The matches start on Saturday at 9:00 AM and on Sunday at 9:00 AM.
The matches will be played according to water polo (game)rules of the KNZB.
Participating teams need to hand in a team statement before the first match, with the player’s names and start numbers on it.
The ranking is based on consecutively obtained points, goal differences, scored goals and mutual results.
When a (cross) finale ends in a tie after regular game time, the match will be decided by a penalty series in the diving pit. Both teams take turns in penalty throws. This is repeated until there is a winner.
To ensure that all matches start in time, both the teams and the referees need to be present at least 10 minutes before the start of the game.
It is intended for all matches to start punctually. Teams that are late or do not show up, lose the match by 5-0.
Given the full competition schedule, there is a limited amount of time for a warming up before every match.
In case a team withdraws during the competition, or gets excluded from participating by the organization, all results (including those of any previous played matches) will be set at 5-0 in favour of the opponents.
Protests in response to competition results will not be taken into consideration.
The replacement (UMV)/ or replacement after 4 minutes (UMV-4) exclusion of a player, has the effect that sanctions will be imposed against this player. The referee decides on this, after consultation with the referee(s) of the competition. A player who has received a UMV or UMV-4 must leave the game field in the remaining match time.
It is forbidden to consume a lot of alcohol when your team still needs to play matches. The tournament organization is allowed to attach consequences in case of too much alcohol intake during matches.
The tournament organization has the right, in case necessary, to make a change to the competition schedule. By (threatening) storm the matches will be discontinued by the competition organizers in consultation with the chief referee as long as necessary.
Each team provides their own caps, the first-mentioned team plays with a white cap. Double cap numbers are not permitted.
On all play fields the matches will be started and ended simultaneously by means of a central given signal, ditto for the last minute signal.
In cases in which the competition regulations does not provide an answer, the chief referee decides.
The matches last 2x 9 minutes gross, with a one minute break.
A normal exclusion lasts 30 seconds gross, starting when the match resumes. There is no fixed attack time. It is up to the referees to decide whether a long attack is a form of game spoilage, in which case it shall be punished by a free ball for the opponent.