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Open Division

Non-Seeding Open Tournament Format

  • Coaches Meeting: 8:30 START Time
  • Tournament START Time:  9 am
  • Check-in should be completed at the tournament desk prior to the Coach's meeting. A picture ID for each coach on the roster is required along with a medical release form for each player on the roster. A current WebPoint roster is required to be signed and turned into the site director for use at the tournament. There is an 8 point penalty to the team's first match if the coach is not checked in BEFORE the Coach's Meetings AND if the coach does not attend the Coach's meeting.
  • Rosters are required to have correct jersey numbers. The rosters will be checked off by the site director at check in. At this point, team registration forms, hand written rosters and write-ins will not be allowed.
  • Format - Teams are straight seeded into divisions of 6, 7 or 8 and separated into 2 pools within each division. Pool play will be followed by a cross-pool match of the corresponding finish in the other pool of the division (or contender bracket of 3 teams in 7-team division). Following this tournament 3 teams will move up and 3 teams will move down a division for the next tournament play (unless the next tournament is the Region Championship). Match play is best 2 of 3 sets to 25, 3rd set to 15, if needed. Ties will be resolved by the new USAV procedure adopted for 2020 (paraphrased as follows):
    1. 2 way tie by match % - the head to head winner of those 2 teams earns the higher pool finish
    2. 3 way tie by match % - finish determined by set % (sets won / total sets played)
      • if 2 teams are tied by set % after one team's finish is determined by having the highest or lowest set %, then the head to head winner of those 2 teams earns the higher pool finish 
    3. 3 way tie by match % and set % - finish determined by point % (points won / total points played)
      • if 2 teams are tied by point % after one team's finish is determined by having the highest or lowest point %, then the head to head winner of those 2 teams earns the higher pool finish 
  • Please note for a 7 team division, the 3 team pool will play auto 3 sets to 25 (if one team wins the first 2 sets, the 3rd set will not be considered in set % and point % calculations in the event of a 3-way pool tie).

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