Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 – Rules, Schedule & Scoring

OK Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 Participants, here’s some more details for those of you itching to know more about Sabah’s Hat tournament.

First, the Rules.

Borneo Headhunters Hat 11 Rules

Yes, the rules are what makes Ultimate Ultimate, so our tournament will follow them.

We follow the WFDF’s Latest Ultimate Rules. Learn it; love it; play it.

You have no excuses not to know the rules. Know your stuff when it comes to contact, fouls and especially the Spirit of the Game!

The the By Laws for the Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 is as follow:


Teams will elect their own captains on Saturday morning.

Pick somebody who will champion the Spirit of the Game at all cost.  Also good to have in a captain: Knowledge of the Rules, Knowledge of Game Plays and Experience.

Your captain must report to the Tournament Director by 08:30, Saturday morning with your team name, which you also have to decide on.

Game Duration

Total: 40 mins + 5 min half time  (20 mins a side)
At Half Time, finish the current point. The time it takes to finish that point will be deducted from your second half.

Gap Between Games: 15 mins

Time Out: 1 per team per game (60 seconds only)

Winning Score

First to 15 wins, but lead by at least 2 points.

If by the 35th min there is no clear winner, a Cap will be called. Then teams will finish the current point and check the Leading Score, before they restart play. The first team to reach Leading Score + 1 will win the game.

Female Players

It is compulsory to have a minimum of 1 female player per point.

With Captains’ Agreement more female players can play per point, but never less.

The 2 Finals

Duration: 50 minutes + 5 min break.

Winning Score: First to 17 wins, win by 2 points (TD may call a time cap if the game drags on too long)

Other rules remain the same.

Scoring & Awards

There are 5 teams. Each team will play a Round Robin of 4 games.

After the initial Round Robin, the top 4 teams will play a 5th game each.

After each game, a team scores 1 point for winning, and 0 points for losing.

The more wins, the higher the rank. If several teams have the same rank, Point Differential will be used.

Point Differential = Offense Points – Defense Points
Example: Your team scores 10, your opponents score 4. Your Point Differential is 6 (10 minus 4)
Or: You score 7 and your opponents score 13. Your Point Differential is -6 (7 minus 13)

If after considering wins and Points Differential teams are still tied for a rank, a Boat Race consisting of no less than 7 players per team will determine the winning team.

The Losers’ Bracket will be played by teams ranked 3rd & 4th.

The Winners Bracket will be played by teams ranked 1st & 2nd.

The winner of the Winners Bracket will be the Tournament Champions.


Tournament Champs: The overall winning team

Spirit Champions: The team judged by other teams to have the best Spirit (general Spirit, foul calls, courtesy, cheers for opponents & games)

Most Valuable Player – Female: The girl judged by each team to have made the most valuable contribution to her team;

Most Valuable Player – Male: The guy judged by each team to have made the most valuable contribution to his team;

Best Team Name: A token prize to the team with the best name.

Prelim Schedule

Time Field 1 Field 2 Bye
08:00 Arrive + Get your Shirts + Choose Captains / Team Names
08:45 – 09:30 Red v Blue Green vs. Orange White
09:45 – 10:30 White v Green Blue v Orange Red
10:45 – 11:30 Orange v Red White v. Blue Green
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:15 Orange v. White Red v. Green Blue
13:30 – 14:15 Green v. Blue Red v. White Orange
14:30 – 15:25 R3 v R4
15:25 – 16:20 R1 v R2
16:40 Prize Giving / Boat Races

No Moaning

The Tournament Director (TD) has the last and final say.

We have made every effort to balance the teams. Your team is what it is. Act like a champion and use what you have to overcome adversity.

Whatever happens to your team’s players on the day (no shows, upset stomachs, snowball in the eye) is your team’s fate and we cannot change it.

The Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 wants to be known as the Best Spirited Tournament in Asia.  Help us by being friendly, having fun and making good calls on the field.

Any incidents of excessively bad Spirit will be swiftly and efficiently dealt with by the Team Captains and the Tournament Director, which could include disqualification, revoked tournament privileges, being asked to leave or all of the above.

Winning is good, but playing well regardless of whether or not you’re winning, is better.

Let’s all be better! And have fun while we’re at it.

Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 Accommodation Deals

Now that the registration fee cutoff date is looming (14 January if you’ve not been paying attention), you probably have your flights booked and are looking for accommodation.

Through our local player base we’ve managed to secure the following deals for you at Imperial International Hotel & Imperial Boutec Hotel, as well as the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers.

Imperial International Hotel & Imperial Boutec Hotel

Located right next to each other in Warisan Square in the middle of the city, staying here means you will be in the thick of things when it comes to Kota Kinabalu’s nightlife, restaurants and shopping. It also means that you’ll be a bus ride or a RM15 taxi ride from the field, but you gotta give up something.

Offering slightly different levels of comfort, the Imperial International Hotel is a little more for the discerning traveler leaning towards the business traveler. Rooms are spacious and modern with the modern conveniences you’d expect from a modern hotel.

Imperial Boutec Hotel is for the flash packer; the budget conscious traveler who doesn’t want to give up any creature comforts. Equipped with flat screen TVs and WiFi access in the rooms the rooms are sleek and modern providing a comfortable place to rest your weary bones after a day of Sabah Ultimate.

Contact Dino by emailing dinoza(a), supplying your booking reference and check-in/check-out dates. He will confirm with us that you’ve paid your registration fees and will secure your booking.

Imperial International Hotel: RM130 per room per night;
Imperial Boutech Hotel: RM100 per room per night;
Terms & Conditions Apply

Borneo Beachouse Backpackers

Located 5 minutes walk from the beach and 25 minutes walk from where we will likely host the Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011, the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers provide friendly, comfortable accommodation at the official Head Quarters of Ultimate in Sabah.

Offerings a 10% discount on rooms and dorms, the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers supports Ultimate in Sabah by offering pocket friendly accommodation.

Email jacs(a) with your dates to make a reservation. We will pass your details on to the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers who reserve and confirm your booking.