International tournament selection criteria
NZASP uses the following criteria to select teams to represent NZ at international tournaments.
WESPA World Championship
Trans Tasman Challenge
The TTC is held every two years. Hosting alternates between Australia and NZ, therefore NZ hosts the challenge every four years.
When held in Australia
The top 10 ranked players as at 31 July prior to the TTC.
When held in NZ
The top 12 ranked players as at 31 July prior to the TTC.
Note: In 2020 the cut-off date is 9 August, following the Kiwi tournament.
The top five ranked players immediately following the NZ National Championship prior to the tournament.
The team for the 2018 Alchemist Cup, to be held in Penang, Malaysia, from 5-9 December 2018 is:
Nigel Richards (direct entry)