Friday, August 26, 2011

2.2.1 A bout or game is composed of sixty (60) minutes of play divided into two periods of thirty (30) minutes played between two teams.

While not the most exciting rule, today's explains the length of a game and each period. The rules used to allow 3 twenty minute period, but were changed to only allow 2 thirty minute periods. From my own experience, this was a sensible change, as it keeps the game going longer and prevents an extra stoppage of play (2nd intermission).