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Dodge Bowl IV Dodgeball Tournament

Dodge Bowl IV Dodgeball Tournament


JULY 9, 2016 – DALLAS – CO-ED – 7 vs 7 – AGES 14 & UP – $150 PER TEAM

Dallas Dodgeball’s Dodge Bowl IV dodgeball tournament to be held in Dallas on July 9th, 2016 promises to take the experience to a new level with even more teams, more top players and more dodgeball action. The co-ed 7 vs 7 tournament will feature Gopher’s Super Bounce 7-inch Foam Dodgeballs, the same foam dodgeballs that have been used by Elite Dodgeball. Dodge Bowl 4 will be held at Sole Roll Indoor Soccer on their fully enclosed courts. Teams will be competing for the glory and also for custom dodgeball medals with the Dodge Bowl IV logo (below). All teams are welcome to participate, including existing dodgeball teams, corporate sponsored teams, restaurant and club-sponsored teams, office teams, family teams, church teams, sorority and fraternity teams, police and firefighter teams, and more. Open to all area, national, and international teams. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Dodge Bowl IV (click here for more information).

  • Dodge Bowl IV Dodgeball Tournament
  • Saturday, July 9th, 2016
  • Noon to 8PM
  • Sole Roll Indoor Soccer, Dallas Texas
  • Ages 14 and Up
  • Coed, 7 v 7
  • Gopher Super Bounce 7-inch Foam Dodgeballs
  • $150 Per Team
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place


Dodge Bowl IV event page at Facebook


To register, submit the registration fee of $150 via PayPal to After registration, please submit the team captain and team name to Contact us for alternative payment methods.


Tom Wakefield at 469-999-2118 or

Sole Roll Indoor Soccer Facility

Sole Roll Indoor Soccer in Dallas, Texas is the venue for Dodge Bowl IV. The Sole Roll facility is a premier facility perfectly suited for dodgeball. The fields are regulation size for dodgeball and have nettings and baseboards to keep dodgeballs in play. Because of the baseboards, there are no “out-of-bounds” lines that are often the subject of controversy in other dodgeball tournaments.

The Sole Roll Indoor Soccer facility is conveniently located near LBJ Freeway and the North Dallas Tollway (near the Galleria), on the north side of McEwen between Welch and Midway.

Sole Roll Indoor Soccer
4434 McEwen Road
Dallas TX 75244

Click here for location at Google Maps

From LBJ (I-635)
Take the Midway Rd exit and go north. Turn right (east) on McEwen Rd. (first intersection north of the LBJ Service Rd).

From North Dallas Tollway (Southbound – from Plano/Frisco)
Take the Alpha Rd / Galleria exit and turn right (west) onto Alpha Rd. Turn left (south) on Welch. Turn right (west) on McEwen Rd.

From North Dallas Tollway (Northbound – from Downtown)
Take the LBJ (I-635) exit west and continue to Midway Rd (next exit). Take the Midway Rd exit and turn right (north). Turn right (east) on McEwen Rd. (first intersection north of the LBJ Service Rd).

Hotel Accommodations for Out of Town Teams

Dallas Dodgeball has negotiated special hotel rates for out of town teams at the Best Western Plus Addison Galleria Hotel in Addison, Texas which is located about seven minutes (2.5 miles) from Sole Roll Indoor Soccer. The hotel is offering a discounted rate of $69. Information from the hotel:

“Rate includes a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast with eggs, sausage, biscuits and more. Free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, business center, and fitness center. We have dozens of restaurants in walking distance from the hotel. Located off of Belt Line’s Restaurant Row, this Best Western Plus is the place to stay. Rate is for room(s) with 2 Queen Beds up to 4 people per room or 1 King up to 2.”

Call Courtney Gibbs, Director of Sales, at 972-701-0881 (office) or 972-310-6186 (cell) to set up your reservation and receive the special rate.

14975 Landmark Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, 75254-6709

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Addison Galleria and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas/Love Field are also recommended, but no special rates have been negotiated.


The tournament begins with round robin pool play followed by a single elimination championship bracket.

Each team starts with seven players, at least one must be female. Minimum five players to start a game. Teams may also start with six males/no females or five males/no females.

Each team starts with three 7-inch dodgeballs in their possession on their end line.

Games begin with the words “on your mark, get set, dodgeball.”

The object of the game is to eliminate all players on the opposing team.

No time-outs, except for injury timeouts called by the ref.

No substitutions once a game begins.

Teams switch sides after every game.

Getting Out

You are out if you get hit with a thrown ball before that ball touches the ground, wall, ceiling or netting.

You are out if you throw a ball and a member of the opposing team catches that ball before that ball touches the ground, wall, ceiling or netting.

You are out if you drop a ball (to the ground) while attempting to block a ball with a ball.

You are out if you block a thrown ball with a ball but the thrown ball still hits your body before it hits the ground.

You are out if you cross the middle line.

Balls are considered live until they hit the ground, baseboards, ceiling, netting, etc.


A ball hits three players before hitting the ground. All three players are out.

A ball hits three players but a player catches the ball before it hits the ground. The three players are not out. The person who threw the ball is out.

A ball is deflected from a blocking ball and caught before it hits the ground. The player who threw the ball is out.

General Rules

Players are expected to be honest and fair, and to play with good sportsmanship. If out, a player is encouraged to go out even if not called out by a ref. Team captains are expected to enforce the honesty expectation with their players.

If a player catches a ball and gets an opponent out, then an out player can return to the game (first one out, first one back in.) If no players are out then no one can return to the game (outs are not saved or accumulated).

Out players must leave the court immediately and not interfere with further play by blocking thrown balls, loose balls, etc. If a player purposefully interferes with play after being called out then all balls in the possession of that player’s team will be forfeited to the other team.

A trapped ball (a ball that is caught at the same time the ball hits the ground) does not count as an out for either the thrower or catcher. A ball can also be trapped on a side wall, or wedged between the wall and player. A player hit by a ball that hits the wall at the same time is not out.

Time Rule: If play stalls, the referee will initiate a five-second countdown. The team with the most balls must throw a ball within the five-second countdown. If both teams have the same amount of balls then both teams must throw at least one ball by the end of the five-second countdown. If a player or players do not throw a ball within the five seconds, then all balls in possession by the offending team will be forfeited to the other team. Teams may not place a ball just over the line to circumvent this rule. Balls must be thrown with sufficient force to reach the back wall.

If play stalls due to balls near the middle of the court that players are unwilling to get then the referee will distribute those balls evenly between the teams. If there are an uneven amount of balls, then the last ball is placed on the center of the center line. This rule is to prevent teams from placing balls just over the center line to circumvent ball count rules and to prevent stalls in games.

Gloves of any kind are not allowed. Players may tape their fingers as long as there is not a sticky substance on the outside of the tape.

Special court rules. Courts are surrounded by baseboards and netting which should keep all balls from leaving the court. If a ball leaves the court (through an opening in the netting), players may not leave the court to retrieve the ball. Play continues with remaining balls. Spectators are encouraged to return balls to the field of play. Players may not enter the futsal (soccer) goal area, but a player can reach into the goal area to retrieve a ball. Players may retrieve balls that are located where the netting and baseboards meet. Players may not stand on baseboards.

No suicide plays (where a player jumps over the middle line to throw a ball).

Out of Bounds

Courts are surrounded by baseboards and netting. The only way a player is out of bounds is by leaving the court through a door. If a player leaves the court for any reason then that player is out.

Head Shots

Head shots are allowed since this is a foam ball dodgeball tournament. Helmets and protective headwear are allowed.


Teams play all other teams in best of three sets in round robin (the third game is not played if one team has already won two games). Team records in the round robin portion of the tournament will be used for seeding in the single elimination bracket to be held following the round robin. Games in the single elimination bracket will be best of five.

Unusual issues that arise from the tournament will be ruled on by the tournament director Stacy Whitmer. If the ruling is not satisfactory, team captains will vote on the solution.

Altercations between teams and players will not be tolerated. Any player that touches, pushes, hits or spits on another player during an altercation will be removed from the tournament immediately.


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