The national individual events tournament hierarchy has a significant impact on practices at invitational tournaments. Regardless of which national affiliation one holds, participants are constantly being bombarded with questions of "7/12?" or "How many legs?" It is the contention of this essay to examine the role that the national hierarchy has had with regard to the at-large qualification method, examine an alternative, and provide implications for an alternative qualifying method.
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Olson, Clark D.
"National Individual Events Tournament Qualifying Legs: An Ideas Whose Time Has Passed,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 2:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol2/iss1/17