BHH 2014 Rules
Ultimate Frisbee is a unique self-refereed sport, but players still abide by the rules governing it. We will be following the latest World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Rules of Ultimate.
The By Laws for the 2014 Borneo Headhunters Hat is as follow:
Teams will elect their own captains on Saturday morning at the 7:30am team meeting. Please be at the field by 7:15am. We suggest that teams choose a captain that will champion the Spirit of the Game. Other good traits to have in a captain: Knowledge of the rules, knowledge of game plays and experience.
Team captains must report to the Tournament Director by 7:45am Saturday morning for Captain’s briefing.
Game Format for Pool and Playoff games (except Finals)
40 minute games. First to 11 points with a margin of 2 points or more. Win-by-1 cap is 13 points. Soft-cap @30mins (When soft-cap is called, finish current point. If play has not started, play 1 more point before deciding soft-cap. Once soft-cap has been called, if lead by 2 points or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universal point)
Time out: One 2-minute time out per team per game. Time out does not stop game clock. No time out during soft-cap.
Half time: No half-time during Pool games or play-offs except during Championship Finals (see finals rule below).
Female Players: Team ratio is 5-2 (5 guys, 2 female). With Captain’s Agreement, teams can play with 6-1 but never less than 1 female on the line. Same rule applies during Finals.
Game Format for BHH 2014 Finals
50 minute game. First to 13 points with a margin of 2 goals or more. Win-by-1 cap is 15 points. Soft-cap @40mins (When soft-cap is called, finish current point. If play has not started, play 1 more point before deciding soft-cap. Once soft-cap has been called, if lead by 2 points or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universal point)
Time out: One 2-minute time out per team per half. Time out does not stop game clock. No time out during soft-cap.
Half time: 5 minutes half time taken when a team scores 6 points or when game clock is at 25mins, whichever first. Half time stops game clock. When half time is called in between pulls, take the half time.
Tournament Format (Morning games)
There will be 3 group of 4 teams. Each group will play at the same field for the morning Pool games. Captains will draw lots during the 7:45am Captain’s Briefing to decide team placements for group games.
After all the morning match results are in, teams are seeded in their groups to determine the afternoon playoff games. Teams with more wins will be seeded higher and in the event of a tie, point differential will be used. Higher point differential will be seeded higher.
Point Differential = Offense points – Defense Points
Example: Your team scores 10 points during group games and your opponents score 4 points on you. Your Point Differential is 6 (10 minus 4).
Tournament Format (Play-offs)
After the morning games, teams are seeded within groups and point differentials are calculated before splitting teams into Pool A, B and C. Pool A is the three top teams (from Group A, B and C) plus the best second place team based on point differentials. Pool B is the other two second placed teams plus the two best third place teams. Pool C is the remaining third place team and the three fourth place teams. Teams are also seeded within their respective Pool to determined seedings.
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 one of the Best Spirited Tournament in Asia. Help us by being friendly, having fun and making good calls on the field. Remember, when in doubt or disagreement after explaining calls, just contest and take the disc back and play on.
Any incidents of excessively bad Spirit will be swiftly and efficiently dealt with by 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.