Please committ for the Quarter Finals/Semi Finals and Play Offs (to be played 9th-10th July)
Quarter Finals (9th July):
Indonesia (1)............. v ............ Canada (6)
Germany (7)............... v ............ Great Britain (4)
Bulgaria (3).............. v ............ Israel (8)
USA ...................... v ............ Poland
Semi-Finals wil be played on the 10th July.
The draw is due to be made, but the following countries are participating, so please committ:
Serbia & Montenegro
Each country must have at least 2 committments in order to enter, and you must decide between yourselves who your captain is.
Please committ by 8th July at the very latest and choose your captains as soon as possible.
Next year there will be a World Group 2. Therefore the system will work like this:
The 4 countries who win the 2005 World Group Quarter-Finals will automatically qualify for the 2006 World Group. The 4 losing countries in the quarter-finals will play-off for a place in the 2006 World Group against the 4 countries who win their 2nd round of play-offs (17th-18th September).
The Play-Offs will have 2 rounds (Round 1 on 9th July, Round 2 on 10th July)and the finals on 17th-18th September.
The Round 1 Winners will play in Round 2, the round 2 winners will face the losing quarter-finalists of the 2005 World Group. The 4 winners from the play-off finals will be rewarded with the 4 vacant places in the 2006 World Group. The 4 losing countries from these matches will qualify for the 2006 World Group 2.
The 4 losing countries of the round 2 play-offs will also qualify for the 2006 World Group 2. The losing countries of the round 1 play-offs will be relegated to Zone 1 in 2006.
2006 World Group 1
The 4 semi-finalists of the 2005 World Group + The 4 winners from the 2005 play-off finals.
2006 World Group 2
The 4 losing countries from the 2005 play-off finals + The 4 losing countries from the 2nd round play-offs.
The 8 losing countries from the 2005 Zone 1 division + the 8 losing countries from the 2005 1st round play-offs.