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IBC 2022 Rule Book

IBC 2022 Rule Book

The official IBC Rule Book 2022 is compiled and written by BIO (Bodyboarding International Officials) for the IBC. Specials thanks to Craig Hadden (BIO Limited) and Chico Garritano (BIO Limited / IBC Head Judge).

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the express permission, obtained in writing, from Bodyboarding International Officials Limited. Bodyboarding International Officials Limited is a registered non-profit organisation.

Contents

1. THE IBC WORLD TOUR DIVISIONS AND RULES

– Event Formats MWT-WWT-DK-PJ-MASTER

– Event Seeding – General Seeding

– Order and Replacement Rules

– Seeding of the IBC Opening Events

– Seeding of IBC WT SPECIAL Events

2. COMPETITION RULES

– Draws, Pre-heat Check-In and Competition Vests

– Heat Durations

– Heat Stage Indicators

– Additional Paddle-out time and

– Delayed Heat Starts

– Interrupted Heats

– Time Calls and Other

– Announcements

– Equipment Caddies

– Maximum Wave Quota per Heat

– Scoring Rides within Heat Time

– Scoring Rides in the Competition Area

– Manual Tabulation of Scores

– Computerized Tabulation

– Official Protests

– Determining heat placings and Progression

– Announcement of Results

– Heat Fixing and Betting

– Water Photographers

– Water Patrol / Rescue Management

3. PERSONAL WATER CRAFT (PWC)

3.1 General Conditions

3.2 Rescue and Safety Issues

3.3 Transfer of Competitors

3.4 Transfer of Caddies

3.5 Priority for PWC

4. JUDGING

4.1 Panel Composition and Selection for IBC World Tour Events

4.2 Payments and Conditions for Judges

4.3 Head Judge

4.4 International Touring Judges

4.5 Regional Judges and Spotters

4.6 Judging Criteria

4.7 Scoring Range

4.8 Recording of Scores

4.9 Recording of Interferences

4.10 Replay Systems

4.10 Judging – Miscellaneous Conditions

5. INTERFERENCE AND PRIORITY RULES

5.1 Basic Rule

5.2 Right of Way in 4-Person and Non-priority 2-Person Heats

5.3 Snaking Interference

5.4 Paddling Interference – Non-priority

5.5 Priority Situations in one-on-one Heats

5.6 Priority in 4 and 3 Person Heats

6. MISCELLANEOUS

6.1 Death/Disablement

6.2 Code of Conduct – IBC Event Staff

6.3 Code of Conduct – IBC Competitors

6.4 Disciplinary Committee

6.5 Conduct in a Manner Befitting a Professional Sportsperson

6. 6 Misconduct and Disciplinary Action

APPENDICES

A List of applicable fines and penalties

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