Melby Memorial Volleyball Tournament
Tournament Rules and Regulations
General Play Rules – Applies to both Pool Play and Tournament Play
Carry-in beverages (including alcohol) and food is allowed. There will be food trucks available as well.
This is a long tournament; please keep the pace of the games up, but have fun.
All participants must be listed on roster and sign waiver prior to the start of first pool play game.
Rally scoring for both Pool Play and Tournament Play games.
Winning captains are responsible for reporting scores. Scores will be used to determine the seeding of the brackets.
Following pool play there will be a double elimination tournament with format TBD based on number of teams.
Each team consists of 4 players on the court – 2 guys maximum, 1 girl minimum.
Rotation applies to serving order only – players do not need to rotate positions during the course of play.
Teams are responsible for calling their own fouls. Please be honest with your calls – replay any disagreements.
No Girl Rule.
The wood posts (6”x6”) are the antennas, however if the ball contacts the wood dowel at the end of the net it is “Out”.
The ball is out-of-bounds if you need to go into another court to make a play – regardless of when contact is made.
If trees interfere with play, then it acts like a ceiling indoors. Players may play off tree to continue play.
If serve hits net prior to crossing over to the receiving team, it is still in play.
Net play should be called on the “honor system” – no touching of the net is allowed.
Open-hand tips are NOT allowed. (Examples of allowable tips could be “knuckles, pokies, cobras, etc.”). No open-hand “finger action”/directional tips.
Setting the first ball that comes over the net is allowed, regardless of whether it was a serve, a free-ball, etc.
If setting the ball over the net to the opponent, the player must be square with the target (eg no side setting).
5 min warm-up allowed prior to first game only. Please warm up on grass prior to other games.
Pool Play will be 1 game to 15; no “win by 2” rule. Switch sides once a team reaches 8 points.
Use Rock/Paper/Scissors to determine the choice of serve/side.
5 min warm-up allowed prior to each game.
Tournament play will be 3 games – first 2 to 21 (cap at 25), if necessary third to 15 (cap at 18) switch at 8.
Use Rock/Paper/Scissors to determine the choice of serve/side for the first game, and switch for the second. If necessary, Rock/Paper/Scissors again to determine choice of serve/side on the third game.