JOOLA NORTH AMERICAN

TEAMS CHAMPS

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NOV. 25 - 27, 2022

The 24th annual JOOLA North American Teams Championships will be held at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC for the 7th year in a row. The always highly anticipated three-day competition boasts players from all over the US and around the world. The tournament focuses on a team format in an otherwise individual-focused sport in the US.

With a teams round robin format, many competitors will play 25 matches or more over the course of the three days. This gives participants the opportunity to compete against players with a variety of playing styles, but endurance will be a key factor to being successful in this tournament. 

THE TOURNAMENT

OVERVIEW

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Each team match will consist of 3 players from each team playing in a Swaythling Cup, best of 9 format. Individual matches will be 3 out of 5 games and must be played in order. Once a team has reached 5 matches won, no further matches will be played.

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On Friday, teams will play 2, 3, or 4 matches (most teams will play 4) and depending on each team's performance in these matches, will be placed in a division split into 2 round robin groups of 8 teams. Seedings will be based on USATT ratings.

SAT & SUN

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Teams will play 5 matches on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Teams finishing in the top 2 places in their half of the division will play in the semifinals, and the winning teams will advance to the finals.

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The maximum spread in rating between a team’s highest rated player and the team’s overall qualifying rating will be capped:

  • 0-1200: 500 points
  • 1201-1999: 400 points
  • 2000-2199: 300 points
  • 2200+: 200 points

The qualifying rating is used to ensure teams are balanced. The team seeding is determined by taking the average of the three highest rated players. For a four person team, the qualifying rating is calculated by taking the average of the three lowest rated players. For a five person team, the qualifying rating is calculated by taking the average of the middle three players. For example, if a team has a qualifying rating of 1475, they cannot have a player that is rated higher than 1875 on their team. Another example is if a team has a qualifying rating of 2035; In this case, the team cannot have a player that is rated higher than 2335. Please note that the Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust these limits where necessary. Ratings from October 8th will be used for qualifying rating calculations and ratings from November 19th will be used for seeding.

Division 1:
Champion – $15,000
Finalist – $6,000
Semifinalist – $2,400
Quarterfinalist – $750

Highest Women’s Finish – $600
Highest Over 40 Seniors Finish – $400
Highest Under 18 Girls and Boys Finish – $400

All U.S. prize money winners are required to provide Social Security numbers. International prize money winners are required to provide Passport/ VISA.

**We are required by U.S. Department of Treasury to withhold 30% tax on all prize money recipients from countries that do not have a treaty with the U.S.

EQUIPMENT

The tournament will use ITTF-approved JOOLA competition tables and players will compete with white JOOLA Prime 40+ ABS balls. No competitor shall wear white shirts or shorts/skirts during play. All USATT and ITTF rules and regulations will be followed.

REGISTRATION

Teams Special 1

$649

Teams 1 - 60

Signup Booth at Teams ’21

Teams Special 2

$699

Teams 61 - 125

Signup Booth at Teams ’21

Early Bird

$849

By Sep. 15, 2022

Regular

$949

By Oct. 15, 2022

Entries are capped at 212 teams. Entries must be received by Friday, October 15, 2022. Late entries will be accepted on a space available basis with a $100 late fee. If entry is submitted late, please check entries to confirm successful registration. There is a $75 penalty for returned checks. $250 non-refundable fee for cancellations; no refunds after October 15, 2022.

All spectators will require a spectator pass for entering the venue, which will be sold for $20 each at the tournament.

Accommodation

Located only minutes from the nation’s capital, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center provides guests with a one-of-a-kind experience. The space features a 19-story indoor garden atrium, rooftop lounge, family-friendly activities, and easy access to everything in National Harbor. The resort is also home to nine award-winning restaurants and bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

USD/NIGHT

$141

+ TAXES & FEES

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