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RULE §61.42Responsibilities of Judges

(a) A majority vote of the judging officials decides the outcome of the bout.

(b) If an assigned judge is unable to officiate, he shall notify the department at least five hours before the event.

(c) If a contest is stopped before the end of the fourth round because of an accidental foul, the bout shall be declared a no decision. If after the fourth round an accidental foul injury occurs or worsens and the bout is stopped, all completed and partial rounds shall be scored. The contestant ahead on points shall be declared the winner by technical decision.

(d) Scoring shall be recorded only on a department form. Once the form is completed, checked and signed by the official it must be given directly to the department supervisor for the event. Scoring forms are the property of the department and will be maintained in the official records of the event.

(e) In all bouts, the total points the judges give each contestant may be announced.

(f) A licensed judge may act as a timekeeper.

(g) A judge shall at all times during a bout maintain focus on the bout even during rest periods. In order to maintain focus, judges shall not engage in distractions including but not limited to: eating, talking, taking photographs, or carrying materials not related to the bout.

Source Note: The provisions of this §61.42 adopted to be effective October 1, 2000, 25 TexReg 9941; amended to be effective December 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 10445; amended to be effective February 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 481; amended to be effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8470; amended to be effective October 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 9081

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