RULES OF THE GAME AND OFFICIAL BALL
Rally Point System 2 out of 3 sets as follows:
First and second sets
switch every 7 points
one technical time-out of 30" at third court switch (sum of 21 points)
one time-out of 30" per team/set
Third eventual set
switch every 5 points
one time-out per team
All sets win by 2 points Intervals between sets to be of 1 minute
Official Ball: NEW MIKASA VLS-200 (67 cm +1/-1)
During the 2006 season, the new wording for Rule 15 “PLAYER AT THE NET” will be tested at each SWATCH FIVB World Tour Event.
The FIVB Official Beach Volleyball Rules approved by the FIVB Board of Administration are included in the Beach Volleyball Referee Guidelines and posted on the FIVB Web site at http://www.fivb.org/Beach
WELCOME AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Phuket International Airport, a reception desk for players is located at the Kata Hotel Group booth inside the arrivals terminal.
The travel form (WT/31) has to be sent by the athletes to the Organizer at the latest three days before the start of the event. Local transportation for any other persons, like coaches, players’ guests, teams’ physiotherapists, friends, or family members will not be under the responsibility of the promoter. Should the promoter have enough means also for coaches, family members, etc. he/she will be entitled to apply a fare for such transportation/additional service.
The FIVB will financially participate in the mains draw athletes' International transportation as per the FIVB-NF-Athlete Agreement with a flat fee per event.
Main Draw athletes will be eligible free of charge for all local transportation to/from the airport and to/from the hotel through the Event Organisers.
Athletes (or their National Federations) will be requested to apply early enough for their entry visas, whenever needed and will be accountable for all visa expenses.
BOARD AND LODGING
Qualification Tournament teams will be responsible for their own expenses including, but not limited to, airfare, visa, hotel1, food and miscellaneous expenses
(FOR ALL OPEN)
The organizers will provide the Main Draw teams (including the athletes proceeding from the Qualification Tournament into the Main Draw) with hotel accommodation (double room) in the Organizer's designated Hotel and with meals from the evening before the start of the Main Draw (include DATE) until the day after the elimination of the teams from the event, breakfast included.
Athletes will be personally responsible for all extras at the hotel such as mini-bar, phone calls,
laundry, etc. to be paid upon checkout.
The organizers will not be required to make reservations for coaches
, guests, teams’
physiotherapists, friends, or family members accompanying the participating athlete.
1 A suggested hotels’ list is enclosed in the appendix. It is very important to look for your accommodation early enough. Normally you will find no available accommodation for those days on site.