In the preliminary round, the 18 teams were split up into four groups. Two of the groups had five teams each, with the other two having four each. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the other ten teams were relegated to classification play.
Classification round 1
The first classification round was played in two round-robin groups. Teams advanced into the second classification round depending on their results in the first round--first and second place teams played in the 9-12 segment of classification round 2 while third and fourth place teams played for 13th to 16th places. The fifth place teams played one game against each other for 17th and 18th places.
Classification round 2
The final round was played as an 8-team round robin, with no further... Read More