Standings

NAIFC TOURNAMENT SERIES STANDINGS
 
[standings and stats go here]
 
PL = Overall place for the season
AQ = Team has automatically qualified for the championship by placing in the top 5 in at least one event
TEAM = Team number and names
IL, MN, etc. = Points earned per event for the season
POINTS = Total Qualifying Points based on team's top 3 point totals earned per event for the season (Total Points earned for the season)
[PL] = Tie-Breaker 1 - Highest Place registered for the season *
[WT] = Tie-Breaker 2 - Highest Weight registered for the season
[BF] = Tie-Breaker 3 - Biggest Fish registered for the season

* This tie-breaker was not applicable to the 2008 season standings.

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CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR THE 2019 SEASON

Qualifying Field: The top 100 teams over 8 events are invited to the NAIFC Tournament Series Championship, with the top 5 teams from each event automatically qualifying.

Tie-Breakers: (in order of application)

  1. Qualifying Points based on each team's top point totals earned per event for the season.
  2. The Highest Place each team achieved for the season. *
  3. The Highest Weight each team registered for the season.
  4. The Biggest Fish each team registered for the season.

Duplicates and Alternate Teams:
The first few highest ranked non-qualified teams should consider themselves as "alternate" teams who will be invited to back-fill open slots in the championship field. Open slots can occur for two reasons:

  1. It is possible for a person to qualify more than once if that person fished with a different partner in more than one event, causing a "duplicate" slot. When this occurs, that person has the choice of fishing in the championship with either partner. As a result, the partner(s) not chosen will be unable to participate in the championship unless the partner(s) qualified in turn with another partner who qualified only once, or are chosen by that partner. When someone qualifies more than once, each of their qualifying teams will continue to be listed in the qualifying bracket. However, for each "duplicate" slot, the field will have an opening which will be filled by the highest ranked alternate team.
  2. It is also possible that some teams who qualified will not be able to participate in the championship for reasons of their own. When this occurs, the field will have an opening which will be filled by the highest ranked alternate team.

* This tie-breaker was not applicable to the 2008 season standings.

NOTE: A team may have placed in an individual tournament if they participated but did not turn in a bucket for weigh-in, however this tie-breaker would not count because teams must weigh at least one fish during the season in order to be included in the season standings.