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Start Date: 05/04/2020
End Date: 05/18/2020
Type: Special Events
Registration Period: 4/24/2020 9:00:00 AM - 5/1/2020 11:59:00 AM
Age: 12 - 17
Class Capacity: 8 - 64
Waitlist Count: 0
Madden NFL 20 “Ogden City Recreation Challenge”
ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE UTAH RESIDENTS, WHO ARE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OF AGE TO
PARTICIPATE. PLEASE REVIEW SECTION 3 BELOW (ELIGIBILITY) BEFORE ENTERING THE
TOURNAMENT. IF ANY ENTRANT IS FOUND TO VIOLATE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AT ANY STAGE OF THE TOURNAMENT, HE/SHE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO RETURN ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE AWARDED.
GAMES MUST BE PLAYED ON AN XBOX ONE SYSTEM. ALL ENTRANTS MUST HAVE AN XBOX LIVE
ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE AND THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTAINING SUCH AN ACCOUNT.
- TOURNAMENT DATES
▪ The following dates will apply to the Tournament:
“Registration Period” April 24, 2020 9:00 AM MDT to
May 1, 2020 11:59 PM MDT
May 4, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
May 5, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
May 6, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
“Online Playoffs” May 11, May 12, 7:00 PM MDT
”Live Online Championship” May 18, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
▪By entering and participating in the Tournament, each Entrant, as defined below, unconditionally accepts
and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and Regulations (the "Tournament Rules"). All
decisions regarding the interpretation of these Tournament Rules lie solely with the Administrator, the
decisions of which are final and binding in all respects.
▪All dates, times, and format are subject to change. In the event that there is a change to the date, time or
format of an event, Administrator will use reasonable efforts to notify all at least 72 hours prior to the event
▪ Ogden City Recreation, 1859 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah, Ogden City Recreation, is solely responsible for
conducting and administrating the Tournament (“Administrator”).
▪ The Tournament is open to Utah Residents, who reside in Utah during the duration of the
Tournament schedule. Entrants must be twelve (12) years of age or older before participating.
▪ Entrants must have a Battlefy account and agree to the Terms and Conditions found at
https://battlefy.com/policies/terms-of-service . There are no fees or service charges to create or maintain an account.
▪ Entrants must have an Xbox One system or an Xbox One copy of Madden NFL 20 (the “Game”), and an
active Xbox Live paid membership in order to enter the Tournament. There is a cost associated with
maintaining an Xbox Live account.
▪ Any Entrant under the age of majority in his/her province of residence (a “Minor”) must have his/her
parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter and participate in the Tournament. Minor’s that qualify for the
Online Championship will be required to provide Administrator with written permission from his/her parent or
legal guardian in a manner satisfactory to Administrator before being allowed to participate. If the parent or
legal guardian does not consent to signing the Declaration (as defined below), the Entrant will be
▪ The Administrator shall have the right at any time to require proof, to its sole satisfaction, of identity, date of birth and/or residency to show eligibility to participate in the Tournament and to deny any Entrant from playing or from being awarded any prize in the event that it is determined that one or more of the Entrants does not meet the eligibility criteria herein.
- TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
STAGE ONE: ONLINE QUALIFIERS
Registration for the Online Qualifiers will begin on April 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM MDT.
▪ How to Enter: www.ogdenrecreation.com there is no fee to participate.
▪ The Online Qualifiers will consist of one or more online bracket tournaments open to up to 8
Entrants each (each a “Bracket”) to be held on:
May 1, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
May 5, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
May 6, 2020 7:00 PM MDT
o If less than 8 individuals qualify for the Online Playoffs, every Entrant will be divided into two (2) groups as evenly as possible. For example, if 7 Entrants qualify for the Online Playoffs, one group will have four Entrants and one group will have three Entrants. Every Entrant in a group will play one (1) Match against every other Entrant in that group in a Round Robin style tournament. The top four (4) Entrants from each group will then qualify for Stage Three (the Online Championship).
o If 8 or more individuals qualify for the Online Playoffs, every Entrant will be divided into a single elimination online playoff.
o If more than 40 individuals qualify for the Online Playoffs, a single elimination tournament 8 person tournament will be held for each group.
o The top two (2) Entrants from the Online Playoff will play for the Open Championship
o A total of two (2) Entrants from the Online Playoffs will qualify for the Online Championship.
▪ The Groups and schedule of Matches for the Round Robin will be provided to all qualified Entrants by
Friday, May 8 at 2:00 PM EDT.
▪ Both Entrants are required to take appropriate in-game screenshots that display the final results of each Game, and should be prepared to provide them immediately at the request of the Administrator. Failing to do so, or providing false information, may result in immediate disqualification, at the discretion of the Administrator.
▪ Format, Game Modes, Restrictions, and Settings are subject to change at the discretion of the
STAGE THREE: ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP
▪ The Online Championship will take place at on Monday, May 18 at
7:00 PM EDT, and will consist of eight (8) Entrants that qualified from Online Playoffs.
▪ The Online Championship will be in accordance with the instructions of the Administrator. Any disputes will be resolved by the Administrator, whose decision shall be final, conclusive and binding. The judges’ decisions shall be made strictly in accordance with these Tournament Rules and any other rules and procedures put in place for the Live Championship.
o All qualified Entrants will be ranked based on their win percentage from the Online Playoffs. Ties in win percentage will be broken randomly.
o All qualified Entrants will be entered into one (1) single-elimination bracket, based on their ranking.
The highest ranked Entrant will play the eighth-ranked Entrant in the first round, the fourth and fifth-ranked Entrants will play each other, the second and seventh-ranked Entrants will play each other, and the third and sixth-ranked Entrants will play each other.
▪ Format, Game Modes, Restrictions, and Settings are subject to change at the discretion of the Administrator.
- CODE OF CONDUCT
▪ All Entrants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on the Administrator(s),
Tournament Sponsors and other Entrants. By participating in the Tournament, Entrants agree to abide by
the following Code of Conduct.
▪ Entrants are expected to compete at the best of their ability at all times during the
▪ Cheating is defined as any act that gives one Entrant a competitive advantage over
another. If an Entrant feels that they have been cheated by another Entrant, that Entrant
must raise their concern with the Administrator immediately. All complaints will be handled
on a case-by-case basis, and depending on severity may result in: i) an initial warning
followed by disqualification for a second offence, or; ii) immediate disqualification.
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
▪ Collusion and Match Fixing, defined as any agreement between two (2) or more
Entrants to disadvantage opposing Entrants.
▪ Hacking or modifying the Game.
▪ Spectating an opposing Entrants’ live streams.
▪ Intentionally disconnecting from any Game prior to its official conclusion.
▪ Exploiting known in-game bugs, glitches, and unintended Game features to
disadvantage opposing Entrants.
▪Administrator is committed to providing Entrants with a competitive environment that is
free of harassment and discrimination. To that end:
▪ Entrants may not use language in relation to the Tournament that is deemed by
Administrator to be obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, or
otherwise offensive or objectionable.
▪ Entrants may not engage in the harassment of a country, private person or group
of people through contemptuous or discriminatory words or actions on account of
race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, language, religion,
political opinion or any other opinion, financial status, birth or any other status,
sexual orientation or any other reason.
▪Entrants may not disclose any confidential information provided by Administrator,
Tournament Sponsors, or Press, by any method of communication, including all social
▪Entrants are expected to respond to requests from Administrator in a timely manner.
▪All decisions regarding the enforcement of the Code of Conduct are at the discretion of the Administrator
and are final and binding.
- TOURNAMENT PRIZES
▪ Prize Pool :
1st Place each bracket: Ogden Recreation Madden T-shirt
1st Place each Playoff Bracket: Ogden Recreation Madden Long Sleeve T-shirt
1st Place Overall Ogden Recreation Madden Hoodie
▪ All Entrants of the Live Championship will be required to execute and deliver to the Administrator a
Declaration that confirms the Entrant’s: (i) eligibility to participate in the Tournament and acceptance and
compliance with these Tournament Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prizes as offered (if deemed a winner);
release of the Administrator, Battlefy, Tournament Sponsors and promoters, and their
respective parent, related and affiliated companies and entities, subsidiaries, members, dealers, advertising
and promotional agencies, and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees,
officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the
development and execution of the Tournament (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability in
connection with this Tournament or participation in any Tournament related activities, including any travel
related thereto and attendance at the Live Championship, if deemed a Live Championship Entrant. In the
event that Live Championship Entrant is a Minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must sign the Declaration
on his/her behalf and provide consent for their Minor child to travel to the Live Championship, as the case
may be. While a parent or legal guardian is permitted to travel with their Minor child, it is at their sole cost
and expense. If the parent or legal guardian does not consent to the foregoing, the affected Online
Championship Entrant will be disqualified. Failure to return the Declaration in time will results the Entrant’s disqualification from the
Tournament. Declarations for the Online Championship must be received by Administrator no later than
11:59pm MST on May 1, 2020.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
▪ By entering this Tournament, each Entrant acknowledges compliance with, and agrees to be bound by,
these Tournament Rules. Entrants release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all
manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal
fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract
and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the Entrants or
his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of
the Entrants participation in the Tournament, Live Championship, and/or in connection with the acceptance, use and/or misuse by the Entrant of the prize.
▪ None of the Releasee(s) shall be responsible for or bear any liability for: (i) late-received, lost,
unintelligible/illegible, incomplete, or misdirected registrations, entries or Game scores; (ii) entries or game
plays which fail to comply with the Tournament Rules; (iii) any technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Tournament, including any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any
combination thereof, all of which may affect an Entrants ability to participate in the Tournament, or the ability of the Administrator to receive and/or record and Entrants Game score; and (iv) any unauthorized
Human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process of the Tournament.
▪ As a condition of participating in this Tournament, Entrant agrees that (i) under no circumstances will Entrant
be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental,
consequential, or any other damages, (ii) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this
Tournament, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action,
and (iii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but
shall in no event include attorney’s fees. Void if prohibited by law.
▪Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Tournament is a violation of the
Tournament Rules and criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Administrator
reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal
prosecution. Entrants agree to abide by the Tournament Rules.
▪The Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the
entry process and/or void any games submitted fraudulently. Should multiple users of the same email
account enter the Tournament and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the
authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant.
"Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an
Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning
email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If, for any reason, the
Tournament is affected by any computer virus, worm, bug, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention,
fraud, technical failure or other cause which, in the sole opinion of the Administrator, corrupts or otherwise
affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Tournament, the
Administrator may, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament, and
determine winners from game play already received or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the
Administrator. Automatic game play is prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause
▪Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Tournament, in whole or in part,
and/or to modify, amend or suspend the Tournament, and/or to the Tournament Rules in any way, at any
time, for any reason without prior notice. Any changes will be made available on
- WINNERS LIST
▪ The list of winners will be posted on https://battlefy.com/ogden-city-recreation-esports and ogdenrecreation.com once the verification process has been completed.
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
HOLD HARMLESS / MEDICAL INSURANCE / INFORMED CONSENT AGREEMENT
I, the undersigned * in consideration of the permission granted to me by the City of Ogden and Ogden City Recreation to participate in this recreation program, do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to Hold Harmless Ogden City, Ogden City Recreation, and its elected officials, officers, its authorized agents, employees and volunteers, for all claims, damages, demands, actions and causes of the action at law or in equity, arising by reason or in manner growing out of participation in Ogden City Recreation Programs.
I recognize that recreation and sport activities may involve a degree of physical and/or emotional stress and may cause physical and/or emotional injuries. To the best of my knowledge, I am free from any serious health problems that would prevent me from participation in sports or recreation activities. I recognize that there are specific rules that govern play and I agree to abide by them. I acknowledge that a violation of these rules may result in my not being allowed to continue in this activity.
Concussion & Head Injury Policy Acknowledgement: I have read the Ogden City Concussion and Head Injury Policy. I have been informed on how to recognize the signs and symptoms and agree to abide by the policy. I understand if I am suspected of having a concussion or head injury that I will be removed from the sporting event and will not be permitted to continue participating in any Ogden City sporting events until a qualified Health Care Professional has determined it to be safe. I will provide Ogden City with a written statement by a qualified Health Care Professional acknowledging I am cleared to resume participation. Within this statement the provider must acknowledge he/she has successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion within three years prior to the date the written statement was made.
Media Release: From time to time you may be involved in media coverage. Agreeing to media coverage does not in any way imply that you will be video-taped, photographed or interviewed, it simply indicates that you give Ogden City permission to allow you to be video-taped, photographed or interviewed during this recreation activity.
Further, I understand that Ogden City does not provide accidental medical insurance coverage for participants while engaged in sponsored recreation activities. Securing appropriate medical insurance coverage is the responsibility of the participant, or participant’s family.
Parent Code of Ethics
• I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officails at every game, practice, or other sports event.
• I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
• I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
• I will encourage that my child’s coach be trained in the responsiblities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches’Code of Conduct.
• I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable working experience for all.
• I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and will refrain from their use at all sporting events.
• I will remember that the game is for the youth – not the adults.
• I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
• I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.
• I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with the same respect I expect to be shown towards my child.
OGDEN CITY RECREATION CONCUSSION AND HEAD INJURY POLICY
Ogden City Recreation Division herby adopts the following policies and procedures pursuant to the Utah Protection of Athletes with head Injuries Act, UTAH CODE ANN. § 26-53-101 to -301 (2011).
Pursuant to the passage of the Utah Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act, the following policy and procedures are being implemented as of December 20, 2011, by the Ogden City Recreation Division, hereby known as ‘Division’, with the intent to provide conscientious and safe athletic events. Concussions and other traumatic head injuries pose a serious risk to participants of all recreational sporting activities.
It is the policy of Ogden City Recreation to inform; Division Agents, parents/legal guardians and athletes of the signs, symptoms and/or behaviors consistent with sports induced concussions/traumatic head injuries and the Divisions requirement that athletes, under the age of 18, suspected of a head injury or concussion are required to seek medical attention and procedures before return to play.
1) “Agent” means a; coach, teacher, employee, representative or other volunteer.
2) “Athlete” or “child” means an individual participant in a recreational/sporting event or program under the age of 18.
3) “Division” means the Ogden City Recreation Division
4) “Qualified health Care Provider” means a health care provider who is licensed under Title 58 of the Utah Code and may evaluate and manage a concussion within his/her scope of practice. May include; medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants or licensed certified athletic trainers.
5) “Sporting Event” means any of the following athletic activities that is; organized, operated, managed or sponsored by an organization: (i) a game; (ii) a practice; (iii) a sports camp; (iv) a physical education class; (v) a competition; or (vi) a tryout.
1.0 Distribution of Policy & Collection of Consent
1.1 Before permitting an athlete to participate in a Division sporting event, the Division shall provide a written copy of this concussion and head injury policy to the athlete’s parent or legal guardian.
1.2 All Division agents shall receive a copy of and become familiar with this concussion and head injury policy.
1.3 Prior to an athlete’s participation in a Division sporting event, the athlete’s parent or legal guardian must sign and detach the form at the end of this policy or have signed the individual and or event waiver and returned it to the Division.
2.0 Suspected Concussion Procedure
2.1 If a Division agent suspects an athlete has sustained a concussion or a head injury in a sporting event, the agent or other representative must immediately remove the athlete from the sporting event. Additionally, parents should inform a Division agent if they suspect their child has sustained a concussion or head injury and ensure that the athlete is removed. The Division follows a strict policy of “When in doubt, sit them out.”
2.2 The agent who removes the athlete from the sporting event will see to it that a qualified Division agent administers any necessary first aid of which the agent is capable. If the injury is beyond any agent’s training, the agent should call 911 for assistance.
2.3 The agent who removes the athlete from the sporting event will also complete the Division accident report. The Division will retain a copy for their records and send a copy to the Ogden City Risk Management.
2.4 Upon removal the agent will also complete a Suspected Concussion Form and inform Division Administrative Staff. Division Administrative Staff will review and follow up for reinstatement of the athlete as detailed below.
2.5 When an athlete has been removed from a sporting event for suspicion of sustaining a concussion or head injury, the athlete is prohibited from participating in another Division sporting event until the athlete;
2.5.1 is evaluated by a qualified health care provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of a concussion; AND
2.5.2 provides the Division with a written statement from the qualified health care provider.
2.6 The written statement from the qualified health care provider shall state that:
2.6.1 the provider has, within three years before the day on which the written statement is made, successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion; AND
2.6.2 the athlete is cleared to resume participation in Division sporting events.
3.0 What is a concussion?
3.1 A concussion is a brain injury that:
3.1.1 Is caused by a bump or blow to the head;
3.1.2 Can change the way a person’s brain normally works;
3.1.3 Can occur during practices or games in any sport
3.1.4 Can happen even if a person has not been knocked out;
3.1.5 Can be serious, even if the victim has not been hit very hard
4.1 Symptoms of a concussion may include the following:
4.1.1 Headache or “pressure” in the head
4.1.2 Nausea or vomiting
4.1.3 Balance problems or dizziness
4.1.4 Double or blurry vision
4.1.5 Bothered by light
4.1.6 Bothered by noise
4.1.7 Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
4.1.8 Difficulty paying attention
4.1.9 Memory problems
4.1.10 Transient confusion, disorientation or impaired consciousness
4.1.11 Loss of consciousness
4.2 Signs of other neurological or neuropsychological dysfunction include:
4.2.5 Does not “feel right”
5.0 Failure to Respond
5.1 What if my child/athlete continues playing with a concussion or returns too soon?
5.1.1 Concussions and head injuries pose a serious risk to participants of all recreational sporting events. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. All are potentially serious and may result in complications, including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.
5.1.2 Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion and/or traumatic head injury leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increased risk of significant damage from a concussion for a period of time after that concussion occurs, particularly if the athlete suffers another concussion before completely recovering from the first one. This can lead to prolonged recovery, or even to severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even fatal consequences. Additionally, having had one concussion significantly increases a person’s risk of having another.
The contact will be automatically added to the class as a registrant if someone drops out from a full class.