The championship will be a singles event, for the WCF Trophy donated by Stephen Mulliner, with three consolation events. Suggested formats for these, based on the WCF event regulations, are given below but these may be revised after discussion with the tournament manager and once the final size of entry is known.
The format of the main event will be best of three, 13-point game block play involving 4 blocks of up to 6 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 wins. All matches in the knockout will be best of three,, except that the final 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 main event will proceed to the Plate event. This will be played as an all-play-all, single 13-point game block. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
Players who are first round losers in the knockout stage of the main event will proceed to the Bowl event. This event will be played as a best of three knockout. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
The Shield event will use the approach of paragraph 5.3 of Appendix 8 of the Sports Regulations, and will be a single 13-point game knockout for those losing in the Quarter-Finals of the Main Event and the Bowl. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
The envisaged format of all consolation events may be altered in the event that players choose not to participate.