Xball- set time limit (usually 50 minutes, like it was at the pro level). One flag hang gives one point. Teams often have at least 2 lines of 5 players so that players can play every other point, although it was typical to see star players double/triple/quadruple shifting leaving lower level players only playing a few points to relieve them. At the end of each point 2 minutes is given to the teams to refill air, paint, get a strategy together, wipe off hits etc. Most teams, especially at a high level would have a pit crew to help them with these tasks, as well as one or more coach to prepare them for the next point. All of this takes place in the "pit" which is like any other staging area, except it is attached to the field through a net door. Als, rather than remove extra players to serve a penalty (Ex 1for1, 2for1), the referees send the infringing player to the penalty box for an allotted amount of time, and also take one other team mate off. There are minors for unobvious hits, and small things like that, and majors for obvious cheating, misconduct on the field, etc. When a penalty expires, the player may leave the penalty box and rejoin the game in progress. Communication from players, coaches, and fans is allowed. Basically the only people not allowed to talk are eliminated players.
Race2 (Race to *insert number here*) is similar to that, but puts a cap on the amount of points that can be scored. At the pro level, it is a race to 7 with a 25 minute time limit on the game. The game ends when a team reaches 7, or when time expires. Another slight tweak to Race2 format is that minor penalties are null once the other team scores a point, similar to in hockey. Ex. Team 1 recieves a penalty but win the point anyways- Their player stays in the box until the penalty time expires OR the other team scores a point. Team 1 recieves a penalty and in turn loses the point- The minor penalty ends immediately and the player may return to his pit.
Hope that helps!
Last edited by Ahhhh! : 04-20-2010 at 09:59 PM.