FMWC format states that each stage is held from Friday 00:01 AM (UTC+0) till Monday 11:59 PM (UTC+0). These 4 days are split into 2 sessions – the first 2 days and the last 2 days. Participants who after the previous Stage are ranked Top 30 in the world, Top 5 in each age group or Top 5 in each region, will have to complete the Stage during the first 2 days (e.g., Jan 27-28 for January Stage). All other participants will have to complete the Stage during the last 2 days (e.g., Jan 29-30 for January Stage).

Here is the Session Split for the upcoming Stage (participants are listed in alphabetical order):

Stage 8 (November 17-20)

November 17-18
Adam Reichenbach
Alejandro Rodriguez
Alwyn Birkholtz
Andrew Ngai
Anup Agarwal
Benjamin Weber
Charles Buchanan
Charles Poulain
Darryl Tan
David Brown
David Drury
Diarmuid Early
Eduardo Gonzalez Arias
Gareth Watson
Harry Gross
Ivan Rico
Jack Franken
Jānis Reinis Beikmanis
Jason Webber
John Lim
Jonathan Chui
Jorge Ivan Ayala Rojas
Joseph Michael Palisoc
Laurence Lau
Lianna Gerrish
Matthew Fried
Michael Clarke
Michael Jarman
Min Chen
Nicholas Fox
Nick Boberg
Niel Du Plessis
Ny Tsiory Rakotonanahary
Paul Dent
Peter Scharl
Ricardo Domínguez
Sameer Jagetia
Samir Asadov
Stephanie Annerose
Steve Schulz
Stevenson Yu
Tim Roberts
Willem Gerritsen
November 19-20
All others (including new participants)