The tournament in general

The preliminary matches will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then all teams will be divided into groups. All teams within a group will eventually meet each other in a match.

The winning team and the runner-up (and possibly third place as well) of every group continue to the A-finals, whereas the other teams go directly to the B-finals.

The A- and B-finals take place on Tuesday and Friday. Here the teams are once again divided into groups, and every team get to play against all other teams in their group. The winning team from every group moves on to the semi-finals/finals. The semifinals and finals are played on Friday night and Saturday morning as a Cup tournament.

The handling over of prizes will take place Friday evening, July 16 2021, after each final in Hal 1 (U19-U23).

For the other teams (U11-U17) the handling over of prizes will take place on Saturday, July 17 2021, after each final in Hal 1.

The plan for A- and B-finals will be handed out to the handball clubs on Wednesday night.

There will be a cup and individual prizes to both the winning team and the runner-up in the A-finals as well as to the winners of the B-finals.

The tournament is played according to the regulations of IHF (The International Handball Federation).

However we have these special regulations:

Before the first game of a match, it is very important to fill in and hand in a TEAM CARD to the Tournament Management.

The players are to use the same number on their jersey during the entire tournament.

If the team card has NOT been filled in and handed in to the management in due time, the team runs the risk of losing the match 0-5.

When the first match has been played it will no longer be possible to add new players to the team card.

Max 14 players must be used per match.

If a club uses illegal players (too old) – the club has to pay a fine of DKK 1500 /210€ – and the team will be losing all matches 5-0 of the total tournament.

Resin may be used but only by players from U15 upwards.

Football boots may be used on the outdoor courts.

It is not allowed to wear gloves.

In case of a penalty throw, the time will not be automatically stopped

Timeout is not used in the tournament.

The opening rounds are played on Tuesday and Wednesday. The teams are divided into groups, where all teams play against each other.

However, with the exception of U23. All playing introductory Monday to Thursday and then going to the semi-finals in the A playoffs and group endgame in B.

The winning team and no. 2 (if necessary no. 3) go to the A-final matches. The remaining teams go to the B-Final matches.

When selecting for the A-finals the best team(s) among those that have achieved third place in each group, it will be taken into consideration whether or not the group in question has been made up of an equal amount of teams. If some groups consist of five teams and other groups of only four in the same category, the team which has achieved the lowest score in the groups of five teams will be removed (all points and goals are reset in these matches).

If two teams have an identical number of points after the preliminary matches and in the A- and B-finals, following order of priority will be used to determine which team moves on:

    1. Points in mutual match(es)
    2. Goal difference in mutual match(es)
    3. Most scored goals in mutual match(es)
    4. Best positive goal difference – all matches.
    5. Most scored goals – all matches.
    6. Rematch

Age groups

A player can only play for one team in the same age group. It is allowed to use a player from a younger age group in the age group immediately above.

Category Age group
Boys 11 2010, 2011 and later
Boys 13 2008 and 2009
Boys 15 2006 and 2007
Boys 17 2004 and 2005
Boys 19 2002 and 2003
Boys 23 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
Girls 11 2010, 2011 and later
Girls 13 2008 and 2009
Girls 15 2006 and 2007
Girls 17 2004 and 2005
Girls 19 20022 and 2003
Girls 23 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

Max 14 players must be used per match.

Other regulations

A player is only allowed to play for one team in the same age group. It is allowed to use players in the closest subsequent series, while using them in the ordinary series.

In the age group U11 and U13, girls are allowed to participate at BOTH a boys’ team AND a girls’ team.
However, they can only participate in a total of two teams during the entire tournament.

All players must be able to present a valid identification card at the request of the Tournament Management (preferably with a photo, for instance a passport).

Team cards are to be filled in and handed in to the Tournament Management BEFORE the first match. Later changes are not possible.

In case of two teams wearing outfits with the same colours, the last mentioned team is to change jerseys.

The first mentioned team will bring ball and starts the game.

Goalkeepers are allowed to use caps.

Lightning / thunder:
It is the Tournament Management’s sovereign decision whether the matches must be resumed or settled before time.

Coaches for teams involved and referees should contact the Tournament Management directly for further information. However, our ambition is to complete as many matches as possible.

Ball sizes

Following ball sizes are being used:

B-17, B-19, B-23 Size 3: 58-60 cm – 425-475 grams
G-17, G-19, G-23 Size 2: 54-56 cm – 325-375 grams
B-15, G-15: Size 2: 54-56 cm – 325-375 grams,
B-13, G-13: Size 1: 50-52 cm – 290-330 grams
B-11, G-11: Size 0: 46- 49 cm – 225-300 grams