Information for Players

FORMAT

  • Each competition will be played in a round robin format, with two weeks at the end of the season fixture being semi-finals and the grand final.
  • Games will not be played on Public Holidays.
  • Carlton Baths Management shall arrange and control all competition games within the Centre.
  • A fixture will be made available on the Carlton Baths Web Page before the first week of games. The fixture may be updated as the season progresses and Team Captains notified.
  • Registrations will be accepted until the end of Round 5, unless filled prior, at which time registrations will close and the fixture confirmed for the remainder of the season.
  • In the event that there are irregular numbers of byes for each team, final ladder positions will be done on average of points per games played.
  • A match ball and score sheets will be provided.

 

 

MATCH DAY FORMAT:

  • Matches shall comprise of 4 x 9 minute quarters. There is an immediate swap after the 1st and 3rd quarters with a 2 minute break at half-time.
  • Between each game there will be only a 3 minute break.
  • Teams will be issued a warning if they are not in positions 30 seconds into a quarter (straight change overs). If the team has not taken the court after 1 minute a 1 goal penalty will apply, and an additional goal penalty applied for each minute thereafter.
  • On arrival the team captain will pay the game fee in full and tick off all the players playing on the score sheet.
  • Details including first name and surname must be on the score sheet before play commences.
  • At the conclusion of the match, captains must sign the score sheet before leaving. If the score sheet has not been signed teams will not be able to challenge scores or game play.

 

TEAM MAKE UP:  

  • Each team must consist of 5 players on the court.
  • The minimum number of players, in order to start a game is 4.
  • Only 5 substitution players may take part in any one game.
  • Players must be at least 16 years of age to participate in games.
  • A combination of 3 females and 2 males or three males and 2 females may take the court. The combination of 3 females and 1 male or 1 female and 3 male's will only be considered in the interest of avoiding a forfeit.

 

SUBSTITUE PLAYERS:  

  • If a team does not have enough players, they will be allowed to call in substitute players from other teams or anyone else who does not play at the centre.  They can call upon as many substitute players as they wish as long as the team on the night does not exceed 10 players.
  • Substitute players must have their names entered on the team sheet and have signed the team registration sheet before being able to play.
  • Substitute players from other registered teams in the competition will not be able to play for a team who may have made the finals.  (In finals games, players can only play for the team they are registered in).
  • Substitute players still need to have the correct uniform to field the court.  A 2 point penalty will be incurred for each item of incorrect uniform

 

SCORING

  • Each team must supply a competent scorer (16 years & over) for their game. If a team is unable to provide a scorer, that team cannot dispute the score.
  • It is acceptable for only one team to provide a scorer providing both teams are in agreeance
  • If both teams cannot provide a scorer, the referee will score using the scoreboard.
  • Points are awarded in the following manner:
  •  Win  3 points
     Loss  1 point
     Draw  2 points
     Bye  2 points
     Forfeit Against  3 points
     Forfeit For  0 points

 

UNIFORMS:  

  • If there is a colour clash centre bibs can be worn during the match.
  • In an event of similar coloured bibs/ shirts our referees may deem it necessary to supply a team with a set of centre bibs to make calling the game easier, at no cost to the teams.
  • Shorts/tights are not to have any pockets.
  • All caps & jewelry must be removed before going on court.
  • A match ball and score sheets will be provided.


FORFEIT/ WALKOVER:

  • In the event of a team wanting to forfeit, notice must be given to the Centre 48 hours in advance to the scheduled match. If the appropriate notice is given, the forfeiting team will be required to pay regular game fees for that match ($66). These fees must be paid prior to the next match the team plays. The opposing team will be awarded 3 premiership points. Forfeits within the 48 hour time frame will be required to pay a forfeit fee of $98.75
  • If 4 or more players are not in position and ready to play after the siren sounds for the commencement of the match, the opposing team with 5 players in position will be awarded 2 points every 1 minutes
  • If neither team has 4 players in position after 10 minutes, both teams will then forfeit the match and fees will not be returned. Zero points will be awarded to both teams.
  • If a team should forfeit more than 3 times in a season, they will be contacted by the competitions manager.
  • In the event of a forfeit, the Centre is only responsible for contacting the captain of the teams NOT the whole team. In the event the centre is unable to contact the captain the centre will make an effort to contact another team member, but will not take any responsibility or guarantee contact will be made.

 

PROTESTS

A team wishing to protest must:

  • Not sign the score sheet and notify the supervisor on duty
  • Protests must be put in writing and handed to the administrator within 48 hours of the match being played (includes email)
  • The match supervisor will advise the teams of the result of the appeal and the decision will be final.

 

FINALS FORMAT

  • A finals series is played in the final 2 weeks of the season.
  • Only fully financial teams are eligible to play in the finals matches.
  • Players must have played a minimum of 8 matches to qualify for finals.
  • In the event of teams being level on points, their position on the ladder will be determined by the percentage of goals scored for and against.
  • In the event of a draw in any finals match, after a 2-minute break, teams shall play for a further 5 minutes at each end.
  • If teams are still drawn after this, a 2-minute break will be given, and then teams will play until either team is 4 points ahead.
  • No changes can be made to positions during extra time.