Homecoming Intramural Battleship Rules
Battleship Rules & Regulations
Participation in the event is open to CURRENT Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff and Rec Center members with a valid VU ID.
This event is FREE and will take place during Homecoming week on Wednesday, October 8th at 6 pm in the Recreation Center pool. A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held at 5:30 pm October 7th in the Vanderbilt Recreation Center’s pool. Any teams not represented at the captain’s meeting will not be allowed to participate in the event. This meeting will go over the playing procedures and rules for the tournament and is also an opportunity to ask any questions. Registration forms for this event are to be completed and turned in at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center main office by the registration deadline on Friday, October 3. The first 16 teams that have registered by the deadline will reserve a spot in the tournament. However, there will be a wait list for any additional teams.
This is an “open” event and has no male/female number restrictions. Teams may carry a maximum of 6 players on their roster. Only four players are permitted in the canoe at one time. No more, no less. Any less than four players will be considered a forfeit due to an unfair advantage of weight difference in the canoe. Once the game has started, teams will not have the ability to change players during that game.
Player Attire & Equipment:
Participants need to follow these guidelines and consider the following recommendations:
Jewelry, casts, or any items judged as potentially dangerous by Intramural Staff MAY NOT BE WORN during the event. Wearing proper swim wear will be enforced with exceptions below. Participants MUST wear swimsuits to be able to participate in the event. No jeans, boxer briefs, or underwear. Approved swimwear only! No shoes (aqua socks or shoes are allowed) Goggles are strongly recommended, especially for those that wear contacts.
Battleship Rules & Regulations 2013
- The following equipment is allowed and will be
provided for each team:
- Each team will be provided with one canoe and
- Each team will be provided with three buckets.
- Life jackets will be provided for each team
member but are not mandatory. Life jackets MAY
NOT be used as a defensive shield.
- If your team loses control of the bucket or
paddle during the game, continue. You
must retrieve the paddle while staying inside of your canoe.
These rules are to ensure safety and fair play throughout the Battleship Tournament. Any special circumstances not covered in the rules will be handled appropriately by the
Intramural Sports staff in determining the proper ruling.
Object of the Game:
Each team will take three buckets and try to attack other canoes with water until their canoe is sunk, or they are the last team floating. In order to move around in the pool, teams may only use their paddles, hands, or buckets Up to four canoes can be in the pool at once. Teams will battle in heats and the winning team will advance.
Object of the Game:
Each team will take three buckets and try to attack other canoes with water until their canoe is sunk, or they are the last team floating. In order to move around in the pool,
teams may only use their paddles, hands, or buckets Up to four canoes can be in
the pool at once. Teams will battle in heats and the winning team will advance.
Starting the Game:
Participants will climb into their respective canoes carefully, from the side of the Rec pool. Intramural Staff will survey all canoes for proper equipment and make sure that all safety requirements are met. The Intramural official will blow his/her whistle and the battle will begin.
Penalties & Restrictions:
ALL PENALTIES WILL RESULT IN A STOPPAGE OF PLAY. THE OFFENDING TEAM WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO PADDLE TO THE NEAREST OFFICIAL WHERE THEY WILL RECEIVE A PENALTY BUCKET OF WATER DUMPED INTO THEIR CANOE
- Throwing water from inside of your canoe into
the pool or in other canoes.
- Standing up in the canoe at any time.
- Jumping or falling out of the canoe at anytime
during the battle will result in disqualification.
- Misuse of the paddle to splash or contact any
member or equipment from another team.
- Physically contact any member or equipment from
another team to keep them from attacking or defending.
Battleship Rules & Regulations
Once your canoe has been sunk, turned upside down or your team has been disqualified, you must get out of the canoe and guide it to the loading zone of the pool. Any attempt to hinder another team after your canoe has been sunk will result in an ejection for all players involved. If you fall or jump out of your canoe your team will automatically be disqualified.
Sportsmanship is an important part of intramural sports at Vanderbilt University. Any player who uses foul language, violently protests a call, or curses an official, staff member, or opposing participant, will be removed from the game and will automatically be suspended from his/her team’s next competition.