The USATH Competition Committee has decreed that the Elite Division at the 2019 USATH National Championships will have eight (8) teams.
This page shows the final standings in the Race for the Eight for 2018/19.
NYC THC has automatically qualified as defending National Champion.
Automatic slots are awarded to the two highest-placed teams in the NTHL, as well as the Midwest Team Handball League (MTHL) Champion.
BOSTON has qualified as NE 1 via their final NTHL position.
DC DIPLOMATS has qualified as NE2 via their final NTHL position.
CHICAGO INTER has qualified as MTHL Champions.
In the event of a tie for a wild-card position, ties will break using the following guidelines:
1. Head-to-head results during Wild Card qualifiers.
2. The best record (Win–Draw–Loss) against other teams that have qualified for the ELITE division. Records will be assessed using a points system (Win = 2 points – Draw = 1 point – Loss = 0 points).
3. A playoff game to be played on the first day of the Open Club Championships.
Updated 18 APR 2019