At this point, the NE State tournament is either September 7th/8th or 14th/15th, avoiding USAU Sectionals.
Still being decided. Will probably be something like - 15 for State Championships, 18 for regionals, 21 for nationals. This would allow for more parity in the state championships will still allowing the top guys/gals from each state to play together at higher levels of competition.
Open vs. Mixed
Many states are organizing as mixed events. but it is up to each individual state as to which direction to go. Will Nebraska be able to generate enough female interest for a mixed state championship?
Why the new Fall Series?
The Spirit Championships aren't replacing USA Ultimate's Fall Series or trying to compete with the same weekends. It does provide a more fun alternative for teams like ours in the midwest who may feel like USA Ultimate only cares about the top 20 elite teams. For more information - http://www.freefallseries.com