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NGA PRO/AM Universe the previous year automatically are qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe the current year.
Open to all NGA PRO Athletes that have placed at a Tier IV event in the current year or in another PRO organization that the NGA recognizes (proof required). The following are the guidelines for qualifying for the NGA PRO Universe:
• Placing in the top 5 qualifies if there were 10 or more athletes in the class
• Placing in the top 3 qualifies if there were 5-9 in the class
• Placing in 1st place qualified if there were 3-4 in the class. However, if a
PRO division is not filled with three or more athletes, athletes who are trying to enter the NGA PRO Universe shall not be turned down. Therefore, if there are less than three athletes the winner of that class is qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe.
If an athlete qualified in an event that has previously qualified for the NGA PRO Universe, the next placing athlete will be qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe.
PRO athletes that placed according to the above guidelines the previous year in the NGA PRO Universe Championships and NGA shows in October or November are qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe the current year.
Amateur athletes that have qualified to turn PRO in the current year are eligible to compete in this event. Also, amateur athletes that qualified to turn PRO at the NGA PRO Universe the previous year automatically are qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe the current year. Also, amateurs that qualified to turn PRO in other shows that occurred in October and November the previous year are qualified to enter the NGA PRO Universe the current year.
VI.2 NGA Recognized Organizations
Due to the great demand of PRO athletes wishing to compete in the NGA PRO Division, the NGA has carefully evaluated every natural organization’s PRO status qualification process. However, through the NGA Office, the athlete must present proof of their PRO status and purchase an NGA PRO Card. Therefore, the following natural organizations are recognized by the NGA as qualifying professional athletes to apply for an NGA PRO Card:
• IPE
• WNBF
• NFF
• WPA
• OCB
• FIBBN (Italy)
• SNBF
• UFE (Canada)
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