Tournament Format: Velammal Yuva Kabaddi Series - Tamil Nadu Clubs 2024

Format Overview

Here is the format of the Velammal Yuva Kabaddi Series - Tamil Nadu Clubs 2024

Total 3 rounds: Challenger Round, Booster Round & Summit Round

1. Challenger Round : 16 team divided into 2 pools.

Pool A: 8 Teams, Single Round Robin

  • Each team to play 7 matches.
  • 28 matches in total
  • 4 matches in a day
  • Matches are of 40 minutes each.
  • 6th May 2024 to 12th May 2024
  • No elimination in this round
  • Match timings (Daily): 10:15, 11:45, 16:15, 17:45
  • Single points table in Challenger and Booster Rounds

Pool B: 8 Teams, Single Round Robin

  • Each team to play 7 matches.
  • 28 matches in total
  • 4 matches in a day
  • Matches are of 40 minutes each.
  • 13th May 2024 to 19th May 2024
  • No elimination in this round
  • Match timings (Daily): 10:15, 11:45, 16:15, 17:45
  • Single points table in Challenger and Booster Rounds

2. Booster Round : 16 teams to fight it out in this round

  • Each team to play 7 matches
  • 56 matches in total
  • 4 matches in a day
  • Matches are of 40 minutes each.
  • Single points table in Challenger and Booster Rounds
  • Booster points are applicable for some matches
  • 6 teams will get eliminated at the end of the round and top 10 will qualify for Summit Round

Booster points system

  • Booster points are additional points which a team gets in certain scenarios- over and above the points that they will get from a match
  • Teams also to lose points from their current points in certain scenarios
  • Booster Points are applicable when:
    1. In Booster round- a bottom placed team (from challenger round) beat a top placed team (from Challenger round)
    2. In Booster round- a team winning against a team twice (in Challenger and Booster Round) in the tournament

Booster Points Scenarios:

  • In Round 2 some matches will have the booster points system
  • The following position scenarios are based on Challenger Round positions, not the position in Booster Round.
  • Scenarios:

    1. When teams in position 6, 7 and 8 beat the teams in 1, 2, 3 and 4th position teams in the round, they will get 2 booster points over and above the match points, whereas the losing team will lose 2 points from their current points in the points table.
    2. In the matches between teams of 4th and 5th position, if the 5th place team beats the 4th place team, then the 5th place team will get 1 booster point over and above their match points, whereas the 4th place team will lose 1 point from their current points from the points table.
    3. If a team beats the opposite team twice in the tournament (including booster and challenger round) : Double header, the winning team will get 1 booster points over and above the match points, whereas the losing team will lose 1 point from their current points in the points table.
    4. If any of the matches in a double header ends in tie, the match will not be eligible for any booster points. Neither any team gets any booster points nor does any team loses any booster points.
    5. In the cross pool matches between top teams (Top 1 or 2 of Pool A vs Top 1 or 2 of Pool B) or bottom teams (7th and 8th Position teams in Pool A vs 7th and 8th position of Pool B),neither any team gets any booster points nor does any team loses any booster points.

Examples of Booster Points:

Let's say the teams in Booster Bound are : A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 (The teams with positions 1-8 in the Challenger Pool A round) and B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8 (The teams with positions 1-8 in the Challenger Pool B round):
  • If A2 loses to B7, then A2 will lose 2 points from their points table and B7 will get 2 points additional to the points obtained by winning from the match, as the bottom team beats the top team. (Scenario 1)
  • If A1 beats B8, then both teams won't get or lose any additional points apart from the points obtained by winning from the match, as the bottom team lost against the top team.(Scenario 1)
  • If B5 beats A4, then B5 will get 1 point additional to the points obtained by winning from the match and A4 will lose 1 point from their points table. (Scenario 2)
  • In a game between A1 and A2 in the Challenger Round- assume A1 wins, when A1 faces A2 in Booster Round, if A1 wins- A1 will get 1 additional point over and above to the points obtained by winning from the match, and A2 will lose one point from the match
  • If A2 loses to B7 by 8 points, then A2 will lose 2 points from their points table and B7 will get 6 points from the match and also additional 2 points by winning the match- so total 8 points from the match, as the bottom team beats the top team. (Scenario 1)
  • In a game between A3 and A4 in the Challenger Round, assume the match ends in tie, then the match between them in Booster Round will not be eligible for Booster Points. Neither any team gets booster points nor does any team lose any booster points. Only the match points will be awarded. (Scenario 4)
  • In a game between A1 and A2 in the Challenger Round- assume A1 wins, when A1 faces A2 in Booster Round, if the match ends in tie, then no bonus points will be available in the match. Neither any team gets any booster points nor does any team loses any booster points. Only the match points will be awarded. (Scenario 4)

3. Summit Round : Top 10 teams qualify for Summit Round

  • 3rd June to 6th June 2024
  • 9 Matches
  • All knock-out matches
  • Day 1
    • Rank 7 vs Rank 10: Eliminator 1
    • Rank 8 vs Rank 9: Eliminator 2
    • Rank 3 vs Rank 6: Quarter Final 1
    • Rank 4 vs Rank 5: Quarter Final 2
  • Day 2
    • Rank 1 vs E2 Winner: Quarter Final 3
    • Rank 2 vs E1 Winner: Quarter Final 4
  • Day 3
    • QF 1 Winner vs QF 4 Winner: Semi Final 1
    • QF 2 Winner vs QF 3 Winner: Semi Final 2
  • Day 4
    • SF 1 Winner vs SF 2 Winner: Grand Finale

Prize Money

The top 6 positions of teams get prize money as follows:

  • Winner of Grand Finale will win ₹20 Lakhs Prize Money
  • Runner-Up team (losing team of final) will get ₹10 Lakhs Prize Money
  • The 3rd Position team will get INR 5 Lakhs as prize money. 3rd position will be decided by the following criteria: Among the losing teams of Semi Final 1 and Semi Final 2, whichever team had higher position in the points table at the end of the Booster round will be considered as the 3rd position winner.
  • The 4th Position team will get INR 2 Lakhs as prize money. 4th position will be decided by the following criteria: Among the losing teams of Semi Final 1 and Semi Final 2, whichever team had lower position in the points table at the end of the Booster round will be considered as the 4th position winner.
  • The 5th position team will get INR 1 lakh as prize money. 5th position will be decided by the following criteria: Among the losing teams of Quarter final 1, Quarter final 2,Quarter final 3, Quarter final 4, whichever team had higher position in the points table at the end of the Booster round will be considered as the 5th position winner.
  • The 6th position team will get INR 50 thousand as prize money. 6th position will be decided by the following criteria: Among the losing teams of Quarter final 1, Quarter final 2,Quarter final 3, Quarter final 4, whichever team had 2nd highest position in the points table at the end of the Booster round will be considered as the 6th position winner.

Tiebreaker Rules

If a match in the Summit Round ends in a tie, the following tiebreaker rules will be applied:

  1. There will be an extra time section- 3 minutes of 2 halves with 1 minute of half time break.
  2. The team which raided first in the match will start the raid in the Extra Time
  3. The Extra Time will start with last 7 players on the mat for both teams.
  4. Both teams will get fresh 5 substitutions in extra 6 min time.
  5. Each team will get 1 timeout during the 6 minute extra time.
  6. If the extra time section also ends in a tie- the match will move on to a 5 raid format- where both teams need to pre decide the order of 5 raiders coming in to raid. The Baulk Line will be considered as Bonus line and no defenders will be deemed out of the mat
  7. If the 5 raid format also ends in a tie- the match moves on to Golden Raid.
  8. In the Extra Time, the teams will have 1 unsuccessful review which can be carry forwarded to 5 Raid format and Golden Raid- if the review is retained, if the review is lost at any time there will not be any more reviews for the rest of the match.
  9. There will be toss for golden raid. Then winner of toss will get to choose Raid or Defend.

Points Distribution

The points distribution for the matches (Except Summit Round) in the tournament is as follows:

Winning MarginWinning Team PointsLosing Team Points
More than 7 points60
7 points or less51
Tie33
Points Table Tie Breaker Rules
  • First Tie Breaker: If there is a tie on the points table of points between multiple teams in the points table, the win percentage for each team will be considered to break the tie.
  • Second tiebreaker will be: The Score Difference calculated as Score Difference of all teams in the Points table will be considered for computing the score difference value.
  • Third Tiebreaker: Total Score in tournament.
  • Fourth Tiebreaker: Toss/Dice.