The Central District Athletic Board has made significant changes to previous tournament seeding processes due to COVID-19
Sectional Site Assignments: Schools have been assigned to sectional sites by the Central District Athletic Board. See specific assignments below under each posted division.
Entry of Players: All coaches will submit their entries including substitutions using the CDAB website. Coaches will include the record and any comments for each entry. Entries will be accepted begining at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22 through 12:00 noon, Thursday, September 24. No changes to players entries will be accepted after the deadline. Failure to submit entries prior to the deadline may result in tournament ineligiblity. Complete instructions will be emailed to the athletic director at each school to forward to the head coach.
Seeding of Players: There will be NO meeting of coaches. Selection of the top four seeds will be determined by a vote of coaches through the CDAB website. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 25, coaches will access the seeding ballots for singles and doubles team entries to select the top four seeds. Ballots must be submitted prior to 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 26. Failure to submit both singles and doubles ballots may result in a financial penalty.
Placement of Players on Brackets: There will be NO meeting of coaches. All entries will be placed on the brackets by the Tournament Manager following procedures outlined in the 2020 OHSAA tournament regulations. The top four seeds will be placed first in different quarter brackets. The #1 seed will be placed on line 1. The #2 seed will be placed on line 32. The #3 seed will be placed on line 17. The #4 seed will be placed on line #16. The tournament manager will draw a name of a participating school and the #1 entry of that school will be added to the bracket farthest away from the #1 seed. The remaining entries will be added to the brackets in alphabetical order A-Z by school name following the first school selected.
Entries will be placed as far away from a seed as possible rotating quarter bracket placement. The first entry will be placed in the fouth quarter bracket, second entry in the third quarter bracket, third entry in the second quarter bracket, and the fourth entry in the first quarter bracket. This process is repeated for the remaining entries ensuring no quarter bracket has more than one player from a single school. The tournament manager will draw the name of a new school at the beginning of each round when placing the #2 and #3 entries. Completed brackets will be emailed to each head coach and athletic administrator on Sunday, September 27 and posted above.
IMPORTANT SEEDING DATES: