Less than 3 more days to the first game of the 3rd Borneo Headhunters Hat so lets satisfy your information cravings with the tournament schedules and format.
BHH 2012 Rules
Yes, BHH 2012 definitely rules. Jokes aside, Ultimate Frisbee is a unique self-refereed sport, but players still abide by rules governing it. As such, we follow the World Flying Disc Federation, WFDF’s Latest Ultimate Rules. Time to go brush up your knowledge.
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 By Laws for the Borneo Headhunters Hat 2012 is as follow:
Teams will elect their own captains on Saturday morning during the 7:30 am team meeting. So be on-time.
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 7:45 am Saturday morning with your team name, which you also have to decide on.
First to 11 goals with a margin of 2 goals or more. Win-by-1 cap is 13 goals. Time-cap @40mins (i.e. finish current point. If lead by 2 goals or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universe point).
Time Out: 1 per team per game (2 mins only). Time outs do not stop game clock.
Half time: 2minutes half time taken when a team scores 6 goals or half-time cap at 20 minutes, whichever first. Half time does not stop game clock. When half time is called in between pulls, take the half time.
It is compulsory to have a minimum of 2 female player per point. With Captains’ Agreement more or less female players can play per point, but never less than 1.
The Championship Finals
First to 13 goals with a margin of 2 goals or more. Win-by-1 cap is 15 goals. Time-cap @50mins (i.e. finish current point. If lead by 2 goals or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universe point).
Time Out: 1 per team per half (2 mins only). Time outs do not stop game clock.
Half time: 2minutes half time taken when a team scores 7 goals or half-time cap at 25 minutes, whichever first. Half time does not stop game clock. When half time is called in between pulls, take the half time.
Tournament Format (Round Robin Stage)
There are 8 teams which will be split into two groups, Group A and Group B, playing against each other in the same Group during the morning matches. Captain will draw lots to determine their A1-A4 or B1-B4 placements during the 7:45am Captain’s Meeting.
After all the morning match results are in, teams are seeded in their groups to determine the afternoon playoff games. In the event of a tie, 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 seedings for the playoffs.
|Time||Field 1||Field 2||Field 3|
|8:30 am||A1 vs. A2||B1 vs. B2||A3 vs. A4|
|A40 am||A1 vs.A3||A2 vs. A4||B3 vs. B4|
|10:30 am||B1 vs. B3||B2 vs. B4||A1 vs. A4|
|11:30 am||A2 vs. A3||B1 vs. B4||B2 vs. B3|
Tournament Format (Playoff Stage)
|Playoff||Field 1||Field 2||Field 3|
|1:00 pm||Game (1)||Game (2)|
|2:00 pm||Game (3)||Game (4)||Game (9)|
|3:00 pm||Game (5)||Game (6)||Game (10)|
|4:00 pm||Game (8)||Game (11)||Game (12)|
|5:00 pm||Borneo HeadHunters Hat 2012 Championship Final|
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 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.