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Section 2 – Equipment Specifications

2.1       Table

Sit down: 28” from floor to top of table
Stand-up:40” from floor to top of table
All other specifications are identical for both sit down and stand-up table tops

2.2.      Table Top

36”across and 26”deep.

2.3.      Elbow Pads

7” x 7” square shape. 2” thick, made of heavy high quality foam material, covered with vinyl/rexin type cover. The foam can be attached to a 1/8” metal sheet, 7” x 7” with two threaded bolts ¼” diameter x 1 ¾” long, welded to the bottom to be able to attach your elbow pads to the table top. A line, either painted, upholstered or taped from hand grip to hand grip to establish center of the table will always be used at WAF tournaments.

2.4.      Touch Pads        

10” long x 4”high. Made of good quality touch pad

2.5.      Placement

Elbow pads should beset 2” from their respective edge. They should overlap each other by ½ to the Right of center for a right arm table and overlap each other by ½ to the left of center for a left arm table.

2.6.      Touch Pads

Should be on an angle,5”out from the inside corner of the elbow pad to the inside corner of the pad and  ½” from its respective edge measured to the outside corner of the pad. Running at an angle towards the hand peg it should measure 2 ¾” from the hand peg to the outside corner of the touch pad. If it’s for a right arm table, these measurements should be made on the left side of the elbow pad and reversed if it’s a left arm table.

2.7.      Hand Pegs

Should be placed midway at 13”on each edge of the table, 1” in from the edge. The peg itself should be 1” in diameter and 6”high from the table top.

2.8.      Table Frame

Dimensions for the inside frame are: 28” minimum – inside leg 18” minimum from leg to leg and that we always have 4 legs.

2.9.      Seats

They should be 18” square and 18” from the floor surface to seat top surface. The front edge should be exactly in line with the table edge. The seat and table should be secured to a platform or floor

2.10.    Material

The best material to use is square tubing although tubular steel, flatiron or angle iron maybe used, but not more than 2” in diameters or width. The table top and seat top are normally made of¾” thick plywood. The table top and seat may have a thin sheet of foam, covered with vinyl/rexin type material to add a comfortable finished look. No plexi-glass or reflective tape is to be used on the table top or seats

2.11.    Chalk Stand

A stand suitable for chalk / rosin or stickum should be placed on either side of the table but at a suitable distance away so as not to bother referees or minor officials with the dust floating in the air or with competitors preparing to match.

2.12.    Staging

If raising staging is used, hosts are responsible for supplying or installing protective railing around the perimeter, to prevent competitors from accidentally falling off. Stages should also be planned with the intent to keep non-participants away from the competition table and draw sheet table.

2.13.    Riser Platforms

Riser platforms can be used by competitors who have a height disadvantage. Riser platforms can be used in combination with platform shoes or multiple platforms, to raise the competitor, to at least bring their waist to table top. Competitors can use a personal riser with prior permission of the Head Referee before the start of contest. For consistency and ease of handling reasons, riser platforms will be built of ½” thick plywood, 4” high x 36” widex 32” deep. They will be notched at the top part, as to fit the table legs on each their respective side, to prevent them from slipping out during competition. Approximately 3” from the top, the notches, on either side will be located. A hand slot will be cut in the center to facilitate there moval and installation of the riser platform.

2.14.    Straps

When used, they will be of a standard 1” style with a plastic or metal buckle and not of Velcro. The straps used by WAF will be 1”wide (2002).

2.15     Uniforms

2.15.1. All participants, including athletes and officials, must be familiar with and adhere to the WAF costume code. Each country must be identifiable and each competitor indentify able to its country.

2.15.2. Only short sleeve or sleeveless shirts and sport pants (no jeans) allowed during competition. Very limited advertising is allowed on shirts only.

2.15.3. Shoes are required as part of the uniform and to compete in the tournament

2.15.4. No competitor may compete out of uniform; no competitor may receive their award out of uniform. If a competitor comes on stage to compete out of uniform they will forfeit that bout. A country without uniform may request in writing.

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