I tried finding the qualification requirements on the AQHA website, but I probably wasn't looking in the right place.
I did find one page that gave point requirements for the 2012 AQHA Bank of America world show. It listed barrels as needing 7 points and poles as needing 5 points (I think it said).
I am assuming the number of points you earn is based on how many people are entered in a show. How does the point system work at a show?
Do you have to qualify for a regional show before making it to the World show?
Just curious on how the process works! It might be neat someday to try to qualify.