The AQBL accepts wildcard and standby bids for the ONCT on a discretionary basis.
The AQBL accepts bids for teams who did not otherwise qualify for the ONCT at our discretion. Meeting some or all of these guidelines will make your bid more likely to be accepted:
To submit a wildcard bid, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after February 1, 2020 with the subject line “Wildcard Bid”. Include the following information:
Incomplete applications will be ignored. We reserve the right to accept or reject your bid at our discretion and ask for additional information or documentation.
Standby teams are teams that fill in for last minute drops. They do not know if they will be playing at the tournament until the registration deadline passes; however, standby teams play for free. When a team signs up to be a standby team, they are making a commitment to ready to play at a moment’s notice.
Any team can sign up to be a standby team on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of standbys required may be zero and may expand or contract suddenly. Some Standby teams may enter the field on the morning of the tournament.
To sign up as a standby team, send an email to email@example.com after March 1, 2020 with the subject line “Standby Bid”. Include the following information:
The current list of standby teams will be below.