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NCVF/NWVCL Northeast Ranking Tournament
Hosted by NWVCL and University of Delaware

Date: March 7 & 8, 2015
Location: University of Delaware
Maximum entry: 24 teams

For more information, contact Jung Park

GOLD Finish:
1st: UCONN
2nd: Delaware-A
3rd: Delaware-B
4th: Northeastern
5th: Rutgers-A
6th: Cornell-A
7th: West Chester and Temple-A
9th: TCNJ
10th: Princeton
11th: UMBC
12th: Cortland-A
13th: Ithaca
14th: Rutgers-B

* Buffalo and VA Tech - last minute cancellations. Complete tournament results.

Registration has ended. The full list of confirmed teams below.

  1. Delaware-A
  2. Cortland-A
  3. Ithaca
  4. TCNJ
  5. Northeastern
  6. Temple-A
  7. UCONN
  8. Buffalo
  9. Delaware-B
  10. Cornell-A
  11. West Chester
  12. Rutgers-A
  13. Rutgers-B
  14. Princeton
  15. UMBC
  16. Virginia Tech

Travel: Two major airports nearby - Philadelphia (50 minutes) & Baltimore (1 hour)
Driving 2.5 hours south of NYC, 2 hours north of Washington DC
There are tons of hotels and stuff to do in surrounding area.

All the top northeast teams are expected to attend this event. Come join us and compete against the best Northeast has to offer.

Attending a ranking tournament is highly recommended to all teams plan on attending the club nationals in April, 2015.

First teams ("A" teams) teams will be selected on a "First Come, First Serve" basis. Schools are allowed to enter both their "A" and "B". However, "A" teams will have priority over "B" teams up to 21 days prior to the tournament. Non-collegiate club teams, such as USAV and Alumni teams, may not participate.

The NCVF Women's Committee has the right to deny any team entry. Reasons for denial may include: 1) failure to pay NCVF dues; 2) violation of NCVF eligibility rules; 3) misconduct at previous events. Teams have the right to appeal to the NCVF Compliance Committee, but any appeal must be made promptly.

Teams must adhere to the NCVF Governance Rules including all player and team eligibility requirements. Any player or team not in compliance may not participate. Any player or team violating the NCVF Governance Rules are subject to sanction by the NCVF Compliance Committee.

Every participating team must submit a complete roster. Rosters will be required and submitted to the Women's Committee at least 14 days in advance of the tournament. Teams will be penalized with a $100 penalty for failure to provide a roster before the deadline. All rosters are "frozen" 10 days prior to the event. The NCVF Women's Committee must approve any roster change. The NCVF is under no obligation to approve a roster change made with less than 10 days notice. All rosters will be subject to an eligibility check by the NCVF Compliance Committee. Any inquiries from the NCVF Compliance Committee regarding a player's eligibility must be answered prior to the event. If questions remain about a player's eligibility, that player will not be eligible to participate. Please see for specifics on eligibility for players and teams.

SEEDING: Ranking Tournaments will be snake seeded. The NCVF Women's Committee will make final seeding for each tournament

POOL PLAY MATCHES (DAY 1): Pool play will consist of best out of 3 played to 25 points. Should a split occur, deciding set played to 15. The NCVF Women's Committee reserves the right to alter the format.

POOLS: The NCVF Women's Committee will establish all pools.

BRACKET PLAY (DAY 2): The NCVF Women's Committee and Tournament Director will determine the bracket format based on number of courts, time, and number of matches played. Every attempt will be made to guarantee at least 50% of the teams advance to the Gold playoff. The remaining teams will advance to Silver and/or Bronze brackets. All matches on day 2 will be best out of 3 (25, 25, 15) as well.

TIE BREAKERS: The NCVF model of tiebreaker shall be used to determine selection into Gold or Silver. No team will be eliminated from Gold based on a tiebreaker

SCHEDULING: Matches will be scheduled every 60 minutes for pool play with a grace period of 5 minutes. A team not available to start the match 5 minutes after the hour will forfeit said match. Matches may be moved forward with the agreement of officials, tournament director, and both teams.

WARM UP: Warm up for the matches will follow USAV protocol.

The winner of the ranking tournament shall receive their entry fee ($300) as their prize.

There also will be the tournament MVP award as well as ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM awards.

Teams may withdraw from the event if a request is made in writing at least 21 days before the tournament. Refund requests received after this time period will not be granted except by the NCVF Women's Committee (acts of God, dangerous weather conditions, etc.). The hosting school must notify the NCVF Women's Committee of any school that withdraws less than 21 days before the tournament. Such teams may be subject to sanctions. The hosting school is required to provide a full refund within 30 days of written withdrawal.

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