Tournament Rules

  • 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.   Preliminary pools will have a cap set at 27 in the first two sets and 17 in the third set.  No scoring cap in championship and consolation flights.

 

  • Teams will be guaranteed a 6-minute (3 & 3) warm-up on court in pool play.  If the tournament stays on schedule teams will be guaranteed a 10-minute (5 & 5) warm-up on Saturday during the playoffs.

 

  • CVA Tie – breaking procedures will be used if two or more teams are tied at the end of the preliminary round, the following criteria will be applied, in order:

 1) The team having the best ratio of won/lost matches, considering matches between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;

 2) The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering matches played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;

3) The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering all matches of the round, will be ranked higher; 

4) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering games played between the tied teams, will be ranked higher;

5) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering all games played during the round, will be ranked higher;

6) Toss of coin