After the success of the 2004 World Master Finale, the ITSF and its partners will organize the ITSF 2005 World Championships.The event will be set up by FICB, the Italian Football Table Federation, and will take place in the mountain region of Val DAoste, in the beautiful, historic city of Saint Vincent. Today Saint Vincent is famous for its casino, and its cultural activities; literary and journalistic contests, social evenings, various shows, art exhibitions, folk festivals, sport competitions, which have brought this resort to an international level. QUALIFYING CONDITIONSQualification for the World Championships FinalesMen Singles1/ Top 3 in Open Singles in ITSF Level 1 tournaments2/ Top 16 overall in ITSF Points List as of 1-10-20053/ National Champion of ITSF Member Country (if not already qualified)4/ Wild Card for men Champion of Host CountryWomen Singles1/ Winner of Women Singles in ITSF Level 1 tournaments2/ Top 7 overall in ITSF Women Points List (top 8 if necessary to have players)The 2005 rankings will apply only to ITSF sanctioned tournaments held between 1st February and 30thSeptember 2005Official Rankings will be published on the ITSF Website http://www.table-soccer.orgOpen Doubles and Women Doubles ranking lists may be published for information onlyPlease visit the ITSF website for more information about the ranking systemhttp://www.table-soccer.org/competition/2005/world_ranking.htm ONLY PLAYERS WITH SPORT DRESS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY !!For the qualifications, each player will play a min. of 6 matches; a match is 3 sets (first to six) on 3 differenttables (one choice by each player and last one by draw).Then for the eliminations matches on Sunday :32 men will be qualified for the 1/16 finalesAll women will be qualified for the 1/4 finalesIt is single elimination matches (1 vs 32, 2 vs 31&), same system than qualification but a match is best of 3sets (first to 6) on each player table and a last game, on a draw table, if it is 1:1.There is draw for the first table to play on.ITSF rules of the game will be publish one month before the tournament.Matches will be referees by players of the competition, but please call referees only in case of problems. Lastyear only two matches was referees.