When: January 15-16, 2022
Where: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Halls A, B, & C
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Registration: Advanced Event Systems
Entry Fee: $535 by 12-15-2021
$585 after 12-15-2021
Age Waivers: The Bayou Region does not grant waivers, nor are waivers from other regions accepted.
Girls Age Groups: 10s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s
Boys: The Bayou Region allows boys to play with and against girls teams in 10s, 12s, 13s, and 14s.
Admission: $10 per person, under-8 free. Payable by cash or credit card. Parents, chaperones, and team representatives must pay admission. Players and rostered coaches do not pay.
Wave Times: TBA
*Subject to change at any point if teams drop.
Safety Protocols: See the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center safety and cleaning procedures here.
Masks: Masks that cover the nose and mouth are MANDATORY for all coaches, officiating teams, off teams, and spectators. Anyone not wearing a mask will be asked to either put one on or leave the event. If you are a person who won’t or can’t wear masks, please stay home and watch the tournament on Baller TV.
Get Your Blastoff Hotel: We are not a stay-to-play tournament, but please reserve your rooms at one of our Preferred Properties.
Schedule: The official schedule will be posted at Advanced Event Systems. The schedule is always subject to change.
Parking and Directions: Click on this link. The best rates are in the MNOCC lots across from Hall H between Calliope and Henderson.
Rosters: Teams can only compete if they have a completed AES Blastoff roster printed out to present to the officials at each match. There are NO exceptions. There is no pre-tournament check-in or meeting. Club directors and coaches are responsible for this. We will not be able to assist with this on site, so please get your rosters completed and have printed copies with you for each match.
T-shirts: Every player, coach and team rep gets a free T-shirt from the Louisiana Governor’s Games. T-shirts may be picked up in the Convention Center at any point during the weekend. You must present a roster when picking up so we can be sure you get the accurate number of T-shirts.
Not allowed: Outside food, coolers, tables, chairs or audio speakers. That includes phones on speaker, bluetooth speakers and portable speakers.
Chairs: CHAIRS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CONVENTION CENTER.
Lost and Found: We will do our best to keep what pops up at the championship desk.
BallerTV: Every match on every court will be streamed live at BallerTV.com
Trophies and Medals: Age-group champions and runners up should report to the awards/photo area immediately after their respective title matches.