HW Cup - Dodgeball

Tournament Schedule
2nd November, Friday
Venue: TBD
Rules & Regulations
  1. Each starting line up must consist of at least two girls.

  2. There are 6 balls, split into 2 even groups near the ends of the centerline. During the opening rush (when the game starts), you may only grab the 3 balls to your right.

  3. You are OUT if:

    • You step on or over a sideline or centerline

    • A thrown live ball hits your body and the ball then becomes dead.  

    • You throw a live ball and it is caught by an opponent.

  4. All player hit by the live ball are out.  Thrown balls that hit the ground, the wall, other balls, or other objects before hitting the opponent are considered dead balls, and are ineligible to hit players out.

  5. You may block a thrown ball with a held ball. However, if you drop the blocking ball during the act of blocking, or if you fail to make a clean block (as in the thrown ball still ends up hitting or grazing your body afterwards), you are out. 

  6. If you are out, line up on the side in the order you got out (think of it as being in a “resurrection” line). If your teammate catches a ball, the player at the start of your team’s “resurrection” line comes back into play after touching the wall (the teammate must be in the line at the time of the catch to be eligible to be brought back in).

  7. Players in the resurrection line can't hold the game balls. 

  8. You can only hold a ball for 10 seconds, afterwards, it will be considered dead. Dead balls need to be rolled over immediately to the other team.

  9. The game will be played for 10 minutes. If all players have been eliminated and there is still time left on the clock, the game will be reset. After 10 minutes, the game will turn to SUDDEN DEATH.

    • Each side will begin with 3 balls on the ground.

    • No tanking will be allowed (players are only to dodge and catch the balls).

  10. Ball treatment:

    • No kicking, crushing, dunking, or playing basketball with the dodgeballs is allowed.

    • Kicking a ball at an opponent during a game or in a showdown will result in the kicker being called out.

    • Players are not allowed to intentionally interfere with the opponents during the opening rush.

  11. Substitutions & Timeouts:

    • Not allowed during a game unless there is an injury. The same 6 players who start a game shall end the game. Substitution may occur after each individual game (i.e. when you switch sides).

    • Only substitutes (players who did not start the game) are eligible to replace an injured player. A male substitute can only replace an injured male player, but a female substitute can replace either an injured male, or injured female player.

    • In the case where no substitutes are available, the team will play short, or forfeit the game if the injured player is the last live player.

  12. Attire & Safety:

    • Players must wear proper gym strip with their respective HOUSE JERSEYS. Shirtless or other shirts play is not allowed. Clothing must not endanger the safety of other players.

    • Players may not use clothing or accessories to provide unfair advantage, or unfairly inhibit or assist the movement of the ball to make a catch or throw.

    • Clothing (uniforms and accessories) is considered part of a player’s body. However, fallen off garments not attached to a body cannot be hit, or called out.

    • Players are not allowed to play with gloves, bare hands only. Wraps for supporting recovering injuries are acceptable.

    • Players without proper footwear are not permitted to play.  For example, sandals, slippers, flip flops, marking shoes, dress shoes, and going barefoot are not allowed.

  13. Officials 

    • Each game will have one referee​, who will make the official calls of the game. The referee may seek assistance from the linesman.

    • There will be one volunteer at each side of the court who will help the referee to spot if players step out of the court line.

    • Two ball pickers will be present in each side of the court to return balls to the playing area.

Format & Pairings
6 v 6 with one substitution
Qualifiers: League Format 
Finals will be conduced during the HW Cup Finale
QualifierMatch 1
Match 2
Match 3
Qualifier Match 4
Qualifier Match 5
Qualifier Match 6
Qualifiers Results
Group A
1st Runner Up
Group B
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
*Qualifiers Result will determine pairing for finals and semi-finals match

Third Placing Match

Team Lineup will be posted one week before the tournament