Tennessee State Jr. Qualifying Championships
June 1 - June 5
What is the State Qualifier?
The Tennessee State Qualifier is a tournament that junior players must play in order to “qualify” for the Southern Sectional Closed Championships. Tennessee has a specific number of quota spots available to fill in the draw of the Southern Sectional Closed Tournament. Most of those spots are filled with the finalists and semi-finalists of the main and back draws of this qualifier event. (State Endorsers have discretion to fill a certain number of spots based upon player record). No other tournament is held in the state to serve as a qualifier for the Southern Sectional Closed.
Should I play this event?
The Tennessee State Qualifier brings together the strongest and largest pool of players within the state than any other tournament all year. If a junior player hopes to advance to the Southern Sectional Closed event, then the state’s qualifier is mandatory. Even if a junior player does not have a realistic chance of advancing to the next tournament, the qualifier offers juniors a chance to compete in a prestigious, competitive event of which they can feel proud to participate.
Can I play?
Entry into this tournament is open to all state members, in good standing, who meet the age eligibility requirements for the event in which they hope to play. Since the Tennessee State Qualifier is meant to advance players onto the Southern Sectional Closed Event, players must compete in the age division that they want to be endorsed in for the Southern Sectional Closed.