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KOR i The BUCS Korfball Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the IKF (International Korfball Federation) Rules of Korfball. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

KOR ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

KOR iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the IKF (International Korfball Federation) Rules of Korfball, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


KOR 1 Affiliations All institutions must affiliate with the British Student Korfball Association (BSKA), in accordance with, and by the deadline stated in, the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document. Failure to do so will lead to sanctions as outlined in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document and possibly further disciplinary action.

KOR 2 Championships BUCS will host annually Championships as listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

KOR 2.1 There will be a 3 stage tournament format provided for BUCS Korfball. The 3 rounds will be: Preliminary, Regional and National.

KOR 2.2 In order to participate in any stage, a team must enter at the start of the season and compete throughout.

KOR 2.3 Institutions may enter more than 1 team.

KOR 2.4 There will be 8 preliminary competitions. Teams will be allocated by the BSKA and BUCS to their appropriate preliminary competition primarily based on geographical location. 5 teams will progress from each preliminary competition to their respective regional competition.

KOR 2.4.1 A minimum of 2 1st teams must progress from each preliminary competition.

KOR 2.4.2 Each preliminary competition will be a 1 day tournament with the format determined by the BSKA Executive, dependent on the number of entries into each preliminary.

KOR 2.4.3 Final standings in the preliminary competitions will affect seeding in the next round.

KOR 2.4.4 Those teams that do not qualify for regional competitions will progress directly into the National Plate competition.

KOR 2.5 There will be 4 regional competitions. Each regional competition will be fed by 2 preliminary competitions and will be made up of the 10 qualifying teams from those competitions. 4 teams will progress from each regional competition to compete at the National Championship competition. The teams that finish 5th-9th at each regional competition will progress to the National Trophy competition. The team finishing 10th at each regional competition will progress to the National Plate competition.

KOR 2.5.1 Only 1st teams may progress to the National Championship competition.

KOR 2.5.2 Each regional competition will be a 1 day tournament over a minimum of 2 pitches. The format of the tournament will be Pools/Semi-Finals/Finals.

KOR 2.5.3 Final standings in the regional competitions will affect seeding in the next round.

KOR 2.6 There will be a National Championship competition. This will comprise of the top 4 teams from each regional competition. The National Championship competition will be held over 2 days. The format of the tournament will be Pools/Quarter-Finals/Semi-Finals/Finals.

KOR 2.7 There will be a National Trophy competition. This will comprise of those teams that place 5th-9th in each regional competition. The National Trophy competition will be held over 2 days. The format of the tournament will be Pools/Quarter-Finals/Semi-Finals/Finals.

KOR 2.8 There will be a National Plate Competition. This will comprise of those teams that did not progress from the preliminary competitions and the 10th placed team from each regional competition. The format/length of the event will be dependent on the number of entries.

KOR 2.9 All decisions made by the BSKA competition committee shall be binding, subject to any appeal to the BSKA Executive Committee as per the BSKA Rules and Constitution. The Competition Committee shall consist of the BSKA Chairman, 1 other member of the BSKA Executive Committee, 1 referee from the day, and an independent tournament administrator.

KOR 2.10 All matches shall be played according to the IKF Rules of Korfball. KOR 2.10.1 and KOR 2.10.2 will apply to National Championship matches only. KOR 2.10.3 – KOR 2.10.8 will apply to all National Championship, Trophy and Plate matches.

KOR 2.10.1 All matches will be 40 minutes long (2 halves of 20 minutes) and half-time will last 2 minutes.

KOR 2.10.2 There will be 15 minutes in between matches, this will include any warm-ups required.

KOR 2.10.3 There will be 1 time out permitted per team per match.

KOR 2.10.4 Competition rules prescribe that a substituted player can return to the match and a maximum of 8 changes are allowed. A team making a substitution must notify the referee who will only allow a substitution to be made when there is a stoppage in play.

KOR 2.10.5 Matches will begin and end on the referee’s whistle. A centralised signal will sound to indicate that referees should start and end the match.

KOR 2.10.6 Any team that is not ready to start playing on the central signal will concede 1 goal for each minute they are late. This is to be determined by the match referee.

KOR 2.10.7 For all matches, the home team shall be determined by a coin toss between the 2 captains prior to the start of the match, overseen by the match referee. Captains and the referee should meet by the side of the court 5 minutes before the end of the previous match to perform this toss. The home team has choice of ends, must lay out first and takes the throw off.

KOR 2.10.8 Following each match, each team should immediately vacate the pitch to allow the following teams to warm-up. The captain for each team must go to the referee to sign the match card to validate the result. At this point the referee should also write the name of their nominated MVP on the match card.

KOR 2.11 For pool games, points will be awarded according to the results of the matches played: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss

KOR 2.12 In the case when 2 or more teams finish with equal points in a pool the ranking positions shall be determined by;

1. Head to head result (if 2 teams are equal on points)
2. Goal difference in the matches between the teams on equal points (if more than 2 teams are equal on points)
3. Overall goal difference
4. Goals scored

KOR 2.12.1 If there is still no difference to be seen between teams following this ranking then placing shall be determined by a best of 3 penalty shootout. If still a tie after this, a sudden death penalty shootout between the teams will take place. The team captain must inform the referee before the shootout begins of their chosen 8 penalty takers (made up of 4 men and 4 women) to take part in the shootout. These 8 can be selected from any of the named squad regardless of whether they finished on the pitch in the last pool game. In the event all 8 players have taken a penalty, the sudden death shootout will continue with the same 8 players taking penalties again in the same order as previously taken.

KOR 2.12.2 The Competition Committee shall have the power to take a different course of action should any of the matches being considered for determining the rankings be ones that have been forfeited or awarded to their opponents.

KOR 2.13 In the knockout stages, if the result is tied, a best of 3 penalty shootout followed by a sudden death penalty shootout shall be used to determine the winner.

KOR 2.14 In the knockout stages, players taking penalties must have finished the game on the pitch.

KOR 3 Squads A squad will consist of a maximum of 6 females and 6 males. All squad lists should be submitted prior to the start of the competition.

KOR 4 Player eligibility and team selection

KOR 4.1 For BUCS player eligibility and team selection regulations, refer to REG 6 and REG 7.

KOR 4.2 Any team found to be playing ineligible players is likely to be disqualified from the event and subject to a financial penalty at the discretion of the BSKA Executive Committee.

KOR 4.3 Any individual wishing to represent a member institution must satisfy the required National Governing Body demands for player registration at a club.

KOR 5 Misconduct

KOR 5.1 The BSKA Competitions Committee shall be empowered to suspend a player from 1 or more matches during a tournament, following the giving of either a straight red card, or 2 yellow cards.

KOR 5.2 In addition, in all of the following cases the referee is required to submit a full report of the incident(s) to the BSKA Competitions Committee where it will be dealt with using the BSKA Disciplinary Regulations.

KOR 5.2.1 A referee sends from the playing area (red card) a player, coach, substitute or other person attached to the team.

KOR 5.2.2 A referee formally warns a player, coach, substitute or other person attached to the team (yellow card).

KOR 5.2.3 A referee is aware of misconduct by spectators.

KOR 5.3 The BSKA is empowered to call for any additional information it may deem necessary. Should this information not be forthcoming then the case shall be considered on the evidence in the BSKA’s possession at the time. The player(s) and their club(s) shall be entitled to attend the hearing of the case if they have requested to do so.

KOR 6 Protests

KOR 6.1 The tournament desk must be notified of any protest connected with the playing of a match within 5 minutes of the match concerned. The referee must be advised by the team captain, immediately after the match concerned, of the intention to protest.

KOR 6.2 The BSKA Competition Committee shall have the power to make decisions on any matter not specifically covered in the rules and to vary the rules concerning the conditions of play should this be necessary for the smooth running of the competition.

KOR 7 Fines

KOR 7.1 Teams withdrawing after the entry deadline are liable to fines as per BUCS general regulations, with the following reduced fine amounts:

- National Championships: £300
- National Trophy: £250
- National Plate: £200

The BSKA will determine whether an institution should be fined and BUCS will administer this through BUCScore.

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