The fights will be fought in super heavy weight category +95kg.
20 contestants will enter, 4 of them as reserve.
The contestants will be divided into two groups, 8 contestants in each group, 8 masters and 8 pretenders. This will mean that in first round two of the best will meet each other. The contestants will draw their opponents for the first round.
The rules of the draw :
a). the masters draw odd numbers, from 1 – 15
b). the pretenders draw even numbers, from 2 – 16
First round bouts : 1 vs. 2, 3 vs. 4, 5 vs. 6, etc.
One bout is an armfight to four wins. Possible end results are : 4:0, 4:1 or 4:3, which makes a maximum of 7 rounds.
The tournament will be fought by classic cup rules, one loss, with the following ladder:
TOP 16 RULES PT. II
Today we present more of the rules for TOP 16.
The whole tournament is going to be played by the classic cup ladder system. One loss ends a fight, with one exception. Those who lost in first round will go on to fight in play – offs. In the play – offs the contestants will fight for a chance to start in the next TOP 16 tournament. Those will be the 8 who lost in the first round.
The fighters will be divided into 4 pair, and the winners (same rules apply – armfight to 4 wins) will win a start in the next TOP 16. Those who lose will be replaced by the ones from the reserves list.
Two TOP 16 tournaments will be played in 2014, each of them consisting of 4 rounds. The tournament will begin in May and end in December.
The planned location of the tournament is Las Vegas, but there is also a chance it will take place in other locations around the world. Which ones? That’s a surprise?