This Championship will be played initially on a round robin basis with each match of 90 minutes duration. This is followed by the KO stage with the number of qualifiers from the Round-Robin dependant on the number of entries. Typically approximately 50% of entries go to the KO. KO Matches before the Semi-Final are of 90 minutes duration with the Semi-finals of two hour duration. The Final will take place at the National Finals Weekend and will be over a four hour duration.
Dependent on entries the Round-Robin stage will take place on the Saturday with the KO stage held over to Sunday unless number of entries enables the whole Event to be completed in one day.
There will be a random draw for the round-robin groups.
The winner and runner-up in this compatition will receive paid for entry to the World Championship at Leeds in October.