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Premier Division

About Premier

What is Premier?

Premier is an exclusive division within the Spikeball Tour Series for the top 1% of roundnet players. Players can earn Premier when finishing in top spots at Spikeball Tour Series or sanctioned events. The Premier Division elevates the development of roundnet, allowing us to showcase the best athletes and providing beginner and intermediate players a goal to aspire to.

How do I earn Premier?

  • In North America, Top 4 teams non-premier in Contender division at Challengers, top 6 non-premier teams at Majors, and top 8 non-premier teams at The Spikeball Championship.
  • In the EU, Top 8 non-premier teams teams in Contender division at Challengers. We recognize that there are fewer opportunites to earn premier in the EU and are therefore extending the placements that earn it.
  • For sanctioned SAOs events, the Top 3 non-premier teams in the highest division will earn premier (max 2 events per SAO).
  • In North America players cannot earn premier with a current premier player.
  • In the EU, you can earn premier with a non-North American premier partner. For example, Buddy Hammon can’t play in France and help earn his partner premier, but a French player who has premier can help earn their non-premier partner the status.
    • In the above case, a hybrid premier team counts as one of the teams that Premier is awarded to. Premier is not awarded to teams ranked lower, even if hybrid teams earn the status.

Who is Currently Premier?

Premier players can play in the two highest skilled divisions offered & in any non skill based division (it High School/Youth) as long as they meet the age requirements.

How do I requalify for Premier?  

  • At Challengers, win (or earn in a bye) in the first round of bracket play.
  • At Majors, qualify for the Premier Gold bracket or win (or earn a bye) in the first round of Premier Silver Bracket.
  • At Championships, qualify for the Pro Division or win (or earn a bye) in the first round of Premier Gold.
  • Players, cannot re-qualify at a Sanctioned Event.
  • All players that earn or re-qualify for Premier in 2022 retain Premier status through 2023

What are the restrictions?

  • Premier qualified players are not allowed to play in divisions below 4.5
  • When a premier division is present
    • Premier qualified teams are not allowed to play below 5.0
    • A premier qualified player can play 4.5 if they:
      • did not compete in any 2021 Pro Division
  • If a premier player competes in 4.5 and gets top two they a restricted from playing 4.5

Premier Format + Info

Seeding

  • Points from a previous season are worth 25% of their value in the following season. Points last for one season after they are earned. For example points earned in the 2021 season are worth 25% in 2022 season.

    • Individual players receive 50% of the team points.
    • Seeding takes the sum of top 3 individual points from 2021 season (25% original value) or 2022 season (100%).

 

Pool Play

Challengers

  • Teams snake seeded into pools based on points.
  • Pool size will vary based on total number of teams.
  • Play each team in your pool one game.

Majors

  • Teams snake seeded into pools based on points.
  • Pools of of 4 or 5
  • Best of 3 matches to 21, no cap

Bracket Play

Challengers

  • The top 32 teams qualify for Premier Gold bracket - seeded by pool play performance - losses (low to high), point differential ratio (high to low). This is standard seeding, not slotted.
  • Teams not qualifying for Premier Gold bracket will play out in Premier Silver bracket, seeded by pool play performance - losses (low to high), point differential ratio (high to low). This is standard seeding, not slotted.
  • Bracket is single elimination, best of 3 matches, games to 21.

Majors

  • The top two teams from each pool will qualify for Premier Gold bracket - seeded by pool play performance - losses (low to high), point differential ratio (high to low). This is standard seeding, not slotted.
  • Teams not qualifying for Premier Gold bracket will play out in Premier Silver bracket, seeded by pool play performance - losses (low to high), point differential ratio (high to low). This is standard seeding, not slotted.
  • Bracket is single elimination, best of 3 matches, games to 21.

Projected Schedule

Challengers

Saturday

9:00am - 11:00am Pool Play

12:00pm: 1st Round of Bracket

1:00pm: 2nd Round of Bracket

2:00pm: 3rd Round of Bracket

3:00pm: 4th Round of Bracket

4:00pm: 5th Round of Bracket

Majors

Saturday

9:00am - 1:00pm Pool Play

2:00pm: 1st Round of Bracket

3:00pm: 2nd Round of Bracket

4:00pm: 3rd Round of Bracket (if needed)

Sunday

9:00am - 2:00pm: Semis & Finals (Exact Schedule TBD)

*times are estimated, listen to annoucements at each event

Team Points

Position Challenger Without 8 Premier Teams Challenger Major Championship
1 150 500 875 1500
2 90 300 525 900
3 57 190 332.5 570
4 40.5 135 236.25 405
5 33 110 192.5 330
6 30 100 175 300
7 27 90 157.5 270
8 25.5 85 148.75 255
9 24 80 140 240
10 22.5 75 131.25 225
11 21 70 122.5 210
12 19.5 65 113.75 195
13 18 60 105 180
14 17.1 57 99.75 171
15 16.5 55 96.25 165
16 15.9 53 92.75 159

*Some tournaments may not field the 8 Premier teams needed to hold the division. If so, teams will earn points of a lower value.

Cash Prizes

Challenger

Premier 5.0 & Women's 4.0+

8 - 16 Teams  
1st - $300
2nd - $150
3rd - $75
17 - 24 Teams
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $125
25 - 32 Teams
1st - $700
2nd - $350
3rd - $175
32+ Teams  
1st - $1000
2nd - $450
3rd - $200

Major

Premier 5.0 & Women's 4.0+

Per Division
1st - $2,000
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $500
4th - $250

Championship 

Pro/Coed Open 5.5, Women's 4.0+

Per Division
1st - $4000
2nd - $2000
3rd - $1000
4th - $500
5th - $325
6th - $250
T-7 - $175
9th - $150
10th - $125
T-11 - 100
T-13 - $50

Pro Division at Spikeball Championship

16 team division. The top 3 teams at each Major will receive an auto bid for the Pro Division. The rest of the spots are given to teams based on the sum of top 3 team points from the 2022 season.

Spikeball Elite

In the past we have had 8 Men's teams for Spikeball Elite. We want to equalize the Men's and Women's prizes and increase those prizes. This makes earning Spikeball Elite a true 'Elite 8.' The top 4 Men's & Women's teams based on the sum of top 4 team points from the 2022 season (at 100%) will earn Elite.

Each team wins: $500 to Spikeball.com, $500 VII Apparel Team Package (Elite swag + jerseys), $1,500 Travel Stipend, Custom Spikeball Holiday Apparel, Free registration to all Spikeball Events in 2023, New sets released in 2023.

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