The 2018 Scale Masters Contest as well as the 2017 and 2018 National Championships will constitute the qualifying competitions for Team Selection.
The best two of the three results in the F4C or F4H classes, (whichever class complies with the SAMAA requirements regarding number of entries), normalised, will constitute the Final Qualifying Score. The normalisation base for all three contests will be 1000. If, due to overseas entry deadlines, a contest cannot be held in time, or a contest is cancelled, NASA may reduce the selection procedure to the best one out of two to count. A contestant thus always has one throw away score during the qualifying sequence.
The three contestants with the highest qualifying scores, i.e. the winner and the two highest scorers within 80% of the winning score will constitute the team, with the fourth the first reserve and the fifth the second and last reserve, providing that their final scores are also within 80% of the winning score..
The team will undertake to participate at the World Championships for which they qualified with the models that they used during the last qualification round. Any exception to this will be ratified by the NASA Executive Committee, which may require a full (Static and Flying) demonstration of the replacement model in front of a panel of qualified judges to determine its standard and serviceability. Any committee member with a conflict of interest will recuse himself from the decision making process.