3.5 Break during the match
A break of 5 minutes is made at the middle of the match. The middle of the match is at the moment where a player reaches or exceeds half of the distance determined for the kinds of game or disciplines of individual competitions at the end of his inning. This regulation is not valid for the biathlon. As far as the triathlon is concerned the break is made before playing the last discipline.
However, the break will only be made if the match lasts at least 45 minutes as far as a player reaches half of the distance and if at that moment he does not reach 3/4 of the distance.
On the occasion of the break the referee can possibly be changed. In the case of a match with set the break is made as follows:
- in a match best of 3 sets after the 2nd set;
- in a match best of 5 sets after the 2nd and/or after the 4th set.