Sandball 2013 is primarily for cornwall based teams and players
The idea of the tournament is to gain interest in Handball in order to promote and grow the sport in Cornwall. It’s a fantastic sport and the beach is an ideal place to start. So if you are Cornwall based, get a team together and give it a go!
We are looking at the potential of running a national version in September, so at the risk of sounding like The League of Gentlemen, if you’re not local… sorry, please watch this space!
On the field of play, teams consist of three outfield players and a goalkeeper. However squads are ideally around 6/7/8 players. Substitutions are regular and often on, a roll-on-roll-off off basis.
When a team has possession the goalkeeper becomes an outfield player, when the attack ends goalkeepers quickly substitute so not to leave the goal unattended for the opposition attack.
Players must be 16 or over.
There are no draws in Sandball, even at the end of each half. If the first half finishes in a draw a golden goals decides who wins the half, that team is awarded a point. Same format for the second half. If it ends 2-0, as you’d expect the team who got two points wins. If it ends 1-1 a penalty shootout decides the overall winner.
The playing area is 27m x 12m with a 6m line that players can’t step into. Similar to the 6m ‘D’ semi-circle in regular Handball.
Players are allowed 3 steps in possession of the ball before passing, shooting, or bouncing (won’t get you far on the beach).
Thats the basic format of the game, other rules can be picked up by playing – so get involved!
On the day
Please arrive at, or before, 12.30. Ready for a 1pm start. Newquay Handball Club will run through the rules, give demonstrations and a short exhibition game. Then the Sandball commences!
Teams will be drawn into two qualifying groups where each team will play eachother once. The top two will go through to the knockout stages, which consists of semi finals and final.
There will be a 30 minute break after the qualifying rounds, during which time a penalty competition will be running. Can you score against NHC’s no.1?
The competition is open to anyone, players or crowd and costs £1 to enter, all proceeds for this competition go to the Children’s Hospice South West. So please feel free to donate more than £1!