In the interest of clarity, I draw your attention to the fact that from 1 January 2004 changes were made to the rules concerning exemptions (couples denoted with a star) in WDSF World Ranking Competitions.
Only couples that hold a ranking of 1 to 50 on the WDSF World Ranking List are able to obtain an exemption from the first round of WDSF World Ranking Tournaments.
Couples placed from 1 to 50 of the WDSF World Ranking List must confirm their entry no later than eight (8) days before the competition.
If there are any late entries of such couples, it is left to the discretion of the organiser whether these couples can participate in the competition. If allowed to participate, these couples will be required to dance from the first round.