HOST A KANJAM EVENT
In order to grow KanJam as a sport, we need coordinators to run their own tournaments! The more tournaments there are, the more opportunities there will be for players to join the action.
Tournament coordinators will have access to discounted prices on KanJam equipment to run events. In addition, we’ll post the event on our Tournaments page for the entire community to see. Sanctioned tournaments (officially recognized) will stand out with a official badge and higher points towards player rankings on the global leaderboard.
Contact our rep below to get started:
This is pretty obvious, but it's simply any KanJam events at the college level, which includes tournaments, intramural, and leagues.
Most KanJam tournaments will fall under this category. These are not officially recognized by KJL, and coordinators are free to implement their own "house rules" and formats as desired. This can be geared towards both casual and competitive players.
This is an officially recognized KJL tournament. These tournaments will follow all the official KanJam rules and formats. Coordinators only need to track and report overall team ranks and win-loss records for top teams. Players will earn bonus points for the Overall Leaderboard.
This is a larger sanctioned tournament within the specific region. There are 5 total regions within the United States, and a separate International Region.
Regional tournaments will follow all the official KanJam rules and formats. Coordinators only need to track and report overall team ranks and win-loss records for top teams. Players will earn higher bonus points for the Overall Leaderboard.
Think of this one as "the big game" of KanJam. There are only a couple majors, and with it comes the most recognition in the sport.
Major tournaments will follow all the official KanJam rules and formats. Coordinators only need to track and report overall team ranks and win-loss records for top teams. Players will earn the highest bonus points for the Overall Leaderboard.
What are some items needed to run a KanJam tournament?
- KanJam game sets
- Open space
- Posterboard and marker for playoff bracket
These are just a few basic items to get you started!
FAQ for KanJam hosts
This will depend ultimately on how many teams and the format. A general guideline would be to have 1/3 as many courts as teams. For example, if there are 15 teams, you can round up to a minimum of 5 courts needed. The more courts, the less time players will be sitting and the quicker the tournament will go. You will never need more than 1/2 as many courts as teams.
Here are a couple options:
- Regular Season (Pool) Play (1 game) + Single Elimination bracket (best-of series)
- Double Elimination bracket: single games or best-of-3 series
Feel free to come up with your own formats unique to your event!
A regulation KanJam court requires 70 ft length (50 ft + room for deflecting on each end) by 24 ft width.
For independent tournaments, coordinators can set up courts at shorter distances to accommodate the skill levels of the players.
This can be anywhere from free to $80, it just depends on overall event costs. A typical tournament host will charge on average $40 0r higher per team to participate.
Only sanctioned tournaments require this, though we encourage all coordinators to track results. It makes it much more fun and helps with gaining interest for future years to come!