The competition will be based on a five-round Swiss system format and all participants will be guaranteed five matches throughout the day. The whole event is designed to allow players of equal ability competitive matches during the course of the day.
The English Open Cup is now the major event in England to crown the English Champions and used as the main selection process for the FISTF World Cup.
The four categories are U15, Open, Veteran and International, and each will have its own individual Swiss System. There will also be sub-categories for the Open and Vets allowing all participants a chance of winning a trophy.
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