Regulations – British Savate Assaut Championships 2014

Great Britain Savate Federation
British Savate Assaut Championships 2014
7th June 2014
Broadwater School, Summer’s Rd, Godalming GU7 3BW

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.
– Registration closes at midnight on 31st June 2014.
– The fee for each athlete is £15 in advance before midnight on 31st May 2014. No registrations will be accepted on the day.
– Athletes who also assist as officials will receive a £5 discount on their entry fee.
– Spectator tickets are £5

Inscriptions
– Registration must be made online by each athlete or their coach at www.savate.org.uk in advance.

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.

Championships
– To fight for a title in the British Savate Assaut Championships, athletes must be permanently resident in Great Britain.
– Non-title bouts for novice fighters and international athletes are available on the same day.

Equipment
– Athletes must be in possession of equipment in accordance with the GBSF Kit requirements available to view at https://www.savate.org.uk/?q=kitrequirements . 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 athletes competing the the Championships, winning a category confers the title of ‘British Savate Assaut Champion 2014′.
– To assume a title, an athlete must win at least one bout against another bone fide Championship athlete.
– For novice and international athletes, 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 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.
– 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.