Keeper of the Plains Classic
The 2017 inaugural “Keeper of the Plains Classic” was a great success. More than 100 teams competed in the great facilities that Wichita has to offer. The event grew in the next couple of years and in 2020 we had close to 200 teams participate.
When: February 13 & 14, 2021
Schedules: The playing schedules are now posted on AES (click here).
Format: We try to get as much as possible pools of 5 teams. The teams play a round robin in their pool on Saturday. We play from 8 am till about 5 pm. On Sunday there is a challenge round followed by single elimination playoffs. Play is scheduled to complete around 4 pm on Sunday. If we end up with 4 team pools, there may be some cross matches on Saturday afternoon to give teams 4 matches on Saturday.
Match format: In 5-team pools, the challenge round and playoffs, play is best 2 out of 3 sets format. First 2 sets to 25 points, starting at 4-4. Third set, if needed, is to 15 points, starting at 0-0. 4-team pools will play 3 sets to 25 points, starting at 4-4.
Ties: All ties are broken on paper. No tie-breaking sets are played.
Officiating: R1’s are provided for all matches. Teams will be responsible to provide the rest of the work team. A rostered coach (head or assistant) has to be the R2 or the Scorer for the match.
Credentials: All coaches are to wear their HOA credentials visible at all times. Coaches who do not have a picture on their credentials will have to check in and show a picture ID, to get a wristband to prove that their identity is checked. Coaches from other regions will have to show their membership card and a picture ID at check in. These coaches will receive credentials and wristbands for the event.
Wichita Hoops: 260 N Toler Dr, Bel Aire, KS 67226
YMCA FARHA South: 3405 S. Meridian Avenue, Wichita, KS 67217
YMCA FARHA Andover: 640 YMCA Dr, Andover, KS 67002
Hotels: You can find hotel information on the HOA website. These are hotels that work with HOA and have special rates for us. You do not need to stay in any of these hotels if you prefer other opportunities.
Out-of-region teams: Teams that are not registered with the Heart of America region of USA Volleyball, but are registered with another region, can sign up for this event, by mailing their Webpoint roster, together with their entry fee and a note with the tournament and division to sign up for to the HOA office: 548 South Coy Street, Kansas City, KS 66105. Make your check out to HOA.
Entry Fee: The entry fee for this event is $ 290.