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Tournament Format Summary
|Updated -- Friday, November 8, 2013|
Division 1 has 25 teams and Division 2 has 28 teams.
All play is best of 3 match play using USAV 2013-2015 Domestic Competition Regulations. Note: Change for 2013-2015, teams will be allowed to designate up to 2 Liberos prior to the match  or 1 (or zero) libero for each set. Teams should review USAV-DCR Rule 19 for a complete statement of the Libero rule details. The USAV liberalization of the wearing of jewelry will not be implemented for this tournament.
All teams will play 4 matches in Rounds 1 and 2 on Saturday, and a minimum of 1 match in Round 3 (single elimination bracket) on Sunday.
Round 1: Pool Play (3 matches/team)
Division 1 consists of 5 pools of 4 and 1 group of 5; Division 2 consists of 4 pools of 4 and 4 pools of 3. Teams in the pools of 3 will play a crossover match based on pool finish. (3 matches/team).
Round 2: Challenge Round
Division 1: Seeds 1 through 6 (pool winners) will play one match against another team from seeds 1 through 6 to determine their final seed in the 16-team Gold Bracket (played Sunday). Seeds 7 through 12 (2nd in pool) will play one match against another team from seeds 7 through 12 to determine their final seed in the Gold Bracket. Seeds 13 through 25 (3rd and 4th in pool) will play in brackets to determine the final 4 seed in the Gold Bracket. The teams that lose the 1st match in each bracket will be placed in the 5-team Bronze bracket (played Sunday). The 4 teams that lose the 2nd match in each bracket will be placed in the 4-team Silver bracket (played Sunday).
Division 2: Seeds 1 through 8 (pool winners) will play one match against another team from seeds 1 through 8 to determine their final seed in the 16-team Gold Bracket (played Sunday). Seeds 9 through 24 (2nd and 3rd in pool) will play one match against another team from Seeds 9 through 24, with the winning teams filling the final 8 spots in the Gold Bracket. The losing teams will fill the top 8 seeds in the Silver Bracket. The 4 teams that finish 4th in their pool will play another 4th place team to determine their placement in the Silver Bracket.
Round 3: (Sunday) Single Elimination Bracket Play.
Division 1 consists of a 16-team single elimination Gold Bracket, a 4-team single elimination Silver Bracket and a 5-team single elimination Bronze Bracket.
Division 2 consists of a 16-team single elimination Gold Bracket, and a 12-team single elimination Silver Bracket.
A reminder to all teams, when teams lose in both the Challenge Round (Saturday) and in Bracket play (Sunday), they will need to officiate the next match on the court where you played. Teams in pools of 3 should also pay attention to officiating assignments for the crossover matches.
THERE ARE PENALTIES for being LATE for or MISSING Work Assignments
Tie Breaking Criteria
Ranking of Teams – In each pool, teams will be ranked by  match record,  set record and  point ratio - points
won divided by points lost in all pool matches. Teams will not be eliminated from advancing toward the Gold Bracket using
only the pool ranking statistics.
Important Note: Behavior at this event is governed by the NVCF Code of Conduct. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the Tournament’s great traditions of sportsmanship.