The draw for the Open Category 
The draw will be made on Friday evening. There will be 5 basic groups, so we need to divide players with respect to their playing level and their nationality. It means that there will be used strict rules for the draw.
The player's level is taken from the World Ranking (because it's probably the only possibility how to compare so many players from different countries), so once again big thanks to Martin Arenlind who is the author of this ranking. The used ranking is as it was on 17th May 2005.
There will be created baskets containing 5 players of the equal level (according to the World Ranking). Then these 5 players will be divided into 5 groups. The distribution will be restricted by counts of players of the same nationality at each group. It means that not all players from 5 in one basket can go to every basic group. The accessible groups for each player will be displayed by each player. The draw will be made with a help of computer and data projector, so everybody will be able to see...
You can see at the picture the draw for Henrik Brodin. He is the 1st player to be drawn from this basket of 5 players. He is 1st one because he has only one possiblity (the least possibilities from all players from this basket) of the group he can go into. If there would be more players with the same count of possibilities, then the player who is better at the World Ranking would be taken first.
How is possible that Henrik can go only to the group 4 (and in fact there is no draw for him)? There are 9 Swedish players in the Open Category. It means that at every group there has to be at least 1 Swedish player and no more than 2 players from Sweden. In fact there will be 4 groups with 2 Swedish players and 1 group with 1 Swedish player. In our situation there isn't any Swedish player in group 4 and Henrik is the last Swedish player to be drawn, so he has to go to group 4.
You can also see that both Russian players from this basket can go only into groups 1, 2 and 3, not into group 5 (group 4 is already designated for Henrik). It's caused by the fact the in group 5 there are already 2 Russian players.
With respect to the described rules the draw will continue for all players. The number of a group will be always drawn by organizers using sheets with numbers (corresponding to the numbers of accessible groups for each player).


Official labels 
There will be an official result sheet by every game. The winner of each match has to write the result after the match into this sheet (when the result is a tie, one of the opponents has to write the result). The result sheet will contain many small selfadhesive labels.
Description of a label at the result sheet:
Top ... Player 1
Bottom ... Player 2
Rnd 2 ... number of the round in the group
4  40 ... Group 4, game number 40
Result area ... Score of player one is at left
Winner area ... Please, mark who won or if it was a tie  this is just for being sure that you wrote result in a right way
The small selfadhesive label will be taken away by organisers after each round. All small labels will be sticked to a special paper  each paper for each round / group. Organisers will write results from this official collection of small labels to computer and will publish it at the playing hall and at Internet.


Player sheet 
All players will get their personal sheet which will be just for their own convenience. There will be a list of all matches in a group. This sheet isn't an official one, it's just for players and this sheet will be kept by players after the competition.
Description of player sheet:
Team ... Finnish or Swedish hockey figures
Pts. ... the sum of won points (just for information for player, not the official data)


Promoting into final groups in Open category 
Top 10 players from each group will promote into 2 final groups (A1 + A2) this way:
a1  a2
a4  a3
a5  a6
a8  a7
a9  a10
b2  b1
b3  b4
b6  b5
b7  b8
b10  b9
c1  c2
... etc. up to
e9  e10
Where a1 means the best player at the 1st basic group, ... First column is A1 final group, 2nd column is A2 final group.


Draw for the Team Competition 
There will be draw on Friday deciding which teams will meet at the qualifying matches. There will be also drawn numbers for all other teams. The numbers will be used for making fixtures for the team competition. The formula is as shown:
Round 1:
1  8,
2  7,
3  6,
4  5
Round 2:
1  2,
7  3,
6  4,
8  5
Round 3:
2  8,
3  1,
4  7,
5  6
Round 4:
2  3,
1  4,
7  5,
8  6
Round 5:
3  8,
4  2,
5  1,
6  7
Round 6:
3  4,
2  5,
1  6,
8  7
Round 7:
4  8,
5  3,
6  2,
7  1
Ladies teams:
Round 1:
1  6,
2  5,
3  4
Round 2:
1  2,
5  3,
6  4
Round 3:
2  6,
3  1,
4  5
Round 4:
2  3,
1  4,
6  5
Round 5:
3  6,
4  2,
5  1
The qualified teams from the qualifying matches will use the numbers remaining numbers at both groups  the team with less number from the draw for qualification will use the less number also in group...


Sheets for the Team Competition 
There will special match sheets for both teams competitions (Open and Ladies).
There will be a list of players from both teams. The team has to mark players who will play at this match (new player can be added to the list too, important is only to use up to 9 players during the whole team competition). Marking must be made by numbering players from 1 to 5.
Players with the same numbers from both teams play in the first round. This is written at the fixture for 1st round at the sheet.
The team which doesn't move when playing next rounds is that team which was better at the last WCh (or by the World Ranking if the team wasn't at the last WCh). So there is this ranking: Sweden,
Norway,
Finland,
Czech Republic,
Russia,
Latvia,
Germany,
Slovakia,
Hungary,
Austria,
Italy,
Belarus,
Denmark,
Estonia,
Ukraine,
Team Rest of the World. The team with a better placement at basic group doesn't move at playoffs matches.
There is awarded 1 point for each winning match and no point for a tie match or lost match. Teams should fill the awarded points at the paper.
After marking numbers by players at the team sheet, organizers will take the sheet to computer and bring back the 2nd version of the team sheet.
At the 2nd version there are just names of 5 players from both teams. There are also fixtures with names of players for all matches.
(all results at pictures are just casual and have no connection to the reality...)


Draw for Ladies, Junior and Veteran categories 
There will be made a draw also for ladies, junior and veteran categories on Friday. There will be drawn just numbers for all players. These numbers will be used at fixtures for these competitions. Formula is as follows:
Fixture for 26 players:
Round 1:
1  26,
2  25,
3  24,
4  23,
5  22,
6  21,
7  20,
8  19,
9  18,
10  17,
11  16,
12  15,
13  14
Round 2:
26  25,
1  24,
2  23,
3  22,
4  21,
5  20,
6  19,
7  18,
8  17,
9  16,
10  15,
11  14,
12  13
... and so on (the turning system) ...
Fixture for 21 players:
Round 1:
1  21,
2  20,
3  19,
4  18,
5  17,
6  16,
7  15,
8  14,
9  13,
10  12
Round 2:
21  20,
1  19,
2  18,
3  17,
4  16,
5  15,
6  14,
7  13,
8  12,
9  11
... and so on ...


