JANUARY 14-18, 2021

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

The Flag Football World Championship Tour presents the 2021 FFWCT Adult Flag Football World Championships, held in Panama City Beach from *January 14-18, 2021.

*NONE OF THE DIVISIONS WILL PLAY ALL 5 DAYS. EACH DIVISION WILL BE SCHEDULED OVER 2 OR 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS MAX. SEE CHART BELOW.

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

REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Teams who register early will receive BONUS POINTS that scale down based on the date you register for the first 8 days (see chart). Ranking Points will be extremely important in determining the draft order for pool play seeding at the draft party.

PRICE

Starts at $350. Referee fees are included in registration fees.
Teams can secure a spot with a $50 deposit until November 1st, after that full payment is due at time of registration.

DEADLINES

November 1, 2020 (7pm EST) – Teams that registered with a deposit must be paid in full to secure the spot you were holding. Any new teams registering after this date must pay in full.
December 1, 2020 (7pm EST) – Late Fee will be added ($50 for 4v4, 5v5; $100 for 7v7, 8v8, 9v9)
December 16, 2020 (7pm EST) - Hard deadline, no registrations or payments accepted past this date

Join the Facebook Event Page to stay up to date!

DETAILS & FAQ'S

OFFICIAL EVENT FLYER

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, but 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.

HOTELS: We have already secured the condo, homes and hotels with the lowest possible rates where you can reserve your team block or book individually. 
Host hotels, condos & rentals coming soon!

AIRPORTS: The closest and largest airport we recommend booking through is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), which is about 30 minutes from the facility. 

Each division does have a maximum amount of teams that can be accepted and divisions do fill up quickly! Although we have increased the cap in many divisions, we still expect to each one to sell out. So it is important that you register your team early to guarantee your place in the largest flag football tournament in the world! You can see how many spots are left by going to the team list page here.  

To help avoid large crowds, we will set up a virtual draft via Zoom or conference call.
Date/Time – TBD

Pool Play and Double Elimination 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 their Ranking Points, 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 Battle 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 3 teams get bumped out of their spot, they are allowed to bump again. So if Team Z has the most points and is the last to draft and bumps Team X out of their spot who was the 2nd or 3rd highest points, 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 a top 3 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!

8v8 Contact Men’s PRO, Competitive and O35 will be double elimination
We do pool play for all other styles, but with a twist to make sure pool play matters and every game counts. Click here for more information on how and why we use pool play for our major tournaments. 

The tournament will be held over 5 days, but each division will only be scheduled to play on 2 or 3 days max.
Contact styles will play on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Some Screen styles will play on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
All other Non-Contact styles will play Sunday & Monday.
With the exception of 8v8 Contact Men's Comp & Amateur and 9v9 Contact Comp, we’re able to do schedule blocks so you’re guaranteed to be able to play in at least 2 contact styles (1 morning, 1 afternoon) and 2 non-contact styles (1 morning and 1 afternoon). 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).

Adult pool play divisions / 3 game guarantee – 3 pool play games, plus single elimination bracket for top teams in each division. Double elimination brackets are 2 game guarantee.

The number of teams that make playoffs will be determined solely by the number of teams in each bracket. The breakdown is as follows:

3-4 teams = 2 Teams in Playoffs
5-8 teams = 4 Teams in playoffs
9-12 teams = 6 Teams in playoffs
13-16 teams = 8 Teams in playoffs
17-20 teams = 10 Teams in Playoffs
21-24 teams = 12 Teams in Playoffs
25-28 teams = 14 Teams in Playoffs
29+ teams = 16 Teams in Playoffs

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 are now guaranteed, there is no minimum number of teams required. PRO divisions get a base Cash Prize of $2,500, plus an additional $100 per team in the division. Example, if 5v5 Non-Contact Men's PRO has 32 teams, the total Cash Prize would be $5,700 ($2,500 + $3,200)
All divisions will receive Trophies, 5X Ranking Points, MVP Awards, Medals, T-Shirts (New for 2021), Championship Rings, and Full Paid Bid to use at your choice of one of our 2021 National Championships 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 for all 4v4, 5v5, 7v7 and 8v8 Screen and 9v9 divisions (mushroom flags and Shruumz ARE allowed in 4/5/7/8man screen styles). Triple Threat flags will be used in all 8v8 Contact formats. 

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 Worlds, 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 November 1. For teams with a full bid, this is all you’ll have to do other than we strongly encourage you to book your hotels or housing through our registration so you get the best deals possible.

  • 4v4: 15
  • 5v5: 15
  • 7v7 Screen: 30
  • 8v8 Screen: 30
  • 8v8 Contact: 30
  • 9v9 Contact: 30

All payments are final as of December 16, 2020 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

The tournament will be held over 5 days, but each division will only be scheduled to play on 2 or 3 days max.

Contact styles will play on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Some Screen styles will play on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
All other Non-Contact styles will play Sunday & Monday.

We guarantee you to be able to play multiple styles! The graphic below lays out which divisions will and will not overlap. The morning block will not conflict with the afternoon block AT ALL as represented in the graphic.

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. You CAN however play in an age-restricted format, such as O35, along with one other division of that style.

MEN'S DIVISIONS

4v4 NON-CONTACT

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$450 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$500 CASH PRIZE
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
$500 CASH PRIZE
Must be 35 by January 17, 2021
$400 ENTRY

5v5 NON-CONTACT

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$450 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$500 CASH PRIZE
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S AMATEUR (D)
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
$500 CASH PRIZE
Must be 35 by January 17, 2021
$400 ENTRY

5v5 CONTACT

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$450 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$500 CASH PRIZE
$400 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$350 ENTRY

MEN'S O35 (D)
$500 CASH PRIZE
Must be 35 by January 14, 2021
$400 ENTRY

7v7 SCREEN

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$550 ENTRY

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

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$450 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
$500 CASH PRIZE
Must be 35 by January 17, 2021
$500 ENTRY

8v8 CONTACT

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$700 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$1,000 CASH PRIZE
$650 ENTRY

MEN'S RECREATIONAL (C)
$600 ENTRY

MEN'S AMATEUR (A)
$600 ENTRY

MEN'S O35
$500 CASH PRIZE
Must be 35 by January 14, 2021
$650 ENTRY

9v9 CONTACT

MEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$750 ENTRY

MEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$1,000 CASH PRIZE
$650 ENTRY

WOMEN'S & COED DIVISIONS

5v5 NON-CONTACT

WOMEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$450 ENTRY

WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$500 CASH PRIZE
$400 ENTRY

COED PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$450 ENTRY

COED COMPETITIVE (B)
$500 CASH PRIZE
$400 ENTRY

7v7 SCREEN

WOMEN'S OPEN (A/B)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$550 ENTRY

8v8 SCREEN

COED PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$550 ENTRY

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

8v8 CONTACT

WOMEN'S PRO (A)
$2,500 CASH PRIZE + $100 PER TEAM
$700 ENTRY

WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE (B)
$1,000 CASH PRIZE
$650 ENTRY

WHAT TO EXPECT

Get scouted by coaches and scouts exclusively at the 2021 Flag Football World Championships to earn a chance to represent the United States in Cancun in 2021!

Rock'It Lanes will be hosting our captains meetings, bowling tournament & providing FREE bowling passes to players, CiCi's buffets to captains and discounted arcade & drink specials!

We will be planning nightly after-parties, hosting a charity golf tournament and auction, and even a fishing tournament with big prizes for winners while not playing flag!

Panama City Beach, Florida features some of the top beaches in the United States, with excellent food, nightlife and entertainment options all within a 10 minute drive from the fields!

LOCATION & FIELDS

PANAMA CITY BEACH SPORTS COMPLEX

The ultimate “play-cation” experience! The Panama City Beach Sports Complex represents a premier sports tourism and community recreation venue, unlike any you’ve ever seen. Our state-of-the-art, sports complex is located in Panama City Beach, FL, surrounded by the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Featuring 9 full size turf fields, 4 grass fields and state of the art amenities, you are in for the best experience possible!

All the top hotels, restauraunts, bars, beaches and more are all within a 10 minute drive from each other and the park, making everything convenient and quick!