From the official invitation:
The competitors of the categories (pattern, sparring) will be divided into groups of maximum 5 persons with seeded draw. In every group every competitor of the group should fight with every competitor. The two best competitors of the group will get into the pyramid system elimination round. The two bests from one group will be seeded to the opposite branch of the pyramid elimination table. The result of the pyramid system elimination will be the result of the category.
As draws are possible in the group stage of the round robin system, two or more participants might finish with equal points. In this case the umpires will apply the following criteria to determine the rankings:
- The result of the match between the two competitors is considered. If the result of that is not a draw, the winner will advance to the finals.
- In case of a draw, the results of the group stage will be considered the following way: the umpires calculate from the fight reports the record of the participant. The decisions of the umpires are considered by adding them up. The participant with a better winner record (patterns: 0:5; sparring: 0:4) will advance to the finals.
- If there is still a draw between two competitors, they have to compete against each other again.