Rules ( EN )2017-12-04T20:56:16+00:00

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The purpose of the following technical regulations is to establish the format of the competition with the aims of:

  • facilitating the work of the judges
  • standardising the competition rules. Taking into account the differing technical regulations of the various participating countries, slight adaptations to the FIG Code will be put in place.

LEVELS AND CATEGORIES

There are 5 levels. The full FIG code will be followed for Level 5-Elite, and amendments will be made for Levels 1-4. The organization reserves the rights to redistribute the levels of some registered gimnasts acording to the inscriptions. There could be a case of establishing an adicional level in the level 5 – Elite.

After the registration deadline, the organisers will establish the groups of competitors according to age. Should there not be enough gymnasts of any one age or level to form a group, they will be suitably re-grouped. These groups will be communicated to each club.

There will be both individual and apparatus qualifications for each age group. Team qualification will be per level, using the 6-4-3 system, that is, a team may have a minimum of 3 gymnasts and a maximum of 6; the names of the gymnasts whose scores will count must be submitted, a maximum of 4 per apparatus and the top 3 scores for each piece will be recorded.
Clubs may register as many teams as they wish but, in the case of entering more than one team, need to make this clear on the registration form by writing the name of the club and each team with a letter (A, B, C,….)

APPARATUS

As previously stated, the full FIG code will be applied in Level 5 for all the apparatus. The adaptations for the other levels are indicated below.
The height of the vault will be 1,25m. for all ages and levels. Gymnasts in Levels 1-4 born in 2006 or after will be allowed the use of 2 springboards.
For Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, the adaptations are as follows:

Level 1

Only one Composition Requirement from those outlined in the FIG Code will be scored (free choise).
There will be no deduction for a short exercise.
There will be no deduction for no dismount.
Extra points will not be awarded; there will be no additional points given for Connection Value.

Level 2

Two Composition Requirements from those outlined in the FIG Code will be scored (Free choise).
There will be a deduction for no dismount.
There will be no deduction for a short exercise.
Extra points will not be awarded; there will be no additional points given for Connection Value.

Level 3

Two Composition Requirements from those outlined in the FIG Code will be scored (Free choise).
There will be a deduction for no dismount.
There will be a deduction for a short exercise.
Extra points will not be awarded; there will be no additional points given for Connection Value.

Level 4

Three Composition Requirements from those outlined in the FIG Code will be scored (Free choise).
There will be a deduction for no dismount.
There will be a deduction for a short exercise.
Extra points will not be awarded; there will be no additional points given for Connection Value.

As in the FIG Code of Points, for the D-Score the maximum eight highest DV, including the dismount, will be counted. In each level, only the established number of requirements will be scored; extra elements can only count towards the DV.

In Levels 1 and 2, basic elements that are not included in the FIG Table of Elements will be accepted. These must be communicated to the organisers prior to the competition in order to facilitate the work of the judges.

In Level 5, only the additional points specified in the FIG Code for Connection Value will be awarded.