Regulations – British Savate Assaut Championships 2012

Great Britain Savate Federation
British Savate Assaut Championships 2012
8th July 2012
Fight Science, Maida Gym, Hospital Road/Queens Ave, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2BT

REGULATIONS

Timetable
9:30am – Arrivals
10:00am – Weigh-in opens
11:00am – Weigh-in closes
11:30am – Fights start
5:30pm – Fights finish
6:00pm – Close

Participation
– Athletes must hold a valid GBSF licence, purchased from a GBSF member club or, exceptionally, on the day.
– The fee for each athlete is £15 in advance before midnight on 31/05/2012 and £20 thereafter. No entries will be accepted on the day.
– Athletes who also assist as officials will receive a £5 discount on their entry fee.
– Spectator tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the day.

Inscriptions
– Registration must be made online by each athlete or their coach at www.savate.org.uk in advance.
– Inscriptions will close up to a week before the event.

Categories contested
– Men: -56kg, 56-60kg, 60-65kg, 65-70kg, 70-75kg, 75-80kg, 80-85kg, 85kg+
– Women: -48kg, 48-52kg, 52-56kg, 56-60kg, 60-65kg, 65-70kg, 70-75kg, 75kg+
– Seniors (18-35 years) and veterans (35+) will compete in the same category.
– Juniors (under 18) will compete separately, unless they request otherwise.

Divisions
– Division (1) is the main British Savate Assaut Championships. Athletes must be permanently resident in Great Britain.
– Division (2) is a series of matched, non-title bouts for fighters of all levels of experience. International athletes not eligible for a British title will be matched against athletes of a similar level. Novice fighters will be matched with other novices, or with appropriate experienced athletes. Novice fighters usually have less than one year or two tournaments of experience. The Delegate Official and the athlete’s coach will confirm a novice’s status.

Equipment
– Athletes must be in possession of equipment in accordance with the GBSF Kit requirements. Kit will be checked before each fight and the decision of the DO is final.
– Athletes with substandard kit will not be allowed to compete.

Weigh-ins
– The weigh in will be open from 10:00am-11:00am on the morning of the Championships. Athletes can have three attempts within this time to ‘make the weight’ by dropping weight, but may not weigh into heavier categories on subsequent attempts.
– Athletes may weigh-in to a category different from their inscription without penalty.

Order of play
– Bouts will consist of 3 x 1.5 minute rounds, with 1 minute rest between rounds.
– For categories with large numbers of athletes, a pool system may be used. For smaller numbers, a round robin system may be used.

Titles
– For Division (1) athletes, winning a category confers the title of ‘British Savate Assaut Champion 2012’.
– To assume a title, an athlete must win at least one bout against another bone fide Division (1) athlete.
– For Division (2) winners, no title is awarded.

Claims about decisions
– An athlete’s corner may lodge a formal claim against a decision to the DO within 15 minutes of the end of the fight. For the claim to be taken into account, it must concern only a breach of rules, and not merely protest the judges’ decision. The DO’s ruling on appeals is final.

Rules
– The FIS Refereeing Rules (2012) for Savate Assaut on mats will be enforced.

Officials
– Officials (judges, timekeepers, referees) will be drawn from a list of GBSF or internationally qualified officials. All official matters and responsibilities are overseen by the Delegate Official (DO) who has the final say in all matters relating to arbitration. The DO for this event is Dr Matt McGrattan.
– Officials who are also athletes will be assigned to a rota system and will be under the instruction of the DO for given periods of the event, and released to their athletic responsibilities for other periods.