Are Worlds At Large Bids Passed Down?

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  1. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I may be wrong but....If at large bids are not passed down, why would teams accept them if we know they only/always go on paid? Some team would really want and use it.

     
  2. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    You can't always guarantee getting a paid bid later.
     
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  3. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    we all know 3 of those teams will get paid later!! They always have.
     
  4. california cheer mom

    california cheer mom Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Worlds or Summit?
     
  5. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    worlds....sorry. A bit different from Summit. I changed it to worlds.....
     
  6. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    I don't think any team can just assume they will absolutely get a paid bid later.
     
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  7. SthrnCheerMom

    SthrnCheerMom I text ACEDAD all the time

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    I'm guessing OP is talking about Beatles. They got an AL at BUTBT but declined it and I believe that's how Apple got their bid (I could be wrong). Someone asked on Twitter about Beatles and Rockstar responded by saying they only compete at Worlds on a paid bid. If that is the case, then why not declare that registration? That way the team that gets the bid can celebrate the way the other teams get to.
     
  8. SL&AM

    SL&AM Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I don't think so. It sounds like the OP is talking about a well established team taking the At-Large Bid with the expectation of getting a Paid Bid down the road. In these cases, the AL Bid disappears and wouldn't be passed down.
     
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    SthrnCheerMom I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Ohhh. That makes sense.
     
  10. CLynn

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    If the gym would go to Worlds on an At-Large then I would think it is their responsibility (to their paying customers and athletes) to accept the bid, even if they prefer to upgrade down the road.
     
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    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Given that overall venue capacity isn't really a limiting factor for Worlds, I would eliminate at large bids entirely and open up the event to any L5/6 team. No need for "at large" any more. This allows teams to plan their whole season from day 1 and diminishes the importance of going to specific events just to qualify. I doubt the event producers are willing to give this up, however.
     
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  12. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    There are many teams who have a great chance of getting paid bids, but it's never a given. I would consider it a disservice if my kids' gym didn't take an AL just for the sake of giving a lesser team an opportunity and then unforseen circumstances prevented them from getting any bid at all. There are plenty of opportunities for AL bids especially later in the season - most EPs can't even award them all at competitions held the last 4 weeks of the season.
     
  13. Lisa Seye

    Lisa Seye I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    While it isn't a guarantee that a team will get a paid bid, I think it's cool that they decline so that another team can get a chance to go to worlds.
     
  14. wishfulthinking

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    I mean there are teams that I never would suspect they wouldn't not get paid, but sometimes you need a backup in case things don't go in your favor. Lime from a few years back comes to mind.
     
  15. UCFKnights07

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    didnt generals not get a paid bid one year and ended up not making finals, when everyone thought they would... I cant remember how far back that was though.