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UEL Specifics

2018-2019 Assignments

Area One

Area Two

Area Three

Area Four

Area Five

Area Six

Area Seven

Area Eight

Area Nine



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October 12, 2018 10:39 AM

Upper Elementary Academic Bowl

Upper Elementary Academic Bowl is for students in the 5th and 6th grade. The team may be comprised of all 5th grade students or all 6th grade students or a combination of both. Younger students may play up. Post 6th grade students may not play on a UEL team. Schools may enter multiple teams. A separate entry fee is required for each team. UEL Teams are assigned to area groups after the enrollment period has ended.

Younger students may play up but students post-6th grade may not play on an Upper Elementary Team.

Playoff Structure and Competition Dates

All teams play in the district tournament. Their rank from the district competition is used to place each team in a Regional competition. Teams ranking 1-3 will play in a region against other 1-3 teams. The top 3 teams from these regions will advance to the Area championship. Teams ranking 4-6 at district will play in a region against other 4-6 teams. The top 2 teams from these regions will adavnce to the Firebird tournament. The winning team from the Firebird will advance to the Area Championship. Teams not advancing to the Area or Firebird competition may compete in the Phoenix Tournament. UEL competition end at the Area Championship.

Competition Dates:

Below are the date ranges for the 2018-19 season. If your group decides a date will not work for you, your group may change the date. The new date must be a unanimous agreement. If a unanimous decision cannot be made about changing the date, it will revert to the set date.

District - December 4 -15

Regional - January 15-26

Firebird - February 5-9

Area Championships- February 17

Phoenix - February 27

Planning Dates and Locations

We use Google Docs to share dates and plan for each level of tournament. You will receive a link to the Google Doc for your group when you receive your Area assignment.

ENTRY FEE $110 per team - fee covers all tournaments and includes 8 certificates, 8 Regional stickers & 8 Area or Phoenix stickers per team. If you have more than 8 team members, additional certificates and stickers may be purchased.