The NWLA Tournament Host Committee met to kick off the planning stage of the 2018 NWLA Tournament, with the topics ranging from official dates to player movement. We’re rolling out a few changes for 2018.
The official dates of the 2018 NWLA National Tournament will be July 13-15, 2018. The Tournament will return to Morenci, Michigan after a successful first year in its’ new home.
The 2018 NWLA Regional Tournament will be held on June 9-10, 2018, at a location to be determined. The Host Committee will begin taking applications to host the Regional round after the New Year. A Regional site will be selected in late March. Team applications for the Tournament will also be available after the New Year, with a due date set in April. The team fee for this year will be $300, with $150 being returned if you do not make the National Tournament.
The final point of emphasis is player movement. In order to preserve the Tournament’s identity as being a showcase of great NWLA Leagues across the country, we have decided to take the following steps regarding player movement:
• Any player who played in the 2017 Tournament that wishes to change league affiliation must sit out one (1) year.
• In certain cases (moving cities etc.) a player will be permitted to change league affiliation without sitting out a year, however, they must go through an appeal process. Under this process, the Host Committee shall determine whether or not the case is valid. If the player’s previous league is still active, the player must also receive permission from the league.
• In the case of a league folding, the players from said league do not need to sit out a year if they join another league.