In order to balance the level of competitions, the FIBA Asia Championship for Women is played in two levels: Level I and Level II.
The number of the teams in Level I is set at six (6). The teams to be qualified into Level I of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women Championship must be already
set out at the end of the previous FIBA Asia Championship for Women by the FIBA ASIA Women Committee, using as basis, the teams' performance
at that Championship.
The teams will form one (1) group. Each team will play all the other teams in the group in one (1) Preliminary Round.
The four best-placed teams in this round will qualify into the Final Round.
Game 1: 1 vs 4
Game 2: 2 vs 3
Game 3 Loser 1 vs Loser 2 (3rd and 4th)
Game 4 Winner 1 vs Winner 2 (1st and 2nd)
The other teams will form one (1) group. Each team will play all the other teams in the group in one (1) Round. FIBA Official
Basketball Rules for "Classification of Teams" shall apply for standing of the teams in the group.
Qualification to Level I of next Championship:
At the end of the Preliminary Round the 5th & 6th placed teams in Level I
and the 1st & 2nd placed team in Level II will play decisive games for qualification to Level I of the next FIBA ASIA Women
Game 1: 5th Level I vs 2nd Level II
Game 2: 6th Level I vs 1st Level II
Winners of Game 1 and Game 2 will have the right to play in Level I of the next FIBA ASIA Women Championship besidethe four best placed teams of Level I of this Championship.
Losers of Game 1 and Game 2 will have to play in Level II of the next FIBA ASIA Women Championship