National Championship Tournament Open Bid List
Pursuant to AMTA Rule 6.2, Open Bids are regular bids that have been declined or unreserved, and extra bids not allocated to a tournament as a regular bid. When available, open bids are awarded pursuant to Rule 6.9.
Rule 6.9 lists the following series of tiebreakers that shall control the open bid rankings to the national championship:
(a) Ballots won at the opening round tournament;
(b) Whether the school already has a team in the national championship, with those schools without a team in thnational championship taking precedence;
(c) Combined strength at the opening round tournament;
(d) The number of teams in the team’s opening round tournament, with the larger number taking precedence;
(e) Bonus bid ranking, with the better ranking taking precedence.
In 2019, three (3) open bids are anticipated. Open bids will become available only if regular bids are declined or unreserved, per Rule 6.2, or if Act of AMTA bids result in more than 48 teams earning bids to the Championship, in which case open bids are awarded to create an even number of teams.
Open bids are not deemed awarded until confirmation is given by the AMTA Tabulation Director. If you have any questions regarding open bids, please contact Johnathan Woodward, AMTA Tabulation Director.
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