National Team Tournaments
These tournaments are for all teams representing their country on the National Team. National Team members will be selected by that country’s Recognized Roundnet Organization (RRO). RROs will have the ability to send a men's and women’s squad. A squad consists of the top 5 men’s teams from that country and top 3 women's teams. Squads to be submitted by August 1st.
Part One: Team Championship
If you've made your country's National Team then you will be competing in a Men's or Women's division with all other players from National Teams in this competition to crown a World Championship Team. This tournament will be like a normal event with pool play followed by bracket play. It's every team for themselves, so you may face off against a team from the same country as you.
Part Two: Squad Championship
The National Squad Championship has the best teams for each country compete together and face off against other nations to crown a World Championship Country.
How it works:
- The results of the Team Championship is used to seed the Squad Competition (starts in bracket play).
- Countries face off against each other. Teams are paired by their results from the individual tournament. For example, if France and Belgium were playing each other, the top finishing team from France would play the top finishing team from Belgium, the second finishing team from France would play the second finishing team from Belgium, and so on.
- In order to move on to the next round, a country must win the majority of their matchups.
In order to participate all countries must have
- A Recognized Roundnet Organization
- Matching national jerseys (including country name and colors)
- Enough teams to win a majority of the matchups (ie you could compete in the open squad competition with only 3 teams, but you could not compete if you had only two teams)
- All teams play in the Team Championship (if they are going to compete in the Squad portion)
Further details about specific seeding and structures will be released at a later date.
Individual Tournament (Open to Anyone)
This tournament is for teams that are not a part of their countries National Team. This tournament will be like a normal event with pool play followed by bracket play. We will have a variety of divisions for teams of all ages and skill levels. If necessary, caps will be put on the number of teams in each division and/or the number of teams/country in each division to ensure a smooth and safe event and guarantee opportunities for worldwide representation. If you want to lock in your spot, sign up right away. Note - if you're trying to play on your National Team, register for any division and if you make it you will automatically be moved into the National Team tournament.
- Advanced (Open and Women's) - This division is for for anyone who wants to face off against great competitors from around the world.
- Intermediate (Open and Women's) - This division is for for anyone who wants competition but is still developing their game and not quite ready for Advanced.
- Beginner (Open) - This division is for anyone who wants to play against other teams who are still learning the sport. It will be the only division with a "gentleman's serve" rule and the vibe will be a relaxed, fun environment.
- Youth - (Open and Women's) - This division will help determine the best young rising stars in roundnet. There will be age categories for under 19 and under 15. You must be under the specified age at the date of the tournament.
- Masters (Open) - This division is for players 35 and older at the date of the tournament.
Sunday will feature a hat tournament where random team assignments will give you the chance to compete with a partner from another country. This relaxed competition will be a great way to close out the event and hopefully get to know someone new!
Below is a high level schedule of the competition (a more detailed schedule will be released as we get closer to the event), but keep in mind that there will also be lots of activities to discuss different aspects of sport development as well as stuff that is purely social to get to know fellow ballers and celebrate the occasion.