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How Does the FSGA Allocate Qualifying Spots?

In order to determine the number of qualifying spots allocated to each qualifying site after the close of entries, the following procedure is used:

  • The number of exempt players is subtracted from the total number in the Championship field to determine the resulting number of spots available through qualifying.

  • Qualifying spots are then proportionately allocated by the number of players at each site. For example, a site that has 20 players attempting to qualify will have twice the number of spots as a site that has 10 players attempting to qualify.

How Can I get into the Championship as an Alternate?

There are 3 possible scenarios that would give an alternate the opportunity to get into the Championship depending on different circumstances.

1. Qualified Player Withdraws

If a player that has qualified for the Championship withdraws, the next alternate from the same qualifying location will immediately be called and given the opportunity to replace the withdrawn player. If that alternate cannot fill the spot, the next alternate from the same qualifying location will be called and given the opportunity to replace the withdrawn player.

If a player that has qualified for the Championship withdraws, and there are no more alternates available from the same qualifying location, that spot is reallocated by the reallotment list. (see below)

2. Exempt Player Withdraws

If an exempt player withdraws from a Championship, that spot is reallocated by the reallotment list.

3. On-site Alternate

You may show up at the Championship to stand-by if you are an alternate. If a player either withdraws late or no-shows, the site from which the withdrawing or no-showing player qualified will be identified and the spot will be filled by the highest ranking alternate standing by from that site. Should there be no alternate from that site standing by, the spot will be filled by the highest ranking alternate standing by from the next site on the reallotment list.

If the withdrawing or no-showing player was exempt from qualifying, the spot will be filled by the highest ranking alternate standing by from the next site on the reallotment list.

The FSGA does not encourage players to show up on site as alternates. There is no guarantee of gaining entry into the event. It is up to the alternate to make that decision.

What is the reallotment list and how is it used?

The reallotment list is a list of qualifying sites established to determine the ranking of each site. The sites are ranked according to the effect of rounding on the number of spots allocated. The site that was rounded down the most is first on the reallotment list and the site that was rounded up the most is last on the reallotment list. (see example below)


Spots
Allocated Spots
Rounded +/-
Site Rank

Site A

15.3

15

 -0.3

1

Site B

12.7

13

 +0.3

2

If an exempt player withdraws, or a site is not able to fill a qualifying spot from its alternates list, the spot is then reallocated to the next site on the reallotment list. After a spot is assigned to a site by the reallotment list, that site then goes to the bottom of the reallotment list. If a site exhausts its available alternates, it is removed from the reallotment list.  

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