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*2018 Windy City Championships Presentation Rules for Forms and Weapons
Traditional Chinese style uniforms are acceptable as well as School T-shirts and tournament T-shirts. Martial arts type shoes are required in forms divisions.
All competitors must be present for the opening ceremonies. Competitors should become acquainted with the competition floor layout. They should know the rings where their divisions will be taking place.
Competitors must be present at ringside when their divisions are about to begin.
No spoken presentation of your name, form or style is necessary. Just enter the competition area, salute the judges, and begin your routine.
The first to register is the last to go. Athletes will be listed in accordance with their date of registration; the earlier your registration is submitted, the lower you will be placed on the list.
Unless you are the first athlete to perform, you will receive an "on deck" call announcing your name and signaling that you should prepare to compete as soon as the athlete ahead of you clears the floor. When it is your turn to compete, you will be called by name.
If you are not present when your name is called, two additional calls will be made over the PA system. The second of these will be a final call. If you do not respond, you will forfeit the event. The forfeiture is final and cannot be reversed.
Once called up, athletes should stand at the call of "ready," enter on the right side of the performance area that faces the Chief Judge, walk smartly to the starting point for their form, come to attention, and salute the Chief Judge.
*Note: If you have a conflict due to an event scheduled in another ring, you must notify the Chief Judge. We will do everything possible to see that you have a chance to compete in all of your scheduled events.
Skill Level Criteria
(If less than five (5) competitors in a division, the division may be combined)
When 2 divisions
Beginner: Under 3 years of training
Advanced: 3+ years of training
When 4 Divisions
Novice: Under 1 year of training
Beginner: Over 1 year but less than 2 years of training
Intermediate: Over 2 years but less than 4 years of training
Advanced: 4+ years of training
Horse Stance Competition
This is a Free Division for any registered competitor in the following age categories: 7 yrs & Under, 8-9 yrs, 10-11 yrs, 12-14 yrs, 15-17 yrs, & adults. There is not a separation of Traditional, Wushu, or Tai Chi categories. How the competition works: The competitors of a particular age group are placed in a traditional *horse stance at the same time with their thighs parallel to the floor. The competitor may draw their fists next to the waist in a chambered position or extend the arms forward. A staff, not provided, is placed across their thighs just above the knees, then, the time will begin. The competitor that holds the Horse Stance for the longest period of time, without the staff rolling off their thighs back against their stomach/uniform, or onto the floor will be declared the winner.
*Competitors must maintain correct posture with the feet placed approximately twice the width of their shoulders apart, buttocks tucked making the back straight and the knees forced outward.
Scoring for Forms
Novice, Beginner & Intermediate Athletes: Scoring range from 7.0 - 8.5
Advanced Athletes: Scoring range from 8.5 - 9.9
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