Sports @EK17

Eurokonstantia - Academic Sports Service, University of Konstanz

Sportturniere:

General rules

  • All teams are obliged to attend their matches on time. In case a team is more than 5 minutes late, the match is automatically regarded as a loss.
  • The official language is English (in case two German teams play each other, the official language is German).
  • Unsportsmanlike behaviour (also outside the pitch) can lead to penalties and depending on the severity of the violation, even disqualifications are possible.
  • A player is eligible to play only in the registered team. In the following exceptional case a player may play for two teams in the same discipline: when a team is short-handed due to injuries. The change of teams has to be submitted in writing to the tournament organisers before the match starts.

Basketball (mixed)

This year's Eurokonstantia will hold a mixed basketball competition on the university's hard court (in case of rainy weather in the Schänzlehalle).

All the matches take place all day on Friday and Saturday.

Rules:

  • Each team consists of 5 players (at least 2 female) on the court. Substitutions are permitted as often as required. The maximum number of players allowed per team: 12
  • The Playing time depends on the number of regristrations
  • Time-out: Qualification round: Each team is allowed to have one time-out per game. Elimination round: Each team is allowed to have one time-out per half
  • In addition, the official rules of the FIBA are valid: fiba.com/downloads/Rules/2012/OfficialBasketballRules2012.pdf

Beachvolleyball (female/male)

As in previous years, the beachvolleyball competition will take place on Friday and Saturday on all three beachvolleyball courts at the water sports area.

Note: If you are also taking part in the mixed volleyball competition make sure your volleyball team is able to organize at least six players (including 3 women) for each match, even when you are simultaneously playing in the beachvolleyball competition. We cannot guarantee both competitions will not overlap!

Rules:

  • The official beachvolleyball rules will be applied
  • Group stage matches are played with 2 sets up to 15 points
  • Final round matches: 2 sets up to 21 points will be played, at 1-1 in sets a tiebreak up to 15 points will be played, changes after 11 points in the set (5 points in the tie-break)
  • Each team is allowed one time out per set
  • Poolplay modus will be used, so that each team has at least 4 games
  • Each team must provide a referee for the other group games
  • Referees will be provided by the organiser for the final round matches
  • Maximum: 10 teams, men or women

Soccer - 5-a-side (female/male)

We are also pleased to offer again this year a football tournament for women and men. The game is played on the large grass field, on which three playing fields are prepared.

The games are played on Friday and Saturday. Recommended day of arrival is Thursday.

Rules:

  • A team consists of five players, of which one player must be clearly identified as goalkeeper
  • Players can be substituted at any time. The substitution takes place at the centre line.
  • The substitute may only enter the field of play when the substituted player has left the field at the centre line
  • The playing time of the group stage is 2 x 10 minutes. The semi-finals and final are each played for 2 x 15 minutes
  • The DFB rules are valid for kick off, throw-ins, corner kicks and free kicks
  • There is no offside rule
  • In case of back passes to the goalkeeper he may not touch the ball with his hands
  • Each team must provide judges and a referee for the group stage
  • Penalties: Sending- off for 2 minutes: During this time the team plays with one person less as a punishment, Total disqualification (red card): The player is suspended for the remainder of the game. The team has one player less for the rest of the game. The player who has received the red card, may not play in the next game.

Handball (mixed)

As in previous years the Mixed Handball Tournament will be played outside on grass. There are two pitches prepared and it will be played in 4 groups of 4-5 teams. In case of very bad weather, the tournament will be moved to the Schänzlehalle.

All games will be played on Friday and Saturday. Recommended day of arrival is Thursday.

Rules:

  • A teams consists of up to 12 field players und 2 goalkeepers
  • Each team should have 5 women, from which 3 women have to be on the field, except at time penalties
  • The rules of the DHB are effective, with the addition that goals from women are counted double
  • Qualification round: 4-5 teams in 4 groups
  • The group winner and second qualify for the quarter final
  • All teams play the same number of games - all standings are determined
  • In case of equal points, the goal difference, scored goals and then direct comparison decide the standing
  • Cleats are not allowed
  • Penalties: Sending-off for 2 minutes: During this time the team plays with one person less as a punishment, Total disqualification (red card): The player is suspended for the remainder of the game. The player who has received the red card, may not play in the next game
  • Maximum number of teams: 20

Rugby - 7-a-side (female/male)

Rugby is a relatively old and Olympic ball sport that has its roots in the British Isles. Players may both handle and kick the egg-shaped ball. The objective in rugby is for a player to run with the ball and reach the 'so called' goal area (behind the goal line) of the opposing team and touch down the ball there on the ground. During play the ball may not be thrown forward (a forward pass) because the player must touch down behind the goal first with the ball, otherwise it would be the ball which reached the goal area.

Space on the pitch can be won in four different ways:

  • 1. Getting around the opponent by body-movement, or sudden change of direction (side-step)
  • 2. By kicking the ball over or round the opponent and by the kicker chasing the ball
  • 3. Getting past opponents by throwing the ball to a team member (pass)
  • 4. A group of players hold on to each other and try to push away the opponent's group (scrum)

To prevent the opponents winning space on the pitch, there is only one way - holding the legs of the player with the ball to restrain movement, so-called "tackling". Any other way, for example, tripping, hitting or holding the neck is strictly PROHIBITED!

Rules:

Streetball (female/male)

3x3

Tennis (female/male)

As part of the Eurokonstantia there will again be a tennis tournament this year. Only a singles tournament is planned.

The matches will be played on Friday and Saturday.

Rules:

The following rules apply in the tournament, in addition to the regular tennis playing rules of the DTB and the ITF:

  • In the Qualification Round one set is played to 6, with a tie to 7 (Tie-Break)
  • In the Final Round 2 winning sets are played. If there is a tie after the first two sets, a Match-Tie-Break is played to 10 points
  • In a Tie-Break the player wins who first reaches at least seven points (at least ten points in a match-tie-break) and who is simultaneously two points ahead
  • The players change sides after the first, third and each subsequent odd game. During a tie-break players have to change every six points
  • A no-show by a player is counted as a 0:6 defeat (respectively 0:6; 0:6 defeat)
  • If the required playing time has not yet expired, a late arrival may begin the match up to a maximum of 10 minutes after the planned start time, but starts with a 0:3 games penalty. After this time the defaulting player is a no-show, with the match awarded to his/her opponent
  • At retirement of any player, the opponent is declared the winner. The games played up to this point in the set are used for the result
  • If a match is interrupted and cannot be resumed, the final score reached is used to determine the result
  • For serious unsportsmanlike behaviour, the tournament committee has the right to expel the player in question from the tournament. Matches not yet completed by the player are then evaluated as no-show

The game will played on the artificial grass courts of the University. In bad weather if possible the tournament will be moved to a nearby sports hall.

Table Tennis (female/male)

Rules:

Volleyball (mixed)

As in previous years there will be a mixed volleyball competition at Eurokonstantia. All places will be played out so that EACH team has at least 5 matches.

All games will take place on Friday and Saturday.

Note: If you are also taking part in the beach volleyball competition make sure your volleyball team is able to organize at least six players (including 3 women) for each match, even when you are simultaneously playing in the beachvolleyball competition. We cannot guarantee both competitions will not overlap!

Rules:

  • A team may contain up to 12 players
  • Each team has to have at least 3 women players, and at least 3 women players must always be on the pitch. Exception: A male Libero is allowed to replace a female player, if he plays in a defensive position. In case the affected middle block player plays in an offensive position 3 female players have to be on the court
  • The official DVV volleyball rules will be applied
  • Playing time for group matches: 2 sets of 15 minutes; at 1-1 the best set ratio and by equality in sets, the highest number of points counts
  • Quarter finals, semi-finals and final: 2 winning sets, if necessary 3rd set shortened to 15 points
  • The games in the KO phase will be played up to 21 points, with the semi-finals and final up to 25 points
  • Group mode: 4 groups of 4 - 5 teams
  • Each team must provide judges and a referee for the group phase
  • Maximum number of teams 16 - 20

Many teams have a long journey which is associated with high costs. In order to enjoy the tournament to the fullest we offer you the following guarantees:

- A tournament will only be held if at least four teams have registered in the relevant sports. If this is not the case, the affected teams will be notified and will get their entry fees reimbursed completely or on request may travel for a reduced fee as guests and experience the SideEvents and the atmosphere!

- Depending on the game mode we guarantee at least four games for each team. If this is not the case due to our fault, the team will get the entry fees refunded.

- To avoid disagreements, official referees will be there appointed from the quarter-finals.

Additional sports:

Cheerleading (mixed)

Eurokonstantia invites all enthusiastic and spirited dancers to the shore of the beautiful Lake Constance. We welcome ...

  • ... all styles
  • ... groups of at least 4 dancers
  • ... all sorts of constellations: male, female or mixed
  • ... choreographies between 3 and 7 minutes in length

Order of events:

It would be great if your team could arrive on Thursday afternoon, which would allow you to use Friday to practice for the competition. The preliminary round starts on Saturday noon in the historical gymnasium. The preliminaries are followed by the final, which will take place in the evening, on stage (stagesize: 6x8m) at the Red Bull FunEvent. The winners of first through third place will also receive an opportunity to perform at the victory ceremony on Sunday.

Grading system:

A-score (design / choreography):

  1. conception
  2. difficulty
  3. creativity

B-score (presentation / quality):

  1. quality of movement
  2. expressiveness
  3. props / material / outfit

In the final there is also a C-score, which is given by the audience.

FunEvent 1 - HEADIS (female/male)

The amazing hybrid of football and table tennis is taking over the sports world! Yet another big event will enrich the Eurokonstantia sports weeknd! The European Championship will take place at the Eurokonstantia and you're allowed participate!

Here are the official rules:

  • §1 HEADIS-BALL: HEADIS is being played with a special rubber ball that weighs 100 gramm and hat a circumference of 50 cm - the HEADIS Match Ball.
  • §2 POINTS/SETS: A player has to win two sets to win the game. A set is won when a player reaches 11 points first. If both players have 10 points you have to get two points ahead to win a set.
  • §3 SERVICE: The service has to bounce on the own side first and then on the opponents side. If the ball touches the net or the opponents edge the service will be repeated. A mistake at the service leads to a direct point for the opponent.
  • §4 VOLLEYHEADER: The direct header without touching the table is allowed (Volleyheader). After each Volleyheader you have to touch the ground with any part of the body.
  • §5 RIGHT TO SERVE: The right to serve is played off before the game and changes after three played points. If the score is 11:10 the right to serve changes after two played points each. After each set the right to serve changes as well.
  • §6 TOUCHING THE TABLE: The players are allowed to touch the table with any part of their bodies permanently. The point is lost if you touch the ball with any other part than your head.
  • §7 FAIRPLAY: Fairplay is important. Controversial situations will be repeated.
  • §8 GROUPSTAGE/ K.O. STAGE: At the groupstage at the tournaments each player is playing against every other group member. The spreadsheet are adjusted to the number of tournament players. In each group two players are set in order to the HEADIS World Ranking. In order to the size of the tournament a different amount of players per group is qualified to the K.O. stage. If the players have equal game and set ratio they play an deciding extra set.

FunEvent 2 - BEACH GAMES (mixed)

FunEvent 3 - Surprise (mixed)

It's a surprise!