Extra balls are ON.
Ball save is ON at the beginning of each ball.
Each player plays single-player qualifying games on 3 of 4 machines.
On completion of the preliminary round, the average score on each machine is calculated. A weighting factor is determined per machine, calculated by dividing the highest average by each machine's average.
The 8 players with the highest weighted aggregate scores advance to the finals.
Each final is a head-to-head two-player game.
Qualifying Finals: 1v4 2v3
Elimination Finals: 5v8 6v7
Semi Finals: Qual losers v Elim winners
In each game, choice of machine and position is given to the higher-ranked qualifier.
The two Qualifying Final winners and the two Semi Final winners advance to the Grand Final.
The Grand Final consists of 3 x four-player games.
Points awarded in each game: 4 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd, 0 points for 4th.
Random draws determine which machines are used, and the order of play in each game.
In the event of a tie for any position at the end of the Grand Final, a tie-break game is played on a randomly chosen machine.
Concurrent to the Grand Final, a playoff is held between the Semi Final losers to determine 5th place, and between the Elimination Final losers to determine 7th place. Each playoff consists of a single two-player game. Choice of position is given to the higher-ranked qualifier.