The Spikeball™ Tour Series brings together thousands of new and experienced players around the sport they love.
Each of our regional tournament series consists of a series of Tour Stops culminating with a Grand Slam tournament. In 2016 there were over 1000 teams that participated and in 2017 there were over 2000 teams that participated. We're hoping to make 2018 even bigger with the addition of new formats, locations, and some fun events planned throughout the weekend.
Women's - Women are welcome to sign up for any of the other divisions, but we are also offering women's only divisions. As it's still a growing demographic, this division will likely have a wide range of skill levels.
Intermediate - If you're not at the advanced level or just starting out, the intermediate division is perfect for you. Here you'll be able to play against other ballers who are still honing their skills.
Advanced - The advanced division will include a mix of Elite players and other top talents. If you think you've got what it takes to play against the best, anyone is welcome to sign up for this division.
16 or less teams: All teams will compete in a double elimination bracket
17-19 teams: 14-16 and 17-19 will play in for spots in the 16 team double elimination bracket
20 teams: Top 16 will make the double elimination bracket and 17-20 will play out for places in a B single elimination bracket
21+ teams: Top 16 will make the double elimination bracket and there will be a B double elimination bracket for 17-X teams
In general, a Spikeball Tour Series tournament consists of two parts. In the morning there's pool play to determine seeding followed by bracket play in the afternoon to determine a champion.
In pool play, you are grouped with a number of teams (typically 7 or 8) and you play one game against each team in your pool. The results of pool play (win/loss % and average point differential) are used to seed teams in bracket play.
In bracket play, if you lose a match you are usually either knocked out of the tournament or placed into a consolation bracket.
Each event will have its own nuances so Tournament Directors have the discretion to make formatting decisions to ensure the success of the event. Please refer to the specific event page for detailed format information.
Every tournament you register for on spikeballroundnet.com carries point values based on where you finish. Points are used to determine rankings and prizes. In order for points to count toward rankings, teams must complete the bracket. (ie if a team leaves without playing the third and fourth place game, they will not receive points, unless there is a forfeit due to injury). In events with a Premier division, the Advanced division will earn points based on the 16 - 31 Teams Independent Tournament scale.
(Only teams in the most competitive division count towards team total)
Spikeball™ Sanctioned Tournaments (single elim) 8 teams required
Round of 16
Round of 32
Spikeball™ Sanctioned Tournaments (double elim)
The 2018 Spikeball™ Roundnet National Championship will feature a Pro division made up of the best of the best Premier teams. Only 16 teams will qualify for the Pro division. The top two teams from each Regional Championship will earn a spot. All remaining spots will be determined by cumulative season points.
This shift makes the season as a whole and the Regional Championships more important. It rewards teams who get results throughout the season and turns the Regional Championships into a high-stakes events by making them true Nationals qualifiers.
Having a division of 16 top teams at Nationals allows for better coverage of games, flexibility of structure, and helps ensure fair matchups. It also makes for a more interesting Premier division by allowing us to focus on teams and matchups that don’t always get featured.
This year, women's teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes at every event. We're also basing payouts across all divisions on a two-tier system based on the number of teams participating.
We've added a win multiplier. For every consecutive win in a Regional Series (Tour Stops, Grand Slam, and Regional Championship) teams earn an additional 25% on top of the original cash prize.
Plus, there's a $300 travel stipend to the men's and women's teams that earn the most points from each Regional Series - East, West, Southeast, and Midwest.
In order to be eligible for a cash prize, teams must participate in the most competitive division. This means that in a tournament with both Advanced and Premier, only the Premier division will have a cash prize. A minimum of 8 teams per division is required for cash prizes. For tournaments with both Advanced and Premier divisions, the number of teams equals the sum of both divisions.
The Spikeball Roundnet Association Board consists of members who are passionate about the future of roundnet. They discuss things such as tournament formats, rule revisions, and rankings with the goal of creating the next great sport.
- Skyler Boles
- Shaun Boyer
- Harding Brumby
- Ezra Dantowitz
- Michael Eberhardt
- Julie Haselton
- Chris Hornacek
- Jack Scotti
- Mike White