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Some changes have been made for the WOC 2023 rules compared to the previous WOC Rules. These changes are shown in bold text.
1. The W.O.F. W.O.C.-rules:
From the W.O.F. statutues:
Unless ruled otherwise by the WOF, only WOF-member nations can send contestants to the WOC. The possibility for a non-member nation to send contestants shall be decided by the WOF head council prior to the tournament. Applications must be received by the WOF at least one month before the WOC. The WOF recognises two types of member nations: National Federations and Nations with Contact Person. Federations are allowed to send a full team (the team is up to four players no more than three being of the same gender + one extra youth player).
Nations with Contact Person can send one player + one extra youth player, to the WOC.
In case of an odd number of participants, the host country may enter an additional player (see II.2).
All WOF Members have to register the number of the national team latest 30th August, 2023. Each team can be composed of one to five players. No more than three players on a team may be of the same gender (except the extra youth player who can be in any gender).
All WOF members have to register their players name latest 15th September, 2023.
Players qualified by the Confederation Championship series, get personal invitation.
Changes of players.
Any changes of numbers of team made after 30th August, 2023 require the express permission of the head tournament director.
Any changes of players in the team made after 15th September, 2023 require the express permission of the head tournament director.
In any event, all changes of players must be made before the start of the first round. No changes are allowed after play has begun.
The team championship will be decided based on the best three results from the team. All players are eligible to win the WOC. All women are eligible to compete for the WWOC title.
//2.3 WOF minimum requirements
In order to retain Federation status, Federations must send the results of their tournaments to the WOF Rating list. They must be sent by the deadline for WOC registration. (Preferably the results of all tournaments, but at the very least the WOC qualification tournaments.) To be able to represent a country at the WOC, a player must: a) be citizen of the country OR b) be resident in the country for 6 months within the 12 months ending on the date of the WOC. National Federations may impose more strict rules if they wish.
For the 2023 W.O.C., all National Federations who fullfill the requirement, can send 4+1 players.
Federations are allowed to send a full team (up to four players, no more than three being of the same gender).
Federation can send one extra youth player.
Se point 6 for list of WOF federations.
The requirement 2023:
* Federations must announce their representatives to the WOC before the WOC deadline.
* Federations must have a WOC qualification process for its team that involves at least 1 tournament.
* Federations must send the results of all tournaments involved in the WOC qualification process and the National championship to the WOF Ratings Committee. Federations are encouraged to send all their results to the WOF Ratings committee. Latest 15th August.
* Federations must organize a National championship
* Federations must send a yearly annual meeting protocol in English
* Link and logo to worldothello.org and woc2023.worldothello.org. at federation homepage and social media pages.
* Federations must comply with rules established by WOF
If you're interested in participating in the 2023 W.O.C., and you live in one of the named associationes below, please contact your local federation for information on how to qualify. (You can find how to contact your federation at the World Othello Federation homepage, www.worldothello.org).
In order for any player to be properly registered to participate at the 2023 W.O.C., the respective National Federation Chairman must register their players in the registration form we have sent out to all WOF members. Before July 31st the chairman must register in the number of expected participants and latest 15th September the names of the entire team.
3. Associated members and Friendly members
A nation that are "Associated member" or "Friendly member", can ask W.O.C. TD-group to send 1 player + 1 extra youth player.
Se point 7 for list of WOF members.
* Organize an National Champions and/or and W.O.C. qualification.
If you are interested in participating in the 2023 W.O.C., and you live in one of the countries who have "Countries with contact person"-membership, please contact the tournament director and we can help you contact the appropriate person. This must be done before July 31st.
4. Non members and Friendly membership.
If you are interested in participating in the 2023 W.O.C. and live in a country which does not have W.O.C. qualifications or a federation, please contact the tournament director before July 31st..
A player is not registered for the W.O.C. 2023 until they're listed on the W.O.C. 2023 player list at the W.O.C. 2023 teams-page. Any player not on the list is not qualified for the W.O.C.. It's important that the National Federation's chairman or contact person responsible quickly contacts the tournament director after the national qualifications are done!
6. National Othello Federations
which are qualified to send 3+1 players + 1 extra youth player:
|Ivory Coast Othello Association||Australian Othello Federation||India Othello Association||Belgium Othello Federation||Argentina Othello Federation||Canada Othello Association
|South African Othello Federation||China Othello Association||Iran Othello Federation||British Othello Association||Brazil Othello Federation||United States Othello Association
|Hong Kong Othello Association||Pakistan Othello Association||Czech Republic Othello Federation|
|Japan Othello Association||Denmark Othello Federation|
|Korea Othello Association||Deutschland Othello Club|
|Malaysia Othello Association||Finland Othello Federation|
|Mongolia Othello Federation||France Othello Federation|
|Singapore Othello Association||Greece Othello Federation|
|Taiwan Othello Federation||Israel Othello federation|
|Thailand Othello Federation||Italy Othello Federation|
|Netherlands Othello Federation|
|Norway Othello Federation|
|Poland Othello Federation|
|Russia Othello Federation|
|Spain Othello Association|
|Sweden Othello Federation|
|Switzerland Othello Federation|
|Ukraine Othello Federation|
7. Associated members & Friendly members.
Nations who are members in WOF, not have an National Federation, but want to have the possibility to send 1 player + 1 extra youth player. Please contact the tournament director for more information.
This must be done before August 30th! Earlier is better! You find all WOF members and status here.
8. Extra youth player:**
Each W.O.F. member can allow one youth player to attend to the W.O.C.
Each member nation is allowed to send one additional young player as team member.
A player qualifies as “Youth” if he/she is aged 16 or less on the 31st of December 2023 (i.e. : he/she must be born later than the 31st of December 2006)
The youth player is included in the 4+1 national team!
The extra Youth player should also be registered latest August 30th, 2023, for the W.O.C. 2023, Italy. The name registered latest 15th September, 2023.
Parents and follower to youth players need to register August 30 th, 2023. One parent/follower per youth player.
**This rule has been temporarily changed for WOC 2023.