Top of the stars is played with a total of 5 teams in each group, 2 will be in the field, the others will be waiting their turn outside the Court.
Round 1 : There is a Star side of the court and a challengers side. Which team will start where is determined by the drawing of lots. Each rally will start with a serve from the team at the challengers side. Each team is free to pick which player will serve.
If the team on the challengers side wins the rally, they move to the Star side and the other team will leave the court and will have to wait their turn to serve again on the challengers side.
If the team on the Star side wins the rally, they will stay on the Star side and get 1 point. Teams are only able to score points while they are on the Star side.
When a team on the challengers side makes a mistake during the serve, they’re out and need to join the back of the line. However the team on the Star side will not gain a point!
There is a maximum 10 sec between two rally’s. The referee will closely monitoring this.
During the rally, current beach volleyball rules apply.
Note : If there’s a situation when two teams end with the same amount of points at the end of a round, the 2 teams will play a golden point and the winner wil reach the next round.
Round 2 : The next round will start in order of result of the previous round. So number 1 starts at Star side, number 2 at challengersside, number 3 second serve position, etc. There are no time-outs and no breaks. The game is played on time.
Rule for each round : The end of each round is determined by the wristle. This means the end of the rally. Points will still be award to the current rally if it has not finished. The team with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
Final round : The winner will be determined in the final by whomever get to 15 points first (or the highest score at the time of the final wristle.)
Time limit :
First round: 5 teams – 20 mins play.
Second round: 4 teams – 15 mins play.
Final: 3 teams – first to 15 points (max 15 mns)