Tournament Rules


  • A zero tolerance policy is in effect during all NB PCYC; competitions and events. Any people exhibiting violent, threatening or abusive behavior will be required to leave the venue and may face action under our disciplinary guidelines.
  • Abuse of equipment will result in disciplinary action
  • Any infractions regarding people exhibiting violent, threatening or abusive behavior will be assessed by the Disciplinary Committee in conjunction with the match officials and may result in suspensions or bans
  • Players that consistently exhibit conduct towards officials and other players that, while not worthy of a suspension as an individual act, is constant in nature and deemed negative to the playing environment of the competition will be issued a warning. If the individual does not improve their conduct following the warning they can be suspended
  • Any abuse to officials, verbal or physical will not be tolerated and will face disciplinary actions
  • Any player that receives three technical fouls or three unsportsmanlike fouls during the course of the tournament will removed for the venue for the duration of the event
  • Team coaches/ coordinators are responsible for their team and supporter’s behaviour inside the playing venue and parking area and will be liable for any damages incurred inside the venue and parking area.
  • If it has been determined that a team or its players are repeatedly involved in altercations, rough and dirty physical plays, they will be asked to leave the tournament. PCYC Northern Beaches reserves the right to amend rules at any given time.
  • Players in the NB PCYC Filipino Tournament waive their right to claim against PCYC insurance.

Registration and Participation

  • The team contact must register all of their team’s players with NB PCYC by the cut-off date (24/4).
  • Players are expected to be of Filipino descent (minimum one grandparent is Filipino) and reside primarily in NSW. Teams found to be using players that do not meet this criteria will be removed from the tournament and have any prizes/placings removed.
  • All players must be registered, under their own name, on the scoresheet prior entering the game.
  • Players must play at least two pool games to compete in the finals.

Competition points, forfeits & Fines

  • Forfeits are recorded as a 20-0 scoreline for ladder purposes
  • Competition points structure is as follows: Win + 3pts, Draw + 2pts, Loss + 1pts, Forfeits – 3 points.
  • Teams may be docked points for conduct infractions at the discretion of the competition committee.

Tournament Structure

  • The NB PCYC 2019 Filipino Tournament has 16 teams, split into four pools by lottery. Teams will be everyone in their pool once during the round games
  • Teams that win their pool will move into the Premier finals bracket. Teams that place second in their pool will move into the Division
    1 finals. All other teams will play one consolation game i.e. 9 v 10, 11 v 12, etc.
  • Seeds for the Premier finals, Division 1 finals and consolation games will be determined by competitions points, for and against, head to head record (where applicable) and coin flip in that order


  • All players must sign their teams nomination sheet, this nomination sheet acts a waiver. Players are not able to claim against the insurance of NB PCYC as players are not NB PCYC members. All players compete at their own risk and NB PCYC is not responsible for any injuries sustained during the tournament
  • In the event of a injury either the injured player or their teammates must notify the Court Supervisor immediately and the Court Supervisor will help them seek medical attention
  • In the event of an injury players must complete a Incident Report Form with NB PCYC staff. The Incident Report Form must be completed before the injured player leaves the venue and responsibility for the completion of the form rests with the injured party.
  • The Court Supervisor and staff may assist the injured player, however, neither party are medical professionals and all advice should be considered in this light. Treatment options are the responsibility of the injured party.


  • All players must have matching, numbered jerseys
  • All players must wear basketball shorts without pockets
  • No jewelry or objects that could cause abrasions may be worn during matches

General rules

  • Round games are made up of two 15 minute halves. Teams have one timeout in the first half (clock does not stop) and one timeout in the second half (clock stops).
  • Finals games are made up of two 20 minute halves, one timeout per half and the clock stops for time-outs.
  • Consolation games are made up of two 18 minute halves, one timeout per half and the clock stops for time-outs.
  • All games are running clock (last minute stop clock if game is within single digits points difference)
  • Technical fouls will incur a penalty of one shot and the ball to the opposition, rather than one shot and resume possession from the point the technical foul occurred.
  • Over-time will be played only during finals and consolation games. Overtime will be 2 minutes in the semi-finals and consolation games and 3 minutes in the grand final.
  • All other guidelines are covered by the most recent FIBA officiating rules.