How to Register for the 2005 WSC
Each country is allocated a number of places based on its past performance at World Championships. Each country's national association establishes rules for qualifying for those places, typically based on national tournament ratings or performance at qualifying tournaments. Qualified players and alternates should follow the instructions below to register with the organisers of the 2005 WSC.
Qualified players and alternates should use the online registration form to register with the organisers of the 2005 WSC and to submit biographical details for publicity purposes. A list of players who have registered will be updated regularly until the championship begins.
Event registration will be held at the hotel at 7 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday 16 November. It is obligatory that you register then. We invite all participants to join us in toasting the success of the Championships with a glass of champagne.
The provisional allocation of places based on the 2003 WSC is as follows. If a national association has posted its qualification system online, it should be linked below; if not, please send its URL to the webmaster.
* Panupol Sujjayakorn qualifies automatically as defending World Champion, and is not included in Thailand's quota of four players.
** Sweden will be participating in the WSC for the first time this year, provided it meets all criteria for entry to the event.
Should any country be unable to take up its allocation, please be considerate and decide and inform us before 31 July 2005. There will be a reserve on standby from the UK to ensure even numbers. There are a number of extra countries, not shown above, who have enquired about competing for the first time. If your country has not already done so, please confirm the name and contact details of its official country contact for further communication as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to contact countries to establish that they fulfil the criteria for sending a team to the Championships.
Further details will be announced here as soon as they are available.
If one of the players already named drops out before registration on Wednesday 16 November, then they should, if possible, be replaced by a representative from their own country.
If registered players do not turn up at registration then they will not be replaced other than if the numbers are odd when the official alternate will stand in.
If players drop out having begun the tournament, they will be replaced by the official alternate.
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