Early Birdy 2020 Tournament

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first ever tournament: the Early Birdy 2020, a 3 day round-robin tournament in late March 2020. We are currently accepting applications from teams and are excited to host a bevy of great skaters to the National Capital Region (Canadian edition) in the spring. 

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LOCATION: 
Prescott, Ontario, Canada
Prescott is located an hour south of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, at the junction of major highways 401 & 416. Prescott is a 5-minute drive from the Canada/U.S. (Johnstown/Ogdensburg) border crossing. We acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee.

TOURNAMENT DATE: 
Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES: 

​Application for Teams Apply now! Deadline November 15
Application for Tournament Head Referee Apply now! Deadline November 30
Application for Tournament Head Non-Skating Official Apply now! Deadline November 30
Application for all Tournament Officials Form coming in December
Sign-Up Sheet for Volunteers Form coming in December
Participating Teams contacted and finalized Teams contacted before December 31
Announcement of Teams Participating Teams announced January 6th
Hospitality Package To be released early January
Schedule of Games Schedule announced early January
Advance Tickets Tickets go on sale Mid-January

FORMAT:
3-day round-robin between 4 WFTDA charter teams with additional games for B teams and JRDA teams.

SANCTIONING:
Participating WFTDA charter teams can expect to play 3 WFTDA sanctioned games.
B teams and Juniors can expect to play at least 1 game.

TEAMS:
We are encouraging any league with a WFTDA charter team ranked between 35-75 to apply for the competitive bracket. Leagues that can send multiple teams (ie. both a WFTDA charter team and a B team) will be prioritized. Ranking will be considered in order to make reasonably competitive match ups for all participating teams.

COST: 
Tournament fees will be as follows:
$250 per WFTDA Charter Team
$200 per B Team
$400 for both a WFTDA Charter Team & a B Team ($50 discount)
$100 per Junior Team

HOW TO APPLY AS A TEAM:
Please fill in the following Application Form before November 15, 2019.

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions regarding the tournament please feel free to email us at earlybirdytournament2020@ottawavalleyrollerderby.com

We hope to see lots of friends and fans March 2020 at the first ever OVRD Early Birdy!