2017 Tournament Rules and Format

2017 QUEEN’S COURT
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Gym Rules and Regulations

1.     ASC asked that no food or beverages (except water) be brought into the gym. This includes keeping all coolers and unopened food packages outside.

ASC has a Café located by court E2 and a smaller café also located by court A1.

2.     NO coolers are allowed inside the facility.
3.     There are bleachers on each court, however padded chairs will be allowed at the end of the bleachers.
4.     For the safety of those on the court, please do not ball handle in between or at the end of courts.
5.     Please keep walkways clear of chairs, blankets, etc as this is a fire regulation.

We ask the coaches cooperation in enforcing these rules.

Game and Forfeit Times

Please note that matches may begin before the scheduled time. Matches will begin approximately 10 minutes following the conclusion of the preceding match. If a team is late, they will be penalized one point per minute from the designated starting time. At the conclusion of fifteen minutes game one becomes a forfeit. At the end of an additional ten minutes, the second game and match will be a forfeit. All penalties are ruled upon by the tournament staff.

Officiating Assignments

Each team is responsible for providing: 1 second referee (please provide your own whistle), 2 linespersons, 1 official scorekeeper, 1 libero scorekeeper, and 1 visible scoreboard keeper when they are assigned as the officiating team.

If the assigned officiating team is late to their assignment, they will be responsible to officiate the remainder of that match and will be penalized a point per minute on their next match. Failure to officiate for an entire assigned match will result in the forfeit of the next game. If a team is late for the last match of the day or misses the assignment, the penalty as described above will carry over to the next day and/or round.

Pool play assignments – The work team for each pool will be designated within the pool schedule.
Elimination bracket assignments – The losing team will remain on their court to officiate the next match. First or second round teams who will officiate in the first round will be designated (boxed) within the bracket.

Determining Pool Results – (Rounds 1 and 2)

Pool finishing order will be determined by 1) match record 2) game record 3) point ratio.
Point Ratio – The number scored divided by the number scored against.
Game Ratio – The number games won divided by the total number of games played.

In the case of a two-way tie (matches identical) head to head results will be the determining factor.

In case of a three way tie in Rounds 1 or 2, with match and games identical for all team, the pool finish will be determined by 1) matches 2) games 3) point percentage.

Play Off Seeding – (From Round 2 to Round 3)

Seeding into all play off brackets will be determined based on your teams finish in the pool in Round 2. In case of a two-way tie with both matches and games identical, head to head will be the determining factor. In case of a three way tie in Round 3 with match and games identical for all team, the pool finish will be determined by 1) matches 2) games 3) point percentage.

Scoring System

Match play (two out of three) rally point scoring system. Scoring will be rally points to 25, with no cap, win by two. The deciding game will be rally scoring to 15, with no cap, win by two, and switch at 8. Because of the rally point scoring method, teams will now have three options at the coin toss: to serve, to receive, or to take choice of court.

Protest Procedure

If a protest is to be filed it must be done at the time of the incident, no later. Only the floor captain may file the protest. The protest will be ruled upon by the head official immediately. A protest cannot be filed after the completion of the match. Judgment calls may NOT be protested.

Trainers

There will be trainers available at the American Sports Center during the duration of the tournament.

Warm Up Procedure

A 10 minute warm up will be given for each team’s first match of the day ONLY! This includes 2 minutes of shared ball handling, and 4 minutes per team for hitting and serving.
An 8 minute warm up … 4 minutes per team for hitting and serving… will be used for the remainder of the matches

Uniform Regulations

Shirts with numbers are mandatory for all teams. Please note that the shirts MUST have numbers on the front and back of the jersey and the numbers must be contrasting with that of the shirt. The numbers 0 and 00 are not allowed.

Jewelry Regulation

For the safety of all, players will not be permitted to play while wearing jewelry on any body part. Tape may not be used to cover jewelry. All jewelry must be removed.

Pool Play Schedule

Pool of 3:
1 x 3 Team 2 officiates
2 x 3 Team 1 officiates
1 x 2 Team 3 officiates

Pool of 4:
1 x 3 Team 2 officiates
2 x 4 Team 1 officiates
1 x 4 Team 3 officiates
2 x 3 Team 1 officiates
3 x 4 Team 2 officiates
1 x 2 Team 4 officiates

Tournament Format – Flowcharts are provided below

Elite Division – 16 teams
The Elite Division will begin with 4 pools of 4 beginning play on Saturday morning. The first and second place teams will move up to Division 1, and the thirds and fourths to Division 2. Round 2 pools will begin on Saturday afternoon, and will be completed on Sunday morning. Following Round 2 pools, all teams will advance to a single elimination bracket.

Varsity Division – 64 teams
The Varsity Division will begin with 16 pools of 4, beginning play on Saturday morning. The first and second place teams will advance to Division 1 (32 teams; 8 pools of 4), and the third and fourth place teams will advance to division 2 (32 teams; 8 pools of 4). Round 2 pools will begin on Saturday afternoon, and will be completed on Sunday morning. Following Round 2 pools, all teams will advance to a single elimination bracket.

Junior Varsity Division – 32 teams
The Junior Varsity Division will begin with 8 pools of 4 beginning play on Saturday morning. The first and second place teams will advance to Division 1, and the third and fourth place teams will advance to Division 2. Round 2 pools will begin on Saturday afternoon, and will be completed on Sunday morning. Following Round 2 pools, all teams will advance to a single elimination bracket.

Frosh/Soph Division – 24 teams
The Frosh/Soph Division will begin with 6 pools of 4 beginning play on Saturday morning. The first and second place teams will advance to Division 1, and the third and fourth place teams will advance to Division 2. Division 1 will begin Saturday afternoon & Division 2 begins Sunday morning. Division 1 Round 2 pools will be completed on Saturday afternoon. Division 2 Round 2 pool will begin and be completed on Sunday morning. All teams will advance to a single elimination brackets on Sunday.

Coaches Check-in

Coaches will be required to check in on Saturday by 7:30am in the multipurpose/meeting room on the East end of the American Sports Center. Information regarding the tournament will be provided prior to the start of the tournament. Tournament staff can answer any specific questions regarding the tournament. The tournament desk will be located by A1.
As soon as the seeding is completed, the complete schedules will be available.

Thank you.