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Everything you always wanted to know about running an ACUI Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!. Jamie B. Dresher Macalester College 9-Ball Tournament Director Region 10 Recreation Coordinator. Timeline:. Pick a date Late Fall semester or early Spring. Pick a purpose

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Everything you always wanted to know about running an ACUI Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

Jamie B. Dresher

Macalester College

9-Ball Tournament Director

Region 10 Recreation Coordinator


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Timeline: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Pick a date

    • Late Fall semester or early Spring.

  • Pick a purpose

    • ACUI Regional Qualifier?

    • Registration paid for if winner?


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Events: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • 9-Ball Billiards*

  • Table Tennis*

  • Bowling

  • Chess

  • Poker

  • Dance Dance Revolution

  • Etc.


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Eligibility Requirements: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Enrolled Student in good standing

    • 6 credits

  • GPA for National Tournament

    • Undergraduate student: 2.0 (4.0 scale)

    • Graduate student: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

  • Academic Eligibility & Code of Conduct Form


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Registration Fee: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • You may choose to have a registration fee for your tournament. Depending on expected turnout and purpose of tournament you will set the price.


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Location: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Table Tennis

    • Normally at schools Recreation Center

  • 9-Ball Billiards

    • On campus or at a nearby facility


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Needs: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Table Tennis:

    • Wooden Floors – non-slip

    • High Ceilings

    • Adequate Lighting – sunlight?

    • Tables (what brand?) – No holes/bumps!

      • Blue or Green

    • Nets

    • Balls

      • White or Orange


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Needs: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • 9-Ball:

    • Tables – 6 for every table

      • Ex: 36 players = 6 tables

    • New cloth

    • 9-foot or 8-foot

      • National is on 9-foot tables

  • Lighting directly over tables

  • Space around table (5 feet)

  • Balls – same set

  • Rack and Bridge


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Other needs: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Table for tournament director

  • Board to post brackets

  • PA system to announce players

  • Available tournament rules

  • Volunteers


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Things to consider: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Can we get the tournament done in one day, or do we need two?

  • Are there clubs on campus we can offer to co-sponsor?

  • Will we provide meals?

  • Will we provide transportation to facilities?

  • Second Chance Tournaments


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Mock Schedule: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • 8:00am – Registration

  • 8:30am – 9:00am – Information Meeting

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Practice

  • 10:00am – 6:00pm – Tournament Play

  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch at sites

  • 6:00pm - Awards


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Tournament Style: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Table Tennis:

    • Draw should be conducted in a Round-Robin format.

      • Amount in each group should depend on the number of tables and players

      • If large number of players with limited tables, you may try double elimination or knockout.


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Tournament Style: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • 9-Ball:

    • Again, depending on the number of tables and participants you may find Round-Robin, double elimination, or knockout to fit best. True double elimination is conducted at Championship level.


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2011 Recreation Tournament: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • North Dakota State University

  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota - Duluth

  • St. Cloud State University

  • Rochester Technical & Community College

  • Macalester College

  • University of Mary

  • Minnesota State University – Mankato

  • Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • University of North Dakota

  • Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Augsburg College


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2011 Recreation Tournament: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Men’s 9-Ball

    • 15 participants

      • Top 2 qualified for National Tournament

  • Women’s 9-Ball

    • 3 participants

      • Top 2 qualified for National Tournament

  • Men’s Table Tennis

    • 21 participants

      • Top 8 qualified for National Tournament

  • Women’s Table Tennis

    • 3 participants

      • Top 3 qualified for National Tournament


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2012 Recreation Tournament: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato

  • February 25th, 2012

  • 9-Ball & Table Tennis (not currently set)

    SAVE THE DATE!!


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2012 Recreation Tournament: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • Official Interest Form due December 15, 2011

  • Registration will begin mid-December

  • Info available online at http://region10.acui.org/


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Helpful Places: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • ACUI – www.acui.org

  • Region 10 – http://region10.acui.org/

  • USA Table Tennis – www.usatt.org

  • National Collegiate Table Tennis Association – www.nctta.org

  • Billiards Congress of America – www.bca-pool.com


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Helpful Places: Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!

  • FACEBOOK!!

    • ACUI

    • ACUI 9-Ball

    • ACUI Table Tennis

    • ACUI Region 10


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Contact Me! Recreation Tournament – but didn’t know to ask!


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