For WESPAC 2017 we added 5 countries – China, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, and Vietnam – for a total of 56. The only new country to participate in Nairobi was Liberia (1 entrant).
All told, 26 countries sent zero players, and 15 countries sent less than their quota. Under our previous formula, the quota would remain unchanged for these countries. Quotas were revised to make two the minimum for all countries
Countries that did not attend:
Countries that participated with less than their full quota:
Trinidad and Tobago
Fifteen countries met or exceeded their quotas.
These countries are ranked by the average performance of their top x players, where x equals their quota:
Sri Lanka 41.50
New Zealand 61.29
South Africa 69.00
Sierra Leone 84.00
If we follow the same practice as we did after Perth, every country whose average performance is in the top half (that is, above 59, which is one half of 118) would gain one spot. Thus Nigeria, India, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, and Canada would each gain a spot.
I would recommend that we add one spot to those 7 countries and leave unchanged the quotas for all other countries.
NASPA Co-chair, International Committee