Journal of a Taekwondo referee

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Journal of a referee

Journal of a referee

6:00 am
Wake up..Yawn....Made coffee...Bathed
7:00 am
Drove to stadium
7:45 am
Got lost. Called friend for directions to stadium.
8:00 am
Parked at spot reserved for referees. Felt important
8:15 am
Briefing by Referee in charge. Reconciled with a few friends
8:30 am
Announcement. Match to start in 10 minutes.
8:40 am
Another announcement. Match to start at 9:00 am
9:00 am
Assigned to Ring B. Became centre referee.
Player got headgear on backward. Stifled a grin.
10:00am
Tooks turns being centre & corner judge.
12:00pm
Lunch. Standard chicken with rice.
1:30 pm
Match resumes. Air conditioning very cold. Teeth chattering while giving marks
4:00 pm
Finals. Exciting matches. A few knock outs. Poor fella. Had to be carried out on a stretcher.
Coach protests decision. Causing an uproar. Eventually he calmed down.
5:00 pm
Prize giving ceremony. De-briefing by RIC. Yada yada. Received pay. Happy.
5:15 pm
Exchanged phone numbers with a few referees.
5:30 pm
Drove home