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NorthEast Qualifier

Clubs and Teams - 2020 Divisions and Bids

2020 Divisions and Bids

Note:

All teams must be registered on AES, paid in full and meet the hotel requirements before the deadline to be accepted into the Northeast Qualifier.  Please note that divisions may fill prior to the deadline. 

As Philadelphia and the PACC hopefully work toward increasing the threshold on gatherings, we are optimistically planning to accept as many teams as possible for the 2021 Northeast Qualifier.  However,  due to the uncertainty, we reserve the right to change the max numbers of teams in each division.  If necessary, we also reserve the right to request teams to switch divisions due to limitations such as space restrictions,  etc.

NEQ 1 - Saturday through Monday, March 27-29

Bid Divisions;
  • 18s: Open, USA, and American ($815)
  • 11s: National ($775)
Non-Bid Divisions
  • Club:  18/17/16/15/14/13/12 ($775)
  • Premier: 17/16/15/14 ($775)

NEQ 2 - Friday through Sunday, April 2-4

Bid Divisions:
  • 15s: USA ($815), American ($830)
  • 14s: USA, American ($815)
  • 13s: Open, USA, American ($815)
  • 12s: National, American ($815)

NEQ 3 - Friday through Sunday, April 9-11

Bid Divisions:
  • 17s: Open ($815), USA ($815), American ($830)
  • 16s: Open ($815), USA ($815), American ($830)
  • 15s: Open ($815)
  • 14s: Open ($815)

Open Divisions

The goal of the Open divisions at the JNC is to identify the best team in the country through rigorous competition in a particular age classification from among the top 32 teams. The Open divisions of the Qualifiers are designed to identify and select those top 32 teams. Teams have only one avenue to gain entry into an Open division of the JNC—participate in an Open division at a Qualifier and either earn a bid at the Qualifier or perform well enough to earn an at-large bid.

Club Divisions

The goal of the GJNC Club divisions is to showcase regionally strong teams and provide the opportunity for more teams to participate at the GJNC.

Teams have three avenues to earn a bid for a GJNC Club division (National, USA or American):

  • Earn a bid at a NQ (USA or American); or
  • Earn a bid through their region's qualifying process (National or American); or
  • Earn a bid from their region through the Re-allocation process. 

Premier and Club divisions

Club Divisions are intended for teams at an American Division level of competitiveness or below.  
The Premier Divisions are intended for Open, USA and high American Division levels of competitiveness are may serve as a "Pre-Qualifier" event.  
It is allowable for teams to play in a non-bid division on one weekend and play in a bid division on a separate weekend.  Pending USAV/RVAA approval in October, it may be allowed in 2021 that teams can play in different bid divisions on separate weekends within the same qualifier.

Bids

The tournament will offer competition & bids in the following age divisions -- 17 Open, 17 USA, 17 American, 16 Open, 16 USA, 16 American, 15 Open, 15 USA, 15 American, 14 Open, 14 USA, 14 American, 13 Open, 13 USA, 13 American, 12, National, 12 American.

Bids will be offered in accordance with the Qualifier Manual Specifications. Space is planned to accommodate the maximum number of teams to award all possible bids.  

Division Number of Bids Expected
14-17 Open Divisions 3
13 Open Divisions 2
13-17 USA Divisions 3
12-17 American Divisions 1
12 National Division 1

NO Bids will awarded in the Select divisions!

The number of bids for each division is determined as below:

OPEN - 14s through 17s

Less than 8 teams - 0 bids
8 to 15 teams - 1 bid
16 to 23 teams - 2 bids
24 to 48 teams - 3 bids

OPEN and USA- 13s

Less than 8 teams - 0 bids
8 to 11 teams - 1 bid
12 to 48 teams - 2 bids

USA - 14s through 17s

Less than 8 teams - 0 bids
8 to 15 teams - 1 bid
16 to 23 teams - 2 bids
24 to 128 teams - 3 bids

American - 12s through 17s

Less than 8 teams - 0 bids
8 to 128 teams - 1 bid

National - 11s and 12s

Less than 8 teams - 0 bids
8 to 128 teams - 1 bid

Select 

There are no bids awarded in the Select divisions.
 
In the event there are not 32 teams in the USA and American divisions of any age group, these divisions may be combined into one USA Division.

Number of Team Entries: 

 
Below is a list of all bid divisions.


Division

Min
Teams 

Max
Teams 

 

17 Open 8 32  
17 USA 8 72  
17 American 8 84  
16 Open 8 32  
16 USA 8 96  
16 American 8 128  
15 Open 8 24  
15 USA 8 64  
15 American 8 112  
14 Open 8 16  
14 USA 8 64  
14 American 8 72  
13 Open 8 12  
13 USA 8 16  
13 American 8 48  
12 National 8 12  
12 American 8 24  
11 American 8 12  

Notes:

  • Min Teams is the minimum number of teams needed to receive 1 bid.
  • Max Teams is the maximum number of teams that will be accepted into the division.
  • 2018 Teams is the number of teams registered for the 2018 Northeast Qualifier as a reference point.