Winterfest Tournament Information

Match Length:
All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!!

Age Divisions:
WINTERFEST #1 -  January 6-7, 2018
Girl's: 18 Club, 16 Club, 15’s, 14’s, 12’s
Boy’s: 18’s, 17’s, 16’s, 15’s

WINTERFEST #2  -  January 13-15, 2018
Girl's: 18 Open, 18 USA, 17 Open, 17 USA, 16 Open, 16 USA

Division Formats:
All 2-day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 4 matches in each division. All 3-day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 7 matches.

Tie-breakers
For this year's event, there will NOT be any tie-breaking games played.  In the case of a tie, the teams will be ranked by head-to-head results in case of a 2-way tie, or in the case of a 3-way tie: set percentage, and then, if necessary, point percentage.

Team Entry Fee:
$450 for Winterfest #1
$675 for Winterfest #2
**Entry fees will only be refunded up to Friday, December 1st, after this date no refunds will be processed.

Officials:
Paid 1st officials provided for all matches. 
CLICK HERE for officials' registration details for this and other JVC hosted tournaments.

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy:
All teams participating in this event must stay in the host hotels.
**Click on hotel information for specifics!

Once a club has registered for the Tourament, you will be able to book hotel room for the Club/Team(s)

Tournament Schedule:
Saturday wave times will be posted no later than December 1st.
A full tournament schedule will be posted on www.SportWrench.com no later than 8pm on the Wednesday before each weekend’s play.

Spectator Registration Information and Cost:
Purchase your spectator wristbands in advance at www.SportWrench.com.
Wristbands will be available for purchase online approximately 10 days before the first date of tournament play and will remain open throughout the event. 
Spectators will also be able to purchase a wristband at the door each day, beginning at 7am, that will gain them entrance to the playing venues.

Winterfest #1 (Jan 6-7, 2018) Wristband Pricing

ALL TOURNAMENT WRISTBAND:
$16 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$20 for a All Tournament wristband online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

SINGLE DAY WRISTBAND:
$10 for a Single Day wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$13 for a Single Day wristband purchased online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

Winterfest #2 (Jan 13-15, 2018) Wristband Pricing

ALL TOURNAMENT WRISTBAND:
$25 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$30 for a All Tournament wristband online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

SINGLE DAY WRISTBAND:
$10 for a Single Day wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$13 for a Single Day wristband purchased online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

Team Check-in:
SportWrench Online Team Check in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.  
There is NO coaches meeting on Friday night.
COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST check in their teams prior to tournament play…consists of verifying the roster and receiving coaches and players wristbands.
**Teams will be issued a wristband for each player and up to 3 ADULTS listed on the validated roster in SportWrench at Team Check-in.

Team Check-in Locations and Times:
Winterfest #1
Friday, January 5th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Connecticut Convention Center near Championship Desk
Saturday, January 6th from 7am-3:30pm near Championship Desk

Winterfest #2
Friday, January 12th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Connecticut Convention Center near Championship Desk
Saturday, January 13th from 7am-3:30pm near Championship Desk

Protests:
If a protest is to be filed, it must be done at the time of the incident, NO LATER. 
The first referee is obligated to acknowledge and record all protests. 
ONLY THE FLOOR CAPTAIN MAY FILE PROTESTS. The exception to this rule applies to the 14U and younger divisions, where the acting team coach may act. 
All protests will be handled by the Protest Committee and their decision is binding. A Protest Committee will consist of any two of the following: Tournament Director, Assistant Tournament Director, Head Official, National Official or a non-involved Club Director.

Facility Rules:

  • Due to incidents in previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues.
  • Ball Handling is NOT allowed outside of the exhibit halls in the Convention Center. 
  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in ANY facility.
  • Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities. 
  • In order to comply with the fire marshal, NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS INTO THE CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER. 
  • Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

Athletic Trainers:
There will be athletic trainers available to tape ankles and assist with minor injuries at each facility.  
Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-ehisting needs.  Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.
A Nurse will be in the Convention Center in case of emergency.