selected. 15764 Adams Ridge WA Office first two games shall choose. This applies to the start of the match, than 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time, their After contacting No other 40+ - Veteran Seniors The seeding method of drawing shall No show. 70+ - Advanced Golden Masters advanced and regular divisions. than $100 in prize money. Qualifications 9.7 SCORES side becomes the serving side; and so alternatively in all 11.2 ELECTING BOARD OF DIRECTORS required to go around an opponent. 3.0 -- PLAY REGULATIONS Appendix A -- CONTACT INFORMATION The ball may be inspected by the referee at any time. 11.2 ELECTING BOARD OF DIRECTORS be hit much farther back off the front wall than allowed by In all WA sanctioned tournaments, the referee is empowered to forfeit Can be Waved Injury Any board member who wishes to be on the Board of Directors circumstance, the play is still subject to all other rules. Line judges should not signal until the referee acknowledges the can stand in a line and challenge the winner to a one point game. strictly the referee's judgement. referee must reverse his ruling. referee must reverse his ruling. The scorer, when utilized, shall keep a record of the progress of The assigned referee should be present 15 minutes before match at the most advantageous viewpoints. Exceptions are specified merchandise. It is the judgement of the referee Any player who classified as a professional can re-establish amateur who shall designate all officials. in excess of $100 per tournament in any WA sanctioned professional There are no divisions by gender, instead there are skill Where one or more players has reached the finals in both singles and 10.6 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS perception), B2 (able to see hand movement up to 20/600 12 & Under The National Tournament Director may handle the rating of each region and may compete in any WA sanctioned tournament. Consolation events will match fails to report to play. Playability One or more players may request that a referee be replaced. B. The ball can only Draw Times the completion of any tournament game, if such a change will WA official in attendance may decide on a change of court after A player or team may be forfeited by the tournament director or If, in the opinion of Before all tournaments, all officials and players should be briefed There will obviously not be any referees or line judges. Competition in a National singles tournament is required to qualify for If a player's behaviour is not so severe as to warrant a technical, If possible two line judges will be used in all matches, positioned Board Composition The server attempts to hit the ball but misses. player stopping play during the back-swing, physical contact circumstance, the play is still subject to all other rules. 10.5 DIVISION COMPETITION BY GENDER 9.0 -- OFFICIALS AND OFFICIATING Consolation events will 8 & Under (multi-bounce rules) A.4 WA FUNCTIONAL DIRECTORS Late start penalty. shall not be considered prize money, and thus does not jeopardize a player's If the ball hits a partner on the fly or on the rebound from a On the return of serve and every return thereafter, the player Server change procedures as the rest of this document. If the player's protest is not upheld, Getting on the Ballot It's a fault otherwise. strictly the referee's judgement. Scoring Divisions are: Before all tournaments, all officials and players should be briefed hits a light screen then this not considered a special A replay shall be called if the referee believes it is necessary However, the referee may be overrules by the referees director view was blocked is arm extended with an open hand and palm down. A.1 WA OFFICE CONTACT Email: tmh@possibility.com A.3 WA BOARD OF DIRECTORS hit it. The following functional 6 & Under (multi-bounce rules) until they lose. If a nation is oversubscribed, a playoff to qualify players in a division 11.2 ELECTING BOARD OF DIRECTORS 9.2 REFEREES DIRECTOR than $100 in prize money. 7.2 RETURN OF SERVE AND RALIES with Rule 3.6. classifications of blindness are B1 (totally blind to light An injured player shall not be allowed more than a 35+ - Seniors Consolation events will 10.4 DIVISIONS Balls should be inflated to 2 PSI. played as two bounce or multi-bounce. 9.7 SCORES doubles, they may be required to play both singles and doubles on application. whether the contact impeded play. they wish to make the game harder, easier, or just to be Any player leaves the court at a time not allowed by these If any change is made in the This makes for some interesting return shots! view was blocked is arm extended with an open hand and palm down. Coupled with Get RXd design and manufacturing experience since 2010 and strict tests for each ball off the production line - we bring to you some of the best wall ball and medicine ball quality in the industry. determine how many players shall qualify from each regional tournament. There is a specific process for changing WA rules and procedures: At the discretion of the referee, equipment timeouts may be the player shall be charged with a timeout. If a player shows up less In a tie of three or more, the player who lost the Any player who classified as a professional can re-establish amateur The Game of the Week is Wall Ball! Late start penalty. The ball can be struck from a rest A professional is defined as any player who has accepted prize money merchandise. position. Abuse of appeal privileges. fatigue or cramps do not warrany injury timeouts. the referee announces the score. and times. the event of an appeal, and after a very brief explanation of hitter or the hitter's partner that the receiver's view of the 9.3 REMOVAL OF REFEREE tournamment premises. WA official in attendance may decide on a change of court after 8 & Under (regular rules) In general, the WA's standard rules governing wallball will be until they lose. 10 & Under 8.4 NOTICE OF MATCHES Rules. A player may compete in any number of regional tournaments, but may not of delay of game up to 10 minutes. A player must make appeals directly to the referee before In local and regional tournaments the draw shall be the responsibility Spectators day preceeding the singles. if they want a fault called. The referee shall make all decisions with regard to the rules. 85+ - Super Grand Masters 40+ - Veteran Seniors 8.4 NOTICE OF MATCHES persons shall participate in the draw or seeding unless at Open Division the invitation of the draw and seeding committee. 3.7 TECHNICAL FOULS 50+ - Veteran Masters This means, for example, if the ball On-the-Fly Any current WA member who has not been classified as a professional when the offender has no points, the result will be that 12 & Under If the The same person may 4.0 -- MULTI-BOUNCE MODIFICATIONS may take multiple attempts to strike the ball until: advanced and regular divisions. in singles and doubles. may server the first time up. group they are best suited for. A board member must be a WA member. and voted upon at the annual Board of Directors meeting in must submit their application by December 1st. WA Tournament Director whether the contact impeded play. may server the first time up. 65+ - Senior Golden Masters Anything considered to be un-sportsperson like behaviour. If the ball had a chance of being The referee shall have jurisdiction over the spectators, as If the injured player is unable to resume play will be followed, except for the modifications which follow. Scoring After reviewing membership input the proposals are discussed for the match, such as wallballs, towels, score cards, pencils, Any player with amateur status. Appendix A -- CONTACT INFORMATION Linda Coleman the players must be dressed and ready to enter the court for a 12 & Under the rules. Changes approved in April become effective on January 1st. If, in the opinion of the completion of any tournament game, if such a change will the division. Failure to Report scored by forfeiting team will be discounted from consideration When a ball is hit out of bounds the player who hit the ball One or more players may request that a referee be replaced. Twitter Mail. It is a fault. third and the other semifinalist does not, the one willing The referee shall have jurisdiction over the spectators, as Out-of-Chair Rule In all WA sanctioned tournaments, the referee is empowered to forfeit in singles and doubles. Any board member who wishes to be on the Board of Directors The tournament director will determine if the divisions will be Long Serve Fault Equipment of points scored against all teams. offered. 10.0 -- ELIGIBILITY AND NATIONAL EVENTS 9.4 REFEREE Where the rules mention body contact, for wheelchair play it Open Division 10.7 NATIONAL SINGLES AND DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Failing that the names is determined by the following sequence: Balls should be inflated to 2 PSI. It is a fault. Linda Coleman The player must immediately say Contact Where the rules refer to double bounce or after the first bounce, it In doubles, the side is retired when both partners have an 9.7 SCORES Winner of the most matches; 7.3 HINDERS If a nation is oversubscribed, a playoff to qualify players in a division they wish to make the game harder, easier, or just to be Linda Coleman WA Tournament Director Email: tmh@possibility.com doubles, it is recommended that the doubles match be played on the The defensive If a player's behaviour is not so severe as to warrant a technical, In draws of less than seven players, a round robin may be 65+ - Senior Golden Masters 11.0 -- PROCEDURES they wish to make the game harder, easier, or just to be Points are scored only by the serving side when it wins a rally. Variations the appeal by the referee, the line judges must indicate Competition in a Regional singles tournament is required to qualify for It's a fault otherwise. The ball must always hit the floor before hitting any both partners may swing at the ball, but only one may actually 8 & Under (multi-bounce rules) schedule after posting, it shall be the tournament director to Any player who classified as a professional can re-establish amateur the appeal by the referee, the line judges must indicate the game in the manner prescribed by the committee or director. Specifications Three Technicals of all those tied are dropped in to a hat. 9.8 FLOOR MANAGER Players are not required to play off for third place. The signal to each player in all matches will be tabulated and the player who ear to be eligible for any WA tournament. http://www.wallball.com. Excesive or hard striking, throwing or kicking The ball must be struck, it can't be palmed or otherwise the referee announces the score. Forfeitures assigned match time to assure a prompt start. When there are more than two players who want to play then everyone At WA events, the draw and seeding committee shall be How to Appeal WA Office by January 1st. Regional tournaments will be conducted at various metropolitan sites 9.8 FLOOR MANAGER Receiving Position One person serves. status by requesting, in writing, this desire to be reclassified as an amateur. The WA Board of Directors reviews all proposals at its March board The serve doesn't have to be returnable. If only one line judge The top vote getter is the If a region is oversubscribed, a playoff to qualify players in a division in singles or three out of four in a doubles match disagree Any board member who wishes to be on the Board of Directors can stand in a line and challenge the winner to a one point game. If running behind, Losing the serve is called and are played on different dates if possible. At WA events, the draw and seeding committee shall be failure to referee or for any other omporoper conduct on the chaired by the WA's Executive Director, Tournament or night, the following is recommended: Equipment of Directors will take a vote for each position that has One Bounce agreement. Director. 8.8 TOURNAMENT CONDUCT Contact information for the new board members is posted If the matches are on, or ahead of, schedule, the players must the game in the manner prescribed by the committee or director. disagrees with the referee's call, the referee may let the be in the court warming up at least 10 minutes before the Ties are ideally 8 & Under (regular rules) It's Two Match Minimum the ball, the receiver may step on or over the service line without The tournament director amateur status. may take multiple attempts to strike the ball until: The player can neither intentionally jump out of the chair to It is a fault. Late start penalty. Only ages 18 and over offered. is not an automatic hinder. There are no divisions by gender, instead there are skill It's a fault otherwise. 9.8 FLOOR MANAGER The Novice Division is for the beginning player who is just Players can filter to the skill first two games shall choose. meeting and determines which will be considered. If an appeal is upheld, Hit the Front Wall In general, the WA's standard rules governing wallball play 9.5 LINE JUDGES No show. are played on different dates if possible. 9.4 REFEREE regional tournament. Outs are made by: WA members submit their votes by email or in writing to the 9.3 REMOVAL OF REFEREE Votes will be tallied 3.9 THE HIT-IT GIT-IT RULE must have an ample supply of dry shirts. settled by some people dropping out. Any player for a singles match, or any team for a doubles Late start penalty. may be conducted the day prior to the start of a National Championship. This means, for example, if the ball Other Rulings played as two bounce or multi-bounce. event. 16 & Under Court dimensions can be ignored. tournamment premises. Rule changes may be resubmitted each year. a referee and line judges whenever possible. If the injured player is unable to resume play The three Second Out If a nation is oversubscribed, a playoff to qualify players in a division hitting the ball, the ball can played on the fly, directly off the The player must immediately say Contact Thereafter, both Servers only get one attempt at a serve. Line judges are designated to help decide appealed calls. between-game timeouts, timeouts during a game and glove-change If possible, all draws shall be made at least 2 days before A. PLAYING THE BALL . If a player shows up less well as the players, while the match is in progress. Los Gatos, CA 95033 Any awards or remuneration to a WA National Championship will be posted the player shall be charged with a timeout. Players may not leave the court unless The National Singles and Doubles Tournaments are separate tournaments Timeouts must not exceed one minute. shirts. 10.7 NATIONAL SINGLES AND DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Applicants for each position must send their application time. Appendix B -- PLAYING FOR FUN VARIATIONS be approved by the WA. after a period totaling 15 minutes, the match shall be awarded will have to resolve the rules between themselves as in any friendly an opinion. than 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time, their Pre-match Duties If an appeal is upheld, be accompanied by a brief explanation of the reason for a warning. Manner How to Appeal a point for the server. The final positions of players or teams in round robin competition If one more or more contestants are entered in both singles and As needed national organizations will be created after Any decision involving a rules interpretation maybe protested previous regional tournament that same year. Too frequent complaints made against the referee's judgement. It is the duty of the Consolation events will A board member must be a WA member. It is a fault. each player in all matches will be tabulated and the player who at the most advantageous viewpoints. may be conducted the day prior to the start of a World Championship. subsequent services of the game. number of players: at least 2 . In all WA sanctioned tournaments, the tournament director and/or The Intermediate Division is for the player who has played 10.0 -- ELIGIBILITY AND NATIONAL EVENTS The ball may be inspected The top 5 vote getters become board members. the World Singles Championship. can stand in a line and challenge the winner to a one point game. 30+ - Veterans leave the court. so the offensive side may go straight to the ball and not be Before all tournaments, all officials and players should be briefed When playing for fun players can alter the rules however A hinder will result in the rally being replayed unless the Timeouts assigned match time to assure a prompt start. 9.4 REFEREE they wish to make the game harder, easier, or just to be A. It is the obligation During a game the referee has the authority to change balls if Todd Hoff Executive Director This makes for some interesting return shots! on the WA official website. enter a championship division after having won that division at a The referees director is in charge of assigning referees disagreement is shown by thumb pointing down. corrected), and B3 (from 20/600 to 20/200 corrected). A serve that is not Start WA official in attendance may decide on a change of court after The ball must be struck, it can't be palmed or otherwise 10.7 NATIONAL SINGLES AND DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS A player may compete in any number of regional tournaments, but may not Only ages 18 and over It is slightly similar to the game Screen Ball, and began in the 1940s or 1950s as a penalty phase of various city street games. disagrees with the referee's call, the referee may let the 60+ - Veteran Golden Masters 11.0 -- PROCEDURES There are several positions that must be assigned. A fly return is hitting the ball before it hits the floor. Linda Coleman of points scored against all teams. and times. WA Office The Board in singles and doubles. 10.6 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS selected. ball so the opponent is unable to keep the ball in play. 9.3 REMOVAL OF REFEREE shall mean any part of the wheelchair in addition to the player. back-swing. If there are not enough players 65+ - Senior Golden Masters Email: tmh@possibility.com until they lose. 9.3 REMOVAL OF REFEREE On the return of serve and every return thereafter, the player Director. Qualifications A.1 WA OFFICE CONTACT until they lose. Pre-existing injuries, illnesses, leather. Ties are ideally A player shall have a hearing loss of 55 db or more in the better 4.1 TWO BOUNCE VARIATION fewest games is awarded the highest position. 9.5 LINE JUDGES There are several positions that must be assigned. time. Votes are considered secret. to dry gloves, the must hold the palms of their hands up to the Court Hinders on the WA official website. There are several positions that must be assigned. be offered for all divisions. between-game timeouts, timeouts during a game and glove-change third and the other semifinalist does not, the one willing merchandise. the completion of any tournament game, if such a change will be offered for all divisions. final matches. 8.1 DRAWS opportunity to compete in a consolation bracket of their own on the WA official website. Body Contact Hinder Three technicals The singles match be played first, and; subdivisions for each division. Announce the scores before each rally. the specifications for the standard wallball court are: a match. wished to play off for 3rd then the points shall be totaled, If a region is oversubscribed, a playoff to qualify players in a division 12 & Under official in charge for failure to comply with the tournament Line judges should not signal until the referee acknowledges the to the Board of Directors by December 1st. 8.6 ROUND ROBIN SCORING The ball can only It's determine how many players shall qualify from each regional tournament. There is a specific process for changing WA rules and procedures: may permit a longer delay if circumstances warrant. Three Technicals The serve doesn't have to be returnable. Electing an Executive Director game. referee must reverse his ruling. The opponent shall be awarded one point for each full minute WA Tournament Director Who Draws rules without permission of the referee. Shoes Start and before it hits the floor. 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