The purpose of these rules is to elevate the quality of Taekwon-Do by scoring every aspect and to provide an equal opportunity for al I participants to show the ultimate of their abilities in friendly competition with one another.
These are to be applied at every International and National Taekwon-Do Competition for Degree holders. They apply to male and female except where stated otherwise.
A) Tournament Committee
The T.C will be composed of 4 members I Tournament Director: I Chairman of Umpire and Judges and 2 f technical members (T. C. = Tournament Committee) B) Officials ‘ The Jury Referees and Judges will be selected from the roles of the certified umpires in the International Taekwon-do Federation list. The officials for each competition of sparring and patterns will be 8, and the officials for Power and special technique wi11 be designated by the T.C.
A) (T.C. = Tournament Committee). The T.C. will be in charge of the development of all the competition. The members of this Committee must be present in the competition area during the whole tournament.
B) That jury will consist of a president and 2 members who will be seated in the place of honor in front of the square.
C) The Jury president will be the highest authority in the square.
D) One of the members Of the Jury will be a recorder and will be seated next to the Jury president to register and control the points of each competition.
E) The other member of the Jury will be timekeeper and will be seated next to the jury president and will I check and indicate the beginning, end and continuation of each match in sparring, he/she will ensure the present of the competitors with in the allotted time and will monitor the time for round in Patterns, Power and Special Technique.
F) Referee will be in the square to control the match.
G) The Judges for patterns (will be 5), they will be seated in a line in front of the competitors (see article 10), H) the judges for Sparring (will be 4), they will be seated in every corner of the square (see article 10).
1) The Judges for special technique and power breaking will be in the area controlling the executions.
Note: The judges will give points according to his judgments based in the Tournament Rule.
The delegate represents the team and individual competitors. He must be authorized by the national association.
The delegate registers the competitors, submits their 1. D., presents the demands to the T.C. and cooperates with other delegates and officials in the event.
A) For the competition there must be only 1 coach for each individual and team sparring near the square, but he/she cannot interfere in the competition by action or words. During the match he/she must be at least 2 meters away from the square and must not advise or encourage his competitor.
B) For the patterns power and special competition, he/she can accompany his competitors to the square but he/she cannot enter it.
C) The coach must not speak to the officials about the competition. Failure to comply will render the advisor liable to be disqualified from his coach position. The coaches cannot say that they have not been made aware about the rules that are laid down in the competition.
D) In case competitors were injured the Coach cannot interfere with the doctor’s decision, as it is mentioned in the Art. 39 of this rule.
E) E) The procedure to present the official protest is to immediately notify verbally to Jury President and do the official presentation within the five minutes after the combat has finished, as indicates the Art. 50 of this rule.
F) The Coach must know the Protocol of presentation for the awarding ceremony as indicates the Art. 19 of this rule.
G) The Coach is responsible for the competitors’ presence in the registration, weigh-in, competition, awarding ceremony, opening and closing ceremony. If the competitor isn’t present in time and form he will be penalized.
Competitors will compete in the divisions laid down as follow. Competitors must be 1st. / 2nd. / 3rd. and 4th.
Degree and be 18 years and Older in the beginning of the event. They must be certified by the ITF with the update of the degree and black belt status card. Competitors in all divisions must be healthy and registered with their national association. The registration for the World Championship will be with passport, which certifies the age and nationality.
A) Officials must wear clothes required as laid down in Article 13 of ITF Umpire rules (unless it will be indicated in another way).
B) Competitors while competing must wear the Official TKD Dobok with only badges/symbols/banners officially approved by ITF and that black belt (the official dimension) which must indicate the competitor’s degree. A number will be given to all competitors and this must be worn on the back of the Dobok all the time (just below the belt). They must have printed the country name in the back just over the belt. The sponsors can be located on the right sleeve and cannot be more than 10 x 10 cm.
C) Competitors are allowed when not performing to wear normal sports wear, always with the approval of the T.C. For the awards closing and opening ceremony they must wear sports wear or an official Dobok
D) It is totally prohibited to drink alcoholic beverages or smoking while wearing the Dobok during the competition.
E) The coaches wear only sports wear. (Not short pants)
SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE WEAR
A) Obligatory Protection: all the obligatory safety equipment or optional equipment must be approved by the T.C. of ITF. Competitors must have in possession 2 pair of safety equipment: one red and one blue.
- Safety equipment on their hands and feet
- Groin guard protection of Male (it must be inside the Dobok trousers).
B) Optional safety equipment
- Shin protectors
- Forearm protectors
- Breast protector
- Mouth guards
C) That Competitors cannot wear any other protection or safety equipment
D) All competitors with injuries which require bandaging, strapping of any type or special protection must be approved by the Referee before performing i.e. in the bandaging no pins or hard material can be worn that give extra support which constitute an advantage to that competitor.
E) No jewelry watches or other adornments may be worn. Hair may be kept in place using a material of a soft elastic nature only no grips or slides are allowed.
A) Square size will be 9×9 meters floor space with an extra surface of 1 meter per each side. When the square is elevated the extra surface must be at least 2 meters greater in the size than the square
B) The elevation of the square may be from 50 cm to 100cm maximum
C) Lighting must not be lower than 5 meters above the ground.
D) In the main table where the jury is located will be in front of the square
E) The material Of the square must be rubber (neither soft nor hard) approved by the Tournament Committee.
The color that represents the red competitor for sparring and patterns will be located on the left of the main table
COMPETITORS NUMBER PER COUNTRY
The number of individual competitors who may enter each item is restricted to 1 person from each country unless it will be indicated in another way. This competitor may be team member or not as chosen by the national trainer from that country.
Team will consist of 5 competitors (one more for optional reserve) and the same competitors must be used for all items. Any 5 may perform in patterns. Any 5 may perform in sparring. Any 5 may perform in power.
Any 5 may perform in special technique. The competitor in reserve can be used in all items alternatively.
DIVISION OF COMPETITION
Competition is divided into team match and individual match. Competition will be decided by the pyramid tournament system.
Individual match is further divided into: Pattern – Male/Female. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree Divisions.
Sparring – Male/Female. Micro light Middle, Heavy and Hyper weight divisions.
Power – Male/Female. Special Technique – Male/Female
Team match is divided into: Male and Female. The competitors in Sparring may be any weight.
Each team must perform Pattern, Sparring, Power, and Special Technique.
ORDER OF MATCH
Pattern, Sparring, Power, Special Technique. This should be followed where possible but is subject to the requirements of the time and schedule of the tournament overall.
DRAW FOR ORDER OF COMPETING
Sparring and patterns competitors are drawn publicly by the lottery system for order of the match a placement of bye. The competitors located in the top line on the bracket will be identified with red and the ones on the bottom line will be the color blue. For power and special technique the order of execution will be listed by
alphabetical order. No competitor and team can win 2 matches without sparring unless It is due to the withdrawal of their opponent because of the previous injury. This will be decided at the draw. After the drawing of the competitors’ numbers is completed then registration will be closed.
Checking the weight of competitors will not be earlier than 24 hours and not later than I hour before the competition. The place of the weight in will be decided by the T.C.
It will be announced in which square an event will take place and it is the responsibility of the competitor or the team to be close to the square so that they may compete without delay. When they are called upon to do so the name of competitor, number and country will be called and in team case, the country will be called. If they fail to come forward they will be called for the second time and third time. If they still don’t come forward after one minute then they will be disqualified.
The referee will check to ensure that Dobok equipment, etc. are correct, of a type which has been officially approved and that they are not defective.
Should any item(s) not be satisfactory then they must be exchanged and the competitor has a maximum of 3 minutes in which to do so following which he/she will be disqualified and the match points awarded to the opponent where appropriate.
A) CHARYOT – ATTENTION
B) KYONG YE – BOW
C) JUN BI – READY
D) SIJAK – BEGIN
E) HAECHYO – SEPARATE
F) GAES0K – C0NTINUE
G) GOMAN – END
H) JU UI – WARNING
1) GAM JUM – DEDUCTING PO1NTS
J) S1L KYUK – DISQUALIFICATION
K) H0NG – RED
L) CH0NG – BLUE
M) D0NG CHON – TIE
N) IL BUNYON – FIRST ROUND
0) YI BUNY0N – SECOND ROUND
P) JUNG JI – TIME STOP
Q) SUNG – WINNER
A) The officials must know the Protocol and the procedures to carry on all the items in the event.
B) Competitors must know the Protocol and the procedures of all the items of the competition. They must bow correctly to the Jury, each other at the beginning and the end of each match. Competitors cannot invoke ignorance about the rules that are laid down in the competition.
C) Coaches must know the procedure of all the competition items.
A) All the tournaments should have some visual display of the results so that the participants and the audience can follow the development of the event.
B) Optional: electronic display that indicates the results of the sparring in real time.
C) Electronic display that indicates the points given by each judge and the final result in pattern competition.
Pattern: 8 Gold / 8 Silver / 16 Bronze (Each Group Division – lst. / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Sparring: 10 Gold / 10 Silver / 20 Bronze. (Each Group) Division – lst. / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Power: 2 Gold / 2 Silver / 4 Bronze. (Each Group) – lst, / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Special Technique: 2 Gold / 2 Silver / 4 Bronze (Each Group) – lst. / 2nd, / 3rd. x 2.
Overall Champion: 2 trophies. Male and female.
Only Gold medals gained In individual events will count for Overall Winners of the individual events.
However, in the event of two or more competitors having the same number of Gold Medals then the Silver medals will count. If the tie persists then Bronze medals will count in determining the overall champion. In case of continuing with a tie then the competitors will share the award of overall champion, The medals that count for the overalls must be gained with the minimum of 4 competitors for each category.
Pattern: 12 Gold / 12 Silver / 24 Bronze. (Each Group) lst. / 2nd. /3rd. x 2.
Sparring: 12 Gold / 12 Silver / 24 Bronze. (Each Group) lst. / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Power: 12 Gold / 12 Silver / 24 Bronze. (Each Group) lst. / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Special Technique: 12 Gold / 12 Silver / 24 bronze. (Each Group) lst. / 2nd. / 3rd. x 2.
Overall Team: 2 trophies. Male and female.
Only the Gold medals gained in team events will count for the overall team. In case of a tie between 2 or more teams will be counted silver medals. If the tie persists then Bronze medals will be counted in determining the overall team. In case of continuing with a tie then the teams will share the award of the overall team.
C) Overall Country
All the individual and team Gold medals will count for the overall country with the exception of the overall champion and overall team.
In the case of teams the Gold medals will count as a simple gold medal and not multiplicative by 6 for example, the winning team in patterns will have only one gold to count for the overall country, and not 6 gold.
In case of a tie in the score to determine the overall country there will be given 2 trophies.
All tournaments must have a Doctor (s) and qualified first aid personnel in attendance that must have all the necessary equipment for the general attention or removal of the competitor in case of injury. Doctor’s recommendation will be observe in according with article 39
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITY
All competitors must sign a tournament entry form and have full insurance coverage for eventualities.
INSURANCE – FOR EVENT
The T.C. must ensure that the event booked has all necessary public liability insurance’s and Government licenses required to hold such an event.
A) The competitors will be from lst to 5th degree.
B) Groups male and female
A) Competitors will be drawn in according with Article 14
B) Individual elimination: will use the single elimination system. competitors will compete simultaneously and they will perform the designated and first with optional pattern to follow. The Jury will choose the best 7 formed to go forward to the next round.
C) Team elimination: will be use the single elimination system. Teams will compete 1 to 1, a draw will decide which team goes first. The first team will perform the 2 patterns and then the second team will do the same, The Jury will choose the better one to go forward to the next round.
SYSTEM OF COMPETITION
lst degree will compete with lst degree with the designated pattern and one optional from Chon-Ji to Ge-Baek; 2nd degree will compete with 2nd degree with the designated pattern and one optional from Chon-Ji to Juche; 3rd degree will compete with 3rd degree with the designated pattern and one optional from Chon-Ji to Choi-Yong; 4th degree will compete with a designated pattern and one optional from Chon-Ji to Moon-Moo.
Each team (5 competitors) must perform together 1 designated and 1 optional pattern. The designated and optional pattern will be from Chon-Ji to Ge-Baek, They may line up in any form that they choose and the team members may perform movements individually or together, but it must be seen to be in teamwork i.e. one member may not perform moves of the pattern on his own without the others following sequentially in unison.
A) Individual procedures: In individual competition the following result win, cost or tie will be applied
- When 3 or more Judges take a decision in favor of a competitor, that competitor is the winner.
- When 3 judges decide a tie and 2 judges take decision in favor of a competitor that will be the winner.
- When 2 judges take decision in favor of a competitor, 1 judge in favor of the other and 2 judges decide a tie then the competitor with the 2 judges in favor will be the winner.
- When 2 judges take a decision in favour of a competitor, 2 in favour of another and 1 judge decide tie then the result will be a tie.
- Tie, the Jury will designate another pattern to be performed until the winner will be decided.
6, In case of the two competitors stop in the execution of the pattern in any Instance then this will be considered as a tie.
B) Team procedures: In team competition the following result win, lost or tie will be applied:
- When 3 or more judges take a decision in favor of a competitor, that team is the winner.
- When 3 judges decide a tie and 2 judges take decision in favor of a team that will be the winner.
- When 2 judges take decision in favor of a team, 1 judge in favor of the other and 2 judges decide a tie: then the competitor with the 2 judges in favor will be the winner.
- When 2 judges take a decision in favor of a team, 2 in favor of another and 1 judge decide tie then the result will be a tie.
- Tie, in eliminators and finals the same procedure will be followed; the Jury will designate another pattern to be performed until it is decided who the winner is.
- In case the two competitors stop in the execution of the pattern in any instance, this will be considered a tie.
1 jury president, 2 members of the Jury, 5 judges, the central judge will give the commands.
DIVISIONS / SPARRING
A) Competitors must be from lst to 4th degree
B) Male and Female Groups
Male: Micro to 54 kg, Light from 54 to 63 kg, Middle from 63 to 71 kg, Heavy from 71 to 80 kg, Hyper over 80 kg
Female: Micro to 52 kg, Light from 52 to 58 kg, Middle from 58 to 63 kg, Heavy from 63 to 70 kg, Hyper over 70 kg.
Team & competitors, 5 competitors and one extra in reserve, male and female free weight.
DURATION OF BOUTS
A) Individual: Each bout (eliminatory and finals) will normally be 2 rounds of 2 minutes period each one with one minute break between rounds.
B) Teams: Each bout (eliminatory and finals) will be 1 round of 2 minutes.
A) Individual procedures: In individual competition the following result win, lost or tie will be applied:
- When 3 or more judges take a decision in favor of a competitor that competitor is the winner.
- When 2 judges take the decision in favor of a competitor + 1 to the other + 1 as a tie or 2 in favor of one competitor + 2 as a tie, then the competitor who got the decision of 2 judges is the winner.
- When 3 or more judges say that is a tie, the result is tie.
- When 2 judges take a decision in favor of a competitor 2 in favor of another then the result will be a tie.
- TIE: In case of tie after 30 seconds break 1 minute extension will follow. If once again the result is tie one extra round will follow without time limit where the competitor that gets the first point will be the winner. To decide the winner in this instance 3 judges must agree with the same scoring.
B) Team procedures: In team competition the following result win, lost or tie will be applied:
- When 3 or 4 judges take a decision in favor of a competitor, that competitor is the winner and 2 points will be given to his/her team.
- When 3 judges decide a tie 1 point will be given to both teams.
- When 2 judges take decision in favor of a competitor + 1 to the other + 1 as a tie then the competitor with the 2 judges in favor will be the winner and 2 points will be given to the scoring of his/her team.
- When 2 judges take a decision in favor of a competitor +2 to the other then the result will be a tie and l point will be given to the scoring of each team.
- When the five matches are finished and the result is a tie every team will choose his best competitor to perform another round of 1 minute of duration. If once again the result is tie 1 round without time limit will follow where the competitor that gets the first point will be the winner. To decide who the winner is, three judges must agree. The score Is ascendant and descendant, this means that the competitor who has 1 minus point due to a sum of warnings or a direct minus point automatically loses.
A) Head and neck area at the front and sides but not at the back.
B) Trunk of the body from neck to navel vertically and from a line drawn from the armpit vertically down to the waist on each side (that is frontal area only excluding the back).
A) One point will be awarded for:
Hand attack directed to mid or high section.
Foot attack directed to mid section.
Hand attacks while are in air to mid section.
B) Two points will be awarded for: Foot attack directed to high section.
Jumping or flying kick directed to mid section.
Hand attack while is in air directed to high section.
C) Three points will be awarded for:
Jumping or flying kick directed to high section.
The technique will be valid when:
A) Correct execution in a proper distance.
B) Dynamic, with power, speed and accuracy.
C) The execution must be controlled and in the correct target.
A) Misconduct to the Referee and to ignore his instructions.
B) Full contact
C) Three minus points direct.
D) The competitor who is under influence of alcoholic beverage and drugs.
l point will be deducted for the following faults:
A) Lose of temper.
B) Misconduct to the opponent in any way.
D) Knee/elbow/head attack,
E) Attack to the fallen opponent
G) The mixture of any three faults 1 point will be automatically deducted.
A) Attack to an illegal target.
B) Get out of the ring (stepping completely out with both feet).
C) Falling, intentional or not (this means any part of the body other than the feet touching the ground)
D) Holding/grabbing/pushing (if one competitor is pushed out of the ring, the warning will not consider) E) Sweeping.
F) To intentionally avoid sparring.
G) To pretend to gain 1 point (celebrating).
H) To simulate to be hurt after have received a kick or punch.
*From one round to the other the warnings are summed
A) When a competitor is not able to continue the match due to an injury, the Referee must stop the match and to request medical assistance. The Doctor must diagnose treat the injuries and decide whether the competitor made can continues period. There is 1 minute for this and the decision about the continuation has to be made by the Doctor.
B) When a competitor cannot continue due to Doctor’s decision, the responsibility of the action will determine the winner. The competitor who cannot continue will be the winner if his opponent was responsible but if the competitor cannot continue is responsible then he will be the loser.
C) If an injured competitor is unable to fight according to the Doctor’s decision he cannot compete again during: this event – during this day – during all the competition.
D) The competitor that refuses the Doctor’s decision will be disqualified from all the competition.
E) If 2 competitors are injured at the same time and they are unable to continue due to Doctor’s decision the winner will be decided by the score at that moment’ if there would be a tie, the Ring Council will decide the winner
PROCEDURES AND DECISIONS
A) Individual Competitors enter the ring, 1 with red safety equipment and the other with blue. At the command of the referee the competitors will bow to the Jury and then to each others. The referee will then start the sparring with the command “Sijak” and the competitors continue to spar until the Referee issues the command “Haechyo”. At the same time the competitors will stop the sparring and will stay where they are to start again. When the time is finished the timekeeper must announce it loudly to the Referee, but the match will only be finished with the command “Goman” said by the Referee. Then they will bow and the result will be announced.
If during the match one competitor goes out of the square, the match must restart I meter inside form where it happened.
In case of tie the match goes back to zero.
For Teams the procedures are the same as individual. The Referee with a draw, while coaches viewing, decides who goes first. The winner has the decision to whether to send the first competitor or respond and then they will do it alternatively.
On the first “Sijak” command from the Referee the timekeeper starts the clock and this continues for the full time unless the referee calls for a “stop time” by saying “Jung Ji”. At this time the timekeeper stops the clock until the next “Gaesok”. The Referee is the only one who can stop the match.
1 Jury president, 2 members of the Jury (1 as timekeeper, another as the recorder) 1 Central Referee and 4 Judges.
DIVISIONS / POWER BREAKING
A) The competitors will be from lst to 4th degree.
B) Male and female groups
C) There are five Techniques to be competed in for this section.
- Ap-Joomuk Taerigi
- Sonkal Daerigi
- Yopcha Jîrugi
- Dollyo Chagi
- Bandae Dollyochagi
It’s not compulsory for each competitor to attempt each Techniques listed for his/her group. But the total score for all Technique attempted will be summed to determined the winner.
MALE: (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) + (5). FEMALE: (2) + (3) + (4).
PR0CEDURE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAMS
A) The T.C. can decide a technique and the quantity of the pieces of wood for the initial classification.
B) The T.C. will determine the quantity of the pieces of wood for each Technique, for example:
Male (1 inch thick Wood)
Ap-Joomuk Jirugi 5 boards
Sonkal Taerigi 6 boards
Yopcha Jirugi 7 boards
Dollyo Chagl 6 boards
Bandae Dollyo Chagi 6 boards
Female (3/4 inch thick Wood)
Sonkal Taerigi 4 boards
Yopcha Jirugi 4 boards
Dollyo Chagi 4 boards
Each board must be 30 x 30 cm. It is optional from the T.C. to allow plastic or wood boards or any machine # that replace the system.
C) Power techniques
- It is permitted to slide, but is not permitted to jump; that means 1 foot keeps contact with the floor at all the time. For the Sonkal Taerigi; the strike can be executed in two ways, inwards or outwards.
- Attempt: only one prejudging of distance touching the board is allowed.
- Execution: for each item each competitor will have only one attempt to break. At the command from the judge the competitor will adopt a ready position and will try to break in one continuous movement ending in the ready position as at the beginning.
- Timing: after the command from the judge the competitor has 30 seconds to complete that Technique.
E) The judges must disallow an attempt for failure:
- Correct balance and posture throughout the technique.
- Correct attacking tool and correct execution.
F) Judges must examine the board before and after of each attempt.
G) Every broken board will be counted as 2 points and each cracked will be counted as 1 point.
H) TIE: In case of tie between 2 or more competitors after all technique are complete the judges will choose one Technique by draw so as to be the determine break. They will decide how many boards will be used. The tie competitors will then carry on until the places are decided.
1) The best competitors for the section award lst 2nd and 3rd x 2 are the competitors with the highest score, after attempting all items listed for their group. And they will be respectively considered for the overall winner for each groups for the tournament, J) A holder machine will be used in place to give uniform resistance to the breaking.
Male Team: 5 competitors + 1 extra for reserve.
Female Team: 3 competitors + 1 extra for reserve.
The reference of procedure is in Art. 45 and the items (A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(H)(I)(J) from Art. 44.
1 Jury President, 2 Referees, 2 Jury Members.
DIVISIONS / SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
A) The competitors will be from lst to 4th degree.
B) Male and female groups
C) There are five items to be competed in for this Section.
- Twimyo Ap Chagi
- Twimyo Nomo Yop chagi
- Twimyo Dolmyo Chagi
- Twlmyo Dollyo Chagî
- Twimyo Bandae Dollyo Chagi
It’s not compulsory for each competitor to attempt each item (listed for his/her group. But the total score for all technique attempted will be summed to determined the winner.
I MALE: (1)+(2)+(3)+(4)+(5). FEMALE: (1)+(2)+(4)
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PROCEDURES
A) In each event a standard of I board will be used. The board thickness and height length will be set by the T.C. prior to the event.
B) For each Technique, each competitor has the possibility of 1 attempt for prejudging the distance without touching the board and 1 attempt to break. The competitor must adopt a ready posture before and after performing, this one must be executed in a continuous movement. After the Referee signal the competitor has 30 seconds to complete the Technique.
C) Judges must disallow a break for failure in:
- Correct balance and posture throughout the technique.
- Correct attacking tool and correct execution
- Knocking over any or all of the hurdles.
D) The Judges must examine the boards before and after each attempt.
E) Every broken board will be counted as 2 points and each touched board will be counted as 1 point, the highest score after attempting all techniques
F) The winners (lst, 2nd 3rd X 2) will be the competitors with the highest score after attempting all techniques listed for their group and will be considered for the overall winner section respectively.
G) TIE: In case of tie in this stage between 2 or more competitors the jury president will choose one item by draw 1 item from the group to be tie break. He also will decide the height and length for the choosing Technique. The competitors who make the superior breaks will gain the appropriate points. This procedure will carry on until the three places are decided.
H) A holder machine will be used in place to give uniform resistance to the breaking.
Male Team: 5 competitors +1 extra for reserve
Female Team: 3 Competitors +1 extra fro reserve
The reference of procedure is in Art. 46 and the technique (A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)(H) from Art. 47.
1 Jury President, 2 Referees, 2 Jury Members
The T.C. wi11 consist of: Chairman of Tournament, I Chairman Of Umpire for country, 4 technical members who assist the Chairman of Tournament. They will be in charge of the development of all the competition. The members of this Committee must be present in the competition area during the whole tournament. (The T.C. = Tournament committee).
A) Only the coach can present the official protest when the decision breaks the rules.
B) After the notification of each protest, the official protest form must be presented in to the Jury President at the end of match, no later than 5 minutes after match is finished. The protest must specify the circumstances and it must be accompanied by the payment of the tax previously fixed by the T.C., This is done to limit the protest to truly questionable cases. Only in cases where the protest is positively accepted by the T.C., the tax wi11 be given back to the coach.
C) The T.C. will examine the protest circumstances and decide:
- Validate the match
- To repeat the match.
- To change the result.
4, To disqualify one or both competitors.
D) In case of an official protest, the winner won’t be able to compete up to the moment in which the T.C., would have taken a decision.
A) In order to give a decision, the T.C. may call any one else that they choose to give evidence on the protest.
B) On reaching a decision the T.C. will notify alt parties.
C) The T.C. will at all time base their decision on the rules written in this document and their decision cannot conflict with the rules of this document.
The team or individual delegates who persist in arguing against decisions made by the T.C. may, by a decision of the Committee, have an individual or a whole team disqualified from all events of the tournament. The matter wil1 be considered by the T.C. at a later date with a view to further action being taken.
If a competitor or a team in case of individual or team withdrawing from Championships as a protest, the following determination will be applied:
A) Automatic disqualification from that event, which means no placing for that event therefore any medals.
B) Automatic disqualification from any further events at the Championship.
C) Further disqualification from future events as decided by the T.C.
COPIES OF RULES
A copy of the ITF rules and procedure for the Umpire must be present in all tournaments and be accessible to all competitors and officials.