Currently, there are some threads good discussions on understanding the new rule changes and ideas about rule changes. I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline to submit a formal rule change is on the horizon (Aug 31st) and not when the US summer is over. The time to discuss, refine, and vet for support is now. If you want to formally suggest rule changes, please see below.
(If you need to request a rule exception/deviation for your sanctioned event in the current year, click here
From the current rule book
: 1.07 Interpretation of the Rules
Questions of interpretations of the rules should be referred to the Chairman of the Rules Committee
when possible. In the interest of expediency, the Chairman may give his own interpretation, which shall be binding until the committee has been polled. This shall serve, however, only as a temporary interpretation until the Chairman refers the question to the entire committee for a vote in the normal fashion. Such a poll shall take place as promptly and in the most practical manner possible. Otherwise, the interpretation shall be made by a majority vote of the Appointed Judges, and the Chief Judge shall make a report to the Rules Committee
concerning the question. Contact the Rules Committee
representative from your Region if you need assistance.1.08 Amendments to the Rules
The rules may be amended at any time by the Board of Directors, on its own initiative or at the recommendation of the Rules Committee. Until such time as a new edition of the rules is published, the current rules, as amended by the Board, remain in effect. An individual may submit to the Rules Committee, prior to August 31, proposed rule changes, including new tricks, to be evaluated for the next year's rules.
From the IWWF Rules:1.05: Amendments to the Rules
Amendments made prior to the biennial revision of the rules must be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members of the Tournament Council. The rules may be amended at any time by the Tournament Council
. The amended rules shall become effective sixty (60) days after they are sent to each affiliated Federation except in the case of new tricks submitted prior to September 30, which may be added by simple majority, and become effective immediately on November 1. All new tricks submitted must include a video showing the trick. Until such time as a new biennial edition of the rules is published, the current rules, as amended by the Tournament Council
, remain in effect. A unanimous decision of the members of the Tournament Council
is immediately applicable.
Under the authority of the Tournament Council
Chairman, proposed rules may be tested. The Chairman shall determine the appropriate homologation level under the test conditions. A complete report of the results of the test will be made by the Homologator and Chief Judge and sent to the Chairman for distribution to the Tournament Council
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