The National Circuit Program does not change the current World Finals structure; competitors can work towards both simultaneously.
Shows that are not Championship shows return to being called Challenger shows. They are shows that earn circuit points - entry level competitors are able to earn points towards qualifying for their circuit finals while still offering an affordable and simple show structure. All NCHA weekend Championship shows are point-earning circuit shows.
The National Circuit Program will make it easier than ever for club cutters, smaller cutting organizations, and all areas of the cutting world to compete at an NCHA-sanctioned event.