Officials Examination

WCJJO Officials Examination

All potential officials for the 2023 Championships will be required to participate in both an examination confirming their knowledge of the Tournament Rules, and a practical application of the Rules.  This will be held at the venue on the Thursday 10th August 2023 commencement time to be confirmed.


To assist in preparing, here is a copy of the test, which after completion will let you know how well you are progressing.  The test may be completed as often as you wish … competitors and supporters are also encouraged to have a go.

 NOTE. The following Test has been updated to reflect rule changes adopted on 28th January 2023

Tournament Rules – a complete copy of the Rules is available within the members library

WCJJO Officials Examination

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Potential officials ... select the roles for which you will be nominating

Competitor or anyone attending, is most welcome to have a go and test their knowledge of the rules

Good luck with the quiz and feel free to have as many practice goes as you like

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1. All contests consist of 2 rounds of 2 minutes. In the event of a tie a third round of 30 seconds will be played to determine the winner.

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2. If one competitor wins round one but the second round is tied then a third round is necessary to break the tie.

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3. If excessive force results in one competitor unable to continue in the match then the injured competitor wins the match.

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4. If a competitor is issued a disqualification in the first round, then he/she loses the round, but the second round continues.

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5. A major disqualification may result in a competitor not being able to compete for the rest of the tournament.

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6. An injury in the first round not due to a foul and the competitor cannot continue, a CALL is made on the round and the second round is recorded as a draw.

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7. If one competitor stands up after HOLDING has commenced then the referee should call BREAK.

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8. While the referee may caution competitors, after a Call all warnings receive and are recorded as a penalty.

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9. A competitor may be awarded a submission and the round by the referee if the referee’s decision is supported by at least one judge.

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10. A competitor may be awarded 2 points by the referee for a legal pinning technique if it immediately follows a legal transition to the mat and the hold is held for 5 seconds.

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11. On the ground competitors may be awarded an unlimited number of points for controlled punches to the body, although no strikes to the head.

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12. Applying pressure to nerve points within legal striking areas may be used to assist in manouvering an opponent.

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13. Whilst on the ground grappling, if a competitor has a potential scoring pin or submission and their opponent intentionally moves out-of-bounds or into the mat danger area, the referee will award the pin or call for a decision on the submission.

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14. The first overtime round will be 2 minutes long and subsequent overtime rounds 30 seconds long.

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15. A strike or kick to a legal target area, will not be scored unless it is controlled and has the potential force to knock down, knock out, or incapacitate the opponent.

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16. Legal strikes or kicks are not scored unless they show either retraction of the hand/foot or a controlled stop of the hand/foot

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17. A nerve pressure point may be used to submit your opponent.

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18. To call an infraction a majority vote must exist between the referee and the corner judges except where the vote is equal then the referee has a casting vote.

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19. Only the competitor may lodge a legal protest for non-compliance of the rules.

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20. The mat arbitrator may stop a match if he/she receives a formal protest or is concerned the safety of the match or competitor(s) may be compromised.

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21. While one competitor remains standing in bounds, he/she may continue to score while their opponent is out of bounds.

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22. All legal protests must be lodged with the mat arbitrator.

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23. The timekeeping duties include signaling the referee when time has lapsed after each round; after the rest period between rounds; after grappling time standing and on the ground; after injury time.

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24. Match recording duties include placement of a red or white flag indicating the winner after a round, and a blue flag for penalties.

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25. In the country team event, the table officials record each individual competitor win.

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26. Referees check each judge’s round scores before counters are cleared.

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27. Whilst grappling on the ground the competitors are out-of-bounds when one competitor has half their body out of the match area.

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28. The tactical intent when grappling on the ground is to gain a submission and the referee should call BREAK where competitors are not endeavouring to do so.

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29. When the transition to the ground by competitors is not confirmed by the actions of the referee as acceptable, the Judges do not award points.

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30. Once contest commences, judges may move along the side of the mat provided they do not obstruct and maintain not less than two metres from each other.

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31. The mat arbitrator will monitor the perception of fairness and performance of officials and may monitor the scoring by judges after each round.

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32. Excess force will not be called where the opponent walks into a strike.

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33. If the referee cannot maintain vision on a potential submission, he/she will call Break.

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34. It is illegal to target the outside of the mid-thigh with a kick

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35. The 30-seconds for grappling stops when one opponent stands-up and releases their grip

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36. The referee takes control and may commence a match once:

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37. While standing, once a competitor takes hold of his/her opponent:

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38. While grappling on the ground competitors are permitted to:

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39. Which of the following is NOT compulsory?

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40. The maximum number of points that may be awarded to each competitor for strikes once grappling on the ground is:

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41. The referee before shouting ‘CALL’ for a show of flags, after a round:

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42. Grappling - if either competitor has half of their body within the safety area while holding a potential pinning or submission hold:

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43. A call of excessive force:

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44. A legal submission technique may include:

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45. The referee signals a legal pinning technique was controlled and may be scored

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46. It is illegal:

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47. When the transition of the competitors to the ground is not by a legal throw the referee:

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48. In the Country Team event the two teams line-up after a coin toss in the order

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49. Maximum points that may be awarded for a legal and effective high kick that does not contact the head?

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50. Maximum points awarded for a legal foot sweep throwing the opponent?

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51. Number of points that may be awarded to the opponent for the first excessive force call?

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52. How many points are awarded for a call of ‘illegal target area’ after having received 2 calls for ‘illegal technique’?

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53. How many points are awarded for a submission which is called by the referee but not supported by a judge?

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54. Maximum points judges may award for an attempted submission held for not less than 5-seconds before the opponent escapes?

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55. In seconds, how much time is allowed during the HOLDING period of grappling on the ground?

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56. In seconds, what time is allowed for rest between the first and second round?

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57. How many points are awarded for a submission which is called by the referee with the support of one judge?

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58. Maximum points awarded for a hand, hip or shoulder throw, where both feet are projected upward to a height above the rest of the body?

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59. In seconds, how much time is allowed once a competitor has taken a standing hold, to progress to a legal transition to the ground?

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60. In MINTUES how much time is allowed for recovery from injury?

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61. Maximum round points achievable by the winning competitor in a match with three rounds of overtime?

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62. How many points are awarded for a legal pinning technique transitioning from a throw and held for three seconds?

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63. Total time in MINUTES for a Match with two periods of overtime, assuming no incidents for time-out?

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The average score is 80%