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Tournament Info

Fall Semester

  • 9 Sectional tournaments (1 for each Section)
  • Teams from any section are allowed to compete in up to 4 of the Fall tournaments

Spring Semester

  • 9 Sectional tournaments (1 for each Section)
  • Teams are only allowed to compete in their Section
  • National Championship

Each College Sectional consists of an Individual tournament (pool play & bracket) followed by a Club Bracket.

Individual Tournament

  • Teams compete individually for their school
  • Pool play followed by bracket play
  • Pool play will consist of all teams playing every other team in their pool once. Games will be played to 15 or 21.
  • Pools will be made with the intention of having even pools based on rankings and past tournament results.
  • Teams will be seeded in a bracket based on the pool play results. Seeding will be done by win/loss, point differential, then head to head.
  • Bracket play will most likely be 2/3 games to 15 or 21.

Club Bracket

  • Schools compete as Squads of two or three teams
  • Begins in bracket play
  • Squad's seeding in the bracket will be determined by the Squad's combined points based on final placement of the teams from the Individual tournament.
  • The order of the teams as part of the Squad will be determined by the final placement of the teams from the Individual tournament.
  • The bracket matchups will put a Squad's 2 or 3 teams - 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 - against the other Squad's 2 or 3 teams.
  • The Squad that wins 2/3 matches moves on.
  • Bracket play will most likely be 2/3 games to 15 or 21.


  • Squad = 2 or 3 individual teams from the same school that compete together
  • A school's top Squad must have 3 teams, additional Squads may have 2 teams
  • If a Squad of 2 plays a Squad of 3, the Squad of 2 must win both matches to move on
  • Contingencies
    • If both Squads competing only have 2 teams then point differential will be the tie breaker in the case of the teams splitting matches
    • If two teams from the same Squad are knocked out in the same round of the Individual tournament, the point differential in that round will determine which team is seeded higher. Exception: Losing in 3 games > Losing in 2 games. If point differential is the same then whichever team has the higher seed entering bracket play is the higher team.
    • If two Squads have the same combined point total than the Squad with the higher overall finishing team in the Individual tournament gets the higher seed. If the highest teams on both Squads are knocked out in the same round, the Squad with the highest seeded team entering the Individual tournament gets the higher seed in the Squad bracket.
    • Since the Squad team count is limited to 3, a school may have multiple Squads compete in the Club bracket
      • ex: If a school has 8 teams playing in the Individual tournament, they can have two Squads of 3 and one Squad of 2 in the Club bracket.
    • Squads must be declared before the start of the individual tournament
      • ex: UGA has 6 teams playing and must declare which 3 teams are on UGA Red Squad and which 3 teams are on UGA Black Squad before the individual tournament

Nationals Bids

  • 9 Auto bids (1 for each Section) & 9 Strength bids (based on Fall points earned) for the Nationals Power Pools
  • Strength bids are determined for each Section by the total points from all Individual finishes for their Sections players at Fall Sectionals
    • Points Multipliers
      • 1x multiplier for competing in Section
      • + .1 for competing in Club bracket (doesn't matter how many Squads)
      • + .1 for competing out of Section
  • At the end of the Fall tournament season, all points are pooled are Strength bids are assigned based on the spread of the points across the Sections.
    • ex: Tropic South has 30% of the points and they will get 3 Strength bids
  • Strength bid spots are then earned at Spring Sectionals
    • ex: Tropic South has 3 Strength bids - the top 3 teams at Tropic South Spring Sectional earn power pool bids
  • 3 power pools at Nationals of 6 teams each
  • Max 2 teams from 1 school in power pools
  • In the case of a school having the top 3+ teams at a Spring Sectional with 3+ bids, the 3rd+ bid would go to the next top placing team(s) from a different school
  • Bids are awarded to schools not specific teams/players. The players for Nationals may be different than those that won at Sectionals.

Nationals Info

  • In order to play Nationals: Recognized Student Organization (RSO)/Club Sport or actively seeking RSO status
  • Stipends won from tournaments will only be deposited into an official club account
  • Women’s National Championship (more details to come)
  • Coed Squad Championship (more details to come)
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