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WOC Registrations

For questions about W.O.C. 2019, contact us by woc2019@worldothello.org.
1. The W.O.F. W.O.C.-rules:
From the W.O.F. statutues:
//2.1 Nations 
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). 
//2.2 Players 
All Federations have to register their national team latest 31st July, 2019. 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 Nations with Contact Person have to register their player latest 31st July, 2019.

Changes of players.
Any changes made after 31st July 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. 
2. Associations
For the 2019 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).
Se point 6 for list of WOF federations.
The requirement 2019:
* 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.
* Federations must arrange National championship
* Federations must send a yearly annual meeting protocol in English
* Link and logo to worldothello.org and woc2019.worldothello.org. at federation homepage.
* Federations must comply with rules established by WOF 
If you're interested in participating in the 2019 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 2019 W.O.C., the respective National Federation Chairman must register their players in the registration form wh have been sent out to all WOF members. Before July 31st the chairman must register in the number of expected participants and the names of the entire team.
3. Countries with contact person-membership
A nation that  are "Countries with contact person"-member, can ask W.O.C. TD-group to send 1 player + 1 extra youth player.
Se point 7 for list of WOF members.
The requirment:
* Organize an National Champions and/or and W.O.C. qualification.
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 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 also must be done before July 31st.
4. Non members and Friendly membership.
If you are interested in participating in the 2018 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..
5. Important:
A player is not registered for the W.O.C. 2019 until they're listed on the W.O.C. 2019 player list at the W.O.C. 2019 homepage. 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:

Africa Confederation: Asia Confederation: Europa Confederation: Pan-America Confederation:
Ivory Coast Othello Association Australia Othello Association Belgium Othello Federation Argentina Othello Federation
  China Othello Association British Othello Association Brazil Othello Federation
  Hong Kong Othello Association Czech Republic Othello Federation Canada Othello Association
  India Othello Association Denmark Othello Federation United States Othello Association
  Iran Othello Federation Deutshland Othello Club  
  Israel Othello Federation Finland Othello Federation  
  Japan Othello Association France Othello Federation  
  Korea Othello Association Greece Othello Federation  
  Malaysia Othello Association Italy Othello Federation  
  Mongolia Othello Association Netherlands Othello Federation  
  Singapore Othello Association Norway Othello Federation  
  Taiwan Othello Federation Poland Othello Federation  
  Thailand Othello Federation Russia Othello Federation  
    Spain Othello Association  
    Sweden Othello Federation  
    Switzerland Othello Federation  
    Ukraine Othello Federation  

7. WOF -membership.
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 July 31st! Earlier is better! You find all WOF members and status here.

Africa Confed Asia Confed Europa Confed Pan America Confed
Algeria Bangladesh Austria Chile
Burkina Faso Indonesia Belarus Colombia
Egypt Iraq Croatia Ecuador
Kenya Maldives Cyprus Mexico
South Africa New Zeeland Estonia Peru
  Pakistan Hungary Puerto Rico
  Philippines Lithuanis Uruguay
  Vietnam Moldavia Venezuela

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 “young” if he/she is aged 14 or less on the 31st of December 2019 (i.e. : he/she must be born later than the 31st of December 2004).

The youth player is included in the 3+1 national team!

The extra Youth player should also be registered latest July 31st, 2019, for the W.O.C. 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. IF needed the name of the youth player can be registered latest 1st September. If this is needed, because of school championship or other youth tourneys, contact the woc2019@worldothello.org before 31/7.