The competition is played conform the rules of the KNZB, which are applicable in the Dutch water polo competition of the season 2018 – 2019. In all cases where these regulations are not specific, the head referee and/or competition management decides.
The following exceptions apply:
Playtime for all teams except national league:
- We play in 2 periods of 6 minutes gross playtime, with 1 minute of peace between the periods.
- Every match is played within a timeframe of 15 minutes
- All games are played according to a central time registration
- The 30-second rule is not applied
Playtime for the national league:
- We play 2 periods of 8 minutes NET-playtime, with 1 minute of peace between the periods.
- Every match is played within a timeframe of 30 minutes
- The 30-second rule is applied
- During the tournament we play in poules, classified per category and level.
- The white team needs to bring the ball to the match
- There are only finals for the highest men and female league.
- Applicable match points:
- Gain 3 points
- Even 1 point
- Loss o points
- When a team does not show up or is more then 3 minutes too late, the competitor will win with 5-0
- When both teams do not show up, the score is 0-0. The game will not be replayed.
- The team with the highest number of points is the winner of the poule
- When the teams have the same number of points, the team with the best score balance is group winner
- When player is excluded for 20 seconds, the player or replacement can return in the game after 20 seconds gross time (in the national league poule 20 seconds net)
- When a player gets and exclusion with replacement, the replacement an return in the game after 30 seconds gross time (in the national league poule 20 seconds net)
- When a player gets and exclusion with replacement after 4 minutes, no replacement is allowed for the remaining match
- All Exclusions with replacement (for 4 minutes) need to be reported at the head referee or competition management. The head referee decides on the consequences for the rest of the tournament.
Very serious incidents will be reported to the KNZB