SQUID – 2024- Seattle Queer International Dodgeball Open

Event Description

Seattle Queer International Dodgeball (SQUID) Open is back for year 3! Join us in Seattle for our two day 7” Foam tournament that will be filled with competitive dodgeball, queer friends, fun events and meetups throughout the weekend.

***UPDATE – BYOT team spots for both Spectrum and Rainbow Divisions are SOLD OUT. Please only select All-Access Pass or BYOT if you are joining a previously registered team, otherwise the Sunday Remix registration is still open.

Event Details:

Dates: Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th
Times: Subject to change. Saturday 9-4pm, Sunday 10-4pm
Location: Academy Sports Center 
Address: 2810 Lincoln Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087
Early Bird Registration: Closed
Regular Registration: $75/person; includes Day 1 & Day 2 play.
Single Day Sign Up (Day 1) or (Day 2): $40/day 
Teams: We anticipate demand to be higher than usual. Five players are needed to register to hold your team’s spot. All 24 Team spots are full as of June 2nd.

***Player scholarships available for hardship.

Allies

While we always appreciate our allies, this tournament is a space primarily for our queer identifying folksPlease read the “tournament format” section for eligibility to participate.

Tournament Format:

Rules: USA Dodgeball Rules (USA Rule Modification: 7 players vs 7 players on the court)
Ball Type: 7″ Foam
Roster: Max size 9 players with 7 on the court.
Knockout: Round robin to determine seeds, followed by a single elimination bracket each day.
Refereeing: Each team will referee throughout the weekend. Teams will need to provide 4 players to ref during their assigned slots.

Day 1 – BYOT Divisions

Rainbow Division: Bring your own team. Teams should only include queer individuals (of any gender) and/or allies who identify as womxn.

Spectrum Division: Bring your own team. Teams may only have 4 cis-identifying queer males on the court at one time. The remaining players on the court should be made up of womxn (queer or ally) and non-cis identifying queers.

Day 2 – Remix Division

REMIX: Teams will randomly be assigned from all registrants.

*You may only register for one division for BYOT. The round robins will be played in tandem.
*Free agents must join a team to play on Day 1. For free agents we’ll have a Facebook group to help you create a team.


The Venue – Academy Sports Center

The Academy Sports Center is a state of the art volleyball training facility with six full-size WDBF courts, lighting optimized for athletic competition, and vaulted ceilings to give even more room for incredible play.

Directions to the Venue


Host Hotel:

TBD


Free Agents:

Free agents will not be allowed to sign up individually for the BYOT portion of the tournament. We will be creating a Google Doc and Facebook thread to accommodate those looking for teams or who want to start their own team of free agents.

Refunds:

Refunds will be granted until August 15th on a case-by-case basis. Due to this tournament primarily being funded by player registration and sign ups, not refunds will be allowed after this date.

Questions:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email tournament director Isai “E” Valdez at isaivaldez88@gmail.com. Also make sure to follow our Instagram @squid_open and RSVP on the Facebook Event page!


Registration:

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