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Northeast Regional Goalball

April 14, 2023 - April 16, 2023
Westmont, N.J.


WESTMONT, NEW JERSEY                            

-       Registration fee is $65.00 (USD) per player and coach. Fee includes registration, meals, and tournament t-shirt.
-       Payment can be made via Check, PayPal, Venmo.

PayPal:          @NJBlindAthletes
Venmo:         @NJBlindAthletes

-       Please make checks payable to ABANJ and mail to:
PO Box 294
Belmar, NJ 07719

-       Registration deadline is March 24th, 2023.  Payment is due with registration. Registration received after the 24th will cost $80.00 per participant.
-       All players and coaches must be 2023 USABA Members and have a team roster registered with USABA Goalball. Coaches or any other staff must meet the USABA coaching criteria for Safe Sport, Background Check, and Concussion Protocol.

Host Hotel:
Hilton Garden Inn Mt. Laurel
4000 Atrium Way
Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054

-       $149 Plus taxes includes Continental breakfast
-       Reservation can be made at:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT (,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT)

-    Code “ABN”
-    Phone Number: 800-774-1500 mention “Gunderman Goalball Classic”
-       Reservations must be made by March 23, 2023.
-       When making your reservation, please mention “Goalball” to get this rate.
-       This hotel is approximately 25 minutes from Haddon Township High School.

Competition will be held on the afternoon of Friday (Games start at 3:00) , April 14th, all day Saturday, April 15th, and the morning of Sunday, April 16th at Haddon Township High School.

406 Memorial Ave
Westmont, NJ 08108

-       Smoking is not permitted anywhere on school property

ABANJ’s gender-affirming bathroom statement:
You have the right to use the restroom, locker room or other single-sex facility consistent with your gender identity or gender expression. Individuals will not be asked to show identification, medical documentation, or any other form or verification of gender. Any person who abuses this policy in order to assault, harass, intimidate or otherwise interfere with an individual’s rights under this policy will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 


  1. Tournament will be round robin play. We are accepting a maximum of 8-10 Women’s Teams, a maximum of 12-14 Men’s Teams.  Men’s Teams may be split into two divisions  (8 Men’s Division 1 Teams, and 6 Division 2 Teams) depending on team registrations.  Tournament Director and USABA  will determine the appropriate format and division(s) once registration is complete.

  2. The tournament will follow a round robin format. All games will be played with 10 minute halves, 3 time-outs, and 3 substitutions.

  3. If there are teams tied after the completion of round robin play, the tie will be broken by goal differential, head to head score, then least goals allowed.

  4. The Mercy Rule will end a game if there is a goal differential of 10 points.

  5. All coin tosses will take place at the score table, during half time of the game prior to your scheduled game. If a game ends, due to the Mercy Rule, the coin toss will be done by the referee at the end of the game and your game will start within 15 minutes.

  6. 6. Eye patching will be done only if requested at the coin toss. The team requesting eye patching must provide USABA approved patches, if you request cross taping, you must provide the type (Paper tape or hypo allergenic tape only). We do ask that eye patches be disposed of in the trash bins near the team benches.

  7. PROTESTS: A fee of $100.00 is required. Protest forms are available at the score table.  The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld.   The protest committee will consist of the tournament director, head official and a representative of USABA Goalball. If one of these people is involved in the protest, an alternate representative will be selected. Any protest must be noted on the score sheet immediately following the game. 

  8. Warm Up Area: Balls can be thrown in the wrestling room off court B lower gym and the upstairs hallway outside of the women’s gym.

  9. If a team purposefully chooses to forfeit a game. That team and possibly that team’s organization will be issued a warning for a first offense. Then be disqualified from the next annual instance of the New Jersey tournament and/or regional tournament.

A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided by the Hilton Garden Inn.  In addition, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner will be served in the high school cafeteria.

If you or your team has dietary restrictions or concerns, please reach out to the tournament contacts.

ABANJ will provide transportation on Friday, April 14th from Philadelphia Airport to the Hilton Garden Inn.  Also, transportation will be provided on Saturday, April 15th to and from the Hilton Garden Inn to Haddon Township High School.  Priority will be given to the teams having the earliest games.  In addition, transportation will be provided from the Hilton Garden Inn to Haddon Township High School on the morning of Sunday, April 16th.  Finally, on Sunday, April 16th, all airport transportation will leave from Haddon Township High School. Please refer to and complete the portion of the registration form if you or your team needs transportation.

Athlete and Coach- airline information must be submitted to the tournament director either at time of registration or via email to tournament contacts by Friday, April 1st, 2023 to be scheduled. If flight information is received after this date, transportation cannot not be guaranteed.

Airport pick-up confirmation and details will be provided closer to the tournament. 

Tournament Contacts
-    Dan Palmadessa      -      201-543-9935
-    Casey Cashman       -       908-442-3257

Site and Volunteer Director
-       Bonnie Richards       –                  865.577.8630

Transportation Coordinator
-       Shelley Palmadessa – 865.577 3564

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