The general competition regulations are as follows:
The competition format is pool play, followed by a single-elimination playoff.
After pool play is concluded, the first place team (P1) will compete against the fourth place team (P4), and the second place team (P2) will compete against the third place (P3) team. The winners will advance to the 1-2 place match (the "finals"), and the losers will advance to the 3-4 place match.
0:60 minutes prior to match time - Teams warm up on their own side of the court.
0:30 - Official start of pre-game protocol. Teams continue to warm up on their own side of the court.
0:12 - Net check by referees.
0:11 - Coin toss with captains of both teams. Captains discuss and come to an agreement on either 10-minute shared court warm up or 5-minute own court warm up per team. If they do not agree, the 10-minute shared court warm up choice shall prevail.
0:10 - Both teams warm up on shared court or one team warm up on whole court (5 minutes each).
0:00 - Competition begins.