Referee Report from IJF World Masters - Suwon, Korea

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Last weekend, Referee Development and Certification Committee- Chairperson, Joon Chi, attended the IJF World Masters Suwon tournament in Suwon, Korea. The following is his report on the referee seminar and tournament.

Here is summary of New Rules of Hansokumake Videos at the IJF website. The following numbers were revised during the clinic.

  • 23...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for White
  • 27...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for White
  • 29...........No Hansokumake
  • 31...........No Hansokumake
  • 39...........Remove from samples
  • 40...........Remove from samples
  • 44...........No Hansokumake
  • 46...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for White
  • 47...........No Hansokumake
  • 49...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for White
  • 50...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for Blue
  • 51...........No Hansokumake......should be Shido for white

That's all the changes.

However the IJF Referee Committee will meet at the French Open Grand Slam next month then possible they will adjustment if they feel it is necessary but these are the firm direction at this time.

The 2010 World Masters went very well. Here are the high points –

  • There were 224 competitors (from each weight division attended by ranking 1 through 16 regardless nationality and there were 4 competitors no show).
  • Each weight division: 1st place received $6,000, 2nd place $4,000, 3rd place $2,000
  • Total award money was $196,000 paid by the Korean Judo Association
  • 80% Win by Ippon or Wazaari
  • Only three(3) disqualified Hansokumake by leg grabbing
  • No decision made by Hantei at all. First time in a Major IJF Event.
  • The Olympic Games winner receive 600 points, World Championships winner 500 points, World Masters winner 400 points, Grand Slam winner 300 points, Grand Prix winner 200 points, World Cup winner 100 points
  • Two weight division 100kg and 90kg - IJF ranking 1st place and 2nd place met for final then won by IJF ranking 1st place
  • Yes, Olympic Games, World Championships, Junior World Championships, all World Masters, all Grand Slam, all Grand Prix, all World Cup referee will be selected by IJF this time but subject to change in the future

Please let me

know if you have any questions. 

Mr. Joon Chi, Chair - Referee Development and Certification Committee

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