Dragon Boat Bucuresti 2018

  • 2070 DRB SHORT MIX
  • 2080 DRB LONG MIX

RULES IDBF- modified for Corporate Games


There will be races on the following distances: 1000 m, 500 m and 250 m. Each team covers a minimum of 2 races of the mentioned distances. It is recommended for each team to do 4 practice runs before the race. There is no need for experience in this sport, as long as the athletes can swim at least 50 meters dressed (top, short, sport shoes, life jackets, hat etc.) In the boat there will be 10 rowers, a drummer and a helmsman. At least 4 training sessions are recommended. 


Teams are composed of 12-19 athletes, male and feminine.


Team must wear matching shirt (life jackets are compulsory)

Dragon Boat Bucuresti 2018

Corporate Games Romania, part of the Corporate Games Worldwide network, attracts through an unique sporting event participants that are part of Romanian companies, regardless of the legal organization of the company or its number of employees. Our concept is “Open to all for the benefit of all!” and is based on the integration of all social categories, people with disabilities, with no discrimination of sex, religion etc.

1. Participants
Corporate Games athletes can be persons registered for the competition by the company, even if they are employees or business partners, clients, suppliers, former employees, shareholders and administrators.
Professional athletes, legitimated by the Federation at the moment of the competition, are not allowed to participate in the event. Each participant will be verified based on the information given in the Registry Forms, and the ones confirmed by the Federation will be excluded without having their participation fee reimbursed.
In the company lot the trainer, masseur and manager can be included. They are required to pay the participation fee and will have access at the locations of the event based on their badges. All partakers are required to wear their badges on and off the field where the event is taking place. Organizers reserve the rights to ask for identification at any time during the event, to prevent suspicions during the championship.

2. Team Captain
The team captain is in charge of communicating with the referee during the game. The captain will wear an armlet. It the eventuality of replacement, he will hand the armlet to another player on the field.
It is the team captain’s responsibility to communicate to the referee, the name of the player who commits a foul.
The team captain is obliged to take part at the technical meetings that are held an hour before the competition. He is also the only one with the right to hand in a complaint the legal way and by paying the necessary tax.

3. Officials
3.1 Referees
All Dragon Boat races organized by Sport Award are arbitrated by specialized persons. Usually at the race there will be the following referees present: start referee, finish referee, time keeper and the referee in the officials’ boat.
Before the race the referee fills in the Instruction Report, based on the IDs of the present athletes, checking their identity and their membership to the team competing in the race.
In the eventuality of the referee noticing (directly or through the game monitor’s attention) players that are not part of the team on the field, he has the right to stop the game so that they can leave the field.
All athletes who participate in the Corporate Games must understand that they are to obey the referee’s decisions and calls, which are based on the hereby regulation which is an adaptation of the IDBF regulation book modified for Corporate Games.
Misconduct will be analyzed by the Discipline Committee of the competition, penalties being applied according to the herby regulation.
The organizers reserve the right to add or apply other penalties than the ones provided by this regulation, respecting the procedures and principals of the official IDBF regulation.

3.2 Game Monitor
At all races that take place during Corporate Games, the Sport Award’s representative from the official board is the supreme authority of the organization. He monitors over the correct conduit of the game and makes calls during or after the game in case of organizational issues or deviations from the hereby regulation.

4. Race procedure
4.1 Format
The competitions will take place on 250 m and 500 m distances.
In the eventuality of 1000 m or 2000 m races being scheduled, these take place on a beaconed track with a 180 degrees turn.
Every team in the competition is automatically signed up for all challenges in the competition.
Crews can be male or female.

4.2 Race report
Is the document on which the technical facts regarding the race are shown and is the official document of the match.
At the end of the race, team captains have the responsibility of signing the race report in order for the results to be certified. In the case in which a team captain refuses to sign the race report, the results will be announced by the referee.

4.3 Crew
In each boat there will be 10 rowers, a drummer and a helmsman.
The drummer will be seated and must hit the drum in order to set the intensity and rhythm of rowing during the race.
The drummer, in exceptional cases (accident, unbalance and falling into the water) can be replaced by the helmsman through vocal commands.
Boats, paddles, helms, drums and life jackets are provided to each team in the competition by the organizers.

4.4 Equipment
Teams must wear colour matching uniforms (shorts, tops, etc). Only paddles and life jackets provided by the organizers can be used.
Life jackets are compulsory.
Teams must assure that their equipment is in good shape, not deteriorated ad functional before the start.
Corporate Games is not responsible for defect sporting equipment (boats, life jackets, paddles, drums etc.)
All athletes must wear their badges while on the boat. The organizers reserve the right to ask for id at any moment of the competition in order to eliminate any suspicions during the races.

5. Medical Assistance
Contestants benefit from medical assistance during the race.
Choosing to participate in the cyclist competition, participants take full responsibility concerning their health. By the hereby regulations, the organizing team of the championship reminds all participants that it is necessary to take a periodic physical exam and one before the start of the competition, the risks that come with not doing it being their own responsibility.
The game can’t take place without a medical representative and in some cases, when the doctor or medical assistant is missing, the game will be delayed or rescheduled.

6. System
6.1 Group phase
Teams will be split in groups of three.
Each team can participate in 2 race, for each distance of the competition.
The performance of the team is based on the time accomplished during the 2 races.
The ranking is done in decreasing order of the time registered by each team in the 2 races. Organizers can decide the dispute in the eventuality of a tie in time.
In the eventuality of at least 6 crews registered for each distance and sport event (male/female), the first ranked will qualify for the big final while the rest will qualify for the small final.

6.2 Final phase
Final phase is based on an elimination tournament between the first team in the rank.

6.3 Medals
Teams and contestant that are ranked I, II and III place will receive medals during the award ceremony. Each team member will be awarded.

6.4 Trophies
For first place companies will receive 96 points, for second 72 and so on until 8th place will receive 12 point. Based on the total amount of points gathered by a team in the competition a ranking per companies is made.
Companies will be split in Divisions, after the number of participants as following:
•1st Division from 1 to 5 participants
•2nd Division from 6 to 10 participants
•3rd Division from 11 to 20 participants
•4th Division from 21 to 50 participants
•5th Division from 51 to 100 participants
•6th Division from 101 to 150 participants
•7th Division from 151 to 200 participants
•8th Division over 200 participants
Based on the points received by each company, a ranking on Divisions is made.
The winner of each Division will be awarded a trophy.
There will also be awarded a Trophy for the most amounts of medals (1st, 2nd and 3rd place added together)
The most prestigious trophy, Sport for Life, is awarded to the company that supports our concept and registers the biggest number of contestants.

7. Penalties
7.1 Lane location and boat collision
If it is noticed that a boat has left the designated lane, the referees will disqualify it immediately and the boat will be obliged to return to the docking area as soon as possible.
Under no circumstances is it allowed for a boat to hit another boat.

7.2 Right to participate
Experience is not a requirement as long as all athletes can swim at least 50 meters dressed (tops, shorts, shoes, life jacket, etc.) In the boat there will be 10 rowers, a drummer and a helmsman. Crews must have at least 6 rowers and a drummer in order to be admitted at the start, if not they do not fulfill these requirements they will be disqualified by the referees.

7.3 No show
Referee and/monitor can declare the race lost through no show if one of the crews don’t align at the start with a minimum of 7 athletes after 5 minutes from the official start hour.

7.4 Other penalties
In the eventuality of a player using profanity or obscene and aggressive gestures, the referee present the red card to the player. Aside from the regulations, the organizer reserves the right to apply penalties (temporary suspension or exclusion from the championship), in the eventuality of a player not respecting the decisions and/or affecting the correct conduit of the championship and/or affect its image.

8. Contestations
Contestations must be written, addressed to the Organizers, in the first 15 minutes after the competition stopped with an addition 100 RON fee for the examination of the contestation. Contestations against the game will be examined by a team formed by two members of the organization committee and a neutral representative. Decisions are by majority and final. Organizers can apply sanctions to a contestant and team, which can mean the elimination out of the competition, without the reimbursement of the participation fee.

9. Registering at the SuperCenter
Each contestant must personally register at the SuperCenter, with a passport photo. He will receive an official badge that grants him rights to participate in the competition.
Each competition start on the field with the starting hour showed in the Registration Guide.
Attendance must be done 45 minutes prior to the start of the competition, in order to validate the badge at the officials.
With at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the competition, each contestant will line up at the start with the contest number on and the bike ready to go.

10. Race format
Teams must group behind the starting line with at least 3 minutes before the start.
The start referee will call all teams for alignment on their designated lanes, which were chosen by draw 2 minutes before the official start.
Crews that are late or don’t respect the start referee’s commands can be penalized with a warning of false start.
A crew must row only on their designed lane towards the finish.
If at the start there is only one crew aligned, in order for them to be named winners, they will need to compete in a normal race until the finish line. Otherwise they won’t be taken into consideration for the final or intermediary final.
Alignment at the start is don’t with the dragon’s head in front.
The race will be one by the team that reaches the finish line first with the dragon head or any other part of the boat.
Crews that produced collision and damage to the opponents’ goods will have to pay for the damage.
Crews that can’t follow the referees/competition officials directions or break the hereby regulation will be disqualified.

11. Replacements
Each team is composed of 12-19 participants. In each race it is permitted the replacement of athletes for a better performance of the team. The replacement can be done only before the race before docking.

12. Fouls and unsportsmanlike behavior
12.1 Fouls penalized with a warning
An athlete will be warned when he commits one of the following fouls:
• Is guilty of unsportsmanlike behavior
• Manifests his disapproval through words and gestures
• Persistently breaks the competition’s regulation
• Delays the race from resuming
• Doesn’t respect the organizers’ indications
• Gets in the boat without the permission of the referees or breaks the replacement procedure
• Doesn’t show up at the time mentioned at the docking area
•False start warning

12.2 Fouls penalized with elimination
An athlete will be eliminated under the following conditions:
• Is guilty of a serious foul
• Is guilty of a violent behavior
• Uses the paddle in other purposes than sporting ones
• Uses insulting words or gestures
• Receives two warnings during the same race


Organizers reserve the rights to deny the application of a company to participate at the competition, and also to bring changes to the hereby regulation, including the format of the game, having the role to better run the event. Any modification and change applied to the rules will be passed on to the participants as soon as possible.

Organizers reserve the rights to cancel certain sporting activities due to not having enough registered in order to schedules shootout games or to move the players to a different category.
Choosing to participate in the Corporate Games competitions, athletes reserve responsibility over their health state. By the hereby regulations, the organizing team of the championship reminds all participants that it is necessary to take a periodic physical exam and one before the start of the competition, the risks that come with not doing it being their own responsibility. By registering for Corporate Games, athletes are fully aware of the risks involved in practicing sports, including injuries or negative affects over ones health. Contestants agree to these regulations by registering in the competition, so in the case of an unfortunate event during a competition they will not have the right to complain to the organizing team.

Registration on Corporate Games and the participation of each athlete at any of the competitions require the athlete to agree and respect the hereby regulation.
By registration in the Corporate Games system, it is assumed that each participant agrees:
-to give Sport Award all rights over their image (individual/group) during the entire time of the event.
-to recognize the right Sport Award has to register and use personal data (name, biographical information, contact information, looks, voice and performance) in any media channel (including audio, photo and video) with the sole purpose of promoting Corporate Games and any other event from this system.
-to not have financial claim or of any other nature against Sport Award, regarding the rights mentioned above.

*Any reproduction of the hereby regulation or use of it total or partial is permitted on with the written agreement of Sport Award

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