This event is a 10 teams invitational round robin with each team consisting of 4 open players and 1 female player. It will feature most of the top players from Southern Africa and offers a total prize pool of R50,000. IM Norms are possible and the average rating is expected to exceed 2200 across the open field.

The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes + 15 minutes to complete the game with 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.