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Overview


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. 

Divisions

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. 

Premier - Each regional series will include two events that have a Premier only division. The players in this division represent the best in the country. To participate, you and your partner must have already earned Premier status

Format 

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. 

Point Values 

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. 

Independent Tournaments
(Only teams in the most competitive division count towards team total) 

Finish

16 - 31 Teams

32 - 64 Teams

64+ Teams

1st

25

63

88

2nd

15

38

53

3rd

10

25

35

4th

8

19

27

Quarterfinals

4

10

15

 

Spikeball™ Sanctioned Tournaments (single elim)

Finish

Tour Stop

Grand Slam & Regionals

Nationals

1st

325

400

750

2nd

195

240

450

3rd

130

160

300

4th

95

120

225

Quarterfinals

50

60

112.5

Round of 16

25

30

57

Round of 32

12

15

30

Round of 64

6

8

15

 

Spikeball™ Sanctioned Tournaments (double elim)

Finish Tour Stop Grand Slam & Regionals Nationals
1st 325 400 750
2nd 195 240 450
3rd 130 160 300
4th 95 120 225
Tied for 5th 60 72 135
Tied for 7th 40 48 90
Tied for 9th 30 36 68
Tied for 13th 20 24 46
Tied for 17th 14 18 36
Tied for 25th 10 12 24
Tied for 33rd 7 10 18
Tied  for 49th 5 6 12

Pro Division

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.  

Prizes

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. 

32+ teams

Rank Tour Stop Grand Slam Regionals
1st $200 $300 $400
2nd $100 $200 $200
3rd Free Entry $100 $100

 

8-31 teams

Rank Tour Stop Grand Slam Regionals
1st $100 $200 $200
2nd Free Entry $100 $100
3rd
Free Entry
$50

 

Nationals

Rank 16-63 teams 64 teams
1st $1,000 $4,000
2nd $500 $2,000
3rd $250 $1,000
4th $100 $500

 

SRA Board 

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.  

Members include: 

  • Skyler Boles
  • Shaun Boyer
  • Harding Brumby
  • Ezra Dantowitz
  • Michael Eberhardt
  • Julie Haselton
  • Chris Hornacek
  • Jack Scotti
  • Mike White