Participation:

  • This is an open tournament comprised of 3 separate tournaments:
      – Men’s Tournament.
      – Women’s Tournament.
      – Coed Tournament – coed teams must have 2 female players pulling the rope during a match.
  • Players must be 18 years or age or older.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 players.
  • IMPORTANT: all players must sign the release form at the sign in desk before they can play.

During the Tug of War Match:

  • A minimum of 4 players will “pull” the rope during a match.
  • A match begins when the teams have grabbed the rope, the referee centers the rope, and yells “Pull!”.
  • All players must be standing and on their feet during a match. Sitting and pulling is not allowed.
  • Players may not wrap the rope around any part of their body.
  • Each Tug of War match will last no more then 3 minutes.
  • A match ends on the referee’s whistle and the winner is the team that pulls their opponent’s:
      – rope marker across the center line.
      – rope marker closest to the center line at the end of the 3 minute time period.

The Tug of War Tournaments are comprised of 2 rounds:

  • Round 1:
      – Each team is placed into a group consisting of 4 teams.
      – The teams in each group will play one another to determine the group winner.
      – Each team is, therefore, guaranteed 3 tug-of-war matches.
      – The group winner is the team with the best overall won, loss record.
      – Each match will be timed and the time at which a team wins their match will be recorded.
      – In case of a tie, the team with the shortest total time for their winning matches advances to Round 2.
  • Round 2:
      – The group winners will play in a single elimination tournament to determine the overall tournament champion.