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Tournament Rules

SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT RULES

TEAM REGISTRATION:

Teams must register 30 minutes before their fist game. A roster and tournament fee must be received 2 weeks before the 1st game or your team will not be scheduled.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

Coaches must bring copies of all players’ birth certificates. A (since we are grade based, reports cards can be used) player must participate in one of the pool games to be eligible for tournament play (unless there is an agreement with the tournament director). Teams failing to meet the rules will forfeit all wins. A player cannot play on multiple teams within the same age division.

Youth and High School will be grade based. Here are the guidelines starting Sept 1st, 2017.

4th Grade: An athlete must be in 4th grade or be no older than 10 on August 31, 2018

5th Grade: An athlete must be in 5th grade or be no older than 11 on August 31, 2018

6th Grade: An athlete must be in 6th grade or be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018

7th Grade: An athlete must be in 7th grade or be no older than 13 on August 31, 2018

8th Grade: An athlete must be in 8th grade or be no older than 14 on August 31, 2018

High School is grade based:
15U – Current Freshmen
16U – Current Sophs
17U – Current juniors and seniors
– some events will have a JV division. Juniors can play in the JV division…but not a 16U division

FORFEITS:

A team failing to arrive at game time will have a 10-minute grace period before being disqualified.

PROTESTS:

All protests will be decided between the two participating coaches and mediated by tournament director. Tournament director has final decision on all disputes.

POOL PLAY:

Each team will play pool games in which tournament seeding will be decided by win/loss record.

TIEBREAKERS:

Tiebreakers will be decided by “Head to Head” game results first. Three-way team ties will be decided by “Total Points (max +/- 15 a game)” then by “Head to Head” game results if necessary. In a four team pool where two or more teams have the same record, (1) point differential (+/- 15 points), (2) total points, (3) coin toss decides the placing if “head to head” cannot decide where teams may not have played each other.

TOURNAMENT PLAY:

Championship and consolation (third place) games will be played. Tournament will be single elimination despite “pool play” win &loss records.

GAME RULES:

  • National High School rules will apply.

 

  • GAMES ARE TWO RUNNING “20” MINUTE HALVES. CLOCK STOPS THE LAST “2” MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF ONLY, UNLESS A TEAM IS WINNING BY MORE THEN 20 POINTS. IF A GAME IS AT OR WITHIN 20 POINTS AT ANYTIME IN THE FINAL “2” MINUTES, THE CLOCK WILL STOP.

If any game is tied at the end of regulation, a 2-MINUTE OVERTIME WITH STOP CLOCK RULES will be played. Each overtime period will follow the same format until a final winner is decided.

 

  • Each team will be permitted two time-outs per half at 2-minutes each. No time-outs can be carried into overtimes. Each team has only one timeout for each over time period.

 

  • PLAYERS WILL FOUL OUT ON THEIR 5th FOUL. On the 7th team foul in a half, the opposing team will be awarded a one in one free throw opportunity. On the 10th team foul in a half, the opposing team will be awarded two free throw opportunities.

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Game officials and tournament director have the discretion to determine all issues.

ADMISSION FEES:

A one-time entry fee per person will be charged prior to entering the gym each day.

BASKETBALLS:

A full size ball will be used for all divisions starting at the 7th grade. Intermediate ball for 4th, 5th and 6th unless both coaches decide to use the full size ball.

GYM RULES:

A concession will be available, NO food or drink is allowed in the gym.