Playing system

2.4.1      The seedings to Basic Groups are based on the placement on World Ranking Open for the 3 best players in the team.

2.4.2      The participating clubs will be distributed into 2 basic groups according to their seeding using the “snake” system so that if having 2 basic groups the team seeded 1, 4, 5, 8 etc will be placed in Basic Group A.

              The teams seeded 2, 3, 6, 7 etc. will be placed in Basic Group B.

2.4.2.1  Every team shall have an equal chance to be the home team and to choose games.

2.4.2.2  The away team have the right to choose the side of the game.

2.4.3      The 4 best teams in every basic group will continue to Quarterfinals of Play Off.

2.4.4      In Quarterfinals the teams play according to this schedule:

2.4.4.1  Quarterfinal 1: Number 1 from Basic Group A – Number 4 from Basic Group B

2.4.4.2  Quarterfinal 2: Number 2 from Basic Group B – Number 3 from Basic Group A

2.4.4.3  Quarterfinal 3: Number 2 from Basic Group A – Number 3 from Basic Group B

2.4.4.4  Quarterfinal 4: Number 1 from Basic Group B – Number 4 from Basic Group A

2.4.5      In Semifinals the teams play according to this schedule:

2.4.5.1  The Winner of Quarterfinal 1 – The Winner of Quarterfinal 2

2.4.5.2  The Winner of Quarterfinal 3 – The Winner of Quarterfinal 4

2.4.6      The organizer can ask ITHF in advance for permission to use another playing system.

2.4.7      If several teams cancel their participation very late ITHF may allow the organizer to change the playing system.

2.4.7.1  Permission to change the playing system may only be given by the ITHF Executive Committee.