Competition Rules


 Competition Rules:

The last WT Competition rules will be apply.

WT approved PSS (Daedo Generation 2) will be used.

Protector and Scoring System: WT approved PSS (Daedo Generation 2) will be used.
The Organizing Committee will provide Protector and Scoring System (PSS) and the head protector to the participating contestants. Participating contestants are required to bring their own groin guards, mouthpieces, gloves, sensor socks, shin and forearm guards for their personal use. All competitors must use WT-approved equipment.

Instant Video Replay will be used for all courts.

Conditions for participation

Proof of membership by valid national Federation passport with WTE/WT membership. All contestants have to proof their age and nationality by presenting national ID or passport at weigh-in.

Those who are not recognized as adults by law in their own country must submit a passport or identification card together with a written consent (liability declaration) of their parents or lawful guardian accepting the participation and all parts of the official invitation.
All participants require a WT Global Licence (GAL – Global Athlete License or GOL – Global Official License) and must be a member of a National Taekwondo Federation affiliated to the WT. This membership must be proved at registration by providing a valid WT Global Licence. Onsite registration for WT Global License is not possible. Registration must be done in advance.
The WT Licence must be valid or renewed for 2019. Entry fees are obligated at all times. All participants of the Sofia Open 2019 (officials & contestants) are responsible that they are registered and approved through their respective WT Member National Association at least 1 month before the tournament it is required for.

Method of competition: Single elimination tournament according to WT Competition Rules.

Age Groups:

– Seniors: born in 2002 and older (WT G1 ranking)
– Juniors: born in 2002, 2003, 2004
– Cadets: born in 2005, 2006 and 2007
– Children: born in 2008, 2009 and 2010
Athletes born in 2002 could compete either in Juniors or in Seniors.


Senors Male: -54kg, -58kg, -63kg, -68kg, -74kg, -80kg, -87kg, +87kg;
Seniors Female: -46kg, -49kg, -53kg, -57kg, -62kg, -67kg, -73kg,+673kg
Juniors Male: -45kg, -48kg, -51kg, -55kg, -59kg, -63kg, -68kg, -73kg, -78kg, +78kg
Junior Female: -42kg, -44kg, -46kg, -49kg, -52kg, -55kg, -59kg, -63kg, -68kg, +68 kg
Cadets Male: -33kg, -37kg, -41kg, -45kg, -49kg, -53kg, -57kg, -61kg, -65kg, +65kg
Cadets Female: -29kg, -33kg, -37kg, -41kg, -44kg, -47kg, -51kg, -55kg, -59kg, +59 kg

Children Male and Female: -27kg, -30kg, -33kg, -36kg, -40kg, -44kg, -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, +57kg


– Children and Cadets must hold at least 6th Gup;
– Juniors & Seniors must hold at least 2nd Gup.


Seniors, Juniors and Cadets: 3 x1,5 min (30 sec. break)
Children: 2 x 1,5 min (30 sec. break)
The contests duration is subject to change by the Organizing Committee.


Upon decision of WTE Technical Delegate, seeding will be either 100% or 25% seeding based on the WT Ranking List as per 31st March 2019

Recognized brands

Recognized brands Participating contestants are required to wear WT recognized doboks, belts and WT-recognized protective equipment. The latest version of WT-recognized manufacturers’ list is available at the website of WT:


All competitors participate at their own risk. The online registration implies that the competitors agree to assume all responsibility for themselves and to release all other parties from any and all liability which may directly or indirectly result. The organizer is in no way responsible for any damage caused to a person or their belongings.


Medals for the places 1 to 3 individual results.
Team cups will be awarded to the three best teams in each division.
The team ranking is based on the following point system: every gold medal – 7 points, every silver medal – 3 points and every bronze medal – 1 point


For every five contestants within the same team, one coach is granted free admission, with a maximum of four coaches. Every additional coach above the maximum allowed number should pay 25 euro admission. Coaches can enter the competition area only with proper sport shoes and proper tracksuit. Before weigh-in all coaches must have the Special ID-Cards for their teams. Weigh-in and entry to the sports hall only with Special ID-Cards. Special ID-Cards for all competitors and coaches. The following accreditations will be provided to team member on request to the OC:

Role Male Team Female Team MNA Official 3 Head of Team 1 Manager 1 Trainer 1  Team Doctor 2
The trainers will not be allowed to the competition area
To register a Doctor – Proof of Medical Doctor/Physio therapist certificate in English.


Only the official coach is allowed to protest, immediately after the end of the contest. An amount of € 100 (Euro) will have to be paid for each protest. The decision of the referee chairman is final.


All referees will be contacted and invited by the Referee Committee. Hotel and Full board accommodation will be provided for the International referees from 19th April until 22nd April 2019.For information:

Admission/ Tickets

Up to 5 years old: admission is free
One day ticket: 10 BGN/ 5 EURO


All teams who require a visa invitation should send Appendix 1 – Visa Detail Form to the Bulgarian Taekwondo Federation ( or