If I get the job of leading the west side again, this is what I would suggest for West Side Qualifying. You East siders can fill your team however you want. 16 players - 4 alternates
6 spots given to Top 6 finishers at Kan-U-Wyco or Rosedale Open, TBD.
6 spots given to Lowest scores at one chosen league on the Kansas side, TBD.
4 spots given at a last chance Qualifier, open to all west side participants. But will be played in Match-play format. Names drawn from hat and put into Bracket. 9-hole Matches. Winners move on until there remain only 4. Course TBD.
4 Captains picks.
All 12 Qualifiers from the first 2 qualifying events are guaranteed to play all 3 rounds of Team Challenge, unless they can't play or want to sit out a round. The 4 Captains picks and last 4 qualifiers will get to play at least 1 round and up to 3. It wasn't a problem on our team last year, but I believe some East siders were pretty bummed that they qualified and didn't get to play all 3. This will make it easier for the Captain to ask people to sit out a round.
I know you are all going to throw out opinions on how the last chance match-play qualifier would be hard to work. And causes a headache. But it would be my headache if I was running it. I believe it would be fun for players to have to win those last spots by a different format than just low score. And besides, anyone can beat anyone in Match-play, as we seen Jake Bowen beat me in the singles round
Saturday alternate shot course on the Kansas side:
Heritage Park (If finished)
1st weekend in June was a pretty solid weekend last year to run this event. Hope that works again.