Best of the Midwest 2014 (BOMW): V.
3. States eligible for tournament participation
4. Registration and Check-in
5. CODE OF CONDUCT
7. Special Guest
8. DRESS CODE
9. Formatting and Rules
11. Sponsor hotel
12. Other Hotels close to Willis Tower
13. Public (City) Transportation
14. Chicago Union Station
16. Official After-Hours parties
18. ProAmBelts (Championship belt sponsor)
19. Tailigators Tailgating Supplies (Sponsor)
$10,000 - 10v10 Main Event
$2,500 - 2v2 Main Event
2 WSOBP X Bids - Satellite Tournament
*Based on 12 fully registered 10v10 teams (or in other words, 120 individual fully registered players)*
Player Entry Fees:
**Inclusive Event Entry**- $150 per player (save $25)
** Enters you into EVERY EVENT - (10v10 Main Event, $2.5k Main Event, and the WSOBP X Satellite)**
10v10 Main Event Only - $85 per player ($850 per team)
$2.5k Main Event Only - $55 per player (double buy)
WSOBP X Satellite Only - $35 per player (double buy)
2 - day guest pass: $20
Deadline for paid player entry: August 29th, 2014
~ Players may register individually (or in small groups) if they don't have a 10v10 team to play on.
I will create "free agent" teams first based on the location of each player. Then form "free agent" teams regardless of location if there are enough players to form a full squad.
To register as a free agent, simply fill in "Free Agent" in the box provided for your 10v10 team name. ~
3. States eligible for tournament participation:
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
4. Registration and Check-in: (~EXTREMELY IMPORTANT~)
All player registrations and guest passes must be purchased before August 29th!!
Reason being, every single person attending will need to be registered on a guest list and given to Willis Management. (Rather you are a player or spectator.)
If you are unsure rather you are registered and on that list, it would be in your best interest to check with me to confirm your attendance after you purchase your ticket.
IF YOU JUST SHOW UP, YOU WILL NOT GET IN, GUARANTEED!!!
When you arrive, you will need to check-in at the Main Lobby with 2 forms of ID and your ticket. You will be issued a Willis guest pass that will allow you access to the building for the duration of the event.
You will then need to check-in with the tournament director when you get into the event room before you play.
5. CODE OF CONDUCT:
Every player AND spectator will sign a waiver of liability before they are allowed access to the event that makes each person responsible for his or her own actions.
This means you will be accountable for any misconduct, potential damage to venue property or tournament equipment and your own level of intoxication.
Any person who breaches the Code of Conduct is subject to tournament disqualification and/or ejection from the venue.
Friday, September 5th:
Check-in and Warm-up: 10:00am - 11:45am
WSOBP X Satellite Tournament - 12:00pm - 4:45pm
10v10 Main Event Preliminary Rounds - 5pm - 10pm
Saturday, September 6th:
Check -in and Warm-up: 11:00am - 11:45am
$2.5k: 2v2 Main Event : 12:00pm - 5:45pm
10v10 Main Event Playoff Rounds: 6:00pm - 12:00am
- Running times may be shorter. The schedule times are set at the maximum allotted per tournament.
7. Special Guest:
- DJ Green: http://www.officialdjgreen.com/
8. DRESS CODE:
****Absolutely NO Flip-flops or sandals****
****Absolutely NO Cut-off tees (MUST HAVE SLEEVES)****
****You WILL NOT get in if you have on either of these****
- Team Jerseys with black gym shorts, khaki shorts (or jeans) and sneakers (or closed toed shoes) are preferred.
9. Formatting and rules:
All tournaments will follow the official WSOBP rules.
Official WSOBP rules: http://www.bpong.com/tournament-rules/
1. WSOBP X Satellite - 2v2
Double Bracket, Double Elimination: (4 total losses before elimination)
- 2014 bid winners may not play together
- Must play with partners from outside of your state.
(Exceptions can be made for new players or if there is no out of state pairing possibilities left).
2. $2.5K Main Event - 2v2
Double Bracket, Double Elimination: (4 total losses before elimination)
- Must play with partners from within your state.
3. BOMW Main Event - 10v10
~ Preliminary play: 6 guaranteed games
Best 3 out of 5 wins the team match-up. Meaning 1 game is being played on each individual table, if your affiliation wins 3 of those games, you win the match-up.
~ Playoff rounds: Top 8 (possibly 12) teams advance from Day 1
Double Elimination Bracket. Each match-up will be best 8 out of 15. Meaning, each individual table will host 3 games during each team match-up.
(One teams side will rotate right after each game until all games have been played. AKA: you'll play 3 games vs. 3 different partner pairings during each team match up.)
Once an affiliation accumulates 8 total team wins, they win the overall match-up.
10v10 teams MUST be formed from within state boundaries. All ID's will be checked during registration in relation to the 10v10 roster you are representing.
Please don't try to be slick. I'll be cross checking personally. If I catch something, you will not be playing nor be receiving a refund.
(Inquire for special circumstances or uncertainties when forming teams)
~(Players can register individually if they don't have a 10v10 team to play on.
I will create "free agent" teams first based on location. Then form "free agent" teams regardless of location if there are enough players to form a full squad.)~
WSOBP X Satellite-
1st - 2-WSOBP X Bids (one per player)
2nd - 2-free Chicago Satellite entries (one per player)
2.5K Main Event-
1st - $1750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250
BOMW Main Event-
1st - $7000
2nd - $2000
3rd - $1000
*** Again, payouts are based off of a minimum of 12 full teams or 120 fully registered individual players.***
11. Sponsor Hotel:
- JW Marriott Chicago: 0.2 miles (across the street)
JW Marriott is one of the cities premier hotels with an incredible 4.5 Star rating.
JW Chicago is offering a very generous rate of $259 per night for traveling affiliates of this event! (Quad occupancy)
Reserve your stay now, as rooms available at this rate are limited!
Enter the promo code below when booking to receive the groups promotional rate:
Promo Code: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/BPong
(Must book on or before Friday, August 15th to recieve promo rate.)
12. Other Hotels close to Willis Tower:
- Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel: 1.1 miles
- Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown: 1.5 miles
- Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park: 1.5 miles
- Travel Lodge Chicago: 0.8 miles
- Hotel Blake: 0.8 miles
13. Public (City) Transportation:
For those of you who may choose to stay outside of walking distance or downtown Chicago all together...
The CTA website provides step by step instructions on how to ride the L trains and buses.
CTA bus stops near Willis Tower -
- Bus 121; drops off at Wacker (Upper) & Adams.
- Bus 37; Franklin & Adams
- Buses 1, 7, 28, 126, 134, 135, 136, 151, 156; drops off at Adams & S. Wacker.
"L" - Train stops near Willis Tower -
Red and Blue lines - Jackson stop: Walk west on Jackson, North on Franklin or Wacker.
Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple lines - Quincy/Wells stop: Walk North on Wells, West on Adams, South on Wacker.
14. Chicago Union Station:
For those of you coming from the suburbs or even out of state, Mega bus and both the Amtrak and Metra Rails stop at Union Station.
(Which is conveniently located just across the river from Willis Tower.)
Mega bus - www.megabus.com
Amtrak - www.amtrak.com
Metra - www.metra.com
- Create an account and have access to hundreds of restaurants that will deliver food from all over the city directly to the event room at Willis!
- There will be a couple lovely assistants helping take orders and accepting deliveries for those of you who are too lazy to do anything. (Tips are encouraged).
- Cash, Credit and Debit orders.
16. Official After-Hours parties:
Bull & Bear | Chicago, IL | 431 N Wells St, 60654
Promo: Guests who check in at the host stand and say they are with BPONG will receive a FREE $5 gift card to use that night.
Bar Louie | Eat. Drink. Be Happy.| Chicago, IL | 335 N Dearborn St, 60654
Promo: Each person who checks in after 11:00pm and before 12:30am with a credential linking you to the BOMW event will receive a FREE drink ticket.
Illinois Insanity - Kurt Heizmann
STL's Finest - Ross Hampton
Wisconsin Wrecking Crew - Ray Rivera
Michigan Mayhem - Brandon Dyelle
Michigan Impossible - Joe Irimescu
Indiana Intensity - Richard Herr
Michigan MadDogs - Mike Seiser
Midwest Mashup - Pedro Velasco
~ If you're captaining a team, please send me a message and I'll get you taken care of.
I am extremely pleased and eager to announce our newest sponsor for BOMW V.!
"ProAmBelts" will be making not only one fantastic piece of championship hardware for this years winning 10v10-Main Event squad; but they will also be commemorating the Dynasty that is the "STL's Finest" team, having dominated their way to an unprecedented 4-straight BOMW titles with a championship belt of their own!
Each belt will be customized and of Premier quality! Production time will be between 4-6 weeks! (Examples of premier custom work shown below.).
ProAmBelts offers a variety of championship products that fit any budget. Are you an organizer? Check out their stock belt options and replace those old tiny trophies at your weekly events and/or cash tournaments!
Lets please show our respect and gratitude to these awesome guys for such an amazing contribution by thanking, liking and visiting their home web pages!
19. Tailigators Tailgating Supplies
I'm very pleased to announce an additional event sponsor for BOMW V.!
Tailigators Tailgating Supplies is a company that specializes in manufacturing very high quality cornhole (bag) boards and pong games/tables!
Tailigators will be setting up customized LED bag boards with BPONG logos on them to compliment additional boards that will be set up on the Willis patio for all attendees to play on!!
They have also been generous enough to offer up a set of those custom BPONG logo boards in a raffle! All players in attendance will automatically be entered into the raffle. (Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the event.)
Not only are they supplying us with cool products to give away; on September 5th when you all walk into the event room that's filled with badass decor/equipment, these are the guys you need to thank!!
When & Where
BPONG: Center of the Beer Pong Universe
Jrhendo34@gmail.com or Lastcup@bpong.com