Event Canceled

Due to a thunderstorm on the previous night which was followed by a weather forecast of a 60% chance of rain during the time of the scheduled event, we must cancel the outdoor tournament.

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Welcome to the Game

Congratulations! Your team will be competing to win $500 in the
HustleGodz Basketball Tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2022. 

Please see the event details below.

Game Details

  • Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Location: Central Park | 400 Merritts Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Venue Description: Multiple Outdoor Courts in Downtown Atlanta, GA

Important Announcements

  • Given the rain forecast, the event may be moved to an indoor court or cancelled. If there are any changes, an announcement will be sent to all players at least 48 hours prior to the event.

TEAMS FOR 8/27 EVENT

BangBros
Bully Fitness
FlintFinesse
Generation of Miracles
Goated Kids
Joker
Josh L. Team
Mental Minded Ballers
Nasty Dealer
OFG

Out the Rim
Rockstar TV
Roscoe Park
ShotFire
SP Elite
Team Maykem
The Kings of Atlanta
Top G
Tyrell G. Team
US Confirmed

The Next HustleGodz Event on September 24th is Now Open for Registration

General Tournament Information

  • 2-vs-2 Basketball Tournament (only 2 players per team)
  • Non-elimination, round-robin format
  • Half-court game
  • Teams keep score and call fouls, under staff supervision
  • 15 or 20 Minute clock, no stoppage, no timeouts, no half-time
  • 5 Minute break between games
  • Points: 1pt (inside the arc), 2 pts (outside the arc)
  • Tied games are declared “Wins” for both teams
  • Fouls result in reset possession (no free throws)
  • Take-backs/take-around required on all lost possession (must reset “both feet” outside the arc on defensive steals and rebounds)
  • Ball possession switched after each point
  • Check ball with defender after each point and out of bounds
  • No restrictions or divisions specific to gender, height, skill level, or age
  • The team with the best winning record at the end of the tournament wins the cash prize and free entry into the following event. If a tie occurs, there will be a single elimination playoff.
  • The team with the second best record wins free entry into the following event.
  • Any team that wins 4 HustleGodz Events will receive free entry into the $5,000 Godzilla Tournament.

Results in Disqualification

  • Arguing with staff
  • Milking the clock
  • Overly aggressive activity, hard fouls
  • Fighting or Intentionally attempting to harm others

Need to Know

  • Waivers must be signed by all team members at check-in.
  • All games will be recorded and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Teams may be asked to interview with event staff, but are not required to participate.
  • Any violence will result in immediate ejection and team disqualification – no refunds.
  • Players are permitted to leave the venue, but all players must be present when their game begins. Absent or tardy players will result in an irreversible forfeit.
  • All team members must show ID and provide their social security number to receive the final payment.
  • Any team member that argues with a referee or acting staff may be ejected from their game and possibly the tournament if deemed necessary by the event Director.
  • At the conclusion of each game, a player from both teams shall review and sign the official scoresheet as verification that the game’s score and winning team are accurate

Game Times

Game schedules are subject to change, at the sole discretion of event organizers, due to unforeseen circumstances. Teams can report to the tournament information table for all official schedules, game times, courts, revisions and general game information. Teams must be ready to begin play at their scheduled start time. Teams are encouraged to remain in contact with their court to observe the effects of scheduling changes that could occur due to unexpected delays or forfeits.

GAME PARTICIPATION

Who Can Play – The tournament is open to all United States citizens. There are no age or gender restrictions. Co-ed teams are permitted. All high school and college players are encouraged to check with their coaches and/or athletic directors about participating in the tournament and the potential effects on their eligibility. Event organizers are not responsible for determining an athlete’s eligibility under National Collegiate Athletic Association or applicable high school association rules.

Building a Team – A team must have exactly two (2) players; subs are not permitted. Players are permitted to play on multiple teams. Team rosters may be changed up until the tournament’s bracket assignments are officially announced; the bracket will be posted prior to the tournament’s first game. All changes must be submitted to the event organizer in writing. If a team uses a player not properly registered, that team will be disqualified from the tournament. Before being permitted to play, each player must sign the Voluntary Waiver and Release Agreement. Players will need photo identification and a social security number to claim the prize money.

Tournament Setup – HustleGodz is a non-elimination event. Players will play multiple teams throughout the course of the event. The team with the most win will be awarded the cash prize and free entry into the following event. The team with the second best record will be awarded free entry into the following event. 

Organizer Authority – Event organizers and designated tournament officials shall have the power to make all decisions on any points not specifically covered in the Rules & Regulations and shall have the sole authority to interpret the intent and purpose of these Rules & Regulations. Event organizers and designated tournament officials reserve the right to disqualify any player and/or team for infractions of tournament rules and policies.

Game Score Verification – At the conclusion of each game, a player from both teams shall review and sign the official scoresheet as verification that the game’s score and winning team are accurate. Failure to complete this process immediately upon conclusion of the game will be considered an acknowledgment that the score and winning team have been accurately recorded. Once the game results are established the recorded information is not subject to change unless approved in writing by a designated tournament official.

Authorized Equipment & Apparel – No player shall be allowed to wear a guard, cast, hard brace or other potentially dangerous equipment on his or her elbow, hand, wrist, finger or forearm, including equipment made of hard leather, plastic, plaster or metal—even if the equipment is covered with soft padding. Soft braces, sleeves and wraps will be allowed unless they pose a danger to other players. Designated tournament officials retain the right to disallow any equipment or apparel that is judged to be dangerous or inappropriate.

Player Injury – A basketball referee or designated tournament official has the discretion to suspend play for the protection of an injured player. If a player is bleeding or has an open wound, that player will be directed to leave the game and properly bandage the wound. A player with any bloodstained clothing or bandage must remove the stained or saturated material prior to re-entering the game. If it is believed that a player has lost consciousness during a game, or is severely injured, event organizers may require a written note from a medical doctor who has examined the player subsequent to the game injury and specifically authorizes that player to continue participation in the tournament.

Boundaries – The basket structure, padding and structural supports will be played as out-of-bounds. The actual backboard, including its face, top, bottom and sides shall be considered in-bounds.

Basketball Size – A full size ball will be used in all games.

Basket Height/2-point Arc – The basket height will be 10 feet. The distance for the 2-point arc will be 19 feet.

Free Throw Shooting Distance – The distance for free throws will be 15 feet.

GAME RULES

Scoring – Baskets made from inside the 2-point arc count for 1 point. Baskets made from outside the 2-point arc count for 2-points. A player is considered outside the 2-point arc when neither of his/her feet are inside nor touch the arc. 

Length of Game – The team with the highest score at the end of game time is declared the winner. If the score is tied when game time expires, each team will be awarded a “Win.” 

Which Team Receives the Ball First? – A coin toss prior to each game determines which team first gets the ball.

Checked Ball – The ball must be “checked” by an opposing player before it is put into play. The “check-in” must occur behind the designated line above the 2-point arc and not any out-of-bounds line. The on-ball defender must remain behind the 2-point arc until the ball is “checked” and possessed. The ball may be passed, dribbled, or a shot may be attempted once it is “checked” and possessed.

Taking It Back – The ball will be “taken back” on each change of possession, regardless of whether or not a shot was attempted. Failure to “take it back” results in loss of possession and any points just scored. When taking the ball back, the player must be outside the 2-point arc.

Ball Out-of-Bounds – A ball out-of-bounds will be taken out from behind the designated line above the 2-point arc (near center court) and not any out-of-bounds line.

Change of Possession – The ball must change possession after scored baskets. There is no “make it, take it” rule. Stalling – Stalling is prohibited at all times. Stalling involves a style of play in which a team does not actively attempt to advance the basketball toward the basket and shoot the ball at the basket. It is a method used in an attempt to run out the game clock to preserve a win. Stalling is considered an unsportsmanlike act and will result in an automatic team forfeit.

Dunking – Dunking is allowed.

FOULS 

There are no refs for small events. Teams are expected to call their own fouls and keep score. If any team is deemed reckless or inappropriately calling fouls, an event staff member will step in as the acting ref. No calls made by staff may be contested.   

Hard Foul – A hard foul may be an act of a violent or aggressive nature, or one that displays unacceptable conduct. It may or may not be intentional. It may involve violent or aggressive contact such as striking, kicking, kneeing, moving under an opponent who is in the air, and crouching or hipping in a manner that could cause severe injury to the opponent. Hard fouls are not permitted or tolerated. Any players caught committing hard fouls will be suspended from play for the remainder of that game and their team will be declared a forfeit.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”)

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in any Augustine Reign / Godzilla Basketball & Co. activities (“Activity”) at any time during the current calendar year I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:

ACKNOWLEDGE, agree and represent that I understand the nature of Augustine Reign / Godzilla Basketball & Co. Activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe the conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.

FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) Augustine Reign / Godzilla Basketball & Co. EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, and/or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE “RELEASEES” NAMED BELOW; (c) there may be OTHER RISKS AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES that I may incur as a result of my participation or that of the minor (identified herein) in the Activity. HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE AUGUSTINE REIGN / Godzilla Basketball & Co., its administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, team members, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the RELEASEES herein) FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON MY ACCOUNT CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS; AND I FURTHER AGREE that if, despite this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which may be incurred as the result of such claim.

Further, I hereby grant full permission for event organizers to record any or all of my participation in this event for photos, motion pictures, TV, radio, recordings, videotapes, and other media known or unknown, and to use them, no matter by whom taken, in any manner for publicity, promotions, advertising, trade, or commercial purposes, without any reimbursement of any kind due to me, or the need to pay me any fee. Also, I agree to submit to the rulings of the referees and event staff in case of any dispute. Attendees agree to carry insurance and/or cover the expenses related to personal injury or property damage.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND MY INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS HEREIN, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE WAIVED SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL AND OTHER RIGHTS BY SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND HAVE SIGNED THE AGREEMENT FREELY AND WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT OR ASSURANCE OF ANY NATURE AND INTEND IT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW AND AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID, THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.

Given Georgia’s especially strict laws governing cash prizes, Godzilla’s administrator must ensure compliance with all federal and state guidelines or risk serious penalty. On the day of the event, the winning team will receive a cashier’s check equivalent to 100% of the total winnings – but Godzilla’s administrators will work with the winning team to ensure that all winnings are reported to the IRS accurately, and that the team meets all of the Tournament’s parameters to qualify for payment. All winners will be required to sign prize validations. All winners will be responsible for any taxes that may result from winning.

NCAA COMPLIANCE: to ensure that Division 1 high school prospects, Division 1 college student-athletes, and Division 2 college student-athletes are compliant with NCAA prize money rules – if on a winning team, he/she will only be awarded the cash equivalent of their participation, the remainder of cash winnings will be allocated to other teammates with no restrictions. There are no restrictions on Division 2 high school prospects who may receive a full payout. Call (888) 769-5111 for further clarification if needed.

To ensure that Division 1 high school prospects, Division 1 college student-athletes, and Division 2 college student-athletes are compliant with NCAA prize money rules – if on a winning team, he/she will only be awarded the cash equivalent of their participation, the remainder of cash winnings will be allocated to other teammates with no restrictions. There are no restrictions on Division 2 high school prospects who may receive a full payout. Call (888) 769-5111 for further clarification if needed.

A full 100% refund is available up until the day that the individual tournament that you originally selected/registered for closes registration. Once registration is closed to new teams, no refunds may be permitted.

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