Played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28–October 5. This stage features 32 groups of four players, with two tables per day hosting one group each. The player who tops each group will progress to Stage Two.
The 32 stage one group winners split into eight further groups of four, with two groups per day played over two tables.
The eight Stage Two Group Winners battle it out over two final groups, with the two group winners contesting the best-of-5 final
The final two group winners compete in a best-of-five final for the title, an additional £20,000 and a place in the Champion of Champions.