Oster
Turnier

15.-20.04.2019

Rules: Tournament Rules

Game mode

A. Age groups with qualification rounds

For all age groups with a large number of registered teams (e.g. more than 80) the following game mode applies:    

The teams won’t play in self-selected subdivisions (High/Low) anymore, but will have an extra qualification round in the beginning. This will be followed by group games and play-off games.

1. All teams of the same age group will be put into groups of 4 or 5 teams and will play a qualification round within the first two days (3 or 4 games per team).

2. All teams that reach the first or the second place in their group (in some age groups also best of third-placed teams - BO3rd) will be put together in a class „high“ in groups of three teams. The teams play against each other (max. 2 games on the third day) and the team that reaches first place (winner of the group) will continue to the play-offs on the 4th day. The final game will be played on the 5th day.

3. All teams that did not achieve the class „high“(places 3, 4, 5 of the qualification round) will continue to play in a class „low“ with games on the 3rd and the 4th day. There  won’t be an extra play-off round in class "low".

B. Age groups without Qualification round

For all other age groups with fewer registered teams the following game mode applies:

1. Teams will be put into groups of 4 or 5 and will play against each other.

2. All teams that reach the first or the second place in their group (in some age groups also the best of third-placed teams - BO3rd) will continue to the play-offs.

C. Best of third-placed teams (BO3rd)

In some age groups a certain number of the best of third placed teams will continue to play in the play-offs. The ranking of these - the best of third-placed teams - is based on the score ratio (i.e. score made divided by score received) of the games vs. the first & second team in the group.

Points and Ranking

The league table ranking is calculated according to the following system:

Win2 points
Loss1 point
Forfeit0 points

The ranking occurs on the basis of the FIBA rules:

Ranking according to league table points

  1. If two or more teams are even on points, the points from the games of the teams against each other  are only calculated for ranking.
  2. If teams are still equal in points, the score ratio (i.e. score made divided by score received) of the games of the teams against each other is calculated for ranking
  3. If teams are still equal, the score ratio of all games is calculated for ranking.
  4. If teams are still equal, the score made from all games is used for ranking.
  5. If teams are still equal, the ranking is decided by drawing lots.

The game will be rated 2:0 if the opponent team does not show up until 3 minutes before the game officially starts.

<h4>Drawn</h4>

„Sudden Death“ will be played within the pre-rounds. This means that the first team that scores wins the game. The overtime starts with a jump ball. After the first round overtimes will replace the “Sudden Death” until one team wins the game and they (each of them) will last 2 minutes. 

Game time

4 x 8 minutes timed
(3 minutes halftime break)

<h4>Exception: WU12/ MU12 </h4>

4 x 6 minutes timed
(3 minutes halftime break)

Ball sizes

MU22 - MU13sz. 7
WU22 - WU13sz. 6
MU12, WU12sz. 5

From the quarter finals onward, the organisation provides the tournament ball SPALDING TF250/ TF500.

Uniforms

FIBA rules apply: The first team named in the game plan (home team) shall wear light-colored shirts (preferably white). The second team named in the game plan (visiting team) shall wear dark-colored shirts.

 

If two teams have the same color of uniforms the team with the wrong-colored shirts has 3 minutes to change the color. Refusing to change the uniforms leads to a win for the other team.

Game equipment

At the INFOPOINT coaches will receive blank forms which are meant to write down players’ names and numbers for each game. Please make sure you take enough and if you need more please don’t hesitate to ask the supervisor in each gym or the table officials. Prepare the forms and hand them over to the table officials 15 minutes before the game starts. 

Special Tournament Rules

Special Rules for U12

  • Ball Size 5
  • Man-2-Man Defense obligatory
  • Backcourt violation (a live ball in the frontcourt may not be played back to backcourt)
  • Free Throws at 4 meters (normal 5.8m)
  • 4 x 6 minutes timed: (3 minutes halftime break)
  • 2 Timeouts per half
  • No 3-point shots
  • No full court press allowed! Throw-in must be guaranteed. Defense can start at free throw line.

Protest

A protest has to be submitted to the gym supervisor at the latest 60 minutes after the game. The protest fee of EUR 100 has to be paid at that point, too. If the protest is granted, the fee will be refunded.

There is no right of appeal against the verdict of the arbitration tribunal and no refund if the protest is declined.

Arbitration Tribunal

Krappel Peter (organizer)
Hönig Petra (FIBA judge)
Kittenberger Markus (scheduling / game operations)