National teams taking part in the Swiss Cup Zürich are made of one male and one female gymnasts from the same country.
Female gymnasts compete on four apparatuses – Vault, Beam, Uneven Bars and Floor – and male gymnasts on six apparatuses – Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar.
The team event in a Cup System
First and second rotations
While the first rotation remains unchanged with ten teams, after the first rotation teams ranked 9 and 10 are now eliminated so that favorite teams have an early selection. The remaining teams’ points earned at the first rotation are carried over to the second one. Four additional teams are eliminated after the 2nd rotation.
From the semi-finals on (3rd rotation), the system goes to a Cup system (two teams against each other). The remaining four teams start again with 0.00 point.
The winners of both semi-finals qualify for the big final (ranks 1 and 2) and fight for the title. Both losers fight for ranks 3 and 4.