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jamesfeger 12-25-2008 02:27 AM

Quote from Ellis:

"I would suggest modifying the jungle rules, though, and not allow players to go over the net when playing the ball. This will prevent injuries and "cheap play," as it's been called by a number of my friends who play RocBall at their local youth center."

Thanks for your support Ellis! The rules posted on Rocball's website are 12 years old. And, we usually experiment with rule changes during our pre-season practice games. I'll keep your thoughts in mind.

And, if you would, keep me posted on how well received Rocball is at your, as you mentioned, local youth centers. Our Rocball games are played after school in the Marianas High School gym during the Safe Haven Program.

If you have any questions on rules or plays, let me know!

jamesfeger 12-28-2008 01:38 AM

Ghaisais Brothers vs Fanians in Rocball Finals

There are only two teams left standing: Four teams played two semi-final
games to determine which teams would advance to the best 2 out of 3 series
for the Rocball championship title.

In the first game, the Ghaisias Brothers had to score a triple digit
number of game points to juice-out the Okies in four sets 104 to 78. The
Brothers took the first two sets 31 to 19 and 27 to 15 for a 58 to 34 half
time lead.

The Okies came back in the third set and outscored the Brothers 26 to 20.
At the beginning of the fourth set, the Brothers still lead in game points
78 to 60. The Brothers only had to win the fourth set to win the game.

The Okies had to either win the fourth set by 19 points and win the game,
or win the fourth set with less than 19 points to stop the Brothers from
juicing out and force the game into O-Kon (Overtime). Earlier in the year,
the Okies defeated the Brothers in a game in which the Okies skunked the
Brothers in a set 16 to 0. But, the Brothers came back and won the fourth
set 26 to 18 and eliminated the Okies.

In the game between the Ghaisias Brothers and Okies, there were 13 aces, 3
xunks, 30 backcourt kees, and 3 goals scored. Freddy Pelisamen of the
Ghasias Brothers was the gameís heavy hitter with 2 aces, 8 kees, and 2
goals for 26 points.

In the second semi-final game of the night, the Fanians battled down
Evenflow in a sub-hundred point game 91 to 72. Evenflow jumped out with
some hot plays and took the first set 25 to 16. In the next three sets,
the Fanians were able to cool off Evenflowís court attack and took the
last three sets 25 to 20, 25 to 16, and 25 to 11.

And, while the Fanians were outplaying Evenflow on the court, the Evenflow
players did out score the Fanians in goals 5 to 3. In this game, there
were 7 aces, 1 xunk, 1 jam, 9 kees, and 8 goals scored. Tito Francisco of
Evenflow was the games heavy hitter with 2 aces, 3 kees, and 1 goal for 13

In the championship games between the Ghasias Brothers and Fanians, it
will be offensive skills of the Brothers against the defensive skills of
the Faninas. The Ghaisias Brothers scored more 2 point backcourt kees in
their game against the Okies than in the game between the Fanians and
Evenflow combined.

The first championship games between the Ghaisias Brothers and the Fanians
will be 12/29/08 Monday evening, at the MHS Gym.

jamesfeger 12-29-2008 11:27 PM

Game 1 goes to Ghasias Brothers

By Roselyn Monroyo
Reporter / Saipan Tribune

Ghasias Brothers drew first blood in the championship series in the 2008-2009 World Organized Rocball Community League, pulling off a double overtime win over the Fanians, 113-105, Monday at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.

Ghasias won Game 1 of the best-of-three title series with Freddie Pelisamen scoring crucial points in the second overtime.

The game was tied at 10-all in the second o-kon set when Pelisamen leaped for a backcourt two-point kee. He went for another backcourt kill with the ball finding the net awarding Pelisamen a goal and the series opener win for Ghasias Brothers.

Game 2 was played last night with the Fanians needing to win to force a deciding Game 3.

Ghasias Brother failed to wrap up Game 1 early despite taking a 92-85 lead after four regular sets.

Pelisamen's team had a jackrabbit start winning the opening set, 25-2. The second set was a neck-and-neck battle with Ghasias Brothers eking out a 26-24 win to take a 51-26 lead at halftime.

Fanians recovered in the third set, 27-26, and prevented Ghasias Brothers from nailing a juiced-out win with a 32-15 victory in the fourth set.

In Rocball, a leading team can only win a match after four sets if it also prevails in the fourth set. If not, the game goes into overtime (o-kon) where the leading squad should win only one set to end the match. The trailing team must win two o-kon sets to grab the victory.

In the first set o-kon, Ghasias had a chance to end the match when it led, 10-7. But Ghasias committed errors, allowing the Fanians to escape with a 10-6 triumph and bring the game into the second overtime.

Pelisamen had seen enough, as he took charge in the second o-kon to finally close Game 1 in Ghasias Brothers' favor.

Pelisaman was the game's heavy hitter scoring 25 points on nine kees, two aces, and a goal.

Larry Sharry paced the Faninans with 21 markers on nine kees and a goal.

Ghasias Brothers and the Fanians set-up their title duel after downing their foes in the semifinals. Ghasias topped the Okies, 104-78, while the Fanians dethroned 2007-2008 champion Evenflow, 91-72.

jamesfeger 01-02-2009 08:37 PM

Ghasias sweeps Fanians for championship

By Roselyn Monroyo
Reporter / Saipan Tribune

Ghasias Brothers ruled the 2008-2009 World Organized Rocball Community League after sweeping the Fanians in the best-of-three titles series Tuesday night at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.

A 93-85 juiced-out win in Game 2 allowed the Ghasias Brothers to wrap up the short series and regained supremacy in the sport.

In the early years of Rocball league, Ghasias Brothers were a force in the indigenous sport and even topped the league for three straight years.

They took a leave from the league for a couple of years and returned last season with a bang sweeping their first four games.

At the end of the second round of elimination, Ghasias Brothers were at the top of the team standings and had only two losses in 12 games.

They were seeded first in the semifinals and whipped the Okies, 104-78, in the Final Four round to advance to the title match against the Fanians. The Fanians dethroned 2007-2008 champion Evenflow in the other semis pairing, 91-72.

In Game 1 of the finals Monday night, Ghasias needed two extra sets to thwart the hard fighting Fanians and eke out a 113-105 win.

Both teams expected another down-to-the-wire finish in Game 2 with the Fanians needing to win to force a do-or-die Game 3.

But Ghasias Brothers showed their toughest form in the last two sets with Freddie Pelisamen leaping high for powerful kills to end the series after only four sets.

Ghasias won the opening set of Game 1, 28-18. The Fanians recovered in the second set with a 28-14 triumph to take the lead, 46-42.

But Ghasias Brothers regained the driver's seat, 67-66, after a 25-20 victory in the third set, and capped their successful comeback in the league with a 26-19 win in the fourth set.

Twelve teams joined last season's Rocball league. The list included the Islanders, Naturals, No-Mercy, Uraiwak, Soul Rebels, Section A, FSM Rebels, and Prims.

The Prims, Uraiwak, and Section A were booted out of the tournament after the first round losing four games apiece.

The nine remaining teams advanced to the second round with the Naturals becoming the first casualty having dropped their first four matches.

Four more teams-Islanders, Soul Rebels, FSM Rebels, and No Mercy-joined the Naturals in the showers, while the Okies, Ghasias, Evenflow, and the Fanians were left to battle for the title.

Rocball is created by James Feger and is a unique sport as it combines the rules of volleyball and soccer. It is played in a slightly modified standard volleyball court with an overhead net bisecting team courts and a 6x12-foot soccer type goal located 10 feet behind each court. The sport uses a scoring system where a team could win a game by total amount of points scored using a set system of play.

jamesfeger 01-11-2009 05:18 AM


The Gorilla Games have started: On Saturday night the Ghaisias Brothers faced off with the Okies for the first Gorilla Game. The Ghaisias Brothers wee pushed to the limit and had to play two overtime sets before they were able to win the game.

Every two weeks on Saturday night between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, two teams will compete for the winnerís prize of $50. The winners will return two weeks later to defend their Gorilla rights and a chance to win another $50 against a new opponent.

The losers of a Gorilla Game go on training leave for one month before they are eligible to challenge any current team that won Rocballís Gorilla title. And, although $50 isnít a lot, it does give a Rocball team bragging rights and enough money for a pizza party.

In the first of the Gorilla Games, the Ghaisias Brother, this yearís world Rocball champions, had to dig in deep in order to defeat the Okies. In the first set, the Ghaisias jumped off to a great start with a 25 to 10 win.

Ben Pelisamen of the Brothers set the tempo of play by scoring a three point goal in volley off the Okies first serve to start the game. In addition to the three point goal, the Brothers scored a total of six two-points plays in set one, while the Okies scored two, two point plays.

In set two, the Okies pushed the Brothers hard and only came up four points short, losing set two 22 to 26. The Okies hit five two-point plays against the Brothers who scored another three point goal and six two-point plays.

In the third set, the Okies came out on top 27 to 25. But, the Brothers outscored the Okies in multiple points scoring with Ben Pelisamen scoring his third goal of the night in addition to the Brothersí seven more two-point plays. The Okies scored six two-point plays, were held at set point three times, and won the set after the Brothers were penalized one point on a bad first serve, for delay of game.

In the fourth set, the Brothers had game point advantage 76 to 59 and only had to win set four, juice-out, to win the game. In the Rocball rules of the quarter/set system of play, a team can only win a game in a winning set, regardless of the difference of teamís game points.

The Okies denied the Brothers their exit strategy, and won the fourth set 25 to 22. And, the Okies defeated the Brothers in the fourth set mostly by one-point court plays. The Okies only scored three two-point plays in contrast to the Brothers who scored four two-point plays and their fourth, three point goal of the game.

After four sets of play, the Brothers had scored the most game points. The final score after four sets of play was the Brothers 98 and the Okies 84. But, the Brothers ended the game in a losing set and were robbed of their victory.
By winning the fourth set, the Okies forced the game into overtime. And, when a Rocball game fails to end under the rules of the quarter/set system, the game continues with 10 point sets or when a goal is scored; whichever happens first.

The Brothers scored the most game points in four sets; they only needed to win one overtime set to win the game. The Okies won the fourth set with the least amount of game points and were required to win two overtime sets to win the game.

The Okies stunned the Brothers in first OT with their first and only three point goal of the night, and won nthe first OT set 4 to 0. The Okies first OT set win set up the second OT set as the do-or-die set of the game. Whichever team won the last OT set would be the first Gorilla of the games.

The Ghaisias Brothers tighten up their defense, played conservatively, and won the last set without any two or three point plays 10 to 6. Ben and Freddy Pelisamen were the heavy hitters with Ben scoring 2 aces, 1 xunk, 5 kees, and 3 goals for 23 points, and Freddy scoring 2 aces, 1 xunk, 7 kees, and 1 goal for 23 points.:cool:

jamesfeger 06-12-2009 10:47 PM

Beefed-Up or Watered Down

Is it beefed up or watered down volleyball? There was a proposal within the Asian International Confederation Coaches Commission (AICCC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVA) to redesign volleyball in the areas of defensive scoring, left and right side court service, and to include kicking as a legitimate hit. And, there were more renovations under considerations in their attempt to remodel volleyball into a more balanced and complete sport.

However, the commissioners and officers of those different federations had already received the fundamental rules of play for Rocball. Rocball, the sport derivative of volleyball but as different from volleyball as baseball is from cricket, was the innovative force behind offensive and defensive scoring, kicking, multiple point scoring, changing service areas, and more. Rocball rules of play have been in print, registered with the Library of Congress, International Copyrighted, in play, and presented to the FIVB, AICCC and many other national and international sport organizations since 1979, fifteen years before rally point was adopted and one year after Rocball made international media exposure on the CNN World Report Program in 1993 & 1994.

Volleyball had been around for about a hundred years before rally point or any other significant rules changes were adopted in 1995. Rocball is the pioneering game of innovative rules for a team net sport of this kind. Rocball news reports openly criticized volleyball as outdated service/side-out game where a team often as not outscored its opponents and lost a game in sets. Now, volleyball is a sport with rally point scoring that is actually a water-downed version of Rocball’s offensive and defensive scoring system.

And, where Rocball holds to the premise that competition is best represented, in this kind of team net sport, with the scoring advantage and set/game closure as a reflection of the side-out version of play, volleyball adopted the anemic method of rally scoring where a set/game can be won off a bad serve by the receiving (defensive) team without having to touch the ball to win a set/game.

The Libero is definitely rally point flavored. Rocball is based more on the all-around player for this kind of sport. In Rocball, certain positions have scoring advantages and all players no matter what position can execute a three point play. The adaptation or development of the Libero feels like it should belong to rally point.

In conclusion, players, coaches, commissioners and officers of various teams and sport associations don’t have to wait for the Federation International de Volleyball to experience more revelations or mystical esoteric insights on any further developments for this kind of team net sport, they can write or e-mail the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. and request Rocball Literature.

(Revised Article 1994)

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