2022 Nationals Qualifying

From the 2022 AGLOA National Tournament Announcement sent by AGLOA Executive Director Rod Beard: “Because of the pandemic, the (AGLOA) Board has approved modifications to the team and individual qualifying procedures and requirements to allow additional students from each area to attend the national tournament this year. This will allow players who didn’t previously meet the criteria to compete at the national tournament.”

The NOAGL Board has unanimously decided that any NOAGL player in any division who participates in at least three of the four games scheduled this year may attend Nationals. “Participate in at least three games” means that a student must attend at least one of the two sessions of three game tournaments. A student who registers for a game but does not attend either week’s session of that does not count as having participated in that NOAGL competition. (The games played by the NOAGL are Propaganda, Presidents, Equations, and On-Sets. )

Each player who qualifies by playing just three games is expected to participate in the fourth game (the one that the player missed locally) at Nationals as well. However, the player’s coach can ask the NOAGL directory for a waiver from this rule if the coach does not think the player will be competitive in that game at Nationals. (This primarily refers to Equations and On-Sets.)

Learners Equations and Learners On-Sets in the Elementary Division do not count towards qualifying for Nationals. Students must compete in the non-Learners Elementary Division competition to count that game for Nationals.