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The 2023 ARF Cup

will be hosted in

Bali, Indonesia

September 21st - September 24th

Join us in Bali, Indonesia, for the highly anticipated ARF Cup 2023, the biennial Asian Roundnet championships! From September 21st to 24th, witness the thrilling competition at Niti Mandala Renon Field. Experience three action-packed days of intense squad tournaments, showcasing the incredible skill and teamwork of the participating teams. Don't miss this historic event where friendships are forged, memories are made, and the future of Asian Roundnet is shaped. Contact your country's National Governing Body about how you can represent your country and be part of this unforgettable journey in Bali!

Asia's first ever roundnet championships!


Niti Mandala Renon Field


Lapangan Niti Mandala Renon - Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali, 86HM+438, Panjer, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234


At the moment we are unable to secure any single accommodation for all athletes. Therefore, we are leaving accommodations as the responsibility of each National Governing Body to secure accommodation for their athletes. The best we can do is recommend to book somewhere near the venue for easy transport. Fortunately, accommodations in Bali are plentiful and very affordable.

Bali International Roundnet Festival


September 21, 22, & 24

The ARF Cup, the pinnacle of the Bali Roundnet Festival, is gearing up to host an intense clash of competitors from top nations. Brace yourself as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, UAE, Japan, and Indonesia send their finest teams to battle it out on the roundnet court. With each country's best players showcasing their skills, the ARF Cup becomes a battleground for roundnet supremacy. Prepare for a thrilling display of athleticism, strategic prowess, and unwavering determination as these elite teams leave no stone unturned in their quest for roundnet glory. Witness the explosive clashes and unforgettable moments that will define the Bali Roundnet Festival and crown a supreme champion of the ARF Cup.

Bali Roundnet Open

September 23

As part of the Bali Roundnet Festival, the excitement continues with the Bali Roundnet Open. This thrilling roundnet tournament is designed for individual teams and welcomes participants of all skill levels from around the world, regardless of their country of origin. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the game, this is your chance to showcase your talent on the roundnet court. Join us in this inclusive event where camaraderie and friendly competition take center stage. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience as players from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate the joy of roundnet in the Bali Roundnet Open.

It's important to know that the ARF Cup is just one of two major events in the Bali International Roundnet Festival. The second is the Bali Roundnet Open, which is an individual team tournament open to any team from any country. It is a seperate open tournament that takes place on Saturday to allow national team players an opportunity to rest before mixed squad on Sunday. You do NOT have to be on your country's national team to participate, although national team players are also welcome to participate if they don't want to rest that day. The 2023 Bali Roundnet Festival is not just about the competition; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in Bali's enchanting beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality.




Bali Roundnet Open

ARF Cup Mixed

This will be a single elimination tournament with a group stage. 

Group Stage ~ All 5 teams will play simultaneously. Matches will be ONE (1) game to 21 (hard cap 25).


Bracket Stage ~ All bracket stage matches will be played 2+3. 2+3 means that 2 teams will play each other first, and then 3 teams will play when the first 2 are done. Match-ups will be determined by each squad's line-up. A country's A team will play another country's A team, B team will play B team, etc. For the first 2 games, the A & B teams will play, followed by the C, D, & E teams. There are more details on how squad line-ups are determined below in the "Information for NGBs" section.


Round of 8 ~ Matches will still be ONE (1) game to 21 (hard cap 25).

Semi-Finals + Finals + Consolation ~ Matches will be best of 3 to 21 (hard cap 25).

Men squad sizes ~ 5 teams (3 teams minimum*)

Women squad sizes ~ 5 teams (3 teams minimum*)

*If there are 4 teams, and a 2-2 split occurs, the tie breaker will be point differential.

**Any tie-breakers for group-stage record will be settled by head-to-head match-up result

ARF Cup Single-Gender

This will be a single elimination tournament with a group stage. 

Group stage ~ All 3 teams will play simultaneously. Each match will be 1 game to 21 (hard cap 25).

Round of 8 ~ The matches will be played 1+2, meaning 1 team will play first, then the last 2 teams. All matches will be ONE (1) game to 21 (hard cap 25).

Semi-finals ~ The matches will also be played 1+2, but each match will be best of 3 to 15 (hard cap 21).

Finals~ The matches will be played 1+2, best of 3 to 21 (hard cap 25).

Mixed squad sizes ~ 3 teams.

*Depending on time, some match-ups may require all 3 teams to play simultaneously.

This tournament will follow standard tournament format. There will be a group stage and a bracket stage with single elimination. Depending on the number of teams that enroll, there may be an upper and lower bracket.

Group stage ~ Will be one game to 21.

Bracket stage ~ This will depend on the number of teams that sign-up and if a upper and lower bracket are necessary. However, it is likely all games will be playd best of 3 to 21 (hard cap 25).


Day 1 - Single Gender

Day 2 - Single Gender

Day 3 - Bali Open

Day 4 - Mixed

Thursday, September 21st

Friday, September 22nd

Saturday, September 23rd

Sunday, September 24th

Group Stage + Bracket stage to semi-finals

Bronze + Finals


Group Stage + Bracket stage


Information for NGBs


The Bali Open Tournament is a public tournament and anyone can sign up on Fwango.

For the ARF Cup only NGB leaders can register their teams. The NGBs will be sent special sign-up codes to register their teams.


For group stage for both single-gender and mixed tournaments, seeding will be determined by a squad's cumulative ARF Ranking score. These seeds will determine the groupings.

For bracket stage, for single-gender and mixed tournaments, seeding will be determined by W-L record during group stage. Tie breaker will be decided by point differential.

Squad line-up rules

Single-Gender ~ Squad line-ups for group stage will be determined by ARF Rankings for each squad's team. For example, a squad's A team will be determined by whichever team on their squad has the highest combined ARF ranking score; the B team will be whichever team on their squad has the second highest combined ARF ranking score, etc.


For day 1 bracket stage, squads will be allowed to determine their own line-up. That means on Day 1 of the tournament, during lunch, countries will be allowed to change their line-up (order of teams only, team partners must remain the same) however they want and must submit it before the start of bracket stage. Once their line-up is submitted however, they won't be allowed to change their line-up for the rest of the day.

If a country makes it to day 2 of bracket stage, they will have the opportunity to make ONE (1) change to their line-up. Changes must be submitted before the beginning of competition on day 2. Once final line-ups are submitted, they cannot be changed for the duration of the single-gender tournament.

Mixed ~ Similar to the single-gender tournament, initial line-ups will be determined based on ARF Rankings until the end of the round of 8. After the round of 8 is completed, if a country makes it that far, each surviving country during the lunch break will have the opportunity to submit any line-up they want (order of teams only, team partners must remain the same). After their line-up is submitted, no changes can be made for the duration of the tournament. Mixed alternate players can only come from the pool of players from the single-gender sqaud competition who were not originally in the mixed line-up (includes single-gender alternate players).


Each country will be allowed to have TWO (2) designated male alternates and TWO (2) designated female alternates in case of injury or other unexpected situations in which a starting player is unable to compete.

Jersey Requirements

Every country is required to have two styles of jersey for their players; one with a darker color and one with a lighter color. Jerseys must contain the athletes name on the back (see pictures below) and also contain any mandatory logos of tournament sponsors. The following mandatory logos and their required location on the jersey is outlined on the picture diagrams below. They are the following:

1. ARF logo

2. ARF Cup logo

3. NGB logo/flag (flag is preferable)

4. Rumble Roundnet Logo



Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)


At the moment, other forms of transportation are the responsibility of the traveller. However, we are working on possibly providing an airport shuttle for athletes.

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