Northwest Challenge

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

Follow us on Twitter @ NWChallenge.

 


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We are pleased to announce that, once again, Ultiphotos will be the Official Tournament Photographers!  We will have coverage of every division!

All divisions are currently full. If you would like to be on the wait list for a any 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/Brackets
Women's Tier 1 (2 Day) 8 Sat-Sun Yes 6 Pool/Brackets
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: Teams will play in an initial pool.  3-day teams will play in pools of five and 2-day teams will play in pools of four. We will have a pool 1b made up of the top four Tier 2 teams.   The top two 1b teams will advance to play Tier 1 play, while the bottom two 1b teams will enter the Tier 2 bracket.
 
Brackets on Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be: 1-8, 9-16, and a 17-20 round robin.  Because the pools will not be evenly balanced, the number of spots each pool will have in each bracket will be based on the pre-tournament USAU ranking of each team.  So, if a 3 day pool has teams ranked (1, 6, 7, 14, 18) the top three finishers in that pool will advance to the 1-8 bracket, the fourth finisher will advance to the 9-16th bracket, and the last place finisher will advance to the 17-20 round robin.  There will be no pool rematches in the quarterfinal brackets of the 1-8 or 9-16 brackets.
 
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)
    • Ultiphotos coverage
    • 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

Humboldt

UCSD

Puget Sound

Utah

BYU

San Diego State

Montana

Boise State

Sonoma 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

Washington - B

Western Washington - B

 

Men's Dev (5-6 Teams)

Washington - C

Seattle U

Simon Fraser

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!