The WCF World Championship and British Open Singles will be played as one event. A maximum of 80 entries will be accepted. Players will be drawn into one of eight all-play-all Blocks. The top four from each block will be drawn into a 32 player best of 3 knockout to decide the winner.
40 places in Singles will be allocated to players nominated by the WCF. The CA has decided that 32 of its places will be allocated, in order of CGS grade (with a minimum of 1800), to entrants who have competed in a CA fixture during the past two years. The further eight places will be allocated to players nominated by the CA Organising Committee (players wishing to be considered for nomination for these eight places should inform the CA secretary). Entries close on 31 March.
For the Block stage of Singles, players will be drawn so as to give blocks with similar distributions of CGS grade and to minimise the chances of players from the same country being in the same block. The eight highest graded players (as at the closing date) to finish in the top two positions of their block will be seeded in the knockout stage.
Entry Fees, which includes entry to the players barbecue on Sunday 1 July, will be as follows:
WCF and British Open Singles: 50 pounds
British Open Doubles: 10 pounds per player.