Over 80 officials from 44 countries attended the opening day of the APB/ WSB Supervisors and R&Js 5-day workshop in Incheon, South Korea. AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu opened the first session by declaring, "This five day training is to ensure the consistent, unified and highest quality of supervising and referring & judging systems in all AOB (AIBA Olympic Boxing), APB and WSB competitions around the world. AIBA will continue to educate the Supervisors and R&Js to improve the fairness, and transparent judging system."
Beside this main objective, the workshop's other goals are:
• To develop more Supervisors for WSB and train more AOB Technical Delegates (TD) and WSB Supervisors for the APB program
• To educate key AIBA (AOB) and current WSB Referees and Judges on AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) rules and its differences on refereeing and judging
• To find new Referees and Judges who has great potential to be APB and WSB R&Js
Today's session was led by three of AIBA's most experienced instructors, Osvaldo Bisbal, Luiz Boselli, both members of the AIBA R&J Commission and Ray Silvas.
The main topics presented were:
- Introduction of AOB, WSB and APB programs, timelines and developments on competition phase;
- Presentation on key technical and competition rules on AOB, APB and WSB;
- The future scoring system for AOB and APB will be the same as the current WSB scoring system (10 Points Must-System")
The workshop continues with written examinations on Wednesday. The practical evaluations are scheduled for the 2 and 3 November. After passing both exams, the officials will be certified as APB/WSB Supervisors and APB/WSB R&Js for a period of two years.
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