USIBA National Championship Team Scoring Policy

USIBA awards a Men’s Team Title and a Women’s Team Title to the school with the most points across Beginner, Novice, and Open divisions.

Boxers must win a tournament bout to get points. Byes, walkovers, first bout loses in semifinals or finals match, do not count toward team points. For example, if there are only two boxers entered in a Novice bracket, the winner receives 4 team points, but the loser receives none.

Team Scoring:

Beginner Division: 1st place = 3 points. 2nd place = 2 points. Winning a quarterfinal match = 1 point.

Novice Division: 1st place = 4 points. 2nd place = 3 points. Winning a quarterfinal match = 2 points.

Open Division: 1st place = 5 points. 2nd place = 4 points. Winning a quarterfinal match = 3 points.

Multiple boxers from a school:

Each school gets team points for one boxer per weight division. For example, if a boxer wins the 141 Open division and their teammate had a quarterfinal win, then only 5 points are awarded to the school for team title standing (the 3 points for the quarterfinal win of the teammate wouldn’t count).

CHALLENGES:

If a boxer wins their division, and can challenge a boxer in a higher skill division, the team points are awarded for the higher skill division won. For example, if a Novice Champion challenges an unopposed Open boxer and wins, their team gets 5 points. If the Novice Champion loses to the Open boxer, the Novice boxer’s team gets 4 points and the Open boxer's team gets 5 points.

Past USIBA Team Titles

2018 host: University of Illinois — Men’s Team Title: University of Illinois

Women’s Team Title: University of Michigan

2017 host: Virginia Military Institute — Men’s Team Title: University of Michigan

Women’s Team Title: University of Michigan

2016 host: California State, Northridge — Men’s Team Title: Olivet College

Women’s Team Title: University of Michigan

2015 host: University of Michigan — Men’s Team Title: Virginia Military Institute

Women’s Team Title: University of Michigan

2014 host: University of Miami — Men’s Team Title: University of Michigan

Women’s Team Title: United States Military Academy (West Point)

2013 host: University of San Francisco - Men’s Team Title: UC Davis

Women’s Team Title: United States Military Academy (West Point) 

USIBA Seeding Procedure of the Official Draw of the National Championship

1. USIBA National Championship is comprised of three (3) Divisions: Beginner (0-2), Novice (3-9), and Open (10+). A maximum of 8 boxers will be entered into each Division Tournament Bracket.

a. Previous Beginner division Champions automatically elevate to the Novice division the next year.

b. A boxer may elect to compete in a higher division. However, such boxer may not return to a lower-skilled division the next year.

2. Rationale for the seeding criteria:

1. Returning Open and Novice champions are seeded #1.

2. Other seeds are subject to the Coaches’ review/draw meeting.

3. Seeding is determined by points, according to boxer records:

Wins count as 1 pt; losses count as .49 points.

Beginner Division rankings points are as follows: 2-0 = 2.0 pts 0-2 = .98 pts 1-1 = 1.49 pts 0-1 = .49 pts 1-0 = 1.0 pts 0-0 = 0 pts

Novice and Open Divisions are also seeded by point value: Examples: 4-4 = 5.69 pts 5-1 = 5.49 pts

There should be, if possible, a balance in competition, so that 
 boxers from the same institution will not meet in the Quarterfinals. In this case, a boxer may elect to move down in seeding.

If all seeds are not assigned, a random draw will determine bracket placement.

3. Byes are placed as detailed in the Bracket Key Diagram.

4. The Draw will be conducted as follows for each Division:

1 boxer = unopposed Champion

2 boxers = 2 boxers into a Finals bracket

3 boxers = 1 bye with boxers into a Semifinals bracket

4 boxers = 4 boxers into a Semifinals bracket

5 boxers = 3 byes with boxers into a Quarterfinals bracket

6 boxers = 2 byes with boxers into a Quarterfinals bracket

7 boxers = 1 bye with boxers into a Quarterfinals bracket

8 boxers = 8 boxers into a full Quarterfinals bracket

5. In the case of divisions with few competitors, and if scheduling allows, a boxer who wins a Finals match may elect to challenge a boxer in a higher division (e.g., a Novice Champion may challenge an unopposed Open champion).

6. For the purposes of the Bout Sheet, the boxer at the top of any bracket pairing will be designated as the red corner.

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Brackets by Number of Boxers