UKMF/IFMA Junior British Open

Rules & regulations of competition can be found below

Age 6-17 years
Weigh In 8.30-10:00am (Any competitor who misses weigh in will be unable to compete)
First bout 10.30am
Competitors MUST pre-register
REGISTRATION CLOSES midnight on 24/02/18

Registration is now open

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iOS users
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Competitors entry fee £15
Spectator fee £10
This is a non -profit event and fighters and spectator fees are being used to help fund sending the GB team to the IFMA world championships

Rules & Regulations

1) All competitors MUST have a VALID UKMF license. This insures the holder for personal injury. License application forms can be downloaded or purchased online via the UKMF website or via the app. LICENSES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE for purchase on the day. Any competitor who cannot present a valid UKMF license at weigh in will not be permitted to compete.

2) All competitors must provide proof of age at weigh in e.g. passport or birth certificate. Any competitor who does not provide proof of age at weigh in will not be permitted to compete.

3) All bouts in the tournament will be scheduled for 3 x 1.5 minutes rounds with 30 seconds rest between rounds. With the exception of the finals for 12-14 years and 15-17 years which will be 3 x2 minute rounds. No additional round will be given.

4) No Wai Kru will be performed at the start of any bouts.

5) Competitors will be matched by weight and age. Weight bands tbc

6) The order of the fights will be arranged so far as practicable in the order of weights so that in each series the lightest weights will be run off first and then in order of weights up to the heaviest.

7) Protective Equipment must be worn as per the UKMF rules as appropriate for the competitor’s age category (see link below). All protective equipment except groin guards will be supplied by the UKMF.

8) Head contact is permitted via BOXING AND KICKS ONLY in the Youth 15-17 categories only as per the UKMF rules.

9) Byes
- In the instance a competitor registers and no other competitors register in that category they will be contacted by phone beforehand to be notified. If there are a sufficient number of competitors registered for weight categories above/below there’s, it will be suggested that they attend in case these competitors weigh in heavy/light. In the instance they do not get to compete they will receive a bye and a medal. However, anyone who does not compete on the day cannot be considered in the selection for the youth GB team.
- In competitions where there are more than four competitors, a number of byes maybe drawn in the first series to reduce the number of competitors in the second series. Competitors drawing a bye in the first series shall be the first to box in the second series.

Rules & weight categories UKMF
http://www.ukmtf.com/download/i/mark_dl/u/4008725692/4604493952/03%20UKMF%20Junior%20Rules%20-%20130312.pdf

10) Winners of each tournament/series are not automatically guaranteed a place on the youth GB team. The UKMF will select a GB team from the winners. The selection process will consider the strongest candidates from the group of winners and their chances of winning a medal. The size of the team selected will also be dependent on the funding available at that time.

11) 6-9 year olds can enter to win the UKMF junior championships/trials. However, the competition is for experience only as they cannot be considered for the IFMA youth world championships as the minimum competition age is 10 years.

12) The rules and regulations of the UKMF junior trials differ to those competitors will fight under at the IFMA Youth World Championships. Full details of which can be found here http://www.ifmamuaythai.org/technical-reference/muaythai-rules/ The rule set followed at the trials ensures a high level of safety is maintained and reflects the difference in the two competitions. In the UKMF trials competitors may have to fight multiple times in one day. In the youth world championships competitors will not compete more than once per day.

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