Rules of the Tournament

Each team shall consist of 4 players (3 players on the court and 1 substitutes).

*The game official shall consist of 1 Referee/time/score keeper.

Both teams shall warm-up simultaneously prior to the game.

A Player from one of the teams shall take a Shot from beyond the 3 –Point line to determine which team gets the first possession. If the player makes that 3-Point Shot their team will have ball possession at the beginning of the match.

The game must start with three players on the court.

Every shot inside the arc shall be awarded one 1 point.

Every shot behind the arc shall be awarded 2 points.

*Every successful free throw shall be awarded 1 point

The regular playing time shall be as follows: one period of 12 minutes playing time.

However, the first team which scores 21 points or more wins the game if it happens before the end of regular playing time.

If the score is tied at the end of playing time, an extra period of time will be played. There shall be an interval of 1 minute before the overtime starts.

Overtime consists of an extra 2 minutes of Playing time.

A team shall lose by default if it leaves the court before the end of the game or all the players of the team are injured and/or disqualified

A team losing by default or a tortuous forfeit will be disqualified from the competition.

*A team is in a penalty situation after it has committed 6 fouls. Players are not excluded based on the number of personal fouls subject to art.

*Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc shall be awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc shall be awarded 2 free throws.

*Fouls during the act of shooting followed by a successful field goal shall be awarded 1 additional free throw.

All technical fouls will be always awarded 1 free throw and ball possession; whilst unsportsmanlike fouls will be awarded 2 free throws and ball possession. The game shall continue with an exchange of the ball behind the arc at the top of the court after a technical or unsportsmanlike foul.

Following each successful field goal or last free throw (except those followed by ball possession): –

A player from a non-scoring team will resume the game by dribbling or passing the ball from inside the court behind the arc.

Following each unsuccessful field goal attempt: –

If the offensive team rebounds the ball, it may continue to attempt to score without returning the ball behind the arc. – If the defensive team rebounds the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling).

If the defensive team steals or blocks the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling)

Possession of the ball given to either team following any dead ball situation shall start with a check-ball, i.e. an exchange of the ball (between the defensive and the offensive player) behind the arc at the top of the court.

A player is considered to be “behind the arc” when neither of his feet is inside nor step the arc.

In the event of a jump ball situation, the defensive team shall be rewarded the ball.

Stalling or failing to play actively (i.e. not attempting to score) shall be a violation.

Substitutions can be done by any team when the ball becomes dead, prior to the check-ball. The substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court and establishes a physical contact with him. Substitutions can only take place behind the end line opposite the basket and substitutions require no action from the table officials.

Each team is granted one team time-out. Any player can call the time-out in a dead ball situation.

All time-outs have a length of 30 seconds

A player committing 2 unsportsmanlike fouls (not applicable to technical fouls) will be disqualified from the game may be disqualified from the event by the organizer. Independent thereof, the organizer will disqualify the player(s) concerned from the event for acts of violence, verbal or physical aggression, tortuous interference in game results. The organizer may also disqualify the entire team from the event depending on the other team members’ contribution (also through non-action) to the aforementioned behavior.

Please Play and be friendly to one another

*Only in MENS Category