The officially recognized international events are: Singles, Doubles, Team of Five, individual All-Events and Masters. Each individual plays three rounds, with each round consisting of six games; rankings will be decided by total scores.
The preliminary round in the masters' competition narrows the number of contestants to 16. This group of 16 then plays individual games against one another. Each contestant plays 16 games at this stage, receiving 10 points for each win and 5 points for a tie. Three finalists are selected at the end of this round.
The second and third place finishers then play one game against each other, with the loser finishing in third and the winner advancing to the final match. This person and whoever finished first in the group of the 16 round play for the championship.