BOM 2014

Endure the Pain & Break the Challenge

Competition Schedules & Results

Badminton

Badminton is the world’s fastest racket sport. The flight of the shuttlecock, a simple missile of cork and goose feather, has been recorded at speeds of 260 kilometres per hour. Players have been known to cover more than six kilometres in a single match.

Badminton is played between two or four athletes. To score a point, badminton players hit the shuttlecock with their rackets in an attempt to make the shuttlecock land on their opponent’s court. Games are played to 21 points. The player or team that wins the best of three games takes the match. A point is scored on every rally, with the winner of the rally serving to start the next rally.

Basketball

Basketball is played by two teams of five players each. Unlimited substitutions are allowed at any break in the game. The aim of each team is to score in the opponents’ basket and to prevent the opposing team from scoring. The team with the highest score at the end of the second half wins the game.

The game is played on a court 15 m x 28 m, with 45 cm diameter netted baskets at each end that are 3.05 m off the ground.

There are several rule differences in international basketball that should be noted by those used to watching NBA basketball, including a 30-second shot clock, a wider key, a shorter three-point line and each team is allowed two time-outs during a half, which may only be called by the coach.

Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, with the objective to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by the voluntary resignation of the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways, where neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame.

Futsal

Futsal is a game played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football due to the surface of the pitch. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

Swimming

Swimming was on the program of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896. Women first competed in swimming at the Olympic Games in 1912. Today, men’s and women’s competitions each include 17 events that incorporate the various strokes of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke over a number of distances in the pool as well as the 10km open water swim.

The competition pool is 50m long and is divided into eight 2.5m lanes. Each stroke has its own regulations regarding proper starts, leg and arm movements during the races and how the swimmer must touch the wall at the end of each length. For all strokes except backstroke, the race begins with a dive from a starting block. Backstroke events start in the water. Any swimmer who leaves the starting block or wall prior to the starting gun is disqualified. In all swimming events, the individual or team with the fastest time wins.

Soccer

Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the football into the opposing goal.

The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area. Outfield players mostly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use their head or torso to strike the ball instead. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition.

Table Tennis

Table tennis is played on a rectangular table that is 2.74m long, 1.53m wide and 0.76m high. A net 15.25cm high is stretched across the middle of the table and a white line divides the table in two lengthwise.

Players use their racquets to hit the ball back and forth across the table. The racquet is permitted to be any size, weight or shape, as long as it is flat, rigid and of even thickness. The rubber surface must be of an approved type. One side of the racquet must be red and the other side must be black.

A player earns points by making shots that his/her opponent cannot return. Players or teams alternate serves every two points. Games end when a player has scored 11 points, unless the margin is less than two points, in which case the play will continue with the serve alternating on every point until a two-point advantage is achieved. Singles matches are played over the best of seven games, while team matches consist of four singles matches and one doubles match, each played over the best of five games. Each team consists of three players and matches end when a team has won three individual games.

Voli

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

The complete rules are extensive. But simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball, from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.

The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (1): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally; or (2): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point, and serves the ball to start the next rally.