MORENCI TOWN & COUNTRY FESTIVAL
2012 DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
This is the first annual Morenci Town &
Country Festival Dodgeball Tournament. This event is open to
anyone 13 years and older. Teams may be made up of all
women, all men or co-ed. Teams should consist of 6-8
|Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Morenci Wakefield Park Tennis Courts
Registration Fee: $40 per team
Registration Deadline: Forms and money due at City Hall by
Friday, June 15
Team Name: ____________________________________________________
Team Captain: ___________________________________________________
|By signing the undersigned hereby releases and hold
harmless the city of Morenci/Town and Country Festival
Committee and its volunteers from any and all property
damage, theft, or any other losses or claims by actions
arising from participation in any Morenci Town & Country
Festival event or fundraiser event.
|Player’s Name (Please Print)
||Player’s Release Signature
Phone Number and/or Email Address
|MORENCI TOWN & COUNTRY FESTIVAL DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY READ BEFORE SIGNING
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the
Morenci Town & Country Festival Dodgeball Tournament, the undersigned
acknowledges and agrees that:
1) The risk of injury from the activities involved in this tournament is
possible. Although, particular rules and personal discipline may reduce
this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist.
2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown,
EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and
assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3) I willingly agree to comply with the rules and code of conduct for
participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard
during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from
participation and bring such to the attention of the court monitor; and,
4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal
representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the
city of Morenci, Michigan and the Town & Country Festival Committee
their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants,
sponsors, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to
conduct the Town & Country Festival Dodgeball Tournament, WITH RESPECT
TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or
property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR
OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT,
FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL
RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY
Participant Name (Please print)
Participant or Guardian's Signature
(Guardian’s Signature is required if the participant is a minor)
|MORENCI TOWN & COUNTRY FESTIVAL
Teams will be made up of 6-8 players. Six (6) players will compete on a
side; others will be available as substitutes. Substitutes may enter the
game only during timeouts or in the case of injury.
The playing field shall be a rectangle at least 50 ft long and at least
30 ft wide, divided into two (2) equal sections by a center-line and
attack-lines 3m from, and parallel to the centerline.
The official ball used in tournament and league play will be an 8.25"
rubber-coated foam ball.
The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting
them "OUT". This may be done by:
1. Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the
2. Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the
3. A player who moves completely out of bounds when a ball is thrown at
them and does not catch that ball.
4. A player who moves into the opponent's zone or picks up a ball from
inside the opponent's zone without it fully rolling inside their zone
5. Players can also get eliminated if their throw hits an opponent on
the head, displays bad sportsmanship, or cheats. Kicking the balls is
A ball in the possession of a player can be used to block incoming balls
thrown by the opposing team.
Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the
ground, will allow another player from your team to return to the game.
Definition: LIVE: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched
anything, including the floor/ground, another ball, another player,
official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc)
During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players
may leave the boundaries through their end-line only to retrieve stray
balls. They must also return through their end-line.
THE OPENING RUSH
Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line – three (3)
on one side of the center hash and three (3) on the other. Players then
take a position behind their end line. Following a signal by the
official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This
signal officially starts the contest. Teams may only retrieve the three
(3) balls to their right of the center hash. Once a ball is retrieved it
must be taken behind the attack-line before it can be legally thrown.
TIMING AND WINNING A GAME
The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be
declared the winner. A 20-minute time limit has been established for
each contest. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the 20
minutes, the team with the greater number of players remaining will be
declared the winner.
TIME-OUTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
Each team will be allowed one (1) 30 second timeout per game. At this
time a team may substitute players into the game.
In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the
lead controls all six (6) balls on their side of the court for more than
During play, rules will be enforced primarily by the "honor system"*.
Players will be expected to rule whether or not a hit was legal or
whether they were legally eliminated. All contests will be supervised by
a court monitor*. The court monitor’s responsibility will be to rule on
any situation in which teams cannot agree. THE COURT MONITOR’S DECISION
IS FINAL – NO EXCEPTIONS.
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Understand, appreciate and abide by the rules of the game.
2. Respect the judgment of court monitor.
3. Respect your opponent.
4. Be responsible for your actions and maintain self-control.
5. Do not taunt opponents and refrain from using foul or abusive