This tournament is one of USA Volleyball’s national qualifying tournaments and is governed by the set forth by them. It is a mandated 3-day tournament.
Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ)
HUB – AM Wave – 18 American
HUB – PM Wave – 17 American
HUB – AM Wave – 14 Open
HUB – PM Wave – 13 American
USAV has made changes to the Club and Open divisions, including the number of bids awarded in a division. For 2013, all qualifiers will be offering an American division and will offer a bid to the GJNC. The USA division (formerly Club division) will offer 1 bid for divisions with 8-23 teams and 2 bids for divisions with 24 or more teams. The Open division will now require divisions of 24 or more for 3 bids, 16-23 teams for 2 bids, and 8-15 teams for 1 bid to the GJNC. More information can be found in the Girls National Championship Manual.
In the USA & American divisions, the first two days are pool play, with the third being single-elimination bracket play. (Depending on the size of the field, some adaptations may be made to accommodate odd numbers.) In the Open divisions, challenge matches may follow pool play on the first two days, and some brackets may participate in pool play on the final day.
*Typically AM Wave begins at 8 am, PM at 3 pm.