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1997 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship

1997 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Qatar
Dates3–11 September
Teams17
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Champions China (2nd title)

The 1997 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship was the 9th Asian Championship, which took place from September 3 to September 11, 1997 in Doha, Qatar.

Pools composition

The teams are seeded based on their final ranking at the 1995 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

 Japan (1st)

 China (2nd)

 Iran (4th)

 South Korea (3rd)

 Qatar (Host)
 Saudi Arabia
?

 Australia (5th)
 Uzbekistan
 Philippines

 Chinese Taipei (6th)
 Bahrain
?

 Thailand (7th)
 Pakistan
 India
 United Arab Emirates

Preliminary round

Pool A

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Qatar 4 2 0    
2  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1    
3 ? 2 0 2    

Pool B

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Australia 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 43 2.093
2  Philippines 3 1 1    
3  Uzbekistan 2 0 2    
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
03 Sep Australia  3–0  Uzbekistan 15–7 15–3 15–8     45–18
04 Sep Philippines  0–3  Australia 12–15 5–15 8–15     25–45
05 Sep Uzbekistan  ?–3  Philippines            

Pool C

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Chinese Taipei 4 2 0    
2  Bahrain 3 1 1    
3 ? 2 0 2    

Pool D

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Pakistan 5 2 1    
2  India 5 2 1    
3  Thailand 5 2 1    
4  United Arab Emirates 3 0 3    
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
03 Sep Pakistan  3–0  United Arab Emirates 16–14 15–12 15–8     46–34
03 Sep India  2–3  Thailand 7–15 15–2 15–1 10–15 12–15 59–48
04 Sep Thailand  0–3  Pakistan 11–15 9–15 8–15     28–45
04 Sep United Arab Emirates  ?–3  India            
05 Sep Thailand  3–?  United Arab Emirates            
05 Sep India  3–?  Pakistan            

Quarterfinals

  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the preliminary round shall be taken into account for the Quarterfinals.

Pool E

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Japan 6 3 0 9 1 9.000  
2  Chinese Taipei 5 2 1    
3  Iran 4 1 2 5 7 0.714  
4  Qatar 3 0 3    
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
06 Sep Japan  3–1  Chinese Taipei            
06 Sep Iran  3–1  Qatar ?–15 15–11 15–13 15–?    
07 Sep Japan  3–0  Iran 15–5 15–5 15–10     45–20
07 Sep Qatar  ?–3  Chinese Taipei            
08 Sep Iran  2–3  Chinese Taipei 15–11 10–15 15–9 9–15 9–15 58–65
08 Sep Japan  3–0  Qatar            

Pool F

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 6 3 0 9 0 MAX  
2  Australia 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 121 99 1.222
3  South Korea 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 93 113 0.823
4  Pakistan 3 0 3 0 9 0.000  
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
06 Sep China  3–0  Pakistan            
06 Sep South Korea  0–3  Australia 14–16 13–15 6–15     33–46
07 Sep Pakistan  0–3  Australia 7–15 1–15 12–15     20–45
07 Sep China  3–0  South Korea 15–4 15–6 15–5     45–15
08 Sep South Korea  3–0  Pakistan 15–9 15–4 15–9     45–22
08 Sep China  3–0  Australia 15–9 15–7 16–14     46–30

Pool G

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bahrain 6 3 0    
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 1    
3  Macau 4 1 2    
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 3    

Pool H

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Thailand 6 3 0    
2  India 5 2 1    
3  Philippines 4 1 2    
4  Uzbekistan 3 0 3    

Final round

  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the previous rounds shall be taken into account for the final round.

Classification 9th–12th

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
9  India 5 2 1    
10  Bahrain 5 2 1    
11  Thailand 5 2 1 7 6 1.167  
12  Saudi Arabia 3 0 3    
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
  Saudi Arabia  1–3  Thailand            
  Bahrain  ?–3  India            
  Saudi Arabia  ?–3  India            
  Bahrain  3–1  Thailand            

Classification 5th–8th

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
5  South Korea 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 149 75 1.987
6  Iran 5 2 1 6 5 1.200  
7  Pakistan 4 1 2 4    
8  Qatar 3 0 3 9    
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Sep Iran  3–1  Pakistan 15–13 16–17 15–2 15–7   61–39
10 Sep Qatar  1–3  South Korea 5–15 16–14 6–15 13–15   40–59
11 Sep Iran  0–3  South Korea 7–15 1–15 5–15     13–45
11 Sep Qatar  ?–3  Pakistan            

Championship

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 6 3 0 9 1 9.000  
2  Japan 5 2 1 7 4 1.750  
3  Australia 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 95 121 0.785
4  Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 1 9 0.111  
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Sep Japan  3–0  Australia 15–3 15–8 15–8     45–19
10 Sep Chinese Taipei  0–3  China            
11 Sep Chinese Taipei  0–3  Australia 9–15 7–15 14–16     30–46
11 Sep Japan  1–3  China 12–15 15–8 7–15 10–15   44–53

Final standing

References