I was wondering what happens if a team double qualifies for worlds. Such as winning the tournament, and getting excellence, how do they fill the next worlds spot?
I’m not sure, but its one of these 2 options:
- They go to the next skills score at that event that hasn’t qualified for worlds.
- They go to the next skills score in the whole world that hasn’t qualified for worlds.
They move down per region I believe. My team lost at state but qualified for worlds because the top teams for skills were also the tournament champs. Us being in fourth were able to go because the top three were on the winning alliance.
If a team double qualifies for worlds, it generally goes down to skills in your region. This means that the highest skills score in the region for a team that didn’t qualify yet gets the spot, most likely.
There are other options as well, which goes down to sometimes skills in a world-qualifying competition/tournament such as the Night at the Museum event.
From the qualifying criteria document World Spots section:
At signature events this year, the way they are handling it is by skills at the event. We were fortunate enough to qualify this way at the Night at the Museum event. In all cases it has to do with your skills score, so keep grinding away at that!
I believe the question is more of “What happens when a team qualifies for worlds at multiple events?” The document is not super clear on this, but it would seem that the highest ranked team in the world, not otherwise qualified would qualify in that scenario. Similar to filling extra spaces at state.