Founders Cup World Kickball Championship
Teams that have qualified via League play or a Regional Tournament may initiate the process. No need to wait for an Invite from the selection committee -- just request one!
Also, Teams with a history of qualifying for the Founders Cup may request a bid and register their players even if their qualifying season of play is still in progress. They must still ultimately qualify in order to finalize their place in the tournament, but they need not wait to qualify before they can begin to register for Founders Cup. (As always, any registered Group or player not ultimately securing a confirmed Founders Cup Team slot will be fully refunded.)
To activate your Founders Cup invitation and begin to register your players, start by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and indicating your Team name and the Season of play with which you have qualified or expect to qualify. (Make sure you’re a Captain or Co-Captain of the roster in the system.)
Invitations are expected to commence no later than June, and continue on a rolling basis through August or until the tournament is filled.
Per-player registration costs will increment over time, as per the chart below. These prices are for FOUNDERS CUP only, no Party Wristband. For the Package deal including a Party Wristband, add $25 (a $20 discount from the Wristband purchased a la carte).
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Per the World Championship Guidelines, teams may qualify either via CLUBWAKA League Play (designated as Eligible or “Founders Cup Preferred” as stated on the League webpage) or via a CLUBWAKA Regional Tournament.
This is primarily to ensure that teams have enough players coming to be able to sustain last-minute changes of circumstance that might cause smaller teams to forfeit (depriving another team of a precious pool play game).
In short, only relationships based on official (and physical) participation in CLUBWAKA Leagues and Tournaments can be considered towards Founders Cup free agency claims. All Free Agents are subject to approval by CLUBWAKA’s Tournament Selection Committee, which has sole discretion over all judgment calls.
NO - being present on a roster isn’t enough, they must also participate physically at the Regional, or on at least 3 game weeks during the League season. If a player meets the criteria for Free Agency (i.e., if they have a history with your team but weren’t able to play during your qualifying season), but they didn’t physically participate in the league, then it would require a Free Agent slot to include them at FC, whether they are on the League roster or not.
TL;DR: You cannot get extra Free Agents or include out-of-town ringers for your FC roster simply by adding them to your qualifying roster.
No - you must choose one qualifying roster to accept with. The Committee is happy to honor your preference of which qualifying roster to invite.
A pool play round followed by a single-elimination bracket. Pool play will occur over five (5) hours, with each team playing four (4) games and having one (1) BYE hour (which may be in any of the five hour-slots). The number of teams that advance to the elimination bracket will be determined once the number of participating teams is finalized.
CLUBWAKA Regional Tournaments
The same requirements as for CLUBWAKA League play: age 21 and up, adequate health insurance, paid registration at kickball.com. Prior CLUBWAKA experience is not required.
No - see out Founders Cup FAQ's for more details
As per attachment B of the Guidelines, Regionals teams registering for Founders Cup are “not permitted Free Agents except for a maximum of two (2) if/as needed to meet the minimum player quotas to secure a team slot.”
- A team able to register for Founders Cup at least 14 players (w/ at least 5 of each gender) from their Regionals roster may not add any Free Agents.
- A team only able to register 12 players from their Regionals roster may use 2 eligible Free Agents that enable them to meet the minimum of 14 players w/ 5 of each gender.
- If a team is able to register 14 or more players from their Regionals roster but only 4 are female, they would be permitted 1 eligible female Free Agent to meet their quota.
This restriction is in place due to the enormous “open roster” flexibility enjoyed by teams assembled for Regionals play. To allow them to add additional players simply to get even better is not deemed by CLUBWAKA to be in the interests of fair competitive balance.