Event Dates, Waves and Confirmed teams:
The Playing Dates for the 2023 Show Me National Qualifier are:
April 1 through 3, Age groups 16, 17 all divisions and 15 Open and 15 USA
AM Wave: 15 Open, 16 Open, 17 Open, 16 Liberty, 17 Liberty, 17 American*
PM Wave: 15 USA, 16 USA, 17 USA, 16 American*
* Some teams in 16 and 17 American may play in a different wave on the second day of competition.
The schedule for weekend 1 is now posted on AES (link)
Flow Charts Week 1:
April 7 through 9: Age groups 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 American, 15 Liberty and 18 Club
AM Wave: 13 Open, 14 Open, 11 National, 12 National/USA, 13 USA, 13 Liberty, 15 Liberty, 12, American, 15 American
PM Wave: 14 USA, 14 Liberty, 13 American, 14 American, 18 Non-bid
The AM waves all start at 8 am, the PM waves start at 2:30 PM or 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted on the playing schedule.
In the large divisions (over 88 teams, on the second day a challenge round will be played to make the playoffs for the 3rd day smaller and avoid that teams have to play 5 matches to win the championship on the last day). This may affect the 16 and 17 American divisions.
On the second day of competition, the American teams that are still in contention for the bids, will play their pools in the morning and a challenge match in the afternoon. The teams that can no longer win a bid after the first day of pool play, may be playing their second day pools in the afternoon, even if they played the first day in the morning wave.
18’s is a non-bid division.