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Rules & Regs ---> Arena Polo Rules --->Scoring

SCORING

  1. A goal counts as one point.
  2. In order to score a goal, the ball must hit the back-board within the goal area. Note that the arena polo goal has a specific height limitation, whereas the outdoor goal extends to an indefinite height. These rules presume a recessed goal such as discussed in Rule 1a.ii).
  3. Where play is stopped in the belief that a goal has been scored, and it is subsequently ruled that no goal has been scored, play shall be resumed by a throw in at the 15 yard mark with the nearer goal to the Umpire’s right.
  4. Goals awarded by Handicap or Penalty shall count as goals scored.
  5. The team which scored the most goals shall win the game.
  6. After a goal is scored the ‘defending team’ has the next play. The attacking side must be 5 yards away from the ball until such time as the ‘defending team’ has hit or hit at the ball. If the defending team then fail to make a play within 5 seconds, the umpire will blow his whistle and throw the ball in on the 15 yard line.
  7. If a goal is scored at approximately the same time as a foul is called :-
    1. The goal will be disallowed if the foul was against the attacking side and the foul was confirmed.
    2. The goal will be allowed if the foul was against the attacking side and the foul is over-ruled, or if the foul was against the defending side whether or not the foul is confirmed.
    3. If a goal is scored at approximately the same time as the whistle blows for a time out (officials or players) the goal shall be counted and play resumed. The Umpire shall have the discretion of determining whether or not the defender could have stopped the goal and therefore have the goal counted or not.
  8. Once the mounted umpire has signalled that a goal has been scored, it may not be disputed by either side. However, if he is ‘unsighted’ he may blow the whistle and confer with the second umpire. If a goal is subsequently awarded, the attacking side will restart the game with a 15 yard hit central to goal and play will be continuous as soon as the ball is hit or hit at. All defenders to be 5 yards from the ball when it is hit or hit at. If a goal is not awarded the game will be restarted with a throw in on the 15 yard line. The defended goal shall be on the umpire’s right.
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