IDSA SF: 14th Annual Bay Area Design Dodgeball Tournament

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With roots stretching back to 2005, the 14th Annual Bay Area Design Dodgeball Tournament brings together designers from the San Francisco Bay Area for a mega clash-royale. As designers, it's in our blood to be fiercely competitive, but at no other time throughout the year can we combine our physical strength, creativity and sportsmanship. Building on all that's come before us, there's no doubt that this year's tournament will go into the record books as an epic event filled with intensity, camaraderie and friendship.




September 20, 2019
Little Marina Green
300-396 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, 94123
10:00am - 2:00pm
Registration begins @ 9am


$900 per team
25 team max
Contact Chrissy Livaudais with general questions
Contact Allan Gordon with IDSA National for payment questions


IDSA members receive a competitive edge and start with a ball in hand for each IDSA member. Contact IDSA's Membership Manager Phil Assante to get started.


Team registration

Referee meeting

Opening Ceremony & National Anthem

Food & drinks (starts 11am)

Trophy Ceremony
Event breakdown

After party @ Final Final 


What I need to know

Ridiculous uniforms are a must

It's pretty much mandatory to wear a unifying, wacky, ubsurd uniform. Whether a costume or T-shirt, the more absurd, the better. Although there's no contest, people will be talking, so make it memorable. Oh yeah, unless you've never stepped outside, the Bay Area is usually cold, then hot. Wear layers.


Ask your parents for lunch money

Due to the increasing costs to host the event, lunch is on your own. IDSA SF has reserved two food trucks for the event so bring coin to taste their delicious food!

El Tonayense Menu

Casablanca Menu

Team bases and activities

Plan to set up a home base for your team. Stock it with tents, umbrellas, lawn chairs and blankets. IDSA National will be at the tournament with some fun things for you to do as well.

Wear sunscreen 

Your older self will thank you.

The battle ground

The new and improved rules

Code of Conduct

Our goal is to ensure an enjoyable experience for all who attend.

This Code of Conduct applies to all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors and guests. It also pertains to official off-site events outside of the main tournament venue.
The 14th Annual Bay Area Design Dodgeball Tournament provides a welcoming environment regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment or inappropriate behavior in any form.​ Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sexual language and imagery, including but not limited to the tournament itself, parties or on social media

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording

  • Inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention

  • Sustained disruption of tournament activities

Anyone found to be violating this Code of Conduct is subject to removal from the tournament and its related activities without a refund. Sole discretion to remove an individual resides with the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the conference organizers.

This is a volunteer run event

IDSA SF chapter officers are IDSA members and volunteers. All registration fees are used to offset tournament expenses so there are no profits generated from this event. A detailed breakdown of expenses will be available upon request after the champion is crowned.

What I agree to by participating in the tournament

  • The second place team is responsible for hosting the tournament the following year. That includes planning, collecting registration fees, paying vendors, setting up and breadking down the event and running the show! All registered teams agree to host the following year if they come in second place (4% chance).
  • At the end of the tournament, the second place team needs to collect all dodgeballs, cones and field supplies and store them in their studio for next year's event.

Legal stuff

  • IDSA reserves the right to have participants sign an injury waiver or other forms as deemed necessary to maintain safety, security or comply with our insurance company's policies.
  • IDSA takes your personal information seriously. To learn more about how IDSA collects and processes your data, including your California rights, please read our Privacy Policy