The format for the Hamburg international King of the Court tournament has been set. Fifteen teams per gender will start the battle for the crowns on Friday August 20th and will be joined on Saturday evening by the top three teams from the German championship that starts on Thursday. Let the chase begin!
A full King of the Court match is played by five teams over three rounds of fifteen minutes. After the first rounds the team with the least amount of points will be eliminated. In the second round the same thing will happen for the team that ends up fourth. In the final round the three remaining teams will battle for victory. The team that’s on top after fifteen minutes, or that reaches fifteen points before the fifteen minutes are over, will win.
In Hamburg teams will play in three groups of five teams. In the first phase the group winner will automatically qualify for Sunday’s semifinal. The teams ending in second and third place will move on to the playoffs, that will be played by six teams divided over two groups. One round of fifteen minutes will decide who will go on to the semis.
The six teams ending in fourth and fifth place during Phase 1 will move on to the lucky loser stage, together with the four teams that end up in second and third place during the playoffs. Those ten teams will battle in two full matches for the remaining two spots in the semifinals.
On Thursday the German King of the Court championship will commence and have its final on Saturday. Per gender the top-3 will earn a spot in the international King of the Court tournament semifinals that will be played on Sunday.
From the semifinals five teams will qualify for the final. The teams that end up in first and second place are certain of a spot in the final. The teams ending in third and fourth place will play a final fifteen-minute playoff for the last place in the final’s line-up. The final will of course be played as a full King of the Court match.
Would you like to be there from August 19 till 22 in Hamburg? Buy your tickets for the Stadion am Rothenbaum here.