MAY 29 & 30, 2021

ARLINGTON, TX

The Flag Football World Championship Tour presents the 2021 Arlington Major National Qualifier.

THIS TOURNAMENT IS OPEN INVITE! ANYONE CAN ENTER A TEAM YOU DO NOT HAVE TO QUALIFY FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.

REGISTRATION

OFFICIAL EVENT FLYER

DAYS OF PLAY

5v5 Gauntlet divisions are the ONLY styles that will play on Friday, May 28th

All other styles will play Saturday & Sunday, May 29th & 30th

PRICE

Starts at $300. Referee fees are included in registration fees.
Teams can secure a spot with a $50 deposit.

DEADLINES

May 7, 2021 (7pm EST) - Any teams holding a spot with a deposit must pay in full to secure your spot

May 14, 2021 (7pm EST) - Hard deadline, no registrations or payments accepted past this date

DRAFT ORDER & SEEDING

Draft order will be determined by the time and date your team is registered. The earlier you register, the better pick you will have in the draft.

Zoom Drafts will be held the week leading into the tournament. Date and time is TBD.

PRIZES & AWARDS

Cash Prizes (for most divisions), Free Shruumz Jerseys (Gauntlet PRO divisions only), Trophies, 3X Ranking Points, MVP Awards, Medals, Tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa, and Paid Bid to 2021 Las Vegas Nationals if 10 or more teams. If 9 teams or less will get a 1/2 Bid.

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DETAILS & FAQ'S

Below are the different divisions we offer for many of our styles along with who is expected to participate in each. You may only play in ONE of the PRO/Comp/Rec/Amateur divisions per style, but you may also play in an O35 division

PRO

The top division with teams who are used to competing at the National and International level, featuring top cash prizes and the best athletes in the world.

COMPETITIVE

This division is for teams who may be top teams in their area and very experienced with top athletes, but no National experience or missing some key contributors to make a PRO run. 

RECREATIONAL

This division is for teams who are possibly experienced and still competitive, but newer as a team or lacking the top athletes to push the top divisions.

AMATEUR

This division is for teams who are brand new to tournaments or not typically competitive but still wanting an opportunity to participate at the lowest level.

O35

Our division for players 35 years of age or older. Age cutoff is the first date of tournament play, so if you are not 35 by that day you are not eligible to play in this division. All players MUST have a valid ID on them throughout the event to verify age in the event of a protest.

AIRPORTS: The closest and largest airport we recommend booking through is DFW, which is about 20 minutes from the facility. You may also book through Love Field, especially if you’re flying Southwest, which is about 35 minutes from the field.

Each division does have a maximum amount of teams that can be accepted and divisions do fill up quickly! We expect each one to sell out. So it is important that you register your team early to guarantee your place in the Arlington Major National Qualifier! You can see how many spots are left by going to the team list page here.  

Zoom Drafts will be held the week leading into the tournament. Date and time is TBD.

Pool Play Seeding is based on when you select your first game during the draft. All teams with 5 or more teams in their division will battle to select their placement on the schedule, where you’ll have a say in who you play, what time and on what field. Captains will select which seed they want on the schedule in reverse order of the day/time they registered and you can take any spot on the board, bumping out another team if desired, who would be forced to take an open spot.

HOW IT WORKS

Team A has the least Ranking Points and selects first, and is on the clock (1 minute to decide) . They select the 5th seed on the schedule so they can start at a later time. Team B is up next, and selects the 1st seed to avoid being in the same pool as Team A. Team C is up next, and decides they want to bump Team A out of their spot and steals the 5th seed. Team A then is forced to take an open spot on the board, and selects the 2nd seed place themselves in the same pool as Team B who they think they matchup well against. This continues all the way through the draft until the last 3 teams are left. The only rule exception is that if any of the top teams (top 3 teams for divisions with 19 or less teams; top 4 teams for divisions 20+ teams; top 5 teams for divisions with 30+ teams) get bumped out of their spot, they are allowed to bump again. So if Team Z registered first and is the last to draft and bumps Team X out of their spot who was also one of the top teams, Team X would be allowed to bump another team out so they’re not stuck with the only open spot on the board having earned one of the top team spots draft position. The team they bump would have to take the last open spot on the board, and the draft would be complete! It is a fun way to select your pool play positions and gives each team some input on when, where and who they play!

We do pool play here at FFWCT, but with a twist. Click here for more information on how and why we use pool play for our major tournaments. 

Since we do pool play, we’re able to do schedule blocks so you’re guaranteed to be able to play in at least 2 styles. You can still play in multiple styles that may overlap, but we cannot guarantee anything and will not be accommodating any schedule requests.

However, a player CANNOT play on multiple rosters in the same format (i.e. 5v5 Contact PRO and 5v5 Contact Competitive). You CAN play in multiple formats though (i.e. 5v5 Contact PRO and 4v4 Non-Contact PRO).

3 game guarantee – 2 pool play games, plus single elimination bracket

After you finish all of your pool play games, playoffs brackets/seeds will be determined by factors IN THIS ORDER

  1. Overall Record (2 points for a win, 1 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Most Wins (In divisions with extra pool play games for some teams, a loss is a tiebreaker. i.e. 3-0 > 3-1 > 2-1 > 2-2, etc.)
  3. Point Differential
  4. Points Against
  5. Points Scored
  6. Rankling Points
  7. Registration Date

Cash Prizes (for most divisions), Free Shruumz Jerseys (Gauntlet PRO divisions only), Trophies, 3X Ranking Points, MVP Awards, Medals, Tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa, and Paid Bid to 2021 Las Vegas Nationals if 10 or more teams. If 9 teams or less will get a 1/2 Bid.

ALL TEAMS will use Sonic Flag-a-Tag flags (mushroom flags and Shruumz ARE allowed). 

ALL TEAMS must provide their own flags. You can purchase them on-site as well but they will not be provided.

If you earned a full or a 1/2 paid bid through winning any of the FFWCT events or sanctioned events this year that you’ll be redeeming for the Arlington Major, you’ll want to register your team in the “My Team Has a Paid Bid” division. This will allow you to pay the $50 deposit that is required no matter what so we know the team is coming, and will ask you for your division in which we will then move you to that division in short order and will lock you into your registration date for points. If you had a 1/2 bid, we will apply your credit and you will still have a small outstanding balance that will need to be paid by May 7. For teams with a full bid, this is all you’ll have to do.

  • 4v4 Men's: 15
  • 5v5 Gauntlet: 7 (All players must be from the same state)
  • 5v5 Non-Contact: 15
  • 7v7 Screen: 30
  • 8v8 Screen: 30

All payments are final as of May 14, 2021 and no refunds will be allocated for teams not attending of their own accord but may request a credit towards any FFWCT operated tournament within a calendar year. If a division is cancelled, a full refund will be given regardless. Click here to read though our full terms and conditions.

We do not take schedule requests here at FFWCT. We have pre-made schedule blocks that you can find by scrolling down below, so you can see what time which formats play to avoid schedule conflicts. You can also impact your first games start time by selecting a better spot during the draft.

SCHEDULE BLOCKS

5v5 Gauntlet divisions are the ONLY styles that will play on Friday, May 28th

All other styles will play Saturday & Sunday, May 29th & 30th

The graphic below lays out which divisions will and will not overlap for Saturday & Sunday, May 29 & 30. Notice that some styles will play throughout more than one time block.

You may NOT play in more than one division of a single format. i.e. If you are on a roster for 4v4 PRO, you may not play in 4v4 Comp or Rec, but you could play in 5v5 Non-Contact Rec in a different format.

MEN'S DIVISIONS

4V4 MEN'S

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$300 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

5V5 GAUNTLET MEN'S
(Plays Friday, May 28)

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE based on 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$350 ENTRY

5V5 NON-CONTACT MEN'S

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$300 ENTRY

MEN'S AMATEUR (D)
$300 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

7V7 SCREEN MEN'S

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$550 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$500 ENTRY

MEN'S RECEATIONAL (C)
$450 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
CASH PRIZE $500
$500 ENTRY

WOMEN'S & COED DIVISIONS

5V5 GAUNTLET WOMEN'S
(Plays Friday, May 28)

WOMEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE based on 10 teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

5V5 NON-CONTACT WOMEN'S

WOMEN'S PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

5V5 NON-CONTACT COED

COED PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$400 ENTRY

COED COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$350 ENTRY

7V7 SCREEN WOMEN'S

WOMEN'S OPEN
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$550 ENTRY

8V8 SCREEN COED

COED PRO (A)
$2,000 CASH PRIZE at 10+ teams, if less $200 per team entered
$550 ENTRY

COED COMPETITIVE (B)
CASH PRIZE $500
$500 ENTRY