Round 1: Players will be matched by Random Selection. If there are an odd number of players in a round, then byes are awarded to past WBC Up Front Champions in the order of their incumbency to a maximum of one per player.
Round 2 through 5: Players will be matched against players with similar records. If there are an odd number of players then a bye will be given to a player randomly selected from those with the worst record. No player may receive more than one bye.
Each round will be 90 minutes.
The top eight players will advance to single elimination playoffs.