The Open Division will once again be selected through a lottery system.
Any team with membership in a NIRSA-affiliated league or minimum of (4) games played prior to
the National Championships may enter the lottery for their region.
The registration period for this year’s lottery will open on October 1 at 8:00pm PST. All teams who wish to participate must register by October 3 at 9:00am PST. At 1:00pm PST on October 3
there will be a live lottery draw on the NIRSA website where the lucky teams will be selected to play in this year’s tournament.
Questions contact Keeley.Naughton@nirsa.org
Championship Division Registration Information
The Championship Division will be 24 men’s and 24 women’s teams. Teams MUST qualify for the Championship Division by qualifying and winning a regional tournament. The at-large bids for the Championship Division will be awards on Monday, October 30. Please notify your Regional Coordinator by Sunday, October 29 if interested in an at-large bid.
The Open Division registration will once again be a lottery draw on October 3. A team Rep will need to sign-up the team between October 1 at 8:00pm PST and October 3 at 9:00am PST on IMleagues.com. A draw from the hat will take place starting at 1:00pm PST, 4 teams in each region will be selected (the rest of the teams from the region will be drawn and put on a waitlist in order). Teams selected will have until 1:00pm PST on October 5 to register the team which includes payment of entry fee. If a region does not have 4 teams register for the lottery by 11:00am PST on October 3, the vacant slots will be given to wait listed teams in other regions (the rotation of regions given extra slots will be based on number of active teams in the region).
Final rosters are due for Open Division teams on October 27. Each player will need to register online and submit required forms, team captains will be sent specific instructions once team is accepted into the tournament. Enrollment verification forms will be sent via email to team reps by November 1. This form will need all participants’ signatures, and also be signed by Sport Club Director and the University Registrar.
NIRSA recommends that teams do not purchase plane tickets until their team’s entry acceptance is confirmed.
Teams from Institutional Member schools – $1,350
Teams from Non-Institutional Member schools – $1,750
October 27: Last day to make roster changes without a fee for Open Division teams.
October 30: Invitations for at-large bids for the Championship Division
November 1: Accepted teams receive player certification form- has to be signed by participants, the sport club director and school’s registrar after verification of enrollment.
November 3: Last day to make roster changes without a fee for Championship Division teams.
November 9: Tournament schedule available
November 15: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm practice, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm check-in
November 16, 8:00am: play begins
November 17: Pool Play and Single Elimination rounds
November 18: Semi-finals and finals for all divisions
1:00pm: Men’s & Women’s Open Final
3:00pm: Women’s Championship Final
5:00pm: Men’s Championship Final
Please note that the tournament format, number of games, and game length may change due to a team not showing up or circumstances beyond our control (weather). There are NO back-up fields. Under extreme weather conditions, the tournament could be cancelled.
Important National Tournament Information
National Tournament Captain’s Meeting
Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00pm pm at the Sheraton Crescent hotel.
Attendance from one representative is mandatory.
National Tournament Registration
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00PM-6:45 pm at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel.
There will be a $100 late registration fee for teams that do not register before 6:45pm.