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Windy City Invite – 2017

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017

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The Windy City Invite is the largest high school & college tournament of the fall.  GLUE is partnering with Illinois Youth Ultimate to bring you a rock-solid tournament in Rockford.

Dates: October 21-22, 2017
Location: Sportscore, Rockford, IL 61103
College Division: Open (32), Women’s (16)
Youth Division: High School Open (24), High School Girls (8), Middle School Open (12)
Type: Unsanctioned The Windy City Invite is striving to be the largest high school & college tournament of the fall.  GLUE is partnering with Illinois Youth Ultimate to bring you a rock-solid tournament in Rockford.

Highlights
+ High-level competition
+ Prizes for winning teams in each division
+ Showcase game on Saturday night
+ Trade night
+ Tournament merchandise
+ Lined fields
+ Hot food available through the Rockford concessions
+ Basic tournament food
+ Great sponsors

Tournament Photo Album
UltiPhotos

 


Tournament Information
Do you have questions? We have answers! The document in the link below has Everything You Need to Know ​for the Windy City Invite 2017. Let us know if we missed anything!

Windy City Invite 2017 – Everything You Need To Know

Tournament Schedule

 

Deadlines
Early Registration: before September 10th
Registration Deadline: October 7th at 11:59 pm

Price (Early / Late)
– College Open ($400 / $450)
– College Women’s ($400 / $450)
– High School Open ($400 / $450)
– High School Girl’s ($350 / $400)
– Middle School Open ($250)

If you are registering more than one team (X/Y), you will receive a $50 discount on the 2+ team’s registration fee. Follow the instructions on the registration site to claim this discount.

The Middle School division is one-day only. There is not a multi-team discount or early registration bonus with this division.

If there are not enough teams for a High School Girl’s division, we will roll the HS teams into the College Women’s division.

Contactevents@glueulti.com

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Hotel Deals

Holiday Inn Express – Loves Park
7552 Park Pl, Loves Park, IL 61111
Deadline: Block released 10/13/17, rate still honored until tourney
Rate:
– $125 / night – double queen beds
– $125 / night – standard king
Reservation:
– Online group code WCI
– Phone: 815.654.4100 mention WCI

Holiday Inn – Rockford
7552 Park Pl, Loves Park, IL 61111
Deadline: Block released 10/13/17, rate still honored until tourney
Rate:
– $115 / night – double queen beds
– $115 / night – king w/ sofa bed
Reservation:
– Online group code WWC
– Phone: 815.398.2200 mention WWC

Baymont Inn & Suites
662 N Lyford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Deadline: Block released 10/13/17, rate still honored until tourney
Rate: $105 / night – double queen beds
Reservation:
– Phone: (815) 229-8200 mention Windy City Invite

Staybridge Suites
633 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Deadline: Block released 10/13/17, rate still honored until tourney
Rate: $170 / night – double queen beds
Reservation:
– Online group code WCI
– Phone: 815.397.0200 mention WCI

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Registration Information

Team Registration Process
The Windy City Invite will have a simple first-come-first-serve registration process. There is no bid application for the tournament. Fill out the online forum and submit payment to complete the registration. Due to field availability, registration will be capped at a max number of teams in each division. If the division fills up, the next teams that register will be placed on a waitlist.

Although there is not a bid process for this event, GLUE reserves the right to deny registration to teams at this tournament or other GLUE events in the future if a team does not play with integrity or does not represent the values of Spirit of the Game. But don’t worry, we will make sure to work with teams to correct behaviors before they become a problem and affect future tournament eligibility.

Payment
To streamline the registration process, we are only accepting registrations using our online system with SportsEngine. This means you can only pay for registration Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account. We understand that many schools typically submit checks through student government or the school’s administration for payment; below are two solutions for those teams:

Ask your administrator to complete the online registration and pay directly from the school’s account
A team member (or parent) initially fronts the money for the registration to and then submits a request to the administration for a check to be written and sent to GLUE. Once GLUE receives the check, they will deposit it and then refund the payment made through SportsEngine.

If your team is proceeding with Option 2, please have your administration make the check out to “Great Lakes Ultimate Events” and send to 516 N Ogden Ave #112, Chicago, IL 60642.

Receipts or invoices for the registration are available upon request. Please send requests or questions to events @ glueulti.com

If you require a W9 to submit payment, please shoot us an email and we will send it over.

Player Registration
Two weeks prior to the Windy City Invite, we will open up Player Registration and online waivers. This is REQUIRED by our insurance for all players in attendance.

Refund Policy
In the event that your team needs to withdraw from the tournament, refunds will be handled as follows…

Withdrawal after:
September 23rd – 75% refund
September 30th – 50% refund
October 7th – 25% refund
October 14th – no refund

If the event is partially or completely canceled due to weather or some unforeseeable cause, do not expect a refund. GLUE will review the budget and do our best to give teams something in return to try and make up for the cancellation, but there is no guarantee since many of our expenses are paid up-front.

 


Concessions – Click the link below!     


 

2017 Teams Registered

College Women’s Division 
– Marquette
– University of Chicago
– Northwestern X
– Northwestern Y
– Wheaton
– Knox
– Loyola
– University of Miami
– Neuqua Valley HS
– Walter Payton / Pritzker
High School Open
– Fox Valley Fusion X
– Fox Valley Fusion Y
– Ragtag Ultimate
– Conant Ultimate
– Elmhurst Evolution
– OPRF Orange
– OPRF Blue
– Geneva
– Neuqua Valley A
– Neuqua Valley X
– Neuqua Valley Z
– Turtle Creek
– St. Charles
– Lyons Township
Middle School Open
– Neuqua Valley
– Fox Valley Fusion X
– Fox Valley Fusion Y
– Julian Jayhawks A
– Julian Jayhawks X
– Julian Jayhawks Y
– McClure Beasts
 College Open Division
– Northwestern X
– Northwestern Y
– Bradley
– Purdue X
– Purdue Y
– University of Chicago X
– University of Chicago Y
– Indiana A
– Indiana B
– UW-Whitewater
– Winona State
– Valparaiso
– Michigan Tech
– Milwaukee School of Engineering
– Wheaton
– Concordia University Wisconsin
– UW-Platteville
– University of Michigan B
– Knox
– DePaul
– Dayton X
– Dayton Y
– Marquette X
– Marquette Y
– Carthage College
– Illinois X
– Illinois Y
– Northern Illinois
– Loyola
– University of Illinois – Chicago
– Olivet Nazarene
​- Rose-Hulman

 

Thanks to our Partners!

 

Organizer

GLUE Ultimate
Email:
events@glueulti.com
Website:
https://glueultimate.com

Venue

Sportscore Two, Rockford, IL
8800 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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