1. GENERAL 

St John’s College hosts a highly competitive basketball tournament as well as offering great value to participating teams registered. For this reason, ST JOHN’S COLLEGE (SJC) has drawn rules and regulations which must be followed by all participants in the tournament. These rules and regulations are aimed at ensuring fair play as well as an organized tournament for all to enjoy. The tournament will run over a period of four (4) days i.e. from Thursday 2 September 2021 at 09:00 am to Sunday 5 September 2021 in the afternoon. 

2. COVID – 19 PROTOCOL

SJC adheres to the strict Covid-19 guidelines and protocol set by World Health Organization and the Government of South Africa. These are to be followed by all staff, coaches and participants. Each team must provide a COVID compliance officer.

3. PARTICIPATION
  • A total of Twelve (12) under 15 high school teams and Six (6) under 13 primary school teams will take part.
4. ELIGIBILITY
  • Under 15 players must be strictly born on or after the 1st of January 2006. Each school may register twelve (12) players in this category. 
  • Under 13 players must be strictly born on or after the 1st of January 2008: however, a maximum of two (2) players born in 2007 and in grade 7 at this respective school will be permitted to take part in the tournament. Each school may register twelve (12) players in this category.  The Headmaster must sign and stamp the team list that includes these players. There can only be one (1) player born in 2007 from each team on the court at any given time.
  • All players must be students of the particular school registered and must be enrolled at that particular school participating in the tournament. 
  • An age verification process with original ID, passport or Commissioner of Oaths stamped copy (stamped & signed in 2021), passport or birth certificate will take place before each team’s first game & at any time when the need for same arises. Team managers are encouraged to carry all the above-mentioned documents every time that they will be playing. 
  • Age cheating is a very serious offence and any team that transgresses this rule will be disqualified immediately from the tournament pending further action against them. 
  • No document, No playing and strictly no exceptions.  
5. TEAM COACHES/MANAGERS 
  • Each participating team must have a coach/manager on the bench during each game and ensure that they have at least one (1) Captain.
  • Each coach/manager is entirely responsible for making sure that their players fully understand the rules and regulations of the tournament.
  • By participating in this tournament, each coach/manager agrees to abide by the rules and regulations stipulated herein. 
  • The coach/manager further understands that SJC is not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this tournament OR for lost/damaged/misplaced/stolen items. By participating in the tournament, the coach/manager/players hereby waive any and all liability against SJC, as a result thereof. For purposes of indemnity, this clause is applicable to any staff or players who may be at the tournament. 
6. PLAYING FORMAT
  • The u13 participating teams will be grouped into two (2) pools. The top four (4) teams from each pool will advance to the quarter-finals that will lead to semi-finals and then the finals respectively
  • The u15 participating teams will be grouped into four (4) pools. The top two (2) teams from each pool will advance to the quarter-finals that will lead to semi-finals and then the finals respectively. 
  • NB** Position three (3) – five (5) of the u15 category will play consolation games after their pool games.  
  • The u13, u15 crossing examples are shown below respectively.  
  • Advancement from the pools to the quarter-final will be determined by a point system, that is: 

a) WIN = 2 points 

b) LOSS = 1 point 

c) FORFEIT = 0 points 

POOLS CROSSING UNTIL FINALS
U13

QUARTERS

SEMIS

FINALS

1. A1 vs B4

1. QF1 vs QF2

W1 vs W2

2. A3 vs B2

2. QF3 vs QF4

 

3. B1 vs A4

 

 

U15

QUARTERS

SEMIS

FINALS

1. A1 vs C2

1. QF1 vs QF2

W1 vs W2

2. B1 vs D2

2. QF3 vs QF4

 

3. A2 vs C1

 

 

4. B2 vs D1

 

 

7. KIT 
  • All teams are expected to abide by Rule 3, Art.4.3 of the FIBA (OBR). 
  • The home team will always be the team featured first on the fixture and will wear a light colour and the away team wears a darker kit.
  • Please liaise with your opponents before your game to avoid colour clashes.
8. a) PLAYING RULES

ALL games will be played according to the October 2020 FIBA (OBR) rules unless stated in this document. In the event that there is a conflict between the FIBA rules & the Tournament rules: then the Tournament rules will supersede the FIBA rules:

Games will consist of four quarters of eight (8) minutes on the running clock. Each team will be allowed a maximum of two (2) timeouts in each half 30 seconds long. The game clock will be stopped during any time out. 

The Halftime interval will be strictly three (3) minutes for all the games.

If the score difference is less than ten (10) points at any time in the final two minutes of the game, then the clock will change to start-stop.

In case of a tie at the end of regulation time, an overtime period of three (3) minutes will be played with the first 2 minutes running time.

b) RAIN AFFECTED – PLAYING RULES
  • All games will be moved to the indoor venues ie: Wembley Stadium, Turffontein and Sacred Heart College situated only fifteen (15) and five (5) minute drives away respectively from SJC. Teams will be asked to have transport arrangements in place just in case the weather will affect our original plan. SJC will not be held responsible for transporting any team to and from the above mentioned indoor venues.   
  • Games will consist of two halves of twelve (12) minutes on the running clock and each team will be allowed one (1) timeout in the first half and two (2) timeouts in the second half: 30 seconds long. The game clock will be stopped during any time out. 
  • The rest of the other rules remain.
9. LOG CALCULATION

a) Where teams are tied on points, the positions will be calculated by looking at head-to-head results amongst the teams first. Should this not produce a result, then a points difference amongst the teams shall be used to determine log standing.

b) Two way (or more) tie on the log standings

  • 2 or 3-way tie on the log standings – head to head will be applicable; and,  
  • the game results of only the teams involved will be considered.  Should the teams still be tied based on the log standings, then points average will be considered: ie (points scored versus points against).  If a tie still remains, then the goal average of all games played in the pool will be taken into account
10. FORFEIT 
  • A grace period of three (3) minutes from the scheduled time or the end of the previous game will be given. Any team that fails to be on the playing court with 5 players ready to play at the scheduled time will lose the game by forfeit. 
  • If for any reason whatsoever a team refuses to play, shows unsportsmanlike behaviour, or causes a game to be disrupted, the Chief Crew shall end the game and record it as a forfeit by default and that team will immediately cease to participate in the tournament. 
11. PROTEST

The correct procedure should be followed within ten (10) minutes after the game has ended. To make the protest valid, it is necessary for the team manager to give confirmation of this protest in writing. The team manager shall then deposit a fee of R1 000 to the Commissioner of that particular venue. Protest in writing should be delivered to the tournament commissioner, no later than 15 minutes after the concerned game for it to be valid. 

The commissioner will then submit both to the Head of Technical or representative of the technical committee and a verdict must be reached within thirty (30) minutes of receiving the same from the commissioner. The deposit shall be paid back only if the protest is found to be valid in favour of the team that has protested.

12. TOURNAMENT DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

The Disciplinary Committee (DC) will comprise the Head of Technical, one of the Tournament Commissioners, the game in question Crew Chief and a minimum of two members elected by the SJC Technical organizing committee. 

13. SOCIAL MEDIA

All athletes and coaches are urged to apply serious caution on what will be posted on all SJC social media platforms. Any serious offences or infringement of the rights of individuals, teams or even the institution can result in the expulsion or disqualification of a team or individual. Coaches and Managers are advised to monitor their athletes’ activity on social media. All teams should promote good spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

1. GENERAL 

St John’s College hosts a highly competitive basketball tournament as well as offering great value to participating teams registered. For this reason, ST JOHN’S COLLEGE (SJC) has drawn rules and regulations which must be followed by all participants in the tournament. These rules and regulations are aimed at ensuring fair play as well as an organized tournament for all to enjoy. The tournament will run over a period of four (4) days i.e. from Thursday 2 September 2021 at 09:00 am to Sunday 5 September  2021 in the afternoon. 

2. COVID – 19 PROTOCOL

SJC adheres to the strict Covid-19 guidelines and protocol set by the World Health Organization and the Government of South Africa.These are to be followed by all staff, coaches and participants. Each team must provide a COVID compliance officer.

3. PARTICIPATION
  • A total of sixteen (16) under 19 high school teams will be taking part.
4. ELIGIBILITY
  • Under 19 players must be strictly born on or after the 1st of January 2002. Each school may register fifteen (15) players in this category. 
  • The Headmaster must sign and stamp the team list that includes these players. All players must be students of the particular school registered and must be enrolled at a school participating in the tournament. 
  • An age verification process with original ID, passport or Commissioner of Oaths stamped copy (stamped & signed in 2021) will take place before each team’s first game & at any time when the need for the same arises. The team manager/coach is encouraged to carry the same every time that they will be playing. 
  • Age cheating is a serious offence and any team that transgresses this rule will be disqualified immediately from the tournament pending further action. 
  • No document, No playing and strictly no exceptions.  
5. TEAM COACHES/MANAGERS 
  • Each participating team must have a coach/manager on the bench during each game and ensure that they have at least one (1) Captain.
  • Each coach/manager is entirely responsible for making sure that their players fully understand the rules and regulations of the tournament.
  • By participating in this tournament, each coach/manager agrees to abide by the rules and regulations stipulated herein. 
  • The coach/manager further understands that SJC is not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this tournament OR for lost/damaged/misplaced/stolen items. By participating in the tournament, the coach/manager/players hereby waive any and all liability against SJC, as a result thereof. For purposes of indemnity, this clause is applicable to any staff or players who may come to the tournament.
6. KIT 
  • All teams are expected to abide by Rule 3, Art 4.3 of the FIBA (OBR) rules. 
  • The home team will always be the team featured first on the fixture and will wear a light colour and the away team wears a darker kit.
  • Please liaise with your opponents before your game to avoid colour clashes.
7. PLAYING FORMAT
  • Teams will be grouped into four (4) pools. The top four (4) teams from each pool will advance to the round of sixteen (16). Quarterfinals will follow and will lead to semi-finals and then the finals respectively.  
  • The tournament final fixture shall be shared not later than three weeks before the jump ball with info alluded by the above accordingly. 
  • Advancement from the pools to the quarter-final will be determined by a point system, that is: 
  1. WIN = 2 points 
  2. LOSS = 1 point 
  3. FORFEIT = 0 points
POOLS CROSSING UNTIL FINALS

TOP 16

QUARTER FINALS

SEMI FINALS

1. A1 vs C4

QF 1 – Top 16 (1) vs Top 16 (2)

(Semi 1) W-QF 1 vs W-QF 2

2. B2 vs D3

QF 2 – Top 16 (3) vs Top 16 (4)

(Semi 2) W-QF 3 vs W-QF 4

3. B4 vs D1

QF 3 – Top 16 (5) vs Top 16 (6)

 

4. A3 vs C2

QF 4 – Top 16 (7) vs Top 16 (8)

 

5. B1 vs D4

 

 

6. A2 vs C3

 

FINALS

7. A4 vs C1

 

W-Semi 1 vs W-Semi 2

8. B3 vs D2

 

 

8. PLAYING RULES
    • ALL games will be played according to the October 2020 FIBA (OBR) rules unless stated in this document. In the event that there is a conflict between the FIBA rules & the Tournament rules: then the Tournament rules will supersede the FIBA rules: 
    • Games will consist of four quarters of eight (8) minutes on the running clock. Each team will be allowed a maximum of two (2) timeouts in each half 30 seconds long. The game clock will be stopped during any time out. 
    • The finals are eight (8) minutes on a start/stop clock. 
  • All 3rd place playoffs shall be 6 minutes running time quarters.  
  • The Halftime interval will be strictly three (3) minutes for all the games.
  • If the score difference is less than ten (10) points at any time in the final two minutes of the game, then the clock will change to start-stop.
  • In case of a tie at the end of regulation time, an overtime period of three (3) minutes will be played with the first two (2) minutes running time.
9. LOG CALCULATION

a) Where teams are tied on points, their positions will be calculated by looking at head-to-head results amongst the teams first. Should this not produce a result, then a point difference amongst the teams shall be used to determine log standing.

b) Two way (or more) tie on the log standings

  • head to head will be applicable, and the game results of only the teams involved will be considered.  Should the teams still be tied based on the log standings, then the point average will be considered: ie (points scored versus points against).  If a tie still remains, then the goal average of all games played in the pool will be taken into account.
10. FORFEIT 
  • A grace period of three (3) minutes from the scheduled time or the end of the previous game will be given. Any team that fails to be on the playing court with five (5) players ready to play at the scheduled time will lose the game by forfeit. 
  • If for any reason whatsoever a team refuses to play, shows unsportsmanlike behaviour, or causes a game to be disrupted, the Chief Crew shall end the game and record it as a forfeit by default and that team will immediately cease to participate in the tournament. 
11. PROTEST
  • The correct procedure should be followed within ten (10) minutes after the game has ended. To make the protest valid, it is necessary for the team manager to give confirmation of this protest in writing. The team representative shall then deposit a fee of R1 000 as security to the Commissioner of that particular venue. Protest in writing should be delivered to the tournament commissioner, no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the concerned game for it to be valid. The commissioner will then submit both to the Head of Technical or representative of the technical committee and a verdict must be reached within thirty (30) minutes of receiving the same from the commissioner. The deposit shall be paid back only if the protest is found to be valid in favour of the protesting team.
12. TOURNAMENT DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

The Disciplinary Committee will comprise of the Head of Technical, one of the venue Commissioner, the game in question Crew Chief and a minimum of two (2) members elected by the SJC Technical committee. 

13. SOCIAL MEDIA

All athletes and coaches are urged to apply serious caution on what will be posted on all St John’s College social media platforms. Any serious offences or infringement of the rights of individuals, teams or even the institution can result in the expulsion or disqualification of a team or individual. Coaches/Managers are advised to monitor their athletes’ activity on social media. All teams should promote good spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

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