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President's Pride cup

Pool Play Schedule >
2-day NAGVA-sanctioned indoor tournament.

Divisions
B - 21 Teams
BB - 21 Teams
Mod A1 - 14 Teams

Dates

Saturday & Sunday
Nov 26-27, 2022

Cost

$500 if paid by Sept 23

$550 if you register by Oct 23

$600 if you register by Nov 11

  • Covers a team of up to 7 players
  • Additional players cost $70 each
  • 10 total players maximum

Location

University of Maryland

Reckord Armory

4490 Rossborough Ln, College Park, MD

Ritchie Coliseum

7675 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD

President's Pride Cup
2022 Info

Parties

Registration Party

Friday, Nov 25 from 7-10PM
Pitchers

Seeding Party

Saturday, Nov 26 from 8-11PM 
The Midlands Beer Garden

Payment

To be fully registered, all players and teams must have active NAGVA memberships. You can register and pay for your dues on NAGVA's website. Tournament fees are separate from NAGVA dues. Please note that registering through NAGVA alone does not guarantee a spot for your team. Teams are officially registered when payment is received.

Please note: B Division will begin bracket play on Saturday evening immediately following pool play.

Cost

$500.00* for a team (up to 7 players)
$70.00 for additional players, up to a max of 10 total players

After the division cap is reached, teams will be waitlisted in the order the payment was received. If spots open up (e.g. cap not reached in another division), teams will be notified of their acceptance; otherwise, payment will be reimbursed.

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Tournament Structure

  • All Pool Play matches take place on Saturday.
  • Double Elimination matches will begin on Saturday for B division. All other divisions will begin on Sunday.
  • Molten brand volleyballs are used for this tournament.
  • All decisions by referees are final. Any protest must be registered with the Tournament Desk immediately. Match play should not continue until the protest has been ruled on by a member of the protest committee.

Rules

All current NAGVA rules are in effect.

For a complete list, refer to NAGVA’s Rules and Regulations.

Officiating Responsibilities and Fees

Teams should have at least one certified R1 (up-ref) and one certified scorekeeper. See the NAGVA Documents section for certification details.

Teams that do not have a certified R1 (up-ref) and a certified scorekeeper will be charged the following fees:

  • $30 for a certified R1 (per match)
  • $30 for a certified scorekeeper (per match)
  • These fees will also be in effect for any elimination rounds your team is required to officiate, when you cannot supply a certified R1 (up-ref) to work as the R2 (down-ref), and/or a certified scorekeeper.

Forfeits

Forfeits will be strictly enforced according to NAGVA / USAV rules.

  • A playing team forfeits the first set in a match if they are not complete (6 players) at the match start (i.e. the 5-min horn).
  • Time-outs may be used at the set start to avoid team delay penalties.
  • After forfeiting the first set, 10 minutes are allowed before the 2nd set is forfeit.
  • The 2nd set begins immediately if the team is complete within the 10-minute period.
  • If the assigned officiating team is not present when a match is scheduled to begin, they will forfeit the first set of their next match, including Double Elimination rounds.

Pool Play

Match Format

During pool play, teams will play:

  • 4 matches
  • Each match consists of two sets to 25 points, win by 2, capped at 27
  • Each set starts at a score of 4
  • A set cannot end in a tie. One additional point is played to determine the winner if the match time expires and the score is tied

Timetable

Pool play matches on all courts begin and end at the same time; they are timed by a central clock and last 40 minutes, including a 5-minute warm-up.

  • 0 min: Horn signals start of 5-minute warm-up.
  • 5 min: Horn signals beginning of match.
  • 38 min: Horn signals 2 minutes are left to play current match. No time-outs may be taken after this point, but substitutions are allowed.
  • 40 min: Horn signals end of current match, and start of 5-minute warm up for next match.
  • If play is in progress when the 40-min horn sounds, the point is played until the ball is dead.

Seeding

The following formula shall be used to establish the seedings following pool play:

  1. Win/loss record (in the event of a tie, go to #2)
  2. Points Earned divided by (Points Earned + Points Earned by Opponents) = Standings Percentage
    The higher the percentage, the higher the ranking. (in the event of a tie, go to #3)
  3. Coin toss

Double Elimination

Bracket Schedule

Following completion of Saturday’s matches, the pool play seeds and resulting double elimination brackets (following NAGVA’s bracket format) will be posted on this page.

Winners’ Bracket Format

All winners’ bracket matches are:

  • Best two-out-of-three sets
  • No time limit
  • Win by 2 points
  • The first two sets are to 25 points, start at 4, and cap at 27
  • If a third set is needed, it is 15 points, start at 0, switch at 8, and no cap

Losers’ Bracket Format

All losers’ bracket matches are:

  • One set to 25 points, start at 0, switch at 13, and no cap
  • No time limit
  • Win by 2 points

Facilities

As in previous years, the tournament will be held at the University of Maryland campus in College Park. Free parking is available around the building.

Gym 1 - Reckord Armory Building
Couts 1-6

7490 Baltimore Ave,
College Park, MD [Map]

Gym 2 - Ritchie Coliseum
Courts 7-8

7675 Baltimore Ave,
College Park, MD 20740 [Map]

Use the map links above to navigate the campus. The Baltimore Ave addresses are approximate where you turn onto the UMD campus. The final destination is the entrance to the actual building.

Other Info

Hotels

While we don't have a specific room block at a hotel, we've reviewed rates for all of the major hotel brands and there are extremely competitive rates for hotels throughout the DC region (some hotels are even below $100 a night).  Keep in mind the location of University of Maryland, which is several miles outside of DC and the potential location of any evening events which will be located in Logan Circle or Adams Morgan neighborhoods of DC (similar or same bars as prior years).

NAGVA Help Center

If you have any additional questions related to the NAGVA registration process or procedures, please check NAGVA's help center.

Matchmaker

NAGVA Website

Individuals seeking a team, and teams seeking players, should use NAGVA’s Matchmaker Ads feature. Note: you must be registered with NAGVA to take advantage of this feature.

  • To post an individual or team ad:
  • ~Sign into your NAGVA account.
  • ~Click on “My Matchmaker Ads” at the top.
  • ~Fill out the “Post A New Ad” section on the left.
  • ~Click the Post Ad button.
  • To view existing ads:
  • ~Sign into your NAGVA account.
  • ~Click on “My Matchmaker Ads” at the top.
  • ~Under the “Choose a Tournament” section on the right, select the “President’s Queer Cup Classic…” from the drop-down menu.
Register team - $500
Division
Team City and Team Name
Captain Phone Number


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Division
Team Name