[CQ-Contest] WRTC 2014 Team Selection Critera Released

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Sun Oct 3 17:56:07 PDT 2010

The WRTC 2014 Organizing committee is pleased to announce the release of the
Team Selection Criteria for WRTC 2014. A committee led by three time WRTC
champion, Dan Street, K1TO, worked very hard to make the selection process
fair for all parts of the world.

There will be 50 Team Leaders selected through qualifying events between
October 2010 and March 2013. A Youth Team will also be selected from the
applicants under age 25. 

The number of qualifying events varies based on selection area: W/VE/KP2/KP4
= 49; other North America = 43; Pacific ARRL Section = 38; other Oceania =
32; Europe = 30; All others = 28.

The total of the 12 best event scores will be used for qualifying.

Other changes and highlights include:
* New qualifying contests are All Asian DX, NAQP, and Oceania DX.

* The category weighting for several categories has been increased.  
  Single operator Low Power is 0.9 (up from 0.7).  Multi-single is 
  1.0 (up from 0.9).

* Single band scores will count for qualifying points.

* The selection areas have been adjusted based on level of contest 
  participation in major contests over the past two years. The selection 
  areas from Europe and Asia have been changed based on input received 
  from those areas.

* In areas of the world with lower participation and large geographies, 
  we have introduced split score comparison areas. For example, there 
  will be only 1 Africa team, but the score comparisons are done on 
  Africa North/West vs. Africa South/East.

The defending champions of RW1AC/RA1AIP will receive the only automatic
place in WRTC 2014. The organizing committee has reserved several wild card
slots to allow invitations to exceptional qualifiers who did not otherwise
earn a place through the qualifying process.

View the Team Selection Criteria at http://www.wrtc2014.org/team-selection

WRTC 2014 Organizing Committee

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