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Below are the guidelines for all players/teams during any NVL Pro Event (qualifier and main draw). All players/teams are required to adhere to these guidelines to be eligible to participate and compete in any NVL Professional Event. We encourage all athletes to have sponsors but all sponsor apparel must meet specific guidelines.
Player Entry Qualification
Seed average may be different than your entry seed but only changes after the qualifier; the qualifier is seeded straight from total points.
* Player’s Highest points gained either in NVL RIZE or NVL Pro Tournament Finish will be used. ( A higher RIZE point finish will be taken over the lower NVL Pro Tour finish.)
Player Seed Average
Player seed average is determined by a both player’s best four of their last seven NVL Pro events and/or 2017 NVL RIZE events that a player competed in (only 2016 RIZE events count). For example, if a player and a player’s partner finished third, third, fifth, ninth, that team would have a 5.0 seed average.
*Seed average only applies after qualifier is completed (Qualifier seeds are determined by teams total points).
If you do not have four finishes to use for your seed average you will be automatically given a 21st finish. For example if you only had two 13th place finishes then your remaining 2 finishes would be a 21st and 21st giving you a 17.0 seed average for that main draw event (if you qualified).
2015/2016 events drop off not based on 365 days but as described below..
2017 Event Dropped 2015/2016 Event
Long Beach Seattle
Hermosa Beach PSL
Virginia Beach San Antonio
2017 RIZE events points
*A player does not have to use the RIZE finish if it doesn’t help your entry points into non-Players Championship events or for a player’s seed average
2017 International Eligibility
If you do not currently hold either U.S. Passport holders or green and would like to play with the NVL, please submit your request to Melissa@thenvl.com
During the course of a Main Draw event. Each player will be allowed one five minute medical timeout per tournament. During this medical timeout the player must be treated by medical staff.
Medical has the right to forfeit play if they decide that it is a health risk for the player to continue play.
The up ref may appoint one five minute medical timeout per team at any point of the match due to unsafe conditions.