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Welcome to BorderWars 2013! This is the 6th year that we have had this tournament. All of you are why it is successful every year. The details of the tournament are as follows. Click Here for 2013 Rules (can also be found on rules and registration page).
Tournament Date: Saturday, October 19th to Saturday, November 2nd.
Tournament Format: The format has changed this year for the better. The details are:
-Tournament is for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teams.
-Cost of the tournament will stay the same at $275/team.
-You will be guranteed 3 GAMES this year vs the 2 games in the past. Every team will play 2 POOL games. The first Saturday & Sunday of the tournament. (There may need to be a Monday game if there is an odd number of teams in a particular grade). As usual, the schedule will be preset and everyone will draw a number out of a hat. This will decide who you will play in the pool games. Therefore, everything is random. Once the pool games are completed, we will use a formula to seed the actual tournament (most likely points allowed; points scored; coin toss) and then the tournament will be a single elimination tournament. Once you get into the tournament - if you lose you are out.
-In the past, we have had a Big League Division and a Small League Division. We are changing that a bit by doing what High School does with classes. The bigger leagues will be Class 2 and the smaller leagues (or leagues that will bring a second team) will be Class 1.
-Lastly, we are eliminating North vs South. We are all going to jump into a pile and play in both classes.
All host fields will be online the first weekend. Then the second weekend all games will be north. The final weekend (championship Saturday) will be at Center Grove.
Why the Change:
By changing to this format, we will be able to eliminate MOST of the night games. Those are the most difficult. There will still need to be some when we have an odd number of teams in a particular grade. This means that the vast majority of the games will be on the weekend. This should help transportation of working parents and/or teams that live at an inconvenient distance away.
Also, it should give the kids a break. The issue isn't the physical aspect of the game (if you ever timed an actual game it might run 4 minutes), its the mental fatigue aspect of the game that should improve. Lastly, the thought is the new format will be more fun overall for the kids.
Thanks - BorderWars Tournament Committee