The following information applies to EDJBA finals:
Player Qualification for Finals:
PLAYERS NOT LISTED IN PLAYHQ: Unless a team is very confident that a player who is not listed in PlayHQ Scoring, then the team should not play the player. If they decide to add the player, this is at their own risk if the player is found to be ineligible. The EDJBA will check all players added to finals on Sunday morning.
As a minimum, players must have played five games to be able to play finals, but there are some qualifications to this.
- If a player has filled in for a team five times but they are not registered in PlayHQ and allocated to the team, they will not be able to play finals
- If a player has filled in for a second team five times but has not been given special permission by the EDJBA to play in the team, they will not be able to play finals
- If a player was added to a team after grading, with EDJBA permission, they will be able to play finals if the EDJBA deems that their contribution to the team does not affect grading. We will be assessing these players over the next week or so
The only other players permitted are those with special permission which is organised through the relevant Member Club and approved by the EDJBA.
Each Member Club will be sent a qualified players list.
MERCY RULE: There is NO Mercy Rule during finals.
UNIFORM STANDARDS: The penalty for the incorrect uniform is 2 points per uniform to a maximum penalty of 10 points. When a colour clash occurs and both teams are from the one Club, the Club shall nominate the team to wear alternatives. When the nominated team does not provide an alternative colour combination, it shall play in make shift tops with a penalty of two points per player, maximum penalty of 10 points. See BY LAW 24.f for more details.
DISPUTES: All disputes, protests and complaints must be lodged in writing, by a nominated Club official, to the EDJBA within five days of the matter under dispute. See BY LAW 25.C for more details.
Timing Regulations – Semi & Preliminary Finals
THE CLOCK WILL STOP ON ALL TIME-OUTS THROUGHOUT THE GAME AND EVERY WHISTLE DURING THE LAST THREE MINUTES OF THE FINAL HALF.
- Time-outs are permitted at any time during the game; as the clock stops for all time-outs.
- The three point rule does not apply for Under 12 age groups and below.
- In the event of a drawn game, an extra period(s) of three minutes will be played, with one-minute break between each period, until a result is known.
- In each extra period, each team is entitled to one time-out and the clock stops for every whistle and time-outs.
- The Mercy Rule is not applied in Finals.
PLEASE HAVE BOTH SCORERS CHECK THE COMPUTER TO AVOID DISCREPANCIES
Timing Regulations – Grand Finals
THE CLOCK WILL STOP ON:
- ALL TIME-OUTS THROUGHOUT THE GAME
- EVERY WHISTLE DURING THE LAST ONE MINUTE OF THE FIRST HALF
- EVERY WHISTLE IN THE LAST THREE MINUTES OF THE FINAL HALF.
Time-outs are permitted at any time during the game, as the clock stops for all time-outs.
The three point rule does not apply for Under 12 age groups and below.
IN THE EVENT OF A DRAWN GAME:
- extra period(s) of three minutes will be played
- there is a one minute break between each period until a result is known
- In each extra period, both teams are entitled to one time-out each
- The clock stops for every whistle and time-outs.
Each Member Club is allocated a percentage of courts based on the number of teams they have in the competition – not the number of teams in finals. This means that although we try and offer the team who finishes higher on the ladder a home court final, it is definitely not guaranteed.
Grand Finals are always played at neutral venues unless it is a game with two teams from the same Member Club. In this situation the game is played at the Member Club’s home venue.
Fixtures are organised by the EDJBA as soon as the results have been finalised. This process can take a few days to finalise as there are many varying factors that come into play. The EDJBA aims to have the fixtures published by Wednesday. Even after the fixture is published, there is potential for a fixture change and therefore it is always best to check the website on the Friday afternoon. All requests regarding fixturing must be handled by the Member Club.
What to expect at Venues during finals:
- There are no entry or team sheet fees.
- Only Molten basketballs can be used as game balls and for warmups.
- No one is allowed on the court during half-time or time-outs.
- There will be a court supervisor (in a fluorescent orange vest) on every court who is there to assist the officials of the game (referees, scorers & coaches).
- Every team must supply a competent scorer (someone who has experience in scoring) who must be impartial throughout the game and remain at the score-bench to assist in the adding up of the score-sheet. They must not leave the bench until the final score-sheet result has been communicated to the coaches.
- There are different timing rules for each of the finals. Click here for Semi & Prelim Finals Timing Regulations and Click here for Grand Finals Timing Regulations
Medallions & Trophies:
Both the winners and runners-up of each Grand Final will be presented with a relevant medallion. There is also a Most Determined Player medallion awarded to one player from the game (it can be from either team) who displayed determination, sportsmanship and courage.
There is a Perpetual Trophy awarded to the team who wins the ‘A’ grade Grand Final.