National Dodgeball Festival 2018
Games will be officiated by one referee. Our referees are trained in the competitive leagues and will be visiting from London, Ottawa, Toronto, North Bay and Mississauga, Sarnia, Winnipeg and beyond.
The following changes have been made to our existing rule book for the 2018 National Dodgeball festival.
Page 3 - The Team
Our courts will be caged in at the dimensions 30x60. There will be no ball retrievers.
Page 3 – The Court
The court will measure 30x60 inside the cage. There will be a center line. YOU MAY REACH OVER THE CENTER LINE. Extra players will stand outside the cage in between games. A line shall mark where players stand when knocked out.
Attack lines – these will be marked. During opening rush a ball must be passed back over the attack line before it can be thrown at the opposing team.
Page 4 – The Equipment
Competitive divisions will use 7” balls (6), players may not wear gloves, sticky tape or any aid to catch a ball.
Page 4 – The Match
Matches will be 20 minutes of game play divided into two 10 minute halves with a three minute half time.
Matches ending in a tie during round robin matches will remain a tie.
Page 6 – Corollaries
(c) There will be no out of bounds except on the side of the outline. Players who step out of bounds on this side shall follow the existing out of bounds rules.
Players cannot catch a ball or trap it after it has hit the fence. The fence makes the ball dead.
Page 7 – Boundaries
Players may reach over the center line to retrieve a ball but may not use an object to balance.
Page 9 – Sudden Death
There will be no come backs during sudden death. Once you are knocked out you are out for the remainder of the game once sudden death starts.
Referees will start a new game in the first half if the previous game ends with 30 seconds or more left on the clock
Referees will start a new game in the second half if the previous game ends with 30 seconds or more left on the clock.
If the buzzer sounds to end the match in the second half and the game is score spread is 2 points or more there will be no sudden death overtime played.
Page 13 – Ball Retrievers
There will be no ball retrievers used during the festival.