Women Pairs format
At the end of the qualification, the pairs will be split into Semifinal A and B, each containing 16 pairs (two pairs will drop in into semifinal A from the McConnell final).
Both semifinals will play a full round robin of 15 rounds, 3 boards per round.
At the end, the top 12 pairs from Semifinal A and the two top pairs from Semifinal B will qualify to Final A.
There will be a linear carry over from qualification to Semifinal A, the winner being awarded two tops, and the last qualified getting 0 MP, whilst there will be no carry over from qualification to Semifinal B.
There will be a linear carry over from Semifinals A and B to Final A as well, equal to one top to the winner of Semifinal A and 0 MP to the last qualified from Semifinal A. The two pairs qualified from Semifinal B will be awarded, respectively, the carry-over of the sixth and ninth qualified from Semifinal A.
The 14 pairs qualified to Final A will play a double Round Robin, 26 rounds of two boards each.