Officials Examination Preview

WCJJO Officials Examination Preview

All potential officials for the 2019 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 Wednesday 7th August 2019 commencing at 10:00 am.


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.


Tournament Rules – a complete copy of the Rules are 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. If one competitor comes to their feet after holding/grappling has commenced on the ground:

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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%