Matches will always have a victor; no matches will end in a draw. Matches can be won by…
a one minute sudden-death overtime period will be executed if the match ends in a tie-score. The first person to score in this 1 minute period will immediately be called the winner. If the overtime period also ends in a tie score, the referee will decide the winner of the match based on which competitor most aggressively pursued the advancement of position and the submission of his opponent. Further criteria is below:
A Submission happens when a competitor forces an opponent to:
*In KIDS and TEEN matches referees will objectively stop a match when they believe that the competitor could be at risk of incurring serious injury.
The score will be determined by the referee and displayed by the scoring tables.
All techniques or positional changes MUST have established control for 3 seconds for points to be awarded. Also, any submission attempts must be cleared prior to being able to secure position for count.
Unsportsmanlike fouls may result in a competitor’s immediate disqualification.
A competitor may forfeit a match by:
A competitor is defeated after losing consciousness or if the competitor calls a stop to the match without the referee’s direction by any of these valid moves: