S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:08 - Terms and conditions of registration - Judges

All judges are subject to the following terms and conditions;

(1) All judges designated by the commission must be registered with the commission;
(2) An applicant for registration must demonstrate knowledge of boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts and sufficient to judge a contest;
(3) Each of the three judges must be seated midway between the ring posts and the ring, but not on the same side as another judge, and must have an unimpaired view of the ring;
(4) Judges shall indicate the winner of each round on the scorecard provided by the commission by marking and signing the scorecard in ink. Judges must be discreet at all times. The judge should have no discussion with anyone except the commission, or its designee, during the contest;
(5) A judge is prohibited from using alcoholic beverages twelve hours prior to the fight and until the judge's assigned duties are completed; and
(6) If a judge becomes incapacitated and is unable to complete the entire contest, a timeout shall be called by the commission, or its designee, and the commission, or its designee, shall immediately assign an alternate judge to assume the duties from the point at which the judge became incapacitated.

The commission is under no obligation to designate a registered judge to act as an official for a bout or contest.

A decision that is rendered by the judges at the termination of a contest may not be changed without a hearing before the commission, unless it is determined that the computation of the scorecards show a clerical or mathematical error giving the decision to the wrong contestant, in which case such clerical or mathematical error may be corrected by the judge by informing the Commission of the error.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:08
41 SDR 7, effective July 28, 2014; 42 SDR 101, effective 1/7/2016; 44 SDR 102, effective 12/18/2017

General Authority: SDCL 42-12-10(1).

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-12-10(1).

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