FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
Let serving in play” is introduced as a new rule meaning
the ball may touch the net when crossing the net.
Reduction of size of the court to 16 x 8m (previously 18
x 9m like in beach volleyball).
Redefinition of free zone to measure 5m minimum and
Adjustment of net size to 8.5m in length (previously 9.5m).
Introduction of “Rally Point System” with the following
format, best of three sets, scoring to 21 (Sets 1 and 2),
Set 3). All sets with a two point lead no cap.
Adjustment of number of time outs to one per set per
team (Rule 19.2).
Duration of time outs remains the same (30s).
Introduction of a 30-second Technical time out in sets 1
and 2 when the total sum of points scored by the teams
equals 21 points.
Adjustment of court switches to occur every seven points
in Sets 1 and 2 (Rule 22.1.1). Court switch in Set 3 will
remain every five points.
For FIVB international competition an 8m net with smaller
mesh and branding can be used. This facilitated the title
sponsor to be visible on the equipment.
Contact with the net or antenna is not a fault, unless it
is made during the action of playing the ball or interferes
with play. Incidental contact of the hair is never a fault.
Several amendments are introduced in the Rules of the
Game wording/structure, in line with the most recent
improvements of volleyball rules, aiming to clarify the rules.
None of these adjustment concern rule changes.
A decision is made to strictly enforce all rules in order to
avoid delays during matches.
Regulations concerning women’s beach volleyball uniforms
are amended to allow greater flexibility, taking into account
The entry process for FIVB events was modified providing
great recognition to the national federations. National
Federation ranking was introduced to determine which
countries would participate in tournaments plus whether
they would play in the Main Draw or Qualifying of those
tournaments. Once the national federation positions are
determined, the teams (registered to play) with the highest
entry points from those respective countries will fill those