Rules of Volleyball


  • Women and Men. 
  • Maximum number of the teams in both categories is 12. 

Time and place

  • May 15 – 17, 2020
  • Lahden Urheilu- ja messukeskus, Suurhalli, 
    Salpausselänkatu 7, 15110 Lahti
  • Lahden lyseo,
    Lahdenkatu 6, 15110 Lahti
  • Lahden yhteiskoulu,
    Kirkkokatu 2, 15110 Lahti


Rules set by the FIVB must be followed. 


Maximum 12 players and 2 coaches. Teams will be playing depending on their success from Friday 15th to 17th of May. 

  • Friday 15th: Qualification groups 
  • Saturday 16th: Qualification groups and semifinals 
  • Sunday 17th: Finals 


One match lasts until one team wins two sets. First to sets will be played to 25 points with two-point difference. If after two sets both teams have won one set, third set will be played until 15 points with two-point difference. 


Teams will be classified into pools (amount of pools depends on how many teams will be joining the tournament). Teams will be playing in round system. Each win by numbers 2-0 or 2-1 gives winner two (2) points, lost of 1-2 gives one (1) point and lost of 0-2 gives zero (0) points.

If teams have the same amount of points after pool matches, the following will be looked: 

  • The team that has won more matches 
  • The team that has better win / loss ratio of sets 
  • The match between the teams 

Final will be played best-of-three. 

Each game reserves 1,5 hours including warm-up. If the schedule is delayed the warm-up time will be decreased. Official warm-up time is 10 minutes.

The playing system of the matches and schedule can be fixed after the exact number of team is known. 

Each team should have their own balls for warm-up. 

Teams are responsible for having game suits. 

Number of the player must be visible on the game suit.  

Players are responsible for their insurances, not organizers.

Organizing committee reserves the right to make changes to these rules.