Malta Basketball Association

Christmas Cup 2017: Qualifying Tournament Boys – Sunday 17th December 2017 Schedule and Rules

The teams have been drawn up in the following groups:


Group A: Siggiewi, Gzira Athleta, Starlites A,

Group B: Luxol, Starlites B, Depiro, Hibs


Games will be on a single round, round-robin format.

The top 2 teams will qualify for the finals on Saturday 23rd December.



Kindly abide strictly with the starting time and work together with the officials to start all the games on time.


  Court A (left on entry) Court B (right on entry)
8.30 Gzira Athleta vs Siggiewi (Grp A) Starlites B vs Luxol
9.20 Depiro vs Starlites B Hibs vs Luxol
10.10 Starlites A vs Gzira Athleta (Grp A) Hibs vs Depiro
11.00  Siggiewi vs Starlites A (Grp A) Luxol vs Depiro (starting at 11.30)
Starlites B vs Hibs



Apart from the rules below, it has been decided to amend the following rules for the Christmas Cup as from this Sunday, namely:


Duration of the game:

Quarters 1 to 3: 10 minutes running time, with time only stopped during free throws.

Quarter 4: 7 minutes (stopping time)


Half time: One (1) minute


Time Outs: each team is entitled to one (1) time out to be used only in the 4th quarter.


Time between games: Maximum 5 minutes


  • Minimum of players per team:8
  • In the event of a tied game, the overtime period will be of 2 minutes.
  • Ball size:6.
  • Zone defense is not allowed.
  • Up to the 3rd Quarter,all players have to play.
  • If a team has less than 12 players on the bench (min. 8), then the opposing team has the option to use an equal number of players by the 3rd quarter.
  • Minimum of one FULL quarter to be played by each player
  • Maximum of three FULL quarters to be played by each player.
  • A player cannot play the first 3 consecutive quarters.
  • No Substitutions are allowed at any time during the first 3 quarters of the game, with the exceptions of the following:
  1. When there are any injured players, subs to be decided by the opposing coach.
  2. Fouled out players, subs to be decided by the opposing coach.
  3. 4th Quarter, subs are allowedat any time, always abiding by the above mentioned rules.

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