2019 Wicked Good Challenge

This page contains relevant referee information for the 2019 Wicked Good Challenge. We work very hard to include all important information here as it becomes available.

Here’s how you can do your part… If you are officiating at this tournament, read this carefully. If there is something you think is missing, read it again. Be certain you’ve looked at all the applicable links and downloads. If after you’ve done that, something is missing, by all means, drop a line. We’re FAR from perfect and we want to be sure everyone has a hotel room for the weekend and knows where to go and when to be there. But the first thing we do when we get a question is to wonder if we messed (usually at a time when time is of the essence).

Thanks very much….

Please direct questions to Steve Webster, steve@srwebster.com (but please read below before writing).

Updated December 9, 2019

Referees for this event have been accepted or waitlisted. Thank you for your interest. I would have loved to accept more people.

General tournament info starts at https://jvctournaments.com/WickedGoodChallenge.

Pre-tournament meeting will be Saturday morning at 715. Prior to that meeting, please read and have with you (printed or on a device) the Tournament Referee Information at https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxwzg5pt5401xex/2019_Wicked_Good_Referee_Notes.pdf?dl=0.

In addition, please review and know the material in the 2019-20 USAV Points of Emphasis and Rule Changes at  https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgznnsag7jsn14m/2019-20_USAV_PoE_Rules_Changes.pdf?dl=0.

Housing grid — https://www.dropbox.com/s/oo94hgva7so4avx/2019%20Wicked%20Good%20Housing.pdf?dl=0.

Parking rates at RICC are up in the air. Stay tuned on that information. May not be available until Saturday.

We will be using Sportwrench to distribute the schedule to individual referees. We will be publishing Saturday’s schedule later in the week. Probably Friday. Please do not write to ask about the schedule. When it is available, it will be posted. Until it is posted, it is not ready. Watch this page for more information.

You will be able to obtain your schedule via your phone or other mobile device. In addition to the online schedule, we will have a hard copy at championship. But, the primary distribution for most of our personnel will be done electronically. This will ensure you have the latest schedule, we will have accurate payroll, etc.

This tournament will be our first go-round in paying referees using ArbiterPay, so please bear with us during this trial phase.

Updated September 2, 2019

Dates: December 14-15, 2019
2019 Wicked Good Challenge
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI
18 Courts (will need ~29 referees)
Boys 15s, 16s, 17s, and 18s and Adults

Play begins Saturday, December 14 @ 8a
There will be no pre-tournament meeting on Friday night, but there will be meetings Saturday and Sunday prior to play, depending on when referees start.

Register at SportWrench.com. Please be sure to complete information about travel plans and housing needs (we can’t help you unless you tell us your plans).

Current SafeSport and USAV background check are both required.


Girls and Boys matches (2 out of 3):
     Provisional: $28/match
     Regional: $32/match
     Jr National/National: $36/match

Adult matches:
     TBD, depending on format.

There is no travel reimbursement available for this event.


Convention center food vouchers provided for lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.


Provided, double occupancy. Tournament will house referees on Friday and Saturday nights.

Referees will be housed in hotels in the area. We wish we could house everyone immediately next to the event. That, alas, will not be possible.

Parking at the event is NOT reimbursed.

General tournament information (https://jvctournaments.com/WickedGoodChallenge)


Payments will be made electronically by the Wednesday following the event via ArbiterPay. To be paid, you MUST register with an ArbiterPay ID — No exceptions.