Note from the Tournament Director:  This document is designed to provide readers an overview of our plans for the 2018 World Jump Rope Championship.  Official rulebooks and judging handbooks for the event are still in development. This document is neither complete nor inclusive, and the information contained herein is subject to change.  We are accepting and reviewing proposals for other potential competitive events, and any questions, feedback and suggestions are welcome.

EXPLANATION OF COMPETITIVE DIVISION

Age Divisions:

  • Age divisions are determined by the jumper’s age as of September 1st, 2018.
  • For individual events, participants must compete in their appropriate age division.  Participants may not compete in an older or younger age division.
  • For pairs and team events in the “30 and older” age division, all jumpers in a team must be 30 years old or older.
  • For pairs and team events in all other age divisions, the age of the pair or team is determined by the age of the oldest jumper.

Gender Divisions:

  • Female:  All jumpers must be female
  • Mixed:  Both male and female jumpers are included in the group
  • Male:  All jumpers must be male
  • For all single rope individual events, in all age divisions, there will be female and male gender divisions
  • For pairs and team events (except group show and fusion competition), in all age divisions, there will be “female”, “open”, and “male” gender divisions

Novice Division:

  • “Novice” refers to people that have less experience with competitive jump rope.  To qualify to compete in the Novice Championship, jumpers must have participated in their first jump rope competition on or after September 1st, 2016.

World Jump Rope Age Division Championships

  • Junior World Championship – all participants are 14 years old or younger.  Gender divisions will apply.
  • Senior World Championship – open to all ages.  Gender divisions will apply.
    • The youngest “senior” division age category is “16 years old and younger”.  There is no minimum age requirement for entry into the senior division.
  • Novice Championship – open to all ages.  Gender divisions will apply.

World Jump Rope Group Team Show events

  • Junior Division (all jumpers are age 14 and younger)
    • 8-30 jumpers in the routine
  • Senior Division (open to all age groups)
    • 8-30 jumpers in the routine
  • No gender divisions apply

World Jump Rope Double Dutch Contest (DDC): 

  • Age divisions
    • Junior Division (all jumpers are age 14 and younger)
    • Senior Division 17 and younger (all jumpers are 17 years old or younger)
    • Senior Open Division (at least one person must be 18 or older)
  • Gender divisions
    • Mixed
  • DDC Events
    • Freestyle: Performance-style event that integrates both dance and jump rope
    • DDC Speed:  This event is optional for groups who are performing the DDC freestyle competition.  Three members of each freestyle group will represent their team for a 1×30 double dutch speed contest. 

Grand World Jump Rope Showcase events

  • Grand World Championship
    • Gender divisions will apply (Female, Male, Mixed)
    • Age divisions will not apply (all jumpers who qualify will compete against each other, regardless of age)
  • World Jump Rope Double Dutch Contest (performance-style event that integrates both dance and jump rope)
    • Age divisions will not apply (all jumpers who qualify will compete against each other, regardless of age)

Age Division Championships

Explanation of Events for the Junior and Senior Age Division Championships:

Junior and Senior World Age Division Event Championships

Single Rope Speed and Power Events 1×30 – one person jumps for 30 seconds without stopping1×180 – one person jumps for three minutes (180 seconds) without stopping

2×30 – two people jump double unders for30 seconds each, one after the other in relay style, one minute total time

4×30 – four people jump for 30 seconds each, one after the other in relay style, two minutes total time

Consecutive Triple Unders – one person performs consecutive triple under jumps until they either miss or choose to stop.  This event will be contested in the Senior Age Division Championship only.

Double Dutch Speed Events 3×40 – three people per team, each person jumps in the ropes for 40 seconds, 2 minutes total time2×60 – four people per team, two people take turns jumping in the ropes for 60 seconds each, 2 minutes total time
Single Rope Freestyle Events Single Rope Freestyle – one person performs a choreographed routine, 45-75 seconds longSingle Rope Pairs Freestyle – two people perform a synchronized, choreographed routine, 45-75 seconds long

Single Rope Pairs Wheel Freestyle – two people perform a choreographed “wheel” routine, 30-45 seconds long

Single Rope Team Freestyle – four people perform a synchronized, choreographed routine, 45-75 seconds long

Double Dutch Freestyle Events Double Dutch Singles Freestyle –  teams of three people perform a choreographed double dutch routine, 45-75 seconds longDouble Dutch Pairs Freestyle – teams of four people perform a choreographed double dutch routine, which will primarily involve two jumpers performing skills in the ropes at the same time, 45-75 seconds long

Double Dutch Triad Freestyle – teams of five people perform a choreographed double dutch routine, which will primarily involve three people performing skills in the ropes at the same time, 60-90 seconds long.  This event will be contested in the Senior Age Division Championship only.

Group Team Show(Junior Division) 8-30 people perform a choreographed routine, maximum 3 minutes long 
Group Team Show(Senior Division) 8-30 people perform a choreographed routine, maximum 5 minutes long 
WJR-DDC  Events(Junior Division) World Jump Rope Double Dutch Freestyle Contest – Up to 8 people perform a routine that integrates music, dance and jump rope (double dutch as well other styles if desired) into a show-style performance, minimum 2 minutes, maximum 3 minutes long.

World Jump Rope Double Dutch Speed Contest – This event is optional for groups who are performing the DDC freestyle competition.  Three members of each freestyle group will represent their team for a 1×30 double dutch speed contest.  Note:  for teams competing in the “open” gender division for DDC freestyle, at least one male must be included in the 1×30 speed group.

 

Explanation of Events for the Novice Age Division Championship

Novice Age Division Championships

Single Rope Speed and Power Events 1×30 – one person jumps for 30 seconds1×180 – one person jumps for three minutes (180 seconds) without stopping
Single Rope Freestyle Events Single Rope Freestyle – one person performs a choreographed routine, 45-75 seconds long

 

 

Divisions for the Event Championships

 

Junior World Championship

(All jumpers are 14 years old or younger)

Senior World Championship

(All Ages welcome)

Novice Championship

(All Ages welcome)

Age DivisionsFor Female Single Rope Freestyle Only 10 years old and younger11 years old

12 years old

13 years old

14 years old

16 years old and younger

17-18 years old

19-22 years old

23-29 years old

30 years and older

10 years old and younger11-12 years old

13-14 years old

15 years old and older

 

Age Divisions for all other individual events 

 

 

 

10 years old and younger11-12 years old

13-14 years old

 

 

 

16 years old and younger

17-18 years old

19-22 years old

23-29 years old

30 years and older

*We may break this age group into 30-49, and 50 and older if there are at least 10 entries in each of these age groups.

10 years old and younger11-12 years old

13-14 years old

15 years old and older

 

 

Age Divisions for consecutive triple unders Not contested 17 years old and younger18 years old and older Not contested
Age Divisions for pairs & team events 10 years old and younger12 years old and younger

14 years old and younger

16 years old and younger
17-18 years old*(at least one person must be 18 or older)

30 years old and older

*(all jumpers must be at least 30 years old)

Not contested
Gender Divisions for individual events MaleFemale MaleFemale MaleFemale
Gender Divisions for pairs & team events FemaleMale

Mixed(at least one team member is female and at least one is male)

FemaleMale

Mixed(at least one team member is female and at least one is male)

Not contested
Group Team Show 8-30 peopleAll jumpers must be 14 or younger

No gender divisions

8-30 peopleAt least one jumper must be 15 or older

No gender divisions

No novice division for group show events
Age Divisions for WJR-DDC 14 and younger 17 and youngerOpen

*(at least one person must be 18 or older)

No novice division for DDC events
Gender Divisions for WJR-DDC Mixed Mixed Not contested

 

AGE DIVISION ALL-AROUND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rules for Entering Events for the Age Division All-Around Championships: 

Jumpers and teams may choose to enter sets of events within certain categories with the goal of accumulating points toward an “all-around” score in those categories.  To be eligible for the “All-Around Championship” in a certain category, jumpers or teams must enter all of the required events for that category.  Please see the age divisions, gender divisions, and all-around categories explained below for more information.  The top three all-around finishers in each division will receive awards.

Divisions for the All-Around Championships

 

Junior World Championship

Senior World Championship

Age Divisions:

14 and younger

Open to all ages

Gender Divisions for individuals

Males

Females

Males

Females

Gender Divisions for pairs and teams

Female

Male

Open (teams include both genders, and both genders must be represented in each event)

Female

Male

Open (teams include both genders, and both genders must be represented in each event)

 

Single Rope All-Around Categories and Events

Categories

Events

Explanations

Single Rope Individual All-Around Single Rope Speed 1×30Single Rope Speed 1×180

Single Rope Freestyle

Individual jumpers accumulate “ordinal points” based on how they placed in each of the events.  Freestyle events account for 50% of the total score, and speed events account for 50% of the total score.
Single Rope TeamAll-Around Single Rope Double Under Speed 2×30Single Rope Speed 4×30

Single Rope Pairs Freestyle

Single Rope Pairs Wheel Freestyle

Single Rope Team Freestyle

Teams of four or five jumpers enter each “pairs” and “team” event together. Teams will declare ahead of time which jumpers will be representing the team in which specific events. Teams accumulate “ordinal points” based on how they placed in each of the events.  Freestyle events account for 50% of the total score, and speed and power events account for 50% of the total score. 

*Special note: any jumpers not representing their team in any event may enter that event for the event championship.  However, these entries will not contribute to the team’s overall score.

 

Double Dutch All-Around Categories and Events

Categories

Events

Explanations

Double Dutch TeamAll-Around Double Dutch Speed 3×40Double Dutch Speed 2×60

Double Dutch Singles Freestyle

Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle

 

Teams of four or five jumpers enter each double dutch event together, selecting the jumpers to participate only from their team of four or five jumpers. Teams will declare ahead of time which jumpers will be representing the team in which specific events. Teams accumulate “ordinal points” based on how they placed in each of the events.  Freestyle events account for 50% of the total score, and speed and power events account for 50% of the total score. *Special note: any jumpers not representing their team in any event may enter that event with other teammates for the event championship.  However, these entries will not contribute to the team’s overall score.

 

GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE

Rules for the Grand World Event Championship:

  • The top finishers in the World Age Division Event Championship will re-compete in a special competition to determine the “Grand World Champion” for each event. There will be no age divisions for the Grand World Event Championship.  Gender divisions will apply.
    • Speed qualifiers
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the male single rope speed 1×30 event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the female single rope speed 1×30 event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the male single rope speed 1×180 event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the female individual speed 1×180 event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 3 qualifiers for the male triple unders event will advance to compete in the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 3 qualifiers for the female triple unders event will advance to compete in the Grand World Championship.
      • Special note for 1×180 and Triple Unders Grand World Qualifiers:
        • Re-competing the 1×180 and Triple Unders events at the Grand World Championship will be optional for jumpers who qualify.  Jumpers and coaches who qualify will have 15 minutes after the qualifiers are announced to discuss the best strategy and to declare whether the athlete will re-compete either or both of these events at the Grand World Championship, or whether they would rather keep their qualifying score instead.  Both the jumper and the coach will have to provide a signature confirming the choice(s) that they have made.  Once the declaration is made, the decision is final and changes will not be allowed.  Any jumper who chooses to re-compete an event will be expected to do so.  Any jumper who “scratches” from one of these events after deciding to re-compete will be disqualifying themselves from that particular event, and their qualifying score will not be considered in the results to decide the winner.  Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Director in regards to injury or illness.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the “female” gender division pairs and team speed events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the “male” gender division pairs and team speed events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers (Novice, Junior or Senior) for the “open” gender division pairs and team speed events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
    • Freestyle qualifiers
      • The top 10 qualifiers for the senior male individual freestyle event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 10 qualifiers for the senior female individual freestyle event, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers for the senior “male” gender division pairs and team freestyle events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers for the senior “female” gender division pairs and team freestyle events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
      • The top 6 qualifiers for the senior “mixed” gender division pairs and team freestyle events, regardless of age division, will advance to compete for the Grand World Championship.
  • DDC qualifiers:
    • For the DDC Speed event, the top 6 qualifiers regardless of age division will advance to the finals.
    • For the DDC Freestyle event, the top 6 regardless of age divisions will advance to the finals.
    • Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd place Grand World finishers in each gender division and event.