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On behalf of University of California Davis and the UC Davis Taekwondo Program you are cordially invited to the 2014 UC Davis Fall Open on November 8th at the ARC Pavilion!

RULES UPDATE: Junior Safety Rules will be in effect for blackbelts, age 12-14 years.

We are proud to announce the UC Davis Fall Open will include free style & team demo poomsae, electronic head gear for world class sparring, and daedo sensor hogu for ages 12+

The tournament will feature the latest competition regulations, high quality judging and electronic scoring. We will also provide Kyorugi competition with Truescore, using the latest USAT rules and state of the art facility.

Expect the UC Davis Fall Open to be efficient, fresh and exciting for our competitors, coaches and spectators.
General Information

Saturday, November 8th at the UC Davis ARC Pavillion - Doors Open at 8 AM



Electronic registration only (waivers can be printed out and submitted at check-in)
Computerized scoring
Junior and Senior Levels
Highly trained judges and referees
Truescore Electronic System
Latest USAT competition rules
State of the art tournament facility

Download Information Packet


Download Designated Poomsae chart

All divisions and ranks ages 12 and up will be using Daedo sensor hogu scoring systems, so competitors aged 12 and older must bring Daedo electronic foot sensor socks. Daedo foot sensor socks will be available for sale at the event.
Events
Events
Kyorugi (Sparring)
Individual Poomsae (Forms)
Pair Poomsae (Forms)
Team Poomsae (Forms)

Registration (By November 1st, 2014)
1 Event - $65
2 Events - $85
3 Events - $95
4 Events - $105
Late Registration (November 2nd-6th)
1 Event - $75
2 Events - $95
3 Events - $105
4 Events - $115


First 100 competitors to register get a FREE shirt!

Friday, November 7th at the Hallmark Inn


4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Check-in & Weigh-in, all competitors and volunteers

7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Referee Refresher - Required for all Non-USAT Referees


Saturday, November 8th at the UC Davis Pavilion


8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
Check-in & Weigh-in, all competitors and volunteers

8:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.
Referee/Volunteer Meeting

9:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
Opening Ceremony

9:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Individual Poomsae Competition - All Ranks

9:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Sport Poomsae Competition (Upper Rings)

9:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Kyorugi Competition - Ages 11 and under

2:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Kyorugi Competition - Ages 12 and above
Weigh-In & Check-in

Saturday, November 8th at UC Davis Pavilion: 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. at UC Davis ARC Pavillion.
Weigh-In is MANDATORY for 15-17 year-old black belts, and 18 & over colored belts and black belts.
Admission Fees
Spectators can purchase a general admission ticket. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the tournament.

Adults & Children 5 & over: $5.00
UC Davis Students with current student I.D.: Free
Children 4 & under: Free
Affiliations
University of California Davis is a proud member of the PacWest Taekwondo conference.



This event is Sanctioned by the CUTA

Parking
Parking lot is in front of the Pavilion.
Nearby parking building is on Hutchison and Dairy Road.
Both are marked on our event map.
Food
Food will not be available for purchase in the ARC Pavilion.
Outside food and drink will be allowed inside of the venue.
The Segundo Dining Commons is located across the parking lot from the ARC Pavilion. Buffet style Lunch is available from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Hotel
Our event hotel is the Hallmark Inn at 110 F Street. Davis, CA 95616.
Call them at (530) 753-3600.
Airports
The closest airports are the Sacramento International Airport (30 minute drive) and the San Francisco International Airport (1 hour 37 minutes).
Information Packet
Download Information Packet

Equipment
WTF approved white v-neck uniform only (Black belts with black trim only). All Kyorugi competitors must wear (WTF approved): white, red or blue headgear (red & blue headgear must be matched with chest protector color) and, red and blue reversible chest protector, forearm guard, shin and instep guard, groin cup (male only, worn inside) and mouthpiece.

We also remind you that proper personal hygiene (i.e. short, clean nails; clean body and dobok) as well as no jewelry is part of competition rules.

All ranks and divisions ages 12 and up will be using Daedo sensor hogu scoring systems, so competitors aged 12 and older must bring Daedo electronic foot sensor socks. Daedo foot sensor socks will be available for sale at the event.
Poomsae / Forms
Single elimination tournament system – all color belts, & 6-9 years old black belt divisions.
Cut-off system: 10-14 years old black belts & world-class divisions.

Download Designated Poomsae chart

Competitors must know their rank and wear their belts according to the designated poomsae chart above.
The color belt & 6 - 9 year old black belt divisions will perform only the Poomsae designed for their specific rank.
Non-WTF or creative open poomsae will not receive a score.

Freestyle Poomsae Competition Guidelines

Kyorugi / Sparring
The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify the duration, number of rounds, and rest period.

RankAgeDurationQuantity
All Color BeltsAll Ages1 minute2 Rounds
Black Belts11 and under1 minute2 Rounds
Black Belts33 and up1 minute2 Rounds
Black Belts Only12 - 32 years old90 Seconds3 Rounds

Legal Scoring Areas
Body: the colored area of the protector
Head: The area above the collarbone

The valid points are as follows for all Kyorugi divisions
1 point for a valid attack on trunk protector
2 points for a valid turning kick to the trunk protector
3 points for a valid kick to the head (when head contact is allowed)
4 points for a valid turning kick to the head (when head contact is allowed)

All ranks and divisions ages 12 and up will compete with sensor hogu provided by PacWest.
Junior Kyorugi / Sparring Safety Rules
A. NO HEAD CONTACT: Ages 7 & Under (All Belts) and Ages 11 & Under (Color Belt Divisions)
The rules concerning a kick to the face shall be as follows:
1. Any technique contacted to the head area which makes a light brushing contact, will be given a warning by the referee ("Kyong-go").
2. Any technique, which makes full contact to the head area, will result in a one-point
deduction by the referee ("Gam-jeom").
3. If the competitor cannot continue because of an injury to the head area, the attacker will be disqualified.
4. Inability to continue because of fright, crying or loss of will following a kick to the uninjured head does not constitute grounds for disqualification of the attacker.

B. Junior Safety Rules: Ages 8-11 (Black Belts) and 12-17 Year Old Divisions (Color Belts).
The rules concerning a kick to the face shall be as follows:
1. The competitor is allowed to kick to the facial area with light contact and absolute control, or the appropriate penalty shall be invoked.
2. The competitor who executes a successful technique shall be awarded three (3) points.
3. The competitor who executes an excessive kick to the head shall receive a one-point ("Gam-jeom") deduction. The referee shall determine if the attack is a non-excessive one.
4. If the competitor cannot continue because of the injury to the head area, the attacker will be disqualified. The referee shall determine if the attack is an excessive contact.
5. Inability to continue because of fright, crying or loss of will following a legal kick to the head does not constitute grounds for disqualification of the attacker.

C. 12–17 Year Old Black Belts and 18-32 Year Old Senior Division (All Belts)
The Senior Black Belt adult rules shall apply for these divisions. Full contact to the face and head area is allowed.
Prohibited Acts & Penalties
Warning penalty (Kyong-go)
Crossing the Boundary Line
Falling down
Grabbing, holding or pushing
Attacking below the waist
Evading by turning the back
Pretending injury
Attacking with knee
Stomping/kicking any part of the leg or foot
Hitting the opponent's head with the hand
Uttering swear remarks by competitor or coach
Lifting the knee to avoid a valid attack
Avoiding/delaying the match

Deduction Penalty (Gam-Jeom)
Throwing the opponent by grabbing the attacking foot in the air or by pushing the opponent with the hand
Attacking the fallen opponent
Attacking the opponent after Kal-reo
Intentionally attacking any part of the opponent's head with the hand
Intentionally attacking below the waist
Competitor or coach interrupts the progress of the match
Violent or extreme remarks or behavior by competitor or coach
Intentionally avoiding the match
In the case of sensor hogu, the referee shall check whether any attempts were made to manipulate the scoring system. If the referee finds intentional manipulation, the referee shall reserve the right to give "Gam-jeom" and/or declare the violating athlete as the loser.

Disqualification
Total of 5 Points Deductions (10 warnings)
Competitor or coach intentionally disobeys referee, disobeys competition rules, displays unsportsmanlike conduct, or does not show up in time for the match.
Heavy contact to the head with the hand or foot that results in an injury, or injuring any opponent and rendering him or her unable to continue. (Junior Safety Rules)
Foul language or verbal abuse by coach/player/ parent
Open Registration
Open registration is now available!

Register Now

Please print and sign the waiver so you can have it ready at check-in!
If the competitor is a minor, please have the parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.

Download Waiver

Registration Ends: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at midnight.
Late Registration Ends: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at midnight.
(Add $10.00 fee when registering November 2nd-7th)

First 100 competitors to register get a FREE shirt!

VIP & Referee Registration
Register Online

VIP Badges will be available at the tournament at the check-in desk.
All referees must assemble in the ARC Pavilion by 7:45 A.M.
Please contact Technical Director Leslie Cheung at leslieck (AT) gmail (DOT) com with questions about officiating.
Coach Registration
Register Online

Coaches can also purchase their Coach Pass on site for $30.00 (cash or check).
Coaches can receive a complimentary Coach Pass with 10 or more athletes from one school.
Coach Passes must be worn at all times on the competition floor. Only credentialed athletes, coaches and officials can enter the competition floor.
General Information
There will be a referee refresher course on Friday, November 7th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at the Hallmark Inn.
For information, please contact Technical Director Leslie Cheung at leslieck (AT) gmail (DOT) com
There will not be a USAT referee seminar before the event.
Location
UC Davis ARC UC Davis campus
Free weekend parking on campus
See Venue for more information
Results
Results will be available shortly after the competition!
Awards
Individual Awards
Official UC Davis Open medals will be awarded to Poomsae and Kyorugi events: one 1st, one 2nd & two 3rd place winners.
"Outstanding Overall Male Competitor" (requires competitor to compete in at least 2 events to be eligible)
"Outstanding Overall Female Competitor" (requires competitor to compete in at least 2 events to be eligible)

School Awards
"Most Competitors Award" - Presented to the team with the most competitors.