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The CUP 2023

NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Fri Jan 13
- Jan 15, 2023
Date
Buffalo, NY
CITY
AAA
LEVEL
2007
- 2013
AGES

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The Biggest AAA Event in North America and Record Attendance!

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One of the favourite locations for the Prospect Cup Series, The Cup - AAA Buffalo is sure to deliver. Buffalo is highly anticipated as this is the staple event and one of the biggest AAA events in North America. This tournament was previously known as “North American Championship - The Cup” which was the number one AAA event in North America and is famous for bringing teams from all over North America from areas such as: Colorado, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Anaheim and more! This event is close to the border which allows for high attendance from teams from both sides of the border.

This tournament brings together top competition and offers a very unique attraction which is outdoor ice. Prospects by Sports Illustrated creates and executes superior quality events which is based around the experience for players, parents, coaches and participants. Our experienced staff and engaging activities like the infamous sticker trading contest make for an extraordinary experience. Prospects by Sports Illustrated partners work with several local businesses, attractions, and restaurants to ensure teams and their families receive amazing deals around the city. We look forward to hosting your teams at this series!

Tournament cost: $2295 + 8.75% State Tax = $2,496 USD

Deposit of $500 required at the time of registration ($100 non refundable)

Final Payment due September 15th, 2022

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - $100  ($2195 + 8.75 State tax = $2,387 all registrations by July 1st  PAID IN FULL at the time of registration.

** AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR TEAMS WITHDRAWING **

GATE FEES APPLY.  There is a gate fee $25 for weekend pass, $10 daily pass.  People paying for the weekend pass will receive an official THE CUP hat valued at $29.99  and an official Tournament Program valued at $5 until supplies run out.

There is no charge to attend THE CUP for players, children 16 and under and those over the age of 65

​Buffalo NY allows easy access to most US teams and Ontario based teams.  Buffalo is a large metropolitan city with much to offer in terms of shopping, site seeing and restaurants.  Located only minutes from one of the wonders of the world Niagara Falls, families can find time to make this weekend a memorable experience

UNIQUE FORMAT 

THE CUP North American Championship has been specifically designed to allow entrance only to teams who have been qualified by our selection committee.  We pre-select the top ranked US and Canadian teams trying for relatively equal amounts representing each country.  Our scheduler will create equal round robin pairings taking into consideration teams you've faced previously during the season to accommodate your team playing new teams.  Divisions will be weighted evenly to assure fairness to all participating teams.  This is a tournament like no other, THE CUP will feature some of the absolute best teams in North America all trying to hoist THE CUP.  In the end there will be one champion.  WILL IT BE YOURS?

 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2007 AAA

4 game minimum

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2008 AAA

4 game minimum

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2009 AAA

4 game minimum

 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2010 AAA

4 game minimum

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2011 AAA

​4 game minimum

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2012 AAA

4 game minimum

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2013 AAA

4 game minimum

 

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Tournament FEATURES

Hotel REquirements

All PSI tournaments are Stay-to-Play. All Participants are required to stay in tournament hotels for security and event experience.
* TEAMS WHO FAIL TO COMPLY WILL BE PENALIZED $350 PER PLAYER OR RISK NOT PLAYING.
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