Playing system, Open class
All players are seeded to basic groups, using ITHF world ranking standings roughly one week before the tournament. After basic groups, top players advance to final group(s); score from mutual basic group matches will follow. All other participants will play placements groups; score from mutual basic group matches will not follow. The best 24 players from the final group(s) advance to playoff (best of seven matches). No bronze medal game will be played. Placement groups will not have a playoff stage. Group stage details, based on number of participants, will be announced later on.
Playing system, Junior class
1 or 2 qualification groups, best 4 players to playoffs.
Committee of Referees
The International Table Hockey Federation rules will be used.