CIRCUIT EVENT DETAILS 101

Changes implemented for 2017

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WHAT IS A CIRCUIT EVENT?

A Circuit Event is a weekend long Kickball Tournament hosted by Kickball365. Expectations of a Circuit Event include: Thursday Night Bar Crawl (select cities), Friday Meet and Greet, Saturday Coed Tournament, Saturday Night After Party, Sunday Womens Tournament, and Sunday Night After Party. The series of ALL Circuit Events in a calendar year that lead up to Circuit Championship Weekend in November is known as The National Tour.

TEAMS

This tournament is open to ANY and ALL adult kickball teams with no previous qualifications necessary to participate. The Co-Ed Division plays on Saturday and the Women's Division plays on Sunday. All teams who compete in this a Circuit Event have a chance to qualify for Circuit Championship Weekend #CCC2017 in November. Teams will not be notified if they have an invite to #CCC or not - all teams are responsible to register before the deadline.

EVENT RULES

All Circuit Events utilize the Official Rulebook of Kickball365.

PRIZE POOL

Kickball365 will award cash prizes to teams no later than approximately within thirty (30) days after the completion of this Circuit Event. The total amount will be based on the final number of teams participating.Please refer to the Structure of the Circuit for additional information.

TEAM SEEDING

After registration for a Circuit Event closes, each Team in attendance will be assigned a tournament seed. Each seed will be based on a team's averaged ranks (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each of the individual ranking systems ELO, FIFA, and RPI to generate their tournament ranking. New Teams without enough data to make such a determination will be seeded at the bottom to complete the seeding. By contrast, the CIRCUIT SCORING SYSTEM (CSS), which awards points to registered Circuit Teams solely on their performance at Circuit Events, will be used to seed teams at the Circuit Championship Weekend.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

You must be at least 21 years old (as of the posted event date) to participate in this tournament and the social events planned during the weekend. You must be in good health, have adequate health insurance, and be physically prepared to compete in this event. Note, participants under the age of 21 are not permitted to register - regardless of their role at the Circuit Event (i.e. Coach, Non-Playing Coaches, Base Coach, etc).

PLAYER REGISTRATION

All Captains, Players, and Non-Playing Coaches are required to register themselves online prior to the posted registration deadlines (at 1159pm EST/859pm PST). We do not accept offline payments of any kind and cannot manually add anyone to your team if they failed to register on time.

NEW PLAYER REFERRAL PROGRAM

If you have any friends, close contacts, co-workers, or anyone else who has never played in a Circuit Event before, they will receive FREE ENTRY to their first  event. This program allows for up to two (2) players PER TEAM per tournament. Players must register using the code NEWKICKBALLER2017 at the time of registration. 

NON-PLAYING COACHES INFO

Each team is allowed, but not required, to have a maximum of two (2) Non-Playing Coaches. These individuals are required to officially register for the Circuit Event at no cost using the discount code NONPLAYINGCOACH2017 before the same player registration deadline. This includes signing the same waiver that all players must sign. As a reminder, a Non-Playing Coach is allowed to engage with the Game Referees ONLY if they are wearing the required Captains Band during the Game.

CHECK-IN AT HQ REQUIRED EVERY DAY

All Captains, Players, and Non-Playing Coaches will be required to check-in at HQ prior to the start of their first game and will need to bring formal identification (ex. valid drivers license or passport). Check-in begins one (1) hour prior to start of the first game. Failure to properly check in may result in a yellow card for the player and/or team captain.

REQUIRED CAPTAIN / NOn-PLAYING COACHES MEETINGS

Approximately thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of games for the day, all Captains, Non-Playing Coaches, and Referees are required to attend a brief meeting at HQ. Ground rules for the day will be covered and you will have an opportunity to ask questions in an interactive environment.

BEHAVIOR

Captains, Players, and Non-Playing Coaches are to be held accountable for the behavior of their teammates, supporters and guests. If the conduct of any member of such group or groups is deemed by Kickball365 to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive to the competition, then those individuals may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including ejection from the park.

SCHEDULE/STANDINGS/WATCH THE GAMES

  • The game day schedule and standings can be found at Scoreboard365.com
  • Spectators are encouraged to watch games from the sidelines only. Please do not sit anywhere where you might interfere with any live plays.
  • If you cannot attend the event in person you can watch a live stream of the event on WatchKickball.com
  • If you are live streaming on Periscope, please link your account to Twitter and put @kickball365 anywhere in the title. This way every live streamed game can be easily found on our public Twitter Feed.

REFUNDS

If you are no longer able to attend the event,then please submit an email to [email protected]. If your request is submitted before the last registration deadline (at 1159pm EST/859pm PST), Kickball365 will issue you a 100% site (LeagueApps) credit that can be used at any future Circuit event. No credits will be granted after the final registration date under any circumstances. Kickball365 does not provide monetary refunds outside of these site credits.

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