Tournament Rules

Registration
Participation in the tournament is only possible after registration via the form on the website.

You must register per club, the coordination per club is with 1 contact person. Cluster teams also work with 1 contact person per cluster.

1 team per age category can be registered per club, a 2nd team automatically enters a reserve list. If there is enough space within the tournament, you will be informed about the participation of the 2nd team. This will take place no later than 1 May 2022. Host rugby club The Hookers is exempt from this rule.

The team is only definitively registered when a confirmation by e-mail has been received.

Registration fees per team can be found on the website.

Registration fee must be paid after receipt of the invoice.

Participation in the tournament is only possible if the full invoice has been paid.

Placement in the tournament takes place in order of registration.

Registration of the tournament closes on the indicated closing date which is communicated via the website or earlier as soon as the maximum number of participants has been reached.

If teams cancel after the closing date, there will be no refund of the registration fee.

If due to unforeseen circumstances the youth beach rugby tournament is cancelled, the following refund rules apply:

  1. Cancellation of the tournament more than 30 days before the start of the tournament: full refund of the registration fee.
  2. Cancellation of the tournament 14 to 30 days before the start of the tournament: 50% refund of the registration fee.
  3. Cancellation of the tournament 0 to 14 days before the start of the tournament: no refund of the registration fee.

Registration and participation
At the start of the tournament, the team managers register their team at the designated spot on the beach.  Here they will receive the necessary information.

Registrations from E-rugby must be able to be demonstrated. Dispensations such as published by Rugby Nederland are accepted. In case of doubt, the match secretariat will consult E-rugby and, if necessary, take any measures it deems appropriate. 

Beach5 is played, which means 5 players on the field and unlimited substitutions with 7 permanent substitutes. A maximum of 12 players may play for the team per match.

A team consists of the same players throughout the tournament. If a team has a lot of injuries, then permanent substitutes of the same level may strengthen the team. These can also be players from another club.

If a team is unable to participate in a match, the match is won by the opponent. (5-0).

If a team does not show up at the second day of the tournament, the results of the first tournament day will be deleted.

The players of 1 team must wear the same shirts. Shoes are prohibited.

Players who are not lined up during a match are not recognizable along the field with their match shirt.

Arbitration
Yellow card equals two minutes time penalty. If more than three yellow cards are handed out to the same player during the tournament, he will automatically receive a red card (suspension for the entire tournament). This is binding and cannot be appealed.

Match management is told per match which player has received a yellow card.

When registering 1 team, the participating club provides 1 ref per tournament day.

When registering 2 to 5 teams, the participating club provides 2 refs per tournament day.

When registering more than 6 teams, the participating club provides 3 refs per tournament day.

If the club cannot meet the requested number of refs, other tasks will be assigned in consultation.

Liability
Rugby club The Hookers reserves the right to exclude clubs from participation if it feels compelled to do so.

Rugby club The Hookers ensures that an Advance Life Support team (equal to Dutch Ambulance) and first aid are available during the tournament in accordance with the permit requirements.

Rugby club The Hookers and the organization International Youth Beach Rugby Hoek van Holland cannot be held liable for any injury or damage incurred during the tournament.

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