Tournament format
Qualification
Entries and re-entries, 6 games
Desperado Squad
Desperado squad, 1 game
Composing Top 56
A: Top 6 from the a separate standing of the squads conducted on 21 October- 24 October
B: Top 2 from the a separate standing of the squads conducted on 25-26 October
C: Top 44 from the 6 games qualification
D: Top 4 from the 1 game desperado squad
Players are qualified in the order C – B – A – D
That means that after the end of the qualification the top 44 qualify from clause C regardless of their position during the first stages of the qualification (A & B). Then from the rest that match the criteria for clause B (played on 25 or 26 October) the top 2 are selected and qualified from clause B. Then from all players that match the criteria of clause A (played until 24 October including) the top 6 are selected and qualified from clause A.

Seeding for the Final Step 1-2-3

Players positioned 1-8 from general standing will qualify for the Final step 3. Players positioned 9-16 from general standing will qualify for Final step 2 Players positioned 17-52 from the general standing (36) and players qualifyed from category D (4) will qualify for the Final Step 1

Final step 1

40 players will play 4 games starting from scratch Top 20 will qualify for Final step 2 Players positioned 21-40 will be ranked 37-56 according to their position in the Final Step 1

Final step 2

28 players will play 4 games starting from scratch Top 12 will qualify for Final step 3 Players positioned 13-28 will be ranked 21-36 according to their position in the Final Step 2

Final step 3

20 players will play 4 games starting from scratch Top 10 will qualify for Final step 4 Players not continuing to the final step 4 will be ranked 11-20 according to their position in the Final Step 3

Final step 4

10 players will play 4 games with the total pin fall after the final step 3 carried forward. Top 4 will qualify for Final step 5 The players not continuing to the final step 5 will be ranked 5-10 places according to their position in the standing of the final step 4

Final step 5

There will be 3 stepladder matches Stepladder match 1 The player seeded 4 and the player seeded 3 will play a one-game match The loser of the match will be ranked 4 Stepladder match 2 The winner of match 1 and the player seeded 2 will play a one-game match The loser of the match will be ranked 3 Stepladder match 3 The winner of match 2 and the player seeded 1 will play a one-game match The loser of the match will be ranked 2 The winner of the match will be ranked 1
Tournament tie rules
Qualification and the final step 1
In case of a tie, the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest last game. If a tie still exist the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest second last game, then the player with the highest third last game etc.

Final step 2-5
In case of a tie in any game in any match, a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.

Desperado
A tie influencing who will qualify for the first final step will be broken by playing a 9thand 10thframe roll off, repeated until the tie is broken.
Lane assignments and lane movements
Lane draws By impartial notaries public
Players per pair in squads Two to Four
Frequency of movement After every two games
Movement method Left lanes moves left, right lanes moves right
Number of lanes to move Two lanes in small and four lanes in big squads
Booking policies
Booking restriction before A maximum of three squads can be booked before the tournament starts and maximum two of the bookings can be for squads on Friday and Saturday
Booking restriction during Maximum three none played entries
Total number of bookings Unlimited
Booking cancellations Possible
Registration deadline 20 minutes before scheduled squad times