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Multiple teams on 1 court

  • 5 teams play in 3 rounds for the title ‘King of the Court’
  • First round lasts 20 minutes. Team with least points is out
  • Second round lasts 16 minutes. Team with least points is out
  • Final round: first team with 15 points is the winner.

Be the king!

  • Stay as long as possible on the King’s side to earn points
  • In the final round the team who first has 15 points is ‘King of the Court’

Beat the king!

  • Only the King’s side earns points
  • If the team on the Challenge side wins the rally they don’t earn a point but move to the King’s side
  • If either team loses a rally they have to leave the court and wait on stage

THE KING’S RULES

King of the court is played with a total of 5 teams, 2 will be in the field, the others will be waiting their turn outside the Court. There is a kingside of the court and a challengers side. Which team will start where is determined by the drawing of lots. Each rally will start with a serve from the team at the challengers side. Each team is free to pick which player will serve.

If the team on the challengers side wins the rally, they move to the kingside and the other team will leave the court and will have to wait their turn to serve again on the challengers side. If the team on the kingside wins the rally, they will stay on the kingside and get 1 point. Teams are only able to score points while they are on the kingside. When a team on the challengers side makes a mistake during the serve, they’re out and need to join the back of the line. However the team on the Kingside will not gain a point! There is a maximum 8 sec between two rally’s. The referee will closely monitoring this. During the rally, current beach volleyball rules apply.

If there’s a situation when two teams end with the same amount of points at the end of a round, the first check will be the longest stay at the kingside. (A longest stay is the most amount of point gathered during one turn on the kingside). Team with the longest stay will go on to the next round. If the lon- gest stay scores are also the same; the team that got the longest stay first will proceed to the next round.

The next round will start in order of result of the previous round. So number 1 starts at kingside, number 2 at challengersside, number 3 second serve position, etc. There are no time-outs and no breaks. The game is played on time.

The end of each round is determined by the buzzer. This means the end of the rally. Points will still be award to the current rally if it has not finished. The team with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.

The winner will be determined in the final by whomever get to 15 points first (or the highest score at the time of the final buzzer.)

  • First round: 5 teams – 20 mins play.
  • Second round: 4 teams – 16 mins play.
  • Final: 3 teams – first to 15 points (max 20 minutes)