Northwest Challenge

Event Type
Team Tournament
Event Start
Event End
Location
Seattle & Burlington, WA
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Welcome to the 2016 Northwest Challenge!

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The Tier 1 Women's, Tier 1 Men's, Women's Dev, and Men's Dev divisions are fill.  We still have availability in the Tier 2 Men's and Women's divisions.

If you are interested in either division or would like to be on the wait list for a full division please submit a bid. To submit your bid please e-mail northwest.challenge@discnw.org with the following information:

  • School and Team Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact E-mail Address
  • Ranking of Divisions You'd Like to be Considered For (e.g. 1. Women's Tier 1 (Fri-Sun) 2. Women's Tier 1 (Sat-Sun) 3. Women's Tier 2) 

Information

We're excited to announce the 2017 Northwest Challenge!  We are again expanding the tournament and adding new divisions and once again plan to put on one of the best quality college events of the year!   
 
Dates and Locations:
 
March 24-26, 2017 
Friday - Seattle, WA (University of Washington Campus)
Sat/Sun - Burlington, WA (Skagit River Park), Seattle, WA (Dev Divisions Only) 
 
Divisions and Formats:
 
Division # of Teams Days USAU Sanctioned Total Games Format
Women's Tier 1 (3 Day) 10 Fri-Sun Yes 7 Pool/Crossover Games
Women's Tier 1 (2 Day) 8 Sat-Sun Yes 6 Pool/Crossover Games
Women's Tier 2 8-16 Sat-Sun Yes 6-7 Pool/Bracket
Men's Tier 1 10 Fri-Sun Yes 7 Pre-scheduled Games
Men's Tier 2 8-16 Sat-Sun Yes 6-7 Pool/Bracket
Men's Dev 5 Sat-Sun No 6-7 Round Robin/Bracket
Women's Dev 6 Sat-Sun No 5-7 Round Robin/Bracket
 
For the Tier 1 women's division, the format will be similar to last year.  Teams will play in an initial pool and then play cross-over games based on pool finish.  There is unlikely to be any bracket play.  Teams can opt for a two day (Sat-Sun) or three day (Fri-Sun) schedule depending on team preference and availability.  Teams competing from Fri-Sun will receive seven games and teams competing on Sat-Sun will receive six games.  
 
Initial pools will be based on length of schedule (Fri-Sun teams will be in two pools of 5, Sat-Sun teams will be in two pools of 4).  Exact crossover format will be determined by pre-tournament strength of teams (i.e. if Sat-Sun pools have four of top six teams attending the tournament, the four top finishers in those pools will end in top crossover pools).
 
For the Tier 1 men's division, the format will be similar to last year.  Teams will receive a pre-scheduled set of seven games that accommodate each team's schedule and guarantee quality competition against unique opponents.  
 
Tier 2 women's division and Tier 2 men's division format will be determined based on number and strength of teams.
 
Our Men's and Women's Dev Divisions are for newer and/or B teams.  The event will be hosted on the UW campus and will not be sanctioned in order to keep costs lower for teams attending.  Format will be round robin followed by brackets.
 
Cost and Amenities:
 
Final cost  will be $542.50 for Tier 1 teams and $434 for Tier 2 and Dev Teams.  
 
We will once again have the following amenities:
    • Trainer on all sites
    • Lined fields with plenty of sideline space
    • All games to 15
    • Nationals length rounds with Nationals timeout and cap rules
    • Ultiworld reporting, filming, and providing games in the College Package (we are currently discussing live streaming)
    • Tournament Food and Water
    • Friday Night Showcase Game
    • Observers on some games (we are working to partner with observer clinic)

Teams:

 

Women's Tier 1 (Fri-Sun) (10 teams)

Washington

Whitman

Oregon

Dartmouth

Pittsburgh

Western Washington

Notre Dame

Michigan

UBC

Carleton

 

Women's Tier 1 (Sat-Sun) (8 teams)

Stanford

North Carolina

Virginia

USC

Colorado

Georgia Tech

UCLA

Vermont

 

Men's Tier 1 (10 Teams)

Washington

UBC

BYU

UCSD

Utah

Brown

UVic

Oregon State

Western Washington

Northeastern

 

Women's Tier 2  (8-16 Teams)

Cal

UVic

UCSD

Puget Sound

Utah

BYU

San Diego State

Montana

Boise State

Sonoma State

Oregon State

Idaho

UC Santa Barbara

University of Portland

 

Men's Tier 2 (8-16 Teams)

Whitman

Montana State

San Diego State

Boise State

Puget Sound

Idaho

Central Washington

Humboldt St.

Washington State

University of Portland

 

Men's Dev (5-6 Teams)

Washington - B

Seattle U

Western - B

Pacific University

BYU - B

 

Women's Dev (5-6 Teams)

Washington - B

Whitman - B

Seattle U

UBC - B

Western - B

Gonzaga

Interested?

We will be admitting teams by a rolling admissions process.  Please e-mail northwest.challenge@discnw.org with the following information:

    • School and Team Name
    • Contact Name
    • Contact E-mail Address
    • Ranking of Divisions You'd Like to be Considered For (e.g. 1. Women's Tier 1 (Fri-Sun) 2. Women's Tier 1 (Sat-Sun) 3. Women's Tier 2) 

Submission Deadlines:

    • October 31st (Admissions announced Nov 5th)
    • November 30th (Dec 5th)
    • December 30th (Jan 5th)

Applications not accepted in each announcement will be rolled over to next bid consideration period.

After January 5th, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.  

Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing you here in March!