2015 Yeh Bros Cup (Shangahi, China April 8-12). The Qualifying Round has been completed. The top 15 teams, plus the Yeh Team, move to the Knock-out phase.
Yeh Bros 2 (Dawei Chen, Kazuo Furuta, Ehud Friedlander, Inon Liran, Michael Klukowski, Piotr Gawris) won the Qualifying Round, second was China 2 (Sun Ming, Zhong Yi, Shi Zhengjun, Ju Chuancheng, Zhuang Zejun, Shi Haojun) and Italy (Norberto Bocchi, Giorgino Duboin, Lorenzo Lauria, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa, Alfredo Versace) came third.
In the First Round of Knock-out phase (KO 1) Italy will face PD Times (Mark Ji Chen, Fu Zhong, Li Jie, Shan Sheng, Sun Gang, Patrick Huang).
Knockout Stage Format (Friday 10 – Saturday 11) – Four rounds of 32 boards (2 stanzas of 16 boards) matches in two different brackets. The top 8 teams will start in the upper bracket with knock-out match losers dropping to the lower bracket. The next 8 teams will start in the lower bracket and be eliminated with a loss. After round 3 there will be one undefeated team in the upper bracket who will progress directly to the final with a 6.5 IMP carryover. In match 3, the two losers from the upper bracket will join the 4 winners from the lower bracket to play two 3-way matches. The two winners will advance to round 4. In match 4, the loser of match 3 in upper bracket and the 2 winners of match 3 in the lower bracket will play a 3-way match for a spot in the final. In all 3-way matches, the team winning both of their matches will be the winner, otherwise total Net IMP’s will decide the winner.