Nope, that's just you caving to a special interest group.
Correct in some respects I can see what you are saying, however in no uncertain terms would I call women a special interest group. It is human of the different sex, it is therefore (in my own opine here) completely acceptable to balance the KCTC with appropriately distributed places on the team, as it is for the women to play within their own. The PDGA rules even support this as a WOMAN may play in any division offered to males, but a male may not play in any division that is female. As such offering a chance to earn 1-2 spots on a 18 person team aligns with the current make up of the PDGA by it's own statistics. Women make up about 8% of the current PDGA #'s. Us OLD Geezers have the luxury of playing with the same decade people, but also can play with any younger folks.
I understand the crux of your thought process, but the women that will be vying for this also don't have a age requirement attached to them. Nova is over 40, Crispian is not. So they won't have an "age protected" division and will have to earn the spot just as any male would, by beating interested parties. Having the notion that Women should be lumped in that is a toughie, the only event that I can think of that does this is the USDGC, and though a tough battle the KCTC isn't the USDGC. This endeavor (should it work) only goes to show the adaptability of the event to return to one of the original pieces though remaining consistent in most every other area> The removal of age protection. Many over 40, or 50 have qualified, so you can still do so, but to say that a gender is a "special interest group" is slightly belittling to the great woman that do play this sport. We currently have 2 wonderful women on the BoD, we have almost always had a woman on the BoD.....so the time has come for the captains to move in a direction that mirrors the growth and popularity of the women in the sport. As such, allowing them to compete for a single slot or 2 on the team through efforts of a consistent format that aligns with the male process will also ensure that the best women will be playing for their respective state and ensure that we still have that balance of making the best players compete accordingly.
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c'mon dude it's a gender not a special interest group....