In previous years we have held an inter-club Regional Championship based on the grading routines. With some clubs now opting to compete only in NDP this leaves the region divided in terms of routines being competed and the regional committee has been looking at ways in which we could come together without forcing clubs to abandon their principled decisions to adopt one, or the other, of the two structures we support in East. All DMT and TPD competition in the region adopts the BG NDP structures and is not directly affected.
A competition structure in which the region can compete as peers again and which supports the Regional Championships.
The key pre-requisite is that in as far as it is possible those competing in either NDP or Grades are able to compete on a level footing with peers of similar age in Open Competitions.
Given this, it is entirely reasonable that where NDP deploys age-differential routines it is the routine that is competed which is key and not the grade.
Trying to map routines directly on the basis of like moves has failed to achieve a consensus.
Instead of using routines we should use tariff boundaries since there is no routine being used in current competition that cannot be defined in terms of its difficulty.
The Mapped Grades column is intended only for guidance, the defining requirement will be the difficulty of the declared set routine.
|Grade||Set Range||Voluntary Range||Mapped Grades|
|Band 1||DD <1.0||DD ≤ 1.5||H, I, CDP 1 & 2|
|Band 2||DD ≥ 1.0, ≤1.5||DD ≥ 1.0 , ≤ 2.5||G, NDP1|
|Band 3||DD > 1.5, ≤2.5||DD ≥ 1.5 , ≤ 3.0||F, NDP2, NDP3|
|Band 4||DD > 2.5, ≤3.0||DD ≥ 2.5 , ≤ 5.0||E, NDP4|
|Band 5||DD > 3.0, ≤5.0||DD ≥ 3.0 , ≤ 6.5||D, T2K L3, NDP5, NDP6, U13 NDP7, U11 NDP8, U11 WAGC|
|Band 6||DD > 5.0, ≤ 6.5||DD > 5.0, ≤ 8.5||C, T2K L2, O12 NDP7, O10/U17 NDP8|
|Band 7||FIG||No restriction||B+, T2K L1, O16 NDP8|
Tariff will be awarded for band 3 upwards. (This subject to committee review)
In order to promote participation in the discipline of Double Mini Trampoline at the Trampoline East Regional Championships, this competition will have a different format to that of the Regional Qualification events held in February and March.
Some clubs have expressed that the prescriptive nature of the National Development Plan levels for DMT has prevented some of their gymnasts from competing so far this year. In response to this Phil has devised a competition format comprising entirely voluntary passes, with bands of degree of difficulty (DD) determining which group a gymnast should enter.
Competing a pass that does not fall within the band entered (either too high, or too low) will incur a penalty of 0.5 from each execution judge.
|Band 1||max DD of 0.7 in each pass|
|Band 2||DD of between 0.6 – 1.3 in each pass (every pass must contain a somersault)|
|Band 3||DD of between 1.2 – 2.2 in each pass|
|Band 4||DD of between 2.1 – 4.4 in each pass|
|Band 5||minimum DD of 4.3 in each pass|