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The Provisions about the Categories
Height and the Age Assessment
Article 19: For the selection of the heights and the
assessments of the ages of wrestlers to participate in the
greased wrestling contest, the bases below are committed:
a) Little is divided into two parts according to the
weight and the appearance:
1- Little (8-10 age)
2- Little (10-12 age)
c) Very Wind
d) Deck Small
1- 16-18 ages
2- 2 years of experience
3- Maximum 70 kg
e) Deck Middle
1- 18-19 ages
2- Maximum 80 kg
f) Deck Big
1- Over 19-21
2- Maximum 90 kg
g) Small Middle Small
h) Small Middle Big
i) Big Middle
l) If the experienced wrestlers over 21 have weight
under 65 kg, with the decision of the arbitration committee
they can only wrestle in the deck big.
In Kirkpinar wrestling, the champion of the steerage goes up
to head. The winner and the latter of the other height go up
to next height in Kirkpinar wrestling.
In the Big wrestling and in 96 and 120 kg, those who were
ranked within first three degree in the world contest and
the Olympics, those who became the champion of the free
style and Greco-Roman wrestling and the youths who became
the champion of the free style wrestling as 120 kg in World
and Europe contest and the wrestlers to be selected for the
national team by The Federation Technical Committee can
wrestle in Head after getting permission from The
The Contest Drawing Lots -Matching Method and Basics
Article 20: The drawing lots and matching are
committed as below:
a) It is coercible that the numbers are drawn form
the bag inside of which cannot be seen on the process of
b) For all of the heights the drawings are done at
the firs tour. In Kirkpinar, for head, steerage and big
middle, the drawings are done at every tours. In the
traditional, first class and local wrestling; the drawings
of the steerage and the lower heights are done with lots
numbers at first tour. (In the wrestling which The Greased
Wrestling Action Committee or The Central Arbitrary
Committee are decided, for the first 16 wrestling, the
drawings are done at every tours).
Except the wrestling lasting two or three days, the time of
the wrestling are decided by The Federation representative,
the tower head referee and the field head referee in
Kirkpinar, the first class, traditional and the local
Namely, they come like 4-8-16-32-64 and 128. (If there are
27 people in the heights, 22 of them wrestle, 5 of them get
through and the second tour starts with 16 wrestlers).
Because that they want the semi final and final contests
very hot; the drawings are executed considering the regions.
On the drawings, the numerator is used.
In Kirkpinar wrestling, the first and the second of the
steerage and the first, second and third of the other
heights wrestle in the next heights.
The wrestlers who failed to go up to next heights are sent
to next heights with the decision of The Greased Wrestling
Action Committee or The Central Arbitrary Committee
considering the performance of the wrestlers within the
year. (In the steerage wrestling, the decision of The
Central Arbitrary Committee is not executed.)
The gradation will be rearranged as the lower ranked
wrestlers are moving to upper ranks with the decision of The
Greased Wrestling Action Committee because of the doping and
disqualifications in Kirkpinar, traditional, first class and
local greased wrestling.
In Kirkpinar, traditional wrestling and the big
organizations, the wrestler can wrestle in the same heights
if they have already wrestled. The number of the wrestlers
to have joined the organization and which heights the
wrestlers will wrestle in can be changed by The Greased
Wrestling Action Committee and The Central Arbitrary
Committee due to the several organizations at the same dates
and similar reasons.
c) In all of the heights, the warning stands till the
end of the contest. The scoring system is consulted when the
contest does not result. If the draw has not changed, the
golden score application is consulted.
the little and encouraging heights the time of the
contest is 10 minutes, the time of the scoring is
4 minutes and the time of the golden score is 1
min. In the very windy, the time of the contest is
15 min, the time of the scoring is 4 min. the time
of the golden score is 2 min. In the deck and
small middle heights, the time of the contest is
25 min, the time of scoring is 5 min, and the time
of the golden score is 2 min. In the big and the
steerage heights, time of the contests is 30 min,
of the scoring is 6 min, and of the golden score
is 4 min. In the head the time of the contest is
40 min, of the scoring is 7 min and of the golden
score is 5 min. In the length time one of the
wrestlers wear a blue trotter tie and the other
wears a red one.
In Kirkpinar and the daily
wrestling which is 2 or 3 (not 1) days, at the first tour,
according to the number of the wrestler, it goes as 4 and 4
times’. The wrestlers as A and B groups forms the first 16
wrestlers from the previous years as (A) group in the head,
the steerage and big middle. The selection heights of those
who will wrestle in stead of the wrestlers going up to next
and who cannot participate is done the referees. The
wrestlers are (B) groups apart from the others. In order to
equalize the number of (A) group, the wrestlers from (B)
group do wrestle among themselves at one tour.
The rules of the top of the line application and determining
are these in Kirkpinar and 2-3 days wrestling:
1- The Wrestler with the Golden Belt
2- The Winner of Kirkpinar in the head height last 3 years
3- The wrestler who went to semi final in Kirkpinar previous
d) If the Referee Committee thinks fit, it has right
to draw lots for the semi final in Kirkpinar and traditional
e) In Kirkpinar, traditional, first class and the
local wrestling every two wrestlers beaten by their rivals
in the semi finals are declared to be 3rd in that height. As
a result of that there is not 4th degree in the classman
ranking. The ranking goes 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th.
f) In the scoring wrestling, the one who gets more
score and give 3 warnings are declared as winner.
g) If within the scoring the time in the contest and
in the length time the draw is the same, the attacks will be
written down by the referees and the attacker wrestler will
be declared as winner considering his attacks. Even in this
case, if there is no result and the referees hesitate to
decide, two tower referee, one field referee will declare
the winner after looking at the scoring, at the normal time
of the wrestling and the length time.
h) In the scoring wrestling, the one who gets more
score and give 3 warnings are declared as winner.
i) In the normal time, the wrestler who gets 3
warning because of being passive and foul wrestling is
declared as loser.
i) The warnings which he got before stand still in
j) If the two wrestlers are disqualified with 3
warnings because of being passive or the foul wrestling,
give in without any difficulty in the contest, or do not
behave as sportsmen, they are sent to The Board of Penalty.
k) After the first tour, at any reason the number of
the wrestlers in the heights has left , in the first
drawing, he goes up to next tour according to his number.
l) In the heights where the drawings are done at
every tour, the last number goes to the next tour.
The Daily Program of the Greased Wrestling
Article 21: The wrestling which will be resulted in
one day starts at 10:00 and it starts at 14:00 for 2-3 days
wrestling. The starting time of the wrestling which will be
done on the second and the third days is decided by the
tower referee committee. The necessary things for resulting
the wrestling before the sunset are taken and they procure
to finish the wrestling before the sunset. In special cases,
the wrestling starts at time which the tower head referee
and the chairmanships of the directors of the organization.
Start of the Wrestling and Foreplay
Article 22: After matching, the wrestling starts with
small and encouraging wrestling or category wrestling. The
wrestler who does not obey the invitation of the announcer
or not come to the field is disqualified. The wrestler on
the field has to wear his tights and tie his trotters. The
greased wrestler lines up in single file near the field. The
opponents join hands, listen to the wrestling prayer and
Foreplay is one of the traditional characteristics and an
important and indispensable practice of greased wrestling.
It is done for 5 minutes in accordance with the customs and
the traditional rules. The Organization Committee may award
the best wrestler in foreplay.
Wrestling Contest and Leave
Article 23: After matching, presentation prayer and
foreplay, the rules of leave and wrestling time for the
requirements such as greasing, drinking water and so on are
a) After the draw, the wrestlers cannot change their
partners. The wrestler who changes his partner is announced
as defeated and sent to the Board of Penalty.
b) During wrestling, unless the opponent and the
field referee allow, the wrestler cannot go to the water,
grease and cloth area. The leave cannot exceed one minute.
It is one minute before the point wrestling as well.
c) The wrestler who performs the things such as
greasing, drinking water, cleaning eye, tying trotter in
order to delay and rest is warned. If he repeats, he is
cautioned and if he insists on he is disqualified.
The Rules of Pointed Greased Wrestling
Article 24: In pointed wrestling, the rules below are
applied. The pointed wrestling contest starts with the
referee whistle. The definition of the tricks to get one
point is given below:
a) If the wrestler controls his opponent behind with
any trick and if his two hands, one knee or two knees, one
hand touch the ground, 1 point is given.
b) The wrestler who escapes into the audience without
resisting with any trick is given 1 caution and his opponent
is given 1 point.
c) Despite the warning of the referees, the wrestler
who wrestles foul is given caution and his opponent is given
d) The wrestler who controls his opponent and brings
him to the dangerous position is additionally given 1 point.
Banned Tricks and Movements
Article 25: Banned tricks and movements are these:
a) To wait over the opponent by double embracing and
spring traps and to continue it despite the warning of the
b) To press on the backbone in base hold
c) To twist the ankle and wrist,
d) To twist the hand and foot joints,
e) To perform the shank bursting trick,
f) To do violin bow,
g) After defeating the opponent by lifting, to fell
him on his head on purpose. In this case, because the banned
movement is after the defeat, the result is announced. If it
is necessary, the winner is disqualified because of this
behaviour. If it happens in the final, the wrestler who does
the banned trick cannot be the winner,
h) To put finger in the eye, ear and nose of the
i) To butt, to perform open hand neck, to slap, to
strike and to kick the opponent,
i) Although the opponent release the trotter, to
continue headlock. (Despite the warning of the field referee
the wrestler who continues this movement can be
disqualified. But the headlock with single arm is not a
banned trick or movement).
j) To perform encircle (with lock piece of a yoke)
k) To try to take off the tights of the opponent by
hand and foot,
l) To force on the belly of the opponent by pressing
the pulley of the tights with foot,
m) In the pole trick, to wait for more than two
minutes without any new trick. In this case, the referee
n) Not to obey the stop warning of the referee, to
argue with the referee,
o) To try to fell the opponent openly by pushing him
onto the audience, grease boiler or the other wrestlers on
the field on purpose,
ö) To do unacceptable movements against the audience
during the contest or after it,
p) Not to obey the decision of the referee, to talk
to the opponent, to swear to the opponent, the referee and
r) Not to wrestle seriously, to give up without being
forced by the opponent, to continue the delaying wresting
despite the warning of the referee, to interfere the
progression of the contest or to leave the field without
wrestling with his matched opponent. (Also, when being
defeated in doubtful tricks such as to pull the opponent
from the trotter pole, to defeated by bone from hold and
embracing or to be defeated without difficulty, the
wrestlers who are detected as throwing the game under the
consultation of the Federation Representative, the field and
tower referees and the referee supervisor are banned from
the contests and sent to the Board of Penalty. These
wrestlers cannot get any award).
s) To wear pants and shorts instead of wrestler’s
tights on the field and among the audience and to change the
tights in public.
þ) To swear to the referee and the opponent, to hit
the opponent on purpose, to kick, to spit at the opponent
ant the referee, to behave immorally. (The wrestler who
continues the banned trick despite the warning of the
referee is punished with disqualifying).
t) The wrestlers dress in the dressing rooms, the
ones who do not behave in accordance with the sports’
morality are sent to the Directorate General the Board of
The licensed greased wrestlers who are invited to the
contests by the Federation have to attend and the wrestlers
whose excuse is not accepted will be sent to the Board of
The referees and the wrestlers who go abroad without the
permission of the Federation are sent to the Board of
The wrestler who performs the banned tricks above is warned.
If he repeats, it is reported to the Federation for the
To Defeat in Greased Wrestling
Article 26: Being defeated or falling openly happens
if the belly looks up to the sky. Touching of the opponent’s
shoulders on the ground is not necessary. The conditions to
fall openly or be defeated are given below:
a) To move the elbows to the backward in a 90 degree
angle while sitting and the feet are apart and shoring with
b) In sitting position, to move around himself by
shoring with one hand and to shore the other hand on the
c) Touching of both elbows on the ground.
d) While one elbow touches the ground, the other
hand’s shoring on the ground.
e) While wrestling on the ground and afoot, touching
of the back on the ground by the trick of the opponent.
f) By lifting up the opponent, to walk 3 steps or to
turn around himself.
g) To defeat by throat and putting the foot in front
of the opponent.
h) Splitting or being untied of the trotter tie,
coming apart or tearing of the tights to the knee is not
considered as defeat. In that case the field referee pauses
the wrestling and allows the wrestler to change his tights.
This time cannot exceed 10 minutes. If the tights tear
allowing the private parts to be seen, he is regarded as
i) During wrestling, if both wrestlers are defeated,
the last wrestler doing tricks becomes the winner. In case
of warning and objection, the field chief referee decides
with the tower referees.
The Clothing of the Wrestler on Field and Assigned People
and the Materials Used
Article 27: The clothing of the greased wrestler is
tights. It is traditionally made out of leather. Sharp,
metallic and ornamental objects do not exist on it, the
trotter tie is made out of felt and leather and nylon cannot
a) The field commissary has to wear one-type sweat
b) The greasers and cloth men have to wear sweat
suit. There should a writing stating their duties on their
sweat suits. They can use only the logo of the organization
they belong to.
c) No assigned person can have writing or a sign of
advertisement on his clothing except the wrestler’s tights.
The organization board does not commission the person as
assigned who has advertisement. Otherwise, the penal rules
of the Regulation are applied.
d) The wrestler’s selling picture and fund-raising
e) In order to bring wrestler in the basic facilities
of mat wrestling in small category of greased wrestling, the
wrestling will be karakucak and the wrestlers will wear
coarse. The regions to wear coarse are given below:
1- Aegean Region, Mediterranean Region and Thrace Region;
Little 1, Little 2, Encouraging, Very Windy.
2- Black Sea Region, Central Anatolia Region and Marmara
Region; Little 1, Little 2, Encouraging, Very Windy, Deck,
The Conditions to Give or Take Back the License
Article 28: The rules regarding the conditions not to
give or take back the license and the administrators of the
association of the organization are given below:
a) To give false and misleading advertisement and
b) Not to take precautions to provide necessary order
and security on the field of contest,
c) Not to pay, to pay lass or to compound the
announced award and fare,
d) To advertise, to use the name and the pictures of
the wrestlers without making a written agreement with the
wrestlers by special invitation,
e) To allow the penalized wrestlers to wrestle by
disregarding the one month – three months – five months of
not wrestling penalty by the Board of Penalty,
f) Not to perform the greased wrestling ceremony and
the formal procedures in this regulation,
g) To avoid from paying the obligatory expenses of
the organization specified in this regulation,
h) To give license to the owner of the organization
who does not give the agha payment.
i) To sell unauthorized and fake ticket in the
In the above conditions, the license is not given or taken
back. The people performing these are sent to the Central
Board of Penalty and legal proceedings are done by the
The Federation Representative and the Referee Fares
Article 29: Whether the watching fee is taken or not
in greased wrestling organizations, the fees have to be paid
to the referees and the administrators attending the
organization in the below conditions:
a) The travelling expenses, the travelling wages and
the arbitration compensation are paid to the referees,
representatives and assigned people by the Federation and
the Central Board of Referee.
b) In local wrestling, the referee from local or from
the nearest city is assigned.
c) Only the arbitration compensation is paid to the
local referees. But also the travelling expenses are paid to
the referees coming from boroughs.
d) The daily compensation for duty which will be paid
to the referees, representatives and assigned people from
out of the city by the Federation cannot be less than 15
times of the Government Officer travelling expense in
historical Kirkpinar and all wrestling, 13 times in first
class wrestling and 10 times in local wrestling.
e) The money which provides the fees of the referee
representatives and the other assigned people is given as
cumulative to the representative chosen by the Federation
provided that it is paid to the right holders in
consideration of their signatures.
f) The Wrestling Federation determines the travel
fees every year based on the wrestlers placed in their
categories in the Historical Kirkpinar wrestling in order to
protect the mistreated wrestlers in small category and to
help the organization committee. The travel fees of the
wrestlers in the first eight of each category are determined
by the Federation Administrative Board in accordance with
the time’s conditions and submitted to the Provincial
Directorates. The travel fees of the wrestlers will be
determined and announced by the Federation Administrative
Board every year. The wrestling licences of the organizers
who do not obey these decisions will be invalidated.
g) The fee to be paid is based on the category of the
wrestler; traditional, first class or local wrestling.
Article 30: If the wrestlers, referees and
administrators perform the banned acts in this Regulation,
they are sent to the Board of Penalty of General Directorate
of Youth and Sports. This situation is submitted to the
Federation by the tower referees and the tower chief referee
with a written report. The written statements of the
referee, wrestler and administrator are added on this
report. If the administrators do not pay, pay partially or
compound the fees and awards that they announce, their
licenses are invalidated. The associations which are allowed
by the civilian authority for the wrestling and which have
an organization license by the Federation are assumed to
have accepted all the responsibilities by this Regulation.
Article 31: This regulation becomes valid on the
Article 32: The rules of this regulation are put in
force by the General Director of Youth and Sports.
HEAD FEES FIRST EIGHT, STEERAGE FEES FIRST EIGHT
1. 500 TL 1. 150 TL
2. 350 TL 2. 125 TL
3. 250 TL 3. 100 TL
4. 150 TL 4. 75 TL
5. 150 TL 5. 50 TL
6. 150 TL 6. 50 TL
7. 150 TL 7. 50 TL
8. 150 TL 8. 50 TL
TOTAL: 1.850 TL TOTAL: 650 TL
BIG MIDDLE FEES FIRST EIGHT, SMALL MIDDLE BIG FEES FIRST
1. 75 TL 1. 60 TL
2. 60 TL 2. 55 TL
3. 50 TL 3. 50 TL
4. 40 TL 4. 45 TL
5. 40 TL 5. 40 TL
6. 40 TL 6. 40 TL
7. 40 TL 7. 40 TL
8. 40 TL 8. 40 TL
TOTAL: 385 TL TOTAL: 370 TL
SMALL MIDDLE SMALL FIRST EIGHT, DECK BIG FIRST EIGHT
1. 50 TL 1. 45 TL
2. 45 TL 2. 40 TL
3. 40 TL 3. 35 TL
4. 35 TL 4. 30 TL
5. 30 TL 5. 25 TL
6. 30 TL 6. 25 TL
7. 30 TL 7. 25 TL
8. 30 TL 8. 25 TL
TOTAL: 290 TL TOTAL: 245 TL
DECK MIDDLE FIRST EIGHT, DECK SMALL FIRST EIGHT
1. 40 TL 1. 35 TL
2. 35 TL 2. 30 TL
3. 30 TL 3. 27 TL
4. 25 TL 4. 25 TL
5. 20 TL 5. 20 TL
6. 20 TL 6. 20 TL
7. 20 TL 7. 20 TL
8. 20 TL 8. 20 TL
TOTAL: 230 TL TOTAL: 197 TL
VERY WINDY FIRST EIGHT, ENCOURAGING FIRST EIGHT
1. 30 TL 1. 15 TL
2. 25 TL 2. 15 TL
3. 22 TL 3. 15 TL
4. 20 TL 4. 15 TL
5. 20 TL 5. 15 TL
6. 20 TL 6. 15 TL
7. 20 TL 7. 15 TL
8. 20 TL 8. 15 TL
TOTAL: 177 TL TOTAL: 120 TL
LITTLE 1 FIRST EIGHT, LITTLE 2 FIRST EIGHT
1. 15 TL 1. 15 TL
2. 15 TL 2. 15 TL
3. 15 TL 3. 15 TL
4. 15 TL 4. 15 TL
5. 15 TL 5. 15 TL
6. 15 TL 6. 15 TL
7. 15 TL 7. 15 TL
8. 15 TL 8. 15 TL
TOTAL: 120 TL TOTAL: 120 TL
SUM TOTAL: 4.754 TL
(This values are not
up to date! You must look for the new amount of money on
Edirne municipality official web page:
1 TL is 1 Turkish
Liras monetary unit.
The organization committees can make an agreement in terms
of the above fees. If the wrestlers who have not attend the
Kirkpinar wrestling or have not placed in the first eight in
Kirkpinar wrestling at that year have not been invited to
the organization, their standard fees are left to the
Organization Committee to judge.