NATIONAL POWER AND STRENGTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

WORLD STREET WORKOUT & CALISTHENICS FEDERATION

WSWCF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
OFFICIAL COMPETITION REGULATIONS

FOR QUALIFICATION TO

WSWCF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

 

APPROVED BY the Management Board of the
World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
On April 1, 2022, in Riga, Latvia

 

WSWCF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS POWER AND STRENGTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

REGULATIONS

 

The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the WSWCF Street Workout/Calisthenics National Championship 2022 (“SWNC 2022”) of the member countries of the Federation (each of them – “Country”) 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 SWNC 2022 of the Country (“Organizers”) and athletes willing to apply and participate (“Applicants”) and actually participating (“Participants”) in the SWNC 2022 of the Country. The SWNC 2022 of the Country conducted according to these Regulations will ensure qualification of national athletes from that Country for participation in the WSWCF Street Workout/Calisthenics World Championship 2022 in Riga, Latvia, (“SWC World Championship 2022”) as described in these Regulations. These Regulations are intended only for the use of the addressees for the purpose of ensuring the SWNC 2022. 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 prior express consent of the Federation.

 

I GENERAL TERMS

1.DATES OF THE WSWCF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
1.1. The SWC World Championship 2022 for POWER&STRENGTH will take place on August 21 (qualification and final round for strength competition and the main power competition) in Riga, Latvia.
1.2. To duly qualify for the SWC World Championship 2022, the Country has to organize the SWNC 2022 of the Country and notify its results to the Federation until July 26th, 2022 (including).

2.ORGANIZERS OF THE STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

2.1. The SWC World Championship 2022 will be organized by the Federation with support of Sports Federation Council of Latvia and Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Riga City Council.

 

SWC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 CHIEF COORDINATOR:

 

Mr Bahador Razaghi

E-mail: bahidor@gmail.com

WhatApp: +989122387644

Instagram: @bahidor

 

2.2. The SWNC 2022 in every particular 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 SWNC 2022 OF THE COUNTRY
3.1. The SWNC 2022 of the 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 SWNC 2022 have to give equal opportunity of applying for participation in the competition to all Applicants of the particular Country.

3.3. Only in an exceptional case and subject to receipt of prior consent from Federation, if it is not possible to organize a live competition due to financial, geographical or other serious reasons or obstacles, SWNC 2022 of the Country may be organized as an online competition or Federation’s member organization can appoint athletes representing their country.

4.REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
4.1. All Applicants from a particular Country are allowed to apply and participate in the SWNC 2022 of that Country.
4.2. Participation fee can be charged from the Participants, in the case of this money being used to cover the expenses of the organization of the competition or SWNC 2022 winner’s travel costs to SWC World Championship 2022 in Latvia.
4.3. Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (personally paid for or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
4.4. To participate in a SWNC 2022, Applicants have to be in possession of a valid international travel passport that has to be shown during the registration for the competitions.
4.5. Each Participant must take full responsibility for his health condition and must be personally liable for his actions and their possible consequences during both competition and free time.
4.6. A Participants must have legal rights to travel and enter Latvia, Riga, if they qualify for the SWC World Championship 2022. Participants who are less than 18 years old must be able to travel alone without an adult companion.
4.7. If a Participant qualifies for participation in the SWC World Championship 2022, but for any personal reason is unable to arrive to the competition venue in Latvia, Riga, his participation will be annulled and, if still practically possible, the vacant place offered to next the Participant. In case of any anticipated absence (whether planned or unplanned) the particular Participant must notify the Federation and the Organizer of the relevant SWNC 2022 as soon as reasonably possible.
4.8. If a Participant qualifies for SWC World Championship 2022 and has obtained travel support from any organization and has not travelled to SWC World Championship 2022, the Participant has to fully refund the lost travel costs within one month or the Participant will be disqualified from competitions for the period of five (5) years.
4.9. All Participants traveling to SWC World Championship 2022 have to have enough money reserved to return back home, if they have been late for the airplane or any other serious situation occurs. Or there has to be a person back home who can help them solve this issue without interrupting the work of the Organizers. WSWCF and other Organizers are not liable or responsible in such cases.
4.10. All Participants (or their representatives) traveling to SWC World Championship 2022 must have basic English language skills.

 

  1. 5. [not applicable]
  2. 6. [not applicable]
  3. 7. [not applicable]
  4. 8. [not applicable]
  5. 9. [not applicable]

10.WEIGHT CATEGORIES

 

  • Lightweight category: Under 80 kg for male athletes and under 55 kg for female athletes.
  • Middleweight category: From 80 kg to 90 kg for male athletes and from 55 kg to 65 kg for female athletes.
  • Heavyweight category: From 90 kg for male athletes and from 65 kg for female athletes.

 

GENERAL RULES FOR WEIGHT CATEGORIES:

  • Each of three weight categories are approved for individual competition and title if the category collects 6 or more Participants. If the number of Participants in lightweight category is less than 6 Participants, then all lightweight Participants are transferred to middleweight category. If the number of middleweight category Participants is less than 6 Participants, then all middleweight category Participants are transferred to lightweight category. If the number of heavyweight category Participants is less than 6 Participants, all heavyweight Participants are transferred to middleweight category.
  • Weighing procedure is done during the registration for the competition of every athlete before the competition and in the day when the competition is held.
  • There are no special requirements for athletes during the weighting procedure, however athletes may weight in only once, second chance is not allowed.
  1. 11. [not applicable]
  2. 12. [not applicable]
  3. 13. [not applicable]

 

  1. GENERAL RULES OF POWER AND STRENGTH COMPETITION

14.1. Stage and judge’s table shall be separated from the rest of the area of the Competition venue, so that on the stage and in the judge’s area there shall be no other persons than the participant, judges and video/camera men of the Organizers.

14.2. When performing, each Participant can use liquid or powder magnesium.
14.3. Gloves, knee, elbow, wrist, back or any additional accessories cannot be used during a Participant’s performance.

14.4. Dress-code. Street workout/calisthenics sport is different from classical or sports gymnastics and so the Participants must show not only a good performance, but also a good choice of clothing and footwear. Also, judges must be able to see that the Participants perform exercises correctly. These are the requirements for clothing and footwear:

14.4.1. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.

14.4.2. Participants must wear shorts that are not lower than 2 cm above the knees. Participants can wear compression underwear under the shorts. Judges need to see full movement of the knees.

14.4.3. Long pants are not allowed.

14.4.4. Hoodies or any kind of sweaters are not allowed.

14.4.5. Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts for male athletes are not allowed.

14.4.6. On the top of the body, participant must wear compression underwear, sports bra or any other tight fit clothing. No additional T-Shirt or sweater over the first layer is allowed. Naked body is not allowed.

14.5. Participant shall participate only individually, without any support of other persons on the stage (e.g., other athletes, video, camera).

14.6. It is forbidden to perform insulting or offensive actions or use insulting or offensive gestures, and attributes towards other Participants, judges or viewers.

14.7. Any offenses of national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden and are criminally punishable.

14.8. Participant order will be selected by lottery before the competition.

14.9. Participants may be required to perform a doping test according to the international regulations and requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or their national anti-doping agency. By taking participation in the SWC World Championship 2022 the Participants irrevocably agree to take, where appropriate, anti-doping tests.

14.10. If the results of the anti-doping test are positive, the guilty Participant will be disqualified from participation in official street workout/calisthenics events for a period of two (2) years, if not stated otherwise by the WADA and other local regulations of the Participant’s nationality country.

14.11. There shall be a panel of six (6) independent judges appointed by the Organization.

14.12. The judges must be well recognized and respected individuals within the street workout/calisthenics community, who have contributed to organization or development of the street workout/calisthenics sport in their respective countries or internationally. A 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/calisthenics movement) and not only by their public image created by themselves in the social networks.

 

  1. RULES OF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS POWER CATEGORY COMPETITION (For Male participants)

16.1. Competition with 3 power exercises for the maximum amount of repetitions.

16.2. The competition shall be held on at least the following constructions with parameters:

16.2.1. Pull-up bar – 2.4 m high, 1.7 m wide, 33 mm diameter of the bar

16.2.2. Parallel bar – 1.4 m high, 0.55 m between centers of the bars, 48 mm diameter of the bar.

16.3. In the Street Workout/Calisthenics Power category competition, the Participants have to perform three basic street workout/calisthenics elements with additional weight and one without weight. These elements have to be performed without dead stop on each repetition one after the other and in the following order:

16.3.1. Pull-ups with additional weight of 32 kg kettlebell (“Weighted pullups”);

16.3.2. Dips on parallel bars with additional weight of 48 kg kettlebell (“Weighted Dips”);

16.3.3. Strict Muscle-ups with no additional weight (“Muscleups”).

16.4. In the order which will be selected by lottery before the competition, all the Participants one after the other will perform Weighted Pull-ups. Then in the same order all the Participants will perform Weighted Dips and afterwards in the same order will perform the last element which is Muscleups.

16.5. Muscle-ups must be performed in clean exercise (strict muscle-ups):

16.5.1. Participant shall straighten his arms in elbow and shoulder joints at the lowest hanging position and fully straighten his arms in elbow and shoulder joints at the highest position above the pullup-bar;

16.5.2. It is not allowed to swing or perform Muscle-ups with non-power inertia and/or kipping;

16.5.3. Maximum pause between repetitions at the lowest position or highest position of the element performance is 3 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far. The pause, which needs to be under 3 (three) seconds, starts from the moment the athlete finishes performing a repetition, straightening arms at the elbow and shoulder joints (above or under the horizontal bar), and the judge announces the “number of repetitions” (e.g. “twenty two”), until the judge says “one”, at which point the participant has to continue the performance of the element (repetition) (first warning). If the participant prolongs the pause and the judge says “two”, then two seconds have already passed and the participant has only 1 (one) second left to continue the performance (second warning). If the judge says “three”, then three seconds have already passed and the participant has to stop the performance of the element.

16.6. Weighted Pullups:

16.6.1. have to be performed on the horizontal bar from the lowest hanging position with arms in a shoulder-width grip (upper grip), and, while at the lowest hanging position, the arms have to be straight in elbow and shoulder joints.

16.6.2. At the highest point of performing the athletic element, the chin of the athlete has to be over the horizontal bar, i.e., it shall be physically on top of the horizontal bar (i.e., horizontal bar is straight under the chin) and higher than the horizontal bar at the same time.

16.6.3. Pull-ups have to be performed with a straight body and legs, without crossing the legs.
16.6.4. It is not allowed to swing or perform pull-ups with non-power inertia.

16.6.5. It is not allowed to use straps, hooks, or any other equipment to remove the load from the “grip”.

16.6.6. Maximum pause between repetitions at the lowest position of the element performance is 3 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far. The pause, which needs to be under 3 (three) seconds, starts from the moment the athlete finishes performing a repetition, straightening arms at the elbow and shoulder joints, and the judge announces the “number of repetitions” (e.g. “twenty two”), until the judge says “one”, at which point the participant has to continue the performance of the element (repetition) (first warning). If the participant prolongs the pause and the judge says “two”, then two seconds have already passed and the participant has only 1 (one) second left to continue the performance (second warning). If the judge says “three”, then three seconds have already passed and the participant has to stop the performance of the element.

16.6.7. It is allowed to use magnesium.

16.6.8. The performance and repetition of the element is only allowed to start after the judge has given the command by touching the hand of participant.

16.7. Weighted dips:

16.7.1. have to be executed starting from the highest point of the element performance, i.e., from the position with straight arms over the parallel bars.

16.7.2. At the lowest point of the element performance, the angle at the athlete’s elbow joint must be equal to or less than 90 degrees.

16.7.3. When performing dips on parallel bars, the back inclination should be straight and fixated. If dips on parallel bars will be executed by tilting forwards, with the pelvis area stationary, then these repetitions will not be counted.

16.7.4. Dips have to be performed on parallel bars that are provided by the organizers of the competition. All participants execute the dips in the same way and form. Palms of the hands of the participants shall be placed in the middle of the drawn and red colored zone on each of the parallel bars.

16.7.5. Maximum pause between repetitions at the highest position of the element performance is 3 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far. The pause, which needs to be under 3 (three) seconds, starts from the moment the athlete finishes performing a repetition, straightening arms at the elbow joints, and the judge announces the “number of repetitions” (e.g. “twenty two”), until the judge says “one”, at which point the participant has to continue the performance of the element (repetition) (first warning). If the participant prolongs the pause and the judge says “two”, then two seconds have already passed and the participant has only 1 (one) second left to continue the performance (second warning). If the judge says “three”, then three seconds have already passed and the participant has to stop the performance of the element. This method of time measurement has been verified experimentally, using a stopwatch.

16.7.6. It is allowed to use magnesium. Magnesium will be provided by the Organizers.

16.7.7. The performance and repetition of the element is only allowed to start after the judge has given the command by touching the hand of participant.

16.8. The operator records the performance in all exercises with a video camera.

16.9. During the performance of any of the elements, one of the judges counts the correctly performed number of repetitions in a loud voice. The second judge counts pause seconds between repetitions. The third judge is fixing performed number of repetitions in a counter. Forth judge is the general (chief) judge of the judge’s table and shall review general performance of athletes and judges. Fifth judge is the general (chief) judge of the Power competition and shall review disputes between judges.

16.10. After the completion of a specific element, the judges announce preliminary results of each participant only after collective discussion between judges. Any of the judges has a right to request/ examine the videos of each participant performing the exercise (depending on the situation), however video review may not be performed in case the athlete has been announced of his results.

16.11. Any athlete has a possibility to file a complaint to the general (chief) judge of the Power competition not later than 2 (two) minutes after his performance of a particular element. In such case the general (chief) judge of the Power competition shall request all other judges for a video review without participation of the athlete in such video review. A decision by judges shall be taken by simple quorum. In case 4 (four) judges split their decisions 2 against 2, then the vote of the General (chief) judge of the Power competition shall decide the outcome for the athlete. General (chief) judge of the Power competition shall disclose to the athlete the final decision of the judges.

16.12. Final results of every athlete shall be included in the competition protocol.

16.13. Determination of winners:

16.13.1. The winner is determined by counting the total repetition earned in all 3 (three)

elements.

16.13.2. Sample calculation: The result of the athlete – 10 Muscle-ups, 20 Weighted Pull-ups, 38 Weighted Dips,

The total score in points: 10+20+38 = 68 points.

Note: There are no advantages or proportions given to any of the exercises other than those mentioned above.

 

Other collective rules for Power competition:

16.14. Before performing each weighted element, a Participant will have to add additional weight himself to the weighted belt, which will be provided by the Organizers. Participant is allowed to use not more than 2 (two) associates (assistants) who shall help the participant to mount the weighted belt and add the kettlebell to the weighted belt. Participant will be provided by an additional step box in order to reach to the pullup bar or to reach to the parallel bar for dips with straight hands in elbows.

16.12. In order to prevent kipping (i.e., situations stipulated in clause 16.6.4. and 16.7.3.), there shall be additional hurdles/walls creating a limited area for the athlete. Such hurdles walls shall be placed in a distance which is calculated in the following way: 30 (thirty) degrees from the red colored zone on each of the parallel bars towards the flooring on each side of the red colored zone. Hurdles/walls shall be placed in front of the performing zone and behind the performing zone. If the athlete touches hurdles/walls, such repetition is not being counted. However, judges may decide not to count athletes’ repetitions in case the athlete is performing kipping also in-between hurdles/walls (i.e., situations stipulated in clause 16.6.4. and 16.7.3.).

16.13. Weighted belts for Weighted Pullups and Weighted Dips shall be provided by Organizers and their parameters shall be at least the following:

  • Total weight of the belt not higher than 1kg (Please note that total weight of the belt shall not be counted in the weight mentioned in clause 16.3.1. and 16.3.2., thus it is additional weight as well);
  • Length of the steel chain (not longer than 85cm (eighty-five centimeters) and not shorter than 75cm (seventy-five centimeters);
  • Widest part of the belt width (back) – 16cm (sixteen centimeters);
  • Narrowest part of the belt width (front) – 10cm (ten centimeters);

16.14. Per participant’s convenience, the additional kettlebell may be held in front of the legs or behind the legs.

16.15. In case the participant touches the floor in any of repetitions, such repetition is not being counted.

16.16. Minimum rest time for participants between any of the mentioned 3 (three) power competition exercises shall be 30 (thirty) minutes.

16.17. Judges shall not unreasonably delay signals for participants (if any). Such signals shall be performed not later than 2 (two) seconds after the athlete is in appropriate position to perform an exercise.

 

POWER CATEGORY FOR FEMALE ATHLETES

 

16.18. Competition with 3 power exercises for the maximum number of repetitions.

16.19. Participants have to perform three basic street workout/calisthenics elements with additional weight and one without weight. These elements have to be performed without dead stop on each repetition one after the other and in the following order:

16.19.1. Pull-ups with additional weight of 12 kg kettlebell;

16.19.2. Dips on parallel bars with additional weight of 16 kg kettlebell;

16.19.3. Bar pullovers with no additional weight.

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES FOR EACH OF THE EXERCISES ARE MENTIONED IN SECTION 16.

16.19. Bar pullovers must be performed in clean exercise:

16.19.1. Participant shall straighten his arms in elbow and shoulder joints at the lowest hanging position and fully straighten his arms in elbow and shoulder joints at the highest position above the pullup-bar with a dead stop at the highest position;

16.19.2. Only after judge’s voice signal a female participant may perform movement back down;

16.19.3. It is not allowed to swing or perform pullovers with non-power inertia and/or kipping;

16.19.4. With exception to female category, hurdles/walls shall be placed only behind the pullup bar with the same calculation parameters as mentioned in clause 16.12. Female athlete must not touch the hurdle/wall. In case of touching hurdle/wall while starting to perform pullover, such pullover shall not be counted as a repetition. In case of touching hurdle/wall when performing movement back down, previous repetition shall be counted, however the female participant shall then perform complete dead stop under the horizontal bar and perform pullover only after judge’s signal.

16.19.5. Maximum pause between repetitions at the lowest position or highest position of the element performance is 3 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far. The pause, which needs to be under 3 (three) seconds, starts from the moment the athlete finishes performing a repetition, straightening arms at the elbow and shoulder joints (above or under the horizontal bar), and the judge announces the “number of repetitions” (e.g. “twenty two”), until the judge says “one”, at which point the participant has to continue the performance of the element (repetition) (first warning). If the participant prolongs the pause and the judge says “two”, then two seconds have already passed and the participant has only 1 (one) second left to continue the performance (second warning). If the judge says “three”, then three seconds have already passed and the participant has to stop the performance of the element.

 

  1. RULES OF STREET WORKOUT/CALISTHENICS STRENGTH CATEGORY COMPETITION (Both – male and female athletes)

17.1. It is the vision of the competition that a Participant has to have enough overall strength to win the World Champion’s title. To reach this goal the Organizers may or may not reveal the precise order of the competition elements and the number of repetitions that will have to be performed until the competition day.

17.2. Precise order of the competition elements shall be revealed to the athletes during the registration for the competition, and after the registration for the competition Federation, judges and Organizers shall collectively refer athletes to the particular exercise stations/track of exercises, time limit (cap) and other important circumstances.

17.3. The following exercises may be included in the strength category competition in any order, number of repetitions and maximum time cap solely determined by the Organizers:

  • Air squat;
  • Pistol squat;
  • Lunges (frontward and backward);
  • Jumping lunges;
  • Squat jumps;
  • Burpees (on ground);
  • Burpees (over the box 50cm women, 60cm men);
  • Box jumps (60-70cm men, 50cm women);
  • Box step-ups (50cm women, 60cm men);
  • Strict pullups;
  • Strict chinups;
  • Strict Neutral grip pullups;
  • Strict Muscle-ups;
  • Bar Pullovers;
  • Strict Bardips (pushups on single bar);
  • Strict Dips on parallel bars;
  • Dips on low parallel bars (a little bit above the ground);
  • Pushups on ground;
  • Toes to bar (strict and with kipping);
  • Knees to chest (on pullup bar or dips);
  • Leg raises on parallel bars with opening of legs on the sides of the bars;
  • Monkey bar walk (from start until end without falling off, at least 10 bars);
  • Strict handstand pushups against wall;
  • Handstand walk (variations from 5 to 10 meters);
  • Shuttle runs (usually 10 meters one direction, but there might be 5-10 distances in total).

 

17.4. Qualification men and women shall be held at the same competition day (morning) and Final men and women on the same day (evening).

17.5. In the Street Workout/Calisthenics Strength category competition, the Participants will have to go through different exercise stations put in a various order. The exercise stations shall be placed on stage in equal placement for two (2) Participants to compete at the same time one after the other and together will make the competition course.

17.6. Participants in their selected order in groups of two Participants shall perform different street workout/calisthenics elements with different number of repetitions.
17.7. The Participants shall be put on the starting line in groups of two Participants and, with the sound of the signal, will start to perform one by one street workout/calisthenics elements in the exercise stations, which will be exactly the same for both Participants and they shall have to perform exactly the same number of repetitions.

17.8. Each Participant will have a judge who will follow the Participant along the course and count the number of correct repetitions.

17.9. During the performance of any of the elements, one of the judges counts the correctly performed number of repetitions in a loud voice. The second judge is fixing performed number of repetitions in a counter. Third judge is the general (chief) judge of the judge’s table and shall review general performance of athletes and judges, as well as set time and fix the time when the athlete has finished his performance. Forth judge is the general (chief) judge of the Strength competition and shall review disputes between judges.

17.10. In Strength competition Participants do not have right to file a complaint to the Federation and/or judges before or after his performance.

17.11. Until the Participant will not be done performing the necessary number of correct exercise repetitions, he / she will not be allowed to move to the next exercise station.

17.12. Participants are allowed to split their repetitions and rest between repetitions and/or exercises anywhere in the competition area.

17.13. A specific time display board shall be placed in the competition area so that both – judges and Participants may see their time of performance.

17.14. The winner of the competition will be the Participant who will have the fastest time on the course in the final round, by correctly performing all the elements with the necessary number of repetitions.

17.15. Depending on number of participants, Final round will have up to 10 participants with best results qualifying from Qualification round.

17.16. In case in the competition there are 10 or less than 10 athletes in total, then all of them qualify to the final round;

17.17. In case in the competition there are 11 or more athletes, only 10 athletes qualify to the final round.

 

On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
Chairman of the Management Board Maris Slezins