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2007 BSC: Official Rules/Regulations

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Introduction - Late Entry:

If you arrive late, then the games you miss will be automatically added into your Loss column, and the team you were supposed to play, will get a free Win. If you are not at the gym by 1 pm, you forfeit the tournament completely.  

If you don't bring all your players on time for the games, your opposing team has the right to force a forfeit, giving them a free win.  It is up to the team with their players in attendance, if any adjustments are warranted such as allowing the short handed team to pick up a few players.

Team Fees:

Team Fees are non-refundable.

3-Point Contest:

The 3-Point Contest will take place on Saturday, August 25th, and will be as follows:

1.  Each team needs to select 2 shooters.  These shooters will get 2 shots from each of the 5 points around the 3-point arc, at the designated time.   

2.  The 4 shooters (meaning from the entire 3-point shooter lineup) with the most points, will duke it out on Saturday, during halftime of the championship game.

All-Star Game:

Each team will send its 2 best players to represent themselves in this division.  The Eastern division will be Brooklyn, DC, Philly & Strong Island.  The Western division will be Chicago, Gburg, Texas & Toronto.

This will be a 20 minute game, with a 2 minute half time.   There will be 3 timeouts available, one in the first half, and 2 in the second half.  They will be 30 second timeouts. 

Regular Season Format:

Each team will play a total of 5 games (4 on Friday and 1 on Saturday).

1st & 2nd Round Playoff Format:

The top 6 teams advance to the playoffs based on their regular season records.  The #1 and 2 seeds get a bye in the first round while the #3 - 6 seeds duke it out. 

The Final (Championship) Format:

The Championship game will be between the remaining two teams.

Timeouts / Half-Time Information:

Regular Season:  The games will be 20 minutes each (two 10 minute quarters), with a 2 minute half time, and with 2, 30 second timeouts per team, meaning one per half.

1st & 2nd Round of the Playoffs:  The 1st & 2nd round games will be 22 minutes long, with a 2 minute halftime, and 3 timeouts allotted.  One in the first half, and two in the second half.  They will be 30 second timeout's.

The Championship:  The Championship game will be 24 minutes long, with a 3 minute half time.  Both teams will be allotted a total of 4 timeouts.  Two 30-second timeouts per half. 

If you don’t use your timeout in one half, you lose it, it doesn’t carry over.

Fouls:

A total of 4 fouls per player, in the regular season. 

In the 1st & 2nd rounds of the playoffs, it's 5 fouls per player.

In the final, it's 5 fouls per player.  

****If you exceed your foul limit, you are out for the game.****

Referees:

Official Refs -  Will be officiating the entire event.  So please be aware of the appropriate basketball rules such as 3 second violations, back court, etc, etc….  

Cause for Ejection/Removal from the 2005 BSC:

Any player/coach/fan that conducts him or herself in a manner deemed unseemly with the organized nature of this basketball tournament, will be asked to leave.    

The official Referees have been given jurisdiction and full authority in this matter.

Free Throws:

Free throws will be applied during both the regular and post-seasons.

Tie-Breakers / Overtime Rules:

Tie Breakers:  If 2 teams have the same record at the end of the regular season, the team that defeated the other team in the regular season will advance.  If the two teams never played each other in the regular season, they will play an 8 minute tie breaker game. 

Now if more than 2 teams have the same record, those teams will have to play mandatory tie breaker games.  Tie breaker games will have 2, 30 second timeouts.

Overtime Rules:

1.    In the regular season, if at the end of a game, there is a tie, there will be a jump ball and 2 minutes of Overtime.  These 2 minute overtimes will continue until there is a winner.  There are no timeouts.

2.       Playoff Overtime Rules: 

A.    First Round:  3 minute tie breaker.  One 30 second timeout per team.

B.    Championship:  5 minute tie breaker.  One 1 minute timeout per team.

Timeouts from the 2nd half carry over into overtime for both the regular season and the playoffs.

Please Note:  For the First Round and the Final, all additional overtimes after the first overtime will be 2 minutes long.



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