Normally there are three districts that feed into Arab's Regional Tournament:Captain Cullman wrote:Sparkman finished second in the other pool at Wallace. Maybe they will extend an invitation to them. However, that still would not be enough teams. There needs to be at least two more teams.
How did our regional end up with two fewer qualifiers than last year?
Snead, Wallace, and Calhoun. However, this year Calhoun opted not to host a tournament. Therefore, some of the teams that would've gone to Calhoun went to Snead (Buckhorn, Hazel Green, et al.) and some went (or were supposed to go) to Wallace (Bob Jones, Athens Bible, Athens, et al.). So, essentially, the Arab Regional Qualifiers are coming from two districts this year instead of 3. Snead moved 6 teams on to regionals, and Wallace sent 3....
If ever ASCA was going to take a look at a better system for state qualifying, now would be the time. Those nine teams split into some crazy 5-4 pools is a terrible idea. I think that I will e-mail some of ASCA's Board of Directors and make sure that this situation is looked at and addressed.