Stage 1– Round Robin Pool –
Players are placed into eight (8) randomly selected pools of eight (8) players and play one STRIKE 3 match against each player in their pool; seven matches in total, playing one player per lane. Based on total wins within their pool over the seven matches played, four players will progress from each pool to the Top 32 Knockout Finals. If there is a tie in any pool for the final position to progress from Stage 1, the player/s to move to the next stage will be determined by the fewest amount of shots taken to win their pool matches. If a tie remains, one STRIKE 3 match between the players, regardless of how many are tied, will determine the player/s who progress to the Knockout Finals.
Stage 2- Knockout Finals
Qualifying players are seeded 1st to 32nd, based on the number of wins and shots taken in Stage 1- Round Robin Pool. In the instance of a tie on both wins and shots taken, the players’ names will be ‘drawn from a hat’ to determine their seeding position. 1st will play 32nd etc. and players will play one STRIKE 3 match to determine the winner of each knockout match. The winners continue to move through each knockout round until a final is played between the remaining two players to determine the tournament winner. This format will be used for all matches, including the final.