Qualification for Championship
Championship Qualification Score (CQS) for All Around Championship Teams will be seeded for the NCATA Championship based on regular season results and a pre-selected championship committee.
For the all-around championship, the CQS is calculated by averaging the four highest final scores earned during each event at NCATA sanctioned meets.
Two out of the four scores earned have to be earned at NCATA away sanctioned meets. If a tie occurs the next highest score will be used to break the tie. The top two all around CQS scores will earn a bye for the first round at the championship.
The top six all around CQS scores qualify to compete at the NCATA championship. CQS will be calculated per event and a separate CQS will be calculated for the all around score.
CQS will be calculated per event and a separate CQS will be calculated for the all around score.
Top All Around Seed Benefits
Earn Bye for first round
Best proximity of hotel and locker room
Better bench position on the floor
Wednesday -Travel Day
Thursday – Practice in championship facilities, Welcome Reception
Thursday – Regular season Awards Banquet
Thursday – Round One, 2 meets
Friday – Round Two, 2 meets
Saturday – Events finals – followed by National Championship Meet
Event finals will occur on Saturday morning prior to the national championship meet. Each heat will have four teams competing.
Event Championship Qualification Score (ECQS) for Event Finals
The four highest scores earned throughout the regular season (in each of the 4 skill events and the team event) at NCATA sanctioned meets will qualify for event finals at the championship. Student-athletes may not compete twice in the same heat during the event finals at the championship. One substitution to the originally qualifying group allowed for injury or a double qualifying athlete in the partner stunt, pyramid, tumbling and basket toss rounds is permissible. The group or individuals identified as receiving the highest score will be “Event Champion.”
Reasons for the Event Finals
Shows depth of talent for each team
Allows more than one specialist to contribute
Provides more criteria for naming tournament MVP and tournament team
Provides opportunity for individual groups to qualify for nationals
Allows teams to comeback after early round elimination
Follows gymnastics and other individual sports models