All divisions (age and skill level) will have multiple pools available across different blocks allowing you to choose the time slot that works best for you and be able to participate in other activities throughout the day. What this means is that your entire pool will be played within a 4.5-hour block, and you will know exactly when you start and end. Each division (unless there are not enough registrations to fill out a pool) will play 3 matches of pool play leading into a single elimination tournament on Sunday. Exact times of every match will be available a couple of weeks prior to the event.
Our tournaments will be following a block schedule to stay aligned with the convention. The block schedule is as followAll divisions (age andskill level) will have multiple pools available across different blocksallowing you to choose the time slot that works best for you and be able toparticipate in other activities throughout the day.What this means isthat your entire pool will be played within a 4.5-hour block, and you will knowexactly when you start and end.
Each tournament has a 3-game guarantee - three pool play games with top teams advancing to bracket play matches on Sunday. Pool play will consist of 2 pools (ex: A and B) with 3 teams in each pool. Each team will play two games against the other 2 teams in their pool then cross-play with the other pool based on their record (ties will be broken with point differential).
For example, the highest seed in pool A is designated A1, the second team A2, and the lowest seed A3. Therefore, the third pool play games would be A1vsB2, B1vsA2, and A3vsB3. The winners of A1vsB2 and B1vsA2 will advance to Championship Sunday.
Bracket play is a single elimination format where a team could play up to 4 additional matches on Sunday per division.
Style of Play:
Pool-play will be one game rally scoring to 21, win by 2.
Bracket-play will be best 2/3 rally scoring to 15, win by 2.
1st and 2nd place will receive individual awards. Divisions with a larger number of participants may receive awards for places 1-3rd.