Unabridged Rules and Regulations
GA, USA, 28 October 2007 - After more than two years of operation
and countless hours of research, development, trial, error, and
triumph, the World Finger Jousting Federation has taken the sport
to a level of both professionalism and consistince with the release
of the 2007 Unabridged Finger Jousting Rules and Regulations.
document contains over thirty pages of information carefully organized
and written to maximize the sport's potential and to balance competition
and fun. The rules were written and prepared by the Lord of the
Joust, Julian Gluck, and edited in assistance by the Chief Marshal,
Aaron Contreras. A preliminary unabridged rules list was made as
a prototype to be utilized at the LaGrange Invitational. The rules
were succesful but a few significant changes have been made since
largest change to the rules of finger jousting is the round system.
Previously, rounds were one minute in length and ended when a point
was scored, a penalty occurred, or when time ran out; there were
up to fifteen rounds making a maximum of a fifteen minute match.
Matches were too long and too inconsistent with this system. To
solve the problem, a mixed martial arts, wrestling, and boxing inspired
round system was created. There are now three rounds of two minutes
in length, and the rounds are only paused not ended when a point
or penalty occurs. If the score is tied after three rounds, an overtime
round of one minute will occur, a further tie would result in a
double-overtime thirty second round, and further rulings occur in
event of a tie at this point.
are now one minute in length and only occur between rounds which
gives competitors a longer time to recooperate and meet with their
entourage. Other noticable changes have been made with the classifications
of competitors, but the majority of the booklet is expanding on
the rules commonly associated with the sport and providing further
information in cases. There are also sections on penalties, officiation,
and appendices on performance enhanching drugs and legal customs.
am very proud of this detailed set of rules . . . and I look forward
to its usage in upcoming events and by competitive finger jousters
worldwide," said Julian Gluck, the Lord of the Joust. "A
lot of work was put into this effort by myself and many others in
contribution and though changes may need to be made in future versions,
I think we have an excellent product here."
on the cover of the booklet is Brandon "The Beast" Mays
and Ben "Top Gun" North, two official members and competitors
from the LaGrange Invitational. The booklet in PDF format can be
downloaded from FingerJoust.com on the basics webpage and in the
Unabridged Finger Jousting Rules and Regulations
WFJF Media Department