Section 8.01 TEAM DIVISIONS
Team divisions are not rated by PROMAC and are offered only at the discretion of the promoter. However, when team divisions are offered at a PROMAC tournament, the following rules are to be followed.
Section 8.02 ADULT TEAMS
When teams are called to the sparring surface (mat), only the 3 or 4 male competitors and 1 coach or 2 or 3 women competitors and 1 coach can appear on the mat. All other team members and coaches must remain off the mat and/or sparring area. It is a penalty to bring extra competitors or coaches.
A team may only declare 3 or 4 male team competitors per event/tournament or 2 or 3 female team competitors. A team may declare a team member who has not arrived. A team may not declare a 5th competitor for men or a 4th for women at any event/tournament.
If Team Sparring is an event at the night-time final or moved to a new ring during eliminations, it is the Promoter responsibility to ensure each team card, of the teams competing, is moved to the new ring and/or with the documentation for the night-time finals.
Competitors must be 18 years old or older (PROMAC Age Rule). No youth competitor can participate in Adult sparring competition.
- (a) Teams must submit a roster for their team to PROMAC at the time of registration. The roster can be any numbers of competitors.
- (b) During an event, teams cannot pick-up a new member(s) after the sparring brackets have been finalized.
- (c) After the bracket is set, team members cannot be changed
- (d) Pick up teams are allowed.
- (e) A team may have multiple coaches but only one coach can be designated to coach at one time. Thecoach will be required to sit in a chair and follow the rules for coaching.)
- (f) All teams must submit their roster at registration in Uventex and declare who will participate in theevent/tournament.
- (g) All team competitors, 3 or 4 for men, 2 or 3 for women, must be listed in the Uventex electronicscoring system and submitted at the ring prior to the start of the division.
- (h) When teams are called to the sparring surface (mat), only the 3 or 4 male competitors and 1 coach or 2or 3 women competitors and 1 coach can appear on the mat. All other team members and coaches must remain off the mat and/or sparring area.
Section 8.03 TEAM MEMBERS
Since there are only 3 individual team rounds for men and 2 individual team rounds for women, a men’s team that has 4 members and a women’s team that has 3 members have an additional member. The additional member can be used at any time.
Any player on a 4-man team or a 3-woman team can be used equally but can only fight once in a team round (Exception: see ties and overtime period).
The additional member can be used as a strategy in any round during a match, but the 4 men team members and 3 women team members must be declared when the teams are called to the mat, prior to the start of the first team round. The competitors/members must match the names presented on the team card, at the start of the competition.
After the start of the team’s first round, only the team members that are declared can be used in any additional rounds at a single tournament. A specific member does not have to be named as the substitute since any 4 members on men’s teams and any 3 members on women’s teams can be used equally in the 3 men fights and 2 women fights.
Section 8.04 SENIOR AND JUNIOR SPARRING TEAMS
A coin flip will determine which team will send an initial competitor and the other team must send a matching age competitor.
Where ages are different, the appropriate ages must be matched together (Exceptions below.)
- (a) Junior 3-Boy Sparring Teams and Junior 2-Girl Sparring TeamsA younger age category competitor can compete up 1 age category older (EXAMPLE – A 13 & younger age category can compete up into the 14-15 age category and/or a 14-15 age category competitor can compete up into the 16-17 team age category). Same for Girl’s age categories as well.
- (b) Senior Sparring Teams
An older age category competitor can compete down in a younger age category, but a younger age category competitor cannot compete up into an older age category.
Section 8.05 TEAM MATCH RULES
- (a) A flip of a coin will determine who sends out the first competitor. The winner of the coin flip can decide to send the first competitor or have the other team send out first. After the first competitors, the teams then alternate who must send out a fighter first to be matched by the other team.
- (b) All matches are 90 seconds long.
- (c) The competitors who earn a 10-point spread or is ahead at the end of 90 seconds is declared thewinner of the first 2 matches (first match only in 2 –women teams). If either or both of the first 2 matches end in a tie, they remained tied. No run-off, of ties, in the first 2 matches (or match 1 of 2- women)
- (d) The final match is total points match using the full 90 seconds.
- (e) The team with the most accumulated points wins, but the accumulated score is a must win by 2points.
- (f) If at the end of the final match the accumulated score is a tie, or 1 point separates the teams, overtime is required to determine the winner.
- (g) In overtime, a coin toss will determine who will send out a fighter to finish the match. The winner of the coin flip can decide to send out first or have the other team send out first.