Mailbag: Bid Allocation Post-COVID, Little League WJUC, Sectionals Deadlines

World Games. WUCC. What a summer!

Declan Kervick and the US U20 National Team celebrate the gold-medal-winning score at WJUC 2022. Photo: Kevin Leclaire -- UltiPhotos.com
Declan Kervick and the US U20 National Team celebrate the gold-medal-winning score at WJUC 2022. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com

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World Club Championships mailbag time!

Q: Chain Lightning looks like a pretty good team this year. Pro Champs was right up the road from them in Raleigh, but Chain didn’t participate. That’s because Doublewide, Sub Zero, and Condors all got priority based on 2019 results (when Chain finished 16th) instead of 2021 results (when they finished 10th — ahead of those teams). So we have a quarters-ish level team missing their first chance in years to play a full weekend of elite competition without having to fly. Is this a problem? And, if so, is it the USAU policy or Chain’s poor 2019 finish that is more to blame?

– Edward S.

Q: Is the way USAU allocated bids to Club Nationals the best way to do it in a post-COVID era where tournament attendance is kinda spotty? If not, what system would you make?

– Alex R.

A: These two questions get at opposite sides of the same coin. “Things should be more like they were pre-pandemic!” “Things should change post-pandemic!”

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