# Tournaments currently on the calendar will have first right of refusal to their traditional date (same weekend of the month, same holiday weekend, etc.). This only applies to tournaments held in the same geographic location as the previous tournament (i.e., moving to a new venue a few miles away is acceptable, but moving to an entirely new city is a new event that does not qualify for the right of first refusal).
# If more than one tournament within a conflicting radius has rights to the same date, and both seek sanctioning more than 10 months in advance of the tournament (or a director timely responds to a 30-day notice as detailed below), the competing directors may each apply to the NASPA Tournament Committee (TC), which will determine which tournament may be held on the conflicting date (brief, but sufficiently detailed, applications are preferred). The TC will consider all factors it deems relevant, including without limitation:
## The history of the respective tournaments (how many years running, average attendance, etc.).
## Other dates traditionally available to the respective directors.