WORLD STREET WORKOUT & CALISTHENICS FEDERATION
STREET WORKOUT FREESTYLE
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
APPROVED BY the Management Board of the
World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
On March 8, 2019, in Riga, Latvia
STREET WORKOUT FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2019 (“SW WorldChampionship 2019”) 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 Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2019 (“Organizers”) and street workout athletes participating (“Participants”) in the Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2019. These Regulations are intended only for the use of the addressees for the purpose of ensuring the Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2019. 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.
There are separate Regulations for WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2019 (each of them – “SWNational Championship 2019”) developed by the Federation and available on the Federation’s official website www.wswcf.org. The WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2019 conducted by the Federation’s member countries according to the said Regulations for WSWCF Street Workout National Championships 2019 will ensure qualification of the national athletes from those particular countries (each of them – “Country”) for participation in the Street Workout Freestyle World Championship 2019 in Moscow, Russia, as described below.
1. DATES OF THE SW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 AND THE SW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
1.1. The SW World Championship 2019 will take place on July 27th (qualification round and final round), in Moscow, Russia.
1.2. To duly qualify for the SW World Championship 2019, the Country has to organize the WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 of the Country and notify its results to the Federation, depending on the Country, until June 23, 2019 (including).
2. ORGANIZERS OF THE SW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 AND THE SW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
2.1. The SW World Championship 2019 will be organized by the Federation and Moscow Sate Sport Department (MOSCOMSPORT).
2.2. The SW National Championship 2019 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 WSWCF SW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 OF THE COUNTRIES
3.1. The WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 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 WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 have to give equal opportunity of applying for participation in the competition to all athletes 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 live a competition due to financial, geographical or other serious reasons or obstacles, WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 of the Country may be organized as an online competition.
4. GENERAL TERMS OF SW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
4.1. The SW World Championship 2019 will be organized as a live one day competition with athletes being present and competing against each other face-to-face.
4.2. Each Participant of the SW World Championship 2019 will be officially representing his country, i.e., the Country that organized the WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 in which the particular Participant qualified for the SW World Championship 2019.
4.3. All Participants will be treated on equal terms, respecting their nationality, race and religion to the extent practically possible.
4.4. Winner of the SW World Championship 2019 will obtain the title of “Street Workout Freestyle World Champion 2019” in lightweight, middle weight, or absolute categories.
5. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
5.1. All winners of the WSWCF SW National Championships 2019 of the Countries are allowed to participate in the SW World Championship 2019 according to Clause 13.1. of these Regulations.
5.2. Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (personally paid for or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
5.3. Each Participant must take full responsibility for his health condition and is personally liable for his actions and their possible consequences during both competition and free time.
5.4. The Participants must have legal rights to travel and enter Moscow, Russia, if they qualify for the SW World Championship 2019. Participants who are less than 18 years old must be able to travel alone without an adult companion.
5.5. The Participants must have at least basic knowledge of English language to be able to communicate with the Organizers.
5.6. If the Participant qualifies for participation in the SW World Championship 2019, but for any personal reason is unable to arrive at the competition venue in Moscow, Russia, his participation will be annulled and, if still practically possible, the vacant place offered to the next Participant in the reserve list pursuant to Clause 14.8. below. In case of any anticipated absence (whether planned or unplanned) the particular Participant must notify the Federation and the Organizer of the relevant SW National Championship 2019 as soon as reasonably possible.
5.7. If a Participant qualifies for SW World Championship 2019 and has obtained travel support from any organization and has not travelled to SW World Championship 2019, 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.
5.8. All Participants traveling to SW World Championship 2019 have got 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.
6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND COMPETITION TIME
6.1. It is reasonable to set a limit for the number of Participants taking part in the SW World Championship 2019 to be able to organize the event within the time, during which viewers are capable of keeping continuous interest in the competition.
6.2. Therefore, the Federation has set the maximum number of Participants from each Country allowed to participate in the SW World Championship 2019 as stated under Clause 14.1., 14.2. and 14.3. of these Regulations.
6.3. The competition will consist of two (2) rounds – the first round will be the qualification round (“Qualification”) on July 27 and the second round will be the final round (“Final”) also on July 27. After the first round, the best of thirty (30) male and ten (10) female Participants will proceed to the Final round. The rest of the Participants will discontinue the competition.
6.4. The time of the competition may be restricted (due to TV broadcasting requirements or other objective reasons).
6.5. In case of television broadcasting, technical intermissions may be applied during the competition.
7. RULES OF COMPETITION
7.1. The competition will be held on a stage (minimal area: 6 x 6 meters, height: 1 meter). There have to be at least the following metal constructions firmly attached to the stage: horizontal bar, parallel bars, and “monkey” bar. Additional constructions may be placed if coordinated with the Federation. Official World Championship equipment will be provided by the company Kenguru Pro.
7.2. The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Qualification is two (2) minutes.
7.3. The maximum performance time given for one Participant in Final round is two (2) minutes.
7.4. In case of special occasions (TV broadcasting requirements, etc.) maximum performance time given for one Participant in each round can be limited. The limitations will be applied equally to all Participants.
7.5. The order of the Participants will be drawn (selected by lottery) by the Federation before the SW World Championship 2019 and will be published on the Federation’s internet resources.
7.6. Each Participant may use his own selection of music which has to be submitted by the Participant to the Organizers in a data medium at the competition venue before the start of the competition. The only acceptable file format for music is MP3. Those Participants, who will fail to submit their personalized music selections, will perform with music chosen by a DJ.
7.7. During their performance, the Participants may perform any street workout elements to amaze judges and increase the evaluation.
7.8. During a performance each Participant is allowed to use gloves, additional weights, as well as other elements contributing to splendor of the athlete’s performance and making it more attractive.
7.9. Starting from 2019, the Participants CANNOT use any help of another Participant or any third-party person when performing any elements on the stage. Animals are not allowed on the stage or competition area. No camera men, other than Organizer’s camera men, can be on the stage during the performance to film the Participant. If any of the aforesaid rules are broken, Participant will receive a penalty, i.e. subtraction of half of the points given by each judge.
7.10. It is forbidden to perform or use insulting or offensive actions, gestures, and attributes towards other Participants, judges, or viewers.
7.11. Any offenses concerning national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden.
7.12. 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:
7.12.1. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.
7.12.2. 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.
7.12.3. Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts are not allowed.
7.12.4. 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.).
7.12.5. Any tight-fitting gymnastic suits are not allowed.
7.13. 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 the SW World Championship 2019 the Participants irrevocably agree to take, where appropriate, anti-doping tests.
7.14. 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. SELECTION OF JUDGES
8.1. In the SW World Championship 2019 there will be a panel of six (6) independent judges which will be appointed by the Federation based on professional previous judging experience.
8.2. The judges must be well recognized and respected individuals within the street workout community, who have contributed to organization or development of the street workout 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 movement) and not only by their public image created by themselves in the social networks.
9. WEIGHT CATEGORIES
9.1. From 2019 participants will be divided in 3 (three) weight categories and 1 (one) absolute category:
9.1.1. Lightweight category. Under 68 kg for male athletes and under 50 kg for female athletes.
9.1.2. Middleweight category. From 68 kg to 80 kg for male athletes and from 50 kg to 60 kg for female athletes.
9.1.3. Heavyweight category. From 80 kg for male athletes and from 60 kg for female athletes.
9.1.4. Absolute category. All weight category male athletes together and all weight category female athletes together.
9.2. 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.
9.3. Weighing procedure is done at the competition day or 1 (one) day before.
9.4. Winner of each weight category is receiving the title “Street Workout Freestyle World Champion 2019” in lightweight, middleweight or heavyweight category accordingly.
9.5. Judging of all participants is done equally without taking in account the weight category. Only after all points are counted by judges, athletes are split in weight categories.
9.6. Winner of absolute category receives the title “Street Workout Freestyle World Champion 2019” in absolute category and will be determined by counting the highest points in all weight categories together. That also means, that absolute category winner will also be winner of any of the three weight categories.
10. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
10.1. Judges cannot participate in the competition or assist during any performance of any Participant.
10.2. Each judge will assess the performance of each Participant by awarding him with a mark of “0” to “10” points in each round (the higher the 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:
10.2.1. Static elements’ judge. The first (1st) judge shall give marks from “0” to “10” only for the static elements. This judge must be known as specialist in static elements, knowing all details and difficulties of moves.
Static elements are holds (not less than 3 seconds) and slow-motion power and strength moves, e.g. planche, human flag, front lever, back lever, slow muscle-up, etc.
10.2.1.1. The static elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “3” points if the Participant within one round has shown only one (1) perfect static move.
10.2.1.2. The static elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “6” points if the Participant within one round has shown only two (2) perfect static moves.
10.2.1.3. The static elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round has shown at least three (3) perfect static moves.
10.2.2. Dynamic elements’ judge. The second (2nd) judge. This category is divided in two sub-categories: (1) dynamic strength and (2) dynamic acrobatics.
10.2.2.1. The dynamic elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “5” points if the Participant within one round has shown only dynamic strength moves.
10.2.2.2. The dynamic elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “5” points if the Participant within one round has shown only dynamic acrobatic moves.
10.2.2.3. The dynamic elements’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round has shown dynamic strength and dynamic acrobatic moves.
Dynamic strength elements are muscle-ups, one arm pull-ups, handstand push-ups, etc.
Dynamic acrobatic elements are all spins, flips and other elements where momentum is mainly used.
10.2.3. Move combinations’ judge. The third (3rd) judge shall give marks from “0” to “10” only for combination of static and dynamic moves and elements. This judge has to be known as specialist in combinations or experienced in judging street workout freestyle events.
10.2.4. Starting from 2019, Combination judge is required to give higher marks for clean mixed combinations that last longer than separated mixed combinations.
10.2.4.1. The combinations’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “3” points if the Participant within one round has shown only static move combinations.
10.2.4.2. The combinations’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “3” points if the Participant within one round has shown only dynamic move combinations.
10.2.4.3. The combinations’ judge may give a mark up to maximum of “10” points if the Participant within one round has shown at least 2 mixed static and dynamic move combinations. Mixed combination is accepted only, if at least 2 dynamic and 2 static elements are done within one combination.
Move combination is the flow of the Participant making transition from one element to another element, without stepping off the construction or stopping the routine on the floor. Move combinations’ judge must not evaluate any individual static or dynamic move and its quality.
10.3. Each judge must use the full range of marks (points) subject to regulations stated below. Full range of marks consists of “0”; “0.5”; “1”; “1.5”; “2”; “2.5”; “3”; “3.5”; “4”; “4.5”; “5”; “5.5”; “6”; “6.5”; “7”; “7.5”; “8”; “8.5”; “9”; “9.5”; “10”.
10.4. 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.
10.5. 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.
10.6. 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.
10.7. 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.
10.8. 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.
10.9. Neither the 1st, 2nd, nor the 3rd judge(s) may give a maximum mark (“10” points) for the Participant’s performance in a particular round, if in that round the Participant has made a failure (also known as “mistake”).
10.9.1. The Participant can get the maximum of “9” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s), if during his performance in a particular round he has only one (1) failure.
10.9.2. The Participant can only get the maximum of “8” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s), if during his performance in a particular round he has two (2) or more failures.
10.9.3. From now on only falling from the bar with both hands or partly falling from the bar, with one hand still attached to the bar, will be considered as failure. All other failures except the previously mentioned are considered as “bad form” of elements and has to be taken into account by the judge of the particular category and will no longer be defined as failures.
10.10. Neither the 1st, 2nd, nor the 3rd judge(s) may give the maximum mark (“10” points) for the Participant’s performance in a particular round, if in that round the Participant has made a repetition of element.
10.10.1. The Participant can get the maximum of “9” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s), if during his performance in a particular round he has made only one (1) repetition of an element.
10.10.2. The Participant can only get the maximum of “8” points from each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd judge(s), if during his performance in a particular round he has made two (2) or more repetitions of element(s).
Points for elements will not be reduced, if the elements are done in combination and they are combined in a completely different routine as only 1 element out of minimum of 3 elements.
10.11. The marks will be given by each judge to each Participant in each round and then summed up together for both rounds. At the end of competition, the highest sum of points earned in both rounds will determine the winner.
10.12. 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 take 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.
10.13. In case the Participant ignores the requirements listed under Clause 7.12. of these Regulations, the Participant shall receive “0” points from all judges in that particular round.
10.14. Before the competition, each judge will be handed paperwork containing a table with all the necessary 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 SWNC 2019.
10.15. Before the competition, all the judges must get acquainted with the regulations of the competition and must confirm their agreement to the regulations with their signature. In addition, judges must become acquainted with the special judging guidelines that must be provided for all of the judges by the Organizers.
10.16. 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.
10.17. All the marks given by the judges have to be published immediately after compilation of the results.
11. COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING
11.1. Complaints will be accepted only in case there is suspicion of dishonest (too high) evaluation for the benefit of the Participants, who did not present their best performance by executing all the requirements listed under Clause 9. of these Regulations. Complaints about too low evaluation will not be accepted due to the fact that each judge has the right to give low marks for, in his opinion, inadequate performance.
11.2. In situation when a Participant has received a low evaluation from only one judge – unlike the marks received from other judges – the complaint will be reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Federation.
11.3. 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 must be written as a formal letter addressed to the Federation.
11.4. 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.
11.5. 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, who did not execute all the requirements listed under Clause 9. of these Regulations, the particular judge will not be allowed to judge in official street workout competitions organized by the Federation for a period of two (2) years.
11.6. If the complaint has led to detection of violation of these Regulations, the results of the competition will not be changed, but only the prohibition of judging will be imposed on the particular judge. This will prevent the judges from making false allegations.
12. VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
12.1. The Viewers’ Choice Award will be conducted as follows:
12.1.1. The format of the Viewers’ Choice Award will be designed by the Federation according to its insights and resources and sponsor’s requirements.
12.1.2. The Viewers’ Choice Award will be awarded to the Participant who has obtained the loudest ovations from the viewers, measured with a special sound level meter.
12.1.3. The Viewers’ Choice Award will not affect the judges’ evaluations and it will not grant the Participants the right to appeal the evaluations.
12.1.4. 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 the SW World Championship 2019).
13. OTHER PROVISIONS
13.1. The Federation is entitled to invite at its own request special guests and representatives of the member organizations in addition to the Participants.
13.2. The program of the SW World Championship 2019 is intended only for the Participants and the special guests invited by the Federation.
13.3. In the event that any Participant brings along to the SW World Championship 2019 any other person (family member, relative, parent, child, friend, etc.), such Participant is responsible for covering all costs of such additional person (travel, accommodation, catering, entertainment, etc.). The Participants will be allowed to spend time with such persons only after the end of the competition.
13.4. The Federation is entitled to modify or supplement the above stated specific terms regarding the SW World Championship 2019, if, in the reasonable opinion of the Federation, it becomes necessary or useful based on the observations and experience of the Federation.
14. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE SW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
14.1. In each Country, the best one (1) Participant in each weight category, except Countries listed under Clause 14.2, who receives the highest total score from the judges in a SW National Championship 2019, will automatically obtain the right to participate in the SW World Championship 2019 (“Selected Participants”), if each of the respective weight categories in the particular SW National Championship 2019 had at least 6 participants. If SW National Championship 2019 in any of the weight categories did not have at least 6 participants, Country cannot send winner of this particular weight category to the SW World Championship 2019.
14.2. Based on SW World Championship 2018 male competition final round, following fifteen (15) Countries have the right to have two (2) Participants in male competitions for only one of the 3 weight categories, based on the highest number of participants in the particular SW National Championship 2019:
14.2.14. Hong Kong
14.3. Based on SW World Championship 2016 female competition final round, the following seven (7) Countries have the right to have two (2) Participants in female competitions for only one of the 3 weight categories, based on the highest number of participants in the particular SW National Championship 2019:
14.4. Flight costs for Selected Participants of the SW World Championship 2019 will be covered by the WSWCF SW National Championship 2019 Organizer or Participants themselves. Hotel, local transportation after arriving to the hotel and food in Moscow will be covered by Moscow State Sport Department.
14.5. Each Selected Participant of the SW World Championship 2019 has to pay for his visa to Russia (if applicable) by himself. Also, food, local transportation (to and from airport, within the Moscow city), entertainment and similar personal expenses outside of the competition schedule have to be paid by the Selected Participants themselves.
14.6. The health and travel insurance have to be made by each Selected Participant of the SW World Championship 2019 at his own cost.
14.7. The Selected Participant will be allowed to come to Moscow and participate in the SW World Championship 2019 only if he has signed a written Participation Contract with the Federation.
14.8. The Federation and the Organizers of WSWCF SW National Championships 2019 are not liable for any Selected Participant’s inability to travel to the SW World Championship 2019 competition venue. In case any Selected Participant from any Country does not have the possibility to travel, obtain visa to Russia, ensure the required insurance, or has any other reason preventing him from participation, the right to participate in the SW World Championship 2019 passes on to the Participant with the next highest score after the Selected Participant according to the final rankings in the WSWCF SW National Championship of the particular Country.
15. PARTICIPATION FEE
15.1. From 2019, all WSWCF international competitions will have participation fee. Participation fee in SW World Championship 2019 is fifty (50) EUR from each participant. Participation fee will be used to cover event coordination expenses. Participation fee must be paid in Moscow, Russia to SW World Championship 2019 coordinator not later than 2 hours before the Qualification round.
On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
Chairman of the Management Board Maris Slezins