It’s a simple game, but the drama is incredible – miraculous throws and come –from – behind victories make for sensational contests.
●Each team consists of 7 players and 3 substitute players.(The 7 on-court player positions are 4 Forwards and 3 Backcourts)
●Each set lasts 3 minutes; the first team to win 2 sets wins
●Each team gets 90 snowballs per a set
●Players are eliminated when hit by a snowball on the fly (a direct hit)
●The team that eliminates more of the opposition’s players or captures the opposing team’s flag wins the set
Official Rule Book
“Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the Game” is the comprehensive rule book for the Yukigassen World Championship / Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen.
・Normal Layout 2022-2023 Rules
Pages arranged in numerical sequence.
・Double-sided Booklet 2022-2023 Rules
Pages arranged for printing on double side A4 paper for binding as a booklet.
Official Referee Sysytem
IAY / Yukigassen International operates under the official referee system.
・International Yukigassen Referee Sysytem
The only weapon used are snowballs and they are made with the snowball maker.
45 snowballs made at a time. Each measuring 6.5 - 7.0cm. 270 snowballs are required for each match.
・How to make Snowballs
The standard court will be a sectioned-off rectangle with the following dimensions :Length 36m, Width 10m. And Shelters, chateaus, and flag stand placements are as shown in Diagram.
1 Center Shelter (H:90cm, L:180cm, D:45cn) and 6 Shelters (H:90cm, L:90cm, D:45cn) and chateaus will generally be built using snow. However, other objects serve similar purpose and are safe could also be used.
・Setup Check List