WPFGF RULES: SPORT DIVISIONS
WPFG uses two systems to divide the several Team events into medal divisions.
"A”, & “B” (& “C”, etc.) DIVISIONS: These categories are normally formed during preliminary competition in an event, based strictly on the team’s performance. (Note: There are a few sports where the designations “A”, “B”, etc. have existing skill criteria, as in Bowling. See individual sport rules.)
“DIVISION I” & “DIVISION II” TEAM SPORTS: These are pre-registered Divisions and must be designated on the entry form. The following Team Sports/events may offer Division I and Division II:
- BASKETBALL (Open 5 x 5)
- ICE HOCKEY (Unisex Open)
- RUGBY (Unisex Open)
- SOCCER (Men’s Open)
- VOLLEYBALL (6 person)
Medal winners in Division I from the previous WPFG shall compete in Division I. A team must have 50% or more returning players from the medal winning team in the last WPFG to be considered a returning team.
Combination Teams may form and may represent agencies of any size within a country and shall compete in Division I. Teams from large agencies or national state/provincial agency teams shall compete in Division I.
Any team may elect to compete in Division I with WPFGF approval.
All other teams compete in Division II. A team with an established unsuccessful WPFG Division I record may petition the Host or WPFGF to be placed in Division II before the Bracketing Meeting.
WPFGF reserves the right to place a team in either Division I or Division II.