Format and Event Regulations

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The competition format is based on a qualification tournament and a main draw.

Qualification tournament

1 day single elimination with a maximum of 24 teams to qualify 4 teams and to fill any vacancy (ies) in the Main Draw due to withdrawals of Main Draw teams;

The participating teams of the qualification tournament must bear all costs related to their international travel, board and lodging.

Twenty-four (24) teams – QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT played in a Single Elimination format qualifying four (4) teams to the MAIN DRAW

Main Draw

Thirty-two (32) teams – MAIN DRAW playing in 8 pools of 4 teams in each pool (Round Robin system). The best 3 ranked teams in each pool (a total of 24 teams) will advance to the next phase of Single Elimination

Twenty four (24) teams will proceed to the single elimination phase which will be played until the bronze and gold medal matches.