Hoopla tips off August 8th in
Hoopla XXII - August 8th & 9th, 2020
Hoopla presented by Columbia Bank and Dutch Bros. is the premier 3x3 street basketball event in Oregon, and it is believed to be the 2nd largest event of its kind in the United States. The special 22nd edition of Hoopla will be held August 8th and 9th in 2020, and upwards of 1,000 teams, 4,000 participants, 1,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators are anticipated.
Participants young and old, male and female, and of all skill levels compete in the shadows of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem. Some play in one favorite division, others play on multiple teams in several divisions, enhancing their HATER (Hoopa All-Time Efficiency Rating).
Friends, family, fun, and ball. It's all good.
We hope you will join us at the grand-daddy of all Oregon 3x3 events this August!
Hoopla XXII is scheduled for August 8-9, 2020. We will make every reasonable effort to stage the tournament on those dates, provided it is deemed safe to do so. If, however, we are unable to conduct Hoopla in early August due to Covid-19 or whatever other reasons, the event will not be canceled. Instead, it will be postponed to another date to be announced by Hoopla. In the circumstance of event postponement, teams that have registered for the event will be entitled to:
a) participate in Hoopla XXII on the event's "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.
Stay tuned. We will update our answer to this question as guidelines, restrictions, and more become clear in the weeks ahead.
All teams signing up on or before Monday, June 22nd will automatically receive a $20/team discount on their registration fee.
Hoopla's team registration deadline for Hoopla XXII is Tuesday, July 21st. The team registration deadline for the Kona Ice 2x2 Tourney is Tuesday, July 28th.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Prizes for Hoopla XXII will be announced at a later date.
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.
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.
While it sometimes happens earlier, Saturday schedules for Hoopla will be posted online by 5:00pm on Thursday before the tournament.
While often posted much earlier, Sunday brackets will be available by no later than 10:00pm Saturday night.
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 provision mentioned in these FAQs, no refunds or exchanges will be issued.