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Knock out Rules

Article 272 KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION

1. This competition takes place by pairs of competitors against each other.

2. The two competitors will compete against each other simultaneously over two identical courses. Combination obstacles are not allowed. If one competitor enters the other competitor's course and as a result interferes with that competitor, the competitor responsible for the interference will be eliminated.

3. The winners of each eliminating round are qualified to compete in groups of two in the next eliminating round and so on until the two finalists meet each other to decide the winner of the competition.

4. In this competition, each competitor may only ride one horse in the eliminating rounds, chosen from his horses, which have qualified in the preliminary qualifying round or the qualifying competition. If a competitor finds that his opponent has withdrawn from any round, the competitor remaining in the competition must complete the round in question alone.

5. If there are competitors placed equal for the last place in the qualifying competition or in the preliminary qualifying round, there must be a jump-off against the clock.

6. The eliminating rounds, in which two competitors take part, are run without time. Each fault made of whatever nature (knock-down, refusal, run-out) is penalised by one point. In the case of a refusal with a knock-down the competitor will continue his round without jumping that obstacle or waiting until it has been rebuilt. If the competition is run under table C, 3 seconds will be added to his time in this case.

7. If the competition is run under table C, each fault is penalised by three seconds.

8. The competitor who gets the least number of points and who in the event of equality of points has passed the finishing line first will be qualified for the next round and so on until the two finalists meet to decide the winner. Competitors defeated in the corresponding rounds are placed equal.

9. A member of the Ground Jury must be stationed at the starting line to give the starting signal and another at the finishing line to decide which competitor crosses this line first.

10. If, at the end of the eliminating round, there is a dead heat between two competitors, the round must be started again.

11. If the competition is run under table C, there must be an independent time-keeping installation for each competitor.

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