As we know from previous tournaments, the players both want to play against as many of the other teams as possible and also play primarily against teams on their own handball level. Due to this we are planning the following tournament format:
- First phase: Express League
All teams play each other in very short matches (estimated 7 min, depending on number of teams registered).
- Second phase: Group stage
The results from the first matches give a ranking, where the top half will play each other in one or more pools. The lower ranked teams will also play each other in one or more pools. The number of pools will be decided by the number of registered teams. These matches will last in total between 20 and 40 minutes.
- Third phase: Knock-out
The results from the group stage will decide who plays each other in the knock-out stage. These matches will last in total between 20 and 40 minutes.
We will end up with 2 finals: One for the lower ranked teams (B-final), and one for the highest ranked teams (A-final).