Thursday, July 12, 2001

ABC Championship Primer

■TIME - July 20 - July 28, 2001

■PLACE - International Gymnastic Center, Shanghai, China

Group A - China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Qatar
Group B - Korea, UAE, Singapore, West Asia I
Group C - Taiwan, Uzbekistan, India
Group D - Japan, Kuwait, West Asia II

Preliminary Round
Single round robin, teams to play against all the other teams within each group to select the top two teams that will advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarter Final Round
Eight qualified teams to be divided into two groups of four each: Group I – A1, B2, C1, D2 and Group II – A2, B1, C2, D1. Single Round with the top two teams at the end advancing to the crossover semi-finals.

Semi-final Round
A1 vs. B2; A2 vs. B1

Winner vs. Winner for Gold; and Loser vs. Loser for Bronze