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2011 BSC: Official Rules/Regulations

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       Aug. 26-27 Schedule of Events Rules/Regulations

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 all their players in attendance, if any adjustments are warranted such as allowing the short handed team to pick up a few players.  The team that brought all their players is in the lead position here.

No Ringer Policy:

As of 2008, the No-Ringer policy has been finalized and there are no if, ands, or buts about it.  If a player is brought that is not on a team roster, that player will not be allowed to participate in the BSC.  If a player is a blatant ringer, he will not be allowed to play.  End of discussion.  Teams have to go through a lot to abide by the tournament rules, and we won't allow disruption.  Appreciate your cooperation.

Regular Season Format:

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

The games will be 22 minutes each (two 11 minute quarters), with a 2 minute half time, and with 2, 30 second timeouts per team, meaning one per half.

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 1st & 2nd round games will be 24 minutes long (12 minute halves), with a 2 minute halftime, and 4 timeouts allotted.  Two in the first half, and two in the second half.  They will be 30 second timeout's.

The Final (Championship) Format:

The Championship game will be between the remaining two teams.

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. 


A total of 4 fouls per player, on your 5th foul, you foul out in the regular season. 

In the 1st & 2nd rounds of the playoffs, and the championship, it's 5 fouls per player, on your 6th foul, you foul out.

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

Free Throws:

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

Team Fouls:

Each personal foul counts towards a team foul.

When a team commits a total of 6 teams fouls in a half, the opposition shoots a free throw. (Single Bonus). If the free throw is made, another one is awarded. If the free throw is missed, play resumes as normal. Once a team reaches 8 total teams fouls in a half, all fouls committed from that point forward during the remainder of the game result in two free throws being awarded to the opposition. (Double Bonus)

The exception to this is if an offensive foul or a shooting foul:

If an offensive foul is committed, there is only a change of possession (no free-throws).

If a shooting foul is committed (player fouled in the act of shooting), 2 free-throws are automatically awarded no matter how many team fouls exist.

Clock Stoppage:

The Clock will only stop for the following instances:

1)  Timeouts.

2)  Half-Time.

3)  Free Throw Shooting.

4)  The last 2 minutes of the second half of all games, for all calls/fouls/dead balls/out of bounds plays.

Other than those instances, the clock will be continuously running.

Scoring Table:

The scoring table is authorized to take a table time-out to correct an error by the refs who misunderstood or did not get right one of the rules for this event. Such as if a player has fouled out and the refs didn't hear it, and therefore the clock will need to be reset and/or any points that fouled out player scored removed.

If the ref does not concur, the tournament administrator can be called over to clarify and back up the scoring table.


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. 

All calls are FINAL.

****The only instance in which a referee's call isn't final is if there is a scoring table issue, see the rule directly above this one****

Cause for Ejection/Removal from the 2011 BSC:

Any unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated from players, coaches or fans. If in the Event Administrators’ opinion, any player, coach or fan who engages in any evidence of harassment, intimidation, taunting, arguing, physical altercation or violence, offensive words, destruction of property or any criminal activity that could compromise or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the IPF Sports Tournament, the IPF Administrator has sole discretion and reserves the right to eject or ban any individual who disrupts any part of the Event.

This will be based on the following:

1. If an Instigator is clearly established by any Tournament Official (Referee, Gym Administrator or Event Administrators), then he or she will be immediately ejected for the remainder of the tournament and NOT be allowed entry in the following year’s tournament as well.

2. If a Retaliator is clearly established by any Tournament Official (Referee, Gym Administrator or Event Administrators), then he or she will be immediately ejected for the remainder of the tournament only.

3. If it is determined by a Tournament Official (Referee, Gym Administrator or Event Administrators), that the 2nd party did not retaliate, then he or she will be allowed to remain in the Event.

4. If it is not possible to determine who the Instigator or Retaliator was, both will be ejected for the remainder of the tournament and the consecutive year as well.

5. Any 3rd person (s) that involvethemselves in any unsportsmanlike conduct, including players, coaches or fans will be ejected from that year's Event immediately.

Any player, coach or fan that has to be ejected twice will be permanently banned from all future IPF Events. Any player, coach or fan in violation of any of the above, must leave the venue immediately and may not return for the duration of the Event.If said individual(s) do not leave the venue immediately, local authorities will be contacted if necessary.

If any other cause or person (s) not listed above but still threatening the stability of the tournament, their ejection will be at the Administrators’ sole discretion.

Forfeit Rules:

When a team forfeits a game, the team they were scheduled to play gets an automatic win. If playoff seeding comes into play a forfeited game will give a zero point total.


1.  The teams with the best records will advance.

2.  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. 

3.  If the two teams have the same record and never played each other in the regular season, point differential will be tallied up for the regular season, for both teams.  The team with the higher number will advance.  This applies if there are more than 2 teams with the same record.

4.  Now if 2 teams never played each other in the regular season, have the same record, AND have the same point differential.  They will play a mandatory 8 minute tie breaker game, with one allotted 30 second timeout per team.

Overtime Rules:

1.    Regular Season Overtime Rules:

       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.  An un-used timeout from the 2nd half DOES CARRY OVER.

2.    Playoff Overtime Rules: 

A.  First Round/Second Round:  3 minute tie breaker.  One 30 second timeout per team.  These overtimes continue until there is a winner.

B.  Championship:  5 minute tie breaker.  One 1 minute timeout per team.  These overtimes continue until there is a winner.

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

3-Point Contest:

The 3-Point Contest will take place on Saturday, August 27th, and will be as follows:

Each player will get 2 practice shots.

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 top 4 shooters (meaning from the entire 3-point shooter lineup) with the most points, will duke it out on Saturday, prior to the championship game.

BSC Fan Challenge:

This crowd pleasing event will take place prior to the Championship game.  Contestants will line up and have a total of 3 shot attempts.  The person who makes the most shots wins the trophy.  Fans will get 2 practice shots prior to their 3 shot attempts.

All Star Selection:

The All Stars for the 2011 BSC will be chosen by the team captains.  Each team head will fill out a sheet at the conclusion of the 1st/2nd round of the playoffs in which they'll list the top five 1st team team players from all teams.  The players with the most votes at each position will be selected.  Trophies will then be given. 

Teams captains cannot select members from their own teams. 

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