2006_Asian American National Championship in Vegas
Original Registration Page
Up-to-date as of: 8/26 8:00AM PDT
Vegas Elite, Sep 9-10, 2006
List of Teams Invited
LVI Teams Click Here
FAQ for Elite Teams Only
Pay $320 Entry Fee HereESPN The Magazine FREE!!!
Captains, pay before the early deadline and receive a free 1-year subscription to ESPN The Magazine! Good thru July 31 only... More info
|DEADLINES TO REGISTER/PAY (Captains only):|
- EARLY DEADLINE: Sun Jul 31, 2006 for free ESPN Mag
- FINAL DEADLINE: Sun Aug 20, 2006 (no free ESPN Mag)
HOW TO ENTER YOUR TEAM:
If you are a team already playing in the Japanese/Chinese LVI, please see below, otherwise:
- Pay the entry fee (see right-hand panel) before the deadline
- Captains only: Click on our REGISTER page and enter your team information.
- All players on your team: Click on our ONLINE WAIVER page and fill out an online waiver if you have not done so in the past.
- Check to make sure your team is listed as a participant.
We know you already paid the $500 or $600 entry fee for LVI.
Unfortunately, we still have gym, ref, and scorekeeping costs.
So we will charge you at-cost, which is targeted to be $50 cash per team per game played if you are from the LVI tourney only.
Top LVI teams join us on Sunday Rankings of Teams Invited
COMMISSIONER'S MESSAGE: Added info on Shootout's two recent tourney championships.
Updated the list of teams below. Looks like we have between 10-13 teams of Elite caliber!
Welcome to the Vegas Elite Invitational aka our 2nd Annual Asian American National Championship (AANC).
Enter online by July 31 and get ESPN The Magazine for FREE!!!... More info
DATES: Sat Sep 9 to Sun Sep 10 (last tipoff is 5:00PM Sun Sep 10)
LOCATION(S): Las Vegas, NV (surrounding high-quality gyms)
TEAMS/DIVISIONS: The time has finally come for the championship Japanese/Chinese, IndoPak, and Filipino teams to come together.
While the Filipinos (at least on the West Coast) are always down to play, what has been difficult is coordinating the Japanese/Chinese and IndoPaks' schedules.
Well, we finally have the solution: play it on the same weekend as the Japanese/Chinese LVI!!! Good thing it doesn't coincide with any IndoPak nationals... More info, esp. for LVI teams
The Quick-and-Dirty Thirty-Five
The following is not scientific. It is based purely on Dream League's travels, observations, and hearsay within the tight-knit community.
We think it is actually pretty accurate in the following ways. The Top 9 teams have all won high-quality national tournaments in the past year (2005-06). The next 15 or so have come close (but no cigar), ranging from Final Four finishes to consistent quarterfinals finishes (we're definitely thinking, "What have you done for me lately."). Finally the last 10 or so have made respectable appearances in high-quality national tourneys, yet have not quite gotten over the proverbial hump at the national level.
More in-depth analysis...
CR PR ETH TEAM
01 01 IPB Vancouver TBA/Drive/etc ...no word back
02 03 J/C Tigers Blue (LA) ...too many injured
03 -- IPB Calif. Assassins/BKS/Wolfpack ...too many IPB tourneys
04 04 PHI So. Bay Shootout (SJ/Stockton) ...confirmed
05 02 IPB California Shockwaves ...too many other IPB tourneys
06 05 CJP DreamLeague All-Stars (SF/Oak) ...confirmed
07 06 CHN Seattle Bladerunners ...might be disbanding
08 12 IPB Maryland Five Pillars ...player getting married
09 07 IPB Houston Underdogs ...no word back
10 08 J/C Pacific Coast/Barons (Oak/Sac) ...maybe
11 10 J/C Setai Cossa/Duke (SF) ...not enough players available
12 11 ALL Wildcatz (Stanford) ...does not play outside Bay Area
13 09 IPB Dallas Bandits ...newborns and weddings
14 13 PHI Bay Area HEADS ...many players injured
15 14 IPB Houston OCP ...too many players banged up from Toronto 8/27
16 15 ALL DLNYC/Cruisers/DaBien/etc ...playing in PIBNA Montreal
17 33 PHI Hawaii Phenoms ...confirmed
18 16 PHI Las Vegas Aces (fka Vegas ABL Select) ...confirmed
19 24 IPB Philadelphia F.A.Y. ...couldn't get a hold of
20 17 PHI PacRim Sports (LA) ...no word back
21 18 J/C Arizona Desert Jade ...confirmed
22 19 CJP MIN/CHI Lakers/Dragons ...flight back on 9/10 is too early
23 20 PHI Driven (Bay Area) ...confirmed
24 32 IPB Toronto Khalsa ...conflicting tourney schedule and captain running for office
25 21 CJP AS Friends Gold (LA) ...know about it, but won't be joining us
26 25 PHI Wizards (Bay Area) ...confirmed
27 26 CHN Washington CYC (DC) ...morphed with AZ Desert Jade for LVI 9/9
28 27 IPB Houston Boyz ...work and family conflicts
29 28 CHN Texas Ballistics ...no word back
30 31 PHI APIBA (SD/LA) ...confirmed
31 -- IPB California Bad Boyz ...too many IPB tourneys
32 22 IPB Chicago DOME/Untouchables/etc ...weddings and too many IPB tourneys
33 34 PHI Island Heat (Las Vegas) ...confirmed
34 35 J/C LA Dragon's Den ...no word back via LA Tigers
35 29 CJP San Jose Kidz/Hoopwear ...captain getting married
36 30 IPB Virginia Playaz ...too many IPB tourneys
37 -- PHI 3GS (LA) ...confirmed
38 -- PHI West Covina Stunners ...confirmed
39 -- ALL Houston Alief/Screwston ...airfare from Houston too high
40 -- PHI LA Showtime ...confirmed
ALL = All listed Asians
CHN = Chinese only
CJP = CHN/JPN/PHI/VIE/KOR
IPB = IndoPak
J/C = Japanese/Chinese
PHI = Filipino
VIE = Vietnamese
KOR = Korean
FORMAT: Pool play followed by tiered playoff. We utilize NBA-style rules: 24-sec shotclock, stopped clock on FT during crunch time, etc.
LOGISTICS: Details on airfare, hotel, and rental cars... More info
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