2008 National Championship XVII
$65,000 | August 6 - 10, 2008 | Orlando, FL
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register my team for the National Championship?
A: On-line at the ADA Web Site. Registration deadline: May 15, 2008. The captain of your team must have Internet access with an email address. After filling out and submitting the on-line registration form you will be directed to a certification statement web page. This page must be printed out, signed by all team members, and mailed directly to the ADA office no later than May 24, 2008. Entry fees will be paid online using Visa or Master Card or can be mailed with the above certification page in the form of a money order made payable to the "American Darters Association". If none of your team members have Internet access, contact your ADA Representative or League Operator for assistance.
Q: I am sharing a room at the Wyndham Hotel and Resort with someone from another team, can both our teams get credit for the room to qualify for the National Championship?
A: NO. Each team must have their own guest room in the ADA block of rooms for 3 nights during the National Championship to qualify (except local teams from the Orlando area). See addendum in the eligibility rules.
Q: My League Team is unable to attend the National Championship, however some friends from other teams and I want to attend and compete, Is there any way?
A: Yes. Eligible ADA members (see the eligibility rules) can "construct" a team for the National Championship, however they must compete in the Open format for ALL events, including singles, doubles and mixed triples, regardless of their Neutralizer® PPDA. Teams may be constructed for either Open Team League or Open Express League formats.
Q: I play on a 6 person Neutralizer® team in local league, and only 5 of us want to go. What do we do?
A: A minimum of 4 members is required for the Team League format. Check the Opening Roster Rule (ORR) to verify your 5-person team is eligible. Your team PPDA total must be at or below: * 6 members - 120 for soft-tip and 102 for steel-tip * 5 members - 100 for soft-tip and 85 for steel-tip * 4 members - 80 for soft-tip and 68 for steel-tip.
Q: I play on a Neutralizer® team. What PPDA will I be using at the National Championship?
A: The highest average from the following categories: -Season ending average for current League year (Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008). -Last year's ending National Championship PPDA. -American Darters Association Regional Championships ending PPDA for the current League year preceding the National Championship. -The ADA also takes under advisement any local League Management and National Skill Level Review Board recommendations. -Finally, the ADA has the authority to adjust a member's average. Once all review steps are completed, you will receive an acceptance letter, verifying you and your team members' starting PPDA's.
Q: Our Neutralizer® team exceeds the Opening Roster Rule. Are we ineligible?
A: Yes, but only for the Neutralizer® Team event, however your team may still be eligible to compete in the Open format team event.
Q: One of our Express League team members can't attend the National Championship; can we use a "sub" from our league?
A: No. Each member MUST have been on the official team roster during the league season. "Subs" are not allowed. Each team member must meet the required eligibility as outlined in the ADA League Rules Manual.
Q: My team cannot come to the National Championship, can I participate in any of the events?
A: Yes, all ADA members can compete in Wednesday’s Warm Up Events and Friday's & Saturday's Draw Doubles. Non-ADA members must purchase an ADA membership.
Q: I play on a Neutralizer team, but am registering on an Open format team. Can I play in any Neutralizer® events?
A: No. Only members on Neutralizer® teams would be eligible for Neutralizer® events. If your team exceeds the ORR, you may still choose Neutralizer format for your non-team events.
Q: I understand pre-registration is for the Team event and Singles events. When do we register for the other events?
A: Registration for all events will begin on Wednesday and conclude on Saturday. We suggest you register for all events upon arrival.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT THE AMERICAN DARTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
tel: 636-625-8621 ext. 7046 | fax: 636-625-8919