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Competition Rules |

Competition Rules


 Competition Rules:

The last WT Competition rules will be apply.

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.

OVR: Taekoplan SenSoft Automation

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 Athletes & Officials must hold a valid 2021 WT Global Licence and must be a member of a National Taekwondo Federation affiliated to the WT. Onsite registration for WT Global License is not possible. Registration must be done in advance.

Entry fees are obligated at all times. All participants of the 8th Ramus Sofia Open 2021 (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:

Athletes born in 2005 could compete in Juniors and/or in Seniors.


Seniors Male: -54kg, -58kg, -63kg, -68kg, -74kg, -80kg, -87kg, +87kg;

Seniors Female: -46kg, -49kg, -53kg, -57kg, -62kg, -67kg, -73kg, +73kg;

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


Match duration:

The contests duration is subject to change by the Organizing Committee.


Upon decision of WT Technical Delegate, seeding will be between 25% and 100% based on the latest available WT Ranking List.

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: http://www.worldtaekwondo.org/wtf-partners/recognized/


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:

  1. Every gold medal – 120 points;
  2. Every silver medal – 50 points;
  3. Every bronze medal – 20 points;
  4. 1 point per each contestant who entered the competition area after passing the general weigh-in;
  5. 1 point per each win (win by a bye included)


Starting from January 1st 2021 WT [Level I] Coach certificate or above is mandatory for officiating at WT promoted, sanctioned and recognized competitions. 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 30 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


Head of Team







Team Doctor



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 € 200 (Euro) will have to be paid for each protest. The decision of the referee chairman is final.


Admission/ Tickets

No audience will be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions and overall safety measures.