2014 Fiesta MLK Classic
January 18, 19, and 20, 2014
and new this year
January 25-26, 2014
Note: We are in the process of setting up our new website www.fiestavolleyball.com and email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This site will point to our new one when it is ready to go.
New for 2014 - Fiesta MLK Classic will hold a second Open Division only tournament for 16s - 18s age groups the weekend of Jan 25-26. The second weekend will be a two day only tournament with pool play and challenge match on Saturday and Bracket play on Sunday. The cost will be $525 and will all be held at ASU Tempe Campus. Entry will also be through AES. Entry is limited to 56 total teams.
Fiesta MLK Classic Jan 18-20 info -
Divisions offered - 18 Open, 18 Club, 16 Open and 16 Club. There are am and pm pools scheduled on Saturday and Sunday in all divisions.
Format - Festival Format. Each division will play three days. The first two rounds will be pool play, Monday play is elimination brackets. Gold Division brackets are double elimination - all others are single elimination. Every attempt is made to schedule matches no later than 4 pm.
Entry - The entry fee is $760. Sign up through www.advancedeventsystems.com. Mail entry form and fee to 2014 Fiesta MLK Classic - 9100 S. McKemy Street, Tempe, AZ 85284. AES Entry deadline is Dec 31, 2013.
Check In - Check in will be from 5 pm to 9 pm at ASU Rec Center. If you are unable to get to check in before it closes you must check in a minimum of 1 hour before your first match on Saturday Morning. You will need to bring a copy of the medical release forms for each player which will be given to the trainer and attached to the Incident Report form in the event of an injury.
Sites - We will be using courts at ASU - at the Student Rec Center, in PE West and in PE East; Court One Athletics Facility, Marcos de Niza HS, Mesa Community College, Barney Family Sports Complex (Queen Creek).. Parking at ASU (for all three buildings) is in the parking garage due west of the Student Rec Center. Enter the parking garage off Apache Blvd and Normal St. in Tempe.
Start Time - The tournament starts times are 8 am for the morning wave and 2 pm for the afternoon wave. This is the rule for Saturday and Sunday. Monday brackets will start at 8 am and various times throughout the day. Check the tournament desk for any changes. Traditionally we don't schedule 5 pm matches on Monday. Obviously the numbers of teams in the tournament will dictate the format but that is our goal.
Roster Changes - Roster changes will be allowed until Jan 3, 2014. If you make a roster change after the initial entry you must click on the Rebuild Roster button or the new staff/players will not show up on the tournament roster or in the University Athlete info for the collegiate coaches. If you are unclear about this please don't hesitate to call or email Becky or Lisa about it. Call 480-626-6740 (work) or email email@example.com
Collegiate Coaches - please use the University Athlete system to register for a packet. You can do that at www.universityathlete.com University Athlete will be set up at ASU Student Rec Center - at the tournament desk.
Hotel and Travel Info - Contact Mary Jane Hughes of Destination Phoenix. You can access our great room deals at www.destinationphoenixllc.com Mary Jane has blocked rooms with great rates for our tournament that you will not be able to get directly with the hotel. She can also set up your air transportation.
PF Chang's Rock & Roll Marathon is Jan 19th this year. This will affect travel around the city . It could also affect hotels and car rentals. Please check with Mary Jane Hughes if you are having trouble with hotels, vans, or anything to do with getting in and around Phoenix.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Becky or Lisa at 480-626-6740 or Tom at 480-831-7030.