This year, the formula for holding the tournament has changed due to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Russian volleyball and requires additional explanation.. commands, who occupied 1-8 places in the last championship of Russia, will play a separate Cup of the century of domestic volleyball. The first four places in this tournament give you a ticket to the ¼ finals of the Russian Cup.
Four more teams from the top eight will play in 1/8 finale. The winners of groups "C" and "G" will also go there directly.. commands, group runners-up, will compete for the play-offs in the play-offs with the two winners of the mini-tournament, which will be held among the teams of the major league "A". Thus, 1/8 final will consist of four pairs of participants, the winners of which will advance to the ¼ finals for the teams, who occupied 1-4 places in the Centenary Cup.
For Surgut, the road to the playoffs looks like this: first place in the group - direct entry into 1/8, second place - an additional round with one of the teams of the major league "A". Recall, that the second round of the preliminary part of the Russian Cup in our group will be held in Surgut with 21 by 24 september.