2005 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

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The FIVB World Grand Prix 2005 was the thirteenth edition of the annual women's volleyball tournament, which is the female equivalent of the Men's Volleyball World League. The 2005 edition was played by twelve countries from June 24 to July 18, 2005, with the final round held at the Sendai Gymnasium in Sendai, Japan. Hosts Japan and the top five ranked teams after the preliminary rounds qualified for the last round.

The competition of the 2005 WGP lasted four weeks with a total number of 69 matches. During the first, second and third week: 18 matches per team were played with a total of 54 matches. Classification in the preliminary rounds was decided by the number of points gained by teams participating in the same group. The classification in the general ranking of the preliminary rounds of the 2005 WGP was decided by the total number of World Grand Prix Points (GPP) gained by the teams in the preliminary matches.

Qualification[edit]

Asia[edit]


Europe[edit]

  • European Qualification Tournament in Ankara, Turkey, from September 21 to September 26, 2004.
Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Netherlands 10 5 5 0 420 334 1.257 15 2 7.500
2.  Poland 8 5 3 2 417 374 1.115 11 7 1.571
3.  Germany 8 5 3 2 394 387 1.018 11 7 1.571
4.  Turkey 8 5 3 2 390 344 1.134 10 7 1.429
5.  Bulgaria 6 5 1 4 290 362 0.801 3 12 0.250
6.  Romania 5 5 0 5 265 375 0.707 0 15 0.000
    • Romania replaced  Russia;  Italy received a wild card


  • 2004-09-21
Poland  1 – 3  Netherlands 23-25 25-27 25-21 23-25
Romania  0 – 3  Germany 15-25 19-25 19-25
Bulgaria  0 – 3  Turkey 18-25 17-25 18-25


  • 2004-09-22
Poland  3 – 0  Romania 25-18 25-14 25-17
Germany  3 – 0  Bulgaria 25-20 25-19 25-17
Netherlands  3 – 0  Turkey 25-17 25-18 25-23


  • 2004-09-23
Bulgaria  0 – 3  Poland 17-25 15-25 18-25
Romania  0 – 3  Netherlands 14-25 19-25 16-25
Turkey  1 – 3  Germany 25-11 23-25 17-25 23-25


  • 2004-09-25
Romania  0 – 3  Bulgaria 17-25 23-25 22-25
Netherlands  3 – 1  Germany 25-18 25-22 22-25 25-10
Poland  1 – 3  Turkey 20-25 17-25 25-19 16-25


  • 2004-09-26
Bulgaria  0 – 3  Netherlands 23-25 13-25 20-25
Germany  1 – 3  Poland 25-18 20-25 15-25 23-25
Turkey  3 – 0  Romania 25-16 25-18 25-18


North and South America[edit]


Teams[edit]


First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 6 3 3 0 254 216 1.176 9 2 4.500
2.  Japan 5 3 2 1 257 204 1.260 8 3 2.667
3.  Poland 4 3 1 2 174 210 0.829 3 6 0.500
4.  South Korea 3 3 0 3 171 226 0.757 0 9 0.000


  • June 24
Brazil  3 – 0  South Korea 25-21 25-20 25-14
Japan  3 – 0  Poland 25-16 25-11 25-17


  • June 25
Brazil  3 – 0  Poland 25-22 25-10 25-23
Japan  3 – 0  South Korea 26-24 25-14 25-18


  • June 26
South Korea  0 – 3  Poland 21-25 21-25 18-25
Japan  2 – 3  Brazil 25-17 25-17 17-25 21-25 18-20


Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Cuba 6 3 3 0 243 211 1.152 9 0 MAX
2.  Italy 5 3 2 1 223 184 1.212 6 3 2.000
3.  Germany 4 3 1 2 256 242 1.058 3 8 0.375
4.  Dominican R. 3 3 0 3 179 264 0.678 2 9 0.222


  • June 24
Cuba  3 – 0  Germany 29-27 27-25 27-25
Italy  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-12 25-12 25-10


  • June 25
Dominican R.  0 – 3  Cuba 26-28 17-25 18-25
Germany  0 – 3  Italy 23-25 22-25 23-25


  • June 26
Dominican R.  2 – 3  Germany 12-25 27-25 25-21 9-25 11-15
Italy  0 – 3  Cuba 25-27 20-25 28-30


Group C[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  China 6 3 3 0 246 174 1.414 9 1 9.000
2.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 219 194 1.129 7 3 2.333
3.  United States 4 3 1 2 175 197 0.888 3 6 0.500
4.  Thailand 3 3 0 3 150 225 0.667 0 9 0.000


  • June 24
United States  0 – 3  Netherlands 17-25 14-25 17-25
China  3 – 0  Thailand 25-20 25-15 25-18


  • June 25
China  3 – 1  Netherlands 21-25 25-17 25-22 25-05
United States  3 – 0  Thailand 25-13 25-12 25-22


  • June 26
Netherlands  3 – 0  Thailand 25-19 25-17 25-14
China  3 – 0  United States 25-22 25-15 25-15


Second round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Japan 5 3 2 1 248 217 1.143 7 3 2.333
2.  United States 5 3 2 1 312 281 1.110 8 6 1.333
3.  South Korea 5 3 2 1 227 234 0.970 6 5 1.200
4.  Dominican R. 3 3 0 3 208 263 0.791 2 9 0.222


  • July 1
South Korea  3 – 2  United States 25-23 13-25 21-25 25-15 15-13
Dominican R.  0 – 3  Japan 25-27 22-25 17-25


  • July 2
United States  3 – 2  Dominican R. 23-25 23-25 25-14 25-16 15-06
South Korea  0 – 3  Japan 22-25 18-25 13-25


  • July 3
United States  3 – 1  Japan 25-23 25-21 21-25 29-27
South Korea  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-21 25-22 25-15


Group E[edit]

  • July 1 to July 3, 2005, in Macau.
Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  China 6 3 3 0 225 159 1.415 9 0 MAX
2.  Brazil 5 3 2 1 214 180 1.189 6 3 2.000
3.  Poland 4 3 1 2 200 253 0.791 3 8 0.375
4.  Germany 3 3 0 3 210 257 0.817 2 9 0.222


  • July 1
Brazil  3 – 0  Poland 25-17 25-13 25-19
China  3 – 0  Germany 25-17 25-19 25-15


  • July 2
Brazil  3 – 0  Germany 25-16 25-16 26-24
China  3 – 0  Poland 25-18 25-13 25-14


  • July 3
Poland  3 – 2  Germany 22-25 25-18 26-24 18-25 15-11
China  3 – 0  Brazil 25-22 25-21 25-20


Group F[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Cuba 6 3 3 0 276 251 1.100 9 3 3.000
2.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 255 209 1.220 8 3 2.667
3.  Italy 4 3 1 2 224 210 1.067 4 6 0.667
4.  Thailand 3 3 0 3 140 225 0.622 0 9 0.000


  • July 1
Cuba  3 – 0  Thailand 25-19 25-17 25-17
Italy  0 – 3  Netherlands 18-25 17-25 21-25


  • July 2
Netherlands  2 – 3  Cuba 20-25 25-19 25-22 22-25 13-15
Thailand  0 – 3  Italy 12-25 10-25 18-25


  • July 3
Netherlands  3 – 0  Thailand 25-09 25-16 25-22
Italy  1 – 3  Cuba 25-19 24-26 23-25 21-25


Third round[edit]

Group G[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Italy 6 3 3 0 226 182 1.242 9 0 MAX
2.  China 5 3 2 1 218 200 1.090 6 3 2.000
3.  Dominican R. 4 3 1 2 217 250 0.868 3 8 0.375
4.  Germany 3 3 0 3 226 255 0.886 2 9 0.222


  • July 8
Italy  3 – 0  Germany 25-20 25-23 26-24
China  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-20 27-25 25-19


  • July 9
Italy  3 – 0  Dominican R. 25-21 25-10 25-18
China  3 – 0  Germany 25-23 25-15 25-23


  • July 10
Germany  2 – 3  Dominican R. 25-21 20-25 25-18 21-25 07-15
China  0 – 3  Italy 22-25 22-25 22-25


Group H[edit]

  • July 8 to July 10, 2005, in Taipei.
Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 6 3 3 0 295 228 1.294 9 3 3.000
2.  Cuba 5 3 2 1 239 216 1.106 7 3 2.333
3.  Netherlands 4 3 1 2 224 224 1.000 4 6 0.667
4.  South Korea 3 3 0 3 158 248 0.637 1 9 0.111


  • July 8
South Korea  0 – 3  Cuba 17-25 19-25 18-25
Brazil  3 – 1  Netherlands 25-27 25-19 25-21 25-17


  • July 9
Netherlands  0 – 3  Cuba 25-27 19-25 21-25
Brazil  3 – 1  South Korea 25-10 23-25 25-12 25-10


  • July 10
Netherlands  3 – 0  South Korea 25-12 25-20 25-15
Cuba  1 – 3  Brazil 25-22 20-25 19-25 23-25


Group I[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Poland 6 3 3 0 247 211 1.171 9 1 9.000
2.  Japan 5 3 2 1 266 244 1.090 6 5 1.200
3.  United States 4 3 1 2 253 279 0.907 5 7 0.714
4.  Thailand 3 3 0 3 229 261 0.877 2 9 0.222


  • July 8
Thailand  1 – 3  United States 14-25 20-25 25-13 22-25
Japan  0 – 3  Poland 22-25 23-25 22-25


  • July 9
Thailand  0 – 3  Poland 19-25 23-25 20-25
Japan  3 – 1  United States 26-28 25-22 25-15 25-18


  • July 10
United States  1 – 3  Poland 18-25 17-25 25-22 22-25
Japan  3 – 1  Thailand 23-25 25-22 25-17 25-22


Preliminary ranking[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  China 17 9 8 1 689 553 1.293 24 4 6.000
2.  Brazil 17 9 8 1 763 624 1.223 24 8 3.000
3.  Cuba 17 9 8 1 758 678 1.118 25 6 4.167
4.  Italy 15 9 6 3 673 576 1.168 19 9 2.111
5.  Japan 15 9 6 3 771 665 1.159 21 11 1.909
6.  Netherlands 14 9 5 4 698 627 1.113 19 12 1.583
7.  Poland 14 9 5 4 621 674 0.921 15 15 1.000
8.  United States 13 9 4 5 740 757 0.978 16 19 0.842
9.  South Korea 11 9 2 7 556 708 0.758 7 23 0.304
10.  Germany 10 9 1 8 692 754 0.918 7 26 0.269
11.  Dominican R. 10 9 1 8 604 777 0.777 7 26 0.269
12.  Thailand 9 9 0 9 519 711 0.730 2 27 0.074


Final round[edit]

  • Hosts Japan and the top five ranked teams after the preliminary rounds qualified for the Final Round, held from July 13 to July 18, 2005, at the Sendai Gymnasium in Sendai, Japan.


Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 9 5 4 1 452 425 1.064 12 8 1.500
2.  Italy 8 5 3 2 461 416 1.108 13 7 1.857
3.  China 8 5 3 2 407 378 1.077 11 7 1.571
4.  Cuba 8 5 3 2 470 487 0.965 12 10 1.200
5.  Japan 6 5 1 4 415 454 0.914 6 13 0.462
6.  Netherlands 6 5 1 4 407 452 0.900 5 14 0.357


  • Wednesday July 13
China  2 – 3  Cuba 25-10 25-20 19-25 20-25 13-15
Netherlands  0 – 3  Brazil 22-25 22-25 14-25
Italy  3 – 0  Japan 25-12 25-21 25-14


  • Thursday July 14
China  0 – 3  Italy 16-25 21-25 22-25
Cuba  2 – 3  Brazil 16-25 25-21 25-22 21-25 14-16
Japan  3 – 1  Netherlands 22-25 25-20 28-26 25-22


  • Saturday July 16
Italy  3 – 1  Cuba 25-18 21-25 32-30 25-15
Netherlands  1 – 3  China 25-21 22-25 20-25 19-25
Brazil  3 – 1  Japan 25-20 25-27 25-20 25-22


  • Sunday July 17
Italy  2 – 3  Netherlands 26-24 25-18 24-26 21-25 10-15
China  3 – 0  Brazil 25-18 25-17 25-19
Cuba  3 – 2  Japan 21-25 25-20 20-25 28-26 17-15


  • Monday July 18
Netherlands  0 – 3  Cuba 20-25 22-25 20-25
Brazil  3 – 2  Italy 25-20 22-25 25-21 27-29 15-7
Japan  0 – 3  China 23-25 22-25 23-25


Final ranking[edit]


Individual awards[edit]


References[edit]