1. Area of Validity

Volleyball competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these volleyball tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

A women's, a men's and a mixed tournament are played.

3. Registration

Twelve (12) active male or female volleyball players may be entered for each team.

Mixed teams are allowed with the men's tournament.

In the mixed tournament there must be two female or two male players minimum on the field.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team has to wear uniform sports clothing, the sports kit must be brought by the teams themselves and must be numbered.

5. Tournament Rules

The height of the net is 2.35 m.

The tournament is played in accordance with the international volleyball rules. In the mixed tournament the rule for the sweeper is not permitted.

A report has to be made at every game.

In the preliminary round, each set consists of two games. In the intermediate round, each set consists of two games. In the final round and in the game for the third place consists of three winning games.

Tournament balls, which comply with the international rules of volleyball, are to be provided by the organiser.

For the group placing of the teams, all places are determined by playing.

6. Grouping

The division into groups is determined by the organiser. All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the number of groups and the method of play in the preliminary and final round.

7. Group Placing in the Preliminary Round

The placing of the teams within one group in the preliminary round is determined as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each game the winning team gets 1 point. The number of points from all games of one round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team within one group is the team with the highest score.
b) Difference in Game Points
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the number of game points from all games determines the group placing. The team with the highest positive difference in game points is placed higher.
c) Number of Game Points scored
In the case of the same number of points and the same difference in game points, the team which scored the most game points will be placed higher.
d) Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same placing after a), b), and c), the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
e) Decision of the last Game
If there is still no group placing, the team which won the last game in the direct comparison is placed higher.

8. Group Placing in the Intermediate Round

If a division into groups is carried out for the intermediate round, the placing of the teams within the groups is decided as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each set the winning team receives 2 points. The number of points from all games of this round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team of a group is the one with the highest score.
b) Difference in Games
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the difference in games determines the group placing. The team with the highest difference in games is placed higher.
c) Number of Games won
In the case of equal number of points and equal difference in games, the team which won the most games in this round is placed higher.
e) Direct Comparison
If there is still no group placing, the last games of the teams against each other are decisive.

9. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team is excluded from the tournament and the games already played are annulled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game from the intermediate round on, the game is regarded as having been lost by 0:2 points, 0:2 games and 0:50 game points, and is regarded as having been won by the opponent by 2:0 points, 2:0 games and 50:0 game points.

10. Referees

Each team provides one or, if possible, several referees. For each game a complete court of arbitration has to be provided:

1. Referee
2. Referee
2  Linesmen
1  Writer

The allocation is made by the organiser.

11. Suspension of a Player

A  player who is ordered from the field for a whole game (showing of the red and the yellow card), is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field a second time, he/she is suspended from the remaining games of the tournament.

12. Amendments

Additional points which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

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