COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: This event will adhere to the Return To Play Guidelines, and have COVID contingencies in place. Due to the rapidly changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events and teams will be expected to comply with local, state, and USA Ultimate medical and safety requirements for the event.
Saturday Venue: Warren County Sports Park at Union Village, 1408 OH-741, Lebanon, OH 45036
Sunday Venue: 9825 State 185, Versailles, Ohio 45380
Tournament Director: Dale Wilker
Format: ~16.1, but with only 2 pool play games
- Chicago Machine
- Beachfront Property
- Black Sheep
- Black Market
- Fine Giant
- Nain Rouge
Special Rules in place for this event format:
Three team tiebreaker
When all three teams in a pool finish with 1-1 records, apply the standard tiebreakers, but you should add the following rule to the tournament:
If the first two games of a three-way round robin end with the exact same score (but
different winners), one additional point should be played after the second game. The
pulling team and the sides should be the same as at the beginning of the second half.
This point will only count in the case of the otherwise unbreakable three-way tie,
where each game results in the exact same score. If each team has a point
differential of zero after the last game and all three games resulted in the same
score, the additional point played after round two determines the first and third
Example 1. A beats B 15-12. B beats C 15-12. At the conclusion of their
game, B and C play one additional point. This point will only come into play if C
beats A 15-12 in the final game.
Remember, this provision only goes into effect if all three scores are
identical; if merely all three point differentials are identical, that is not enough
to trigger this provision (see next example).
Example 2. A beats B 15-12. B beats C 14-11. C beats A 15-12. All three
point differentials are zero, but not all the scores are identical. The tie can be
broken, however, with tie-breaker rule #6, which is "points scored, counting only
games among the teams that are tied." A has scored 27 points, B and C have each
scored 26 points. A takes first place, and you attempt to break B and C's tie by
going back at the first rule. On head-to-head (rule #2), B beat C, and so B takes
second and C takes third.
Switching parallel games
Switching opponents in parallel bracket games
In many brackets in this manual, a given round will contain two "parallel"
games where the winners of two games in the previous round play two teams which just
entered that bracket. Examples of this would be games c and d in bracket 6.1.2,
games j and k in bracket 8.2.2, and games z and aa in bracket 16.2.1.
The choice of which opponent plays which in these situations is made to
minimize the likelihood of a rematch occurring. However, in certain cases, upsets
in previous rounds can cause rematches to occur in these games. Generally, these
rematches are unavoidable and must be played. However, in certain specific cases
these rematches should be avoided by switching the lower seeded opponents.
The exact procedure for determining when to make this switch is as follows:
- Examine the regularly scheduled matchups and determine whether either game is a rematch of a game which occurred earlier in BRACKET play. If so, continue to step 2, otherwise skip to step 3. (For the purposes of this procedure, all games after the conclusion of pool play are considered bracket games.)
- Consider the matchups that would occur if the lower-seeded teams (that is, the teams that were already in the sub-bracket in the previous round) were switched. If either of the resulting games would be rematches of BRACKET play, then the procedure is complete and no changes should be made to the schedule. Otherwise, go to step 5.
- Examine the regularly scheduled matchups and determine whether either game is a rematch of a game which occurred earlier in POOL play. If so, continue to step 4, otherwise the procedure is complete and no changes should be made to the schedule.
- Consider the matchups that would occur if the lower-seeded teams (that is, the teams that were already in the sub-bracket in the previous round) were switched. If either of the resulting games would be rematches of earlier games in the tournament (either in pool play or bracket play), then the procedure is complete and no changes should be made to the schedule. Otherwise, continue to step 5.
- Switch the lower-seeded teams, so that they now play the opposite opponents.
For the purposes of clarity, here are a few examples:
Example 1. Teams are playing bracket 8.2.1 - eight-team clipped double elimination. In game b, A2 defeats B1. Games a, d, and e all go to seed. No change in the schedule is made, since switching lower seeded opponents in games f and g would result in a pool play rematch in game f.
Example 2. Teams are playing bracket 8.2.1 - eight-team clipped double elimination. In game b, A2 defeats B1. In game a, B2 defeats A1. Games d and e go to seed. Lower seeded opponents are switched in games f and g, since this will prevent pool play rematches (A1 vs. A3 and B1 vs B3) without creating any pool play rematches.
Example 3. Teams are playing bracket 16.5 - 5 teams advancing - seeding from four pools (15-16 teams). A1 wins game a, and then loses in games e and k, while B2 loses game a and loses game h, but wins game u. As such, the teams that played in bracket game a (A1 and B2) are scheduled to play again in bracket game w.
Furthermore, the team which won game h also won game j, so no bracket rematch is created by moving the lower seed in game w (B2) into game v. Therefore, the lower seeded opponents are switched in games w and v.
Whether this creates (or avoids) a pool play rematch is not considered, since the priority is to avoid a bracket play rematch. For example, the winner of game t could be A4, which would mean the switched game v would be a pool play rematch (A1 vs. A4). The change would be made despite this.
2021 Club Guidelines
This year is the first that the new "2020-2021 Official Rules of Ultimate" will be used for all USA Ultimate competition. This applies to all USA Ultimate-owned and sanctioned events. The new rules are available at www.usaultimate.org/rules in HTML and PDF formats, along with supporting documentation highlighting and explaining the changes from the 11th Edition. The new rules will be available in the USA Ultimate app and printed booklet by the end of February
The "2020-2021 Official Rules of Ultimate" will be used for all USA Ultimate competition. This applies to all USA Ultimate-owned and sanctioned events. The new rules are available at https://usaultimate.org/rules/ in HTML and PDF formats, along with supporting documentation highlighting and explaining the changes from the 11th Edition. The new rules are also available in the USA Ultimate app.
Club Post Season Deadlines -
1. Friday, August 27: Team Registration
2. Wednesday, September 8 @ 5pm MT: Final Event Rosters
3. Wednesday, September 29: Schedule posted
4. Monday, October 4: Final Scores