Please check the links and documents to the right for Gateway Region Bid winners and representatives of the Gateway Region at the USA Volleyball 2019 Girls Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. Bid winners will be updated if additional bids are re-allocated to our region.
The Deadline for Early AES Registration for the 2019 Girls 18s Bid event is January 21, 2019. The late Registration Deadline is February 14, 2019. Acceptance into the event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the 2019 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships. Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by the end of the workday February 14, 2019. A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries from January 22nd up until February 14, 2019. No exceptions.
The Link to Register for the 2019 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/operations/clubs/manage/388/events/17187/register
The Link to Register for the 2019 Gateway Region Girls 18s Bid Event is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/operations/clubs/manage/388/events/15820/register
2019 Girls 11-17s Bid Event Registration will be activated in January 16, 2019.
AES Registration for Girls 11-17s Bid event is scheduled to open on January 16, 2019, concurrent with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration. The GW Bid Event online Registration deadline is Monday April 8, 2019.
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 Late Registration Deadline for AES Registration for the Girls 11-17s Bid event is April 16, 2019. Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by April 16, 2019. A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries after April 8 up until April 16, 2018. No exceptions.
The Link to Register for the 2019 USAV Girls Junior National Championships is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/17185/divisions
The Link to register for the 2019 Gateway Girls 11-17s Bid Event is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/18234/divisions
If a team registered for the Gateway Region Bid Event earns an Open Bid or 11's National bid, or 12's National bid at a National Qualifier prior to the Region Bid Event, they become ineligible to compete in the Region's Bid event. If this occurs, an age group's field size will change, which could change the court space necessary to play down Saturday's double elimination field. Which, in turn, may change the playing venue.
|Age||Field Sz||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
|Age Division||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
|18s||STL Convention Center (If needed)||STL Convention Center|
The 2019 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. (Or the week prior to the 18s bid event for Girls 18s) 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.
May 4 & 5, 2019
Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Registration Opens January 16, 2019. Early Entry Deadline is April 8, 2019. Late Entry ($315) Deadline is April 16, 2019.
The 2019 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open January 16, 2019, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC online entry process by entry deadline April 16, 2019 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 2018 May 5-6th Double Elimination Brackets and live results, click here!
February 23 & 24, 2019 - St. Louis Convention Center
Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Early Entry Deadline January 21st. Late Entry ($315) deadline February 14, 2019
The 2019 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open December 22, 2018, and will correlate directly with registration for the USAV 18s GJNC. Teams must also have completed the online GJNC entry process in full by February 14, 2019 entry deadline to be eligible for the Bid Event.
This event will be held concurrently with the Dennis Lafata Boys National Bid Event in Downtown St. Louis at the Convention Center. Field size will determine whether or not this event is 1 or 2 days, so teams should plan accordingly.
For last season's 2018 March 13th Double Elimination Bracket and results, click here!
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!
Gateway Region belongs to the USAV Regional Tier Housing Lottery through Team Travel Source and and was picked 6th 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 TBD, but will 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 2019 GJNC Housing Lottery: HPSTL & Rockwood Thunder
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 12, 2019)
Gateway is 15th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 11s National Bid - 2nd U11 National Bid re-allocated to GW region April 29, 2019
Gateway is 15th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 12's National Bid
Gateway is 34th in Re-allocation order for a 3rd 12's American Bid
Gateway is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd National Bid in the 13-17s age groups - A 2nd U13 National Bid was re-allocated to GW region April 29, 2019.
A 2nd U16 National Bid was re-allocated to GW region May 6, 2019.
A 2nd U17 National Bid was re-allocated to GW region May 6, 2019
A 2nd U15 National Bid was re-allocated to GW region May 8, 2019.
Gateway is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd American Bid in the 13-17s age groups
Gateway is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 18's National Bid
Gateway is 24th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 18s American Bid
June 27- July 6, Indianapolis, IN
All Divisions U11-U17, including U14-U17 Patriot. AES Registration opens January 16, 2019 at Noon MST
April 26-28, Dallas TX
(All 18s Divisions) Registration opens on AES December 12, 2018 at Noon MST