The following local rules are applied in preference to the FIFG rules in this event.
1. Rules for the ball
1.1. The ball
The ball must be an official ball of FIFA (FIFA APPROVED or FIFA INSPECTED), or JFA approved ball and be size of 5.
1. 2. Restrictions for the ball
A ball used for tee shot at first hole has to be played for all 18 holes. In the event that the ball is cracked or deformed, follow the FIFG Rule 9.2 ball procedure. If it is difficult to continue playing, the player should continue playing with the spare ball the player prepares, but if the player does not have spare ball, the player can borrow the ball from the accompanying competitor or the tournament office. In that case, the player has to play with the replaced ball until holing out at the final hole of the round.
1. 3. Changing the air pressure of the ball
Changing the air pressure of the ball is permitted between the holing out from a previous hole to the tee kick from a teeing ground of the next hole. The changing the air pressure of the ball also includes the measurement by air pressure gauge. Therefore, when inserting the air needle of the air pump or the air pressure gauge into the air hole of the ball, it is regarded as a violation of this rule, and the player will be issued an one shot penalty.
2. Regulations in the competition
2.1. Pairing order
If the tournament has a tied score, the player who submits scorecard after getting attested fast will pair in latter group.
2.2. Teeing off
The honor at the start hole shall be the leftmost (or top) player on the pairing sheet, and the teeing offs should be done in order from left to right (or from top to bottom). However, even if players play in the wrong order, the players will NOT get penalty.
2.3. Changing tee
If player changes the tee during the competition and plays, the player will be charged 2 shots penalties per hole. If the player changes tee at 2 holes, the player will be charged 4 shots penalties.
2.4. Tee up
Tee up is not available in this tournament.
2.5. Green for FootGolf
The distance of ONE pin flag from the outer circumference of the cup is the Green in this tournament. The cutting height of the grasses around the cup may be shortened in order to increase the difficulty level, but it is NOT equal to the green.
2.6 Green for golf
If the ball stops on the green for golf, the player has to pick up the ball and find the nearest point outside the green at a position not approaching the cup, and place within a distance one step from the point and continue playing without penalty. In addition, if the player's position touches the green, the player must find the nearest point.
2.7. The ball inside bunker
Player has to kick the ball with no-step in bunker. If a player takes a step to kick in bunker, the player will take one shot penalty and kicks again from the place where it is considered the ball has been. In that case, the bunker can be raked.
2.8. In case the artificial object is on the line of play to kick the ball
When an artificial object, such as manholes and sprinklers is on the line of play to kick the ball except on Green for FootGolf, player can NOT replace the ball.
2.9. In case of strong wind
When the ball is moved by wind, outsiders, etc., the ball can be returned to its original position without penalty if the player marks the ball, however, if the player doesn’t mark the ball, the player has to play from the position the ball moved.
2.10. Replacing the ball
When replacing the ball, player cannot replace the ball in a position that approaches the cup for all replacements except when replacing to the original position is not available.
2.11. Special rule in slow play
Based on the FIFG Rules "6.2.Playing for time; slow game", the following applies to players who are playing for time:
1) In par 4 and par 5, when the group gets into the teeing ground and the group ahead has finished that hole, it is considered that the play of the group is delayed and the group may be warned to accelerate the pace of play by competition committee.
2) The group and its players who are warned are subject to time measurement. The player who is the subject to the time measurement must kick within 40 seconds after the player's turn comes. If the player who is the subject to the time measurement exceeds the allowable time, the player will take one shot penalty, if the player exceeds the allowable time for the second time, the player will take two shots penalties, and if the player exceeds the allowable time for the third time, the player will be disqualified. In addition, only when that group or that player accelerates the pace of the play, the FIFG Rules "21. Order of the game 21-1. Stroke play" does not need to be applied.
2. 12. Attesting the scorecard
After completing round, player attests the score to the competition committee in the attest area. After leaving the attest area, the player can NOT return to the attest area and correct the score again.
2.13. Scoring a lower number of kicks
In case that any violation is detected after leaving the attest area, the competition committee will verify the fact on the course in the presence of the player, the marker, and the player who reported the violation to the committee, and the committee will confirm the fact that there was the violation. If any violation is found, 2 shots penalties are applied to the player on that hole.
3. Coping with wild weather
3.1. When the competition is suspended by wild weather, such as lightning etc., one longer whistle will be rung. In addition, the competition committee may sometimes ring some longer whistles in order to notify the player. As the competition is suspended, player must mark the position where the ball lies, leaves that mark and immediately evacuates to the nearest building or clubhouse. After restarting the game, the player must play from the position where the ball lies and must be careful not to count the score too low or too high when suspended. In the unlikely event that there is scoring a wrong number of kicks, the procedure should be conformed to the FIFG Rulebook. The signal to restart the competition is the one longer whistle after announcing the competition will resume and confirming players return to the position where the ball lies. In addition, as in the case of suspension, the competition committee may sometimes ring some longer whistles in order to notify the player.
3.2. Practice during suspension
During the suspension, player shall not practice without the permission of the competition committee. In addition, when a malicious practice act that is apparently advantageous to the player is found, the player may be disqualified from the tournament according to the judgment of the competition committee.
If the competition committee determines that competition is discontinued due to bad weather or other reasons and it is impossible for the competition is finished on that day, the competition committee will inform players resuming the competition from the hole at the suspension on the next day or later, and let the players play the remaining holes for the suspended round. The starting time of the next day will be posted on the information board in the clubhouse, the tournament website, or the tournament Facebook page, or all of them.
3.4. Reducing the competition
If the competition committee determines it is impossible for the competition is finished due to bad weather or other reasons, the competition committee may reduce the competition.
3.5. Prize money distribution and the number of players making the cut in reducing the competition
There shall be no change for the prize money distribution and the number of players making the cut in reducing the competition.
3.6. Competition completion for 9-hole
If the competition committee preliminarily announces to players that the competition will be completed for 9-hole before the first group starts the competition due to bad weather or other reasons, the competition of that day will be the 9-hole. The advance notice will be posted on the information board in the clubhouse, the tournament website, or the tournament Facebook page, or all of them. In addition, even if the weather gets better after the competition committee's announcement and it will be possible to play 18 holes, the round of the day will never be changed to 18 holes and the competition will be held for 9 holes as announced.
3.7. The winner in case of bad weather etc.
If the competition committee determines it is impossible for the competition is discontinued or can't be started due to bad weather or other reasons, and the competition in the final day of the tournament is canceled and there are more than two players in the first place, the playoff will be held wherever possible on that day and a winner will be determined. Information to players regarding the playoff will be posted within one hour from the announcement of the cancellation, and will be posted on the information board in the clubhouse, the tournament website, or the tournament Facebook page, or all of them.
3.8. Relinquishment of playoff in case of bad weather etc.
Regardless of the preceding paragraph, if the competition committee determines it is impossible for the playoff is discontinued or can't be started on the final day of the tournament due to bad weather, suspension, or other reasons, the winner will be decided by following order.
1) Scores for the final round
2) Scores for the second round
3) Scores for the first round
4) Count-back from 18th hole in the final round scores
In addition, as there are more than three players in the first place, the players other than the winner shall be tied at second place.
3.9. Cancellation of the competition after the suspension of the competition on the final day
When the competition on the final day is suspended temporarily due to bad weather or other reasons and eventually canceled, the holes which all players have holed out are extracted and the ranking will be decided by the total score of those holes. If there are more than two players in the first place, the playoff will be held based on this local rule 3.7., however, if the competition committee determines it is impossible for the playoff is discontinued or can't be started, the winner will be decided by the order on the local rule 3.8..
3.10. Preferred lies
In case of the course condition becomes bad due to bad weather or other reasons, the competition committee may decide to set "Preferred Lies." In setting up the preferred lies, the competition committee, prior to the start of the first group, has to announce to all players that the preferred lies are set on the information board at the course, the tournament website or social network services, or by the explanation by the committee at the start hole.
In the competition the preferred lies are set, the player can pick up the ball in the game space defined at the "12 Game Space (fairway, rough)" in the FIFG rules, and find the nearest point outside the green at a position not approaching the cup, and place within a distance one step from the point and continue playing without penalty.
3.11. Picking up ball in setting up the preferred lies
In case setting up the preferred lies and picking up ball, the raised ball shall be cleaned.
3.12 Bunker with a puddle
Bunker with a puddle shall be the ground under repair considered as an abnormal ground condition. If the ball goes in the bunker with a puddle, the player shall pick up the ball and find the nearest point outside the bunker at a position not approaching the cup, and place within a distance one step from the point and continue playing without penalty.
A puddle on fairway and rough is considered as casual water, and a player is entitled to relief with no penalty. If the player chooses to relief, by consent of fellow competitor, the player shall pick up the ball and find the nearest point at a position not approaching the cup, and place within a distance one step from the point and continue playing.
4.1. Female players' playoffs
If players who played at the ladies tee are the tied first, the players also play the playoff from the ladies tee.
4.2. Holes for playoffs
The holes for the playoffs shall be the three holes from No.16 to No.18, and the blind approach shall use the cup of No.18. However, the competition committee may change the playoff holes when there are unavoidable circumstances such as bad weather.
5. Other rules
5.1. Tournament category
This tournament is held as a FIFG1000 category, but the category may be changed depending on the number of players.
5.2. Matters not stated
In case any matters not described in this local rule occur, the organizer and the competition committee will consult each time and decide the ruling.