Tournament Rules

Tampa Bay Beach Bums’ Tournament Rules

The Tampa Bay Beach Bums' Tournaments follow the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Official Sand Volleyball Rules.

The Bum Guidelines:

Co-ed 2's& 4's:

  • At least one girl per team.
  • All games are self-reffed & scored. We promote a community of volleyballers that respect each other and play with honest, good sportsmanship. If there are any question about a play and teams are unable to decide, please replay the play.
  • Games are to 21, cap at 25. Switch every 7 points.
  • Each team is guaranteed 3 games of pool play.

*2's Block counts as 1 of your 3 hits.

*4's Block does NOT count as 1 of your 3 hits.

Start times:
First game of the session has a 10-minute grace period. After that, four points will be taken from the team’s score for every five minutes they are late. After 15 minutes, it will be considered a forfeit.
Ever game after the first game of the session has a five-minute grace period. After that, four points will be taken from the team’s score for every five minutes they are late. After 10 minutes, it will be considered a forfeit.