|Every nation has a chance to delegate eight participants to the open tournament, three juniors, three ladies and two veterans and also every nation can participate at the team competition - at least four players must be in each team.
Now names of all participants are known. For each category is stated a link on appropriate list. If you find any mistake or if anything must be changed please send us email.
Playing system is described for each category. These systems may be changed only if real number of participants will be dramatically different than number of registered players.
Following tie breaking formula will be used for all categories.
If two players are tied on equality of points in the standings, the following tie breaking criteria applies:
1. Head-to-head (mutual) games between the players concerned.
2. Goal differential.
3. Higher number of goals scored for.
4. The decision is made by "golden goal" tournament among the players with the same points.
If three or more players have the same number of points in the group,
then their ranking shall be determined by higher number of points in a
special standing composed just from the results of their head-to-head
(mutual) games. If the number of points is equal between the three or
more players in this special standing just from the results of their
head-to-head (mutual) games, than the same tie breaking criteria as
above applies to this special standing.
|Eight players from each country can participate. List of players.|
* organizing country has 12 players in the open category
** defending Champion Daniel Wallen has right to participate
132 players will participate in the Open category!
All players will be divided into five basic groups - it will be done with respect to the World ranking (to the version up to 17th May - placement can be found in the list of participants) and also with respect to uniform distribution of players with the same nationality to particular basic groups. In each group will be about 27 players. They will promote to placement groups by following way:
In the last placement group (for 121st place) players will play each other twice. Top eight players from each final group will qualify to the final play-off (all series played best of seven matches). In all placement groups only top four players will play play-off (best of five matches, no 3rd place match).
- 1st - 10th ... two final groups, Final A and Final B - each with 25 players,
- 11th - 15th ... placement group (with 25 players) for 51st place,
- 16th - 20th ... placement group (with 25 players) for 76th place,
- 21st - 24th ... placement group (with 20 players) for 101st place,
- 25th - 27th ... placement group (with 12 players) for 121st place.
|At least four players can make a team. In nomination can be up to nine players. Five of them will play at each team-match. Each team has to name a captain before the tournament!|
Fifteen national teams have registered, one team representing "rest of the world" will have a chance to participate. All teams will be seeded to the tournament acording to their placement at previous WCh. Therefore the seeding will be following (teams which weren't at last WCh are ordered alphabetically):
|Team Rest of the World|
Teams will be divided in two divisions. The best six seeded teams will automatically play at Division A, the lowest six seeded teams will play at Division B. Two remaining positions at Division A will be gained by winners of qualifying matches: 7th and 8th seeded teams (Germany and Slovakia) will face up 9th and 10th seeded teams (Hungary and Austria) in one team-match. Draw of exact couples will be made on Friday!
Play-off will be held after matches in divisions. Top four teams from Division A will have a break in the first round. Last four teams from Division B will play small play-off for 13th position. Therefore the round of 16 will be played by following couples: A5 vs. B4, A6 vs. B3, A7 vs. B2 and A8 vs. B1. Winners will join four best teams from Division A in the quarterfinal, losers will play play-off for 9th place.
|Three ladies from each country can participate. List of registered ladies.|
* defending Champion Piia Pulliainen has right to participate
** organizing country has 4 ladies in the competition
21 ladies will be playing in the Ladies Competition!
One basic group will be held, top eight will qualify to the final play-off, ladies placed at 9th - 16th will play B play-off for 9th place and the others will play C play-off for 17th place. The whole final play-off will be played with best of 7, lower play-offs only with best of 5 system.
|Ladies Team Competition|
|At least three ladies can make a team. In nomination can be up to five ladies. Three of them will play at each team-match. Each team has to name a captain before the tournament!|
|Team Rest of the World|
5 national teams have registered to the Ladies Team Competition, team representing the "rest of the world" will complete the list of participants on 6 teams!
All teams will play at one basic group. Top four will qualify to the final play-off, 5th and 6th team will play one match for 5th position.
|Players born 1987 and younger can participate - three players from each country. List of registered juniors.|
* organizing country has 4 players in the juniors competition
defending Champion Alexey Zakharov won't participate at this category
26 juniors will participate in the Juniors Competition!
All juniors will play at one basic group. Top 8 will qualify to the final play-off. B play-off for 9th place will be played by juniors placed at 9th - 16th position, C play-off for 17th position will be played by juniors placed at 17th - 24th position and two last juniors will play for 25th position. The whole final play-off will be played with best of 7, lower play-offs only with best of 5 system.
|Players born 1965 and older can participate - two players from each country. List of registered veterans.|
Veteran tournament will be held for the first time. Therefore the organizers decided to invite some table hockey legends to participate. The invitation was send to Andras Czitrom (the organizer of the first Swedish Masters), Goran Agdur and Thomas Petersson (finalists of the SM 1986 and pioneers of the modern table hockey style). They won't be considered as representatives of particular countries and therefore some countries will have more than two participants in the tournament.
This should make the World Championship and especially the veteran tournament more attractive and more prestige.
Unfortunately Andras Czitrom won't participate.
* organizing country has 3 players in the veterans competition
26 veterans will participate in the Veterans Competition!
All veterans will play at one basic group. Top 8 will qualify to the final play-off, B play-off for 9th place will be played by veterans placed at 9th - 16th position, C play-off for 17th position will be played by veterans placed at 17th - 24th position and two last veterans will play for 25th position. The whole final play-off will be played with best of 7, lower play-offs only with best of 5 system.