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The planned formats for the events, based on the WCF event regulations, are given below but may be revised after discussion with the tournament manager once the final size of entry is known.

The Championship is a best of three 13-point game block play involving 8 blocks of 10 players, followed by a knockout involving the top 4 players from each block (with play-offs for qualification if required). Time limits will not be used unless they become necessary to complete the event. Play-offs in accordance with WCF Regulations to determine progression to the knock-out stage will be arranged between contestants who finish the block stage on the same number of match wins. All matches in the knockout will be best of three, except that the quarter-finals onwards will be best of five if time permits. All games will be single banked, except in an emergency.

Players who do not qualify for the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Plate event. This will be played as multiple blocks of all-play-all, single or double 13-point games, leading to an 8-player best of three knockout. The winner will receive a WCF salver.

Players who are first round losers in the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Bowl event. This event will be played as a best of three 13-point game knockout. The winner will receive a WCF salver.

The Shield event will use the approach of paragraph 5.2 of Appendix 8 of the WCF Sports Regulations, and will be a best of three 13-point game knockout for those losing in the second round of the Championship. The winner will receive a WCF salver.

A Z event for all those not involved in other events on Saturday may be arranged.

Outline timetable:

Friday 26th July10am-5pm: Optional practice (Lawn availability is subject to maintenance requirements.)
6pm: Player Briefing @ Sussex County followed by
7pm: Opening Ceremony
Saturday 27th JulyChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Sunday 28th JulyChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Monday 29th JulyChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Social Evening @ Sussex County
Tuesday 30th JulyChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Wednesday 31st JulyAM: Championship: 1 round per player of block play
PM: Championship Block play-offs @ Sussex County
PM: Championship Knockout draw @ Sussex County
Social evening @ Sussex County, sponsored by McDonalds
Thursday 1st AugustChampionship Knockout First Round @ Sussex County
Plate
Bowl @ Sussex County
Friday 2nd AugustChampionship quarter-finals @ Compton
Plate
Bowl and Shield @ Sussex County
Saturday 3rd AugustChampionship semi-finals @ Sussex County
Plate quarter-finals and semi-finals @ Compton
Bowl and Shield semi-finals @ Sussex County
Z event @ Sussex County
Sunday 4th AugustChampionship, Plate, Bowl and Shield Finals @ Sussex County
Closing Ceremony @ Sussex County.

Play will start at 9:30 am each day and continue until dusk if necessary (games are at all four venues except where noted).

Opening/Closing Ceremonies and Social Events

The Opening Ceremony and Player Briefing will be held at Sussex County and is open to players, accompanying supporters, and officials free of charge. Players with national uniforms are invited to wear them: a group photograph will be taken.

The Closing Ceremony and Prize-giving will be held at Sussex County and is open to all.  Players are requested to wear their national uniforms or whites.

A social evening will be held at the club on Monday 29th July at Sussex County, to which all players, their accompanying parents/supporters and officials are invited.