STAGE 2B: The Regionals
Three Weekends | May 13 - 29
The best of the best from each region in the Open will be invited to compete in the regional competitions in May. The number of athletes invited from each region varies:
Twenty men, 20 women and 15 teams will advance from regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Thirty men, 30 women and 20 teams will advance from Europe and Australia.
Ten men, 10 women and 10 teams will advance from Latin America, Asia and Africa
The 17 regions feed into eight regional competitions, which means that athletes compete with others from one or two other regions.
The 2016 Regionals will be held over three weekends in May. Each regional will take place over three days, with events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend 1: May 13 - 15
California Regional | NorCal and SoCal
South Regional | LatAm, South Central, South West
Pacific Regional | Australia and Asia
Weekend 2: May 20 - 22
West Regional | North West and Canada West
Atlantic Regional | Mid Atlantic and South East
Weekend 3: May 27 - 29
Central Regional | Central East and North Central
Meridian Regional | Europe and Africa
East Regional | North East and Canada East
The host cities will be announced soon and added to this article.
The top five men, five women and five teams from each regional will advance to the Games.