by Alicia Radford | October 1st, 2012
The IQA has done a preliminary World Cup regional distribution count to show how many spots each region will receive in D1 for the upcoming World Cup. This is not the final distribution count. The final distribution count will be done on October 7th. This count is to show how many spots each region would receive right now so that teams have a week to finish paying dues and becoming official members to positively affect the number of spots their region receives.
How the IQA is determining World Cup spots
The 60 spots in Division 1 at this year’s World Cup are being determined by a combination of regional official member team density and performance at World Cup V. The teams who placed in the Sweet 16 at World Cup V each earn their region one spot in this year’s World Cup. That breakdown is as follows:
The other spots (six are reserved for international teams) are determined proportionally by the number of official member teams fully signed up in each region. To count as a fully signed up official member team, a team must have 1) filled out our official membership form, 2) given the IQA a roster of all players in their program, and 3) paid dues via paypal or check.
As of today, October 1st, this is how many fully signed up official member teams are in each region:
That means that the total number of spots each region would receive in World Cup if the count was done today is:
International: (6 reserved, but none for QUAFL or European RC)
If you want your region to receive more spots on the real count on October 7th, become an official member team. Forms and payment information is here. Contact Katie Stack with questions about membership. If you aren’t a full official member by the morning of October 7th, your team will not count toward regional distribution.