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Event Details

Battle of the Programs & Elite Oktoberfest-MIDWEST: 13th Annual

This event is operated by USJN

Tournament Event: Registration open to teams

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09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017
Ages: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17
Games: 3

Fees and Registration

Registration Fee: $435.00
Registration Deadline: 09/19/2017

Early Registration Discount Available
$375.00 by 08/09/2017

Event Information

NCAA APPROVED

Event Director - Chris Mennig

ELITE OKTOBERFEST (3 games on Saturday)

This event has sold out all eight years in existence. Have had over 200 college coaches in attendance the past three years!

Elite Oktoberfest - 2018 graduates ARE allowed to compete. *** TEAMS WISHING TO PLAY ON SUNDAY email cmennig@usjn.com directly to set up - LIMITED SPOTS **

13th Annual BATTLE OF THE PROGRAMS: 32 Team Bracket format. If interested in being considered for this email cmennig@usjn.com

Only 2019 graduates and younger. Top four seeds are based off of 2016 results.

Past Champions: 2016: IN-Flight / 2015: MI-Crossover / 2014: IN-Indy Lady Gym Rats / 2013: IN-Indy Lady Gym Rats / 2012: TN-Flight / 2011: MO-MoKan Eclipse / 2010:IL-Midwest Elite / 2009: IL-Full Package / 2008: IL-Chicago Hoops Express / 2007: IL-Hustle / 2006: IL-Full Package / 2005: IN-Family

**This is a STAY AND PLAY event - so please access the HOTELS area of our event page to find a property. Staying in one of these hotels is a requirement of participating in the tournament. There is a $200 penalty fee for teams that do not comply with this policy**

College Coaches wishing to pre-register for this event email college@usjn.com

Colleges - FRIDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION available at WAUKEGAN 6-8:30pm ...SATURDAY & SUNDAY at REC PLEX ONLY beginning at 7:15am...please plan accordingly.

Club Coaches - Check-In will be at both RecPlex and Waukegan Fieldhouse - please plan accordingly to complete all requirements before your first game.

Venue Information

The Fieldhouse at Hinkston Park (6 courts)

800 Baldwin Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

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RecPlex (8 courts)

9900 Terwall Terrace
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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North Chicago Community High School (2 courts)

1717 17th St.
North Chicago, IL 60064

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Admission Information

All U.S. Junior Nationals Tournaments, Blue Star Showcase Events, and Blue Star Camps are subject to cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. In the case that we have to cancel, we will notify all registrants as soon as possible and refund the registration fees. All hotel reservations, travel, or other cost, are the sole responsibility of the registrants. Therefore, U.S. Junior Nationals and Blue Star Productions will not be held liable for any of those costs incurred in the event of a cancellation. All special requests must be entered on the team page at the time of registration. We are not able to process emailed requests. No requests are guaranteed.

Hotel Information


Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Contact:
Gayle Ralph
Email: gayle.ralph@chicagomarriottlincolnshire.com
Phone: (847) 634-0100
Web: www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=USJN%20Basketball%20room%20block%20%20sep2017%5Echiln%60usbusba%60107.00%60USD%60false%601%609/22/17%609/25/17%609/11/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

$107/night - 15 Standard Two Double Bed rooms available. Ask for "U.S. Junior Nationals Basketball" group rate. Block held until 9/11/17.

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Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

Two Parkway North
Deerfield, IL 60415

Contact:
Dee Dee Chiang
Email: Deedee.Chiang@marriott.com
Phone: (847) 405-9666
Web: www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=USJN%20Battle%20of%20Program%5ECHIDS%60USJUSJA%6099.00%60USD%60false%604%609/22/17%609/24/17%6009/01/2017&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

$99/night - 30 King, Two Room Suites available. Ask for "U.S. Junior Nationals Basketball" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

933 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Yara Lopez
Email: ylopez@renaissancechicagons.com
Phone: (847) 498-6500
Web: cwp.marriott.com/chinb/usjnbattle/

$115/night - 15 Traditional Rooms available. Ask for "USJN Battle of the Programs" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center

6161 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

Contact:
Alexa Clark
Email: aclark@higurnee.com
Phone: (847) 336-6300
Web: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/gurnee/chiwg/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=UBB&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

$115/night - 25 Double Rooms w/breakfast available. Ask for "USJN/Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Block held until 8/22/17.

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SpringHill Suites Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee

4101 Fountain Square Place
Waukegan, IL 60085

Contact:
April Dean
Email: April.Dean@concordhotels.com
Phone: (847) 688-9800
Web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chiwg-springhill-suites-chicago-waukegan-gurnee/

30 rooms available - $119/night for King Suite w/Full Sofabed and/or $129/night for Double Queen Suites. Rate includes SpringHill Suites Breakfast Buffet. Ask for "Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Embassy Suites Chicago North Shore Deerfield

1445 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Britny Pasquale
Email: bpasquale@destinationhotels.com
Phone: (847) 945-4500
Web: embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/embassy-suites-by-hilton-chicago-north-shore-deerfield-DEFILES/index.html

$129/night - 15 King Executive Suites available. $139/night - 15 Double/Double Suites available. Ask for "USJN Basketball" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Springhill Suites Chicago Lincolnshire

300 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Contact:
Deanna Pfingsten
Email: Deanna.Pfingsten@marriott.com
Phone: (847) 793-7500
Web: www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=USJN%20Battle%20of%20the%20Programs%5ECHISH%60UBPUBPB%60112%60USD%60false%604%609/22/17%609/24/17%609/1/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

$112/night - 15 Double Suites available. Complimentary breakfast provided. Ask for "USJN Battle of the Programs" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan

611 Lakehurst Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

Contact:
Justin Shelby
Email: sales@hiwaukegan.com
Phone: (847) 473-4400
Web: www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/waukegan/chilr/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki.sp.nd.ct&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=BOP&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

$129/night - 20 Two Queen Bed, Standard rooms available. Rate includes Complimentary "Express Start" breakfast. Ask for "USJN/Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Hampton Inn Chicago/Gurnee

5550 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

Contact:
Aquelah Robinson
Email: AQUELAH.ROBINSON@Hilton.com
Phone: (847) 662-1100

$129/night - 30 rooms available. Ask for "USJN & Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Contact Aquelah directly to reserve a room. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Residence Inn Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee

1440 South White Oak Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085

Contact:
Samantha Kozenski
Email: Samantha.Kozenski@marriott.com
Phone: (847) 689-9240
Web: www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=USJN%20Battle%20of%20the%20Programs%5Echirw%60ubpubpa%60100.00%60USD%60false%604%609/22/17%609/24/17%609/4/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

$100/night - 15 Studio rooms available. Complimentary breakfast included. Ask for "USJNs Battle of the Programs" group rate. Block held until 9/1/17.

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Courtyard Chicago Lincolnshire

505 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Contact:
Deanna Pfingsten
Email: deanna.pfingsten@marriott.com
Phone: (847) 634-9555
Web: www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=USJN%20Battle%20of%20the%20Program%20%26%20Elite%20Oktoberfest-%20MIDWEST%20Block%5ECHILS%60UBPUBPB%6099%60USD%60false%604%609/22/17%609/24/17%609/8/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

$99/night - 30 Rooms available (Standard King w/Sofa and/or Queen/Queen room). Ask for "USJNs Battle of the Programs & Elite Oktoberfest" group rate - breakfast included. Block held until 9/8/17.

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