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REGULATIONS

  • Tournament Regulations – Jarun Cup 2024

    Article 1.

    The Organizer of the Jarun Cup tournament (Tournament) is Academic Beach Handball Club Zagreb, Bitorajska 24, 10000 Zagreb (Organizer). Contact e-mail: info@jaruncup.com; GSM: +385 95 8136 286.

    Article 2.

    The Tournament will take place at Big Lake on Jarun Sports Center, Zagreb – Croatia, from April 27th, 2024 to May 1st, 2024. The Organizer can change the date and venue due to externals.

    Article 3.

    The aim of the Tournament is beach handball promotion and its popularization among the young categories. At the end of the Tournament, the three best-placed teams in all categories will be announced, the same as the best players (left wing, right wing, specialist, goalkeeper, defensive player, pivot) in senior competition. Teams will be awarded with points according to the European Beach Handball Tour regulations.

    Article 4.

    Teams interested in participating in the Tournament should submit their application online via the official website by 11:59 pm on April 15th, 2023. The application form is available at www.jaruncup.com. Additionally, it is possible to register the team via e-mail: info@jaruncup.com

    Cancellation of the participation is possible via e-mail until the late registration deadline (in case of cancellation-50% of the participation fee will be returned to the team). 

    All requests regarding the schedule and playing times, the team manager should send via e-mail until the public group draws.

    Article 5.

    The early bird registration fee for senior teams is 150 € and it is available until February 20th, 2024. The registration fee after that date will be 300€.

    Registration fee for different age categories for this competition:

    veterans (35 years or older): 50 € per team

    • Junior categories: 50 € per team (players born in 2006 and younger; players born in 2008 and younger).
    • youth categories: 30 € per team (players born in 2010 and younger; players born in 2012 and younger).
    • kids categories: free of charge (players born in 2014 and younger).

    The registration fee should be paid to the following bank account:

    • IBAN – HR3623600001101880340
    • SWIFT CODE – ZABAHR2X
    • Bank name: Zagrebačka banka
    • Bank address: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    When making mandatory payments, under the description you should put –”Participation fee for JARUN CUP” and your team name.

    Article 6.

    The tournament will be played according to the schedule determined by the Organizer in the agreement with the main referees and delegates of the Tournament.

    The competition will start by group stages.

    Teams will be ranked by:

    • points gained
    • higher number of points obtained in the match played among the teams in question
    • higher periods difference in matches among the teams in question
    • higher goal difference among the teams in question
    • higher number of goals scored in matches among the teams in question
    • higher number of goals scored in all matches.
    • If this procedure does not lead to the final group ranking list, the same will be decided with a draw.

    “Teams in question” shall mean the remaining teams for which the ranking could not be established based on the previous ranking criteria.

    After the group stages, teams will continue with the knockout phase where we will be able to declare the winners of the Tournament.

    Tournament rules and propositions for categories 2006, 2008., senior, and veteran teams:

    All teams (players and officials) during the game need to be uniformly dressed, according to the official rules of the game.

    • All matches shall be played in 2 × 10 10-minute periods and, according to the official Rules of the Game, each period is scored separately. Due to higher circumstances, match time can be shortened (match options are 2 × 7.5 min, 1 × 10 min, and maximally 2 ×5 min).
    • If the result is even in the end of a period, the winner is decided with a “Golden Goal” method (the winner of that period is the team that scores the first goal).
    • If each team wins a period, the result is a tie. In that case, the winner is decided with a “Shootout” method (“One player against the goalkeeper”).
    • Winner of the each match gets two (2) points, while the defeated team gets zero (0) points, both for 1:2 and 0:2 defeat.
    • A team that does not appear in the match will be punished by –1 point.
    • If two or more teams in the group have the same number of points, their ranking is determined as follows:
    1. Higher number of points obtained in the match played among the teams in question
    2. Higher period difference obtained in matches among the teams in question (Shootout has to be counted as a period, too)
    3. Higher goal difference obtained in matches among the teams in question
    4. Higher number of goals scored in matches among the teams in question
    5. Higher number of goals scored in all matches.
    • If this procedure does not lead to a final group ranking list, the same will be decided with a draw.
    • A maximum number of 12 (twelve) players per team can play during the Tournament. Team can register up to 10 (ten) players and 2 (two) officials for every match.

    Tournament rules and propositions for young age categories (valid for 2010, 2012 and 2014:

    • The other competitions in young age categories include:
    1. Girls and boys born in 2010 and younger
    2. Girls and boys born in 2012 and younger
    3. Girls and boys born in 2014 and younger
    • Participants who will play for teams applied in the junior category need to take a valid identity card that confirms their age.
    • All matches shall be played in 2 × 7 minutes.
    • If the result is even at the end of a period, the winner is decided with a “Golden Goal” method (the winner of that period is the team that scores the first goal).
    • If each team wins a period, the result is a tie. In that case, the winner is decided with a “Golden Goal” method.
    • Winner of the each match gets two (2) points, while the defeated team gets zero (0) points, both for 1:2 and 0:2 defeat.
    • A team that does not appear on the match will be punished by –1 point.
    • If two or more teams in the group have the same number of points, their ranking is determined as follows:
    1. Higher number of points obtained in the match played among the teams in question
    2. Higher period difference obtained in matches among the teams in question
    3. Higher goal difference obtained in matches among the teams in question
    4. Higher number of goals scored in matches among the teams in question
    5. Higher number of goals scored in all matches
    • If this procedure does not lead to the final group ranking list, the same will be decided by draw.
    • The organizer keeps the right to modify and change the competition format.

    Article 7.

    According to a scoresheet and officials’ statements, the Organizer will register a match with 2:0 as a definite outcome, with both periods resulting in 10:0 for one of the teams in the following cases:

    • one of the teams did not appear in the match under unjustified circumstances
    • one of the teams refused to play the match because of unjustified circumstances
    • one (or more) of the players does not have (do not have) playing permission for that team
    • the match is stopped due to the responsibility of one of the teams.

    The team that lost the match because of some of these reasons will be punished with –1 point.

    It is not allowed to be late for the match.

    Teams have to respect the schedule and times of the competition. It is not possible to delay the beginning of the competition because one of the teams is late (unless the Organizer decides differently).

    Any team that does not follow the propositions written in this article will lose the match without a fight, and points will be assigned according to the Regulations.

    Article 8.

    The Organizer will secure all technical requirements for the competition.

    All matches will be played according to the valid version of the IHF Beach Handball rules, the same as the Propositions of the Tournament.

    All matches will be played regardless of weather conditions, following the Fair play principles, the basic rule of beach handball.

    In agreement with 8a and 8b rules of Substitution area regulations, which are part of the Rules of the Game, all players and officials (except one official person) should sit or kneel in their substitution area. For breaking this rule for the first time the team will be warned by referees, and every next time when some of the team members break this rule, the ball will be taken from that team, and the player or official will be punished because of unsportsmanlike behavior.

    All punishments assigned during the match are generally valid until the end of the match. The disqualification was assigned because of the serious unsportsmanlike behavior toward referees, delegates, timekeepers and scorekeepers, spectators, team players, opposite team players, or officials of both teams is an exception. A team member who gets direct disqualification will be minimally one match suspended, while the Organiser keeps the right to decide about the final punishment.

    In the case of any disagreement about the Rules of the Game or points gained for a scored goal, referees have the final decision and it should be accepted without complaints or unsportsmanlike behavior.

    All teams have to wear sportswear adjusted to competition and according to the IHF beach handball rules, which has to be in a unique color with printed numbers. In the case where both teams have the same sportswear, team B should change theirs.

    Article 9.

    In all matches of this Tournament, reasons for protests are not valid if relating to:

    • date and time, court, and draw of the match
    • nomination of referees and delegates
    • referee decisions on facts in accordance with the Beach Handball Rules
    • results of matches.

    Protests can be announced orally to the EHF delegate of the match immediately after the end of the match. The reasons for the protests shall be handed over in written form within 30 minutes after the end of the match. At the same time a protest fee amounting to 400 € has to be paid. If the protest is accepted, the protest fee will be refunded to the appellant; otherwise, the Organizer keeps the full amount of the protest fee.

    The Disciplinary Commission consists of altogether five members (three members + two substitute members) being recruited from the members of the Organizing Committee. The Disciplinary Commission decides by simple majority. In the case where the team member is suspended or disqualified, that decision will be announced at least one hour before the next game in which that participant should appear.

    Any decision of the Disciplinary Commission may be appealed to the EHF Court of Appeal. Appeals during the Tournament shall not suspend the effect of any decision of the Disciplinary Commission until the decision of the second instance is communicated to the parties.

    An appeal against the decision awarded by the Disciplinary Commission together with the reasons given for the appeal shall be communicated in written form to the main delegate of the competition not later than 8:00 p.m. local time the same day the decision of the first instance is announced to the parties. Besides an appeal fee of 750€ in cash shall be paid by the appellant to the Tournament Director at the same time the appeal is requested.

    Such appeal is transferred to the EHF Court of Appeal Ad Hoc Commission. This Ad Hoc Commission has 3 members and decides by simple majority. The members of the Disciplinary Commission having decided on the protest in the first instance shall not be part of the Ad Hoc Commission examining the protest in appeal. The Ad Hoc Commission members shall not be participants of the Tournament.

    If the protest is accepted, the protest fee will be refunded to the appellant.

    Next steps, which are not written in these Propositions, have to be in accordance with the EHF Arbitration Court procedures.

    Article 10.

    Each participant who comes to the Tournament and is a part of it as a player, referee, delegate, team official or competition organizer has to be physically and mentally prepared.

    Each participant in this competition participates voluntarily and on their own responsibility. Participants are not additionally secured in insurance companies.

    The Organizer is not liable for any personal injuries as the result of the participation before, during or after the Tournament because the team manager has voluntarily assigned these conditions in the name of all team members.

    It is not allowed for participants to be influenced by alcohol or any other substance during the match.

    Referees and delegates, together with the Organizer, can forbid appearance on the match or the whole tournament to some player or the team on their subjective judgment.

    If something unwilling happens because a player or the team appeared while they were influenced by alcohol, the whole team and all its members can be punished and they are entirely responsible for their behaviour.

    Each participant of the event takes full responsibility for any damage caused by him/her to the property of the Organizer or the third party (eg. the hotel where the participant will be accommodated).

    The Organizer has the right to exclude with immediate effect any participant, who violates the public order or whose behavior hinders or prevents from conducting the Tournament or who threatens other participants or the Organizer.

    Article 11.

    Anything that is not written in these Regulations will be decided by the Organizer following the Rules of the Game.

    Article 12.

    We kindly ask each participant to respect, together with competition spirit, the Rules of the Game and in that way contribute to the successful development of beach handball.

    We wish you a pleasant stay, good fun and a successful ranking for all participants.

    The Organizer has the right to explain, change and add the Regulations.

    These Regulations were accepted at the meeting of the Organizing committee, which was held on the 15th of November, 2023 and are valid from that date.