There are two main qualifying scenarios that will determine how to set up your events.
- Scenario 1: (The Standard PPA and APP Pro Format) The Tournament Director has decided on a core of players or teams that will play in the Main Draw. There are additional spots in that event that will be filled by players from a qualifying event.
- For Example: The Main Draw has 24 Pro Teams who have guaranteed spots in the event. There are eight more spots available. All teams will register for the Main Draw. When registration closes, the tournament director will leave the guaranteed teams in the event and move all remaining teams to the Qualifying Event. The Qualifying Event is played until there are eight teams remaining. They advance to the Main Draw that already has 24 teams. Optionally, the remaining teams may be moved to a Consolation event.
- Scenario 2: All teams must qualify for the Main Draw by playing in the qualifying event. This Scenario is Not Yet Implemented
- For Example: The Main Draw has 32 slots. The Qualifying Event has 64 slots. All teams register for the Qualifying Event. That event is played until there are 32 teams remaining. Those teams advance to the Main Draw. Optionally, the remaining teams may be moved to a Consolation event.