exclamation-circle Update on the qualification rules

21 Sep 2016 09:57 - 21 Sep 2016 13:16 #78464 by Ankha
The qualification rules have been updated for clarity.

The list of qualified players can be found here : www.vekn.net/cc_qualified.html

List of changes :
  • you no longer qualify for the events of the next calendar year, but for the next events. For instance, previously if you qualified at the NAC 2016, you would qualify for the NAC 2017 and the EC 2017, even if the EC 2016 hadn't taken place yet. This makes qualification easier to understand and to track.
  • qualification is valid for all areas (Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia/New Zealand) wherever the event during which you qualified took place. For instance, winning a tournament in São Paulo qualifies you for the EC.

This shouldn't affect any player of the upcoming 2016 events. If it does, please contact me at

How to Qualify
To play in a Continental Championship (CC) tournament that is not an open event (such as the Asian Continental Championship), players will first have to qualify.

A qualification is valid for the first of each of the upcoming Continental Championship tournaments (even if it takes place the year after).
  • For instance, if you qualify during a tournament that takes place after the NAC 2015 and before the EC 2015, you are qualified for the NAC 2016 (since the NAC 2015 is passed) and the upcoming EC 2015.

Here is the list of qualification opportunities :
  • Playing the final of a Continental Championship.
  • Playing the final of a National Championship (NC).
  • Winning a standard constructed tournament of 8 or more players.
  • Scoring 1 GW or more in a Continental Championship Qualifier (CCQ). Ending 2nd in a final is not enough if you don’t have scored a GW.
  • To reward the organizers who put so much time and effort into organizing these events, organizing a CCQ but not playing in it.
  • To reward the judges who put so much time and effort into handling these events, judging a CCQ but not playing in it.

Special rule: to play the Australian Continental Championship, you only need to score 1.5 VP or more in a 2R+F CCQ event, or 2 VP or more in a 3R+F CCQ event.

Remarks :
  • In all cases, the qualification is never passed down to another player (even if the qualified player was already qualified)
  • Event organizers may play in regular tournaments and qualify if they win the tournament. The multi-judge system may be used as per VEKN tournament rules.
  • In addition, the results of the tournament must be submitted.

Prince of Paris, France
Ratings Coordinator, Rules Director
Last edit: 21 Sep 2016 13:16 by Ankha.
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