TIER 1. Non-Pro Qualifier - All classes are offered. Can include classes such as debut, novice, kids, etc.
TIER 2. Pro Qualifier - ONLY the overall winners are eligible to receive their pro cards. (There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in that category to make it a pro qualifier).
TIER 3. Pro Super Qualifier - The winners of each class are eligible to receive their pro cards. However, there must be a minimum of 5 competitors in that class to make it a pro qualifier. If not, the athlete must win the overall, however there must be at least 5 competitors in that category to make it a pro qualifier.
TIER 4. Pro Event - All NGA pro athletes are qualified to compete with a valid NGA Pro Card. Pro athletes from other organizations that the NGA recognizes are welcome to compete in NGA pro shows, however through the NGA Office, they must show proof of their pro status and purchase an NGA Pro Card.
TIER 5. Super Pro Event (NGA Pro Universe Championships) - The following are qualified:
Open to all NGA pro athletes that have competed in a Tier 4 NGA pro event in 2017, or at the 2016 NGA Pro Universe Championships, or at the 2016 NGA Mid Atlantic Pro Blowout, or at another pro organization that the NGA recognizes (proof required). Athlete needs to have placed in any of the above shows in the top five with 10 or more in the pro show. If there are 5-9 competitors in the pro show, athlete needs to place in the top three. However, if there are 1-4 competitors in the pro show, athlete needs to place first.
Also, amateur athletes that have qualified to turn pro in 2017 or at the 2016 Pro/Am Universe, or at the 2016 NGA Mount Rogers Championships are also eligible to compete in the NGA 2017 Pro Universe Championships. Athletes that have qualified to turn pro through another organization that the NGA recognizes are also eligible to compete (proof required).