Centex 2024: Day One Centering Pass (Men’s Div.)

Rain couldn’t drown out the action.

Texas TUFF’s John Clyde at Smoky Mountain Invite 2024. Photo: William “Brody” Brotman – UltiPhotos.com

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Three Friday night showcase games and a fifteen hour day of play have all concluded down in the Austin/Round Rock1 general area in central Texas. After two weather delays and plenty of intrigue, top seed #15 Texas TUFF still look like the favorite to take the tournament title. However upsets elsewhere have brought a large pool of challengers into Sunday’s bracket, and if Saturday’s results prove anything at all,  it’s that anything can happen.

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Wet and Wild

Centex debuted a unique format this season featuring pre-pool crossover games at 8:00 AM on Saturday to sort teams into a traditional pool play. Those 8:00 AM games went on as planned despite bad weather in the forecast and they were the only ones played at Round Rock until 8:00 PM Saturday night. The last round games were also halted due to lightning, providing two weather delays almost exactly twelve hours apart! Luckily, the tournament was able to reschedule the delayed games at extra fields on the UT-Austin campus fieldsite that is hosting the tournament’s women’s division. Once there, the games got wild; of the ten games at the alternate field site, five were upsets by seed.


  1. two rounds of games were moved from Round Rock to the UT-Austin campus about half an hour away after rain during Saturday’s first round rendered the Round Rock field unplayable until 8:00 PM. Yes, there was traffic on I-35. 

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  1. Alex Rubin
    Alex Rubin

    Alex Rubin started writing for Ultiworld in 2018. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he played for four years. After a stint in Los Angeles coaching high school and college teams, they moved to Chicago to experience real seasons and eat deep dish pizza. You can reach Alex through e-mail ([email protected]) or Twitter (@arubes14).

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