Right now FirstWA is in a tough position, there is no good way to determine which teams should qualify for worlds. Some teams that have a long history of success have been denied a chance to compete and earn district points, snubbing their opportunity to go to Houston if district points is the only metric used.
It is because of this that I reccomend that and additional metric is used to determine qualification. This being the number of consecutive seasons qualifying for Houston including the 2019 season. For example my team, 1318 has qualified every year since 2014 so our “streak” would be 6.
My selection system is as follows, the first >= 15 slots would go to the teams with the longest “streaks”, note if the next streak would push the number of teams invited over 15 you would not extend them an invitation at that time, the >=15 teams would then be given a chance to accept or decline the invitation, if enough decline that the next “streak” could be invited and remain at >=15 then they would be extended an opportunity, this process would repeat untill you could not extend invitations without going over 15, at this point the award winning teams would be extended an invitation, lastly the remaining slots would be distributed based on this year’s district points.
This system was created with the intent of valuing continued success highly because of the inaccurate district point distribution caused by the event cancellations.
Thank you FirstWA, and thank you Kevin Ross, I do not envy your task, but I am thankfull that you are there to do it.