2018 Battle State Championship Series Details Announced
In the next progression for flag football across the United States, the Flag Football World Championship Tour is rolling out it’s Civil War State Championship series this fall of 2018 in 13 states! Unlike other state championships, this series not only allows teams from within each state to fight to become their state champion, but also defend against other teams coming in from neighboring states to steal their crown for double points! Points earned by winning teams also go into a pool representing their home state where one state will emerge as the most dominant flag football state in the country at the end of the year, earning every participating team from their state bonus points going into the next year!
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Battle Wisconsin | September 29-30, 2018 – Beloit, WI
Battle Arizona | October 6-7, 2018 – Tempe, AZ
Battle Erie | October 13-14, 2018 – Erie, PA
Battle Virginia | October 20-21, 2018 – Martinsville, VA
Battle Illinois | October 27-28, 2018 – Springfield, IL
Battle Florida | November 10-11, 2018 – Tampa, FL
Battle Ohio | November 10-11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH
Battle Maryland | November 17-18, 2018 – Ocean City, MD
Battle California | December 1-2, 2018 – Pleasanton, CA
Battle South Carolina | December 8-9, 2018 – Florence, SC
Battle Utah | December 8-9, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT
Battle Texas | December 15-16, 2018 – Lewisville, TX
Battle Mississippi | December 15-16, 2018 – Tupelo, MS
WHO CAN PLAY
Anyone can play in the state championships, it’s open invite and don’t need to qualify, including teams from out of state. Teams that travel in from out of state will win double champions points for winning a division which would also count towards your state’s pool to crown the series champion!
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Looking to add a state championship to your teams resume? Now is your chance and with so much at stake the competition is sure to be top notch!
All teams will earn Battle Points for participating, and winning teams will win 2x Champions Points used for rankings and seeding into our National and World Championships. Out of state teams will earn 4x champions points for their team and home state as a reward for travelling and in-state teams are encouraged to be well represented in each division as to not let other teams steal big points for themselves and their state! For example, if a Texas team is playing and wins a 5v5 PRO division in the Texas State Championship, they’d earn 200 Battle Points for participating and 200 additional champions points for winning, for 400 total points to their rankings. If a Louisiana team came into Texas and won the same division in the Texas State Championship, they’d earn 200 participation points plus 400 champions points, for 600 total points.
FREE BIDS TO FFWCT NATIONAL AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Each winning team will receive trophies and Battle Points along with a FREE 1/2 bid to either National Championships and a 1/2 bid to next year’s World Championship on May 26-28, 2019 in Arlington, TX.
QUALIFY FOR HALL OF FAME
State Championships will be used in qualifying teams, players and coaches to cement their legacy in the Flag Football Hall of Fame! While details have yet to be announced, participation and awards earned from State Championships will be criteria for being inducted!
CROWNING THE TOP STATE FOR FLAG FOOTBALL
One of the most argued topics in flag football is which state has the best flag football teams and competition in the country, and now you can fight for your state to claim that right officially! In each of the 13 State Championships and 2 National Championships spread out across the country, points earned by winning teams will also go into a pool representing their state, where teams who participated from the top 5 point-earning states at the end of the year will earn special bonuses going into the World Championships!
Those bonuses include:
- Participating teams from the top 5 states earn bonus points for Worlds. 500 for participating teams from 1st place state, 400 for 2nd, 300 for 3rd, 200 for 4th and 100 for 5th.
- The top team based on points earned from the top state will automatically earn the top draft choice position at the World Championships in their division. For example if Nevada ends up the #1 state after the series concludes and the Raiders are the team who earned the most points from their state in the series in the 4v4 PRO division, they’d automatically earn the #1 draft choice in that division at our World Championships regardless of their total Battle Points at that time.
- All participating teams from the top state will earn home-field advantage at the World Championships. For example, if Ohio places first in the end of year state rankings as the top state, all Ohio teams would automatically win the coin flip for each game they participate in at the World Championships, essentially giving them home-field advantage.
Registration is now open so click on the tournament above to get your team signed up and help spread the word!