Judo Scotland

Technical Official

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Technical Official

Technical officials cover a number of different disciplines to ensure the smooth running of all levels of competition. Follow the link below to find out more about completing pool sheets, keeping score or running a tournament. Each level has a clearly defined criteria on entry and each course provides the skills to fulfil a specific role at each level of tournament.

Timekeeper/Scorer

Timekeeper/Scorer

Responsible for:

Time keepers are responsible to the contest recorder at the contest table and will either display the scores or time the contest or hold down times.

Theory:

  • Knowledge of contest rules as they apply to timekeeping/scoring.
  • Knowledge and understanding of terms used.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in timekeeping/scoring.
  • Knowledge of use of equipment (1) How it’s used, (2) When it’s used, (3) Where it’s used.

Practical:

Must have time kept and scored at a minimum of four  qualifying events under supervision and produce proof of the activity by having a paper signed by the Competition Controller at the events. Then pass timekeeper/scorer exam paper with a minimum pass mark of 70%.

No JudoScotland licence required

Competition Recorder

Competition Recorder

Responsible for:

Contest recorders are responsible to the tournament director. They will call players to the mat, fill in the results of the contests on the competition sheets and manage the tables.

Theory:

  • Knowledge and understanding of how to use national forms designed for recording in competitions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of terms used.
  • Knowledge and understanding of score, penalties and points awarded for each.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all systems used in various types of competitions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of requirements to: (1) Control the table, (2) To maintain continuity of fighting, (3) To use the microphone effectively.

Practical:

Must have held the timekeeper/scorers award for a minimum of one year and have recorded a minimum of four events, which should be signed by the Competition Controller on your timekeeper’s authority card. Then pass the competition recorders exam paper with a minimum pass mark of 75%. 

Senior Recorder

Senior Recorder

Responsible for:

If they are the tournament director (TD) for 2 star/level competitions they are responsible to the BJA for the successful running and administration of the event. The event must reach the minimum standards laid down by the BJA tournament licencing regulations. The TD is also responsible for completing the BJA tournament licence application form, and the returning of the licence to the BJA and reporting all accidents and injuries in the form provided.

If not the tournament director the will assist in all other aspects of the competition were needed to allow smooth running of the competition.

Theory:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the booking in procedures at competitions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all the administration of all methods of elimination.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all methods and systems of progressing a competition through the various rounds.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all seeding systems.
  • Knowledge of the Dan grade points system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to compile all competition forms from given information.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use all timing and scoring equipment.

Practical:

Must have held the competition recorders award for a minimum of 18 months and have assisted at control and applied for at least three 2 star /level tournament licenced events, which should be recorded and signed by the Competition Controller in your competition recorders card. Then pass the senior recorders exam paper with a minimum pass mark of 80%.

Competition Controller

Competition Controller

Responsible for:

If the tournament director (TD) of any level of competition, they are responsible to the BJA for the successful running and administration of an event. The event must reach the minimum required standards laid down by the BJA tournament licensing regulations.

The TD is also responsible for completing the application form for the tournament licence the return of the licence form. Original copies of all the score sheets from the tournament, record of all dan grade points gained and copies of the pool sheets from the senior categories where there is potential promotion points (if appoint scoring competition) and all accident and injury forms.

If not the tournament director the will assist in all other aspects of the competition were needed to allow smooth running of the competition.

Practical:

Must have held the senior recorder award for a minimum of two years and have organised and applied for at least three 2 star/level tournament licenced events, one of which must include senior players. They should also have assisted at two points scoring events and have a thorough knowledge of the dan grade promotion points system. All applicants for this award will be invited to attend at least one National event to work with a member of the National competition commission to ascertain their practical knowledge.

Finally an interview with the members of the competition commission will be arranged to assess the candidate’s knowledge of the BJA competition rules and their ability to make decisions on subjects not covered by the rules.