The 2018 Wild Card Tournament will occur on Sunday, 16 December. The winners of the Wild Card Tournament qualify for NATC Round 1. Only players that haven't yet qualified are eligible to compete.
The Wild Card Tournament is open to any thrower who has competed in at least one regulation league season throughout the calendar year.
A league member cannot compete if they have already qualified for Round 1 of the NATC by either a) being ranked within the top 4 Champions Points earners within their respective league, b) winning a 2018 Regionals Tournament, and c) being the 2018 NATC's champion.
After the completion of all regulation seasons, the venue based Wild Card Tournament takes place. The Wild Card Tournament is a double elimination bracketed tournament, similar to a regulation league playoff.