The original Saturday March 10, 2018 date for the Girls 18s Bid Event has been moved to Sunday March 11, 2018 at Northwest High School. This move was made to avoid conflict with Missouri Girls High School Basketball Sectionals competition scheduled for that Saturday.
|Age Division||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
|18s||None||Northwest High School|
|Age Division||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
The Deadline for AES Registration for the Girls 18s Bid event is Friday February 16, 2018. Acceptance into the event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships. Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by 3pm Friday February 16, 2018. A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries up until February 19, 2018. No exceptions.
AES Registration for Girls 11-17s Bid event is scheduled to open at 1pm CST on Wednesdsay January 24, 2018, concurrent with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration.
Like the 18s division above - Acceptance into this event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the USAV Girls Junior National Championships. The Deadline for AES Registration for the Girls 11-17s Bid event is Wednesday April 11, 2018. Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by 3pm Wednesday April 11, 2018. A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries up until April 13, 2018. No exceptions.
The 2018 Girls Bid Event will remain a double elimination tournament. There are no format changes for Age Divisions with 16 or fewer teams, as they will continue to compete in a traditional double elimination tournament over the course of 1 day.
However, Age Divisions with 17 or more teams will compete in a double elimination tournament over the course of 2 days in a new format. Registered teams will be ranked numerically using the Region's ranking system. Our default procedure involves taking the top 10 seeds and removing them from the first day of competition. The remaining seeds will play off in a traditional double elimination tournament down to the final 2 teams. Those final 2 teams on the first day will overtake the 11 and 12 seeds, and will join the top 10 seeds in a 12 team double elimination tournament on the 2nd day of competition.
In the event the field size for an age group grows larger than 20 teams, there is a possibility the top 12 or 14 seeds will be removed from the first day of competition, instead of 10. This decision is entirely dictated and dependent on available facilities. As above - the seeds outside of the top 12 or 14 registered teams will play down to the final 2 teams. Those final 2 teams from the first day will then overtake the last 2 seeds of the 2nd day double elimination Bracket (either a 14 or 16 team bracket).
Teams will be seeded based on Gateway Region Final Junior Rankings, which will be updated following the final weekend of Girls Regionals. Girls 11-17s Bid event Brackets will be hosted on AES. Please note first officiating assignments, as well as any other officiating assignments as teams advance - teams that win may have to ref next match.
March 11, 2018 - Northwest High School
Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Entry Deadline Friday February 16, 2018
The 2018 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open Tuesday January 16, 2018, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC entry process in full by February 16, 2018 to be eligible for the Bid Event.
For the 2017 March 12 Double Elimination Bracket and results, click here!
May 5 & 6, 2018
Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Registration Opens Wednesday January 24, 2018. Entry Deadline is Wednesday April 11, 2018.
The 2018 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open January 24th, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC entry process by entry deadline April 11, 2018 to be eligible for the Bid Event.
You do not have to participate in the Regional Championships to enter this event. Waivered teams cannot play in the Bid Event. There are no regional playing modifications allowed in this event.
For last season's 2017 May 6-7th Double Elimination Brackets and live results, click here!
Gateway Region belongs to the USAV Regional Tier Housing Lottery through Team Travel Source and and was picked 2nd to be allocated Hotel Room Blocks for the Summer GJNC. Our Region has allocated ten (10) rooms per team to one (1) team per age division 12-17s. The room blocks this season are located at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd, 48226), and coincide with the age group's dates of competition.
These blocks are allocated by priority of Finish in the Bid Event. However, these room blocks are reserved for teams that belong to clubs that are NOT already part of the GJNC Hotel Lottery, or have previously qualified at a Qualifier earlier in the season.
Clubs that belong to the 2018 GJNC Housing Lottery: Rockwood Thunder, HPSTL
If a team becomes eligible to receive a Region Lottery room block, the Region will contact the team Rep to begin the process of handing the room block over to the team. Teams may turn down the block if they choose. The next highest finisher not already a part of the GJNC Lottery will then be contacted. If all eligible teams of an age group have turned down the Region Lottery room block, then the rooms will be released to highest finisher whose club is in the housing lottery, if they are still in need of rooms. The deadline to utilze these rooms is 1 week after the conclusion of the Bid Event (Sunday May 13, 2018)
USAV has handed down a new mandate regarding Safesport Requirments at Boys and Girls National Qualifiers and Junior National Championship Events. Click below for the letter sent to All Regional Associations!
June 25 - July 4, Detroit, MI
All Divisions U11-U17, including U14-U17 Patriot. Registration re-opens on AES January 24, 2018 at Noon MST - 1PM Central Standard Time.
April 27-29, Anaheim, CA
(All 18s Divisions) Registration opens on AES December 13, 2017 at Noon MST - 1PM Central Standard Time.