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Hoopla XXII - Postponement Announcement

The last few months have tested our organization and has been a situation that we never anticipated. We have tried as hard as we can to find a path where we can have Hoopla on our originally planned dates. It has become increasingly tougher to find that path based on guidelines put in place by our state, specifically:
  • "This guidance applies to counties approved for Phase 2. This guidance applies to recreational sports practice, training and play for specified sports. Sports that involve participants coming into bodily contact are prohibited at this time." (Oregon Health Authority)
  • Gathering limits are 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors. (Governor's Office)
  • Indoor and outdoor venues, including theaters and churches, with 6 feet of physical distancing and other measures in place, can reach a Covid-19 occupancy limit of up to 250. (Governor's Office)
The legislature held a special session in late June, and we were hopeful that there would be a shift that would allow us to hold the event on our planned dates of August 8-9. The outcome that we were hoping for did not happen at that special session.

So, we have now been put in a position where we need to POSTPONE (not cancel) Hoopla XXII to a later date.

We have an outline for an amazing Plan B but are not yet to the point where we can share those plans.  In the meantime, you can take advantage of our "worry-free" registration anytime you like... or you can just wait for our upcoming announcement with Hoopla XXII dates and details to sign up your team.
We know that this postponement is difficult for many as Hoopla is a bright spot in everyone's summer. Trust that we are doing everything possible to make our event amazing for everyone involved as we move forward, and we are excited about the future and will share details soon!

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Frequent Questions

With postponement, what happens to registered teams?

Hoopla XXII was originally scheduled for August 8-9, 2020, but state guidance in response to Covid-19 forced the event to be postponed.

The event has not be canceled.  Instead, we are working on "Plan B" to stage Hoopla on another date to be announced as soon as possible.

As promised, In the circumstance of event postponement, teams that have registered for Hoopla will be entitled to:

a) Participate in Hoopla XXII on the event's pending and soon-to-be-announced "new" dates;

b) Roll-over their registration to Hoopla XXIII in the summer of 2021;

c) Donate some or all of their registration fee to Hoopla and the youth activity groups it supports in the area; or

d) Request a full refund of their registration fee.

Teams may continue to sign-up for Hoopla XXII, and our "worry free" registration policies outlined above will be granted to all who sign up between now and an official date announcement for Hoopla XXII.

Any special notes about Covid-19?

In a word, YES there will be special attention paid to the pandemic.  Stay tuned.  We will update our answer to this question as guidelines, restrictions, and more become clear in the weeks ahead.

What is the "Early Bird" discount?

Teams that sign up "early" will automatically receive a $20/team discount on their registration fee.  This discount has been extended and is available to teams who register right now!

When is the Registration Deadline?

Hoopla's team registration deadline for Hoopla XXII and for the Kona Ice 2x2 Tourney have not been determined yet.  Team registration for both events is open right now!

Can a player be on more than one team?

Yes - as long as you don't try to play on more than one team in any one division! Playing on two teams in the same division is NOT allowed. If you play on more than one team you need to notify Hoopla at oregonhoopla@gmail.com on or before the Team Registration deadline. Hoopla will do its best -- without any guarantees -- to avoid game time conflicts on Saturday. Sunday, we can make no guarantees.  It is best for entire teams to not play in multiple divisions because avoiding schedule conflicts can't be guaranteed.

How many games will we play?

Every team is guaranteed a minimum of four games; usually three during pool play on Saturday and at least one during our single-elimination bracket play on Sunday. Getting to play 5 or 6 games is not uncommon at Hoopla.

Any prizes?

Prizes for Hoopla XXII will be announced at a later date.

In which division should we play?

Hoopla's divisions are broken down by age and competitive desire, not grade or by other means. So, for Hoopla's youth divisions, teams should sign up according to their players' ages on 6/1/20.  To play in the 10U Girls Division, for example, ALL players on a team must be 10 or less on 6/1/20. This is a hard and fast deadline for all age-based divisions.

Teams can choose whether they want to play Competitive, designed for more advanced teams and greater competition, or Recreational, designed more for having fun and a great experience, divisions. 

Are there All-Time Player Rankings?

Hoopla has developed a HATER (Hoopla All-Time Efficiency Rating) list, with points awarded for team success in the event. This prestigious list recognizes all Hoopla players who ever played on teams that finished first or second in tournament play and ranks them based on those achievements.

The updated HATER list will be revealed soon.

When are Saturday schedules posted?

While it sometimes happens earlier, Saturday schedules for Hoopla will be posted online by 5:00pm on Thursday before the tournament.

When are Sunday brackets posted?

While often posted much earlier, Sunday brackets will be available by no later than 10:00pm Saturday night.

What if a team wants a refund?

Should a team sign up to participate in Hoopla but later want a refund, Hoopla will happily provide a full refund as long as the request for refund happens BEFORE the registration deadline. Once the registration deadline happens, Hoopla will offer NO REFUNDS for any reason. This policy recognizes the fact that game schedules are written; officials are recruited and scheduled; volunteers are recruited and scheduled; courts, facilities, amenities, supplies and more are purchased; and the entirety of the rest of the event is planned and investments are made based on the number of registrants Hoopla has at the point in time of the registration deadline. Thus, teams that for any reason want to cancel or drop from the event after the deadline create significant logistical issues for Hoopla. Player issues after the registration deadline are the responsibility of participating teams, not Hoopla. Any player or team disqualified from Hoopla for behavioral, sportsmanship or other reasons forfeits their entire entry fee and will not be entitled to any refund of registration fees regardless of when the disqualification occurs. Further, in the event of cancellation due to weather deemed to be inclement or unplayable as solely determined by Hoopla officials, or in the event of a cancellation for any other reason whatsoever aside from the Covid-19 postponement provision mentioned in these FAQs, no refunds or exchanges will be issued.

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