Advanced Event Systems (AES)
We will using an online event scheduling system for this event. We will update results & schedules throughout the tournament and you will be able to access team play and work schedules right on your mobile device!
Want to watch a friends game on your down time? You can search other teams and find their play schedules and court number to watch them play too!
How to access Tournament Schedules:
In the search bar type: Spokane Sizzler
Then click the SCHEDULE POSTED
From there you can Select the DIVISIONS, Select Open, Comp or Rec
You can Search by TEAM NAME
Then click on the Name and find their schedule
4:00–6:30pm: Evening Team
6:00pm: Pool Play MAY begin if necessary
Join us for team check-in and open practice session at the Spokane Convention Center. Team Check-in will also be held at the same time at the Tournament Desk in the Convention Center. We MAY begin Pool Play Friday for those willing in order to allow more teams into the tournament. Teams that volunteer to play Friday will NOT have to play at 8:30am on Saturday.
7–8am: Late Check-in
8am: Captain's Meeting
8:30am: Pool Play
The tradition continues with the annual team banquet. Each registration includes six banquet tickets which includes appetizers and no host bar. Additional tickets are available for purchase.
Schedule Subject to Change
8:00am–6pm: Tournament Play
Note to Spectators:
We welcome fans and admission is free, however, this is a unfiltered adult atmosphere, complete with loud music and alcohol. We love your kiddos, but they may not be appropriate in this setting. That's your call.
When registering your team for the event please ensure you select the appropriate division. If you would like to change divisions after registration please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate the request. We can not guarantee we can move your team to a different division after registration
You may not pick up players from other teams if they have already played in your division. Players are allowed to play in two different divisions i.e. open to competitive or competitive to recreational.
Open: Elite players looking for a highly competitive experience.
Competitive: Especially for players with some experience looking to enjoy some healthy competition.
Recreational: Players that want to come and have fun, minimal experience required
What you should know:
Teams are coed 6s—requiring a minimum of two (2) women on the court at all times.
Team members will be required to register with USA volleyball at no extra charge.
Pool play will be Saturday with tournament play on Sunday.
(4) Four matches OR 10 Set Guarantee
Coed height Nets: 7'-9"
Age requirement: 18 & over to play. NO EXCEPTIONS
The tournament organizers reserve the right to change the formats as we please. We are going to make the best, most competitive, and most fun tournament we can, so if a rule or two must be skirted to add to the greater good of the tournament, then deal with it and don’t whine. This can and may include moving teams between divisions, making losers bracket games on Sunday 1 game to 30.
With the three divisions, we will do our best to create the Sunday tournaments as previously done with the top 8 teams in the A tournament, next 8 in the B tournament, and so on. However, it may not be as simple as 1-4 place in each pool and there may be some divisional overlap. Please just let us do our best. There will be more parity this year on Saturday, and the top teams will have a shot at the title. Better matches, more fun, great times for all.
Round robin match play best 2/3. The first two games are to 25 and the third is to 15 with no cap, win by two points.
Teams will be ranked in their pool based on match wins.
In the event of a tie at the end of the round robin, the order of finish will be decided as per these tie-breaking procedures:
The team having the best ratio of won/lost matches will be ranked higher.
The team having the best ratio of won/lost sets will be ranked higher.
The team having the best ratio of points for/against will be ranked higher.
Dance off voted by tournament director and committee
Runway speedo walk at social voted on by crowd applause
Best 5 out of 9 Rock, Paper, Scissors
Sunday format will be determined based on the number of teams and timing.
You will get two matches on Sunday guaranteed, but we may not have time for a true double elimination tournament.
THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS, with growth we will likely need to do a modified double elimination and/or a crossover final to save time and ensure all teams get their guaranteed minimum of 5 matches.
Winner matches will be best 2/3. The first two games are to 25 and the third is to 15 with no cap win by two points.
Loser matches may be 1 game to 30, if needed
We ask the last teams to play on their court on Sunday stay and help pull tape and sport court (extra 15-20 mins) to assist with teardown.
USA Volleyball rules are in effect with the following exceptions:
You may not pick up players from other teams if they have already played in your division. Players are allowed to play in two different divisions i.e. open to competitive or competitive to recreational. PLEASE BE COOL WITH INJURY RELATED SUBSTITUTIONS AS THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR MAY GRANT LEEWAY IN SUCH CASES.
You may not add a player to your roster UNLESS formally added by the tournament director between Friday and Saturday at noon. So be sure to check with the tournament desk before playing with someone new on your team.
Substitutions are unlimited. In the event of an injury, you will be able to play with 5 players only if there are 2 females on the floor at all times.
We are going to allow the use of liberos, as well as allow male/female substitutions. PROVIDING TEAMS STAY WITHIN THE INTENT OF THE FORMAT.
This means that we are allowing more flexibility with substitutions, but that at least two women on your team play through the front row, AND two women are on the court at all times.
All officiating will be done by the teams in the tournament. Please double check the officiating schedule!!
You must provide an Up Ref, Down Ref, scorekeeper & 2 lines people, THAT MEANS 5 BODIES!
You will forfeit one of your wins for each match in which you neglect your officiating duties.
For the final rounds of tournament play when there are two teams available for the final matches, the TD will try to assign the team that has the LEAST travel distance required to officiate. Please be kind to the officials and replay anything controversial, these are not paid professionals, it’s you.
Not fulfilling your officiating duties on Sunday means you will not be invited back next year. We have had to enforce this before; year and that team was ineligible the following year.
**Please let us know if you are new to officiating, we will have staff on site to assist**