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Pro Division

For this upcoming 2024 season, European Roundnet Association is continuing to have the Pro division (formerly known as Gold) across its ETS events in the open, women’s, and mixed category. Ideally, it will serve as an inspiration to unify divisions across Europe and its respective NGBs.

How can players qualify for EURA Open Pro? There are multiple options:
1. Having qualified for Pro in the 2022-2023 season. Check out the list here.
 
2. At ETS events: Pro status will be awarded to players (in non-pro teams) in contender division at each of the five ETS events, that place in the top 3 (max top 3). Additional rule applies.
A non-Pro player cannot qualify for Pro with a Pro player. Two pro players cannot play in contender.

3. At EURA sanctioned events: Open Pro status will be awarded to players (in non-pro teams) in Open Contender division at each of the EURA sanctioned events (min. 16 teams) that finish top 2 (max top 3). Additional rules apply.

If a team playing in the Open Contender division, consisting of a Pro qualified player and non-Pro qualified, finishes in top 2, the team in 3rd place will receive Pro status. A non-Pro player cannot qualify for Pro with a Pro player. Two Open Pro players cannot play in Open Contender.

Since sanction events can not always provide the same division format as ETS events (e.g. no contender division), exceptions can be made. In case of uncertainty ask the respective club or tournament director.

4. Continental regions equivalency: 

  • North America - Spikeball Premier

  • Asia - Top 1 at an ARF Major event

  • South America, Africa, South Pacific regions (e.g. Australia) - no qualification equivalence yet.

Spreadsheet with Open and Women's Pro players: link
 
How can players qualify for EURA Women’s Pro? There are multiple options:
1. Having qualified for Pro due to your results from the previous season (ETS podium players, top 12 teams from Euros Pro division, top 20 individual women’s players from EURA ranking). Check out the list here.
 
2. At ETS events: Women’s Pro status will be awarded to players (in non-pro teams) in Women’s Contender division at each of the five ETS events that make it to the final (top 2, max top 3). Additional rules apply.
If a team playing in the Women’s Contender division, consisting of a Pro qualified player and non-Pro qualified, finishes in top 2, the team in 3rd place will receive Pro status. A non-Pro player cannot qualify for Pro with a Pro player. Two Women’s Pro players cannot play in Women’s Contender.

​3. At EURA sanctioned events: Women’s Pro status will be awarded to players (in non-pro teams) in Women’s Contender division at each of the EURA sanctioned events (min. 16 teams) that finish top 2 (max top 3). Additional rules apply.

If a team playing in the Women’s Contender division, consisting of a Pro qualified player and non-Pro qualified, finishes in top 2, the team in 3rd place will receive Pro status. A non-Pro player cannot qualify for Pro with a Pro player. Two Women’s Pro players cannot play in Women’s Contender.

Since sanctioned events can not always provide the same division format as ETS events (e.g. no separation of contender and pro division), exceptions can be made. In case of uncertainty ask the respective club or tournament director.

4. Wildcard: If you are a non-European player and want to play in the Pro division, please send us an email to make that request.
 

Spreadsheet with Open and Women's Pro players: link


How can players qualify for EURA Mixed Pro?
A team can play in mixed pro if it is composed of a women’s Pro player and an open Pro player.

Note: When you registered your team for Mixed Advanced, but gets eligible for playing in the Mixed Pro division (both players have the Pro status) after the registration closed, you cannot play in the Mixed Pro division. That means qualifying for Pro on Saturday and then playing in the Mixed Pro division in Sunday at the same event is not possible.

Requalification Guidelines for 2025
Players that were qualified for Open Pro in the 2024 calendar year will qualify for the 2025 season, if they play at an ETS event and make it past the first full round of brackets or are in the top 50% following pool play or make it to the semi-finals (top 4) at a EURA sanctioned event (min. 8 teams). Players who get their Pro status in the 2024 calendar year will of course automatically qualify for the 2025 season.

All Women's Pro players in the calendar year are requalified for the 2025 season.
 
Can a Pro player play with a non-Pro player at ETS events?
Yes, however, only in the contender division. In addition, the non-Pro player will not qualify for Pro even if their team finishes in top 3.

Can two Pro players play in the Contender or Advanced division at ETS events?

This is not possible in the Open and Women's divisions, but possible for Mixed Advanced division.

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