The WIAA Board of Control approved a four-day State Tournament beginning next spring. WIAA Executive Board Member Mel Dow has been exceptional in asking from input from the WBCA Executive Board and pushed forward the WBCA's plan for an expanded tournament.
The WBCA has felt for years that cramming the State Tournament into three-days made for a poor experience for the participants and their fans, with games starting at 8AM and sometimes not concluding until after midnight in many cases.
The Tournament will begin on a Monday with the four Division I quarterfinal games. Tuesday will feature two Division I semi-finals along with Division II's semi-finals. Wednesday will have the two Division IV semi-finals along with the two Division III semi-finals. Finally Thursday will feature the four State Championship games, beginning at 10AM.
"We thank Mr. Dow and the WIAA for their work with us and are excited about the forth coming changes," said WBCA President John Hamilton, who spearheaded the new plan along with other WBCA Executive Board members. "It is going to make the State Tournament even a better experience for everyone involved," he concluded.