Regulations English

1. General information
1.1. Event: Lido VolleyFest (further in the text: Tournament) is an International volleyball tournament, played outside on grass courts, following the Indoor volleyball rules.
1.2. Date: August 18, 2018. Registration 9:30-10:30, games start 11:00.
1.3. Location: Skonto Stadium, E. Melngaiļa Street 1a, Riga, Latvia. Games will be played on 16 volleyball courts simultaneously.
1.4. Participants: Male, Female, MIX, senior teams from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Finland and other countries.

2. Management
2.1. The tournament is organized by the nonprofit organization “EVL nodibinājums”, Reg.No.: LV40008226264.
2.2. Lido VolleyFest director: Jānis Stukuls, janis@evl.lv +371 26427173
2.3. Website: www.volleyfest.eu

3. Participants
3.1. The Tournament will be carried out in the following categories:
3.1.1. Men A (advanced, only with invitations)
3.1.2. Men B (intermediate)
3.1.3. Men C (beginners, novice)
3.1.4. Men 50+ (aged 50 or more as of August 18, 2018)
3.1.5. Women A (advanced, intermediate)
3.1.6. Women B (beginners, novice)
3.1.7. Women 45+ (aged 45 or more as of August 18, 2018)
3.1.8. MIX (3 male + 3 female)
3.2. Each team is entitled to list up to 10 players.
3.3. Players, who play for the National Teams or in the season of 2017/2018 participated in the Baltic League in Volleyball or in other national championship can only participate in Men A and Women A categories.

4. Order of Contest
4.1. The games are played in accordance of FIVB official volleyball rules. There are no technical timeouts used. The length of each game will be determined according to the number of teams participating.
4.2. The order of play will be determined according to the number of teams participating.
4.3. A team has to start the game with at least 6 players (in case a player is injured during the game, the team is allowed to finish the game with 5 players with a permission of the opposing team). It is allowed to start a game with only 5 players only with a permission of the opposing team.
4.4. In case a team has started a game with 7 players, from which 1 is a libero player and a player is injured, it is allowed for the libero player to substitute the injured player and play the remaining part of the game as a regular player.
4.5. Players, which are team members are allowed to get involved in the game also if they have not been present at the beginning of the game. If a team has started game with only 5 players (with the permission of the opposing team), the 6th player can get involved in the game only from the beginning of a new set.
4.6. If a team withdraws from the competition, it gets technical loses in all the remaining games, but the previous results remain in the table. The participation fee is not returned.
4.7. All teams are playing in blue Lido Volley Fest uniforms given by the organizers at registration. Libero player plays in a different color uniform.
4.8. The games are played with Mikasa MVA200 ball unless both teams agree on another ball to be used.
4.9. It is allowed to play the games in sports shoes. However, it is forbidden to use shoes with studs (e.g. football shoes).
4.10. In the MIX games the net is 243 cm high.

5. Applications and financial terms
5.1. Applications of the teams should be filled electronically at the Tournament website: www.volleyfest.eu.
5.2. The participation fee (includes participation in the tournament, free entrance to the after party, free public transportation (buses, trams, trolley buses) on August 18 and August 19) is:
5.2.1. If applying and bank transferring the participation fee until June 18, 2018: EUR 95
5.2.2. If applying and bank transferring the participation fee until June 30, 2018: EUR 105
5.2.3. If applying and bank transferring the participation fee until July 31, 2018: EUR 115
5.2.4. If applying and bank transferring the participation fee until August 15, 2018: EUR 125
5.3. The registration for the tournament is closed on August 15, 2018 at 23:59.

6. Awards
6.1. Teams having taken places 1-3 in each of the categories are awarded with cups, medals and prizes.

7. Lido VolleyFest details
Nonprofit organization: EVL nodibinājums
Latvian reg.no: 40008226264
Bank account no.: LV23HABA0551045022929
Bank: AS Swedbank Latvia
SWIFT: HABALV22