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July 1 - Sep 30
Local try-outs
OCT 5​
Country finals
Nov 09
World finals

Join the Prison Island World Cup, where teams from around the globe will compete in the ultimate test of techniques, tactics, and physics. The competition will kick off with local try-outs, where the best teams will advance to the Country Finals. The winners of the Country Finals will then move on to the World Final, where they’ll face off against the best of the best from around the world. The Prison Island World Cup awaits—let the games begin!

THE PATH TO VICTORY 2024

The 3 Stages of the Prison Island World Cup

STAGE 1

LOCAL TRY-OUTS

Local Try-outs are set from 1st of July to 30th of September. The opening hours and available time slots for try-outs are decided locally. A team that wants to make a try-out for the World Cup should make a standard time slot reservation and register locally. Available time slots will be advertised locally. Specific rules for the tryouts can vary between the sites. The best teams from the try-outs are qualified to the Country Finals.​

STAGE 2

COUNTRY FINALS

The best teams from the Local Try-outs are invited to participate in the Country Final where the best teams in the country are nominated and awarded. If an invited team from a local site, not want to participate in the Final, the second best in order will be invited. If that team is not coming either, the next in order will be invited, etc.Country Finals take place 5 October. Exact dates for each Country Finals will be published on this website as it approaches.

STAGE 3

WORLD FINAL

World Finals take place 9 November. Qualified to the World Final are the best two teams from each Country Final. The World Finals will be held at Prison Island in Malmo, Sweden. If an invited team does not want to participate in the Final, the second best in order will be invited. If that team is not coming either, the next in order will be invited, etc.

IMPORTANT DATES

Get ready for the world of Prison Island competition – from qualification to fees to invitations. Let’s dive in!

JULY 1 - SEP 30 2024

LOCAL TRY-OUTS

Oct 5 2024

COUNTRY FINALS

One occasion in each region

NOV 9 2023

WORLD FINAL

Sweden, Malmö: Nov 9

THE 5 HOLY RULES​

Discover the Most Important Rules for the Prison Island World Cup. Read the information and get ready to make history!

THE ONLY LIMIT IS 15

A team can be mixed in gender and age in any way preferred and there is no separation in different classes. All teams compete against each other.

3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

You must be 3 people in a team, not more or less.

 

COMPETE ON EQUAL TERMS

A team can be mixed in gender and age in any way preferred and there is no separation in different classes. All teams compete against each other.

90 MINUTES OF ACTION

All games, qualifications as well as finals, have a game time of 90 minutes.

WHEREVER YOU ARE

Teams and individuals are allowed to make Local Tryouts at any local Prison Island in the world  they want.

FULL RULE BOOK

Contains every fun little detail about the Prison Island World Cup.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge of the Prison Island World Cup, but have a few burning questions in mind? Fear not! We’ve got everything covered, from the registration to the rules and regulations. Get all the answers you need to conquer the competition!

To be able to participate you must be over the age of 15.

RULES

The Prison Island World Cup is open to anyone, except: Individuals under 15 years old or current Prison Island employees, owners of Prison Island sites, or close relatives of employees or owners.

The minimum age for participation is 15 years old. Make sure to have your ID ready.

Each team consists of exactly 3 persons. Individual competition, 2-person teams, or more than 3 members are not allowed.

An individual is not allowed to participate in more than one team.

There are no restrictions on team composition in terms of gender or age. Teams can be mixed in any way preferred. Keep in mind that you need to be at least 15 years old. Make sure to have your ID ready.

Participants in a team do not have to be nationals of the country where they compete. An individual can compete in any country they prefer.

Teams can be mixed in terms of gender and age in any way preferred. There is no separation into different age or gender classes. All teams compete against each other.

You can find all game rules and regulations here.

There is no specified limit on the number of teams that can participate in the Local Tryouts. However, availability may vary depending on the capacity of each Prison Island site. Make sure to book a time at the site you want to compete at to be sure to secure a spot in the World Cup.

In all the Finals there will be a specific limited number of teams invited.

GENERAL

Local Try-outs are scheduled from July 1st to September 30th. Country Finals will be held on October 12-13th and October 19-20th. The World Finals will be held on November 9th at Malmö, Sweden.

Please refer to the specific competition details for each country’s qualifications and finals. You can find these here. For local competitions, please refer to the specific site for more information.

The Prison Island World Cup consists of 4 stages: Local Try-outs, Local Finals, Country Finals, and World Final. Specific dates, sites, and qualification rules may vary between countries and years.

The World cup will be held in English. There will be Arabic inside the cells with text and questions, and Arabic cell signs. However there will not be a translator for the duration of the trip.

To register for the Prison Island World Cup, a team must first book a time at their preferred Prison Island site and then register electronically at the desk at the Prison Island or via the website during the assigned period for try-outs.

There are no extra fees for participating in the event, but you still have to pay the entry fee for each local try-out.

Travel arrangements will be made for the teams qualifying for the Country Final.

Flights and accommodation will be managed by your local Prison Island for 3 nights stay for 8-11 November 2024. This does not include visa’s, outings and other expenses.

To be able to participate you must be over the age of 15.

RULES

All games, including qualifications and finals, have a game time of 90 minutes.

If a cell malfunctions during a competitive event, teams should notify the game officials. The staff will make efforts to repair the cell. If not possible, a manual adjustment can be made to the scores for affected teams.

  • In local try-outs, extra points may be awarded if a team has not been able to attempt a malfunctioning cell.
  • In all finals, points for the malfunctioning cell can be removed from all participating teams.

We sincerely hope there will be no injuries, but if a team member not can complete a competition by any reason, the other two team members are allowed to continue to the end. But they can not bring in a replacement during the specific competitive event.

There is no specific dress code for participants. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for physical activities.

The local Prison Island staff at each site, during the competition, has the full and final decision-making authority. Complaints should be directed to the Prison Island staff, who will review and make the final decision, which cannot be overruled.

No, the use of cell phones or any electronic devices is not allowed during the competition, to ensure fair play and maintain the integrity of the game.

The time never stops during a competitive event. You can take a break whenever you want, but the time will continue ticking and you will miss some opportunities to score points.

QUALIFICATIONS

Maximum 24 teams will qualify to the World finals. The two best teams from each Country Final will be invited to the World Final.

Yes, but you can only replace one team member between two competitions during the whole tournament.

The number of teams qualified to the Country finals will vary depending on the country and the size of the Prison Island site.

If a qualified team to any of the finals not can or want to participate, the second best team in order will be invited.

The number of teams qualified to the Local finals will vary depending on the location and the size of the Prison Island. Contact your local Prison Island site for more information.

PRISON ISLAND WORLD CUP 2023

How to enter

Entering the Prison Island World Cup is easy! To participate, all you need is a strong team, a competitive spirit, and a desire to win. So what are you waiting for? Make a reservation at your local Prison Island and join the race to become a champion of the Prison Island World Cup!

1. BOOK A TIME

Gather your team and make a reservation at your local Prison Island.

2. REGISTER ONLINE

Tell the staff that you want to try-out for the World Cup in Malmo 2024. Or register the specific package online. Your individual details will be kept for the final competition.

3. COMPETE

Use your 90 minutes in the cells wisely and get ready to make history!

Official Merchandise

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