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High school Midwest Tour Stop #1

4/13/19

 
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Welcome to a monumental mash up tournament like no other. This will be the 1st stop on TWO major tournament series. This will be the kickoff event for the Midwest High School Roundnet Series which will consist of 5 tournaments including a grand slam and regional championship for high school students anywhere in the Midwest. It is also the 1st event of the inaugural Chicagoland Roundnet Series, which will have 4 events throughout the Chicagoland area between April and July.  If you are in High School and wish to play in the high school series be sure to join the high school division. The advanced and intermediate divisions are for non high schoolers as part of the Chicagoland series.

 

Location

Meadowhill Park

(West Baseball Fields)

1479 Maple Ave

Northbrook, IL 60062

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Divisions

High School: If you are currently enrolled in high school, than the high school division is for you! Compete to be called one of the best high school Roundnet teams in the Midwest.

Advanced: If you want to play against the best of the Midwest Roundnet community, then the advanced division is what you’re looking for! Results from all the Chicagoland Roundnet Series tournaments’ advanced divisions will be tracked to determine a winner of the series at the conclusion of the final event.

Intermediate: If you aren’t ready to take on the best of the Midwest just yet, then the intermediate division is likely the best choice for you. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills against teams with a similar skill level.


Pricing

For High School Division

3/8-3/10: $20/team(1st Weekend Special)

3/11-4/11: $30/team

For Advanced and Intermediate Divisions

3/8-3/10: $25/team(1st Weekend Special)

3/11-4/5: $30/team

4/6-4/11: $40/team

Schedule

*Note: Divisions have been scheduled differently in order to get at least one semifinal and the finals of the advanced and high school division on the featured court on camera.

Advanced and Intermediate Divisions

Check in/Warm ups: 8:45am-9:30am

Announcements: 9:30am-9:45am

Pool Play: 9:45am-11:15am

Bracket Play: 12pm-conclusion(should be between 3:30pm and 4pm)

*Be sure to arrive no later than 9:30am to get checked in or you will risk forfeiting pool play games or even the whole tournament.


High School Division

Check in/Warm ups: 9:15am-10:15am

Announcements: 10:15am

Pool Play: 10:30am-12pm

Bracket Play: 12:45-conclusion(should be between 5:15pm and 6pm)

*Be sure to arrive no later than 9:45am to get checked in or you will risk forfeiting pool play games or even the whole tournament

*All divisions’ schedules are subject to change if needed


Format

Regardless of which division you take part in, the format will follow the same basic style. You will start the day with pool play. You will be randomly drawn into a pool of other teams playing in your division. Ideally we will have smaller pools of 5-6 teams so games can be to 21, however we may have to do pools of 7-8 with games to 15 depending on the total number of teams. Then based on pool play results, you will be seeded into a bracket. The goal will be to have most if not all bracket matches be a best 2 out of 3 series with games to 21. Each bracket will be played out until we have a winner.

*All division formats are subject to change at TDs discretion based on number of teams, time, etc.


Rules

If you are unfamiliar with the rules of competitive Roundnet in 2019, here is a link to them: https://tournaments.spikeball.com/pages/official-rules-1

*Note: there were some changes for the 2019 season, most notably double faults now being allowed(rule #4.5.2). What that means is if you miss your 1st serve, you get a 2nd serve as opposed to the old rule where 2nd serves were only given after a pocket and a missed 1st serve resulted in a loss of the point.

What is the High School Midwest Tour Series?

The High School Midwest Tour Series is the 1st ever regional tour series exclusively for high school students. A lot of high school ballers have been taking the game more seriously in the Midwest, so it was only natural that a tour series was put in place to add some extra competition. 3 different states in the region will feature at least one of these tournaments and the series will feature 5 tournaments total with one per month. The last event will be the regional championship where afterwards the team with the most points earned across the entire series will be crowned the series champion.

What is the Chicagoland Roundnet Series?

This will be a tournament series with 4 tournaments in 4 different parts of the Chicagoland area between April and July. This will ensure that there is a major tournament in the Chicago area once a month between April and September when you throw in the 2 local SRA events(MW Grand Slam on 8/10 and MW Regionals on 9/14). Each series event will feature an advanced and intermediate division. The advanced divisions will have their results tracked throughout the 4 tournaments in order to crown a champion of the series. The top finishing teams of the series will take home cash prizes and possibly more based on sponsors. Each event will also have a featured court like at 2018 nationals and the 2 events on ESPN last year. This way we can feature top matches, as well as get video coverage of them with commentary as well!

In order to keep things moving on schedule we will likely limit the top brackets to 16 teams(“A” bracket) and any other teams will be put in a “B” bracket up to 16 teams and possibly even a “C” bracket if there is a lot of teams in that division.


Scoring Breakdown-Advanced Division

1st: 500

2nd: 400

3rd: 325

4th: 275

T-5: 225

T-9: 150

*T-13: 125

17th: 100

18th: 85

19th: 75

20th: 50

T-21: 35

T-25: 25

T-29: 15


*we will most likely be ensuring everyone plays at least 2 bracket matches. So those who lose in the 1st round of bracket play will still get to play 1 consolation match. Therefore those 4 teams who win getting a T-9 finish and the 4 losing teams finishing T-13. In the unlikely event we don’t do this all 8 of those teams will get the points for a T-9 finish.


FAQs


What if the weather is bad?

We play rain or shine. Unless there are storms or other significant weather risks, we will play through it. Any weather related updates will be communicated through email, on this event page, and on social media.

*Note: with this tournament being held in mid April, be sure to dress appropriately if it’s cold and/or raining at all.


Can I play in multiple divisions?

Unfortunately all divisions will be running simultaneously so you can only pick one.



My team can no longer attend. Can I get refunded?

Yes, we will fully refund you as long as the request is made no later than the Thursday before the tournament. If you need to request a refund, send an email to Wsemke12@gmail.com and be sure to mention your name and your team’s name.



Do teams in the High School division need both players to be from the same high school?

No. As long as both players are enrolled at any Midwest high school, they can play together in the high school division at any of the series events.

Where can I get updates on social media?

Be sure to follow Origin on Instagram(@OriginRoundnet) for updates on this and other events in the Chicagoland area.


Any other questions?

For anything related to registration or the Chicagoland Roundnet Series(advanced and intermediate divisions), send an email to Wyatt Semke at wsemke12@gmail.com


For anything related to the Midwest High School Series(high school division), send an email to Ari Rosen at asrosen5@gmail.com