>This year the Gold Nationals is going to have a maximum of 42 teams.
>1- defending champion (Batbusters)
>3- top runners-up (Gordon's Panthers, Panthers Gold, Stikers)
>1- Host Team (from Stockton)
>15 Regional Champions
>15 National Qualifiers
>Top 4 Regions with the highest number of teams in the previous year's
>3- Preceding year's top three 18-under class "A" teams from Nationals
>( Cal. Waves, Kansas Rockets, Indiana Magic)
>TEAMS WITH AUTOMATIC BERTHS MUST HAVE 5 RETURNING
> PLAYERS PRESENT AT NATIONALS
>You will have one Gold regional tournament in your region. And you will
>able to >enter up to 15 National Qualifiers . There will also be fill-in
>based on a point >system. This only applies if you inter National
Thanks, Dale for the thourough post on how the Gold qualify system works.
My only concern is that California teams will play in OTHER REGIONS to
qualify, most likely beating out teams from THAT region. So, we'll be
back to square one from the standpoint that there will be excess number of
California Gold teams and minimal Gold teams from the other Regions. Tell
me, if you know, are there restrictions on:
*--- how many California teams or number of teams from each region
allowed to participate in the Gold National? We just may see the Cal.
teams out-number teams from around the country because they qualified in
Please understand that I do not care so much that we have a large number
of Cal. teams. The problem I am hearing from California coaches is that
THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE WANTING A NATIONAL NOT MADE UP OF MAJORITY
CALIFORNIA GOLD TEAMS.............but of teams well rounded from all of
the other Regions.