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2019 NWBA Adult Division Postseason Timeline

11/09/2018, 4:58pm CST
By NWBA

Adult Division teams mark your calendars

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Women’s Division Executive Committee, Adult Division Executive Committee and NWBA national office are excited to announce the postseason timeline and qualification process for the 2019 NWBA National Tournament Series, presented by ABC Medical, for the Adult Division and Women’s Division:

  • Adult Division II National Championship
    March 15-17; Cleveland, OH

     
  • Adult Division I National Championship
    March 22-24; Cleveland, OH

     
  • National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT)
    March 29-31; Chicago, IL

     
  • Adult Division III National Championship
    April 5-7; Chicago, IL

     

Per the Adult Division Guidelines, Article VI. Post Season Play, Section 1 - National Championships to be eligible for a national tournament, a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and:

  1. Completed a schedule of no less than ten (10) games against other NWBA member teams in Division I, Division II, Division III, Intercollegiate Division, or Women Adult Division

NOTE:  Adult Division III teams must play ten (10) games minimum against Adult Division III teams to qualify for postseason.

Per the Women’s Division Guidelines, Article V - National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Section 1: Eligibility to be eligible for a national tournament a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and:

  1. Played in one Women’s Division invitational tournament or four games against any NWBA registered team
  2. A NWBA registered team with a sufficient number of women rostered to field a legal team.

The top 16 ranked teams for each level of play in the Adult Division (DI, DII, & DIII) will earn an invite to compete in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.

The Adult Division Executive Committee and Tournament Ranking Committee shall rank all teams applying for berths in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings:

  1. Win – Loss record. Consideration shall be given to the competitive level of opponents.
  2. Head-to-head competition between teams.
  3. Competition between mutual opponents.
  4. The consistency of a team’s rating in the Coach’s Poll.
  5. Any significant roster changes such as additions and/or deletions of veteran players.
  6. The point spread or margin of victory shall not be considered a factor for the winning team.

The following is the 2018-19 postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams and national tournaments.

Application

  • January 28th Postseason Application Available
  • February 18th Postseason Application Due – Adult Division II
  • February 25th Postseason Application Due – Adult Division I and III

Invitations

  • February 20th Invites sent to Adult Division II teams based of Rankings
  • February 21st Last Day to Accept Bids for Adult Division II teams (24 hours from invitation receipt)
  • February 27th Invites sent to Adult Division I and III teams based of Rankings
  • February 28th Last Day to Accept Bids for Adult Division I and III teams (24 hours from invitation receipt)

Adult Division II National Championship

  • March 3rd Last Day Games Will Be Considered into Seeds
  • March 5th Announce Final Seeds

Adult Division I National Championship

  • March 10th Last Day Games Will Be Considered into Seeds
  • March 12th Announce Final Seeds

Adult Division III National Championship

  • March 24th Last Day Games Will Be Considered into Seeds
  • March 26th Announce Final Seeds

More information for national tournaments will be provided when available and posted on www.NWBA.org

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