Originally Posted by chalkflewup
The hosting state at Zonals should have the inside track. But Zonals doesn't draw all the best players so it's not an accurate indicator of what section is the best. The reason Zonals doesn't draw include:
1. Time commitment.
2. Expense (hotel, travel, food).
3. No impact on rankings.
4. Too close to hard courts.
You actually get a lot of points if you are the 1 seed.
5 matches won = 250 points.
Plus, any other points if the player is in the top 100.