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Western New York Roundnet is hosting a series of 5 Spikeball tournaments from May through September as part of their 2019 tournament series. Tournament 1 will be held in Buffalo on May 11th, and tournament 2 will be held in Rochester on June 15th.. This event is open to all ages, genders, and skill levels (players under 16 will require signed consent from a parent). All divisions are open to men’s, women’s and co-ed teams.
- Buffalo | Saturday May 11th, 2019 from 9am-5pm in East Aurora NY (1700 Mill Rd). Click here to register!
- Rochester | Saturday June 15th, 2019 from 9am-5pm at Black Creek Park. Click here to register!
DIVISIONS & PRICING
Advanced (Points eligible) – $40
Think you’re the best? Prove it. This division will include some top teams from across the region as well as newer players who want to test their skills against great competition. Rankings will be tracked throughout the season and the top 4 players will earn WNY Elite status and a variety of prizes (Note: See Points section below for additional details on eligibility requirements)
- Intermediate – $35
If you are newer or still honing your skills this is the division for you. This division will play by all of the official rules and is intended for people who want competition but are still developing their game.
- Beginner –
$30For those players who are brand new to the game, or those who play backyard Spikeball on occasion and want to just come out and play some friendly Spikeball, without the competitive aspect. Beginners are encouraged to take advantage of our Beginners Clinic, which will take place from 8-9am the morning of the event. We will review the 2019 SRA rules and walk you through the basics of the game.
SERIES POINTS STRUCTURE – WNY ELITE*
This season we will crown 4 players as Western New York Elite. The top 4 players at the end of the 2019 WNY Roundnet Tournament Series will be given Western New York Elite status. As if the status alone wasn’t enough, we’ve also got some great prizes courtesy of WNY Roundnet and our sponsors(prizes to be announced shortly).
- WNY ELITE REQUIREMENTS:
You must compete in the Advanced division to be eligible. At the end of the series, an individuals score is determined by their top 3 finishes in the advanced division of our Western New York Roundnet tournaments.
*Ties will be decided based on individual results from the Championship tournament scheduled for September 28th.
**If two teammates are tied in points and play together in the Championship tournament, they will split the 1st and 2nd place prizes
***The East Roundnet Series points will follow a different structure. Players trying for WNY Elite and East Roundnet Elite who play in the August 24th Buffalo tour stop will be awarded one set of points for WNY Elite and another set of points for East Roundnet elite. For details on the East Roundnet Series point system, visit the East Roundnet Series website
Event will be held outdoors at 1700 Mill Rd, West Falls, NY. It’s roughly 15 minutes outside of Buffalo. The location has a huge open grass field, and because it’s private property. For those who attended our Spikesgiving Tournament, you know what a great location this is. We’ll have water and granola bars available for players. We will also have other drinks and snacks available for purchase.
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 the number of teams, we may need to have pools of 7-8 teams and single games to 15 with a cap at 21. Pool play will determine the seeding for bracket play. Every team will qualify for a spot in the brackets.
Bracket play will also follow the 2019 SRA format. All brackets will be single elimination, playing out for specific final placings. If you lose in the first or second round, you’ll automatically drop into a consolation bracket. As such, every team will be guaranteed at least two bracket play matches in addition to their pool play matches.
Note: Format may change at the tournament directors discretion based on number of teams registered and other factors. As such, actual format may vary from the format outlined above, including but not limited to division splits or consolidation, double elimination instead of single, etc.. We retain this flexibility to ensure we’re able to adapt to the best possible solution for each of our tournaments and provide the best possible experience for you.
8:00AM – Beginners Roundnet Clinic (Non-beginners also welcome to attend)
9:00AM – Team registration and warm-ups
9:50AM – Opening announcements
10:00AM-12:00PM – Pool play to determine bracket seeds
12:00-12:30PM – Break
12:30-5:00PM — Bracket play
Trophy balls will be awarded to the top teams in all 3 divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in the Advanced and Intermediate divisions.
Advanced and Intermediate prizes include cash, Spikeball Pro Sets and other Spikeball gear, plus lots of other great giveaways courtesy of our sponsors. We’ll announce more as the event gets closer, but the more teams registered, the larger the cash prizes.
Also, we’re stoked to announce that the winning team of the Advanced division will receive two FREE ProSpikers courses, courtesy of our friends over at ProSpikers ($200 value)!