Originally Posted by rcgeorge
I like the F3J just go try out.
Do you like that there are only two or three F3J events in the entire country per year?
While some of the qualifying stuff may not seem logical or necessary, it may be helpful to understand that the qualifying events are not all about getting qualified. For F3K, the qualification events were intended not only to get people qualified, but also force host clubs to start using the actual F3K rules to better prepare the US to compete in international events. They also were intended to motivate clubs to host more local contests and maintain or increase the interest in F3K. I think the program has done these things and it has been good for F3K.
I think F3B would really benefit from bringing back qualification for the team selection. F3J would probably also benefit from having a qualification program. Having incentive to hold more F3B and F3J events I think would be a good thing, but that is a topic for a different thread.