1.01 The national tournament shall be conducted annually beginning in March.
1.02 There may be two (2) divisions of competition based upon age, gender, and current level of education.
Grade School Girls Division
Grade School Boys Division
1.03 The tournament shall be conducted on the single-elimination basis for the national championship. However, a team will continue play in the consolation bracket after its first loss prior to the semifinal round in the championship bracket. Each team will be guaranteed to play a minimum of two (2) games.