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The outline below provides the criteria for advancing to the GymRat CHALLENGE Championship Round. All CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND games will be played with 14 minute stop time halves. The Championship Round is a single elimination play-off in order to crown one champion in each age division.

Championship Round play is HIGHLY competitive and intense. Because of the intensely high level of competition, multiple overtime games have become the norm. In order to claim a GymRat CHALLENGE Championship, teams must demonstrate not only a high level of skill, but also tremendous endurance. Every effort will be made to keep games on schedule, but because of the strong likelihood for overtime games, TEAMS ADVANCING TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND SHOULD BUILD FLEXIBILITY INTO THEIR TRAVEL PLANS.

Beginning in 2016, a NEW Championship Round format was introduced in order to limit the maximum number of games played by any team to THREE during Championship Round competition. The NEW format reduces player fatigue and results in higher quality performance in all brackets of the Championship Round. This NEW configuration also preserves the legendary trademark Championship-style format of the GymRat CHALLENGE, allows for national recognition for winners in all brackets, and allows for earlier conclusion times for all teams. Championship Round play is HIGHLY competitive and intense. In order to claim a GymRat CHALLENGE Championship, teams must demonstrate a high level of both skill and will. Further Championship Round details include:

  • Championship Round begins on Sunday at 1:35 PM following the conclusion of Pool Play
  • Pool Champions and potential Wildcard teams are seeded into Championship Round play based on the criteria outlined below in the HOW TEAMS ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
  • Qualifying teams will be grouped into 6-team brackets based on seed
    • PLATIMUN Bracket: Seeds #1-6
    • GOLD Bracket: Seeds #7-12
    • SILVER Bracket: Seeds #13-18
    • BRONZE Bracket: Seeds #19-24
    • Top two seeds in each bracket receive a bye into the semi-final round
    • Winners in ALL brackets are recognized as GymRat CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS
  • Single elimination format with MAXIMUM of three games in Championship Round play

HOW TEAMS ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

  • SEEDING
    When Pool Play has been completed in each age division, Championship Round teams will be re-seeded based on the following format: Pool Champions will receive SEEDING numbers 1 through x (with “x” representing the total number of pools in the age division) based on the formula outlined in item III below. If teams are tied WITHIN a Pool, the Champion will be determined using the “POOL Champion TIE BREAKER Formula” detailed below:
  • POOL Champion TIE BREAKER Formula: (Example scenarios below)

In any situation where two (2) teams are tied, head-to-head competition will determine the winner.

If more than two teams tie, a point differential tie-breaker will be applied. The point differentials of the teams involved in the tie are totaled. Teams are then ranked according to the sum of the point differential. The maximum that you can beat a team and still gain an advantage is 20 points. Blowouts are NOT encouraged. (View Example)

If more than two (2) teams are still tied after the application of the formula, the point differentials of the teams not involved in the tie are added, and the results recalculated. (View Example)

The score of all forfeits shall be 20-0.

  • Actual SEED of Pool Champions determined using the following ordered formula:
  1. Won-Loss record during pool play (3-0, 2-1)
  2. Overall Point Differential: Teams will then be ranked based on the sum of the point differential in their Pool play games. The maximum that you can beat a team and still gain an advantage is 20 points. Blowouts are NOT encouraged. Therefore, the best possible SEEDING position is a 3-0 Pool play record and a Point Differential rating of +60. The score of all forfeits shall be 20-0.
  3. If two or more teams are tied after the first two criteria have been applied, the following ordered criteria will be used to determine final SEEDING*:
    1. Total points allowed in pool play.
    2. Total points allowed vs. teams with 2-1 record within Pool play.
    3. Total points allowed vs. teams with 1-2 record within Pool play.
    4. Total points allowed vs. teams with 0-3 record within Pool play.
    5. If two teams remain tied, a coin toss will break the tie. If more than two teams are tied, a lottery drawing will determine final SEEDING.

* PLEASE NOTE: In any case when the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED calculation comes into play IN CONJUNCTION WITH FORFEITS, the following shall apply:
Teams involved in forfeits will have the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED in their non-forfeit games AVERAGED. This POINTS ALLOWED average will be combined with the non-forfeit totals in order to determine the TOTAL POINTS allowed
For example,
Team A wins game #1 by a score of 65-50, loses game #2 by a score of 48-60, and wins game #3 by forfeit.
The average of the POINTS ALLOWED during the two non-forfeit games is taken [(50 + 60)/2 = 55]
This average is then added to the actual points allowed during the non-forfeit games in order to determine the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED
In this case, TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED equals 165 (50 + 60 + 55)
This action is taken in order to arrive at a more realistic TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED figure, as opposed to simply calculating a 0 points allowed as a result of forfeit. While the 20 point differential awarded in the case of forfeits is a plausible possibility, the 0 points allowed is not plausible and could lead to inequities in Championship Round SEEDING and/or WILDCARD Team selection.

Between 0-8 “WILDCARDS” from each Age Division will be chosen to compete in the Championship Round. The “WILDCARD” representatives will receive SEEDs #x+1 (with x representing the total # of POOLS in the Age Division) through the last seed (defined as Total Number of POOLS in the Age Division plus Total Number of WILDCARDS in the Age Division). WILDCARDS will be selected and seeded using the following ordered criteria:

  1. Won-Loss record during Pool play (2-1, 1-2, 0-3)
  2. Record vs. Pool Champion.
  3. Overall Point Differential as detailed above.
  4. Point Differential vs. Pool Champion. (20 point maximum applies)
  5. Avg. Point Differential vs. teams with 2-1 record within Pool play. (20-point max. applies)
  6. Avg. Point Differential vs. teams with 1-2 record within Pool play. (20-point max. applies)
  7. Avg. Point Differential vs. teams with 0-3 record within Pool play. (20-point max. applies)
  8. Total points allowed in pool play*.
  9. Coin Toss

* PLEASE NOTE: In any case when the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED calculation comes into play IN CONJUNCTION WITH FORFEITS, the following shall apply:
Teams involved in forfeits will have the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED in their non-forfeit games AVERAGED. This POINTS ALLOWED average will be combined with the non-forfeit totals in order to determine the TOTAL POINTS allowed
For example,
Team A wins game #1 by a score of 65-50, loses game #2 by a score of 48-60, and wins game #3 by forfeit.
The average of the POINTS ALLOWED during the two non-forfeit games is taken [(50 + 60)/2 = 55]
This average is then added to the actual points allowed during the non-forfeit games in order to determine the TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED
In this case, TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED equals 165 (50 + 60 + 55)
This action is taken in order to arrive at a more realistic TOTAL POINTS ALLOWED figure, as opposed to simply calculating a 0 points allowed as a result of forfeit. While the 20 point differential awarded in the case of forfeits is a plausible possibility, the 0 points allowed is not plausible and could lead to inequities in Championship Round SEEDING and/or WILDCARD Team selection.

POOL Champion TIE BREAKER Formula Scenarios

SCENARIO #1: To break the tie to determine the placement, first look at the game results of the teams involved in the tie and total the point differentials.

In a four (4) team pool, results of pool play yield the following standings:

Team A     2 wins 1 loss
Team B     2 wins 1 loss
Team C     2 wins 1 loss
Team D     0 wins 3 losses

Results Point Differential Differential Total Placement
Team A
A vs. B (A-69 B-75) -6 +9 1st-ADVANCES AS POOL CHAMPION
A vs. C (A-85 C-69) +15
Team B
B vs. A (B-75 A-69) +6 -4 2nd
B vs. C (B-55 C-65) -10
Team C
C vs. A (C-69 A-85) -15 -5 3rd
C vs. B (C-65 B-55) +10

 

SCENARIO #2: When teams have the same point differential total after the first calculation, add the point differentials of the teams not involved in the tie.

In a four (4) team pool, results of pool play yield the following standings:

Team A     2 wins 1 loss
Team B     2 wins 1 loss
Team C     2 wins 1 loss
Team D     0 wins 3 losses

CALCULATED WITHOUT TEAM D:

Results Point Differential Differential Total Placement
Team A
A vs. B (A-68 B-71) -3 +0 Tie
A vs. C (A-59 C-56) +3
A vs. D (A-65 D-60) +5
Team B
B vs. A (B-71 A-68) +3 +0 Tie
B vs. C (B-63 C-66) -3
B vs. D (B-71 D-59) +12
Team C
C vs. A (C-56 A-59) -3 +0 Tie
C vs. B (C-66 B-63) +3
C vs. D (C-64 D-56) +8

 

RECALCULATED WITH TEAM D:

Results Point Differential Differential Total Placement
Team A
A vs. B (A-68 B-71) -3 +5 3rd
A vs. C (A-59 C-56) +3
A vs. D (A-65 D-60) +5
Team B
B vs. A (B-71 A-68) +3 +12 1st-ADVANCES AS POOL CHAMPION
B vs. C (B-63 C-66) -3
B vs. D (B-71 D-59) +12
Team C
C vs. A (C-56 A-59) -3 +8 2nd
C vs. B (C-66 B-63) +3
C vs. D (C-64 D-56) +8

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