AETA League 2022 – Haywards Heath

ENTRY CLOSES: NOVEMBER 2nd at Midnight

Venue and Directions

Sunday November 6th – The Dolphin, Haywards Heath

Under 9s and 9-11s Registration  from 8:30AM, Competition from approx. 9:30AM

12-14s, 15-17s and Adults may register later from 11:30AM, Competition from approx. 13:00PM

The Dolphin, Haywards Heath, RH16 1LY (score.lateral.questions – What3Words)
01444 457337

Competitor Protection Requirements

This is mandatory for each age category. Groin guards are compulsory for male competitors over 135cms. Glasses cannot be worn during the Sparring event unless they are specific sports glasses for contact sports.

14 yrs & below: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads, Shin Guards

15-17yrs & 18 years +: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads

Closed fingered gloves: The thumb must be securely attached to the rest of the glove and not float free.

Spectators

Covid Restrictions

Families can now attend and support competitors. You are welcome to wear a mask in any public area. Competitors cannot wear masks whilst competing. If the competitor or any family member has any symptoms of Covid-19 or has tested positive we recommend they stay away from this event.

Spectator Fees

There will be no spectator fees.

Spectator interference

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 AETA Competitions until further notice.

Coaches

To ensure fairness there will be no coaches allowed. All Black Belts are asked to umpire to ensure fairness and a smooth running of the event. Colour belt students may cheer and support their team members from the spectator areas.

Pattern

Two competitors of the same belt colour will go up against each other. After they have both performed their pattern the five referees will then vote which pattern was the best based on technical content, power, breath control, rhythm and balance. The winner goes through to the next round, the loser will go into the Bronze medal draw for another match. Once a competitor has lost two matches then they are out of the event.

Sparring

Two competitors in the same height category and similar belts will be drawn against each other (depending on numbers, belts colours may be mixed together). They must do their best to score with controlled punches and kicks to the front of the body, face and head guard in a round of 1 minute for 13yrs and under, 1.5 mins for 14-17yrs and 2 mins for 18yrs+. They score 1 point for any punch, 2 points for a kick to the body and 3 points for a kick to the head. Competitors can pick up warnings if they fall down, go out of the ring or kick an illegal target. For every 3 warnings, that competitor will lose a point from each umpires score. If the competitor uses excessive contact then they will get a foul where they instantly lose a point from each referee. Three fouls and the competitor is disqualified. The centre referees job is to keep the bouts safe and ensure it is touch/controlled contact only. The winner goes through to the next round, the loser will go into the Bronze medal draw for another match. Once a competitor has lost two matches then they are out of the event.

Sparring Contact Rules

Under 9 years, 9-11 years and 12-14 years (White Belt to Blue Tag)

Controlled contact to the body, the face and head-guard will be allowed. Punches and kicks are allowed to the body, face and head-guard. Excessive contact will be penalised and may result in disqualification.

12-14 years (Blue Belt and above)

Controlled contact to the body, the face and head-guard will be allowed. Punches and kicks are allowed to the body, face and head-guard. Excessive contact will be penalised and may result in disqualification.

15-17 years and 18+

Controlled contact to the body, the face and head-guard will be allowed. Punches and kicks are allowed to the body, face and head-guard. Excessive contact will be penalised and may result in disqualification.

Fouls (minus points) and Warnings

Fouls (1 minus point per foul) (3 fouls = Disqualification)

-Heavy Contact
-Attacking a fallen opponent
-Leg sweeping
-Holding/grabbing
-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
-Falling down
-Faking a blow
-Intentionally avoiding sparring
-Adjusting equipment during the bout without the Centre Referee’s consent
– Unintentional attack to an illegal target

Power Test

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.

The competitor’s choice of techniques from the selection below.

Hand Techniques: Elbow or Knifehand
Foot Techniques: Side Kick or Turning Kick

In the event of a draw, competitors will have to do the techniques that they have not chosen in the first round and again tell the number of boards to the umpire. Both techniques will be required.

Medals can only be given out to competitors who have gained some points. 2 Bronzes will only be awarded if the competitors are on the same number of points. If there is only one competitor in the division then they must score points to win the medal.

3 points for a broken board and 1 point for a bent board.

Special Technique

Each competitor will have two attempts at jumping over a bar and kick the pad with a side kick (the foot needs to be sideways, although some allowances will be given for younger competitors). If the bar falls off on the first attempt then they will get a second attempt straight afterwards. If they are successful then they go through two the next round where the bar will go up between 5 and 10cms. Once a competitor has knocked the bar off twice then they will be out of that event. The starting height for the bar with 13 years and under is half of the height category they are in.

The technique performed will be high flying side kick. Each competitor will be allowed two attempts to hit the target without disturbing the hurdle at each height. There will be no measuring attempt allowed.

Medals and/or Trophies and Draw System

We are using a re-qualification system that means if a competitor loses a round then they will compete again in the Bronze medal draw where two bronze medals will be up for grabs. In the case of 3 competitors in a draw it will be a round robin, with four competitors it means after losing the first round they will still compete for Bronze.

In the case of 5 competitors once the two finalists are decided the remaining 3 will compete in a round robin to decide the two bronzes. This means they may do more rounds than those going for Gold/Silver. Whilst competitors continue to win they remain in the Gold/Silver Draw.

Only medals that are won can go towards points for competitors and Clubs. Medals will still be handed out though in categories of 4 or less that will not count towards overall points. Overall champions from all three events will be invited to the AETA Gala at the beginning of the following year to receive a special overall trophy.

There will be up to 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals available for each division unless in special technique or power test less than 3 are successful in passing the first round. These special medals are custom made, exclusive AETA medals.

ENTRY CLOSES: NOVEMBER 2nd at Midnight

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