Chief referee: Stef van Gils
- 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.
- Misconduct is punished. Misconduct can lead to exclusion of player and/or team and denial of access to the field.
- It is not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages before the end of a team’s last match.
- 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 5 penalties . In the event of a tie, the teams will take turns taking a penalty throw until one of the players misses, while the other team scores. (only for field 4!)
- To ensure that all matches start on time, both the teams and the referees must be present at least 10 minutes before the start of the match.
- It is the intention that all matches start on time. • 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.
- 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. The head referee decides on this, after consultation with the referee(s) of the relevant match. A player who has received a UMV or UMV-4 must leave the competition area for the remaining time that the match is played.
- 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.
- In cases in which the competition regulations does not provide an answer, the chief referee decides.
- The team playing with blue will have to judge after their own match. This does not apply to youth teams, this will be resolved differently.
- Play time:
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.