A. Age groups with Qualification round
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) any more 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 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 place 1 (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 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 best of third-placed teams is based on the score ratio (i.e. score made divided by score received) of the games vs. first and second team in the group.
Points and Ranking
The league table ranking is calculated according to the following system:
The ranking occurs on the basis of the FIBA rules:
Ranking according to league table points
- If two or more teams are even on points, the points from the games of the teams against each other only are calculated for ranking.
- 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
- If teams are still equal, the score ratio of all games is calculated for ranking.
- If teams are still equal, the score made from all games is used for ranking.
- 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.
„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.