7th GRADE LCT SCORES
7th Grade Participants
2023 LCT Rules
Special Instructions to Teams Attending the
7th Grade Girls 2023 League Championship Tournament
Melrose-Mindoro and Sparta, Wisconsin
The 7th grade LCT will be played in two communities: Melrose-Mindoro and Sparta (located about 25 minutes apart). We will be using five courts at Melrose-Mindoro: two at the High School, two at the Middle School and one at the Elementary School which are all within the same building. In Sparta, we will use six surfaces, four at Sparta High School and two at Meadowview Middle School (these schools are 1.5 miles apart). Full concessions will be available at all venues.
There are 42 teams playing in the 7th grade League Championship Tournament. The tournament will start with fourteen pools of three teams each, with each team playing each poolmate on a round robin basis. Teams were placed into pools in the order of their finish in regular season standings except for two switches that were made: we switched #25 Clear Lake with #27 Sparta Gold, so that the Sparta team can play their pool matches at home; and we switched #16 Northland Pines and #18 Eau Claire Sky Blue to avoid having two Eau Claire teams in the same pool.
After pool play is completed, there is a built-in 30 minute break for seeding and for teams to travel between Sparta and Melrose where needed.
Teams should proceed expeditiously from one site to the other so that the next matches can start early if the court is available.
Anytime pool play is involved in a tournament, it’s possible to have teams tie within a pool, with a question of which team will advance as the highest seed to the next round.
Re-seeding After Pool Play
After pool play, the winner of each pool will advance to the championship bracket Round of 16. Teams finishing 2nd in their pool will be re-seeded, with the top two 2nd place teams assigned to the final two spots in the championship bracket Round of 16; the next six 2nd place teams will be assigned to the 17th-22nd place bracket; the remaining six 2nd place teams will be assigned to the 23rd-28th place bracket. The six 3rd place teams in the Blue, Red, White, Green, Purple and Orange Pools (the six pools containing the top six third-ranked teams in each pool based on season standings) advance to the 29th-34th place bracket. The eight remaining 3rd place finishing teams from the Gold, Grey, Navy, Maroon, Black, Yellow, Teal and Pink Pools, play their final three matches of the tournament in the 35th-42nd place bracket.
We will re-seed teams finishing in 2nd place using the following method (please see an example of re-seeding at the end of this posting):
All 2nd place finishing teams except the #15 and #16 seeded teams will play their play-off round matches in Sparta. The top two 2nd place teams will play in Melrose-Mindoro.
Championship Round of 16. The championship bracket Round of 16 is seeded as follows:
Match 1: #1 Blue v. #16 Seed (second highest #2 team after pool play)
Match 2: #1 Grey v. #1 Navy
Match 3: #1 Purple v. #1 Yellow
Match 4: #1 Green v. #1 Teal
Match 5: #1 White v. #1 Pink
Match 6: #1 Orange v. #1 Black
Match 7: #1 Gold v. #1 Maroon
Match 8: #1 Red v. #15 Seed (highest #2 team after pool play)
17th-22nd Place Bracket. The six teams bracketed into the 17th-22nd place matches will play their play-off games in Sparta. This bracket is organized into two pools of three teams each, with each team playing its two poolmates. After this second round of pool play, the top finishing team from each pool will play each other for 17th place, the two 2nd place finishers for 19th place and the two 3rd place finishers for 21st place. The 17th-22nd place pools are constructed as follows:
17th-22nd Pool A
17th-22nd Pool B
17th seed after pool play
20th seed after pool play
21st seed after pool play
18th seed after pool play
19th seed after pool play
22nd seed after pool play
23rd-28th Place Bracket. The remaining six 2nd place finishers will be bracketed into the 23rd-28th place bracket and will also play their play-off matches in Sparta. Again, they will be organized into two pools of three teams each, with each team playing its two poolmates. After this second round of pool play, the top finishing team from each pool will play each other for 23rd place, the two 2nd place finishers for 25th place and the two 3rd place finishers for 27th place. The 23rd-28th place pools are constructed as follows:
23rd-28th Pool A
23rd-28th Pool B
23rd seed after pool play
26th seed after pool play
27th seed after pool play
24th seed after pool play
25th seed after pool play
28th seed after pool play
29th-34th Place Bracket. The six teams in the Blue, Red, White, Green, Purple and Orange Pools (the six pools containing the top eight third seeds based on season standings) will advance to the 29th-34th place bracket using the same formatting as described above: two pools of three teams each, with each team playing its two poolmates. After this second round of pool play, the top finishing team from each pool will play each other for 29th place, the two 2nd place finishers for 31st place and the two 3rd place finishers for 33rd place. The 29th-34th place pools are constructed as follows:
29th-34th Pool A
29th-34th Pool B
# 3 Blue
# 3 Green
# 3 Purple
# 3 Red
# 3 White
# 3 Orange
35th-42nd Place Bracket. The eight 3rd place finishing teams from the Gold, Grey, Navy, Maroon, Black, Yellow, Teal and Pink Pools, play their final three matches of the tournament in the 35th-42nd place bracket. This bracket will be formatted as follows:
Match 1: # 3 Gold v. # 3 Teal
Match 2: # 3 Yellow v. #3 Pink
Match 3: # 3 Black v. #3 Tan
Match 4: # 3 Grey v. # 3 Silver
NOTICE: General Posting for All Teams
Wisconsin Independent Volleyball League Championship Tournaments
Grades 8th and 7th
May 13, 2023
The narrative below should be read by all coaches attending the League Championship Tournament (“LCT”) for 8th and 7th girls to be held on May 13, 2023. In addition, the coach for each participating team should read the grade-specific information associated with the schedule for that grade.
The following points should be noted by all participant teams -- whether playing in the 8th grade or 7th grade LCT:
Players in uniform or with a jersey/shirt in their possession will be admitted free of charge. Each team will be provided with two coach wristbands at the admission table of the venue where that team plays its first match. Coaches will need to display their wristband when re-entering each venue.
Teams will get a minimum of ten minutes (combined, not ten minutes per team) of warm-up time before their first match of the day. After that, particularly where we are running behind schedule, the official on each court and the tournament director have the authority to start a match early if both teams are there and ready to go, and to limit warm-up time. Many early day matches will last only two games, with later matches (whether in the championship or consolation brackets) more closely-contested, often going to three games. Any time that can be made up in early round play will be appreciated later on in the day. With that objective in mind, we ask your cooperation doing the following:
We provide ten medallions per team at each LCT. For teams that win a trophy and have more than ten players actually in attendance at the LCT, you will be able to obtain additional medallions after the event by contacting Tracie Tilton at email@example.com or 715-749-9048. No individual awards will be provided to teams that fail to win a team trophy.