STREET WORKOUT WORLD CUP 2014
APPROVED BY the Management Board of the
World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
on March 10, 2014 in Riga, Latvia
STREET WORKOUT WORLD CUP 2014
The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the Street Workout World Cup 2014 (“SW World Cup 2014”) 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 the individual stages of the SW World Cup 2014 (“Organizers”) and street workout athletes willing to apply and participate (“Applicants”) and actually participating (“Participants”) in any stage of the of the SW World Cup 2014. These Regulations are intended only for the use of the addressees for the purpose of ensuring the SW World Cup 2014. 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.
1. STAGES AND DATES OF THE SW WORLD CUP 2014
1.1 STAGE 1: Date: 31 May, 2014. Place: Taipei, Taiwan. Organizer: Taiwanese street workout organization “Street Workout Taiwan” and the Federation.
1.2 STAGE 2: Date: 05 July, 2014. Place: Stuttgart, Germany. Organizer: Street workout organization “Baristi Workout” and the Federation.
1.3 EXTRA STAGE: Street Workout World Championship 2014, which is included in the overall evaluation of the SW World Cup 2014 stages. Date: July 26, 2014. Place: Moscow, Russia. Organizer: The Federation and Moscow Sports Ministry (MOSCOMSPORT).
1.4 STAGE 3: Date: 23 August, 2014. Place: New York, USA. Organizer: International street workout organization “Barstarzz” and the Federation.
1.5 STAGE 4: Date: 13 September, 2014. Place: Zagreb, Croatia. Organizer: Croatian street workout organization “Croatian street workout association” and the Federation.
1.6 STAGE 5: Date: 27 September, 2014. Place: Madrid, Spain. Organizer: Spanish street workout organization “Barbarrio” and the Federation.
1.7 STAGE 6: Date: 04 October, 2014. Place: Johannesburg, South Africa. Organizer: South African Street Workout Association and the Federation.
1.8 STAGE 7: Date: 25 October, 2014. Place: Caracas, Venezuela. Organizer: Venezuelan street workout organization “Pro Barras” and the Federation.
1.9 STAGE 8: Date: 08 November, 2014. Place: Sydney, Australia. Organizer: Australian street workout association and the Federation.
1.10 SUPER FINAL: Date: 16 November, 2014. Place: Oslo, Norway. Organizer: Norwegian Street Workout Association and the Federation.
2. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND COMPETITION TIME
2.1 It is reasonable to set limit for the number of Participants taking part in each Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 to be able to organize the event within the time during which viewers are capable of keeping continuous interest in the competition.
2.2 Therefore the optimal number of Participants in each Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 is twenty (20).
2.3 The maximum number of participants allowed to participate in each Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 is thirty (30).
2.4 There will be two (2) rounds in each of the individual Stages. Normally all Participants will participate in both rounds.
2.5 Both rounds of the competition have to be completed within one and the same day.
2.6 If the time of the competition has to be restricted (due to a TV translation requirements or other reasons), after the first round the judges will select by voting fifteen (15) best Participants who will proceed to the second round. The rest of the Participants will discontinue the competition.
2.7 In case of television translations technical intermissions may be applied during the competition.
3. RULES FOR THE SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
3.1 Athletes from all around the world are allowed to apply and participate in any Stage of the SW World Cup 2014. The Applicants must have legal rights to travel and enter the organizing country.
3.2 In order to maintain interest about the event among local viewers, the Organizers of each Stage have the right to compile at least 30% of the overall number of Participants from the local athletes.
3.3 For the Stage to be recognized as a valid Stage of the Street Workout World Cup, the number of local athletes participating cannot exceed 80% of the total number of Participants.
3.4 Exceptions from Clauses 3.2 and 3.3 above are acceptable only in force-majeure situations when the Organizers do not possess financial resources for covering travel and accommodation fees for the foreign athletes, as well as the foreign athletes do not possess personal financial resources for covering their travel and accommodation costs.
3.5 Local athletes participating in any particular Stage must be chosen by the respective Organizer objectively; the choice must not be based on personal interests, acquaintanceship or any other privileges. It is advisable to substantiate such choice on the results of previous achievements and championships results to ensure participation of the strongest athletes.
3.6 The Applicants without any previous participation experience in street workout competitions have a chance to apply through a video contest as follows:
3.6.1 To apply each Applicant has to send a two (2) minutes long video material to the Federation’s e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Federation will promptly forward the application to the relevant Organizer.
3.6.2 The number of Participants selected by video contest per each stage of the SW World Cup 2014 is not limited (except as stated otherwise in Clause 2.3 above).
3.6.3 The Applicants will be chosen by the quality of their performance in their submitted videos, thus giving an opportunity to young, highly talented, but inexperienced athletes to show their abilities in international arena.
3.6.4 The selected Applicants have to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
3.7 Other international participants for each individual Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 will be carefully chosen by respective Organizer with the assistance of the Federation, if needed.
3.8 The choice of Applicants will be primarily based on the recognisability and achievements of athletes; athletes with previous achievements in street workout, as well as those having possibility to financially cover their travel accommodation and other fees (by personal or sponsor’s / supporter’s funding) will be preferred.
4. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION VIDEOS
4.1 As the SW World Cup 2014 is being organized with limited resources, the travel, accommodation and other expenses for Participants will not be covered. Taking that into the account, in order to attract future financial supporters, each Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 must be splendid and luxuriant in terms of athletes’ performance and only the best athletes from around the world may participate.
4.2 The Organizers and the Federation will not reply to any letters or applications other than the properly composed application videos.
4.3 The selection of Applicants by application videos is not meant for a simple Participants’ selection, it is meant for giving a chance in each Stage of SW World Cup 2014 to young talents to show what they are capable of. These participants must be strong athletes with serious attitude towards street workout sport, as well as must have financial resources to cover their personal participation expenses.
4.4 The criteria for the application videos must be followed thoroughly:
4.4.1 Application video must be two (2) minutes long.
4.4.2 The video must include unique combination of tricks.
4.4.3 The video must be filmed in one piece and must show continuous performance of the Applicant. It is forbidden to do any video montages and/or compilations of several filmed video pieces.
4.4.4 The video must be named: “WSWCF Street Workout World Cup 2014 Try-out”.
4.4.5 The video’s description (commentary) must link to the Federation’s social accounts:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WSWCF
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WSWCFofficial
Instagram page: @wswcf #wswcf
4.5 Videos that will not correspond to the requirements stated in Clause 4.4 will not be assessed at all.
4.6 Executing all the requirements for application videos does not guarantee for the Applicant a participation in any of the Stages of the SW World Cup 2014. The Organizers will assess each video application, but the final decisions will depend upon the financial abilities of the Organizers.
5. COVERING OF PARTICIPATION EXPENSES AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS
5.1 As the SW World Cup 2014 is being organized with limited resources, each Participant who has covered all his personal participation expenses has the right to participate in the competition wearing personalized sponsor’s / supporter’s attributes (T-shirts, caps, trousers, etc.); however it is prohibited to advertise companies operating in alcohol, tobacco or gambling business.
5.2 The Organizers of each stage of SW World Cup 2014 must suggest inexpensive and comfortable accommodation options in order to ease the Participants’ expenses. All the Participants should have accommodation in the same place, unless a Participant selects another accommodation at his own cost.
5.3 The Participants, who use the financial aid provided by the Organizer, must participate in the competition wearing T-shirts with logos and advertisements provided by the Organizer for at least 80% of performance time on the stage. The T-shirt can be removed for the purpose of showing the Participant’s body to the viewers, but it is forbidden to wear any other branded attributes or other T-shirts, or place logos or advertisements on body. In the location of the competition while not performing the Participants can wear any clothing they find comfortable, but without any logos or advertisements (except for logos of each Participant’s team he belongs to). The rules stated in this Clause are applicable to the extent there are no different instructions given to the Participants by the Organizer of the particular Stage.
6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
6.1 Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (personally paid for or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
6.2 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.
6.3 If the Participant qualifies for participation in the Super Final, but for any personal reason is unable to arrive to the place of competition in Oslo, Norway, his participation will be annulled and, if still practically possible, the vacant place offered to next Participant in reserve list pursuant to Clause 10.2 below. In case of any anticipated absence (whether planned or unplanned) the particular Participant must notify the Federation, the Organizer of the relevant Stage and the Organizer of the Super Final as soon as reasonably possible.
6.4 Participants who are less than 18 years old must be able to travel alone without a senior companion.
6.5 The Participants must have at least the basic knowledge of English language to be able to communicate with the Organizers.
6.6 Athletes who are or have been enclosed in the list of licensed sportsmen of the International Federation of Gymnastics – IFG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique – FIG) are not allowed to participate in the street workout competitions.
7. RULES OF COMPETITION
7.1 In any particular Stage each Participant is normally given two (2) rounds to show his best performance (exceptions pursuant to Clause 2.6 apply):
7.1.1 The maximum performance time given for one Participant in each round is three (3) minutes.
7.1.2 In case of special occasions (TV translation requirements, etc.) maximum performance time given for one Participant in each round can be limited to two (2) minutes.
7.2 The order of the Participants will be drawn (selected by lottery) by the Organizer(s) before each Stage of SW World Cup 2014 and will be announced via the Federation’s internet resources.
7.3 Each Participant may use his own selection of music which must be sent to the Organizer of particular Stage to his specifically indicated e-mail address. The playlist must be submitted to the Organizer at least seven (7) days before the competition to allow the DJ to prepare a playlist. The application must state the name of the song, the name of the artist, the name of the album, the album’s publication year and publisher, the number of the song in the album. At the competition place no submission of musical material will be allowed. Those Participants who will have failed to submit their personalized music selections will perform with a music chosen by a DJ.
7.4 During their performance the Participants may perform any street workout elements to amaze audience and increase the evaluation.
7.5 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 for viewers.
7.6 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 on the stage alone.
7.7 It is forbidden to perform or use insulting or offensive actions, gestures, and attributes towards other participants, judges, or viewers.
7.8 Any offenses concerning national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden.
7.9 Dress-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:
7.9.1 Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.
7.9.2 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.
7.9.3 Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts are not allowed.
7.9.4 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.).
7.9.5 Any tight-fitting gymnastic suits are not allowed.
7.10 In any Stage and in any round of competition any of the winners or Participants 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 any Stage of the SW World Cup 2014, the Participants irrevocably agree to take, where appropriate, anti-doping tests.
7.11 If 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. REQUIREMENTS FOR JUDGES AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
8.1 In each Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 there have to be four (4) or eight (8) judges.
8.2 The judge must be a person with high morale, objective and shall have no conflicts of interest. Preferably judges must not belong to any street workout team or organization participating in the competition to avoid the risk of biased (non-objective) judging in favour of that team / organization.
8.3 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd judge(s) under Clauses 8.6.1 to 8.6.3 below 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 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.
8.4 The 4th judge(s) under Clause 8.6.4 below must be clearly informed that this is an international competition and therefore he cannot give any subjective preferences to local athletes from his side, except if they objectively are better than the foreign athletes participating in the competition.
8.5 Judges cannot participate in the competition or assist during any performance of any Participant.
8.6 Each judge will assess the performance of each Participant by awarding him with a mark of “1” to “10” points in each round (the higher mark awarded, the better was the performance). However each judge will be responsible for assessing only one (1) criteria of the Participant’s performance as described below:
8.6.1 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.
8.6.2 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.
8.6.3 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.
8.6.4 External judge. The fourth (4th) judge shall give marks from “1” to “10” only for style / attraction / choreographic connection with music and creativity of the Participant. This judge can be selected from outside of the street workout sport, such as famous local actors, musicians, sportsmen, etc. This judge will represent the interests of the ordinary crowd that do not know anything about the street workout moves and their difficulty.
8.6.5 If there are eight (8) judges in the particular Stage, each of the four separate criteria under Clauses 8.6.1-8.6.4 above is assessed by two (2) different judges at the same time.
8.7 Each judge must use the full range of marks (points) subject to regulations stated below.
8.8 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.
8.9 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.
8.10 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.
8.11 If the Participant has shown only good quality static elements and combinations of moves and elements, but has not shown any 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.
8.12 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.
8.13 Marks (points) shall be given by relevant judge (when assessing the criteria he is responsible for) in the following way:
8.13.1 The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s) may give a mark up to maximum of “5” points if the Participant within one round has shown only one (1) perfect static / dynamic move or one (1) perfect combination.
8.13.2 The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round has shown at least two (2) perfect static / dynamic moves or two (2) perfect combinations.
8.13.3 The 4th judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points for the Participant’s style / attraction / choreographic connection with music and creativity in comparison with all other Participants.
8.14 In case the Participant ignores the requirements listed in Clause 7.9 of these Regulations the Participant shall receive “0” points from all judges in that particular round.
8.15 The judges cannot give final marks for the first round before the last Participant has finished his performance (that is, before they have seen the performances of all Participants in the first round). The judges must make written notes during the first round, but may give final points only after the first round is completed. This will result in more accurate and objective performance assessment and marks. This rule does not apply to the second round.
8.16 The marks will be given by each judge to each Participant in each round and then summed together for both rounds. At the end of competition the highest sum of points earned in both rounds will determine the winner.
8.17 Before 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 relevant Stage.
8.18 Before 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.
8.19 In 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.
8.20 All the marks given by the judges have to be published immediately after compilation of the results.
9. COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING
9.1 Complaints will be accepted only in case there is suspicion of dishonest (too high) valuation, by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge for the benefit of the Participants, who did not present their best performance. 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.
9.2 In case if the 4th judge is local, complaints will be accepted only if there is suspicion of dishonest (too high) valuation, by the 4th judge for the benefit of the local Participants, who did not present their best performance. 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.
9.3 The 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 forms will be available at the designated representative of the Federation.
9.4 The 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.
9.5 If the complaint is found to be justified and it is found true that a judge has subjectively given a higher score to a Participant in comparison to others, the particular judge will not be allowed to judge in official street workout competitions organized by the Federation for two (2) years.
9.6 If the complaint about 1st, 2nd or 3rd judge(s) 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 and Organizers from false allegations.
9.7 If the complaint about 4th judge has led to detection of violation of these Regulations, the points given by him to the particular Participant(s) will be annulled.
10. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE SUPER FINAL
10.1 In each stage of the SW World Cup 2014 the best three (3) Participants who have obtained the highest judges’ scores will automatically obtain the right to participate in the Super Final.
10.2 The Participants ranking fourth (4th), fifth (5th) and further will remain on reserve list and may obtain the right to participate in the Super Final in case any of the selected 3 Participants (or Participants in reserve list before the particular candidate) lose their right under Clause 6.3 above.
10.3 Additionally, there will be a Viewers’ Choice Award (possibly named after the local general sponsor of the particular Stage), as follows:
10.3.1 The format of the Viewers’ Choice Award will be designed by each Organizer of the particular Stage of the SW World Cup 2014 according to his insights and resources.
10.3.2 The Viewers’ Choice Award will be awarded to the Participant who has obtained the most viewers’ votes.
10.3.3 The Viewers’ Choice Award will not affect the judges’ valuations and it will not grant the Participants the possibility to participate in the Super Final.
10.3.4 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 [Stage of the SW World Cup 2014] of the Street Workout World Cup 2014).
11. STREET WORKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA, AS THE STAGE OF THE SW WORLD CUP 2014
11.1 The best three (3) Participants of the Street Workout World Championship 2014 in Moscow will obtain the right to participate in the Super Final in Oslo.
11.2 If it turns out that any of the top 3 winners of the Street Workout World Championship 2014 has already obtained the right to participate in the Super Final in any of the previous Stages of the SW World Cup 2014, the right to participate in the Super Final passes to the Participants with the next highest score (4th, 5th, 6th, etc). If any of the top 3 winners of the Street Workout World Championship 2014 obtains any of the top 3 places in any of the further Stages of the SW World Cup 2014, the right to qualify for Super Final is granted to the next in rank Participant of the particular SW World Cup 2014 Stage.
11.3 The competition rules of the World Championship will differ from the competition rules under these Regulations.
12. BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE STAGES OF SW WORLD CUP 2014
12.1 In each of the 8 preceding Stages of the SW World Cup 2014, as well in Street Workout World Championship 2014 (which is also considered as an Extra Stage within the SW World Cup 2014), best three (3) Participants will obtain the right to participate in the Super Final of the SW World Cup 2014 (which takes place in Oslo in November 2014).
12.2 The participation expenses for the Participants of the Super Final will be fully covered by the Organizer of the Super Final.
Specific terms regarding Street Workout World Cup 2014 Super Final in OSLO
13. SPECIFIC RULES OF COMPETITION
13.1 Twenty seven (27) Participants selected in the 8 preceding SW World Cup 2014 Stages, as well in Street Workout World Championship, will participate in a free-style street workout competition in the Super Final of the SW World Cup 2014. Each Participant will perform in two (2) rounds; the performance in each round must not exceed three (3) minutes.
13.2 The order of the Participants will be drawn (selected by lottery) by the Federation before the Super Final in a video, which will be published at the Federation’s internet resources.
13.3 The rules of competition specified in Clauses 7, 8 and 9 of these Regulations are applied also to the Super Final.
14. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR JUDGES AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE SUPER FINAL
14.1 The Organizer of the SW World Cup 2014 Super Final must ensure participation of one judge from each organization, which has organized the previous 8 Stages of the SW World Cup 2014 and the Street Workout World Championship 2014.
14.2 The Organizer of the Super Final shall appoint three (3) independent judges, each of whom is well recognized among the street workout community and has contributed to organization or development of the street workout sport in his respective country or internationally, as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd judge under Clauses 8.6.1 to 8.6.3 above, as well as up to three (3) judges as the 4th judge(s) under Clauses 8.6.4 above.
14.3 Another independent judge for any of the four categories (as the necessity may be) will be appointed by the Federation.
15. OTHER PROVISIONS
15.1 The rules on submission of complaints about judging specified in Clause 9 of these Regulations are applied also to the Super Final.
15.2 The Federation in cooperation with the Organizer of the Super Final is entitled to modify or supplement the above stated specific terms regarding SW World Cup 2014 Super Final, if, in the reasonable opinion of the Federation, it becomes necessary or useful based on the observations and experience gained during the earlier Stages of the SW World Cup 2014.
On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
Chairman of the Management Board Maris Slezins