14B NCAC 10 .0409          DUTIES OF TIMEKEEPERS

(a)  A timekeeper shall not act as a timekeeper at any boxing or kickboxing match in this State unless the match is held in accordance with the rules in this Chapter.

(b)  The timekeeper shall have with him during the performance of his duties a whistle, a 3-minute stopwatch, and a hammer or wooden mallet.

(c)  The timekeeper shall be located within his arm length of the bell in a seat designated by the Division representative.  A match shall not begin or continue unless the timekeeper is in his designated seat.

(d)  The timekeeper shall not use the whistle, bell, or other instrument during the progress of a round except in the manner and at the time authorized in this Chapter.

(e)  Ten seconds before the beginning of each round, the timekeeper shall give warning to the seconds of each contestant by blowing the whistle.  Ten seconds before the end of each round, the timekeeper shall give warning by pounding twice on the ring floor.

(f)  If directed by the referee, the timekeeper shall take time out.

(g)  The timekeeper shall strike the bell to signify the beginning and ending of each round.

(h)  If a match ends before the scheduled number of rounds, the timekeeper shall inform the referee and the Division representative of the exact duration of the match.

(i)  The timekeeper shall be familiar with and perform such other duties as set forth the rules in this Chapter.

(j)  In the event that an automatic timekeeping machine is available, it may be used, provided however, that manual timekeeping is maintained in the event of equipment failure.

(k)  The knockdown timekeeper shall have with him during the performance of his duties a knockdown watch which shall be examined and checked as to accuracy for each match by the Division representative.

(l)  The knockdown timekeeper shall be located adjacent to the timekeeper in a seat designated by the Division representative.  A match shall not begin or continue unless the knockdown timekeeper is in his designated seat.

(m)  The knockdown timekeeper shall count each second for knockdowns by striking the floor of the ring or a wooden striking-board with a hammer or wooden mallet and, by stating in a loud voice, the elapse of each second.

(n)  The knockdown timekeeper shall be familiar with and perform such other duties as set forth in the rules in this Chapter.

 

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(o));

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0409 Eff. June 1, 2013.