The new eTour Qualifier, European eTour Qualifier: Scandinavian Mixed, starts on Monday and will run a little differently.
Instead of a single 8-week qualifier to determine our top 128 that move to the bracket stage, we're running 8 single-week qualifiers to determine our top 128 that move to the bracket stage.
How does that work?
I'm glad you asked.
Each 1-week qualifier will add the top 16 new players on the leaderboard to the 128-player bracket round.
Players can only qualify once and will officially qualify with their earliest qualifying performance.
Players who qualify in both week 1 and week 2 will only have their score from week 1 counted towards the next round even if their score and leaderboard placement is better in the second week.
Each qualifier will take the top 16 new players (not yet qualified from previous weeks) regardless of overall score compared to players in the other qualifying weeks.
A player outside of the top 16 in week 1 who holds a better score than a player inside the top 16 in week 8 will not qualify.
Once the top 128 are confirmed for the bracket stage, players will be seeded by their qualifying score.
When two or more players share the same score going into the bracket round, seeding will be determined by (1) normal leaderboard tiebreakers and then (2) the week in which they qualified.
If 2 players share a score of 60 from the same weekly qualifier, the normal leaderboard tiebreakers will apply. (https://www.wgt.com/help.aspx#ties)
If 2 players share a score of 60 from different weekly qualifiers, the player who qualified in the earlier qualifier will be the higher seeded player.
If you have questions, leave them in the comments.