S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:10 - Terms and conditions of registration - Timekeepers

All timekeepers are subject to the following terms and conditions:

(1) All persons acting as a timekeeper for a bout or contest must be registered with the Commission;
(2) The timekeeper must possess adequate timepieces, including a backup, to time the rounds, rest periods, and recuperation periods of a bout;
(3) The timekeeper shall indicate the beginning of each round with a signal. Ten seconds before the end of the round, the timekeeper shall warn the contestants with three loud strikes;
(4) Ten seconds before the end of the rest period, the timekeeper shall warn the contestants with three loud strikes;
(5) The timekeeper will only stop the time during a round when directed to do so by the referee, and the timekeeper will only resume time when directed to do so by the referee;
(6) If a contestant is down, the timekeeper will begin the count and relay it to the referee using hand gestures until the referee picks up the count. The referee has the sole discretion to waive off the knockdown;
(7) If the referee calls time to allow a fouled contestant to recuperate, the timekeeper shall start a separate count for the recuperation period; and
(8) If a bout terminates before the scheduled limit of rounds, the timekeeper shall inform the Commission, or its designee, of the exact duration of the bout.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:10
41 SDR 7, effective July 28, 2014; 44 SDR 102, effective 12/18/2017

General Authority: 42-12-10.

Law Implemented: 42-12-10.

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