2019 KanJam Klassic

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MAJOR INDOOR KANJAM TOURNAMENT
Proceeds will benefit North Tonawanda Police Athletic League

This is the 16th annual tournament!

Tournament previously known as the "KanJam Winter Klassic"

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Tournament Details

  • DATE: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
  • TIME: 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Team check-in is from 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm while the field is set up)
  • PLACE: Sportsplex in North Tonawanda, NY
  • COST: $30 per team - proceeds will benefit the North Tonawanda Police Athletic League
  • DEADLINE: Registration has ended. Deadline was May 1st, 2019 (or once 48 teams have been reached, whichever occurred first)

Maps

Registration

Prizes

Charity

Sponsors

Check-In

Sportsplex

Format

Rules

Video

Registered Teams


Maps to Sportsplex

90 Ridge Rd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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Team Registration

Tournament registration has ended. Deadline was 5/1/2019 (or 48 teams, whichever occurred first). Good luck to all teams!

Total Teams Registered:

For teams that are registered, should any last minute changes need to be made (cannot make it, partner change, etc), please reply to the registration email you were sent so we have a heads up.

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Included with the team registration fee:

• Entry into the tournament for your team
• For the first 35 teams that register, each player will get a custom 2019 KanJam Klassic can sticker and a KanJam League sports bottle, featuring a brand new KanJam League logo (to be unveiled at the tournament)
• KanJam fun for 4+ hours (with no wind or rain!)
• Donation to the North Tonawanda Police Athletic League
• Chance to win one of a few small prizes that will be given away (if present at the end of the tournament)


Prizes

2019 Klassic Champions

  • Will be recognized as official KanJam Klassic Champions (major title)
  • Free team entry into the 2019 KanJam World Championship in August (approx $60 value)
  • As per tradition, they will also take home the Klassic "hammer trophy" and are able to carve their team name and year onto the handle.

Final four teams

  • All players that make the final four will receive a collectible 2019 KanJam Klassic custom medal with case to keep.
  • In addition, all players that make the final four will receive a KanJam League pint glass and coaster!

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Charity

Proceeds from the 2019 KanJam Klassic will benefit:

North Tonawanda Police Athletic League

The North Tonawanda Police Athletic League (N.T.P.A.L.) supports organizations and activities that encourage youth participation in sports, music, academics, and more. N.T.P.A.L. provides donations to any local group that has financial need to cover expenses for equipment, uniforms, travel, or anything that allows them to participate in their activity.

Over the years, the North Tonawanda Police Athletic League has supported the following youth organizations:

  • N.T.H.S. Varsity Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Volleyball
  • N.T.H.S. Marching Band
  • North Tonawanda High School Science Club
  • N.T. Babe Ruth Little League Baseball
  • N.T.A.A. Little League Football and Cheerleading
  • N.T. Recreational League Girls Softball
  • N.T.H.S. Yearbook Committee
  • N.T.H.S. Pre-Prom Breakfast
  • North Tonawanda Sr. Class Picnic

Additionally, N.T.P.A.L. provides a $500.00 scholarship to (2) two high school seniors every year.

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North Tonawanda Police

The North Tonawanda Police Athletic League has been involved in KanJam tournaments since 2002, and have been a major contributer in the KanJam World Championship for 16 years. We are pleased to help them out for this year's Klassic, and your support is greatly appreciated!


Sponsors

We need your help! In order to run a successful event, there are costs involved. This includes rental fees, registration processing fees, and prizes. With your help, we will be able to offset these costs and ultimately raise more money for this cause. We will post sponsor logos and link to a website here.

Become a sponsor


Team Check-In

Team check-in is from 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm while the field is being set up. Teams should plan on arriving no later than 4:15 pm. The tournament will start promptly at 4:30 pm. Once you have arrived at Sportsplex, enter the facility through the main entrance. While inside, walk into the lobby check-in your team at the table.


Sportsplex

The KanJam Klassic tournament first took place at Sportsplex back in 2004, where Sole Survivors captured the first Klassic title. The 2019 tournament will mark the seventh Klassic at this facility. Sportsplex is a multi-sport indoor facility in North Tonawanda, NY, featuring two large artificial turf fields. Thanks goes out to the staff at Sportsplex for working with KanJam League to hold the KanJam Klassic! For more information regarding Sportsplex, visit their website at www.sportsplexinc.com.

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Tournament Format

One of the great aspects of this tournament is that this is not a simple bracket. All teams will get to play at least 10-15 games of KanJam in Regular Season play. Depending on the total number of teams, the overall field will be broken up into two divisions. If there are 30 total teams, for example, that would mean 15 teams per division. This would equate to 14 Regular Season games for each team.

After every team has completed their schedule of games, team folders will be collected and the top teams from each division will qualify for the playoffs. This number will depend on the total number of teams. From that point on, a bracket will be established within each division, with the top seed playing the bottom seed throughout the playoffs. Playoffs will either be best of five or best of seven game series. Once it comes down to just one team from each division, those teams will square off in the Finals to crown a champion.

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Tournament Rules

Since this is a major KanJam tournament, we will follow all the official KanJam rules. Like with recent tournaments, we will no longer provide printed copies of tournament and official rules for every team, which will reduce our printing cost in effort to raise more money for charity. Instead, we have made a handy, mobile-friendly Tournament Guide, which includes all tournament rules, as well as the full list of official KanJam rules. To make it easy to find a rule, you can just click on a button which will take you right to that section! This page has been customized to work on any mobile device. Just save the link for use at the tournament. The direct link is kanjamleague.com/2019 or you can click on the screenshot.

Also, because there have been some key changes to the official KanJam rules since they were first written (especially the Release Rule), we also included a list at the bottom of all the changes made. All the official rules listed on this page are up-to-date, so players will have easy access to every possible ruling in one location. We encourage all teams participating in the tournament to review the rules in this guide beforehand so that everyone is on the same page and familiar with them.

Tournament Guide

We ask that teams do not bring their own coolers inside. Drinks will be available for purchase from vending machines in the main lobby of the facility. However, there will be no problem with bringing a bottle of water or sports drink with you. Also, cleats are not allowed on the artificial turf, so please wear the appropriate footwear.


Video highlights from previous tournaments

2018 KanJam Klassic - Finals
2018 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2018 KanJam Klassic - Playoffs
2018 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2017 KanJam Klassic - Finals
2017 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2017 KanJam Klassic - Playoffs
2017 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2017 KanJam Klassic - Regular Season
2017 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2016 KanJam Klassic
2016 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2015 KanJam Klassic
2015 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2014 KanJam Klassic
2014 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2013 KanJam Klassic
2013 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2012 KanJam Klassic
2012 video courtesy of KanJam League.

2011 KanJam Klassic
2011 video courtesy of KanJam League.


Registered Teams

Teams listed below are fully paid and registered for the tournament. For a full list (including player names, city, state/province, and country), please click on the full list button. Please note it can take up to 5 minutes for your team to appear here after registering.

Total Teams Registered:

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