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2019 KanJam World Championship

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Tournament Details

DATE: Saturday, August 10th, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Team check-in is from 8:15 am to 8:45 am)
PLACE: Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Company Picnic Grounds in North Tonawanda, NY (outdoor)
COST: $75 per team. Includes WC shirt for each player, Official Tournament rally towel for each player, food/drink tickets, and more!
DEADLINE: Last day to register was July 31st, 2019
PRIZES: Cash prize for the 2019 KanJam World Champions (amount TBD), along with hammer trophies, medals, pennants, jerseys, and more for top teams
WEATHER: Rain or shine! Come prepared for any conditions!


Registration has ended. The last day to register for the 2019 KanJam World Championship was 7/31/2019. Good luck to all teams! There is no cost for spectators, so anyone that wishes to come out and watch the action is free to do so.

2019 KanJam World Championship logo

Proceeds will benefit the North Tonawanda Police Benevolence Association. For more info, visit their site at ntpba.com.



Maps to Gratwick Hose Picnic Grounds

110 Ward Rd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Team Registration

Registration has ended. The last day to register for the 2019 KanJam World Championship was 7/31/2019. Good luck to all teams! There is no cost for spectators, so anyone that wishes to come out and watch the action is free to do so.

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EDIT MY TEAM

If you need to edit your registration information (such as the Team Name, partner's info, etc), please click on the button below to do so. You will need to sign into your SportsEngine KanJam League account to make the changes. All edits must be made no later than 8/1/2019 to provide time for organizers to prep items for the tournament.

Cost

  • Regular registration: $75 per team
2019 KanJam World Championship registration includes

Included with the team registration fee:

  • Entry into the tournament for your team
  • All day KanJam and chance to compete with the best teams in the game
  • An official KanJam World Championship T-shirt for each player
  • A KanJam rally towel for each player with the Official Tournament seal
  • Food and drink tickets for each player
  • Chance to become official KanJam World Champions!

The winners will be recognized as official KanJam World Champions and will be added to the official World Championship trophy. As per tradition, the winning team will win their own "hammer trophy" to keep, as well as other prizes (listed below).


Total number of teams registered:

86

Updated as of 8/3/2019 at 11:04 PM (EST)


Prizes

World Champions

  • (2) Hammer trophies
  • (2) Medals
  • (1) Team plaque to go on official KanJam World Championship trophy
  • (2) 2019 KanJam World Championship team jerseys, provided by SAVAGE Apparel
  • (2) Custom KanJam pennants, courtesy of Oxford Pennant
  • (2) KanJam custom World Championship Game Sets
  • Cash prize - amount to be announced at tournament

Runners-Up

  • (2) Smaller sledgehammer trophies
  • (2) Medals
  • (2) 2019 KanJam World Championship team jerseys, provided by SAVAGE Apparel
  • (2) Custom KanJam pennants, courtesy of Oxford Pennant
  • Cash prize - amount to be announced at tournament

3rd and 4th place (per team)

  • (2) Medals
  • (2) 2019 KanJam World Championship team jerseys, provided by SAVAGE Apparel
  • (2) Custom KanJam pennants, courtesy of Oxford Pennant
  • Cash prize for 3rd place - amount to be announced at tournament

5th through 8th place (per team)

  • (2) 2019 KanJam World Championship team jerseys, provided by SAVAGE Apparel
2019 medals
2019 KanJam World Championship game sets
2019 KanJam pennants
2019 KanJam World Championship SAVAGE team jerseys


Sponsors

We are proud to display our sponsors and partners below. Please check them out!

Sponsored by The Charlie Boots Show

The Charlie Boots Show

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Charlie Boots is a national host that covers many different sports and entertainment events around the country, such as the PGA Championship, BIG3, and NFL Draft. Just to name a few, his past interviews included Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Johnny Bench & Tim Brown. We are proud to have Charlie on board this year to cover the 2019 KanJam World Championship!

Sponsored by SAVAGE Apparel Co.

SAVAGE Apparel Co.

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With close to 10 years in the customizable apparel business, SAVAGE provides quality products, on-time delivery, easy ordering processes, and strong customer service. We are proud that SAVAGE is now the official apparel partner of KanJam!

Katz, Sapper & Miller

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As one of the nation’s leading accounting, tax, and consulting practices, Katz, Sapper & Miller serve a wide range of clients in a variety of specialized industries, including startups, nonprofits, middle-market companies.

FormFlex

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Durable Poly Products - Large assortment of polyethylene and polypropylene sheets, printing/converting/distribution of custom signage, POP, retail/information packaging.

Oxford Pennant

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Designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners.

Niagara Label

Using state of the art printing presses, digital equipment and HD prepress/design departments, Niagara Label provides the highest quality of prime product labels for every market sector.

Sahlen's

Sahlen's provides the freshest and highest quality meat products, and is the name behind the Buffalo area's favorite hot dogs.

Want to sponsor the 2019 KanJam World Championship? We need your help! In order to run a successful event, there are costs involved. Some of the costs include registration processing fees, venue rental, food, drinks, supplies, T-shirts, player giveaways, prizes, trophies, and signage. With your help as a sponsor, we will be able to cover costs and ultimately allow us to further expand the tournament. Every year, we also give back to the community by making a donation to a local charity. We have several different sponsor tiers and options available, some of which include logo placement on player T-shirts, banner logo, signs, and much more! The deadline to become a sponsor is July 27th, 2019 to allow organizers time to prep sponsor logo signage and apparel for the tournament. Click on the link below to find out more on how to be a proud supporter of the 2019 KanJam World Championship!


Custom KanJam team jerseys

SAVAGE Apparel is now the official apparel partner of KanJam! Teams have the option to purchase their own custom jerseys to wear at the 2019 KanJam World Championship!

Teams will receive discounted pricing for jerseys as follows:

  • Semi-custom design: $99 for 2 fully sublimated team jerseys
  • Fully customized design: $119 for 2 fully sublimated team jerseys

Jerseys are high quality, lightweight, and moisture-wicking. Not only are they more comfortable to wear, sublimated jerseys don't peel, crack, or fade. Since the sublimation process dyes the ink directly into material, it’s much more resistant to damage over time, and colors will remain vibrant. Get that extra edge by being the most comfortable and best-looking teams at the 2019 KanJam World Championship!

SAVAGE Apparel - Custom team jerseys

Get your team jerseys before it is too late!

Inquires must be initiated the week of 7/21 to 7/28 to get design started, and orders placed no later than 7/31 to receive in time for the tournament. To get started, contact Todd from SAVAGE at todd@savageultimate.com or by phone at 843-647-9263.


Raffle

We are excited to announce that the North Tonawanda PBA has opened their raffle to include anyone present at the 2019 KanJam World Championship. This year, they are raffling off a Yamaha WaveRunner, complete with a trailer, courtesy of Bob Weaver Motorsports!

Raffle tickets will be sold at the tournament for anyone interested, $10 each. Any spectators or players are welcome to buy tickets, and the winner will be drawn between the regular season and playoffs (about 1:00 pm). Winner can decide between the WaveRunner/trailer or monetary value (approximately $8,000).

WaveRunner + trailer raffle


Tournament Check-In

Team check-in is from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. All participating teams will need to be checked-in prior to 8:45 am when announcements begin. Once you have arrived, please find your team name posted on the back wall of the Grill area and stand in the corresponding line for your Conference. Teams should check-in at the registration table before warming-up.


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 20+ games of KanJam in Regular Season play. Depending on the total number of teams, the overall field will be broken up into four divisions. If there are 100 total teams, for example, that would mean 25 teams per division. This would equate to 24 Regular Season games for each team. All games for the entire tournament are played to regulation 21 points (both Regular Season and Playoffs).

For those that have not participated in the KanJam World Championship in the past, here is the format that will most likely be followed (subject to change based on the total number of teams):

Regular Season

  • All teams will be randomly placed into one of two conferences - Each conference is composed of two divisions - In total, there are four divisions.
  • Once all teams have checked in and received their gear and team folders, the tournament rules and format will be discussed. The tournament will follow the official KanJam rules. Teams are responsible for being familiar with the rules, as there will not be enough time to go over every single rule prior to the start of the tournament.
  • The field of play will be separated into sections, one for each division. Teams will play games against teams in their division only in the "Regular Season Scramble."
  • Once the Regular Season has ended, teams will be ranked on a basis of total wins. The top 8, 12, or 16 teams (TBD based on total number of teams) will qualify for the playoffs.
KanJam World Championship action

KanJam World Champions

A full list of all official World Champions

Playoffs

  • The top seed will play the bottom seed throughout the playoffs in "best-of" series. Like the Regular Season, all playoff games will also be played to 21 points. If 12 teams qualify for the playoffs, then the top four teams from each division will receive a "bye" for the first round.
  • Playoff series will also be determined based on the total number of teams and time restraints. For example, the first round could be best of 5 or 7 game series.
  • Playoff rounds continue until there is a winner for each division (Division Champs).
  • The two Divisional Champs in each conference will play each other until one remains from each conference (Conference Champs).
  • The two Conference Champs will play each other in the Finals to crown the 2019 KanJam World Champions.


Tournament Rules

Since this is a major KanJam tournament, we will follow all the official KanJam rules. There will not be printed copies of tournament and official rules for every team, which will reduce our printing cost. Instead, we have made a handy, mobile-friendly digital 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 will be posted here once available.

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.

Official KanJam Tournament

Also, since this is a alcohol-free event, all players, spectators, and volunteers must refrain from bringing alcohol to the tournament. There will be referees to enforce all tournament rules, including release rule violations, illegal deflections (carries), and the alcohol/drug policy.


Volunteers and Referees

We are always looking for help each year! For anyone that wishes to help out, there are plenty of tasks, including morning field setup, sign placement, goals, video, photos, clean-up, and much more. Contact Eric at eklavoon@wildsports.com and let us know the times you are available. Generally, morning help is needed right at 7:00 am and afternoon help around 3:00 pm and later.

Know KanJam well and possess the traits to be an official referee? Then check out the perks and duties on our referee page:


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