STREET WORKOUT FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

OFFICIAL REGULATIONS

APPROVED BY the Management Board of the
World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
On April 7, 2016 in Riga, Latvia

The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the Street Workout World Championship 2016 (“SWWC 2016”) have been developed by the World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation (“Federation”) in cooperation with its member organizations. These Regulations are addressed to the organizations and persons responsible for organization of SWWC 2016 (“Organizers”) and street workout athletes participating (“Participants”) in the SWWC 2016. These Regulations are intended only for the use of the addressees for the purpose of ensuring the SWWC 2016. Any use, disclosure or copying of these Regulations in whole or in part not in accordance with their intended purpose is prohibited under the applicable law and requires express previous consent of the Federation.

There are separate Regulations for WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2016 made by the Federation and available at the Federation’s official website www.wswcf.org. The WSWCF Street Workout National Championships of 2016 conducted by the Federation’s member countries according to the said Regulations for WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2016 will ensure qualification of the national athletes from those particular countries (“Participant Countries”) for participation in the Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2016 in Moscow, Russia, as described below.

1.      DATES OF THE STREET WORKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

1.1   The SWWC 2016 will take place on 23 July, 2016, in Moscow, Russia.
1.2   To duly qualify for the SWWC 2016 the Participant Country has to organize the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 of that country and notify its results to the Federation depending of country until June 19, 2016 (including).

2.      ORGANIZERS OF THE STREET WORKOUT FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

2.1   The SWWC 2016 will be organized by the Federation and Moscow Sports Ministry (MOSCOMSPORT).
2.2   The WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 in every particular Participant Country will be organized by the official member organization(s) of the Federation in that country and/or other organization(s) loyal to the Federation.

3.      GENERAL TERMS OF WSWCF STREET WORKOUT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 OF THE PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES

3.1   The WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 of the Participant Country must be organized as a live competition with athletes being present and competing against each other face-to-face.
3.2   Organizers of the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 have to give equal opportunity to all athletes of the particular Participant Country to apply for participation in the competition.
3.3   Only in exceptional case and subject to receipt of prior consent from Federation, if it is not possible to organize live competition due to financial, geographical or other serious reasons or obstacles, WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 of the Participant Country may be organized as an online competition.

4.      GENERAL TERMS OF SWWC 2016

4.1   The SWWC 2016 will be organized as a live one-day competition with athletes being present and competing against each other face-to-face.
4.2   Each Participant of the SWWC 2016 will be officially representing his country, i.e., the Participant Country which organized the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 in which the particular Participant qualified for the SWWC 2016.
4.3   All Participants will be treated on equal terms, respecting their nationality, race and religion to the extent practically possible.
4.4   Winner of the SWWC 2016 will obtain the title of “Street Workout Freestyle World Champion 2016”.

5.      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

5.1   All winners of the WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2016 of the Participant Countries are allowed to participate in the SWWC 2016 according to Clause 13.1 of these Regulations.
5.2   Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (personally paid for or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
5.3   Each Participant must take full responsibility for his health condition and is personally liable for his actions and their possible consequences both during competition and free time.
5.4   The Participants must have legal rights to travel and enter Moscow, Russia, if they qualify for the SWWC 2016. Participants who are less than 18 years old must be able to travel alone without a senior companion.
5.5   The Participants must have at least basic knowledge of English language to be able to communicate with the Organizers.
5.6   If the Participant qualifies for participation in the SWWC 2016, but for any personal reason is unable to arrive to the place of competition in Moscow, Russia, his participation will be annulled and, if still practically possible, the vacant place offered to next Participant in reserve list pursuant to Clause 13.7 below. In case of any anticipated absence (whether planned or unplanned) the particular Participant must notify the Federation and the Organizer of the relevant Street Workout National Championship 2016 as soon as reasonably possible.

6.      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND COMPETITION TIME

6.1   It is reasonable to set limit for the number of Participants taking part in the SWWC 2016 to be able to organize the event within the time during which viewers are capable of keeping continuous interest in the competition.
6.2   Therefore, the Federation has set the maximum number of Participants from each Participant Country allowed to participate in the SWWC 2016 as stated in Clause 13.1 of these Regulations.
6.3   The competition will consist of two (2) rounds – the first round will be the qualification round (“Qualification”) on July 23 and the second round will be the final round (“Final”) on on the same day.  After the first round ten (10) male and five (5) female best Participants will proceed to the second round. The rest of the Participants will discontinue the competition.
6.4   The time of the competition may be restricted (due to TV translation requirements or other objective reasons).
6.5   In case of television translations technical intermissions may be applied during the competition.

7.      RULES OF COMPETITION

7.1   The competition will be held on a stage (minimal area: 6 x 6 meters, height: 1 meter). There have to be at least the following metal constructions firmly attached to the stage: horizontal bar, dips, and “monkey” bar. Additional constructions may be placed if coordinated with the Federation. Official World Championship equipment will be provided by company Kenguru Pro.
7.2   The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Qualification is three (3) minutes.
7.3   The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Final is three (3) minutes.
7.4   In case of special occasions (TV translation requirements, etc.) maximum performance time given for one Participant in each round can be limited. The limitations will be applied equally to all Participants.
7.5   The order of the Participants will be drawn (selected by lottery) by the Federation before the SWWC 2016 and will be published at the Federation’s internet resources.
7.6   Each Participant may use his own selection of music which has to be submitted by the Participant to the Organizers in a data medium at the competition venue before its start accompanied. Those Participants who will have failed to submit their personalized music selections will perform with a music chosen by a DJ.
7.7   During their performance the Participants may perform any street workout elements to amaze judges and increase the evaluation.
7.8   During his performance each Participant is allowed to use gloves, additional weights, as well as other elements contributing to splendour of the athlete’s performance and make it more attractive.
7.9   In each round each Participant is allowed to use the help of another Participant for performance of one (1) element, but during the remaining performance time the Participant must be alone.
7.10It is forbidden to perform or use insulting or offensive actions, gestures, and attributes towards other participants, judges, or viewers.
7.11Any offenses concerning national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden.
7.12Dress-code. As street workout sport is distinctive from classical or sports gymnastics, the Participants must present themselves not only with a distinctive performance, but also with a distinctive choice of wardrobe. The requirements for the wardrobe are the following:
7.12.1   Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.
7.12.2   Participants must wear long trousers or shorts that are not shorter than 5 cm above the knees. Jogging shorts or gymnastic shorts are not allowed.
7.12.3   Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts are not allowed.
7.12.4   The Participants are allowed to use special costumes that fit their chosen themes in order to highlight the richness of their performance (e.g. James Bond, Batman, Zorro, etc.).
7.12.5   Any tight-fitting gymnastic suits are not allowed.
7.13Participants may be required to perform a doping test according to the international regulations and requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). By taking participation in the SWWC 2016 the Participants irrevocably agree to take, where appropriate, anti-doping tests.
7.14If the results of the anti-doping test are positive, the guilty Participant will be disqualified from participation in official street workout events for a period of two (2) years.

8.      SELECTION OF JUDGES

8.1   In the SWWC 2016 there will be a panel of six (6) independent judges which will be appointed by the Federation based on professional previous judging experience.
8.2   The judges must be well recognized and respected persons within the street workout community, who have contributed to organization or development of the street workout sport in their respective countries or internationally. The judge must be a person with high morale, must be objective and shall have no conflicts of interest. The judges should be selected according to their real and verifiable contribution (e.g., judge is working with youth, is leading or facilitating street workout movement) and not only by their public image created by themselves in the social networks.

9.      PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

9.1   Judges cannot participate in the competition or assist during any performance of any Participant.
9.2   Each judge will assess the performance of each Participant by awarding him with a mark of “1” to “10” points in the Qualification and in the Final (the higher mark awarded, the better was the performance). However each judge will be responsible for assessingonly one (1) criteria of the Participant’s performance as described below:
Static elements’ judge. The first (1st) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for the static elements. This judge must be known as specialist in static elements, knowing all details of difficulty of moves.
Static elements are holds and slow-motion power and strength moves, e.g. planche, human flag, front lever, back lever, slow muscle-up, etc.
Dynamic elements’ judge. The second (2nd) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for dynamic elements. This judge must be known as specialist in dynamic elements, knowing all details of difficulty of moves.
Dynamic elements are all other elements, excluding static elements.
Move combinations’ judge. The third (3rd) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for combination of moves and elements. This judge has to be known as specialist in combinations or experienced in judging street workout freestyle events.
Move combination is the flow of the participant making transition from one element to another element, without stepping off the construction or stopping his routine on the floor. Move combination’s judge must not evaluate any individual static or dynamic moves and their quality.
9.2.1      Each of the three separate criteria under Clauses 9.2.1-9.2.3 above is assessed by two (2) different judges at the same time.
9.3   Each judge must use the full range of marks (points) subject to regulations stated below.
9.4   If the Participant has shown only good quality static elements, but has not shown any dynamic elements or combinations of moves and elements, then he may obtain up to “10” points only from the static elements’ judge. The other two judges must give “0” points.
9.5   If the Participant has shown only good quality dynamic elements, but has not shown any static elements or combinations of moves and elements, then he may obtain up to “10” points only from the dynamic elements’ judge. The other two judges must give “0” points.
9.6   If the Participant has shown good quality static and dynamic elements, but no combinations of moves and elements, he may obtain up to “10” points from both the static and dynamic elements’ judges. The move combinations’ judge must give “0” points.
9.7  If the Participant has shown only good quality static elements and combinations of moves and elements, but has not shownany dynamic elements, then he may obtain up to “10” points from both the static elements’ and move combinations’ judges. The dynamic elements’ judge must give “0” points.
9.8  If the Participant has shown only good quality dynamic elements and combinations of moves and elements, but has not shown any static elements, then he may obtain up to “10” points from both the dynamic elements’ and move combinations’ judges. The static elements’ judge must give “0” points.
9.9   Marks (points) shall be given by relevant judge (when assessing the criteria he is responsible for) in the following way:
9.9.1      The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “3” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown only one (1) perfect static / dynamic move or one (1) perfect combination.
9.9.2      The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “5” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown only two (2) perfect static / dynamic moves or two (2) perfect combinations.
9.9.3      The judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round (the Qualification or the Final) has shown at least three (3) perfect static / dynamic moves or three perfect combinations.
9.9.4      None of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s) may give a maximum mark (“10” points) for the Participant’s performance in a particular round if in that round the Participant has made a failure even in one (1) element (whether it is static move, dynamic move or combination) by falling-off the bar or being unable to perform the desired move at the first attempt.
9.9.5      The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s) who noticed the Participant’s failure must inform each other immediately after the failed Participant has completed his performance in particular round, so that other judges also take the Participant’s failure into account.
9.9.6      The Participant can get the maximum of “9” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s) if during his performance in a particular round he has made only one (1) failure (in any element).
9.9.7      The Participant can only get the maximum of “8” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s) if during his performance in a particular round he has made two (2) or more failures (in the same element or in any two or more different elements).
9.10In the Qualification round, marks will be given by each judge to each Participant. At the end of the Qualification round, ten (10) male and five (5) female Participants with the highest marks given by judges in the Qualification round will proceed to the Final round.
9.11In the Final round, marks will be given by each judge to each Participant from ”0” till ”10”. At the end of the second round highest points earned athlete will be the winner.
9.12In case the Participant ignores the requirements listed in Clause 7.12 of these Regulations the Participant shall receive “0” points from all judges in that particular round.
9.13Before competition each judge will be handed a table with all the needed requirements in order to facilitate the judges’ work. The specimen of the table will be prepared by the Federation and distributed to the Organizers during the preparation phase for the SWWC 2016.
9.14Before the competition all the judges must get acquainted with the regulations of the competition and must confirm their agreement to the regulations by their signature.
9.15In case of identical results (equal sum of points earned by two or more Participants) the judges will collegially and democratically decide the winner by presenting constructive arguments.
9.16 All the marks given by the judges have to be published immediately after compilation of the results.

10.  COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING

10.1Complaints will be accepted only in case there is suspicion of dishonest (too high) valuation for the benefit of the Participants, who did not present their best performance by executing all the requirements listed in Clause 9 of these Regulations. Complaints about too low valuations will not be accepted due to the fact that each judge has the right to give low marks for, in his opinion, inadequate performance.
10.2In situation when a Participant has received a low valuation from only one judge – unlike the marks received from other judges – the complaint will be reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Federation.
10.3The complaints must be submitted in writing to the designated representative of the Federation no later than one (1) hour after the announcement of the competition results. The complaint must be written as a formal letter addressed to the Federation.
10.4The complaints will be reviewed if there will be at least three (3) complaints submitted by at least three (3) different participants about the same judge. The validity of complaints will be determined by reviewing video materials of performance of the relevant Participants.
10.5If the complaint is found to be justified and it is found true that a judge has subjectively given a higher score to a participant, who did not execute all the requirements listed in Clause 9 of these Regulations, the particular judge will not be allowed to judge in official street workout competitions organized by the Federation for two (2) years.
10.6If the complaint has led to detection of violation of these Regulations, the results of the competition will not be changed, but only the prohibition of refereeing will be imposed in respect of the particular judge. This will prevent the judges from false allegations.

11.   VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

11.1There will be a Viewers’ Choice Award, as follows:
11.1.1   The format of the Viewers’ Choice Award will be designed by the Federation according to its insights and resources and sponsor’s requirements.
11.1.2   The Viewers’ Choice Award will be awarded to the Participant who has obtained the most viewers’ votes.
11.1.3   The Viewers’ Choice Award will not affect the judges’ valuations and it will not grant the Participants the right to appeal the valuations.
11.1.4   The Viewers’ Choice Award gives the awarded Participant a title that can be used in the further athlete’s career (The Winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award of the SWWC 2016).

12.  OTHER PROVISIONS

12.1        The Federation is entitled to invite at its own request special guests and representatives of the member organisations in addition to the Participants.
12.2        The program of the SWWC 2016 is intended only for the Participants and the special guests invited by the Federation.
12.3        In the event any Participant brings along to the SWWC 2016 any other person (family member, relative, parent, child, friend, etc.) such Participant is responsible for covering of all costs of such additional person (travel, accommodation, catering, entertainment, etc.). The Participants will be allowed to spend time with such persons only after the end of the competition.
12.4        The Federation is entitled to modify or supplement the above stated specific terms regarding the SWWC 2016, if, in the reasonable opinion of the Federation, it becomes necessary or useful based on the observations and experience of the Federation.

13.  CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE STREET WORKOUT FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

13.1        In each Country the best one (1) Participant who will receive the highest judges’ scores in the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 will automatically obtain the right to participate in the SWWC 2016 (“Selected Participants”).
13.2Flight for Selected Participants of the SWWC 2016, will be covered by the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship 2016 organizer or participants themselves. Hotel, local transportation after arriving to the hotel and food in Moscow will be covered by Moscow Sports Ministry.
13.3Each Selected Participant of the SWWC 2016 has to pay for his visa to Russia (if applicable) by himself. Also food out of competition schedule, local transportation (to and from airport; within the Moscow city), entertainment and similar personal expenses have to be paid by the Selected Participants themselves.
13.4The health and travel insurance has to be made by each Selected Participant of the SW World Championship 2016 at his own cost.
13.5The Selected Participant will be allowed to come to Moscow and participate in the SWWC 2016 only if he has signed a written Participation Contract with the Federation.
13.6      The Federation and the Organizers of WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2016 are not liable for any Selected Participant’s inability to travel to the SWWC 2016 competition venue. In case if any Selected Participant from any Participant Country does not have the possibility to travel, obtain visa to Russia, ensure the required insurance, or has any other reason preventing him from participation, the right to participate in the Street Workout World Championship 2016 passes to the Participant with the next highest score just behind the Selected Participant according to the final ranking in the WSWCF Street Workout National Championship of that Participant Country.

On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation

Chairman of the Management Board                                                 Maris Slezins