Last Spike – Tournament Rules

1) All play in preliminary pools, championship and consolation flights consist of best of three matches.  All sets are rally point scoring.  First two sets are 25-point deuce.  If necessary, the third set will be 15-point deuce.  No scoring cap in championship and consolation flights.  Preliminary pools will have a cap set at 27 in the first two sets and 17 in the third set.

2) Placing at the end of the round robin will be determined as follows:

  • a) The first criteria are by matches won
  • b) In the case of a tie for any position, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows (CVA rules):
    • i) The team having the best ratio of won/lost matches, considering matches between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
    • ii) The team having the best ratio of won/lost sets, considering matches played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
    • iii) The team having the best ratio of won/lost sets, considering all matches of the round, will be ranked higher;
    • iv) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering games played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;
    • v) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering all games played during the round, will be ranked higher;
    • vi) As determined by the Organizing Committee (e.g. extra game, toss of  coin, etc.)

3) Teams will be guaranteed a 6-minute (3 & 3)  warm-up on court in pool play and on the consolation side of playoffs.  10 minutes (5 & 5) on championship  side of playoffs.