FAQ

GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION

Where is The Showdown located?
West Fargo High School
801 9th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

Where can I purchase a shirt?
Shirts will be available the day of the event.

BRACKET INFORMATION

How was my team bracketed?
Team brackets are determined by the following information breakdown, in order:
Male or Female
Age/grade
Playing Experience (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

What is the date of The Showdown?
October 23rd, 2021

When is the team entry deadline?
To guarantee your desired division and entrance into the tournament, The Showdown must receive your registration on or by Friday, Oct. 15th, 2021.

REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

May my daughter play on a boys team?
Yes, but please know that she will be playing on a boys bracketed court. We generally do not play mixed youth teams on girls courts.

May my 10-year-old play on a 12-year-old team?
Yes, but your child will be playing on a 12-year-old bracketed court. Your child will ‘play up.’

One of my team members can’t register before the first game. Should we have someone else play for that first game?
No, you are only allowed five total team members. Should you choose to register with an individual who can only play for a portion of the event, you must then play your remaining games with three team members.

May I enter the tournament with only 3 players on my team?
Yes, but we very strongly encourage four. Teams with only three players do not then have a substitute or if a fellow teammate is injured. If you start the tournament with three players, you may NOT add a fourth during the event. A three player team that loses a player due to an event such as injury or scheduling conflict, then only has two team members remaining to play.

Do the younger children play using a regulation hoop?
Yes. The Showdown accepts players that are in grades 3-8 during the 2019-2020 school year and all play on 10’ hoops.

Why was my team name changed?
The Showdown is a family-friendly event and as such we strive to keep our team names family friendly as well. Teams names which are considered inappropriate will be changed at the tournament organizer’s discretion.

TEAM AND PLAYER CHECK-IN

Registration the day of the event:
Each team is required to check in with tournament officials 10 minutes before their first game.

TOURNAMENT RULES