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2017 United States Challenge VIII

Rules and Regulations

 

1.  Date:                         October 7, 2017

2.  Location:                   Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

3.  Organizers:               United States Wushu Academy

Center for Cultural Exchange

4.  Co-Organizers:         Kung Fu Magazine (TigerClaw)

Zhao Changjun Wushu Academy

World Swordsmen Federation

5. Competition Divisions:

  1. First Timer
  2. Wushu Individual Barehand and Weapons Divisions
  3. Northern Kung Fu Individual Barehand and Weapons Divisions
  4. Southern Kung Fu Individual Barehand and Weapons Divisions
  5. Yang Style Tai Chi Individual Barehand and Weapons Divisions
  6. Chen Style Tai Chi Individual Barehand and Weapons Divisions
  7. Two-Person Fighting Sets
  8. Three-Person Fighting Sets
  9. Three -Person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team
  10. Three-Person Health Qigong “Yi Jin Jing”
  11. Group Champions

                       

6.  Competition Rules:

  1. Any country, regional, and local martial arts school, club, or individuals can register for this competition.
  2. ONLY the Advanced Divisions Athletes can register for all three events in Barehand, Short Weapon, and Long Weapon can compete for the “All Around” Title.
  3. No Music, counting, or instructions are allowed for the Three-Person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team.
  4. Health Qigong “Yi Jin Jing” division must use designated IHQF music with no wording, counting, or instructions allowed in the music.
  5. Any school or club with 10 or more registered athletes is qualified for the “Group Champion” Title.  If the group has more than 10 registered athletes, then the top 10-registered athlete’s medal counts will determine the placement of the title.
  6. All the information on the registration form is truly completed, fully and accurately.
  7. You are responsible for your own safety. During competitions, the organizers and co-organizers are not responsible for your injury and/or medical expenses.
  8. No refunds will be issued for the registration fee if athletes fail to show up to compete in his/her event(s).
  9. To Change your registration event, a WRITTEN statement is required on or before September 25, 2017.  After September 25, 2017, NO changing requests will be allowed.  Each request change will be assessed a $25USD fee.  
  10. All athletes need to bring proof of age at the time of the check-in at the morning of the event.  These documents must be legal documents such as birth certificate or passport.
  11. Be on time.  After you finish checking in for an event and don't report to your designed ring on time to compete, we will consider you as having “forfeit” this event.
  12. If there is a discrepancy between the English and Chinese Rules.  The English Rule will prevail.

 

7. Age Groups: for individual divisions:

  1. Toddler 6 years and under (B), born after January 1, 2011.
  2. Children 7 to 9 years old (C1), born between 2008 and 2010.
  3. Children 10 to 12 years old (C2), born between 2007 and 2005.
  4. Youth 13 to 15 years old (T1), born between 2002 and 2004.
  5. Teens 16 to 18 years old (T2), born between 1999 and 2001.
  6. Adult 19 to 39 years old (A1), born between 1977 and 1998.
  7. Adult 40 to 49 years old (A2), born between 1968 and 1977.
  8. Senior 50 years and older (S1), born on and before December 31, 1967.
  9. Senior 60 years and older (S2), born on and before December 31, 1957.
  10. Senior 70 years and older (S3), born on and before December 31, 1947.

 

8. Skill Levels:

A. Beginner: 2 years and less of study

B. Intermediate: 2-5 years of study

C. Advanced: 5 years and more of study

 

9. Time Requirements:

A. First Timer division is allowed for all styles, all ages, all skill levels to be in one special division.  The goal is to help you overcome your anxiety and feel the excitement of competition.  The maximum time is two minutes.  As time expires, the Chief Judge will stop the competitor.  No time deduction.

B. Wushu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 12 years old and under is maximum one minutes and thirty seconds (1’30”).  As time expire, the Chief Judge will stop the competitor.  No time deduction.

C. Wushu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 12 years old and over is minimum one minute ten seconds (1’10”) and maximum two minutes (2’).  For every two seconds short or over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 point deduction from the final score.

D. Wushu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 18 years old and over is minimum one minute twenty seconds (1’20”) and maximum two minutes (2’).  For every two seconds short or over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 point deduction from the final score.

E. Traditional Kung Fu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 12 years old and under is maximum one minutes and thirty seconds (1’30”).  As time expire, the Chief Judge will stop the competitor.  No time deduction

F. Traditional Kung Fu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 12 years old and over are minimum one minute and ten seconds (1’10”) and maximum two minutes (2’).  For every two seconds short or over the time limit, competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.

G. Traditional Kung Fu individual event in Barehand, Short, and Long Weapons for 18 years old and over are minimum one minute twenty seconds (1’20”) and maximum two minutes (2’).  For every two seconds short or over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.

H. Yang Style and Chen Style Tai Chi events, all age divisions required minimum three minutes (3’) and maximum five minutes (5’). For every five seconds over and short of the time limit, competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.  Chief Judge will give a warning at four minutes.

J. Two-Person and Three-Person fighting sets maximum two minute (2’).  For every two seconds over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.

K. Three-Person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team for 12 years old and under is maximum two minutes (2’).  For every two seconds over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.

L. Three-Person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team for 12 years old and over maximum three minutes (3’).  For every two seconds over the time limit, the competitor will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.

M. Three-Person Health Qigong requires using IHQF Yi Jin Jing music.  When the music finishes and the athletes are still moving, 0.1 deductions are made for every five seconds until athletes are finished.

 

10. Placement:

A. All First Timers will receive a special Medal for competing.

B. Individuals participating in events of Barehand, Short Weapons, and Long Weapons will receive an award if they are among the top 5 athletes in their division. Each division is separated by age, skills and gender.

C. The top 5 teams among the Two person and Three Person Fighting Sets are given awards.  Fighting sets divisions are separated by age group.

D. The top 5 teams among the Three person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team are given awards.  Three-person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team division is separated by age group.

E. Group Champion Title is awarded to the top 5 schools or clubs with the most Gold, Silver and Bronze medals winners.

 

11.  Registration and Fees: 

  1. No on-site registration.
  2. All registration must be received on or before September 25, 2017.
  3. Early registration for Individuals must be received on or before September 5, 2017:
    1. First event registration fee is ($60USD base registration fee + $30USD event fee =) $90USD.
    2. Each additional event registration fee is $30USD.
  4. Late registration for Individuals received on or after September 6, 2017:
    1. First event registration fee is ($70USD base registration fee + $40USD event fee =) $110USD.
    2. Each additional event registration fee is $40USD.
  5. Two-Person Fighting Set registration:
    1. On or before September 5, 2017 is $100USD.
    2. On or after September 6, 2017 is $120USD.
  6. Three-Person Fighting Set registration:
    1. On or before September 5, 2017 is $100USD.
    2. On or after September 6, 2017 is $150USD.
  7. Three-Person Silent and Synchronized Drill Team registration:
    1. On or before September 5, 2017 is $100USD.
    2. On or after September 6, 2017 is $150USD.
  8. Health Qigong Three-Person Team registration:
    1. On or before September 5, 2017 is $100USD.
    2. On or after September 6, 2017 is $150USD.
  9. Non-competitor’s ticket is US$15.

 

 

2017 年第八届美国精英赛规程

1. 日期:       2017年 10 月 7 日

2. 地址:       Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

              9751 Washingtonian Boulevard

              Gaithersburg, MD 20878

              USA

3. 主办单位:美国武术学院 与 文化交流中心

4.   协办单位:美国功夫杂志社 与 美国赵长军武术学院

5. 比赛项目:

  1.     初赛运动员      单人项目的武术规定拳,自选拳和规定器械,自选器械
  2.     单人项目的传统北派功夫拳术和器械
  3.   单人项目多传统南派功夫拳术和器械
  4.     单人项目的杨式太极拳和器械
  5.      单人项目的陈式太极拳和器械
  6.       双人对练
  7.      三人对练
  8.      三人 “无声同步” 集体项目
  9.        健身气功 “易筋经”
  10.       团体赛

6.    参赛规程:

  1.         只有注册高级组拳,长器械与短器械三个项目的运动员可以参加“全能冠军” 的头衔.
  2.        三人 “无声同步” 集体项目不许有音乐,不许喊口令,不许有场外指示.
  3.       健身气功 “易筋使用是健身气功合会指定的,不有口令或是喊口令.
  4.        凡有10人和10人以上注册参赛运动员的武术与传统功夫馆校或是团体即可计算 “团体赛冠军” 的头衔。积分法以最多金,银,铜奖牌数为准.
  5.         参赛人员应当如实填写报名表.
  6.        比赛期间的伤病均由个人自己负责.
  7.        运动员因故不能参加比赛,当弃权论,所有比赛报名费用均不退还.
  8.        假如需要改动报名项目,必须在2016年9月19日之前递交书信申请.  逾期不给改动已报名项目.  每申请改动一次交付美金 $25元.
  9.          所有参赛运动员必须携带年龄证明文件在报到处审查.
  10.        运动员要准时报道.  检录后没有按时报道比赛场地,比赛项目组开始时,以弃权论.
  11.         如果规程和其它问题的争议时,以英文版的规程为主.

7.         竞赛年龄分组:

  1. 6 岁 和 6岁以下,2011 年 1月 1 日以后为 B 组.
  2. 7 岁 到 9 岁, 2008 年至 2010 年间出生为 C1 组.
  3. 10岁 到 12 岁, 2005 年至 2007 年间出生为C2 组.
  4. 13岁 到 15 岁, 2002 年至 2004 年间出生为 T1 组.
  5. 16岁 到 18 岁, 1999 年至 2001 年间出生为 T2组.
  6. 19岁 到 39 岁, 1977 年至 1998 年间出生为 A1 组.
  7. 40岁 到 49 岁, 1968 年至 1977 年间出生为 A2 组.
  8. 50岁和50 岁以上, 1967年 12 月31日以前出生为 S1 组.
  9. 60岁和60 岁以上, 1957年 12 月31日以前出生为 S2 组.
  10. 70岁和70 岁以上, 1967年 12 月31日以前出生为 S3 组.

 

8. 级别分类

初级:习武两年及两年以下

中级:习武2-5年

高级:习武五年及五年以上

 

9.         竞赛时间的规定:

  1. 初赛运动员, 不分派别,不分年龄,不分技术,最多时间2分种.  运动员 超过规定时间时,裁判长应请运动员立即收势停止比赛,不扣分.
  2. 武术组,12 岁和12 岁以下的拳,长器械,短器械项目的时间最多1分30秒.  运动员 超过规定时间时,裁判长应请运动员立即收势停止比赛,不扣分.
  3. 武术组,12 岁以上的拳,长器械,,短器械项目的时间最少1分10秒,最多2分钟.  每少于或是多于两秒扣
  4. 武术组,18 岁以上的拳,长器械,,短器械项目的时间最少1分20秒,最多2分钟.  每少于或是多于两秒扣
  5. 传统功夫组,12 岁和12 岁以下的拳,长器械,短器械项目的时间最多1分30秒.  运动员 超过规定时间时,裁判长应请运动员立即收势停止比赛,不扣分.
  6. 传统功夫组,12 岁以上的拳,长器械,,短器械项目的时间最少1分10秒,最多2分钟.  每少于或是多于两秒扣
  7. 传统功夫组,18 岁以上的拳,长器械,,短器械项目的时间最少1分20秒,最多2分钟.  每少于或是多于两秒扣
  8. 杨式与陈式太极拳组,所有的拳,长器械,,短器械项目的时间最少3分钟,最多5分钟.  每少于或是多于五秒扣
  9. 双人对练组 与三人对练组,最多2分钟.  每多于两秒扣
  10. 三人 “无声同步” 集体项目,12 岁和12 岁以下的时间最多2分钟.  每多于两秒扣
  11. 三人 “无声同步” 集体项目组,13 岁以上的时间最多3分钟.  每少于或是多于两秒扣
  12. 健身气功 “易筋经” 三人组, 国际健身气功联合会指定的易筋音乐停止后,运动员还在演练时,每五秒扣

 

10.         录取名次:

  1. 单练项目按年龄,技术,男女分别录取前五名.
  2. 双人对练,三人对练分年龄组,不分性别,录取前五名.
  3. 三人 “无声同步” 分年龄组,不分性别,录取前五名.
  4. 团体冠军奖颁发给最多金,银,铜牌的队伍.  录取前五名.

 

11.       报名和报名费:

  1. 不接受当场报名参赛者.
  2. 报名截止日期为 2017 年 9 月25日.
  3. 单练项目2017年9月5日之前报名费用:
    1. 第一个比赛项目交付美金 $90元 (包括报名$60元)
    2. 每增加一个比赛项目交付美金 $30元
  4. 单练项目2017年9月6日之后报名费用:
    1. 第一个比赛项目交付美金 $110元(包括报名费$70元)
    2. 每增加一个比赛项目交付美金 $40元
  5.  双人对练项目报名费用:
    1.   2017年9月5日之前交付美金 $100
    2.   2017年9月6日之后交付美金 $120
  6. 三人对练项目报名费用:
    1. 2017年9月5日之前交付美金 $100
    2. 2017年960日之后交付美金 $150
  7. 三人 “无声同步” 项目报名费用:
    1.  2017年9月5日之前交付美金 $100
    2.  2017年9月6日之后交付美金 $150
  8. 健身气功 “易筋经” 三人组项目报名费:
    1.   2017年9月5日之前交付美金 $100
    2.   2017年9月6日之后交付美金 $150.
  9.    观众门票每位 美金 $15