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Welcome to the Founders Cup World Kickball Championship!
The biggest and most competitive adult kickball tournament in the world will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 - the MAIN EVENT of the whole WAKAPalooza 5 day extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is officially the largest kickball tournament, party, and vacation event as over 4,000 players representing more than 30 states will descend upon Sin City to play, party, and ultimately crown a new World Kickball Champion.
The Founders Cup World Kickball Championship is an exclusive event for qualified teams who have competed in WAKA Leagues from Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 or a WAKA Regional Kickball Tournament during the 2016 calendar year.
All Founders Cup World Kickball Championship Games will be played on Saturday 10/08 @ Silver Bowl Park.
The tournament and party registration package starts at $80 per player, which includes Saturday's tournament, complimentary shuttle buses to and from the Host Hotel, an official WAKApalooza Weekend t-shirt and swag bag, and complimentary VIP admission to all exclusive WAKApalooza Weekend events and parties. (over $300 value)
NEW THIS YEAR: Tournament only registration is also available starting at $55 per player.
Pool Play will start at 9am. Shuttles from the WAKA host hotel will begin at 7am.
Each team is guaranteed a minimum 3 pool play games.
$15,000 in prize packages for the Top 4 Teams ($10k for 1st place).
Founders Cup Tournament teams will be ranked by the Founders Cup Selection Committee and pools will be assigned according to rank.
Founders Cup World Kickball Championship Players may be subject to ID and Roster verifications at registration and during kickball games.
To qualify for the Founders Cup World Kickball Championship, players and teams must have competed in an FC eligible league and/or tournament during the FC Eligibility Period (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016).
Additional roster and eligibility requirements are outlined in the 2016 Tournament Guidelines, including roster minimums (14), free agent rules and maximums (4), and more.
REGISTRATION AND REQUESTING AN INVITE
All team captains interested in participating in the 2016 Founders Cup World Kickball Championship Tournament must REQUEST AN INVITE by sending in an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org - with team name and qualifying league season or tournament (requests can be made even if qualifying season is still in progress). Once an invite is approved and sent, your team can begin to register online to secure early bird pricing and a preliminary spot.
Upon registering, your team will be placed in “Friend Group” status. While in "Friend Group" status, the FC Selection Committee will coordinate with the team captain to verify FC eligibility, management of roster and free agents, and final bid status. Please make sure your team and roster meets all the 2016 Tournament Guidelines. Once you have met the roster minimums and satisfied all eligibity requirements, your bid spot will be confirmed and you group will change to "Team" status.
(Players and teams not able to secure a bid and reach team status will receive a 100% refund)
For questions about league, tournament, and roster eligiblity, please email email@example.com
WAKApalooza Weekend is more than just a sports tournament. Taking place each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, WAKApalooza Weekend is a five-day sports festival and party experience with the most competitive, social, and friendly WAKA players across the nation.
The 2015 WAKApalooza Weekend experience featured some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas including the Rehab Pool Party, Hakkassan, Omnia, and the Chateau Rooftop. Over 3,000 WAKA people played and partied all weekend long! WAKApalooza 2016 adds an extra day to all the festivities and nearly 4,000 WAKA enthusiasts are expected to attend.
WAKApalooza Featured Games:
Founders Cup National Kickball Championship*
The Fun Games*
The Kickball Open Tournament (new)*
The Foam Dodgeball Open Tournament (new)*
National Flip Cup Championship (10/6)
National Pong Championship (10/7)
*games take place on Saturday October 8th
WAKApalooza Featured Nightclubs:
1 OAK Nightclub - Mirage
Omnia - Caesar's Palace
The Bank - Bellagio
Vanity - Hard Rock
Vinyl - Hard Rock
Vortex - The LINQ
WAKApalooza Featured Pool Parties:
Liquid - Aria
Go - Flamingo
Night Swim - The LINQ
Rehab - Hard Rock
WAKApalooza Featured Bars:
VISTA Cocktail Lounge
WAKApalooza Featured Host Hotels:
The LINQ Hotel & Casino
The Flamingo Hotel & Casino
(both hotels are side by side)
FOUNDERS CUP WORLD KICKBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
THE KICKBALL OPEN (NEW)
HOST HOTEL - THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO
All players and guests are invited to stay at The LINQ Hotel and Casino, located right at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. Special WAKA Hotel Rates are available for the entire WAKApalooza Weekend. Registration and Check-in, Captains Meetings, and Shuttle pick-ups/drop offs will take place at the Host Hotel. Click here to book your room now.
Get your team together, we can't wait to see in Las Vegas with 4,000 WAKA party animals!
Price per Player
Registration will close early if league capacity is reached.