WORLD JUMP ROPE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
Note from the Tournament Director: This document is designed to provide readers an overview of our plans for the 2013 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 are determined by the jumper’s age as of September 1st, 2013.
- 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 over 30.
- 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
- Female: All jumpers must be female
- Mixed: At least one member of the group must be male, and at least one member of the group must be female
- Male: All jumpers must be male
- “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, 2010.
- For pairs or team events in the Novice championship, at least 50% of the team must have participated in their first jump rope competition on or after September 1st, 2010. For novice pairs events, one of the two partners must be novices. For double dutch singles and double dutch pairs novice events, two members of the team must be novices.
World Jump Rope Age Division Championships
- Junior World Championship – all participants are 14 years old or younger
- Senior World Championship – open to all ages
- Novice Championship – open to all age
World Jump Rope Group Team Show events
- Junior Division (all jumpers are age 14 and younger) o 9-30 jumpers in the routine
- Senior Division (open to all age groups) 9-30 jumpers in the routine
Grand World Jump Rope Showcase events
- Grand World Championship
- Gender divisions will apply
- Age divisions will not apply (all jumpers who qualify will compete against each other, regardless of age)
- Jump Rope Showcase (performance-style event)
- Age divisions
- Junior Division (all jumpers are age 14 and younger)
- Senior Division (open to all ages)
- Age divisions
- Gender divisions
- No gender divisions apply
Age Division Championships
Explanation of Events for the Junior and Senior Age Division Championships
GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE
Grand World Event Championship:
- The top finishers in the Senior World Age Division Event Championship will re-compete in a special competition to determine the “Grand World Champion” for each event.
- The top jumpers are chosen from across all Senior age divisions. There will be no age divisions for the Grand World Event Championship.
- Gender divisions will applyo
- Awards will be given for 1st– 3rdplace finishers.
- Winners will receive trophies
- Awards for 2ndand 3rdplace finishers are yet to be determined
Jump Rope Showcase: The Jump Rope Showcase features a “Performance-style” competition, where teams choreograph routines to music incorporating both dance and jump rope.
- Teams consist of 4-8 jumpers
- Age Divisions:
- Junior Division (all participants 14 and younger)
- Senior Division (all ages welcome)
- Time Limits:
- Junior Division routines can be up to 3 minutes longo
- Senior Division routines can be up to 5 minutes long
- There will be no gender divisions
- Any types or lengths of ropes may be used
- Any type of jump rope styles can be incorporated (single rope, double dutch, wheel, long rope, etc)
- Any type of dance can be incorporated