The National High School Federation Rules and Regulations (NHSF) will apply to all CBC Tournaments Games with the following exceptions.

"Home Team responsible for the Book & Game Ball"

"All Teams must Check-In and provide an Official Roster"

I. All games will be played as follows:

High School Teams 8th - 12th Grades Games: 15 Minutes Halves - Stop Clock. 

Middle School Teams 3rd - 7th Grades Games: 14 Minutes Halves - Stop Clock.  

II. Games can start before the scheduled time if both coaches agree. There will be a minimum of a 3 minute warm-up period. Halftime will be 3 minutes unless both coaches agree to start earlier.

III. Timeouts: Coaches get 4 Time-Outs (2 Full & 2 30s) 

IV. Overtime:

3 minutes for Middle School (2nd - 7th Grades) - (max 2 OTs - then SD)

4 minutes for High School (8th - 12th Grades) - (max 2 OTs - then SD)

VI. Two (2) direct technical fouls during a game on a player, coach, or team representative will result in their disqualification for the current game of the tournament. Fighting and gross unsportsmanlike behavior can be more than one game and is at the discretion of the Tournament Director and / or State Director.

VII. Each team is responsible for their warm-up and game balls and or any other items brought into the game. CBC is not responsible for lost items.

VIII. If a team forfeits two games by not participating; the team will be disqualified from the event and cannot participate in bracket / tournament play.

Roster Rules:

I. Rosters are allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) players. Team must have a copy roster at all times.

Ia. Players can't switch teams during the tournament once play for one team you can't change rosters. 

II. Proof of age and / or grade is required for all players on roster. Acceptable proofs of age are; clean photocopies of birth certificates, adoption papers, or immigration papers. Proof of grade is a clean copy of any report card of the current school year or school document that indicates current grade level. Teams are required to have proof of age and grade upon check-in.

III. No roster additions will be permitted after the team has begun play of its first tournament game within any tournament.


All roster protest must be filed in writing accompanied by a $100.00 protest fee (refundable if the protest is upheld) with the Tournament Director PRIOR to protested game. If the protest is valid, the protested team forfeits all previous games. Upon protest, teams must provide proof of eligibility. (See roster rules for acceptable proofs of age and grade.

All non-roster protest must be filed in writing within one (1) hour of the conclusion of the contest and must be accompanied by a $100.00 protest fee (refundable if protest is upheld). Official's calls are not grounds for a protest.

Tournament Directors rulings on protest are final.

Mercy Rule:  If team ahead by 25 running clock starts - most get under 20 to Stop.

Home team must provide book keeper. First team listed is home team and wears light color Uniforms.


Two Teams Tied: Head-to-head result.

Three or more teams: Point Differential System will be used. Teams will receive a point differential per game up to a maximum of plus 15 points for a win and a maximum of minus 15 points for loss. The team with the highest point total will win the tiebreaker and the second highest number will be seeded second, etc. If two teams are tied with points, then revert back to head-to-head. The team not involved in the tiebreaker will have its games eliminated. If the teams are still tied, the team with the fewest points allowed in ALL games played in pool play wins. A forfeit is scored as a 15-0 game.

Notes: Area and State Tournaments have the authority to modify local playing rules to accommodate local circumstances



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