2019 Utah Roundnet Tour
We only have one more URA official Tour Series tournament before our HUGE Spikeball National Tour Stop. (But we have plenty of other non-official tournaments as well to check out below!)
in 2019 we are holding a full tournament series throughout the State of Utah from February to August. We will have rankings for the Advanced division with some serious prizes for the top players at the end! ($2000+ in total cash prizes throughout the season! Plus other sponsor prizes)
And of course, we will be welcoming the country for our final tournament that is sponsored by the Spikeball™ Roundnet Association as part of their National Tour!
Individuals in the Advanced division will earn points based on how well they perform at each Utah Tour Stop. At the end of the year, we have been planning for some big prizes you will want to fight for: namely a sponsorship to compete at Spikeball™ Nationals that comes with some financial support to help you get there!
Because the Championship Tournament is combining with the Spikeball Tour Event, the top Utah team will get points associated for 1st place and it will count down from there but will not skip further non-Utah teams (ie: Top Utah team takes 3rd place = 175 points, next Utah team takes 5th = 100 points).
The more tournaments you play in, the more you can rack up those points!
Each tournament will have some random prize drawings from sponsors, and of course the winning teams will have prizes of their own - including some highly coveted glassware.
We are adding more excitement for the top 5 ranked Advanced players at the end of the Tour Series. Utah Roundnet will sponsor your trip to Nationals and offer financial support to get you there!
Advanced Division Individuals:
1st Place: $300 Sponsorship
2nd Place: $200 Sponsorship
3rd Place: $100 Sponsorship
4th Place: $75 Sponsorship
5th Place: $50 Sponsorship
*Players not participating in Spikeball™ Nationals can opt for a cash prize worth half the sponsorship.
**Any tiebreakers at the end of the season will be decided by the Championship tournament results.
***If 2 teammates tie and play together at the Championship tournament, they will split the 2 prizes. ie: If 2 teammates tied for 1st place, each would receive a $250 sponsorship.
****Players/teams must compete in at least 3/6 tournaments to qualify for sponsorship
Tournament Rules and FAQs
What is the tournament format?
We will follow the 2019 Spikeball Roundnet Association tournament formatting, as follows:
We will aim to have pools of 5-6 teams with single games to 21 with a cap at 25. Depending on number of teams we may need to have pools of 7-8 teams and we will have single games to 15 with a cap at 21. Pool play will determine seeding for bracket play - everyone will qualify for a spot in the brackets.
Bracket Play will also follow the 2019 SRA format: We will be using single elimination for all brackets and playing out for specific final placings. If you lose in the first or second round you’ll automatically drop into a feed-in consolation bracket. As such, every team will be guaranteed at least two bracket play matches.
Each tournament may require a different type of format depending on numbers of teams registered among other factors. Be aware that a tournament format may be different than outlined above and may include division splits for bracket play, double elimination brackets. We want to retain this flexibility to ensure we can adapt to the best solution for each tournament.
How do I register?
Each tournament will have an online registration you will need to use to sign up ahead of time. Registration fees will be as follows:
Early Registration Discount of $10 (more than 2 weeks prior to tournament)
Women’s and Beginner Divisions: $FREE
Intermediate and Co-ed Division: $30/team
Advanced Division: $40/team
NO DAY OF TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS WILL BE ALLOWED. We’re sorry, but it ruins the pools/brackets for the rest of the teams as they are put together the night before. Registration links will be closed at 10PM the night prior.
Which division should I register for?
Co-Ed: Single division for male/female combo teams
Womens: Two-female teams will register for free all season long! You will still need to fill out the online registration (and unfortunately pay the $3 online “convenience” fee, sorry we couldn’t get around that).
Beginner: This is for those who are very new to the sport. Playing for fun and learning the rules. Gentlemen’s serving rules will be enforced (if you can serve hard, this isn’t the division for you anyway).
Intermediate: You know the rules, are fairly consistent and competitive against most players.
Advanced: You want to be the best, you've gotta compete against the best.
Division Promotions Rules: Teams that take 1st place in the beginners division will be required to promote to Intermediate division at future tournaments. The top 2 teams from the Intermediate division will be required to promote to the Advanced division at future tournaments. We want to be sure that no teams are sandbagging it in lower divisions in order to win - after all, you will only get better if you play better teams!
Any player that places in the top 8 teams in the Advanced division in any URA tournament will not be allowed to play in an Intermediate bracket, even with another teammate.
We also reserve the right to deny any player to play in a specific devision if we deem them too skilled.