RVB Open Summer League Rules

  • The League competition will run once a week from May through July for 10 weeks. Individuals can enter competition at any time.
  • To participate players must register before their first game and pay league fee. Total all inclusive cost for 9 weeks is £22.00 (adults) and £15 (juniors), cash or cheques made payable to Richmond Volleyball.
  • Teams will be drawn randomly by organisers on a match day for the first 4 weeks. After this period players will be drawn to the teams with consideration of their league standing.
  • Depending on numbers, teams may consist of  2 , 3, 4 , 5 or 6 players and may be mixed.
  • 1st Match Time: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
    2nd Match Time: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Start time for matches is approximate. The games will commence as soon as the first two teams are entered or as soon as the previous match is finished.
  • There will be up to 5 courts available depending on attendance.
  • Individuals may be allowed to play two matches per evening depending on number of players / courts availability.
  • Each match is 3 sets (2-1 or 3-0), first two capped to 25 points and the third capped to 15 points
  • Players will be ranked in the League Table on the basis of their individual performance. 1 point will be awarded per set won and 1 point for playing a match (max points per match 4)
  • Teams will nominate their own captain.
  • Teams will be responsible to score and referee their own match. Fair play is required by all players, i.e. calling balls in or out.
  • Normal VE rules apply, with these exceptions: teams change sides when one of them reaches 12 points  and there is no back court.
  • In 4×4 matches, server may not attack the ball on the net until the player has completed one rotation – i.e. when the team has rotated once and regained serve
  • There are no centre line markings, and only dangerous play when coming under the net will be penalised (players on court decide – fair play initiative is required by all players)
  • Captains settle any disputes on court. In case of disagreement between them, disputed points are replayed
  • Any disputes during this competition will be decided by the tournament organisers whose decision will be final.
  • In the event of poor weather on match days games may be cancelled. The decision will be taken 2 hours before play is due to start. Check with organizers before travel if in doubt .
  • On the final day of the competition, prizes will be awarded to a winner, two runners-up with the best total score and any other categories of players as announced by organizers at the start of the league.