The tournament was played by the rejection system (before the start of a game players alternately rejected opening rules until only one set of opening rules was remained). Opening rules were Sakata, Soosyrv, Taraguchi. If a player had not a dan then he/she could demand the using of RIF (classic) rules.
Two groups, 4 best players from each group advanced to the final which is played at January-February 2010. The results of semifinal games are not counted in the final.
Sakata 20 (40%)
Taraguchi 15 (30%)
Soosyrv 10 (20%)
RIF 5 (10%)
Total 50 games
In 1 (6.67%) of 15 games by Taraguchi rules five 5th alternative moves were made.