We are proud to welcome you to the 2018 Northwest Fruit Bowl: a USAU-sanctioned tournament in Seattle for mixed club teams! We value high-level competition, spirited teams, and opportunities for cross-region play.
This web page contains all Captain’s Packet information. Please share this page with your team.
WHEN: August 18-19, 2018
WHERE: Celebration Park, 30 minutes south of Seattle
(1095 S 324th St, Federal Way, WA 98003)
WHO: This is an invitational tournament for twelve mixed club teams.
Minnesota Star Power
COMMUNICATIONS & CONTACT
We will be using GroupMe as the primary source of communication during the tournament. Please report all scores on the GroupMe after game completion. Join using this link: https://app.groupme.com/join_group/42370235/EHVHs5
Members of Seattle Mixtape will be providing game-time tournament director services and can be reached via the GroupMe or found at tournament central.
You can also contact the Birdfruit captains for urgent questions (but note that we are unlikely to respond while playing):
Laura Manson (216) 233-4295
Sam Dinning (617) 417-2578
Clay Dewey-Valentine (206) 303-8840
Tournament Schedule & End of Rounds
Games will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, the hard cap for the last game will be at 4:00 pm. Schedule can be found here.
Mixed Division Gender Ratio
The gender ratio for the Mixed Division of the Triple Crown Tour regular season and postseason will be 4/3 (4 men and 3 women or 4 women and 3 men).
At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting which end zone is “End Zone A”, with the other end Zone becoming “End Zone B”. At the start of each point, the team that is at End Zone A must choose the gender ratio. This process applies for the entire game.
The End Zone Decides Rule shall be utilized at all sanctioned regular season and postseason events in 2018.
If a team cannot match the gender of all 7 players on the team determining the gender ratio for the point, then it must play with fewer than 7 players, matching the gender of as many players as possible.
All games will be played in accordance with 11th edition USAU rules. Modifications include 20-yard endzones and inclusion of the “contact” marking violation call.
- All games to 13, point cap at 15
- 70 minute soft cap, 90 minute hard cap
- Soft cap: Add 2 points to the higher score after first score after soft time cap. Game ends when first team reaches new game total or when first team reaches 13 (or more) ahead by at least 2 points; whichever comes first
- Hard cap: Game is over at the end of the point in progress unless tied. If tied, play one more point.
- 10 minute halftime
- Each team has 2 time-outs per half
- Cap does not affect time-outs
MEDICAL & EMERGENCY
An athletic trainer will be available starting at 8:00am both days through the end of the games. The trainer will be located at Tournament Central and will be one of the following:
Emily Carter (317) 645-6747
Tara Peerenbom (206) 987-5094
The tournament Medical and Inclement Weather Plan is available at this link:
It is unlikely that we will need to cease play for weather given that Seattle rarely reaches 90 degrees or has lighting storms, but should the situation arise, we will adhere to USAU guidelines and will provide updates on game times on the GroupMe.
At the field site, we will provide food, water, bathrooms, access to trainers, on-site parking, and one shade tent per team. Please reference the figure below for locations of the amenities. Also note that there is a concession stand located near Tournament Central that is likely open throughout the event.
There are no hotels secured; we recommend local Airbnbs or hotels.
Tournament tanks are on sale at Tournament Central for $25, as well as Birdfruit five panel hats for $30. There will also be stickers for $1. Quantities are very limited.
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