Play­ing by the MAD rules

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THERE are no hard and fast rules in dodge­ball. Most of the tour­na­ments here are based on the guide­lines mainly fur­nished by the Malaysian As­so­ci­a­tion of Dodge­ball (MAD).

MAD, a mem­ber of the World Dodge­ball Fed­er­a­tion since 2012, de­fine dodge­ball as an elim­i­na­tion sport where one is the tar­get and the ob­jec­tive is to “knock out” all the op­po­nents be­fore be­ing elim­i­nated by throw­ing or catch­ing “Live Balls”.

“A point is scored when a team elim­i­nate all op­po­nents; the game will re­sume with six play­ers again and play un­til match time is up.

The win­ning team are de­clared based on most point scored dur­ing the time frame,” state the MAD rules.

Game time can range from 10 to 40 min­utes, de­pend­ing on the or­gan­is­ers.

One match can con­sist of two or three rounds, with the win­ners ac­cu­mu­lat­ing the most points.

A team con­sist of six ac­tive play­ers and two ball re­triev­ers (sub­sti­tutes).

If a team make a catch, they can only ”re­vive” elim­i­nated play­ers who started in that par­tic­u­lar game.

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