The gameplay format and schedule for the 2019 South Regional Championship are announced below.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the University of Miami is dropping from the 2019 South Regional Championship. As the team dropped out more than 24 hours before the event, the games they were originally scheduled to play will not count as forfeits.
The gameplay format is remaining as a round robin, but a set of modified series games will be added to determine bid placement and tournament champion. After completion of the single round robin, teams will be seeded 1-6. Instead of proceeding to a bracket, the 1st place team after round robin will play the 2nd seed, the 3rd will play the 4th, and the 5th will play the 6th. If the team who wins the second set of games is the same as the team who won that matchup during round robin, no additional games will be scheduled for the pair. If the team who wins did not win the initial matchup, a third game will be played to break the 1-1 tie on the weekend.
The games that the University of Miami were scheduled to play have been removed from the schedule, and the overall schedule of games has been changed and adjusted to ensure adequate breaks for each team. Each team will now play 6 or 7 games, with teams playing four (4) games on Saturday and two (2) or three (3) games on Sunday.
The gameplay schedule has been updated with these changes.
The 2019 USQ South Regional Championship will be a round robin tournament in the collegiate division. There will be no community division at this event.
The collegiate teams will participate in a single round robin, playing each other team one time. There will be no bracket in the collegiate division.
The seven collegiate teams competing at this event are (listed in alphabetical order):
Florida Gulf Coast Quidditch
Florida State Quidditch
Nearly Headless Knights
University of Florida Quidditch Club
University of Miami
University of South Florida Quidditch
Each community team will play 6 games, with most teams playing three (3) games on Saturday and three (3) games on Sunday.
The team with the highest ranking at the end of the tournament will be the Regional Champion in the collegiate division and will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 12. Additionally, the teams ranked 2 through 5 will also qualify for the national championship. To learn more about qualification, including the at large bid process, please see this article.
Rankings during the tournament will be based on the USQ tiebreaker policy. The primary comparison will be win percentage, followed by head-to-head, then quaffle points against, then quaffle points for, and then snitch catch percentage.
Please note that the USQ forfeit procedure will be in effect during this event. Teams who forfeit a match may be required to forfeit the remainder of their scheduled games and may be subject to disqualification from the remainder of the tournament. Teams who are disqualified from their regional championship are ineligible to compete at US Quidditch Cup 12 through either a bid earned at the regional championship or an at large bid. This includes bids that were already earned at the event prior to the disqualification.
Forfeits done in-game are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for both forfeiting the rest of the tournament and disqualification.
Forfeits due to violations of tournament policy will always result in automatic disqualification.
Forfeits done before the game begins will always cause the team to forfeit the rest of the tournament, and will be reviewed for disqualification.
Questions about the gameplay format, schedule, or the event in general can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.