Playing by the MAD rules
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.