1.1. First 16 players by World Ranking registered for the tournament may not go through qualification and are introduced directly into the second day' list.

1.1.1. The first 16 players should arrive to the venue and register the same way as all other participants on the first day of the tournament, and be present on the opening ceremony.

1.2. All other participants (starting from N 17 of the list, according to the World Ranking), are divided in qualification groups so that there is not less than 16 and not more than 20 players in each group.

1.2.1. The players are seeded into the qualification groups with the "meander" algorhythm (in case of three groups the players are seeded as follows: 1,6,7,12,13,.. - 2,5,8,11,14,.. - 3,4,9,10,15,16,..)

1.2.2. The seeding is done automatically using the RTHF web-site software on the first tournament day after verification of registration (accreditation) of the players.

1.3. The players in each qualification group are playing "round robin" so that each participant plays one match with each other, according to the schedule published in the tournament hall.

1.4. The qualification results divide players into semifinal groups and leagues. The results of the qualification games are not passed into the next stage of the tournament.

2. Semifinal groups and leagues.

2.1. 120 best players according to the places after qualification are promoted into 6 (six) semifinal groups of 20 players each. Starting from place 121 all participants are divided in leagues (First, Second, etc.), 20 players in each.

2.1.1. In case of non-equal number of players promoted into semifinal groups from different qualification groups, the following criteria are used :

All coefficients are calculated as corresponding number divided by number of players in the qualification group.

2.2. The players in each semifinal group and league are playing "round robin" so that each participant plays one match with each other, according to the schedule published in the tournament hall.

2.3. The results of semifinal groups decide which players are promoted into the second day of the tournament, and the final places for players starting from N 61. The results from semi-final groups are not transferred into the second day.

3. Main round. Final groups - 60 participants.

3.1. The main round is played on the second day of the tournament. Number of players in the second day is 60.

3.1.1. The results of the 6 semifinal groups decide 44 players promoted to the main round, 7 players from each semifinal group, plus 2 best players of 8th places, using additional criteria (points-goal difference-scored goals).

3.1.2. The top 16 players by World Ranking released from qualification and semifinal groups on the first day of tournament are added to the list.

3.2. The 60 participants sorted by World Ranking are seeded into 4 (four) final groups of 15 players each using the "meander" algorhythm.

3.3. The players in each final group are playing "round robin" so that each participant plays one match with each other, according to the schedule published in the tournament hall.

3.4. The results of semifinal groups decide which players are promoted into the play-off stage of the tournament, and the final places for players starting from N 33 to 60.

4. Play-off - 32 participants.

4.1. 32 players are taking part in the play-off stage.

4.2. The play-off pairs are decided according to the scheme:

4.3. On each stage of play-off the series are played of seven matches (to four victories of one player). The series are conducted according to the ITHF Tournament Rules.

5. General rules and disputes.

5.1. All matches are conducted according to the ITHF Game Rules.

5.2. A winner of a match during group rounds gains 2 point, a loser - 0 point, in case of a draw players get 1 point each.

5.3. If two players have the same number of points, the placement is done using the following criteria:

a) result of their match.
b) goals difference in all matches of the group
c) number of goals scored in all matches of the group
d) number of victories in the group
e) decided by a cast, done by tournament organizers

5.4. If three or more players have the same number of points, the placement is done using the results of the mini-tournament between them first:

a) number of points in mini-tournament
b) goals difference in mini-tournament
c) number of goals scored in mini-tournament
d) number of victories in mini-tournament
e) goals difference in all matches of the group
f) number of goals scored in all matches of the group
g) number of victories in the group
h) decided by a cast, done by tournament organizers

5.5. The final places on all stages of the tournament (qualification, semi-final and final groups, leagues, and play-offs) are decided by ITHF Tournament Rules using following criteria:

a) the place gained by the player in the group/play-off stage
b) the overall number of points
c) number of points in games between players with the same overall number of points
d) goal difference in games between players with the same overall number of points
e) number of goals scored in games between players with the same overall number of points
f) number of victories in games between players with the same overall number of points
g) overall goal difference
h) overall number of goals scored
i) overall number of victories
j) additional match played until a goal is scored.

5.6. All matches that were not completed during the 5-minutes jingle for any reason should be finished during the next possible pause, no later than 3 tours before the end of "round robin". If the incomplete match happened during one of the last three tours of the "round robin", they must be finished immediately after the corresponding tour.

5.7. If one of the players is absent at the game for more than 30 seconds after the start signal of jingle, another player wins the match with the score 5:0.

5.8. Any controvercy are studied by the committee of referees, set by the organizing committee, after request done by any player to any member of the committee of referees.

5.9. The decision of the committee of referees is final and may not be disputed.

5.9.1. If a player refuses to agree with the decision of the committee of referees, the organizing committee may decide to disqualify the player from the tournament.