2022 Smack Winterfest #1

Updated Jan 2, 2022

All referees have been accepted or wait-listed.

  • Referee notes for the tournament can be found at WINTERFEST #1 REFEREE NOTES
  • Please read this document carefully and print it out and/or have a copy handy for reference. 
  • The pre-tournament meeting will be Saturday morning at 7:15 AM
  • Housing information will be posted as soon as it is available.
  • The referee schedule will be posted when available (likely Friday).

January 8-9, 2022

This page contains relevant referee information for 2022 Smack Winterfest #1. 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).

January 1, 2022

Important COVID-19 Update

In an effort to keep EVERYONE healthy and safe over the duration of all three weekends of the 2022 Winterfest , we are highly recommending both staff & officials to wear a mask during the event. We have a minimal number of staff & officials available over the three weekends, therefore it is critical that our Winterfest support team remains healthy.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate this together and work to put on quality events for all involved.

  • Dates: January 8-9, 2022
  • Location:
    • The Connecticut Convention Center
      100 Columbus Blvd
      Hartford, CT 06103
  • Courts: 27
  • Referees Needed: ~43 referees
  • Level: Boys 14-17s, Boys 18 Open/Club and Girls 16 Club
  • General tournament information: https://jvctournaments.com/NewEnglandWinterfest


  • 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 checks are both required.
  • Preference will be given to referees available throughout the tournament.


  • Basic 2/3 matches (other formats will vary slightly):
    • Provisional: $30/match
    • Regional: $34/match
    • Jr National/National: $38/match


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


  • Provided, double occupancy. The 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.


  • No travel assistance provided.



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