Performance Based Entry

Step 2: Building Status

Players will fall into one of the following categories:

(1) FULLY EXEMPT:

Players with a top finish at a top-tier national junior tournament (including non-AJGA tournaments).

  • Fully Exempt players have first priority into AJGA Open and Junior All-Star Series tournaments.

(2) PERFORMANCE STARS:

Players can earn Performance Stars based on their finishes in state, regional and national level junior tournaments as well as AJGA qualifiers and tournaments. Earning Performance Stars will assist players to gain entry into AJGA Open and Junior All-Star Series tournaments.

  • Players with the highest number of Performance Stars will have priority over players with fewer Performance Stars.

Check out the PBE Map for more information regarding status!

Important Note: All AJGA members are eligible to apply to AJGA Open or Junior All-Star Series tournaments, regardless of earned status. Players who do not earn entry into an Open or Junior All-Star Series tournament can apply to its corresponding AJGA Qualifier. However, applying to the tournament is not a requirement for applying to its corresponding AJGA Qualifier. Before applying to one’s first tournament or qualifier, a player must submit proof-of-age documentation.

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Learn the basics about Performance Based Entry to better understand how players are selected to participate in tournaments.
Earn your first Performance Star by joining or renewing your membership with the AJGA and build your status from there.
Earn Performance Stars based on their finishes in state, regional and national level junior tournaments as well as AJGA qualifiers and tournaments
Players with the highest earned status as of the application deadline will gain entry into the event.
Fully exempt players and those with the most Performance Stars are given the highest priority.
Open and Junior All-Star Series Tournaments have clearly defined tie-breaking procedures to fill the tournament fields.
Spend your Performance Stars by gaining entry into Open and Junior All-Star Series Tournaments.
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