Rules & Regulations

  • 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. The Government Games was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim of promoting healthy living and fitness as well as unity and teamwork among civil servants.
    2. It is essential that the Government Games are run in a manner that promotes fairness, respect and good sportsmanship, which are the values that will guide the establishment of the Rules and Regulations set out in this document.
    3. The Rules and Regulations will be the main reference point for all athletes and officials for the Government Games and will be abided by all relevant parties throughout the event.

  • 2. ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

    1. Athletes shall be a minimum of 18 years old and must be employed for a minimum of 9 months by the government organization, which they are representing.
    2. If it is found that an athlete is not employed by the organization, the organization’s team will be automatically disqualified.
    3. All athletes must be physically and mentally fit to take on such a strenuous and demanding obstacle course.
    4. All Athletes must be confident in the water and be able to swim.
    5. All Athletes must have signed the waiver and must have gone through the necessary registration process in order to be eligible to participate.

  • 3. EVENT OVERVIEW

    1. All teams will start on a pre-allocated lane and obstacle and rotate around in an anticlockwise direction, until they have completed all obstacles. A team’s Heat, Obstacle and Lane will be allocated during the official draw ceremony.
    2. Each obstacle will have 4 lanes, with a capacity to take a maximum of 4 teams at any one time.
    3. Each lane will be coloured and the teams will be allocated a single lane for the duration of their heat, so as they move from one obstacle to the next, they will remain in that specific lane. The lanes will be coloured differently in order to make it easier to recognise.
    4. There shall be a 10-minute time limit for each obstacle to be completed.
    5. Teams will have to complete as much as they can of the obstacle they are on within the allotted time. If they are unable to complete the obstacle within the 10-minute time limit, they must stop where they are and the appropriate points will be tallied up.
    6. After the 10 minutes is complete, there will be a 8 minute rest and rotation period. During this period, teams will be escorted to the next obstacle for briefing and preparation.
    7. Before the start of each obstacle, the Team will be given a brief overview of the objectives of the obstacle. The briefing shall take place during the 8 minute rest period. It will be clear and allow for a few questions. No team will be allowed to start an obstacle unless they attend the obstacle briefing with all participating team members.
    8. After each obstacle briefing, the teams will have the opportunity to agree on their strategies but must be positioned and ready at the start line when given the signal by the referee.
    9. Each obstacle will have referees whose primary role is to ensure the teams complete the obstacle in a fair manner and by not gaining any unfair advantage over the other teams.

  • 4. EVENT SCHEDULE

    1. Days 1-3: 3rd- 5th April 2019.
    2. There will be up to two heats for the female category, taking place on the 3rd April. Female heats will consist of 9 obstacles.
    3. There will be three heats for the male category, two on the 4th of April and one on the 5th of April. Male heats will consist of 9 obstacles.
    4. Day 4: 6th April - Final
      1. The Final will be in two parts. The first will be the top 6 of female teams competing for the Female Government Games Winner and the second part will be the top 6 of the male teams competing for the Male Government Games Winner

  • 5. REGISTRATION

    1. Each team shall have a maximum of 7 athletes registered and must have a minimum of 5 able athletes competing to begin any obstacle. An “able athlete” is one who is free from any injury or illness which may physically prevent them from completing the obstacle.
    2. Once the Team is registered, they will only be allowed to add additional athletes to their team before the registration cut-off date (through injury, illness, no show etc) as expressed on the event Website or through any other form of official communication from the event organizers. Cutt-off date is 27th March 2019, 1 week before the 3rd April 2019. Yet Teams will be responsible to pay any extra charges for race kit.
    3. Should a situation where an athlete has been forced to pull out of the event or is unable to participate, the team may submit the case to the organizer where the case will be reviewed.

  • 6. RACE RULES

    1. Teams must attempt all obstacles. The rule is designed to guarantee that the teams intend to complete the entire event.
    2. Failure of a team to present 5 able athletes before the start of the obstacle briefing will be considered as a forfeit from that obstacle for which they will be awarded zero points.
    3. Each team shall have a Team Manager, who will be made known to the Event Officials during registration. The Team Manager shall represent the teams at all times and will be responsible for advising the relevant officials of any substitutions, appeals or further information and responsibilities (but not limited to) regarding their Team. The Team Manager cannot be a participating team member.
    4. International invited teams will have a Team Manager appointed to them by the Organizers. This Team Manager will be a resident of Dubai or TEC Staff.
    5. Each team shall appoint one of their members as the team’s Captain who will be made known to the Event Officials during registration. The Team Captain will be a participating team member and will be responsible for team behaviour and morale during the event.
    6. Teams must at all times wear the kit allocated to.
    7. Athletes will be allocated wristbands, which they will have to wear at all times during the event. The wristbands are used as an information storage device allowing quick access to athlete details.
    8. If for any reason a team wishes to forfeit an obstacle (or competition) the Team Manager must advise the lane referee of the intention to forfeit and must confirm whether they are forfeiting the obstacle and/or the entire competition. The Referees and/or Obstacle Staff will direct them to the athlete’s table where they will remain until the completion of that obstacles’ time limit. If they are forfeiting the competition, an event official will escort them out of the field of play. By forfeiting the competition, the team will lose all points accumulated and will not be included in the final results.
    9. Intentionally disturbing or impeding other teams during any obstacle may lead to a penalty or disqualification.
    10. If in the opinion of the Obstacle Referee, an athlete and team would have completed a stage and obstacle had it not been for an incident of foul play by the opposing team or unintentional impediment caused by another team or mechanical failure the referee can at their discretion award the points to the impeded or affected team, or schedule a redo of that specific obstacle for the team at the completion of the round.
    11. The decision to allow a team to have a second attempt at the obstacle will be taken by the Obstacle and Head Referee and will be as a result of any medical incident, mechanical failure or any form of impediment by another team which has prevented the team from being able to complete an obstacle. This may only be applied once to a team and should the circumstances described in those sections impede or prevent a team from completing the obstacle during a second attempt, the team would not be permitted to make a 3rd attempt and its score would be equal to the average score of all teams over that specific obstacle.
    12. If an athlete suffers an injury, the Lane Referee must be notified immediately so that a dynamic assessment may be conducted to assess the athlete’s ability to continue the race and whether or not the athlete must be withdrawn from the obstacle or competition. The Referees at all times, at their own discretion, have the right to withdraw an athlete from the competition for medical and/or safety reasons
    13. Injured athletes may only be substituted as per the substitution rules.
    14. When attempting to complete an obstacle, team members must only push 1 of the 5 completion buttons each, any attempt to push multiple buttons will cause the team to be awarded a penalty.
    15. The Referees may award a penalty if the team breaks any of the event rules during the competition. A penalty will result in the deduction of 5 points from the team’s total score and teams may receive an unlimited number of penalties throughout the event.
    16. There will be up to 4 teams competing at each obstacle at any given time, unless one team has been disqualified or is unable to progress to the next obstacle.
    17. In order to progress to the next obstacle, the team must have at least 5 able bodied team members at the obstacle briefing.
    18. Teams must at all times follow instructions given by event referees and officials.
    19. Teams must report to each obstacle start line, for a briefing, 5 minutes before the round has been scheduled to being. If a team or any team member is not in position for the briefing that team will not be able to participate in that obstacle and will forfeit the associated points.
    20. Teams will have a 8-minute break between each obstacle. Obstacle briefings and movement from obstacle to obstacle shall take place during the rest period.
    21. Teams may be penalized or disqualified for:
      1. Sabotaging other competitors or the course to prevent the opposing team from progressing.
      2. Verbally and/or physically assaulting event officials and other teams or using offensive or derogatory language.
      3. Receiving assistance (including receiving nutrition or equipment) from a person who is not a registered teammate. This does not include verbal instruction or support from coaches or supporters or for any medical emergencies, which may require outside help.
      4. Modifying course markings.
      5. Intentionally stepping or trespassing into the other team’s lane.
      6. Violation over the identity of a competitor or change of a team member during the race
      7. Disobeying obstacle referees or obstacle staff at any stage during the operations of the course.
      8. Intentionally cheating in any manner whatsoever.
      9. Un-sportsman like conduct.
      10. Disqualifications may only be issued by the Obstacle Referee or Head Referee and will not be open for appeal.

  • 7. TEAMS SEEDING

    1. The seedings for the qualifying draw will be calculated based on the previous years results, with only the teams who participated in the final receiving a seeding.
    2. The seedings will be allocated according to the below tables.
      MALE
      2018 placing
      Heat 1
      1
      Heat 1
      6
      Heat 2
      2
      Heat 2
      5
      Heat 3
      3
      Heat 3
      4
      FEMALE
      2018 placing
      Heat 1
      1
      Heat 2
      6
      Heat 1
      4
      Heat 2
      5
      Heat 2
      2
      Heat 2
      3

  • 8. SUBSTITUTIONS

    1. Teams may make an unlimited number of substitutions from athletes in their registered team, throughout the duration of the qualifying heats and in accordance to the event rules.
    2. Substitutions can only be made in the 8 minutes rest period and must be completed before the briefing starts for the next obstacle.
    3. Teams will be supplied with 2 Substitutions Bibs at the beginning of their heat. Athletes not participating in the upcoming obstacle must be wearing the Substitution Bib at all times.
    4. A substitution is deemed to be complete once the athlete being substituted out has put on the Substitute Bib and has stepped into the team area which has been provided for that obstacle.
    5. Substitutes must remain inside the team area, or substitutes area at all time, stepping outside this area may result in a penalty and possible deduction of points.

  • 9. ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT

    1. The Government Games is intended to be run in a manner that promotes fairness, respect and good sportsmanship. The following is a code of conduct that the athletes are expected to follow:
      1. Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.
      2. Know, understand and follow the competition rules.
        1. Obey all instructions from Event Officials.
      3. Treat other competitors, organisers, officials, volunteers, and spectators with respect and courtesy.
      4. Avoid the use of abusive language.
      5. Inform an Event Official or Referee of any withdrawal, medical or injury incidents.
      6. Compete without receiving assistance other than from fellow Team members.
      7. Do not dispose of rubbish or equipment around the course except at clearly identified places, such as kit drop- zones or rubbish disposal points.
      8. Follow the prescribed course of each obstacle.
      9. Do not use any device that will distract other athletes from paying full attention to their surroundings.
      10.  All athletes must abide by anti-doping rules and regulations and the organizers reserve the right to test any athlete for prohibited substances. It is each Athlete’s personal duty to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his or her body and that no use is made of a prohibited method. Athletes are responsible for any prohibits substance, its metabolites or markers found to be present in their sample, or evidence of use of a prohibited substance.

  • 10. SCORING

    1. Each obstacle will be worth a maximum of 21 points. There will be three obstacles on the course that will have a bonus button, which will each gain the Team 5 bonus points if successfully pressed.
    2. A team’s result is based upon how many points they accumulate over the entire course.
    3. Each obstacle is broken up into 2 stages, with each stage worth a total of 5 points. All 5 team members must complete the stage in order for the 5 points to be awarded.
    4. At the obstacle finish line there will be 5 buttons per team known as the ‘completion buttons’. After completing the first two stages each team member who successfully presses a ‘completion button’ will be awarded one point towards the team score.
    5. The obstacle is not considered entirely complete until all 5 ‘completion buttons’ are depressed.
    6. Teams will not be allowed to move on to the next section of a challenge until their entire team (all 5 athletes) has completed the previous stage.
    7. There will be 3 locations on the course that will have a ‘Bonus Point Challenge’ that team members can choose if they would like to attempt. Completing one of these challenges will award the team 5 ‘Bonus Points’. A ‘Bonus Point’ challenge can only be completed once per team on each obstacle where the Bonus Point Challenge is available.
      1. Teams will be rewarded Time Bonus Points depending on how quickly the obstacle was completed. In order to receive a time bonus, the team must have completed the 2 preceding stages and depressed all 5 ‘completion buttons’ according to the rules. Every second below 10mins will be awarded 0.01 time bonus points. Teams who fail to complete an obstacle before allocated time ends, will have their completion time set at 10 minutes which will equate to zero time bonus point
      2. Example:

        EXAMPLE
        TIME TAKEN IN MINUTES
        TIME BONUS POINTS
        1
        3:00
        4.2
        2
        4:23
        3.37
        3
        5:01
        2.99

        Example 1 calculation: 
        - 10mins – 3mins = 7mins
        - 7 x 60 seconds = 420 seconds (amount of time left before the completion of the 10 minute time limit)
        - 420 x 0.01 points = 4.2 (time bonus points to be awarded)

        Example 2 calculation: 
        - 10mins – 4mins 23seconds = 5mins 37seconds
        - 5mins x 60 seconds = 300seconds 
        - 300seconds + 37seconds = 337seconds (amount of time left before the completion of the 10 minute time limit)
        - 337 x 0.01 points = 3.37 (time bonus points to be awarded)

        Example 3 calculation:
        - 10mins – 5mins 01seconds = 4mins 59seconds
        - 4mins x 60 seconds = 240seconds
        - 240seconds + 59seconds = 299seconds (amount of time left before the completion of the 10 minute time limit)
        - 299 x 0.01 points = 2.99 (time bonus points to be awarded)

    8. The total points each team has scored on each obstacle will be tracked by both the Lane Referee and automated scoring system.
      • Example
        Obstacle #
        Team Name
        Stage 1
        Stage 2
        Completion Button Pressed
        Time Taken To Complete
        Time Bonus Points
        Total Points
        1
        Team A
        5
        5
        5
        3:00
        4.2
        19.2
        1
        Team B
        5
        5
        5
        4:23
        3.37
        18.37
        1
        Team C
        5
        0
        0
        10
        0
        5
        1
        Team D
        5
        5
        1
        10
        0
        11
    9. The points from each individual obstacle challenge will then be added together to give a team’s final score and ranking in the competition.
      • Example:

        Team Name
        Obstacle #1
        Obstacle #2
        Obstacle #3
        Total Points
        Final Rank
        Team A
        16.90
        16.8
        5
        38.7
        2
        Team B
        15.12
        17.3
        18.03
        50.45
        1
        Team C
        10
        18.1
        5
        33.1
        4
        Team D
        5
        15.01
        15.8
        35.81
        3
    10. In the instance there is a ‘tie’ in points, the ‘tie breaker’ will be calculated based on the total time a team took to complete all of the obstacles, from which the teams will be ranked fastest to slowest. This will be calculated using the automatic timing system in place that records when the team members press their completion buttons. The time will be recorded to the tenth (0.1) of a second.
    11. In the instance the ‘tie breaker’ concludes a tie, a count back to see which team completed the greatest number of obstacles on the course will determine the ranking of the effected teams.
    12. Total Time on course will only be used in a ‘tie breaker’ situation.
      • Example tie breaker:

        Team Name
        Obstacle #1
        Obstacle #2
        Obstacle #3
        Total Points
        Rank
        Total Time
        Final Rank
        Team A
        16.90
        16.8
        5
        38.7
        2

        2
        Team B
        15.12
        17.3
        18.03
        50.45
        1

        1
        Team C
        10
        18.1
        5
        33.1
        3
        7:29:08
        3
        Team D
        0
        17.3
        15.8
        33.1
        3
        7:29:09
        4
    13. The score of each obstacle will be updated after each round and will be compiled to decide which teams will qualify for the Final event.
    14. Ladies Teams - From the 2 Heats, the top 3 highest scoring teams from each Heat will progress through to the Final .
    15. Men’s Teams – From the 3 Heats, the 2 highest scoring teams from each Heat will progress through to the final, as shown in the example below.
      • Example:

         
        Team Name
        Obstacle #1
        Obstacle #2
        Obstacle #3
        Total Points
        Rank
        Total Time (mins)
         
        Team A
        16.90
        16.8
        5
        38.7
        1
         
        Heat 1
        Team B
        15.12
        17.3
        18.03
        50.45
        2
         
         
        Team C
        10
        18.1
        5
        33.1
        3
        7:29:8
         
        Team D
        0
        17.3
        15.8
        33.1
        4
        7:29:9
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
        Team Name
        Obstacle #1
        Obstacle #2
        Obstacle #3
        Total Points
        Rank
        Total Time (mins)
         
        Team E
        16.1
        18.37
        17.01
        51.48
        2
         
        Heat 2
        Team F
        10
        15
        21.6
        46.6
        4
         
         
        Team G
        18.2
        17.8
        16.04
        52.04
        1
         
         
        Team H
        15.5
        16.4
        18
        49.9
        3
         
    16. The finals competition between the 6 female and 6 male teams that qualified will be a traditional race from start to finish, with no points being awarded or stages implemented. Teams must complete the obstacle correctly and in its entirety. The winning team will be determined by the first team to cross the finish line completely with all team members and any equipment they may have been given to transport throughout the obstacle.

    17.  If a team fails to complete the final obstacle with all team members or without any equipment they may have been given yet still crosses the finish line, their result will be deemed invalid and they will be disqualified from the race.

  • 11. REFEREES

    1. Head Referee
      1. On the day of the event, the Head Referee’s role is to enforce the rules and regulations of the event and to ensure all Field Referees are performing their roles correctly.
      2. The Head Referee will ensure the Obstacle Referees are in the positions allocated to them and that they are performing the duties.
      3. Oversee and monitors the penalties awarded during the event and the issuance of Red Cards/disqualifies teams when necessary.
      4. Head Referee will work directly with the Adjudication Referee for all decisions relating to infringements or penalties that require Jury Committee input.
    2. Assistant Head Referee
      1. On the day of the event, the Assistant Head Referee’s role is to enforce the rules and regulations of the event and to ensure all Field Referees are performing their roles correctly.
      2. Assistant Head Referee will support the Head Referee in the assurance and support of the Obstacle and Lane Referees
      3. Oversee and monitors the penalties awarded during the event and the issuance of Red Cards/disqualifies teams when necessary.
    3. Obstacle Referee
      1. Obstacle Referees shall be assigned one obstacle and shall oversee the Lane Referees who have been assigned to them.
      2. The Obstacle Referees will:
        1. Ensure all Lane Referees uphold strictest standards and that teams abide by the rules and regulations.
        2. Ensure Lane Referees are in the positions allocated to them and that they are performing their duties.
        3. Handle the initial processing of appeals until the Appeals Referee is present to take over.
        4. Deliver the Obstacle Brief in English before the start of each Round
        5. Assist the Head Referee and Appeals Referees with any appeals made.
        6. Maintain professional international standards throughout the event.
        7. Report any issues to the Head Referee.
    4. Lane Referee
      1. There will be one Lane Referee assigned per active lane on each active obstacle.
      2. The Lane Referees will:
        1. Monitor each team’s progress on the obstacle and the lane they have been assigned.
        2. Enforce the adjudication system as set out for that obstacle.
        3. Assist with controlling and guiding athletes into the correct use of each obstacle.
        4. One Arabic speaking Lane Referee on each Obstacle will deliver the Obstacle Brief in Arabic before the start of each Round
        5. Keep track and report their allocated team scores to the Obstacle Referee.
        6. Maintain professional international standards throughout the event.
        7. Penalise teams when and where necessary.
    5. Technical Referee
      1. There will be one Technical Referee for the event who will be situated in the Adjudication room.
      2. The Technical Referee will:
        1. Be responsible for all technology and scoring team to ensure accurate readings.
        2. Be responsible for CCTV team and technology.
        3. Assist with technology aspects for appeals and penalties
        4. Responsible for tracking and filing all adjudication paperwork
        5. Responsible for supplying official event rules to the committee upon request
    6. Adjudication Referee
      1. There will be one Adjudication Referee for the event who will be situated in the Adjudication room.
      2. The Adjudication Referee will:
        1. Be responsible for entire adjudication team within the adjudication room.
        2. Be responsible for making final decisions on rules and regulations during operations.
        3. Conduct all Jury committee proceedings throughout operations.
    7. Appeals Referee
      1. There will be one Appeals Referee for the event who will be situated on the field of play during the event.
      2. The Appeals Referee will be:
        1. Responsible for handling appeals from team managers on penalties or decisions that have been made.
        2. Responsible for communicating directly with the Adjudication Referee to lodge appeals.

  • 12. OBSTACLE RULES

    1. There will be up to 6 teams competing at each obstacle at any given time, unless one team has been disqualified or is unable to progress to the next obstacle.
    2. In order to progress to the next obstacle, the team must have at least 5 able bodied team members at the obstacle briefing.
    3. Teams must at all times follow instructions given by event referees and officials.
    4. Teams must report to each obstacle start line, for a briefing, 5 minutes before the round has been scheduled to being. If a team or any team member is not in position for the briefing that team will not be able to participate in that obstacle and will forfeit the associated points.
    5. Teams will have a 10-minute break between each obstacle. Obstacle briefings and movement from obstacle to obstacle shall take place during the rest period.
    6. Teams may be penalized or disqualified for:
      1. Sabotaging other competitors or the course to prevent the opposing team from progressing.
      2. Verbally and/or physically assaulting event officials and other teams or using offensive or derogatory language.
      3. Receiving assistance (including receiving nutrition or equipment) from a person who is not a registered teammate. This does not include verbal instruction or support from coaches or supporters or for any medical emergencies, which may require outside help. 
      4. Modifying course markings. 
      5. Intentionally stepping or trespassing into the other team’s lane. 
      6. Violation over the identity of a competitor or change of a team member during the race
      7. Disobeying obstacle referees or obstacle staff at any stage during the operations of the course.
      8. Intentionally cheating in any manner whatsoever. 
      9. Un-sportsman like conduct.
      10. Disqualifications may only be issued by the Obstacle Referee or Head Referee and will not be open for appeal.

  • 13. APPEAL PROCEDURES

    1. In the event of a Penalty being issued, during the qualifying Heats, Teams will have the opportunity to appeal against the decision at the end of the 10-minute activity period, by the Team Manager submitting an Appeal Card to the Obstacle Referee
    2. Each Team will have 2 Appeal Cards and these may only be submitted within the first 5-minutes of the rest period between obstacles. An Appeal Card can only be submitted for the obstacle a team has most recently completed.
    3. Appeal Cards may only be submitted by the Team Manager directly to the Obstacle Referee and the decision of the appeal will be announced to him or her by the Appeals Referee after the Jury Committee have gained all evidence to make a final decision
    4.  Each appeal will cost the team 10 points, which will be refunded if the appeal is deemed correct.
    5.  When an Appeal Card has been submitted, the team will be allowed to continue to the start of next obstacle.
    6.  The Jury Committee will be responsible for reviewing all appeals against penalties issued by the Lane Referees, Obstacle Referees or Head Referee.
    7. During the appeal process, it is important to note that results are deemed accurate unless proven otherwise by evidence.
    8. The final determination of the results will be solely the Jury Committee’s decision.
    9. The Jury Committee will comprise of:
      1. The Adjudication Referee
      2. The Technical Referee
      3. Two representative of the Dubai Sports Council.
    10. A decision will be made by way of committee vote, with a majority vote required. In the instance there is a tied     vote, the Adjudications Referee’s vote will be the deciding vote.
    11. Where necessary due to the nature of the investigation, the Jury Committee may add additional members or call upon witnesses. During proceedings the committee may call upon any member of the Referees team to gather all required information to ensure the correct decision is made.
    12. The roles of the Jury Committee will be:
      1. Adjudication Referee - The Adjudication Referee shall be the Chairperson of the Committee and shall rule on all decisions and other matters presented during the course of the investigation, which is taking place. Once the Adjudication Referee has been notified of the appeal, he or she shall be responsible for calling to order the Jury Committee.
      2. Technical Referee - The Technical Referee shall be responsible for providing all relevant data relating to the appeal and ensuring its legitimacy.
      3. If the penalty was issued by the Lane Referee, the Obstacle Referee or the Head Referee, he or she may play an active role in providing detailed information on the circumstance. 
    13. The following flow matrix is a summary of the appeal process
      1. Obstacle Referee receives Appeal card from Team Manager
      2. Obstacle Referee submits Appeal to the Appeals Ref
      3. Appeals Ref informs Race Control of the Appeal
      4. Jury Committee takes final decision which shall be reflected in the Team Scores and results
    14. During the finals of the event, the Referees may award a time penalty which will be enacted using the ‘stop and go’ system, in which the penalised team will be held in place for a pre-determined period of time, after which they may continue with the race.
    15. Teams will not be provided with any appeals cards for the finals, all Referees decisions made will be considered final.

  • 14. PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

    If a Referee witnesses an athlete or team taking actions which are deemed to be against the rules, he or she will raise a card and verbally inform the team of the infringement. These infringements are summarized below.

     

    SIGNAL

    OFFENSE

     Example

    ACTION

     

    SERIOUS/MAJOR OFFENCE

    DISQUALIFICATION

    RED CARD

    Intentionally or deliberately impeding or disturbing other competitors
    Using confrontational, abusive and derogatory language towards competitors and event officials
    Intentionally or deliberately not obeying instructions of event official
    Intentionally damaging or sabotaging the course,  (including course markings and apparatuses)
    Repeat Yellow Card (3 Yellow Cards in one obstacle)
    Spitting on an opponent or another person
     
     
     
    Deliberately
    Impeding or disturbing other competitors- Unsportsmanlike behavior.
    Removing another teams key- gaining an unfair advantage

    DISQUALIFICATION

    MUST LEAVE FIELD OF PLAY AT THE END OF 10-MINUTE PERIOD

     

    SERIOUS OFFENSE BUT DOES NOT MERIT DISQUALIFICATION

    PENALTY
    YELLOW CARD
    Repeat Verbal Warning
    Playing in a dangerous manner
    Repeatedly not obeying instructions of event officials
    Intentionally disregarding obstacle rules
    Substitutes not staying in the designated area
    Beginning the race before the signal (False Start)
    Intentionally or repeatedly Impeding progress of another team
    One athlete pressing/holding more than one Finish Button
    Any other unmentioned offense
     
    Intentionally disregarding obstacle rules
    Attempting to proceed before being given the ‘all clear’ from the instructor

     

    5 POINT DEDUCTION PER PENALTY

     

    MINOR OFFENSE

     
    VERBAL WARNING
    GREEN CARD
    Proceeding without team members
    Disturbing other athletes
    Not following obstacle instructions (minor incident)
     
    Not following obstacle instructions (minor incident)
    Moving next pole before previous key has been collected

    NO POINTS DEDUCTED