The Michigan Blind Athletic Association Announces the 34th Annual USABA Midwest Regional Goalball Tournament!
DATES AND TIMES:
Games Saturday February 24, 2018 (estimated times 8:00 am until 9:30 pm)
Games Sunday February 25, 2018 (estimated times 8:00 am until 1:00 pm)
Warren Mott High School
3131 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092
We are planning on holding an elite tournament in addition to the standard tournament for the men’s and possibly the women’s teams. Placement in the elite tournament will be done at the discretion of the tournament director and USABA Goalball Planning Team.
Every attempt will be made to allow all interested teams to attend while not compromising the quality and integrity of the tournament. Preference will be given to ONE team per organization, per gender.
Teams and pool players submit letter of application by January 1, 2018
Submit letters via email to Jessica Kusku (Jessica.Kusku@gmail.com
Teams should include a tentative roster for planning purposes
Teams/players will be notified of their place in the tournament by January 10, 2018
A full roster, t-shirt sizes, jersey numbers, and payment must be received by January 27, 2018
Travel information must be received by February 9, 2018 to guarantee a ride from the airport.
***DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR SPOT FROM JESSICA KUSKU. WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT REFUND TRAVEL EXPENSES IF YOU ARE NOT CHOSEN TO ATTEND.***
Registration fee is $45 USD per person (players and coaches), and includes: participant t-shirt, meals on Saturday, awards, and transportation. No refunds of registration fees after February 3rd. ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS AND COACHES MAY EAT MEALS. If you anticipate having an additional person such as a driver or spectator, they may purchase meals as well. Cost of a meals-only registration is $15 USD per person.
A \"team\" will consist of a minimum of three players. Thus, no two-member teams can be accepted, but pool players may be organized into teams by the tournament director as needed. Tournament fees for pool players will be $45 per person.
FORMAT, GAME TIME, AND STRUCTURE:
Exact format of games, time, and structure is dependant upon the number of registered teams, referee and volunteer availability, and financial resources available. Therefore, a guarantee of games is not known until the schedules are completed, but generally teams can count on at least 3 round robin games plus elimination and championship rounds.
The tournament will be officiated by USABA and/or IBSA sanctioned referees and IBSA rules will be followed as closely as possible.
We’re looking forward to another exciting tournament. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas please do not hesitate to send them in.