Entry information

The global Mölkky community is experiencing a surge in participation, thanks to a growing number of players worldwide. Particularly noteworthy is the escalating interest in Japan, where the player base has seen a rapid increase, boasting over 1 million enthusiasts.

In preparation for the 2024 World Championships, the International Mölkky Organization (IMO) has introduced an entry quota and a specified entry period. This initiative aims to ensure an equitable opportunity for players from each member country of the IMO. Entries for this competition will be processed in strict accordance with the established rules set forth by the IMO.

If your team consists of multiple countries, the following rules apply.
In the case of a team consisting of different nationalities, registration should be made by the nationality with the highest percentage in the team.
If the ratio is the same, please refer to the example below to select the IMO country for entry.

Example)

  • ・Team with 3 Spain and 1 Germany: Enter from "Spain"
  • ・Team with 2 Spain, 1 Germany and 1 France: enter from "Spain"
  • ・Team of 2 Spain and 2 Germany: enter from either "Spain" or "Germany" (*In case of evenly divided countries of origin, please enter the team leader's country)
  • ・Team of 1 Turkey, 1 Belgium, 1 Australia, and 1 France: Enter either "Turkey" or "Belgium" or "Australia" or "France" (*If the countries are equally divided, please enter the team leader's country. )
  • *In the following cases, please proceed from another entry window for domestic entries in Japan:
    - If more than half of the team members reside in Japan or are individuals with Japanese nationality.
    - If the team members are evenly distributed among countries, and the team representative is a resident of Japan.
  • *In the following case, please apply during the “General Entry” period, which is scheduled to start on 1 April 2024:
    - If players from non-IMO member nations exceed half of the team members.

The entry pages are separated by nation, so please identify your team’s nationality before accessing the entry page.

Entry Outline

  • #1 - 1st Phase - Entry from IMO Member Nations (except for Japan)

    ●Entry Qualification: Team members belong to an IMO member nation (except for Japan)

    ●Entry Period: From 12:00 UTC on 20 January to 23:59 UTC on 20 February

    ●Capacity: 260 teams in total (each nation has a limit of 17 teams)

    ●Selection Method : Entries accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

    • >Entry page available here (handled through LivePocket)
  • #2 - 2nd Phase - Entry from IMO Member Nations (except for Japan)

    ●Entry qualifications: Team members belong to an IMO member nation (except for Japan)

    • *There is no nation-specific limit to apply

    ●Entry Period: From 12:00 UTC on 1 March to 23:59 UTC on 20 March

    ●Capacity: The remaining slots that were not filled during the 1st phase up to the limit of 260

    ●Selection Method: By Lottery (*Lottery date is tentatively scheduled for 23 March)

    • >Entry page available here (handled through LivePocket)
  • #3 Domestic Entry
    (Advanced Entry)

    ●Entry qualifications: All team members shall be residents of Japan and be registered as JMA players.
    (General players, student players, junior players are all accepted)

    ●Entry Period: From 12:00 on 17 February to 23:59 on 29 February

    ●Capacity: 160 teams

    ●Selection Method: Entries accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

    • >Entry page available here (handled through LivePocket)
  • #4 Entry in Japanese
    (general quota entry)

    ●Entry qualifications: Residents of Japan or Japanese nationals residing overseas

    ●Entry Period: From 12:00 on 1 March to 23:59 on 20 March

    ●Capacity:
    100 teams (plus the number of teams remaining if the number of [advanced entries] does not reach the limit)

    ●Selection Method: Lottery system (date of lottery: March 23 (tentative))

    • >Entry page available here (handled through LivePocket)
  • #5 General Entry (Remaining Slots)

    ●Entry qualifications: None (anyone may apply)

    ●Entry Period: From 12:00 UTC on 1 April to 23:59 UTC on 20 April
    (From 21:00 on 1 April to 8:59 on 21 April Japan time)

    ●Capacity: up to the maximum number of total capacity

    ●Selection Method: By Lottery (*Lottery date is tentatively scheduled for 21 April)

    • >Entry page available here (handled through LivePocket)
  • #6 Special priority quota by IMO

    ●Entry qualifications: Invitation only

    ●Entry Period: - March 20

    ●Capacity: Approx. 50 teams