Beach handball tournament

Beach handball is played according to international elite rules. The winner will advance to the next match, and the loser is out of the tournament.

Team list
All teams must present a physical team list prior to the first match either in the GH beach house or at the GH info desk (shirt numbers can be changed from day to day but not players’ names)

Exemption players
Rules regarding exemption players for the general tournament also apply to the beach tournament (read more above).

Shirts
All players must wear shirts with numbers in accordance with the team list. The shirts can be different colors as the teams can use vests. In case of same shirt color, the last mentioned team (team 2) must change shirts or wear vests.

The courts
The beach handball courts are named court no. BigMac 1, McChicken 2, and McFeast 3.

Specific rules for certain classes (will possibly be updated/changed for GH22)

  • U-17 and U-20: Match duration is 2*9 minutes without half-time except in semifinals and finals. In case of draw, there will be golden goal until a winner is found (not shoot out) except in the semifinals and finals. In the semifinals and finals, the match duration is 2*10 minutes of duration with shoot out in case of draw.
  • U-11, U-13, and U-15: Match duration is 1*11 minutes without half-time in all matches including semifinals and finals. In case of draw, there will be golden goal until a winner is found (not shoot out), also in semifinals and finals.