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Venue and Directions
March 4th 2018 - Registration from 8:30AM, Competition from 9:45AM
Late Registration for 14-17s and Adults 12:00PM to 01:00PM
Donyngs Leisure Centre, Linkfield Ln, Redhill RH1 1DP
CENTRE TELEPHONE: 01737 764732
Competitor Protection Requirements
This is mandatory for each age category. Groin guards are compulsory for male competitors over 130cms.
13 yrs & below: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads, Shin Guards
14-17yrs & 18 years +: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads
There will be no spectator fees but please come and support for the whole day.
To ensure smooth running of the competition if any spectators or competitors are rude towards the organiser or referees, then they will be asked to leave the competition venue immediately and risk that the competitor may be disqualified from all events including future VTA Competitions until further notice.
Sparring Contact Rules
Under 10 years
Only touch contact to the body or head-guard will be scored. Punches are allowed to the body however, only flying punches are allowed to the head-guard. Kicks are allowed to the body or the head-guard. Strictly no contact to the face will be allowed! Contact to the face will be penalised and may result in disqualification.
Controlled contact to the body and head-guard will be allowed. Punches and kicks are allowed to the body and head-guard. Strictly no contact to the face will be allowed! Contact to the face will be penalised and may result in disqualification.
14-17 years and 18+
Controlled contact using punches and kicks are allowed to the body and head (including the face). Excessive contact will be penalised and may result in disqualification.
Fouls (minus points) and Warnings
Fouls (minus points) (3 fouls = Disqualification)
-Attacking a fallen opponent
-Intentional attack to an illegal target
Warnings (3 warnings = 1 minus point)
-Pretending to have scored a point by raising one or both arms
-Stepping completely out of the ring
-Faking a blow
-Intentionally avoiding sparring
-Adjusting equipment during the bout without the Centre Referee's consent
- Unintentional attack to an illegal target
This event is for all competitors aged 18 years and above. Two techniques will be performed, one hand and one leg. Each competitor will choose the number of boards they wish to attempt for each technique and tell the referees prior to the event.
Hand techniques: Elbow or Knifehand
Leg techniques: Side Kick or Turning Kick
In the event of a tie competitors must attempt the other leg technique they did not perform earlier. They may set the number of boards. A further tie moves to the other hand technique. Again they may choose the number of boards. In the event this still produces a tie, the umpire may select one of the four techniques and the number of boards until a result is achieved.
Should only one competitor break any board in the first round only a single Gold medal will be awarded.
The technique performed will be high flying side kick. Each competitor will be allowed one measure up and two attempts to hit the target without disturbing the hurdle.
Medals and/or Trophies
There will be 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal available for each division. This year, these are custom, exclusive Vision medals as shown below:
In each event, we guarantee that each competitor will have at least 2 rounds/attempts (provided there are more than 2 competitors in the division).
Overall competitors will be calculated over the 3 Vision competitions and awarded at the end of year.
Incorrect Entries / Admin Fee
This year we are introducing an Admin fee for any incorrect details on entries not corrected by March 2nd.
The fee is £5 (payable at registration). Failure to pay will render your entry void.
On the day of the competition if we have to move a competitor 2 divisions or more (usually 10cm+ or 10kg+ different to the entry) the same £5 penalty will apply.
Examples from past competitions include: someone apparently born in 199, someone with a height of 1cm and a 7 year old Black Tag.
Please ensure you are entering information as accurately as possible.
Appeals against individual decisions or outcomes will not be considered by the Central Desk. However, should you feel that the draw has not been executed properly or that incorrect procedure has been adhered to, you may lodge an appeal.
To lodge an appeal, approach the Central Desk in a calm and respectful manner and state your case as clearly as possible. It is the decision of the Central Desk whether to pursue an investigation. After any potential investigation, the decision of the Central Desk is final. Grade of the appellant or their instructor will not influence the decision of the Central Desk.
Registration and Start Times
8:30 - 9:45am Registration: ALL COMPETITORS
9:45 - 10:00am Introduction and Information
10:00am Competition Starts
12:00 - 13:00pm Optional Late Registration: 14-17s and Adults
THERE ARE NO BLACK BELT ADULT DIVISIONS
PLEASE NOTE: All competitors are required to be available for the whole day.
If your event is called and you are not there within 5 minutes then you will be removed from that event so the competition can progress. If you are already doing another event when the division is called then please inform the referees immediately.
An order of events will be available on the day but this is subject to change.