NorCal FTC Qualifying Tournament registration waves
The NorCal FTC Tournament registration process takes place in several waves. The process is designed to allow teams to have reasonable access to opportunities to compete even if they start a bit later in the season.
For each month's tournaments, registration will open about a month (or more) ahead of time. Only the tournaments that are scheduled for the that month will be available for registration (later tournaments will become available at later dates). Each wave of registration activity will last only a few days, so it is important to pay attention.
The 1st wave (1st play) of registration for a month is open only to NorCal teams that have not competed / registered in any qualifying tournaments previously (for this season) and this would be the team's 1st event.
The 2nd wave (2nd play) of registration is open only to NorCal teams and for those that have already registered for up to 1 (one) previous event and this would be the team's 2nd event.
The 3rd wave, if needed (3rd play) of registration is open only to NorCal teams and for those that have already registered for up to 2 (two) previous events and this would be the team's 3rd event.
The 4th wave (Open wave) of registration alllows all teams to register for the available tournament slots. This includes registered teams from outside of the NorCal region ... i.e. Los Angeles, San Diego, out of state. We welcome and want all of our NorCal QT events to be filled!
Tournament registration fees are due immediately upon registration for a tournament via paypal. Payment can be received ahead of registration!! We recommend pre-paying if you have to mail a check and/or can not pay by credit card via paypal. [If your team is planning on attending 2 qualifiers, you can go ahead and pay for those and if you end up only registering for 1, we will return the extra money].
IMPORTANT: Teams that "no show" an event will not have their registration count reset and are still responsible for the tournament registration fees!
IMPORTANT: Teams that are registered for multiple events, qualify for advancement at an early event and then "no show" a later tournament will forfeit their advancement including if they are a host team.