Email I sent out a couple minutes ago:
Thanks for signing up for Loyola's annual Ultima tournament this weekend!
I ask that all teams reply to this email with a cell phone number of a coach or other representative that can be contacted in the case of inclement weather or other emergencies.
Please plan to arrive at Loyola by 8:30am. We plan to do a coaches' meeting shortly after that and we want to begin play by 9am.
Due to overwhelming demand, teams have been split into two divisions: Uber-Competitive and Standard. The fields as they stand are as follow:
Belvidere North A, Carbondale A, Culver A, DCC A, IMSA A, IMSA B, Loyola A, Loyola B, New Trier, Latin, Wheaton Warrenville South A, Zerg Rush
Barrington A, Barrington B, Belvidere North B, Brother Rice A, Brother Rice B, Carbondale B, Chicago Christian, Culver B, Culver C, Fenton, Fenwick A, Fenwick B, IMSA C, Loyola C, Loyola D, Maine South A, Maine South B, St. Viator A, St. Viator B, Wauconda A, Wauconda B, Wheaton Warrenville South B, Whitney Young
If your team differs from who would normally be playing for you, please let me know for seeding purposes. Please remember that this is a four-on-four tournament.
The Uber-competitive division will play a full round robin followed by advantaged finals if necessary. If two teams are tied for 1st place, a one game final will be played, winner take all. If three or more teams are tied, then they will be seeded by PPG, then play a single elimination tournament on half packets until two teams remain, who will then play a one game, winner take all final.
The Standard division will hopefully feature 24 teams by this Saturday, and will be split into four pools of six. If we do not get a 24th team by Saturday, we will create a chimera team of alternates from various teams. All teams will be expected to play all ten rounds.
The four pools of six will play a round robin to seed afternoon play. The morning divisions will be ranked by W-L record, then points per game. The top afternoon bracket will feature the four division winners, plus two wildcards taken from the 2nd place team in each division. The wildcard teams will be taken from among the four teams that placed second in their respective divisions. They will be ranked based on points per bonus and the top two will be placed in the top bracket, and the latter two, the first consolation bracket. Those two teams will be joined by all of the third place teams from each division in that bracket. The third and fourth consolation brackets will be assigned in a manner similar to what was mentioned above. Afternoon play will involve another five rounds; a full round robin within your reassigned pool. Morning records will not carry over to the afternoon rounds. Advantaged finals will be played in the top bracket if a team has not cleared the field by two games. If two teams are tied for 1st place in the top bracket, a one game final will be played, winner take all. If three or more teams are tied, then they will be seeded by PPG, then play a single elimination tournament on half packets until two teams remain, who will then play a one game winner take all final.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me or call me!
Matt Laird- formerly of Loyola Academy, IHSSBCA, Aegis Questions