14B NCAC 10 .0408          DUTIES OF ANNOUNCERS

(a)  A person shall not act as an announcer at any match held in North Carolina without first having obtained an announcer license.

(b)  An announcer shall not act as an announcer at any boxing or kickboxing match in this State unless the match is held in accordance with the rules in this Chapter.

(c)  The announcer shall make all announcements in the English language.  He may also announce the match in another language after he has first made all announcements in the English language.

(d)  The announcer shall be at all times, subject and responsible to the Division representative in the discharge of his duties and shall accept directions only from the Division representative.

(e)  Announcers shall not make announcements or introductions of persons other than the contestants and officials unless authorized to do so by the promoter with the consent of the Division representative.  Announcers shall not introduce an individual whose license has been revoked or is currently under suspension.

(f)  After both contestants and their chief seconds are in the ring, the announcer shall announce the name of each contestant, his weight as determined at the weigh-in, and other announcements as directed by the Division representative.

(g)  An announcer shall display impartiality in word and action while performing his duties.

(h)  The number of the round shall be announced or displayed at the 1-minute interval between rounds.

(i)  At the conclusion of each match, the announcer shall make the announcement of the win or draw in the manner and at the time as directed by the Division representative.

(j)  In the event of a knockout or a technical knockout, the announcer shall obtain the result and the official time of the termination of the match from the Division representative and shall announce the result, the time and the round in which the knockout or technical knockout occurred.

(k)  At the conclusion of each match and immediately after the announcements have been made, the announcer shall submit to the Division representative any match score cards used by the judges and the referee that he may have in his possession.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Recodified from 18 NCAC 09 .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(n));

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0408 Eff. June 1, 2013.