14B NCAC 10 .0403          DUTIES OF CONTESTANTS

(a)  A contestant shall not also be licensed as a judge, promoter or referee nor shall he act as judge, promoter or referee.

(b)  A contestant shall not have any financial or pecuniary interest in his opponent.

(c)  A contestant shall not be licensed as a contestant and the license of any contestant shall be suspended or revoked if such person:

(1)           Is under 18 years of age;

(2)           Has had cardiac surgery;

(3)           Has not received ophthalmic examination within the immediate 12 month period prior to the date of the scheduled match and the results of the examination filed with the Division;

(4)           Is found to have any blindness or whose vision is so poor as to cause a health hazard or impairment to his ability to effectively participate in a match;

(5)           Has suffered cerebral hemorrhage or any other serious head injury. The Division representative shall, if he has cause to believe that a contestant may have suffered neurological injury, direct the contestant to undergo an EKG or CAT scan, and the interpretation and diagnosis shall be filed with the Division; or

(6)           Is no longer able to competently perform based on his win/lose/draw record, his previous opponents and the results of such matches, his proposed opponent and the results of the matches between his proposed opponent and others, and his physical condition.

(d)  A contestant whose most recent match was eight rounds or more in duration, shall not engage in a match with less than seven calendar days between matches. A contestant whose most recent match was less than eight rounds in duration, shall not engage in a match with less than 48 hours between matches.

(e)  Any contestant who fails to appear at a match or fails to appear timely at a match for which he or his manager has contracted and does not provide a valid reason or, in the case of physical disability, furnish a physician's certificate, shall be suspended for a period to be determined by the Division. A valid reason for failure to appear or to appear timely at a match includes an unforeseen travel delay or other circumstance beyond the contestant's control. In making a determination as to the period of suspension, the Division shall consider the following factors:

(1)           The relative importance of the match;

(2)           The contestant's past record of punctuality and tardiness; and

(3)           The reason or reasons for his failure to appear or appear timely.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-652.1; 143-655;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Recodified from 18 NCAC 9 .0106 Eff. April 1, 1996;

Eff. April 1, 1996;

Transferred and recodified from 18 NCAC 09 Eff. November 8, 2002;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2008 (recodified from 14A NCAC 12 .0111(i));

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0403 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.