Hi, Pros! You recently received an email regarding the expiration of your IPL Pro Qualification(s) and the opportunity to extend them. Upon further review and discussion internally, we have come up with a better option for the extension of Pro Qualifications. We feel that this will make the process of extending smoother, easier and more cost effective for our Pro Athletes.
As you know, upon earning IPL Pro status in a division, an athlete must compete at the IPL Pro level within the following two contest seasons. For example, an athlete who turns Pro during the 2016 season, must compete at the IPL Pro level in either 2016, 2017 or 2018.
If an athlete does not compete at the Pro level within two seasons, their Pro status will expire. Upon expiring, the athlete will no longer be qualified to compete as an IPL Pro and would need to re-qualify in order to re-attain IPL Pro status. Athletes may re-qualify by competing as an Amateur in an IPL Pro Qualifying contest. Please be aware that ex-Pros may not compete at the Novice level.
Updated IPL Pro Qualification Extension Policy
Athletes who do not wish to lose their Pro status have an opportunity to extend their Pro status for an additional season for a fee of $200 per Pro Qualification. If an athlete has multiple Pro Qualifications that they would like to extend, there would be a $200 fee per Qualification. Athletes who choose to extend their Pro status must compete at the IPL Pro level during the 2019 season.
The $200 fee(s) will be applied as the entry fee(s) for Pro contests that you enter in 2019. So, you are basically extending your Pro status with a $200 commitment to compete in 2019. If athletes who have submitted these fees do not compete in 2019, their fees will be forfeited and there will no longer be an opportunity to extend.
Athletes who choose this option must submit their extension payment by November 30th, 2018. No payments or extensions will be accepted after that date. On December 1st, 2018 the list of IPL Pros will reset and only active Pros and those who have extended their Qualifications will remain
- We will be sending you an updated email regarding your specific Pro Qualification(s) and a payment link for the fee(s).
- If for any reason you do not want this email because you do not plan to renew your eligibility, please reply now and let us know.
- If you have already informed us that you do not plan to extend, we will not be sending you this email. However, if your position has changed based on the new policy, please let us know now.
- If you have already paid fees based on the previous extension policy, we have already issued you a refund for the difference, and the remaining balance will be applied to your 2019 contest(s).
Thank you! We are honored to have you as part of the IPL Pro League and look forward to seeing you soon!