The dodgeball tournament will be happening next week from November 6-10, during lunchtimes.
- Location: basketball court
- Time: 12:40-1:00
- Number of players: 7 per team (4 boys max)
- Length of match: 10 minutes (two halves, 4 minutes per half)
Rules (and how it’ll work)
- There shall be two teams, one consisting of students in Grades 6-8, and the other, Grades 9-12.
- In order to keep this event inclusive, the players can only play one game with the exceptions of the semi-finals and finals. So, for matches happening from Monday to Wednesday, different students are required to play for each of the houses.
- House captains will be responsible for organising the students into teams. If a captain doesn’t have a team ready, the house will automatically lose to the opposing team.
- Unlike previous years, this dodgeball tournament will not be played like King’s Court. If you’re hit by the ball, hard luck, you’re out for the entire game.
- Each match will be ten minutes in total, with 4-minute halves (for each age group). The semi-finals and finals will be 12 minutes long.
- The purpose of dodgeball is not to give grievous injuries to the opposing team. If the ball is thrown above the shoulder, the person who threw the ball will be sent out of the game instantly.
- One point will be awarded to every player who hasn’t been hit by the ball after four minutes.
- The points of the matches (happening from Monday-Wednesday) will be added up to determine which houses will be in the finals and semi-finals.
Confused? Here’s a scenario:
Say Tosakan and Naga are playing against each other. Each player that is left standing on the court will earn one point. If Tosakan has four players remaining during the first half, Tosakan will gain four points. Then, in the second half played by G9-12, after four minutes, we will once again count how many players are remaining on court. Then the points of the first and second half will be added together.
The two houses with the most points will face off in the finals; the other two houses–in the semi-finals.
Don’t forget to bring your house shirts. You will not be able to play if you aren’t wearing it.
Poster created by Monet (G11).