2014 AJGA Qualifier Series Entry Criteria

Application Process: AJGA members should apply for an AJGA Qualifier during the application window which begins the Friday after the tournament application deadline at 3 pm ET and runs through Monday, Noon ET. The order applications are received has no effect on the qualifier field, however players must apply within this window to be considered for the initial field. Players who apply after this point may be placed on an alternate list, after those who applied during the application window, in the order they are received. Space permitting, non-members may apply one week following the AJGA Qualifier application opening to AJGA members.

The first 50 percent of the field will be filled as follows:

Step 1: Rising seniors (2015 grads) from the state of the qualifier who have yet to earn entry into a Tournament or Qualifier during the current season

Step 2: Rising seniors (2015 grads) from a bordering state of the qualifier who have yet to earn entry into a Tournament or Qualifier during the current season

Step 3: All other rising seniors (2015 grads) who have yet to earn entry into a Tournament or Qualifier during the current season

Step 4: All other rising seniors

The next 40 percent of the field will be filled as follows:

Step 5: All other grad years from the state or bordering state of the qualifier who have yet to earn entry into a Tournament or Qualifier during the current season

Step 6: All other grad years who have yet to earn entry into a Tournament or Qualifier during the current season

Step 7: All other grad years

Ties at step 1 - 7 will be broken by:

            1) Performance Based Entry status
            2) Location
                      a. Players from the state of the AJGA Qualifier
                      b. Players from a bordering state of the AJGA Qualifier
            3) Random draw

The final 10 percent of the field, as well as the alternate list, will be filled as follows:

Step 8: Applicants will be ranked according to the number of playing opportunities (Tournament & Qualifier) they have been accepted to or played with the AJGA during the current season. Those with the lowest opportunities will have a higher priority at this step.

Ties at Step 8 will be broken by:

1) Graduation Year
                      a. 2015
                      b. All other grad years
2) Random draw

Notes:

  • If there are not enough players to fill a designated step, the spots will carry over to the next step of the criteria.
  • For tiebreaker purposes, a player’s Performance Based Entry status is frozen at the start of the AJGA Qualifier application window for that week.
  • AJGA Qualifier field sizes are typically 100 players (80 boys, 20 girls). The field size and breakdown are subject to change.
  • AJGA Qualifier fields and alternate lists will be posted on Tuesday at 5 pm ET following the initial application window.
  • Approximately 10% of the AJGA Qualifier field will qualify into the actual Tournament. The exact number of spots will be posted at Qualifier registration.  Players who qualify or accept a spot in the tournament, do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status earned in the AJGA Qualifier.
  • Players accepted to a tournament field are allowed to submit an application to a corresponding AJGA Qualifier during the same week.  However, priority will first go to players not in a tournament field (true qualifier participants).  All tournament participants who apply will be put on the qualifier alternate list.  One week after the start of the initial application window, tournament participants will be allowed to fill any remaining spots in the Qualifier Field.
    • Tournament participants can apply to an AJGA Qualifier at the same time as true qualifier participants.  True qualifier participants will have one week to apply for qualifier spots before any tournament participants will be placed into the AJGA Qualifier field.
    • Tournament participants who apply during the initial application window will be ranked according to the number of playing opportunities (Tournament & Qualifier) they have been accepted to or played with the AJGA this season. Those with the lowest opportunities will have a higher priority. Ties at any step will be broken by Random Draw.

 
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