The tournament is played according to the latest IHF Beach Handball rules. (Download PDF)
The Philosophy of Beach Handball is based on the principles of "Fair Play". Every decision will be taken according to these principles. This means that we expect participants to respect each other's health, integrity, and body.
The tournament committee together with the EHF delegate are responsible for the match schedule, playing times, results & ranking, and other matters concerning the tournament.
Each team plays in a uniform set of clothing. The specialists (goalkeepers) must wear different color shirts. If the referees consider that the clothing of two teams is likely to cause confusion, the team named second in the playing schedule shall change its clothing to ensure a good contrast. If no secondary set of clothing is available, training bibs will be provided by the organization.
Prior to the first match each team plays, a list of players (with numbers) has to be provided to the organization. Before every match, the team official will have to check and sign the match report.
There is no possibility for protests.
In order to make this tournament as pleasant as possible for everybody involved we ask to take these rules in consideration:
7.1 Rules Camp Site
In the preliminary round each team is drawn into groups, and will play against each opponent once. The draw is based on current EBT ranking and restrictions to keep teams from te same as separated as possible.
The duration of all the matches (including placement matches, semi-finals, and finals) will be 2 x 10 minutes (5 minute half time break, including change of ends). Each team can ask for 1 team time-out per half. If the match is undecided, a shout-out will be played. Drinking water is provided by the organization in the form of bottles that can be refilled. Tap water in the Netherlands is perfectly safe to drink and is even cleaner than bottled water.
Teams are ranked by adding points gained. A point is awarded for every set won. Goal points are awarded according to the official IHF Rules of the Game for Beach handball.
If, after completion of the group matches, two or more teams have gained the same number of points, the following ranking system will apply:
After the completion of the preliminary round, two new groups will be formed with the top and bottom teams of the preliminary groups. Points scored against the same teams as in the preliminary groups will be carried over.
After the completion of the second group stage the respective teams will play finals and placement matches.