Novice Experience Rules
NOVICE DIVISIONS 16 years and under (White/Yellow)
It is Nanka’s intent to enhance the tournament experience
for novice ranks. Nanka will be using the following contest rules for the under 16 years old Novice
Each competitor will compete for the full match period as specified
below. Score keeper will record all scores and penalties earned during the
Yonen Divisions (ages 5 to 12): 2 ½ minutes
Shonen Divisions (ages 13 to 16): 3 minutes
At the completion of the match, the score keeper totals the
number of Ippons, Wazaris and Shidos attained by the competitors and determines
the winner using the following:
1. Player with
the highest number of Ippon wins
2. If players
have the same number of Ippon, then the player with the highest Wazari wins.
Wazari Awasette Ippon – will not be given.
3. If the players have the same number of
Wazaris then the player with the least number of Shidos (penalties) wins.
At end of match for every three Shido a player has, the competing
player is assigned an Ippon.
Any Hansoku-make (disqualification) will result in an Ippon to the
4. If at the end of the three minutes the
players have equal score, the referee will declare Hantei (decision). There
will be no Golden Score for Novice matches.
If a player scores 3
consecutive Ippon, then they will be declared the winner and the match will