Tournament Rules and Regulations
Tournament matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 & September 1, 2013.
Team Pairings and Numbers will be drawn and known only during the FBA of North America Officers and Board Members meeting on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park.
First game is scheduled to start on Saturday, 31 August at Washington Marriott Wardman Park and American University Bender Arena. Subsequent games will be played as scheduled.
II. TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
a. Depending on the number of teams participating in a division, the division maybe divided into pools to properly schedule the games.
b. Minimum of Three games
c. Drawing will determine the order of the teams.
III. TEAM ELIGIBILITY:
a. Must be a member of FBA of North America
b. Must be an organized Filipino/American or Filipino/Canadian club or team.
IV. TEAM ROSTER:
a. Each team must submit a team roster. The roster must be submitted to the host city on or before July 31, 2013
b. Each player registration form must be included with the team roster. A copy of each player's passport picture must be attached to the registration form.
c. Changes to the team roster will not be accepted after it has been submitted to the accreditation/screening committee. At this time, the team roster becomes official.
d. The team roster may list a maximum of 15 players.
e. Anyone whose name does not appear in the official team roster cannot play.
f. Players must bring original copies of BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PASSPORT and STATE ISSUED ID to the tournament to resolve any eligibility questions.
V. TEAM OFFICIALS:
a. Each team must have designated officials such as the FBA of North America City Director, coaches, trainers, managers or team representatives who shall be responsible for the conduct and behavior of their players and supporters.
b. Failure of the team officials to control their players and unruly supporters may result in the forfeiture of the team as deemd by the tournament officials and game officials.
c. The City Director shall be the voting official representing the team in the FBA of North America. No proxy or alternate.
VI. REGISTRATION, WAIVER & LIABILITY:
a. All Directors, Coordinators, Coaches, Representatives and Players must submit to the Accreditation/Screening Committee their registration forms with their respective city or team delegation before the designated deadline.
b. All players must submit a registration form. The registration form must inlcude a recent digital picture in JPG format of the player. Players whose name does not appear on Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Template submitted by each City will not be allowed to play. The final date for submission is July 31, 2013.
c. A Waiver of Liability must be signed by each player, coach, coordinator and trainer absolving the Host Committee and the entire FBA of North America and its officers, members and tournament officials, volunteers of any liability in case of injury, death, and loss or damage of personal property during the tournament.
VII. PLAYER QUALIFICATION:
a. Must be of Filipino blood or heritage (born in the Philippines, or born in Canada or U.S.A. with one of the parents of Filipino ancestry). Any cause for doubt under this provision that results in a challenge from the opposing team shall require the player in question to present his/her proof of Filipino heritage.
b. Must be an amateur, i.e., who has never reeived any form of compesation for playing basketball in U.S.A. or Canada.
c. Must be listed in the team roster submitted to the host city on or before the specified deadline.
d. Must submit a registration form with a recent photo to the host city on or before the specified deadline.
e. Must provide proof of his/her age if necessary, his/her Filipino heritage. For a player's age, on the following documents will be accepted:
- Birth Certificate
- State Issued ID
VIII. TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS:
The FBA of North America and HOST CITY City directors and appointees shall compose the tournament officials. These officials shall have sole jurisdiction in the enforcement of the rules and regulations prescribed herein throughout the tournament. They have absolute authority to eject, with or without game officials recommendation, a player or players whose conduct may joepardize the continuance of the game the tournament as a whole.
IX. GAME OFFICIALS:
The game officials shall belong to an association, hired by, but independent of FBA of North America and the HOST CITY.
a. The referees, scorekeepers and timekeepers are the game officials.
b. All judgments and decisions made by the referees during the game will be final, binding and irrevocable.
c. The game officials shall be completely independent of FBA of North America
d. Any dispute in the game with the time, score, fouls, timeouts, etc. will be resolved by the referees.
e. The table officials shall seat only scorekeeper, timekeeper and tournament official. Only a head coach may approach the official table for any inquiry.
Note: AN INTENTIONAL FLAGRANT FOUL IS AN AUTOMATIC EJECTION AND AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF THE NEXT SCHEDULED GAME.
OTHER RULES NOT COVERED BY THE ABOVE SHALL BE DECIDED BY TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS AND THE APPOINTEES AND ATHLETIC DIRECTORS OF FBA OF NORTH AMERICA.
X. UNIFORM & COLORS:
In order to participate in the FBA of North America tournament, a city team/teams must have an approved uniform. The color shall be distinctive from each other. No player or team or city will be allowed to play without the proper basketball uniform.
The following list below are the approved colors that each participating city team/teams will use:
- Austin - Black/White (Dominant Black)
- Bergen (New Jersey) - Green
- Chicago - Red/White (Dominant Red)
- Detroit - Maroon
- Durham - Grey/Royal Blue (Dominant Grey)
- Glendale Heights - Royal Blue
- Houston - White/Red (Dominant White)
- Mississauga - Orange
- New York - Purple
- Toronto - Gold/Black (Dominant Gold)
- Vaughan- Black/Gold (Dominant Black)
- Washington DC - Black/Neon Green/Blue (Dominant Black)
- Windsor - Silver/Orange (Dominant Silver)
- Winnipeg - Navy Blue
a. A fee shall be collected from each city for each of their teams to help finance the FBA of North America tournament.
b. Seed money of USD $ 300.00 shall be paid by each city on or before May 17, 2013 with the remainder of the fees paid on or before July 31, 2013.
c. 2013 Team Division Fees
- TYKES 2002 or younger $400
- PEEWEE 2000 or younger $400
- BANTAM BOYS 1998 or younger $400
- BANTAM GIRLS 1999 or younger $400
- MIDGET BOYS 1996 or younger $450
- MIDGET GIRLS 1996 or younger $450
- JUVENILE 1993 or younger $450
- MEN'S OPEN 5'11/UNDER NO AGE LIMIT $450
- MEN'S OPEN NO AGE LIMIT $450
- WOMEN'S OPEN NO AGE LIMIT $450
- SENIOR 1980 0R OLDER $450
- MASTER 1970 0R OLDER $450