being knock out depending on the stage will play 5th to 8th placing accordingly.