These are the SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF CONTEST for WBT Masters Lillehammer.
All matches in the event will be played with screens.
The qualification phase consists of a full Round Robin (11 Rounds). Each match in Round Robin will be played over 2 X 10 boards.
After completion of the Round Robin the teams will be divided into brackets of 4 based on their final ranking in the Round Robin. Teams 1-4 play the A bracket for the title, teams 5-8 play the B bracket for 5th position and teams 9-12 play the C bracket for 9th position.
The A, B and C bracket will play Semi-Finals and Final & Losers Final to determine final position in the event. Each match will be played over 2 X 14 boards.
Teams playing Losers Final for 7th and 11th position are entitled to agree a draw or to play only 1 X 14 boards. If there is no agreement the match will be played over 2 X 14 boards.
Teams are allowed to withdraw from a match played in Semi-Finals, Finals & Losers Finals after the first segment.
Right to select opponent and Carry-Over
The winner of Round Robin is entitled to select their opponent in the Semi-finals between team ending in 3rd of 4th position. For the B and C bracket the highest ranked team will play against the lowest ranked team.
The highest ranked team in the Round Robin is guaranteed to start the Semi-Finals with a Carry-Over of a minimum of 0.1 IMP and a maximum of 12,1 IMP. Carry-Over will be calculated as 40 % of the internal match result in the Round Robin with the above limitations. For the B and C bracket the highest ranked team will be given a 0.1 IMP Carry- Over.
In the Final & Losers Final the highest ranked team in the Round Robin will start the match with a 0.1 IMP Carry-Over.
The home team shall be seated first in the first segment. The away team shall be seated first in the second segment.
In the Semi-Finals, Finals & Losers Final the highest ranked team from Round Robin will be home team.
Substitutions are allowed after each segment.
A team is entitled to use a reserve to make a full team at any stage of the event.
System Policy & Convention Card
Forcing Pass systems and HUMs are prohibited. Brown Stickers are allowed given:
- a) Properly announced to the opponents before a match or segment has started.
- b) A suggested defence against such conventions are handed in writing to the opponents before a match or segment has started.
- c) Seating rights will be awarded the non-brown sticker side.
No other restrictions than above.
Convention cards are mandatory. We encourage submitting up to date convention cards to email@example.com. We will not facilitate for manual convention cards in the playing area. We will provide a printing service for submitted convention cards.
Tournament Directors decision is final and can’t be appealed.
Our event is open for kibitzers at the table. Non- playing captains may be seated to watch any table including their own team. Players can’t kibitz their own team in the playing area.
We will broadcast one match (both tables) each Round.