There are 16 available spots for the playoff tournament. 12 spots will be awarded proportionally to the top WCSA division teams. The remaining 4 spots will be awarded to invite teams not part of WCSA on a first come first basis.
All teams MUST APPLY no later than March 10, 2023. An application will be considered submitted only once payment has been submitted. Should a team sit in a qualifying spot NOT have completed payment by the deadline will NOT be awarded a spot in the tournament.
If a qualifying team elects not to attend the tournament, that spot then becomes a wildcard and the league will select a team to attend based off league standings and performance (no forfeits, disciplinary issues etc). Teams electing not to attend the tournament will then be moved to the 2nd division the following season.
A minimum of 8 teams will be needed to have the open tournament. If not enough teams apply by March 8, 2023, the Open will be cancelled.