Tournament and Pool Formats
Day 1 - 1/6/19
42 teams will be placed into 10 pools. There will be 8 pools of 4 teams, and 2 pools of 5 teams. We will do our best to seed the pools as best as possible to create the competitive balance needed. All day 1 pools will be held at Kekuhaupiʻo and Keawe gyms on the Kamehameha-Kapālama campus.
The 1st place team in the 4 team pools will advance to the Gold Divisional Seeding on Sunday, 1/13. In the 5 team pools, the 1st and 2nd place teams will advance into the Gold Divisional Seeding.
All other teams will be playing in the elimination rounds on Sunday 1/13. The 30 teams will be placed into 2 pools of 3 teams with a cross-over match. Each teamʻs finish on this date will determine itʻs qualification into the 2018 Power League (PL#1) starting on 2/10/19.
All matches will be best of 3 sets to 25 points, win by 2 points with no point cap. Deciding set (If necessary) will be to 15 points (switch sides at 8 points), win by 2 points with no point cap. Each team will have two 30 second timeouts per set. Warmups will be 2 minutes shared, 4 minutes serving team, 4 minutes receiving team.
Pool finish will be determined by
1. Match Percentage
2. Set percentage
3. Point differential
Ties will be determined by the following criteria
2 teams - Head to head results will determine the order of finish
3 teams - If the teams are still tied after match and set percentage and point differential, a card draw will determine the place of finish.
Coaches meeting for ALL AM pools will be at 7:15am at Kekuhaupiʻo. First serve to start promptly at 8am. PM Pools at Keawe (Pool 2) coaches meeting will be at 12:15p at Keawe gym. PM Pools at Kekuhaupiʻo will be at 1:15pm at the tournament desk.
All participants (players and coaches) MUST be registered with USAV. Please bring an updated webpoint roster for your team to your siteʻs coaches meeting and sign and hand to the gym site director. Only rostered staff will be allowed in the team bench area (Per USAV Guidelines). Handwritten rosters will NOT be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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Update on Tournament Fees
With this change, we wanted to also modify our fee in order to better support the 2 days of play all teams would be getting. The fee for our qualifying tournament has been lowered to $300 per participating team. We are requesting that a new check for $300 per team be brought to the gym on 1/6/19 and submitted to the Power League Staff upon check-in. There can be one check submitted per club. The original checks will be shredded. Mahalo for your understanding and patience with this matter.
Please contact Chris Blake at email@example.com with questions.