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Seedings for the Finals -- Women1. Pavlina Brautigam 2. Samantha Saeger 3. Hillary Saeger 4. Angelica Riley 5. Gail Gagarin 6. Susan DeWitt 7. Clare Durand 8. Lynette Walker 9. Janet Tryson 10. Mary Jones 11. Valerie Meyer 12. Heidi Onkst 13. Dasha Babushok 14. Kseniya Popova 15. Val Duca 16. Maryann Cassidy
Round 1: New for this year -- the possibility to advance on time if you aren't in the top 2 in your group. Group 1 - Pavlina, Lynette, Janet, Maryann Group 4 - Angelica, Gail, Heidi, Dasha First two in each group go to A bracket, section 1, plus the next fastest finisher; remaining 3 go to B bracket, section 1. Group 3 - Hillary, Susan, Valerie, Kseniya Group 2 - Samantha, Clare, Mary, Val First two in each group go to A bracket, section 2, plus the next fastest finisher; remaining 3 go to B bracket, section 2.
Round 2: A Bracket (The Top Ten): First 2 in A bracket section 1 and first 2 in A bracket section 2 go A final, plus the next fastest finisher. Remaining 5 go to A consolation. B Bracket (6): First 1 in B bracket section 1 and first 1 in B bracket section 2 go B final, plus the next fastest finisher. Remaining 3 go to B consolation.
Round 3: A final (The Fab Five) A consolation (5) B final (3) B consolation (3)