Tour Stop Formats

Important Housing Information

This year, the Tour of Texas committee has agreed that only the pre-qualified teams will be able to book their hotels for the Tour Stops starting Wednesday, November 1, 2018. Any team that qualifies at the 2018 Tour of Texas Qualifier will have to wait until Wednesday, January 2, 2019 to book through EM2 Housing.

Pre-Qualified Teams

Any pre-qualified team that gets bought out, merges with an existing club, or moves to a new club will automatically forfeit their pre-qualified status. A change in team code for any reason will result in that team losing its pre-qualified spot.

If a pre-qualified team chooses not to participate in the Tour of Texas they must email sbagsby@em2sports.com before the Tour Qualifier registration deadline.

The Tour of Texas is mandatory once qualified

This applies to teams that qualify at a Tour of Texas Qualifier; it does not include pre-qualified teams from the previous year. Should a team qualify for the Tour of Texas then choose to drop or not attend either one of the Tour Stops, the entire club will be prohibited to place any teams into the Tour of Texas the following year.

Teams may not play up an age division

The Tour of Texas is designed to be an ultra-competitive tournament series.

  • In 2015, 110 of the 144 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC in their respective age group and division
  • In 2016, 123 of the 168 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC. Of those 123 teams, 10 became 2017 National Champions!
  • In 2017, 115 of the 163 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC. 23 of these teams medaled at Nationals, with 5 becoming National Champions!
  • In 2018, 119 of the 176 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC. 22 of these teams medaled at Nationals, with 4 becoming National Champions!
  • With that said, teams are required to compete in their respective age group.
    NEW FORMAT FOR 2018-2019! Please read carefully.

    There will now be 3 opportunities for teams to qualify into the Tour should they choose to attend more than one Qualifier.

    Houston, TX
    December 8-9, 2018
    Austin, TX
    December 15-16, 2018
    Dallas, TX
    December 29-30, 2018

    Qualifier Policies
    • Pre-qualified teams (14s-18s) will not compete in any of Tour Qualifiers and will begin competition at Tour Stop I, January 19-20, 2019
    • Teams are permitted to compete in more than one Tour Qualifier. However, once a team qualifies for the Tour they are no longer able to compete in another Tour Qualifier. For example, if a team qualifies for the Tour in Houston, this team cannot compete in Austin and/or Dallas.
    • Teams are no longer required to submit their stop check to be eligible to compete in a Tour Qualifier - Click HERE for more detailed information regarding Tour Q registration
    • 2019 tentative wave times will be posted under the respective Qualifier page

    2019 Tour of Texas & Texas Championship Series Divisions

    Age12s13s14s15s16s17s18s
    Tour16242424242424
    TCS81616161616NA
    See Bid Allocations tab to see how the 2019 Tour of Texas teams will be determined.

    Qualification Process
    • Pre-qualified teams are determined by the top 12 finishes at the 2018 Tour of Texas Finals in the 13s - 17s divisions. Finishes in the bidding divisions at the 3 Tour of Texas Qualifiers (Houston, Austin & Dallas) will determine the other teams that qualify for the 2019 Tour of Texas.
    • Rosters submitted at the Tour of Texas Qualifier will be considered frozen for the entirety of the Tour. Any changes to the roster will need to be approved by the Tour of Texas committee.
    Bid Allocations at the Tour Qualifiers
    12s Division - 16 bids available
    # of teams registered 14 12 10 8 6
    # of bids 5 4 3 2 1
    *16th bid will be given to the qualifier with the largest field

    13s Division - 24 bids available
    # of teams 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4
    # of bids 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

    14s-18s Divisions - 12 bids available
    # of teams 24 18 12 6
    # of bids 4 3 2 1
    These 12 teams will join the 12 pre-qualified teams to make up the 24 team divisions

    As shown by the tables above, bids will be allocated across the three qualifiers based on the size of each field. Should a qualifier not reach the appropriate number of teams to receive max bids, those bids will be allocated among the other qualifiers in a rotation of largest field to smallest field.

    For the 12s - 17s divisions, the next best eligible teams after the teams that qualify for the Tour of Texas will qualify for the Texas Championship Series (formerly LSCS). These teams will be determined by match, set, and point ratio.
    January 19- 20, 2019
    • 12s–18s
    • Houston, TX

    Wave Assignments
    AM Wave - 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s
    PM Wave - 12s, 16s, 17s, 18s

    Please note the 12s will be split between AM and PM wave. Teams will need to check the schedule once available to determine their start time.

    February 9–10, 2019
    • 12s in Round Rock, TX - PM Wave
    • 13s–18s in Dallas, TX

    Wave Assignments at DCC
    AM Wave - 13s, 14s, 15s
    PM Wave - 16s, 17s, 18s

    March 2–3, 2019
    • 12s–17s in San Antonio, TX
    March 9–10, 2019
    • 18s in Round Rock, TX - PM Wave
    *Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 matches.

    Wave Assignments March 2–3
    AM Wave
    12s at Mission Concepcion
    13s, 14s, 15s at SACC

    PM Wave
    15s, 16s, 17s at SACC

    Please note the 15s will be split between AM and PM wave. Teams will need to check the schedule once available to determine their start time.

    Only players and coaches designated on the final roster submitted at team check-in are permitted to be on the team bench during a match. Any staff on the team bench must be on the team's roster. For example: club directors must be designated as team representative on the team roster in order to sit on the team bench.