(Jan 27, 2020) - USA Taekwondo has updated the Ranking and Competition rules. Please click on the links below to view the documents.
All of the changes for the Ranking rules are highlighted in the document, please be sure to read the entire document. Listed below are the major Ranking changes for 2020:
- If an athlete competes in more than two USATKD State Championships (including the home state), they will receive the highest amount of points they earned from the two state tournaments. You must compete in at least one USATKD State Championship to qualify for USATKD Nationals, it does not have to be your home state.
- If an athlete does not compete in their USATKD home state, they will receive the highest amount of points they earned from one USATKD State Championship, regardless of how many USATKD state championships they compete in. You must compete in at least one state championship to qualify for USATKD Nationals, it does not have to be your home state.
- The home state rule will be waived if you provide proof that you are attending a G-2 event or above during the dates of your USATKD home state championship. Proof will be shown as a completed bracket. In this case, you will receive the highest amount of points earned from the two highest scoring USATKD state championships.
- If you do not fight in a USATKD State Championship you will not be eligible to compete at the USATKD National Championships.
- Cadets aging up to Juniors can move 50% of their points into any heavier weight category in the Junior division.
- Points will be posted the first Wednesday of the month.
- Group I Points
- Points for all Group 1 events will be based on the number of competitors competing in the division.
- If there is only one athlete in a division at an event the single athlete will receive 25% points for that sanctioned event.
- If there are three or less athletes in a division at an event the athletes will receive a maximum of 50% of the points for that sanctioned event.
- If there are four or more athletes in a division at an event the athletes will receive full points for that sanctioned event.
- In order to receive the base points, the athlete must participate at the event, the athlete must check-in, weigh-in, and step on the mat with the referee and be declared the winner.
- Strength factor from all tournaments have been removed
- Athletes can only compete in one state tournament (USATKD or AAU) within a five-day period or per weekend, Friday through Monday.
- Only athletes that win a match will qualify for USATKD ranking points
- Exception: National Team Event
- No points will be transferred to another weight class.