Game rules for the 63rd Multi-Storage Christmas Volleyball Tournament

1. At the Christmas Volleyball Tournament all matches will be played according to the official NeVoBo (Dutch Volleyball Association) rules.

2. Every team has the right to bring 1 dispensation player, unless otherwise agreed with the secretary. If a team wishes to use this possibility, this has to be requested prior to the registration. This can be done by telephone (+31 6 3727 3013) or by e-mail: info@christmasvolleyballtournament.com.

3. Every team has to be in the sports hall at least 30 minutes prior the start of every match. When a team is over 10 minutes late the first set will be considered lost and if the team is 15 minutes too late the whole match will be lost.

Important: When one match is finished, the next match will the played immediately afterwards. The times in the schedule will function as a guideline. If necessary, the organisation can reschedule a match to a different time or a different court in the same sports hall.

4. Every team has to be dressed in uniform. In the categories Male Higher I and Female Higher I it is also required that the uniforms are provided with player’s numbers on back and chest.

5. Teams are allowed to play with a libero (sweeper). The libero has to be dressed different from the other players. Prior to the beginning of the match the referee has to be notified when a team is going to play with a libero. The libero has to be the same person during the entire match.

6. Places in the second round (“kruisfinales”) are determined by the number of game points scored in the first round (poulematches). In case two or more teams have equal scores the decision will be made by:

  • The ratio of the sets won and lost in all qualifying matches;
  • The ratio of the points won and lost in all qualifying matches;
  • The result of the match with your direct opponent.

If these are all the same, a toss-up will decide.

7. In all qualifying matches 2 sets will be played until 25 points, with a difference of 2 points.

  • Starting from the second round (“kruisfinales”), the matches will be played according to the ´best of three system´ until 25 points. If a third set is necessary, this set will be played until 15 points, with a difference of 2 points.
  • The finals in the categories Youth and Higher II will be played according to the ´best of three system´ until 25 points. If a third set is necessary, this set will be played until 15 points, with a difference of 2 points.
  • The finals in the categories Higher I will be played according to the best of five system until 25 points with a difference of 2 points. If a fifth set is necessary, this set will be played until 15 points with a difference of 2 points.

8. When a player is shown a red/ yellow card by the referee as a penalty, this player is excluded from the played match. Also, this player is excluded from the next match of the team.

9. When a coach is shown a red/ yellow card by the referee as a penalty, this coach is excluded from the played match. The coach has to remove to minimal 25 meter of the field of play.

10. Height of the net:

  • Male Higher I, Male Higher II and Boys: 2.43 meter.
  •  Female Higher I, Female Higher II en Girls A: 2.24 meter
  •  Girls B: 2.15 meter

11. Decisions made by the referee and the competition leaders are binding.

12. A team in the final have to have a mimimum of 8 players which could play the final.

13. In the sports halls, Salland and the canteens, smoking is not allowed!

14. During the matches the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. It is also forbidden to play under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs.

15. Teams and/or participants that do not take these rules into consideration will loose their deposit and risc being disqualified from the tournament. This also goes for behavioural problems at host families, at the school ”Salland” and for other occasions in where rules are violated.

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