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2016 Open Qualifier Entry Criteria

(This entry criteria applies to AJGA Qualifiers taking place prior to Open tournaments).

 

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 Open Qualifier field will be filled as follows:

Step 1: Rising seniors (2017 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 (2017 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 (2017 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 Open Qualifier 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(highest to lowest)
  2. Location
    1. Players from the state of the AJGA Qualifier
    2. Players from a bordering state of the AJGA Qualifier
  3. Number of current-season AJGA tournament or qualifier opportunities (lowest to highest)
  4. Random draw

 

The final 10 percent of the Open Qualifier  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
    1. 2017
    2. All other grad years
  2. Performance Based Entry status (highest to lowest)
  3. Random draw

 

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