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Sports604 and Dreams Take Flight presents a Charity Dodgeball Tournament @ Richmond Oval.

It's going to be an amazing tournament held in the lower mainland's newest Olympic facility in Richmond. Come out and support a local charity while taking your team to the top! This event promises to be action packed and fun filled for players and teams of all skill levels. Get ready for Dodgeball this summer!


Teams will be made up of 6-10 players. Six(6) players will compete on a side; others will be available as substitutes. Substitutes may enter the game only during timeouts or in the case of injury.


The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them "OUT". This may be done by:

1. Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders.

2. Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.

Definition: LIVE: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor/ground, another ball, another player, official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc)


During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may only cross the center line on the opening rush. Players are allowed to step on any boundary line but may not step over (resulting in an automatic “out”). Players may not step outside of their boundaries in order to retrieve out of bound balls (spectators will throw stray balls back into play).


Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line – three (3) on one side of the center hash and three (3) on the other. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This signal officially starts the contest. Teams may only retrieve the three (3) balls to their right of the center hash. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the attack-line before it can be legally thrown.


The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner. If only one player from each team is remaining on the floor a 10 second countdown will be called out loud. If both players continue past the 10 second countdown, sudden death over time will be declared.


Each player will start at their own back walls holding two dodeballs. On go players will rush to the middle where there is no centerline boundary, two more balls per side will be placed at the center. OT players may cross into each others boundaries in attempt to eliminate the other player. Last player standing wins the game for their team.


During pool play or regular-season matches, rules will be enforced primarily by the "honor system"*. Players will be expected to rule whether or not a hit was legal or whether they were legally eliminated. All contests will be supervised by a court monitor*. The court monitor’s responsibility will be to rule on any situation in which teams cannot agree. THE COURT MONITOR’S DECISION IS FINAL – NO EXCEPTIONS.


1. Understand, appreciate and abide by the rules of the game.

2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials and N.A.D.A staff.

3. Respect your opponent and congratulate them in a courteous manner following each match whether in victory or defeat.

4. Be responsible for your actions and maintain self-control.

5. Do not taunt or bait opponents and refrain from using foul or abusive language.