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The following rules had been established for CNSC qualification periods.
Adam Logan receives an automatic berth as defending champion. (If he declines to participate the field will consist of the top 52 Canadian players who meet the qualification criteria and have paid their entry fees.)
Players who wish to qualify for any of the remaining 51 berths must meet a minimum participation requirement. Players will be credited for rated NASPA tournament games played and directed within the qualification period. This requirement varies by province and is based upon each player's primary residence:
There will be no special qualifying tournaments. All berths will be awarded based on peak rating (PR). A player's PR is defined as his/her highest rating that satisfies the following conditions:
If two or more players have the same PR, then the tie will be broken by each player's second highest PR eligible rating. If the players are still tied, the tie will be broken by lottery.
Current qualification standings will be updated regularly until the close of the qualification period. If you believe you have been wrongly omitted from the list, contact John Chew and/or the Canadian Committee immediately.
Players within the top 51 may withdraw from the event without penalty until May 1. Players who withdraw from the event after May 1 will forfeit their entry fees.
Players who withdraw from the event or from the list of alternates cannot be reinstated.
Any Canadian NASPA member is welcome to show up at the CNSC venue on May 13 as a standby in case there are last-minute withdrawals or no-shows. See the rules below regarding standbys.
Alternates are those players who paid their entry fees but were not in the top 51 players by peak rating at the April 13 deadline. They will be listed in order based on their PR standing and will replace players who have to withdraw from the CNSC. Any player may withdraw from the list of alternates but he/she cannot be reinstated later. A list of alternates will appear in “ladder form” shortly after the April 13 deadline.
List of Alternates:
The list of official alternates has been exhausted.
Due to the unprecedented situation of having our list of official alternates exhausted for the 2016 CNSC, the NASPA Canadian Committee has decided to create a second list of alternates in case there are further withdrawals from the CNSC field. Anyone who, by April 13, had met the event’s qualification standards for citizenship or residency, minimum games played, and NASPA membership can be added to the second list of alternates by forwarding his/her $75 payment to John Chew. (Payments will be refunded to anyone who does not make the field.) Those who properly register as alternates will be added to the list on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore anyone who had previously declined to participate in the 2016 CNSC (or was deemed ineligible for not responding) can be added to the second list. Names may be added to this list as late as 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 12. After this deadline, only standbys will be considered.
New List of Alternates:
1. Sharmaine Farini
If any of the 52 players withdraw from the event on very short notice where it is impractical to contact an alternate to replace him/her, or if there is a no-show on the day the CNSC begins, a standby will be used to fill the vacancy. Hopeful players are therefore welcome to be present at starting time to act as standbys.
Standbys will be put into two groups: (A) those who have met the minimum-games qualification and (B) those who have not. If a vacancy does occur, standby players will first be selected from Group A in order of PR standings with ties broken by their current NASPA ratings. If there are no remaining players in Group A and a CNSC vacancy has to be filled, players from Group B will be selected based on the order of their PRs.
All standbys must meet the event's Canadian citizenship or residency requirement and be NASPA members in good standing.
Any dispute regarding the application or interpretation of any of the above rules and guidelines will be resolved by the Canadian Committee, whose decision will be final.