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BASKETBALL REGULATIONS

Last update 12/03/17

Organization

  1. The Basketball Committee of the 20th Maccabiah will be responsible for the Basketball competitions of the 20th Maccabiah.
  2. The Basketball competitions will be conducted according to the International Basketball Rules and Regulations (F.I.B.A.), the English text will be binding with the exception as noted in general #3.
  3. Participation in the competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organizing Committee of the 20th Maccabiah and is registered for the Basketball competitions.
  4. Each country may enter one team for the Males' Basketball competitions, one team for the Females' Basketball competitions, one team for the Junior (1999-2002) girls’ competitions, one team for the Junior (2001-2002) boys’ competitions, one team for the Youth (1999-2000) boys’ competitions, one team for the Masters 35+ competitions and one team for the Masters 45+ competitions.
  5. Each team may consist of up to 12 players.
  6. Each team must bring two sets of game shirts in different colors to each game.   
Venues and times

The sport department of the 20th Maccabiah will determine the venues and times of the Basketball competitions and teams will be notified accordingly.


Game ball

The games will be played with F.I.B.A approved official balls.


System of competition

SYSTEM A: With the participation of 3 teams;

  1. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a double round-robin.
  2. The winner of each game will be awarded two points, the loser one point. For a technical loss no points will be awarded.
  3. In the event of two teams obtaining the same number of points, the results in head-to-head competition will be compared and the team with the better record will take the higher position.
  4. In the event of more than two teams having the same number of points, classification will be made according to the number of league points gained in the games played between them, i.e., a team which gains the higher number of points in the above mentioned games will take the higher place, and so on.
  5. In the event that after the above mentioned, equality still exists between teams; classification will be made according to the score differences of the above teams (credit amount of points scored less debit amount of points scored).
  6. In the event that equality still persists, classification will be made according to the proportion scores of the above teams. (Credit amount of points scored divided by debit amount of points scored).
  7. In the event that equality still persists, classification will be decided by a draw.
  8. The first two teams in the league will compete for the title: "20th Maccabiah Champion".

SYSTEM B: with the participation of 4-5 teams;

  1. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a single round robin.
  2. The winner of each game will be awarded two points, the loser one point. For a technical loss no points will be awarded.
  3. In the event of two teams obtaining the same number of points, teams will be ranked in their groups according to their achievements as described in System A.
  4. The semi-final games will be played on the Cross system, i.e., the team placed 1st plays against the team placed 4th and the team placed 2nd will play against the team placed 3rd.
  5. The two winning teams in the Semi-Finals will play in the Final game for 1st and 2nd places, and the two losing teams in the semi-finals will play for 3rd and 4th places
  6. The rest of the teams will be placed according to their league order.

SYSTEM C: with the participation of 6-7 teams;

  1. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a single round robin.
  2. Teams will be ranked in their groups according to their achievements, as described in SYSTEM A.
  3. Drawing of lots by the Sports Department.
  4. The first two teams in the league will compete for the title: "20th Maccabiah Champion".
  5. The teams placed 3rd and 4th in the league will compete for the bronze medal.
  6. The rest of the teams will be placed according to their league order.

SYSTEM D: with the participation of 8-12 teams;

  1. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a single round robin
  2. Teams will be divided into 2 groups: The first team in the 19th Maccabiah will head group A. The second team in the 19th Maccabiah will head group B.

The teams placed third and fourth in the 19th Maccabiah will be drawn for second place in the groups. All the other teams will be placed in the groups by a draw.

REMARK: If any of the top four (4)* seeded teams (according to standings at the 19th Maccabiah) do not participate in the relevant competition at the 20th Maccabiah, then the vacancy or vacancies will be filled first by moving up the participating seeded teams and then the remaining vacancies of the top four seeded placements will be filled, in order, in accordance with the final standings at the 19th Maccabiah up to 8th place. Should there still be any vacancies the places will be filled by a draw among the remaining teams in the competition. Both the Junior and Youth competitions will use seeding in accordance with the final standings of the junior competition at the 19th Maccabiah.

  1. In the event that after the draw, one or more teams will not appear and a situation arises whereby a group is short of two teams, the team drawn last will be moved from one group to another.
  2. Teams will be ranked in their groups according to their achievements, as described in SYSTEM A.
  3. The semi-final games will be played on the Cross system, i.e., the team placed 1st in Group A will play against the team placed 2nd in Group B and the team placed 2nd in Group A will play against the team placed 1st in Group B.
  4. The two winning teams in the Semi-Finals will play in the Final game for 1st and 2nd places, and the two losing teams in the semi-finals will play for 3rd and 4th places.
  5. Teams placed 3rd and 4th in each group will play the same system for places 5-8.

SYSTEM E: with the participation of 13-14 teams;

  1. The teams will be divided into 2 groups: The first team in the 19th Maccabiah will head group A. The second team in the 19th Maccabiah will head group B.
  2. The teams placed third and fourth in the 19th Maccabiah will be drawn for second place in the groups. All the other teams will be placed in the groups by a draw.

REMARK: If any of the top four (4)* seeded teams (according to standings at the 19th Maccabiah) do not participate in the relevant competition at the 20th Maccabiah, then the vacancy or vacancies will be filled first by moving up the participating seeded teams and then the remaining vacancies of the top four seeded placements will be filled, in order, in accordance with the final standings at the 19th Maccabiah up to 8th place. Should there still be any vacancies the places will be filled by a draw among the remaining teams in the competition. Both the Junior and Youth competitions will use seeding in accordance with the final standings of the junior competition at the 19th Maccabiah.

  1. In the event that after the draw, one or more teams will not appear and a situation arises whereby a group is short of two teams, the team drawn last will be moved from one group to another.
  2. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a single round robin
  3. Teams will be ranked in their groups according to their achievements, as described in SYSTEM A
  4. The first team in each group the league will compete for the title: "20th Maccabiah Champion".
  5. The teams in 2nd place in each group will compete for the bronze medal.
  6. The teams in 3rd place in each group will compete for the fifth place.
  7. The teams in 4th place in each group will compete for the seventh place.

SYSTEM F: with the participation of 15 teams;

  1. The teams will be divided into 3 groups. Groups A, B and C will consist in 5 teams.
  2. Group A will be headed by the first in the 19th Maccabiah, and will include also the team placed 6th in the 19th Maccabiah.
  3. Group B will be headed by the second in the 19th Maccabiah, and will include also the team placed 5th in the 19th Maccabiah.
  4. Group C will be headed by the third in the 19th Maccabiah, and will include also the team placed 4th in the 19th Maccabiah.
  5. The rest of the teams will be seeded in the groups by a draw.

REMARK: If any of the top six (6)* seeded teams (according to standings at the 19th Maccabiah) do not participate in the relevant competition at the 20th Maccabiah, then the vacancy or vacancies will be filled first by moving up the participating seeded teams and then the remaining vacancies of the top six seeded placements will be filled, in order, in accordance with the final standings at the 19th Maccabiah up to 8th place. Should there still be any vacancies the places will be filled by a draw among the remaining teams in the competition. Both the Junior and Youth competitions will use seeding in accordance with the final standings of the junior competition at the 19th Maccabiah.

  1. The first round will be a single round robin system and the teams will be placed accordingly in each group as described in SYSTEM A.
  2. The Quarter-finals will include 8 teams as follows:
  • Teams placed first and second of each of the 3 groups, plus the two best 3rd placed teams according to their record as described in System A.
  • The Quarter Finals will be played on a knock-out system to be drawn as follows:-

The winners of Groups A (QF 1), B (QF 2), C (QF 3) and best runner-up (QF 4) according to System A (a + b), will each be drawn against the remaining 4 qualifying teams in such a way that they cannot be drawn against a team from the same group.

  1. The procedure to be followed is as follows: The names of the 3 group winners plus the best runner up will be put in bowl #1 and the remainder in bowl #2. One team is drawn out of bowl #1 and the team(s) in bowl #2 from the same group will be removed and the drawn made. The names of the team(s) removed from bowl #2 will then be replaced and the procedure repeated until all 4 games are drawn. 
    1. In the Semi Finals teams will play as follow:
  1. Winner Quarter-final 1 – Winner Quarter-final 3
  2. Winner Quarter-final 2 – Winner Quarter-final 4
  1. Games for places 1 to 4 will be held as follows:
        1. Loser Semi-final 1 – Loser Semi-final 2 for places 3-4.
        2. Winner Semi-final 1 – Winner Semi-final 2 in the Final game for places 1-2.
  1. Parallel to the final or semifinal games, losers in the quarterfinals will play for places 5-8, as described in paragraph i. In the event that a team does not fulfill its play-off game, the game will be awarded to its opponent.

SYSTEM G: with the participation of 16 or more teams;

  1. Teams will be divided into 4 groups with the 8 leading teams from the 19th Maccabiah, heading the Groups as follows:
  1. Group A: 1st and 8th from the 19th Maccabiah.
  2. Group B: 2nd and 7th from the 19th Maccabiah.
  3. Group C: 3rd and 6th from the 19th Maccabiah.
  4. Group D: 4th and 5th from the 19th Maccabiah.

The rest of the teams will be seeded into the groups by a draw. In the event that there are vacancies due to the non-participation of any of the top 8 placed teams, the vacancy will be filled by moving up the existing seeded teams and any further vacancies will be filled by open draw.

REMARK: If any of the top eight (8)* seeded teams (according to standings at the 19th Maccabiah) do not participate in the relevant competition at the 20th Maccabiah, then the vacancy or vacancies will be filled by a draw among the remaining teams in the competition. Both the Junior and Youth competitions will use seeding in accordance with the final standings of the junior competition at the 19th Maccabiah.

  1. The competitions will be played on a league basis of a single round robin
  2. The Quarter-finals will include 8 teams (the two first placed in the league) and will play in a Knock-out System as follows:
      1. 1st Group A – 2nd Group C
      2. 1st Group B – 2nd Group D
      3. 1st Group C – 2nd Group A
      4. 1st Group D – 2nd Group B
  1. In the Semi-finals teams will play as follow:
  1. Winner Quarter-final 1 – Winner Quarter-final 2
  2. Winner Quarter-final 3 – Winner Quarter-final 4
  1. Games for places 1 to 4 will be held as follows:
        1. Loser Semi-final 1 – Loser Semi-final 2 for places 3-4.
        2. Winner Semi-final 1 – Winner Semi-final 2 in the Final game for places 1-2.
  1. Parallel to the final or semifinal games, losers in the quarterfinals will play for places 5-8, as described in paragraph d. In the event that a team does not fulfill its play-off game, the game will be awarded to its opponent.
  2. Teams ranked 3rd & 4th will play ranking games as follows:
    1) 3rd Group A – 3rd Group C – Winner ranked 9, Loser ranked 10
    2) 3rd Group B – 3rd Group D – Winner ranked 9, Loser ranked 10
    3) 4th Group A – 4th Group C – Winner ranked 13, Loser ranked 14
    4) 4th Group B – 4th Group D – Winner ranked 13, Loser ranked 14
Draw

The draw of the teams in the groups will be a public draw.

Referees

The Basketball Committee will select a Referees’ Committee, which in turn will appoint the referees of the competition.

General
  1. These regulations are but one part of the complete 20th Maccabiah Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in "Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures".
  2. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Regulations", the regulations written here will prevail, apply and be binding.
  3. In the males' masters 45+ competition all games will consist of eight minute quarters.