Sin City Classic I

The Sin City Classic is a multi-day LGBTQ+ sports festival hosted annually by The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) in Las Vegas during the four days prior to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Started in 2008, the event has grown to become the largest annual LGBTQ+ sporting event in the world. USQ will be joining the event in 2022 as its 25th sport. 

The tournament will take place at Anthem Park in Henderson, Nevada.

This event is for USQ club teams only. It does not count as a USQ regional championship, and therefore will not fulfill a bid requirement to attend US Quidditch Cup 2022.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

In anticipation of Sin City Classic I (which takes place January 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada next weekend), the risk management team has released additional safety protocols. The full return to play guidelines are available here.

Mask Use

Masks are required indoors, per the Clark County public health mandate and festival requirements. This includes at social events hosted by the festival as well as any in-person indoor meetings hosted by USQ. 

Masks are optional outdoors. 

Per CDC guidance, masks should have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric. It must completely cover the nose and mouth, fitting snugly against the face with no gaps. 

Testing Policies

Teams with players, coaches, or staff who are experiencing COVID symptoms, are exposed to COVID, or test positive for COVID between now and the tournament must report that information to USQ via the positive test form here

Individuals experiencing COVID symptoms should be tested immediately. 

Individuals who develop COVID symptoms after January 11 or test positive after January 11 are not eligible to participate in this event and are encouraged to stay home and not travel to Las Vegas for this event. Additionally, if an individual does not feel well in general, we recommend they stay home. 

If you develop symptoms or test positive before January 10, you may still be eligible to play. The risk management team will advise teams on a case-by-case basis in these situations, determining whether the individual can participate. This will depend on the person’s vaccination status, if they’ve had a booster, and whether or not they are showing symptoms. 

Booster Shots

We still strongly encourage individuals to get a booster shot, if they are eligible. 

Player Check-in and Captains Meeting

Player check-in will be held outdoors at the fields on Saturday, January 15 beginning at 7:30 am PT.

There will be a captains meeting on Friday evening at the Rio Hotel at 9 pm PT. Masks are required. For those not able to attend the Friday meeting, there will be another captains meeting on Saturday,January 16 at 8:15pm PT that will go over the same information. 

Questions about COVID-19 Policies

Email riskmanagement@usquidditch.org. This email is monitored daily.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

All deadlines are at 11:59 pm ET, except for the roster deadline. Rosters are due 24 hours before the start time of the event.

  • Registration Deadlines 
    • Filled out registration form: Friday December 24, 2021
    • Request attendance on USQ’s calendar event: Friday December 31, 2021 
  • Registration fees paid: Friday December 31, 2021
    • Player fees are due Friday, January 7, 2022
  • Submit officials crew: January 10, 2022
  • Submit List of Additional Team Staff (optional): Friday January 14, 2022 
  • Rosters Due: Friday January 14, 2022
  • First Day of Competition: Saturday  January 15, 2022

TEAM REGISTRATION

For a team to compete at this event, it must be fully registered for the tournament at least 3 weeks prior to the event. They must be official USQ teams.

The registration process and requirements are as follows:

  1. Fill out this registration form.
  2. Register for this calendar event on the USQ calendar. To do this, a team admin will need to login to the USQ website, click on the appropriate event calendar link, and click the button that says "request attendance."
  3. This event is not included in your USQ membership cost. Prior to being fully registered, your team must pay a registration fee of $200, in addition to $20 per player. These fees can be paid via an invoice emailed to the team’s primary contact.

Teams must also complete the membership requirements listed here to be eligible to compete. These requirements include:

  • Having a fully certified coach at least 24 hours before the start of your team’s first official match of the season.
  • Completing the team referee and snitch runner requirements. 

A team may also choose to designate additional team staff using this form

Your registration fee covers the cost of::

  • High quality grass fields with lights
  • The high standards of a USQ-hosted tournament with the fun of Vegas!
    • USQ event staff planning the event and running it on-site
    • Certified athletic trainers serving as medical staff
    • High quality livestream
  • A Sin City Player Wristband, which provides:
    • Player admission (for players 21+) to multiple parties
    • Free transportation to and from the parties
    • Access to multiple discounts at the host hotels
  • For more information about what you get with a Sin City Player Wristband, please visit https://www.sincityclassic.org/about and select “Events and Wristbands.”

Cancellation Policy

If a team pays and drops before December 31, they can get a full refund of fees. If they drop after December 31, they can get a 50% refund of fees - either a straight 50% refund or that amount in memberships or registration credits.

Stay and Play 

For this event only, USQ has decided to waive the stay and play requirement. Teams can stay in any type of accommodation, with no requirements on how many nights they must stay. Teams do not have to report to USQ where they are staying. 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Teams are responsible for booking their own accommodations.

The overall Sin City Classic hotels room blocks can be found at https://www.sincityclassic.org/hotels.

ORIENTATION PACKET

The team orientation packet contains important information for team leaders, coaches, and players. It will contain a list of all policies attendees need to be aware of, as well as a detailed schedule for the weekend. It will also have details about the area. The team orientation packet will be available the week prior to the event.

Additional Team Staff

If your team is bringing any additional staff that would like to have access to the player area during games, please fill out this form by the roster submission deadline for the event your team is attending. 

Player Check in and Captains’ Meetings

Player check-in will be held outdoors at the fields on Saturday, January 15 beginning at 7:30 am PT.

There will be a captains meeting on Friday evening at the Rio Hotel at 9 pm PT. Masks are required. For those not able to attend the Friday meeting, there will be another captains meeting on Saturday,January 16 at 8:15 pm PT that will go over the same information.

GAMEPLAY FORMAT and Schedule

The current gameplay schedule can be found here.

The Sin City Classic will be pool play leading into stacked pool play based on performance. The top team in each pool will compete to decide the champion, while the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams in each pool will compete against other teams of similar rank to play competitive games throughout the rest of the day.

The pools for the morning pool play games are below.

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

Bay Area Breakers Boom Train Boston Pandas
Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club Seattle Quidditch Club Salt Lake Quidditch Club
The Warriors Terminus Quidditch Atlanta The Lost Boys Quidditch Club
Vegas Invaders Silicon Valley Vipers Twin Cities Quidditch Club

VOLUNTEERING AND OFFICIATING

Information on how to sign up to officiate and/or volunteer is available here.

To sign up to referee or snitch, please sign up here.

For questions about officiating, please email membership@usquidditch.org.

For volunteering, please contact eventvolunteers@usquidditch.org.

Team Provided Referees and Snitch Runner

Teams are required to provide referee crews and a snitch runner to help fill several game slots. If a team does not fulfill their referee and snitch runner obligations or their referees and snitch runner do not show up for their games as assigned, they will be subject to forfeit for all remaining games of the tournament. More information on team requirements for officials is available here

 Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers will be on-site starting 30 minutes before the first game. Athletic trainers are provided by Dignity Health Physical Therapy

Additional Events 

On Sunday, pick up matches will be available for attendees interested from 10 am to 11 am and 3 pm to 4p m. To participate in pick up games, show up between 9:45am and 10:45am to take part in the morning session or 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm to take part in the afternoon session.  A USNT Training camp led by US National Team Head Coach Michael Parada and US National Team Coordinator Amanda Dallas will take place from 11 am to 3 pm. Interested parties can register for the training camp here.

Attending Official Member Teams

Bay Area Breakers  (Roster)
Boom Train  (Roster)
Boston Pandas  (Roster)
Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club  (Roster)
Salt Lake Quidditch Club  (Roster)
Seattle Quidditch Club  (Roster)
Terminus Quidditch Atlanta  (Roster)
The Lost Boys Quidditch Club  (Roster)
The Warriors  (Roster)
Twin Cities Quidditch Club  (Roster)
Vegas Invaders  (Roster)

Scores

Scores from official games at this event submitted to the USQ website will be displayed here. Please report any errors to gameplay@usquidditch.org.

Date Team A Score Team B Duration
2022-01-15  The Warriors  220 - 80  Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club  00:28:58  
2022-01-15  Terminus Quidditch Atlanta  195* - 120  Seattle Quidditch Club  00:28:46  
2022-01-15  Salt Lake Quidditch Club  165* - 110  The Lost Boys Quidditch Club  00:28:52  
2022-01-15  Bay Area Breakers  150 - 95*  Vegas Invaders  00:30:00  
2022-01-15  Boston Pandas  80 - 145*  Twin Cities Quidditch Club  00:26:32  
2022-01-15  Bay Area Breakers  225* - 130  Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club  00:28:28  
2022-01-15  Boston Pandas  190 - 105*  Salt Lake Quidditch Club  00:31:00  
2022-01-15  Boom Train  160 - 115*  Seattle Quidditch Club  00:41:49  
2022-01-15  The Lost Boys Quidditch Club  165* - 150  Twin Cities Quidditch Club  00:40:20  
2022-01-15  The Warriors  275* - 10  Vegas Invaders  00:26:46  
2022-01-15  Salt Lake Quidditch Club  135* - 50  Twin Cities Quidditch Club  00:27:40  
2022-01-15  Boom Train  145* - 150  Terminus Quidditch Atlanta  00:39:03  
2022-01-15  Bay Area Breakers  85* - 210  The Warriors  00:31:45  
2022-01-15  Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club  165* - 50  Vegas Invaders  00:23:45  
2022-01-15  Boston Pandas  200* - 135  The Lost Boys Quidditch Club  00:39:43  
2022-01-15  Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club  60 - 195*  Seattle Quidditch Club  00:29:23  
2022-01-15  Bay Area Breakers  205* - 70  Salt Lake Quidditch Club  00:29:31  
2022-01-15  The Warriors  140 - 90  Terminus Quidditch Atlanta  00:29:31  
2022-01-15  Terminus Quidditch Atlanta  90 - 155*  Boston Pandas  00:29:43  
2022-01-15  Bay Area Breakers  85* - 160  Boom Train  00:32:52  
2022-01-15  The Warriors  230 - 30  Boston Pandas  00:25:30