Sudden death

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Sudden Death ( English sudden death ) is in sports , the game decision by the first fallen gate or the first points scored in a game extension.


  • When Hockey the rule is applicable, see overtime .
  • American football
  • In 1994, the rule under the name Golden Goal was temporarily adopted by FIFA and UEFA in the football regulations . This rule has now been abolished.
  • Since the 2010/2011 season, ten-minute extra time with sudden death has been played in every floorball game after a draw . The winner receives one more point at the point for the tie, if no goal is scored, it remains a tie.
  • In some golf competitions, after a tie, the game continues until a player has won a hole.
  • In underwater rugby , game decisions are followed by a fifteen-minute sudden death extension.
  • In darts , a two-leg lead is required to win the tournaments of the World Cup and World Matchplay . If this is not achieved even after the tie-break that was played previously , a sudden death leg is played, the winner of which wins the game. Before the start of this leg, a throw at the bullseye decides on the throw-off in the final leg.
  • In snooker there is the " re-spotted black " rule in tournament games after a tie or, as a special case in the snooker shoot-out, the " sudden death blue ball shoot-out " rule.
  • In tennis was in 2014 in the format Fast4 Tennis a sudden death at the score of 3: introduced the third This is followed by a shortened tie-break up to 5 points with sudden death when the score is 4: 4.

Individual evidence

  1. The rules of the game (The ice hockey game), ( Memento of the original from August 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Allison Danzig: Pro Giants to Play Seven Home Games, New York Times, April 30, 1946, p. 27.
  3. ^ Marie Schneider: Penalty Shooting versus Sudden Death,, August 1, 2010.
  4. Fast4 Tournament Scoring Format & Rules. Tennis World (Australia), 2014, accessed October 19, 2019 .