23/02/2018 by Steen Houman
New model for qualification for World championship in Europe?
Its not an easy task to make a perfect model for Qualification, there is a big gap between the best teams in the world, and the rest.
To create more even matches, in order to develop the sport and the players, is what this model will look into.
Its not the most transparent, but it will give more even matches, the example below is based on how it would have been for the WFCQ for 2018.
There are 5 international weekends, and the qualification will be over 4 weekends, but not all team would be involved in all weekends.
Teams ranked from 21 and below, will start as follow
Number 1-2 will qualify for next stage (Hungary and Great Britain)
is separated by two events
Number 1-3 will qualify for WFC (Finland, Sweden, Switzerland)
Number 4 will qualify for next stage (Denmark)
Group 1 Group 2
Hungary Great Britain
With Hungary and Great Britain qualified from week 1
Number 1-2 from each group will qualify for next stage (Italy, Serbia, Italy, Serbia)
Top 2 from each group will qualify for WFC (Denmark, Norway, Germany and Latvia)
Number 3-5 from each group will qualify for next stage (Estonia, Slovakia, Russia, Poland, Spain and Austria)
The last 3 team will qualify
Group 1 Group2 Group3
Estonia Slovakia Poland
Austria Spain Russia
Italy Serbia Slovenia
The winner of each group will qualify for WFC (Estonia, Slovakia and Poland)
Many matches where teams should meet teams at similar level.
Its not transparent
It might be a financial burden for some countries, could money be better used on
promotion of the sport in those countries, rather than on the national team.