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2017 US Log Rolling Open hosted by KRICK, LLC in Chicago Southland
Sat, June 10, 2017, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
This is a Level 2 USLRA tournament on spike logs. It will be a double elimination tournament.
What are the goals of the 2017 US Log Rolling Open presented by KRICK, LLC?
The US Log Rolling Open strives to provide the best competition for both the on-site and the Comcast Sportsnet audience. Every effort is being made to provide safety and transparency, encourage sportsmanship, and consistency to all athletes and the enjoyment of our fans. The tournament also serves to promote the sport of log rolling, expand into new markets, and show support for our sponsors who make the event possible.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Two major airports serve the Chicago metropolitan area - Midway and O'Hare International - bringing the world to the Chicago Southland.
The Metra comes right to the park, http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home.html.
Parking is available onsite at the event.
What accommodations are available?
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
Address: 500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, IL 60443
Group Code: KRI
Rate: $109+ Taxes (A savings of $30 a night from last year)
Room Types: King or double queen
Telephone: 708.747.3500 x756 or online
What rules will be followed?
This is a United States Log Rolling Assoication (USLRA) Sanctioned Level Two Tournametn. All USLRA rules will be followed. Additional safety precautions will be taken for an area greater than three feet parallel to the dock. All logs will be 12 feet long. Each competitor will need to sign a liability waiver, media waiver, and Code of Conduct agreement when registering the day of the event.
The draw will happen on Friday June 2 and will be done on social media live. All Competitors registered at this time will be in the draw. The brackets will be printed and included in the programs for the event. Any withdraw after 11:59 pm on Thursday June 1, 2017 will be treated as a scratch as if happened during competition and USLRA rules will apply.
Saturday: 10:30- 11:30 athlete registration, 11:15 am warm up, 12:00 start time and followed by a 7:00pm dinner at Dave & Buster's.
One dock will run for all competitors. We will alternate a round of women then a round of men. It will be scheduled so that the semi-finals for the women are followed by the semi-finals for the men. Followed by, the finals for the women and the finals for the men. We will go completely through the front side of the bracket all the way to the championship matches and complete all back bracket matches afterwards. A detailed schedule of match orders will be available in the competitors' area. (Same format as last year and Three Rivers Roleo).
Do I need to wear my competitor shirt? Can I wear my sponsors' logo?
Competitor shirts must be worn during competition and awards. During competition you may wear your sponsors' logo with prior approval. Sponsorships are still being finalized and athletes will NOT be permitted to wear clothing or display other items which bear logos, marks, or other product identification of products competitive with any sponsors. (Current Sponors include: KRICK, LLC, STIHL, Buca di Bepo, Holiday Inn Express, Dave & Buster's and Comcast Sports Net- additional sponors to be finalized.) Please contact Katie Rick for approval via e-mail by June 1, 2016. Personal sponsor logos can be displayed on hat, shorts, socks or calf sleeves only.
Guaranteed to be $5000 total purse split 50/50 between the men's and women's division. The breakdown will be available by Monday, April 25. Men's and Women's will each have a prize money break down as follows: 1st- $1,000, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $400, 4th- $300, 5th- $225, 6th- $225, 7th- 150, 8th- $150, 9th through 12th- $100, and all competitors will be guarateed $45.
Essentially the higher entry fee much like a deposit down to guarantee you show up as the brackets are printed in advance. Why do we print brackets in the program? We find it increases audience participation and interaction much like if you do brackets for other sports? Once you show up and compete you will get your deposit back. Making the entry fee with early registration and the returned deposit ($45+ fees) for a spike log event.
What do I receive for my entry fee?
You will receive a moisture wicking shirt or tank. A competitor bag from Dave & Busters (Rumor has it they are better than last year.) Dinner Saturday night for you and guest at Dave & Buster's. The chance to be on Comcast Sports Net which airs to all of Illinois and parts of surround states which increase your chance for personal sponsorship.
The US Log Rolling Open will air on Comcast Sports Net Chicago again this year. This is a great opportunity for exposure for the sport. We request your assistance in making it a success.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
E-mail Katie@kricklogrolling.com or call 608-769-3583.