2nd European Para-Taekwondo Championships

Bucharest, Romania   21 August 2013 1.     Promotor European  Taekwondo Union ...

Bucharest, Romania   21 August 2013

1.    Promotor

European  Taekwondo Union

Address:    Tulpstraat 49a
P.O. Box 37     
7570 AA Oldenzaal
The Netherlands
Phone:       0031 541 536 358
Fax:            0031 541 536 958
E-mail:       etu.sec-gen@wxs.nl
Internet:    www.etutaekwondo.org

2.    Organizer

EPTU in cooperation with the Romanian Taekwondo WTF Federation

Address:    Casuta Postala 10
Oficiul Postal 44

3.    Date and place

21 August 2013,
Bucharest, Romania

4.    Qualifications

In accordance with Article 4: Qualification of Contestant of the WTF Competition Rules, the contestant must be:

Criterion #1:
Holder of the nationality of the participating team

Criterion #2:
Recommended by the National Taekwondo Association

Criterion #3:
For the 2nd European para-taekwondo Championships, the ETU will permit contestants who only hold red belts and above (3rd, 2nd, 1st Keup), upon recommendation of the pertinent National Taekwondo Association in addition to the Kukkiwon dan certificate holders. A copy of the Dan / Poom or Keup certificate must be enclosed for registration of accreditation. Contestants without accreditation will not be allowed to participate. In case a contestant has applied for a Kukkiwon Dan certificate but has not received it yet, a copy of the Dan application form and the remittance certificate sent to the Kukkiwon must be enclosed when registering for accreditation. Please refer to the Kukkiwon Web site (www.kukkiwon.or.kr) for more information.
All competitors have to proof their age and nationality by presenting their passport or identification card at the weigh-in.

5.    Competition rules

The WTF Competition Rules shall apply, with two major modifications. Please refer to the following modifications to the WTF Competition Rules for 2nd European Para-taekwondo Championships:

Modification #1
The four (4) classifications described above will be combined into two (2) classifications. Therefore, contestants will be classified as follows:

CLASSIFICATION A5-6: Amputation above Elbow(s)
A5: Amputation of both limbs above the elbows
A6: Amputation of one limb above the elbow

CLASSIFICATION A7-8: Amputation below Elbow(s)
A7: Amputation of both limbs below the elbows
A8: Amputation of one limb below the elbow

The classifications of A5, A6, A7, and A8 are IPC-designated classifications. The WTF Medical Committee Chairman shall be the official classifier for the ETU Para-Taekwondo Championships.

Modification #2

A.   Attack on the head is prohibited. The referee will penalize the athlete for this case.
B.   Duration of contest will be 1 minute three rounds with one minute break between rounds.
C.   The referee can decide the winner by RSC (Referee Stop Contest) in case of significant difference of techniques between two athletes.
D.   Weight division may be modified as per section 8 below.
E.   The classifications of A5, A6, A7, and A8 are IPC-designated classifications. The WTF Medical Committee Chair shall be the official classifier for the ETU European Para-Taekwondo Championships.

1.    Method of Competition

Round-robin tournament system shall be applicable.

2.    Weight divisions

The Olympic weight divisions shall apply as follows:

MEN                                                           WOMEN
Not exceeding 58kg                                   Not exceeding 49kg
Over 58kg & not exceeding 68kg               Over 49kg & not exceeding 57kg
Over 68kg & not exceeding 80kg               Over 57kg & not exceeding 67kg
Over 80kg                                                  Over 67kg

3.    Team entries

Team position        Maximum number of members
Head of team                                 1
Coach                                             1
Trainer                                           1
Manager                                         1
Doctor                                            1
Contestants                                               16

* Every national taekwondo association is permitted to enter no more than one (1) contestant per weight division per classification. Therefore, the maximum number of entries per national taekwondo association is

Weight Divisions:                           (8)
Classifications:                               (2)
Maximum number of athletes:      (16, Male + Female)

4.    Classification of results

I     Individual Awards
Medals and certificates diplomas shall be awarded to the top four athletes in the respective classifications and weight divisions of the pertinent championships. All participants will receive certificates of participation from the organizing committee:


II    Team Awards
Based on the point system below, the top five (5) teams of the Men’s division and the top five (5) teams of the Women’s division will receive trophies:

RATIONALE                                                                         NO. OF POINTS AWARDED
For every contestant who passed the official weigh-in:                             1
For every win (including byes):                                                                  1
For every Gold Medal:                                                                                7
For every Silver Medal:                                                                               3
For every Bronze Medal:                                                                            1

Other prizes, such as the “Good Fighting Spirit Prizes”, “Active Participation Prizes,” may be awarded according to decision of special created committee for current championships.

5.     Conditions for participation

I     Airfare
Participating Member National Associations are required to pay for their own roundtrip airfare expenses.

II    Accommodation
The Organizing Committee will cover accommodation for athletes and 2 coaches. Accommodation of room and board for the other members of national teams such as Head of Team, Team Manager, Team Doctor and other Trainers, should be covered by the Member National Associations

III  Entry Fee

€60,- per participating athlete shall be paid during the registration

6.     International Referees

The ETU Referee Director will appoint the International Referees, upon consultation with the ETU  and the ETU Secretary General. The following conditions shall apply:

·         International Referees are required to pay for their own roundtrip airfares
·         The Organizing Committee shall cover room and board for 1 night.
·         Check-in:   20 August 2013 
·         Check-out: 22 August 2013 

The Organizing Committee shall pay a per diem of 75 euro to the International Referees who will officiate in the one-day 2nd European Para-taekwondo Championships.

7.     Technical Delegate and Competition Supervisory Board

ETU / WTF will appoint the Technical Delegate and the members of the Competition Supervisory Board, in consultation with the ETU Technical Committee. The following conditions shall apply:

·         The Organizing Committee shall pay for the expenses of room and board for the Technical Delegate and the Competition Supervisory Board members for one (1) night.

·         The Organizing Committee shall pay a per diem of €100 to the Technical Delegate and the members of the Competition Supervisory Board for the one-day European Para-Taekwondo Championships

8.     WTF-Recognized Taekwondo Uniform (dobok) and protective equipment

I     Participating contestants are required to wear WTF-recognized doboks and WTF-recognized protective equipment. The updated list of WTF-recognized products can be found at the WTF website.

II    The Organizing Committee will provide, Electronic Body Protector for the participating contestants. Participating contestants are required to bring along their own groin guards, headgear, mouthpieces, gloves and shin and forearm guards, Daedo sensing socks for their personal use.

III Before entering the field of play, all contestants will proceed to the inspection desk for inspection of their doboks and protective equipment. Any contestant who wears unofficial doboks or protective equipment will not be permitted to compete.

9.     Medical control

I     The ETU and WTF Anti-Doping Rules, and where necessary the Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency, shall apply throughout the competitions.

II    The ETU or any other anti-doping organization authorized by the WTF may carry out random out-of-competition testing prior to the championships.

III Any contestant who requires TUE is required to submit the TUE Application Form (Appendix 2) to etu.sec-gen@wxs.nl by no later than 21 days before the championships. Therefore, the ETU must receive all TUE application forms by no later than 1 August 2013. Late entries will not be accepted.

10.  Weigh-in

I     Weigh-in for contestants of all weight divisions and classifications shall be completed one (1) day before the championships. Therefore, the weigh-in for the ETU Para-Taekwondo Championships will be held on August 20th , 2013.

II    During the weigh-in, male contestants shall wear underpants and female contestants shall wear underpants and brassieres. Contestants may also choose to conduct the weigh-in without any clothing on.

11. Head of Team meeting and drawing of lots

I     The head of team meeting and the drawing of lots session shall be conducted one (1) day prior to the start of the championships, in the presence of the ETU officials and the representatives of the participating nations. The drawing of lots shall be done in an ascending order of the weight divisions (i.e. from the lightest to the heaviest weight divisions).

II    Depending on the decision of the Technical Delegate, ETU officials or Organizing Committee volunteers could be designated to draw lots on behalf of the officials of the participating nations who are not present at the time of the lot drawing session.

12.  Indemnities

I     The respective national taekwondo associations shall be responsible for ensuring that their participants have validly completed and signed the official participation forms, thus indemnifying the organizers, its officials and other contestants from any claims of injuries, losses, fatalities or otherwise arising in the course of participation in this championships or any activities thereto.

II    The respective national taekwondo associations shall be responsible for ensuring that all officials and participants are covered with effective insurance coverage.

III Participants without proper participation entry forms and effective insurance coverage will not be allowed to compete at the championships.

IV   The Organizing Committee will acquire general insurance, at its own expenses, for the contestants and staffs, in the event of any injury that may arise during the course of the championships.

13.  National flag and anthem

Every participating Member National Association is required to bring along the following items for use at the Opening and/or Closing ceremonies:

1)    Two (2) IOC-recognized national flags, size: 90cm x 130cm
2)    Cassette tape or CD of the pertinent IOC-recognized national anthem

14.  Closing date for entries

Full entry forms (Appendix 1-1 ~ 1-7) should be submitted to the ETU and Organizing Committee on or before 1 August 2013. Verification of the athlete’s eligibility (Appendix 1-4) should be made before the entry deadline.

15.  Accommodation

The Organizing Committee will cover accommodation for athletes and 2 coaches for the period between 20 August (check-in: 2pm) to 22 August (check-out: 12:00 noon), 2013.

Accommodation and food for the other members of national teams, coaches, and doctors such as Head of Team, Team Manager, Team Trainer should be covered by the Member National Associations.

National teams are requested to send a letter to the OC with the number of required rooms being clearly mentioned before 1 August 2013.

The hotel for participants and guests is RIN Grand Hotel.

16.  Payment

All payments should be paid to the Organizing Committee at once in cash at the time of registration upon their arrival.

17.  Local Transportation

Local transportation from and to the airport, hotels and competition venue in Bucharest will be provided by the Organizing Committee to the athletes and officials who booked their rooms at the official hotel designated by the Organizing Committee.

National teams are requested to fill out the attached forms and send them back to the Organizing Committee by no later than 1 August 2013.



12:00 – 18:00

13:30 – 18:00

19:00 – 20:00

19:00 - 20:00
 Registration of teams

Referee meeting and training

Head of team meeting and drawing of lots

Weigh-in for all Para-Taekwondo contestants

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12:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:30

17:30-- 19:00

19:00 – 20:00


Opening ceremony of the 1st European Para-Taekwondo Championships 2013


Awarding ceremony and closing ceremony
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