The field for the 2017 NWLA Tournament presented by Visit Lenawee is officially set at 22 teams. With the Top 8 being given a pass straight to Nationals, we have divided the remaining 14 teams as follows:
PA Region, June 10th, Wilkes-Barre, PA:
MN Region, June 10th, Eagan, MN:
And as a reminder, the Top 8 teams:
We are switching up how we qualify teams through the Regional round this year. In past years, an uneven number could be taken from each region, but for this year we will be taking 4 teams from each region.
We are also scrapping the old round robin format in favor of a new Regional format this year. The new format will feature two rounds. The first round will feature a random matrix of 4 games per team. The top 3 teams in this round from each region will qualify for Nationals. The remaining 4 teams in each region enter a seeded single-elimination bracket for the final spot from each region. The Organizing Committee believes this will inject even more excitement into the Regional round and give every team a chance to redeem a poor start to the day.
We would like to thank everyone who signed up and completed everything on time. Through all of the changes over the offseason, a showing of 22 teams gives merit to the strength of this tournament. Thanks again to all the teams, managers, and players, and we will see you at the field!