If my competition is on April 16, 2009 would it still qualify to send people to the world championship? In the qualifying criteria it says that the tournament must take place between October 2008 and April 2009.
If it’s an official event and the organizers have set it up as such, then yes, it would still qualify teams for the World Championship. The only official event being held on April 16th is the VEX competition at the National Robotics Challenge in Ohio. So if that’s the event you are wondering about, then yes, it is one of the last official qualifier events of the season for the World Championship.