The final event of the Chicagoland Roundnet Series will be the Suburban Showdown in Mt. Prospect, Illinois! Join us on your Labor Day weekend for an epic day of Roundnet! This event is a perfect warm up for Midwest Regionals which are 2 weeks later. It will also be the series finale where we will crown the champions of the series in the advanced division!
603 W Lonnquist Blvd
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Sunset Park is a nice local neighborhood park in Mt Prospect. We will be playing in the open space in the outfield. We should have enough space to avoid hitting balls into the baseball diamond’s dirt and the roads. Parking is available on the streets around the park. There is a port o potty on site. There are also plenty of restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive for the lunch break that locals call “restaurants road”(including Jimmy John’s, Subway, McDonald’s, and many more). The field is also located about a 5 minute drive away from the Mt Prospect Station on the Metra line and about a 15-20 minute drive from the Rosemont CTA Station.
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.
(8/7-8/9): $25/team(Early Bird Special)
*Registration closes on 8/29 at 11:59pm CST
Check in/Warm ups: 8:45am-9:30am
Pool Play: 10:00am-11:30am
Bracket Play: 12:15-Conclusion(should be between 4pm and 5pm)
*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
**The schedule is subject to change if needed
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. If you lose your 1st bracket match of the day, you will be placed into a consolation bracket to get more games in.
*All division formats are subject to change at TDs discretion based on number of teams, time, etc.
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 Chicagoland Roundnet Series?
This will be a tournament series with 4 tournaments in 4 different parts of the Chicagoland area throughout the season. 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($500 to the top team) and possibly more based on sponsors. Each event will also have a featured court so we can feature top matches!
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
*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 get 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.
*check out the standings for the series here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16PLD5JoeoF7Y5xDTqM3dykePV2Xt7R4LYDHrvIrN8qo
*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.
*Can I play in multiple divisions?
Unfortunately all divisions will be running simultaneously so you can only pick one.
*Can there be more than 2 players on a team?
No. We only allow 2 players per team because stamina becomes a factor in the later rounds of the tournament
*My team can no longer attend. Can I get refunded?
Yes, we will fully refund you as long as the request is made before registration closes for 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.
*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 send an email to Wyatt Semke at email@example.com