Bid Allocations

The number of bids to Nationals for a team in any division is dependent on the number of teams in that division.  All bids will trickle down as specified in this year’s Qualifier Manual.

 

OPEN DIVISION

# Teams
Entered
Number of  Bids by Age Division
18 Open 17 Open 16 Open 15 Open 14 Open 13 Open
less than 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 – 11 1
8 – 15 1 1 1 1
8 – 11 1
12 – 15 2
12 – 48 2
16 – 23 2 2 2 2
16 – 48 3
24 – 48 3 3 3 3

 

USA DIVISION

# Teams
Entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
18 USA 17 USA 16 USA 15 USA 14 USA 13 USA
less than 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 – 11 1
12 – 48 2
8 – 15 1 1 1 1 1
16 – 23 2 2 2 2 2
24-128 3 3 3 3 3

 

AMERICAN/NATIONAL DIVISIONS

# Teams
Entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
18 Amer 17 Amer 16 Amer 15 Amer 14 Amer 13 Amer 12 Nat 12 Amer 11 Nat
less than 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 – 128 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

The actual number of bids available to be awarded in 2020 can be seen by clicking here.

Trickle Down

“Trickle down” is the process/flow of the bid should a higher finishing team already be qualified.

If one or more teams wins a bid award position at a National Qualifier and previously earned a bid at another National Qualifier, the bid can trickle-down to the next highest finishing team provided that the team is no lower than eighth place or 50% of the field size, whichever is smaller.  In the event that any team qualifies in more than one qualifier, the bid will be reallocated per the Qualifier Manual.

Trickle down also means there is the possibility of needing to play out 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th place in the tournament.  This may extend your anticipated tournament end by at least one match.  Penalties as listed below are still in effect.  For these reasons, we do not recommend scheduling flights out of Minneapolis until 7:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Penalty for Rejection of Bid

There can be serious consequences for teams who reject a bid.  These consequences are outlined in the Qualifier Manual.

If an Open team earns a bid or a USA/American/National team accepts a bid but does not participate in the JNC in the division in which it won the bid, that team, its coaches, its club director and the remainder of the teams in that club will be suspended from participation in all National Qualifying events for the following season.

New for 2020:  Teams in 18 Open may NOT decline a bid.  This is in the 2020 Qualifier Manual.