Women’s Club Volleyball at the University of South Carolina
THE GAMECOCK NCVF NATIONALS RANKING TOURNAMENT
The University of South Carolina Women’s Club is very pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first NCVF Gamecock Ranking Tournament the weekend of February 23th and 24th, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. This year we look to have a competitive tournament to bring more teams in the Southeast region. We have 4 courts and are looking to accept 16 teams. Our entry fee will be $350.00 for first team and $300.00 for second, priority will be given to A teams (first come fist serve basis) and after registration deadline (will be announce in a later email) then B teams will be accepted. Reserve your spot today!
Columbia, SC is welcoming place in the southeast that has a lot to offer. We are in a central location; 2 hours away from one of the best vacation destinations in US, Charleston, SC, 2-3 hours from Myrtle Beach, and 3 hours from the Appalachian Mountains. The airport is only 15 minutes from campus. University of South Carolina is not far from downtown where you can enjoy the night life, great restaurants, and sports.
We will be providing certified officials for every match. We will offer several hotel options of different prices ranges, including one across the street from the playing facility.
If you are interested in participating in the tournament please email Legna Torres Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to check out the tournament website at http://web.sa.sc.edu/wclubvolleyball/home/ranking-tournament/
Women’s Club Volleyball
1000 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC 29208
A $50 fine will be assessed for any payment sent past the due date.
Teams may withdraw from the event if a request is made in writing at least 21 days before the tournament (Saturday February 2, 2012). 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.). University of South Carolina will 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. University of South Carolina is required to provide a full refund within 30 days of written withdrawal (Wednesday January 23, 2012).
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 Saturday February 2, 2012. Any additional teams from a school will be accepted if spots are available by Saturday February 2, 2012 to the tournament
PARTICIPATING TEAMS Last Updated 02/13/2013
TEAM A TEAM B (Waiting List)
- University of South Carolina
- University of South Carolina – B
- College of Charleston
- University of Tennessee – PAID
- University of Georgia – PAID
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – PAID
- University of Florida
- Clemson University – PAID
- Georgia Tech – PAID
- College of Charleston B
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 www.ncvfvolleyball.org for specifics on eligibility for players and teams.
ELGIBILITY: 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.
PLAYING FORMAT SEEDING: The NCVF Women’s Committee will make final seeding for each tournament
POOL PLAY MATCHES: 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: 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 Bronze brackets.
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 Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center provides a world class facility to promote healthy lifestyles and recreational activities. The center is a beacon demonstrating the life, energy, excitement and potential of physical fitness. This facility is unequivocally the best of its type in the country on a college campus.”
- Won the Outstanding Sports Facility Award in 2004
- Won the Facility Merit Award in 2005
1. Columbia Mariott – Walking distance to the gym
Address: 1200 Hampton Street · Columbia, South Carolina 29201 USA
Cost: $119.00 per room
2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Address: 501 Taylor St. Columbia, SC 29201