National team eligibility All IQA national governing bodies of
National team eligibility All IQA national governing bodies of Member and Developing status in good standing are automatically eligible to register and compete at the IQA World Cup 2016. Emerging Areas will be considered on a casebycase basis, and must contact Expansion Team Coordinator Karen Kumaki ( [email protected] ) and Tournament Director Matthew Guenzel ( [email protected] ) as soon as possible, and by January 31st, 2016 at the latest. Such nations will be considered based on the number of teams they represent, their level of quidditch development, and their demonstrated ability to successfully field a team at the event. National Teams without a National Governing Body will be considered on a case by case basis. Individuals wishing to form a National Team without a National Governing Body should email Tournament Director Matthew Guenzel at [email protected] and Expansion Team Coordinator Karen Kumaki at [email protected] as soon as possible, and by January 31st, 2016 at the latest. Athlete eligibility for a national team All qualifying applicants for a national team should be considered and have an equal chance under a fair and transparent method of selection. Every national governing body may choose their own criteria for who may be compete on their team. Minimum requirements for consideration are: Anyone at least 16 years old by 22nd July 2016 AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING Anyone with citizenship OR Anyone who has lived in the country for at least 3 years OR Anyone who has played quidditch only in the nation OR Anyone who for at least the last international season (July 2014 to June 2015) has been playing in the nation (and not their nation of citizenship) NGBs are free to set more restrictive guidelines for selection to their National Team. Team and Player Registration Procedure On December 24rd, 2015, a preregistration form will open. All national governing bodies intending on sending a team to WC2016 must complete the form, including Emerging Areas. The form will close on January 31st, 2016. Preregistrations after this deadline may still be considered on a case by case basis. On January 31st, 2016, the final registration form will open. All national governing bodies intending on sending a team to WC2016 must complete the form, including Emerging Areas. The form will ask for the following information: ● A complete roster of players attending the event (maximum 21), including personal information (name, DOB, address etc), individual contact details and proof of eligibility. ● A complete list of coaches, managers or other nonplaying staff attending the event, including personal information and individual contact details. ● A complete list of officials and volunteers attending the event, subject to the Volunteer Requirements Policy. The form will also require these volunteer’s personal information and individual contact details. At the same time as the final registration form opens, national governing bodies will also be able to pay the Tournament Registration Fee. The Team Fee will be announced by January 1st, 2016. Paying the fee to the IQA, as well as completing the final registration form, confirms the team’s attendance at the event. The final registration form will close on May 31st, 2016. Team registrations beyond this date will be rejected. Teams will still be able to edit their roster in the cases of dropouts or injuries, up to 72 hours before the event. From March 31st, 2016 to May 31st, 2016, individual players competing at the event will be able to pay the Player Registration Fee. The Player Fee will be announced by February 1st, 2016, once the organising committee have fully established the costs of the event. Players will not be permitted to compete at the event until they have paid the Player Registration Fee.