TSSA Offering 2018-19 Adult Open Cup
The Tennessee State Soccer Association will be hosting its first statewide Open Cup this spring to encourage new competition among leagues and teams. "As we look to host USASA Region III Regionals in 2019 and 2020 in Murfreesboro, we feel like this is a great time to roll out a new format for adults to compete," said TSSA Executive Director Hans Hobson. "We understand giving up an entire weekend and trying to squeeze 4 games in a weekend can be a tough commitment for adult teams. We hope this format will be embraced across the state and allow more teams from affiliated and unaffiliated leagues to compete the title of Open Cup Champion." The open cup will replace the traditional state cup weekend format.
In order to cut down on time commitment, travel, and costs, teams will play their matches based on geography under the new format. Each round will be single elimination, with championship matches for each division played in a location that works for the finalists.
Teams will be required to register with TSSA and Champions will advance to Region III Regionals if they choose to do so. If Champions cannot attend, then teams, in order of finish, will be asked if they can represent TN.
FORMAT: Blind draw, single elimination tournament
DATES: Application open December 1st - February 15th. Games to be played between late February and mid-May.
LOCATION: In order to cut down on travel, games will be played against teams in your district first . Teams advancing from district play will play teams outside their district in later rounds. Finals will be played in a TBA location based on the finalists.
USASA Region III Regionals will be held in Murfreesboro this year, June 7-9. Open Cup Champions will advance to play in Regionals and represent TSSA. If Champions cannot participate AT Regionals, the 2nd place team will have first option to attend and represent TN.
Men’s Over 30
Men’s Over 40
Fees: $300 for all divisions and teams
Adult registered teams from Tennessee are eligible to participate. Unaffiliated teams are encouraged to apply and register for the Open Cup by affiliating the participating teams players with TSSA and USASA. For information regarding registration for the event please contact our office at 615-590-2200 or email Bryan Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org