AGMAA Tournament and Events Waiver of Liability and Rules of Play
Waiver of Liability
With Registration and Participation in this tournament/event you certify that you, and any legally required guardian or representative, agree to the following:
You certify that you, and any legally required guardian or representative, have read, understand, and agree to the tournament rules presented by the Assassin’s Guild Martial Arts Association.
You certify that you, and any legally required guardian or representative, understand that this sporting event is a contact sport and may result in personal injury or loss/damage of personal property.
You certify that you are participating in this tournament voluntarily and you, and any legally required guardian or representative, agree that neither myself, no any legal guardian or representative, will hold the Assassin’s Guild Martial Arts Association, its parent company Celtic Magic Incorporated, The Convention “CONvergence”, The Double Tree Hotel, or any affiliated parent, child or associated groups or companies of the aforementioned organizations, liable for any personal loss, injury, stress, discomfort or inconvenience that may have resulted from participation in the Assassin’s Guild Grand Melee Tournament or its practice events or games. Finally, you certify that this waiver of liability will hold true from the time of this agreement until the end of all time.
Rules of Play
- Read the Waiver of Liability above as well on the Registration form. You will be required to register and agree to these terms before being allowed to participate in the Tournament or any other Assassin’s Guild events. By participating in Assassin’s Guild sanctioned events you verify and reaffirm your agreement to the conditions therein.
- “Death” or loss by combat is based on a scoring system of two points. Each arm and each leg are worth one point a piece while the torso is worth two points. Once you have received two points worth of damage you are “Dead” and you have lost the round.
- When an arm or leg is struck fairly in combat that limb is disabled and can no longer be used. Any weapon or shield carried in a disabled arm must be dropped. A disabled leg can no longer be used and the combatant must drop to one knee and lead with the dead leg. Additional strikes to a dead leg do not score points. Additional strikes to a dead arm, even if extended or behind your back, are considered torso shots and are worth two points.
- Feet when in contact with the ground are protected from scoring. Any strike to a foot including and below the ankle, while the foot is on the ground, will not count as a point scored. Similarly hands are protected from scoring as long as they are in contact with a weapon or shield. Any strike to a hand including and below the wrist, while they are in contact with a weapon, will not count as a point scored.
- Respect the Referees and tournament personnel. It is their job to keep you safe and make the game fair for everyone. This can only be accomplished by listening to and respecting them. They may make rulings and say things that are not listed here in the interest of safety and fair play. The ruling of the referees is final and not subject to appeal. Please respect them and they will respect you.
- Weapons are to be wielded appropriately by holding the proper grip areas. These areas are wrapped in grip tape. Strike areas are covered in foam and fabric and are to be used for striking only. Do not strike with grip areas and do not hold the weapon by its strike area.
- Grabbing of an opponent or their weapons is strictly prohibited. You may not grapple or pin an opponent. You may not grab or restrict their weapon with your hands or body. You may use weapons or shields to block, redirect or pin an opponent’s weapons. Please note that a referee may call stop and separate combatants at any time.
- Tournament participation age restrictions apply. The minimum age for participation is fourteen years. This is a physical contact sport and this has been determined to be the minimum safe age. In order to complete registration and check in at the tournament you will need to provide identification as proof of age. If you over fourteen years of age and below eighteen years of age you will require the consent of a parent or legal guardian during registration and at the time of tournament check in.
- No contact with the head or groin is allowed. These are restricted strike zones as they may cause serious pain or injury. We understand that accidents happen. Participants observed ignoring this rule will be subject to immediate dismissal from the event.
- Play fair and have fun. Do not swing with the intent to injure your opponent. This is only a game. Be aware of yourself and make sure you call your own shots fairly. If someone strikes you fairly, and the referee misses it, call the shot yourself in the interest of fair play. You may only call your own shots as others may only call theirs. It is not up to you to determine if you have hit someone else. Remember, this game is fun if played fairly by all parties. Do not forget this.
- Please abide by the rules and regulations governing the proper use of equipment and proper tournament/event participation. The rules have and will be explained to you by a guild certified referee. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.