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Premier Division


Why the Premier Division?

The Premier Division elevates the development of roundnet, allowing us to showcase the best athletes and providing beginner and intermediate players a goal to aspire to.

How does a player earn Premier status?

The 2018 SRA season will include 2 tournaments with a Premier division in each region.
 
In tournaments with a Premier division
  • The top 2 teams from the Advanced division will earn Premier status. If players on the top 2 teams have already earned Premier status, then players on 3rd, 4th, etc. finishing teams will qualify so that 4 players will earn Premier status. Half a team can not earn Premier status, so if necessary, a 5th person will earn Premier for the complete team to earn Premier. Within the Premier division, placing top 8 is considered re-qualifying.
In tournaments without a Premier division -
  • The top 8 teams from Advanced will earn Premier status. However, we are instituting a “Breakout Baller” rule where if no new players qualify for Premier, then the the top ranked non-premier team will earn Premier status.
To earn or re-qualify for Premier status at 2018 Nationals a team needs to -
  • Compete in the Pro Division Place in the top 32 of the Premier Division Place in the top 2 of the Advanced Division

Who can compete in a Premier Division?

A player may compete in the Premier division if they have accomplished the following:

Made it to the quarterfinals in the Advanced* or Premier division at a Tour Stop, Grand Slam, or Regional tournament in 2017 or 2018 Placed in the top 32 of the Premier division at Nationals in 2017 or 2018 Placed in the top 3 of the Advanced division at Nationals in 2017 Placed in the top 2 of the Advanced division at Nationals in 2018 Competed in the Pro division at Nationals in 2018

* In 2017, at tournaments with a Premier division, the top 3 teams from Advanced did earn Premier status. Now in 2018, at tournaments with a Premier division, the top 2 teams from Advanced will earn Premier status.

Mashup teams can compete in the Premier Division as long as both members have previously met the criteria.

What are the benefits of Premier status?

Play against top competition Exclusive access to invite only tournaments Inclusion in power pools at SRA Sanctioned events Greater coverage and exposure in blogs, podcasts, power rankings, etc. Opportunity to win bigger cash prizes

How long does a player retain Premier status?

Players that earned Premier status in 2017 will remain Premier qualified until 12/31/18 unless they re-qualify for 2019 at a 2018 tournament.

Starting in 2018, Premier status will last 12 months from the point of qualification. For example, if you qualified in February of 2018 you’d be considered Premier through February of 2019. Anyone who has already earned Premier status in 2017 is qualified through 2018. (i.e. Teams that qualify for Premier on 2/17/18 retain the status through 2/28/19.)

Who has qualified for the Premier Division?

Check out a summary of all of the qualified Premier players here.