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Trampoline and Double-Mini Trampoline

TRM i The BUCS Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the British Gymnastics Code of Points. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

TRM ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

TRM iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the British Gymnastics Code of Points, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


TRM 1 Championships BUCS will host annually a Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline Championships. The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. The events are split under ‘Trampoline’ (Which is made up of Individual and Synchronised categories, with an Overall Team award) and ‘Double Mini-Trampoline’ (which is comprised of only Individual categories). All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.

TRM 2 Disputes at events In line with REG 4.6.3, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline shall comprise of a BUCS staff member and members of the Event Management Team.


Trampoline

TRM 3 Individual categories

TRM 3.1 All BUCS Individual Trampoline categories (levels) will comprise a qualification round and a final round for each level.

TRM 3.2 For each gender (male and female) there shall be 9 levels of individual competition:
- TRA Disability
- TRA Development Level 5
- TRA Development Level 4
- TRA Development Level 3
- TRA Development Level 2
- TRA Development Level 1
- TRA Performance Level 2
- TRA Performance Level 1
- TRA FIG Level

TRM 3.3 Competitors in TRA Development levels may choose which compulsory routine they wish to perform from the options listed. Competitors in TRA Performance and FIG levels may perform a first routine of their own construction, which must include the specified requirements. TRA Disability requirements are per the published Competition Structure.

TRM 3.4 Within TRA Development and Performance levels, if a competitor is found to be meeting the requirements of the next level above within their routines or exceeds maximum difficulty values of their current level, BUCS has the right to issue an automatic disqualification without the right to an appeal. BUCS may also disqualify any competitor/pair/team/entry if it forms the reasonable opinion that the gymnast has demonstrated an ability to compete at a higher level in any way.

TRM 3.4.1 Competitors must comply with the entry matrices in the event Entry Information. For categories with crossover between multiple categories in other structures, reference should be made to the highest difficulty attempted in competition and the difficulty levels of the corresponding categories.

TRM 3.5 There shall be a 2.0 penalty applied by the difficulty judges if a competitor fails to meet the minimum requirements within their second routine. At TRA Development levels, deviation from the required first routines will be deemed as an interruption. At TRA Performance and FIG levels, failure to meet requirements of the first routine shall result in a 2.0 penalty from the difficulty judges.

TRM 3.6 The top 8 ranked competitors in each category (or less if there are fewer than 8) from the qualification round shall qualify to the final round. The final round applies to all categories and will consist of 1 routine – a routine of any construction within the second routine requirements for each level.

TRM 3.6.1 There shall be 1 reserve competitor per category who may be called to compete if any withdrawals occur before the final round.

TRM 3.6.2 Any withdrawals from the final round should be notified to the competition organisers at least 1 hour prior to the commencement of the final.

TRM 3.6.3 Any reserves called to fill any withdrawn spaces will be notified at least 30 minutes in advance of their flight. Reserves will be announced but should be on standby to compete.

TRM 3.7 Automatic qualification to the finals (“Byes”) are not permitted at any level.

TRM 3.8 Applications to upgrade/downgrade to a different level need to be submitted in writing to BUCS no later than the entry closing date. Please ensure that each competitor has been entered at the appropriate level at the time of submission.

TRM 3.9 The first and second routine requirements for all levels will be published on the BUCS website and published prior to the start of the season.

TRM 3.10 Each competitor shall perform a first routine and a second routine (qualification round). Each routine must fulfil the criteria of the respective level.

TRM 3.11 Prior to the start of each category, each performer must submit their competition card to the appropriate judging panel. This applies to competitors in all levels.

TRM 3.11.1 All competition cards should be presented in British Gymnastics/FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) notation only.

TRM 3.12 The first and second routines shall consist of 10 elements, starting and finishing on the feet.

TRM 3.13 Each competitor shall have 1 attempt at each routine. Further attempts are subject to the British Gymnastics Code of Points and at the discretion of the Chair of Judges.

TRM 3.14 Each institution shall supply appropriately qualified coaches. Coaches are required to sign all competition cards for their competitors (which will be checked) and indicate their level of coaching qualification.

TRM 3.15 All competitors are required to present themselves in the correct competition attire, which follows British Gymnastics guidelines, unless otherwise modified below:

TRM 3.15.1 TRA Disability and Development Level 5: As per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points. Alternatively, at these levels only, gymnasts may wear a T-shirt (tucked in) and shorts. In addition, women may wear skin tight shorts in a colour and style matching the leotard (of any material).

TRM 3.15.2 TRA Development Levels 4 – 1, TRA Performance Levels, and TRA FIG Level: As per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points. Women may wear skin tight shorts in a colour and style matching the leotard (of any material).

TRM 3.15.3 Only competition attire will be allowed on the trampoline, including during warm-up.

TRM 3.15.4 Competitors must wear foot-coverings according to the British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 3.15.5 Performers are not permitted to wear ANY body piercings or other jewellery whilst warming up or competing. If a piercing or jewellery item cannot be removed, it must be sufficiently taped. It is at the absolute discretion of the Chairs of Judges and competition organisers to disqualify any competitor who is not deemed to be safe by virtue of piercings or jewellery, whether taped or not.

TRM 3.15.6 Dark coloured trampoline trousers are not permitted. The wearing of dark coloured trousers may result in disqualification.

TRM 3.15.7 Men may wear gymnastics shorts of any colour at all levels, but these must be suitable per the guidance in the British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 3.15.8 Underwear should not be visible and must remain covered at all times whilst the gymnast is on the competition floor.

TRM 3.15.9 Strapping or support pieces must be coloured as close as possible to the performer’s skin tone per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 3.15.10 Competitors who do not adhere to regulations TRM 3.15.1 – TRM 3.15.9 may be disqualified at the discretion of the organisers/Chair of Judges.

TRM 3.16 Safety policies

TRM 3.16.1 Adequate spotters should be by the trampoline at all times the trampoline is in use.

TRM 3.16.2 The Chair of Judges has the right to ascertain the competence of a spotter and also the competence of the spotter using a spotter mat.

TRM 3.16.3 The Chair of Judges and competition organisers may ask a competitor to remove an element from a routine which, in the opinion of the Chair or organiser, is deemed to be unsafe. Failure to comply will lead to ‘Did Not Start (DNS)’ for that routine.

TRM 3.16.4 Coaches or other performers are not permitted to stand on the side or on the trampoline to support a performer with a skill during warm up.

TRM 3.16.5 All routines shall be performed unaided. Coaching during a performance is not allowed and will be penalised in line with the British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 3.17 Appeals and Superior Jury

TRM 3.17.1 There shall be a Superior Jury, comprised of at least 2 of: the BUCS Event Manager, the BUCS Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline Chair, and/or a senior judge representative.

TRM 3.17.2 Appeals or inquiries should be taken to the Chair of Judges in the first instance. Further appeals may be made to the Superior Jury. Appeals must be made, in a polite manner, before the end of the respective flight to which the appeal relates, and in any event, as soon as possible.

TRM 3.17.3 Appeals may only be made in respect of the difficulty score, time of flight/synchronisation score, penalties, or other decisions made by the Chair of Judges. No inquiries may be made in respect of execution or horizontal displacement scores.

TRM 3.17.4 The Superior Jury shall not overrule the decision of the Chair of Judges if it does not have sufficient evidence and/or information to come to an informed decision.

TRM 3.17.5 The decision of the Superior Jury shall be final.

TRM 3.18 Order of performance

TRM 3.18.1 Qualification Round – The order of performance shall be drawn at random and published in advance of the competition.

TRM 3.18.2 Final Round – There will be a top 8 ‘zero’ final round for each gender for all individual categories. If there are 8 or fewer competitors in the qualifying round, an ‘accumulative’ final round shall take place for that category. Finalists shall compete in reverse order, the person sitting in eighth place competing first.

TRM 3.19 Time of Flight (ToF)

TRM 3.19.1 ToF will be used for TRA Performance and FIG levels. Each competitor’s ToF will be calculated using FIG approved electronic timing equipment. The appointed official is responsible for controlling the electronic timing equipment.

TRM 3.19.2 If for any reason there is a breakdown of the electronic timing system, the ToF score will be determined through an analysis of the official video. In the event of failure of the backup system, a re-jump may be allowed. In this instance the ToF only will be judged. The original scores for the first attempt will be retained, regardless of the number of skills present. The ToF score obtained in the re-jump will only be attributed to the number of skills performed in the original first attempt of that routine.

TRM 4 Synchronised categories

TRM 4.1 All BUCS Synchronised Trampoline categories (levels) will comprise a qualification round only for each level.

TRM 4.2 There shall be 3 levels of mixed-gender competition:
- TRA Synchronised Level 3: Pairs of competitors in TRA Development Levels 3 – 5 and TRA Disability.
- TRA Synchronised Level 2: Pairs of competitors in TRA Development Level 1 and TRA Development Level 2.
- TRA Synchronised Level 1: Pairs of competitors in TRA FIG and TRA Performance Levels.

TRM 4.3 The qualification round will consist of 2 routines. The first routine should be a first routine as per the individual categories structure. The second routine should be a second routine as per the individual categories structure, and shall include difficulty.

TRM 4.3.1 In TRA Synchronised Level 1, first routine difficulty in TRA FIG Level and TRA Performance Level 1 shall not be awarded.

TRM 4.3.2 Difficulty shall only be awarded in the second routine for all levels.

TRM 4.4 A synchronised pair consists of 2 gymnasts. Pairs may be made up of competitors of the same or mixed levels and genders within the level ranges specified for each category.

TRM 4.4.1 Pairs must compete the routines (or requirements) of the level of the lowest competing member of the pair - e.g. in TRA Synchronised Level 1, a pair of a TRA FIG Level competitor and a TRA Performance Level 2 competitor must perform TRA Performance Level 2 routines.

TRM 4.4.2 If a routine other than those possible under TRM 4.4.1 is performed, the routine will be deemed invalid or interrupted, or the appropriate penalty applied per TRM 3.5. If a routine higher than that of the level of the lower competitor is performed, the pair will be disqualified and the appropriateness of the lower competitor’s entry into the individual categories will be assessed (if applicable).

TRM 4.5 A gymnast may only compete in 1 synchronised pairing.

TRM 4.6 Partners must do the same element at the same time and must start facing in the same direction. They need not twist in the same direction.

TRM 4.7 Attire for competitors must adhere to the rules set for the individual categories and must be matching for same-gender pairs.

TRM 4.8 Prior to the start of each flight, each pair must submit their competition card to the appropriate judging panel per the requirements of TRM 3.11.

TRM 4.9 The relevant applicable rules for the individual categories, including TRM 3.16 and TRM 3.17, shall apply to the synchronised categories.

TRM 5 Team categories

TRM 5.1 There will be a Men’s Team and a Women’s Team Championships. A team comprises of 3 competitors of the same sex.

TRM 5.2 The 3 highest total scores from the qualification round (first routine plus second routine) by competitors from the same institution, from all TRA individual categories (see TRM 3.2), will be added together to produce an overall team score. Only 1 team per institution will be counted. By entering into the individual categories, competitors are automatically eligible to count for the team categories (as long as they have 3 individuals of the same sex entered).

TRM 5.3 Team scores will be based solely on execution, horizontal displacement, and difficulty. Time of flight scores will NOT be included in the calculation of the overall team score.

TRM 5.4 British Gymnastics Code of Points team dress requirements are not applicable to this event.


Double Mini-Trampoline

TRM 6 Individual categories

TRM 6.1 All Double Mini-Trampoline categories (levels) will comprise a qualification round and a final round for each level.

TRM 6.2 For each gender (male and female), there shall be 5 levels of individual competition:
- DMT Development Level 3
- DMT Development Level 2
- DMT Development Level 1
- DMT Performance Level
- DMT FIG Level

TRM 6.3 Competitors in DMT Development levels must perform the compulsory passes specified. Competitors in DMT Performance Level must perform the compulsory passes specified in the qualifying round. Competitors in DMT FIG Level, and the final round of DMT Performance Level, may perform passes of the gymnast’s own construction within the level requirements.

TRM 6.4 In DMT Performance Level, if a competitor is found to be meeting the requirements of the level above within their passes, BUCS has the right to issue an automatic disqualification without the right to an appeal. BUCS may also disqualify any competitor from any level if it forms the reasonable opinion that the gymnast has demonstrated an ability to compete at a higher level in any way.

TRM 6.5 There shall be a 0.6 penalty applied to the second pass by the difficulty judges if a competitor fails to meet the minimum round difficulty requirements in DMT Performance and FIG levels. At DMT Development and Performance levels, deviation from the required passes will be deemed as an interruption.

TRM 6.6 The top 8 ranked competitors in each group (or less if there are fewer than 8) from the qualification round shall qualify to the final round. The final round applies to all categories and will consist of 2 passes.

TRM 6.6.1 There shall be 1 reserve competitor per group who may be called to compete if any withdrawals occur before the final round.

TRM 6.6.2 Any withdrawals from the final round should be notified to the competition organisers at least 1 hour prior to the commencement of the final.

TRM 6.6.3 Any reserves called to fill any withdrawn spaces will be notified at least 30 minutes in advance of their flight. Reserves will be announced but should be on standby to compete.

TRM 6.7 Automatic qualification to the finals (“Byes”) are not permitted at any level.

TRM 6.8 Applications to upgrade/downgrade to a different level need to be submitted in writing to BUCS no later than the entry closing date. Please ensure that each competitor has been entered at the appropriate level at the time of submission.

TRM 6.9 Prior to the start of each group, each performer must submit their competition card to the appropriate judging panel. This applies to competitors in all levels.

TRM 6.9.1 All competition cards should be presented in British Gymnastics/FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) notation only.

TRM 6.10 Each competitor shall have 1 attempt at each pass. Further attempts are subject to the British Gymnastics Code of Points and at the discretion of the Chair of Judges.

TRM 6.11 Each institution shall supply appropriately qualified coaches. Coaches are required to sign all competition cards for their competitors (which will be checked) and indicate their level of coaching qualification.

TRM 6.12 All competitors are required to present themselves in the correct competition attire, which follows British Gymnastics guidelines, unless otherwise modified below:

TRM 6.12.1 DMT Development Level 3: As per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points. Alternatively, at this level only, gymnasts may wear a T-shirt (tucked in) and shorts. In addition, women may wear skin tight shorts in a colour and style matching the leotard (of any material).

TRM 6.12.2 DMT Development Levels 2 – 1, DMT Performance Level, and DMT FIG Level: As per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points. Women may wear skin tight shorts in a colour and style matching the leotard (of any material).

TRM 6.12.3 Only competition attire will be allowed on the apparatus, including during warm-up.

TRM 6.12.4 Competitors must wear foot-coverings according to the British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 6.12.5 Performers are not permitted to wear ANY body piercings or other jewellery whilst warming up or competing. If a piercing or jewellery item cannot be removed, it must be sufficiently taped. It is at the absolute discretion of the Chairs of Judges and competition organisers to disqualify any competitor who is not deemed to be safe by virtue of piercings or jewellery, whether taped or not.

TRM 6.12.6 Underwear should not be visible and must remain covered at all times whilst the gymnast is on the competition floor.

TRM 6.12.7 Strapping or support pieces must be coloured as close as possible to the performer’s skin tone per the current British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 6.12.8 Competitors who do not adhere to regulations TRM 6.12.1 – TRM 6.12.7 may be disqualified at the discretion of the organisers/Chair of Judges.

TRM 6.13 Safety policies

TRM 6.13.1 Adequate spotters should be by the apparatus at all times the apparatus is in use.

TRM 6.13.2 The Chair of Judges has the right to ascertain the competence of a spotter.

TRM 6.13.3 The Chair of Judges and competition organisers may ask a competitor to remove an element from a pass which, in the opinion of the Chair or organiser, is deemed to be unsafe. Failure to comply will lead to ‘Did Not Start (DNS)’ for that pass.

TRM 6.13.4 Coaches or other performers are not permitted to stand on the side or on the apparatus to support a performer with a skill during warm up.

TRM 6.13.5 All passes shall be performed unaided. Coaching during a performance is not allowed and will be penalised in line with the British Gymnastics Code of Points.

TRM 6.14 Appeals and Superior Jury TRM 3.17 shall apply.

TRM 6.15 Order of performance

TRM 6.15.1 Qualification Round – The order of performance shall be drawn at random and published in advance of the competition.

TRM 6.15.2 Final Round – There will be a top 8 ‘zero’ final round for each gender for all individual categories. If there are 8 or fewer competitors in the qualifying round, an ‘accumulative’ final round shall take place for that category. Finalists shall compete in reverse order, the person sitting in eighth place competing first.

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