The standard format for most divisions is two rounds of pool play (day 1 and day 2) followed by single elimination play-offs on day 3 for all teams.
Depending on the number of teams entered, some divisions may utilize pools of 7-10 teams in place of two rounds of pool play and playoffs.
All matches will be best 2 out of 3.
Awards are given to the top three teams in the Gold Championship brackets as specified in the Qualifier Manual.
Open Divisions may have a third round of pool play with the top teams advancing to a final single elimination bracket.
All Open Divisions will accept at most a maximum of 48 teams.
All USA/American/National Divisions will accept at most a maximum of 128 teams dependent on space available.