In September 2017, BISFed indicated the following, “The Female quota will not apply to Regional Opens in 2018, 2019 and 2020; however, participating countries are encouraged to consider including more Females at Regional Opens. In addition, females who are entered in BISFed-sanctioned competitions from 2019 will be required to play in a minimum number of ends per match. The precise requirements will be announced in due course.”
The requirements regarding Female participation in BISFed-sanctioned events from 2019 will be:
For all World Opens, Regional Championships and the 2020 Paralympic Games, the Female quota will be as follows: Each Team and Pair must include at least one female athlete, and at least one Female athlete must play a minimum of one end in each match. Failure to comply with the female quota will result in that match being forfeited.