2nd Annual BlackTop Ballers 3-on-3 Tournament

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12th Annual John Parker Day

John Parker Park

Casablanca Circle

Port Royal, SC 29935

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How many players can be on a team?

The minimum is three (3) players maximum is four (4).

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All participants must be 14 years of age or older. Those 14 - 17 years of age requires parental signature for the Release of Liability Form. Those 18 and above will also be required to sign the Release of Liability Form to play.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No weapons of any kind allowed. No bad attitudes and poor sportsmanship allowed. Bring a towel, sneakers, shorts and a short. No player will be allowed to go SHIRTLESS. Referees will be on each court to settle disputes. Referees have the final call, no disputing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Mr. Gray at (843) 940-0153

Blacktop Ballers Tournament Rules and Regulations

1. Who Can Play: The tournament is open to adult players, as well as youth who are at least 14 years old by the day the tournament begins. Players under 14 years old will not be allowed to register. A designated Captain is required for all teams. A player may not participate on multiple teams within the same tournament.

2. Number of Players: Each team must have a minimum of 3 players and may consist of a maximum of 4 players. A team shall have no more than 3 players on the court at any time. All games must start with at least 3 players on each team. Any number of players (1, 2, or 3) may finish a game.

3. Authorized Equipment & Apparel: No player shall be allowed to wear a guard, cast, hard brace or other potentially dangerous equipment on his or her elbow, hand, wrist, finger or forearm, including equipment made of hard leather, plastic, plaster or metal—even if the equipment is covered with soft padding. Soft braces, sleeves and wraps will be allowed unless they pose a danger to other players. In addition, jewelry, hair bands and clips will not be allowed. Tournament officials retain the right to disallow any equipment or apparel that is judged to be dangerous or inappropriate.

4. Eligibility Issues: All high school and college players are encouraged to check with their coaches and/or athletic directors about participating in the tournament and the potential effects on their eligibility. Event organizers are not responsible for determining a particular athlete’s eligibility under National Collegiate Athletic Association or applicable high school association rules.

5. Bracket Types: The tournament will consist of one Division: Mixed Division (Ages 14 – Up) No player on a team may be under 14 years old on the first day of the tournament. Individual teams may consist of all male, all female, or male and female players.

6. Player Age Verification: Every player must have available, for each game at their designated court, acceptable documentation to verify their age and birthday. If a player’s eligibility is challenged, the player must produce appropriate documentation to a tournament official. If a player does not produce acceptable documentation, the player may be disqualified from further participation in the tournament, at the sole discretion of a tournament official. Any false or misleading information provided on a player or a team will also be grounds for dismissal of the player and team from the tournament.

7. Basket Height / Two Point Arc: The basket height will be 10 feet in all brackets. The distance for the two-point arc will be 19 feet.

8. Basketball Size: The full size ball will be used in all brackets.

9. Fouls: Active Team players on the court will call their own fouls for all games. The ball will be checked out from the free throw line and play will continue. If the call cannot be settled by the players on the court, the Basketball official assigned to that court will make the call, which will be final and cannot be contested. For safety purposes, the Basketball Official will call Intentional and Flagrant fouls, which result in an automatic ejection from the game. If the team has a sub, the sub can replace the ejected player. (An intentional foul is a foul designed to neutralize an opponent’s obvious advantageous position. It is a foul which, based on the basketball official’s observation of the act, is not a legitimate attempt to directly play the ball. A flagrant foul may be of a violent or aggressive nature, or an act which displays unacceptable conduct. It may or may not be intentional. It may involve violent or aggressive contact such as striking, kicking, kneeing, moving under an opponent who is in the air, and crouching or hipping in a manner which could cause severe injury to the opponent. It may also involve dead ball contact or dialogue which is extreme or persistent, aggressive or abusive. A flagrant foul results in immediate ejection).

10. Stalling: Stalling is prohibited at all times. Stalling involves a style of play in which a team does not actively attempt to advance the basketball toward the basket and shoot the ball at the basket. It is a method used in an attempt to run out the game clock to preserve a win. Stalling is considered an unsportsmanlike act and will result in the offending team losing possession of the ball.

11. Which Team Receives the Ball First?: A coin toss prior to each game and to start overtime determines which team first gets the ball.

12. Scoring Baskets: Baskets made from inside the three-point arc count for one point. Baskets made from outside the three-point arc count for two points. The first team to 15 points within the 20-minute time limit is the winner. There is NO win by 2 rule, except in the case of a tie game at the end of timed game. If neither team reaches 15 points in a timed game, the team with the most points will be declared the winner.

13. Overtime: This rule only applies in case of a tie at the end of a timed game. Overtime limit is 10 minutes max! The first team to score 2 consecutive points (win by 2) is declared the winner. No Exceptions!

14. Injuries during Play: The 20-minute clock is stopped during team timeouts and if the Basketball official stops play for a player injury or other unusual circumstance. Examples: SCORES AT BEGINNING OF THE OVERTIME SESSION Score of 14 to 14: The first team to score 16.

15. Change of Possession: The ball must change possession after scored baskets with the exception of a Intentional or Flagrant foul. There is no “make it, take it” rule.

16. Checked Ball: No Checked Ball required!

17. Taking It Back: No Take Back required!

18. Ball Out-of-Bounds: A ball out-of-bounds will be taken out from anywhere behind 3-point line.

19. Boundaries: The basket structure, padding and structural supports will be played as out-of-bounds. The actual backboard, including its face, top, bottom and sides shall be considered in-bounds.

20. Dunking: Dunking is allowed and Highly encouraged! However, No hanging from the rims!

21. Substitutions: Substitutions may only be made during a timeout or a “dead ball” situation.

22. Timeout: Each team is allowed a single one-minute timeout per game. The clock will stop during a timeout.

23. Player Injury: A Basketball official has the discretion to suspend play for the protection of an injured player. If a player is bleeding or has an open wound, that player will be directed to leave the game and properly bandage the wound. A player with any bloodstained clothing or bandage must remove the stained or saturated material prior to re-entering the game. If it is believed that a player has lost consciousness during a game, or is severely injured, event organizers may require a written note from a medical doctor who has examined the player subsequent to the game injury and specifically authorizes that player to continue participation in the tournament.

24. Game Times: All printed schedules are effective through only the first game for all teams, subject to unusual circumstances outside the control of event organizers. Following the tournament’s first game, each team is required to check with the Score Table for all official schedules, times, courts, revisions and general game information. Teams must be ready to begin play once their Team name has been called to play. Teams not at their court for their scheduled game are given a 5-minute grace period before a forfeit is enforced. Teams are encouraged to remain in contact with the Score Table to observe the effects of scheduling changes that could occur mainly due games ending before the 20-minute time limit or games that go into overtime. Inclement weather and non-playable situations may result in the modification or cancellation of the event.

25. Use of Illegal Players: The players listed on the roster submitted in the team registration process, accepted by event organizers, are the only players eligible for play on that team. Player changes submitted on an authorized Player Change Form, and accepted by the event organizers, must be completed and approved by 1:30pm on the first day of the tournament. Under no circumstances will roster substitutions be allowed after the tournament begins. If a team uses a player not properly registered, that team will be disqualified from the tournament. Before the beginning of each game, every player must sign the Official Scoresheet, which contains a Voluntary Waiver and Release Agreement and Sportsmanship Pledge.

26. False Information: Information provided during team registration or on an accepted Player Change Form is the basis for placement in divisions and brackets. It is expected to be both accurate and complete. Players and teams providing false, misleading or inaccurate information will be disqualified from the tournament.

Disclaimer: Event organizers and designated tournament officials shall have the power to make all decisions on any points not specifically covered in the Rules & Regulations and shall have the sole authority to interpret the intent and purpose of these Rules & Regulations. Event organizers and designated tournament officials reserve the right to disqualify any player and/or team for infractions of tournament rules and policies.

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