I'm sending this on behalf of the registration team for Botswana Worlds.
CA - Botswana Worlds
We are very happy to report that registration went smoothly and was as competitive as previous worlds - we had 300 teams registered in 94 seconds. Registration is far from complete however - many teams have not verified and activated their accounts, and we also have a few cases of what seems like duplicate registrations and mis-entered information. Phase 1 is still open and teams and independent adjudicators may still register.
We have published the list of teams that have registered below. This information is also on our website. Important to note
- while the team cap is 352, we have put aside 52 teams to ensure one team from every nation that was present at the previous Worlds is also present here, and to make allowances for nations with poor internet access
- Status Approved means you fall within the 300 team cap, Partially Approved means at least 1 of your teams is outside the cap, Waiting means you are on the waiting list.
Quite of a few of you did not get your account activation emails, and your registration is only complete when your account is activated. This is important for us to ensure you email account and data is valid. The problem is either the email ended up in your spam folder (please check your spam folder, search all folders for an email from email@example.com) or a mistake with the email address you entered during registration
What we would like you to do
Search your spam folder for this email and follow the instructions in them to activate your account.
If you checked your spam folder and still have not found your activation email, please look for your team name among the list of registered institutions, and email us from the email address you used to register, with all your account information (Institution name, Country, Representative information, representative phone numbers). We will then manually activate your account.
There are quite a few cases of double or triple registrations. Some of these are the same person registering twice, and some of these appear to be two different people registering from the same institution.
What we would like you to do
Check if anyone else has registered as your institution
If they have and this person is from your institution, resolve this with that person and withdraw one of the accounts. You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Choose the account you want to cancel. You cannot have two representatives for one institution
If someone else is claiming to be from the same institution as you, also try to resolve this with that person. This is an internal issue with your institution and we have no power other than to enforce the constitution (ie if the registration from a legitimate institution and that person can defend themselves as a legitimate representative - student etc of that institution - then we accept the registration)
Registrations that appear to be similar but are not owned up as being similar will be referred to the Worlds Executive to investigate if they fulfill eligibility criteria of being two separate institutions
You cannot change the name of your institution.
Can I change my Registration information now?
- Yes and no. You cannot increase the number of teams or transfer your spaces to another institution. You can reduce the number of teams and correct registration information - email address, phone number, etc.
When and how will I know if I get off the Wait list?
- We will be progressively updating the list. As duplicates are removed or if teams reduce the number of teams they have registered, more spaces will be made open. We will send you an email whenever your status changes
- We will be upgrading teams who qualify based on poor internet access or because their nation is not in the top 300. We will be making those changes within the next few days.
- We will send out a public announcement after any significant change in registration and update the registration list on our website at least once a day.
- Most of the upgrading from wait list happens during stage two when deposit payments are required.
What if I want to send more judges than allowed under N-1?
- They must register as independent adjudicators and apply to the adjudication team.
Thank you everyone for your cooperation, and we hope you are as excited about Phase 2 as we are.