It doesn't matter which court surface is used. The sport is best played with a serve in which the receiving team has two hits to return the ball over the net: , then each team has 5 hits to point . Trash the rally point system , implement a modified side-out system of play with multiple point scoring system, including goals behind each court for three point scores , limit closure to the team with the serve and blast away.
Islanders Rex Regis
The Islanders are the Rex Regis (kings) and rulers of Rocball's court of action. The Islanders and Fanians met on Saturday night to determine which team would walk off with the World Title, prize money, and bragging rights as Rocball's best team of 2009. But, the Fanians forced the Islanders into a situation where no team has even come close to this year. The Fanians forced the Islanders into double overtime before losing the game.
In the first set of the regular game, the Fanians took an early lead and trounced the Islanders with a hard lesson of reality, and drew first blood with a 25 to 14 win. The Islanders came back in the second set and put up a good mixture of backcourt spikes, net kills and ***** to outscore the Fanians in set two 28 to 24
At half time the Fanians had the lead in game points 49 to 42 and started off the third set with serve. In the third set, teams switched the lead numerously, both teams were mixing up their plays and making good defensive saves and hard hits. The Fanians had the momentum in the last series of plays. The Fanians were trailing 19 to 20 when Julius Saito scored a three point goal that gave Fanians the morale boosting energy to finish the Islanders off in the third set at 26 to 20.
The Fanians went into the fourth set leading in game points 75 to 62. The Islanders were at a disadvantage because in order to win the game, they needed to win the fourth set by 14 points. If the Islanders won the fourth set with anything less than 14 points, they could force the Fanians into overtime, because a team cannot juice out, win a Rocball game in a losing set under the quarter/set rules of play. However, the Islanders would still be at a disadvantage because winning the fourth set as the team with the lowest game points after four sets of play, meant they would have to win two overtime sets to win the game.
The Fanians only needed to win the fourth set to win the game and knock the Islanders out of their undefeated winning streak of the bi-weekly Gorilal Games. But, as it happened fate was not with the Fanians. The Islanders were desperate and dangerous. They played their best under pressure and won the fourth set 25 to 16.In overtime, the Islanders were ruthless. They took the lead and put a series of plays together that shocked the Fanians with a 12 to 1 first O.T. win; in Rocball an O.T. set is won at ten points or a goal, whichever is scored first, when no goal is scored, a team as in regular sets of play, cannot win set or game without the serve.
The Islanders won the second O.T. with a little more difficulty but did prevail 10 t0 6. The final score after 4 sets of 25 points and two overtime sets of 10 points, the Islanders did outscore the Fanians in game points 110 to 108. Rocball games without overtime sets take about an hour and a little more; with overtime sets the game runs about an hour and a half.
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