The tournament format and time schedules are subject to change, before or during the championship, and at the discretion of the organizing committee. This decision will be taken in consultation with the Chief Tournament Director (CTD).
The tournament will follow the WBF 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge as amended from time to time. The Applicable Supplemental Conditions of Contest shall be circulated before the start of the tournament.
WBF system policy shall be followed throughout the tournament. The Brown Sticker Conventions are not allowed in the Swiss League Stage of Team of Four Event and in Elimination Stage of Pairs events. The pairs employing Brown Sticker Conventions in the knock-out stage of Team Events must submit their convention with written defense to the CTD before the start of the last round of Swiss League Stage. Multi 2D is allowed, provided a written defense against the convention is provided to the opponents before the start of the round.
Psyche of a conventional bid is not permitted at any stage of any event. Psyches are not permitted during Swiss League Stage of Team of Four Silver Event and Elimination 1 and 2 stage of Open Pairs event.
Applicable Supplemental Conditions of Contest