WHO MAY PARTICIPATE ?
All clubs, members of a FIBA affiliated national association, may participate in the Paris World Games. For the countries where basketball can be taught in the school system, we also allow teams affiliated to their school sports associations. All players must be insured both for games and leisure time.
RULES OF THE TOURNAMENT
The tournament is played under all applicable FIBA or French Basktball Federation rules. Specific rules can be found in our website in the Official Rules tab. The games are played with official referees from various countries.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
In order to fulfil the conditions of participation, each player must show his/her F.I.B.A licence of the ongoing season. In case of failure to present the licence, the player will have to present an ongoing (less than 18 months) medical certificate clearance for football, an official identity document as well as a parental authorization – if the player is a miner (or visa for countries out of the EU).
VISUAL CONTROL AND EXEMPTIONS OF PLAYERS
Before the first game, the organization staff will proceed to a visual control of the age of each participant, who will receive a colored bracelet according to his/her age category. The central referee will proceed to a visual control of the colored bracelets of both teams before the game’s kick off. Teams will have to fill a game sheet before each game’s kick off, which they will sign before and after the game. An annex for the “objections” will be available on the score table before, during or after the game. No exemption on the ages will be authorized, unless extraordinary decision taken by the organizational committee. Any player who does not present his/her bracelet or refuses to submit to the visual control of the identities or control of the equipment will be denied to enter the game.
Clubs are required to play the official games under the colors which have been previously designated during the registration on the Paris World Games official website. Team members must be uniformly dressed with colors of their respective clubs: jersey, short and socks. The jersey numbers must correspond to the ones previously indicated on the game sheet. Goal keepers must wear bright color, other than their teammates’ color, opponents’ color or referees’ color. In the case where a player does not wear the same color as his/her teammates, the player will be denied the entry on the game. In the case where 2 opponent teams wear similar colors or colors likely to cause confusion, the first club appearing on the announcement of the game is required to wear jerseys with colors other than the opponents’ colors. Shin pads are compulsory for all the players. This obligation is required for the security of the players and a team cannot lose a game if this obligation is not fulfilled by one or several player(s) of the team following a claim filled in the “objections” annex. Furthermore, it is stated that the participation of a player without his/her shin pads is placed under the responsibility of the head of the team concerned and the player cannot be denied the entry on the game. Substitute players must be differentiated from titular players by wearing a chasuble with a color different from the titular’s jerseys. One or several tie(s) in the ranking points for teams in the same group.
EQUALITY OF MULTIPLE TEAMS WITHIN A GROUP
In the event of one or several tie(s) in ranking points, division ranking will be decided on the basis of several criteria, as follows by order:
1/ most points in the game, then most goals scored between the 2 teams.
2/ best difference between the number of goals scored and the number of goals against throughout the whole group’s games.
3/ most scored goals throughout the whole group’s games.
4/ fewest cards earned throughout the whole group’s games.
5/ winner of a 3 free-throws shoot-out.
EQUALITY AT THE END OF THE REGULATORY TIME IN THE DIRECT ELIMINATION PHASE
During the Final Phase, matches are knockout. At the end of the regulation time, the teams are divided by a 2 min extension for categories U11 and WU11, 3 min for categories U13, WU13, U15, WU15 and 5 min for categories U17 and WU17.
If there is still a tie at the end of the overtime, both teams will be divided by the system of sudden death. A player from each side will shoot a free throw. The first who does not score sees the defeat of his team (system of sudden death). Only non-eliminated players may participate in free-throw.
DURATION OF GAME
Group & Play-Off games
U11 & WU11: 4x 6 min
U13 & WU13: 4 x 8min
U15 & WU15: 4 x 8min
U17 & WU17: 4 x 10 min
SPECIFIC REGULATIONS IN THE MINI BASKET
The U11 and WU11 categories compete for 5 players per team on half of a maximum size of 28m x 15m.
The rules applying are those of the FFBB with several exceptions noted below.
For free throws, the mark must be located at 5.80m from the bottom line or 4.60m from the plumb line.
Balls must be T6-7.
ABSENCE OF A TEAM
At the time of the kick-off In the event of absence of one of the teams at the time of the kick-off, victory will be given by default to the present team on the field on a score of 5 goals to 0. In the event of absence of both teams, the game will be lost for both teams (5 goals against 0). The penalised team will be able to contest before the statutes commission and rules of the tournament in case of a claim addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
There is no limitation as to the number of players in each team. You may note that no more than 7 substitutes can participate in a game. Each player must be able to prove his age and identity. It is recommended that all players use the same shirt number for all games.
DATES AND NUMBER OF GAMES
All teams play a minimum of 4 games between the first Saturday and Sunday of July. A win awards 4 points, a draw 2 points, a defeat 1 point and a penality 0 point. The teams classified 1st and 2nd of the group qualify for Play-Off A. The teams classified after 2nd place qualify for Play-Off B. During the Play-Off Phase, all games are knock-out games.
NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THE TOURNAMENT
The Paris World Games organization cannot accept every registration applications. The teams paying first the registration fees, will thus have priority. A club may register a maximum of 2 teams in the same group of age.
No derogation over the ages is permitted unless extraordinary decision of the organizing committee.
All the claims must be raised under a written form. The objections on the qualification and participation to the games must be raised prior to the the kick-off of the game or prior to the entry in the game of the concerned player. Technical objections must be raised under a written form during the out of play following the litigious act and prior to the back into play. A disciplinary commission will assess on the litigation cases delivered to it. A statutes commission and rules will be able to assess on submission and will be habilitated to decide on the postponement of a game.
The disciplinary commission will be able to impose sanctions based on the report presented by the officials or the clubs. The commission is automatically being submitted on the basis of the report presented by the referees and may be submitted by the clubs by email addressed to email@example.com. Yellow cards will be erased after each game.
The disciplinary commission is composed of players’ representatives, referees, volunteers and coaches as well as members of the organization. It decides on first and last instance except for cases concerning ejection of the tournament (or suspension higher than 2 games). For ejection cases, it is possible to refer to the directory committee via the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Each player will receive a prize. For winners, the Paris World Games Trophy will be awarded (gold medals). For runner-ups and teams reaching the semi-finals, a trophy will also be awarded (silver and bronze medals).