Section 6: Approved Sports  – Activities and Specific Rules

Amended 2016

6.10 Gymnastics State Championships

Championship format

Tuesday: – RG, MG, WG division E , AWD (Men’s and Women’s).
Wednesday: – WG division D (morning), WG DIVISION C (afternoon)
Thursday: – WG division A & B

6.10.1 Competition rules and exercises for girls (WG)

(a) Entries:

No entries will be accepted from individual schools. They must be entered as a regional team.

Each region may enter one team per competition. A team cannot exceed 24 Gymnasts with a maximum of 6 competitors in any one division for Division B, C, D and E. Division A is an open division for numbers (however only the best 10 scores to count towards the overall team result from divisions A-E).

If a region has extra gymnasts of appropriate standard in division B they may nominate an individual competitor to be consider by the CHS convener if competition entry numbers allow. These gymnasts must be ranked in order with a qualifying score submitted with the nomination from a sanctioned competition/regional trial.

(i) All competition(s) are open events and will be held in five (5) divisions.

(ii) The competitors division will be decided by the highest NSWGA level at which they have competed as of the first day of the CHS state championships.

Any competitor who does not work at NSWGA levels will be placed into the appropriate division by the regional selector after the regional competitions.

(iii) For a region to be eligible for the divisional team competition there must be a minimum of three (3) competitors representing that region. The best three (3) overall totals to count towards this competition.

(iv) Gymnasts who have not competed in the NSWGA level system for 18 months prior to the CHS competition may compete in one division lower for the CHS championships. Official documentation must be presented at the regional competition and a copy forwarded with the team list prior to the CHS championships.

(v) Regions are to submit names and level of accreditation of any judge available for the CHS championships with their regional entries.

(vi) Coaches on the floor will need to register with the event manager on the day of competition. Coaches must supply their Gymnastics Australia ID number.

(b) Dress:

All gymnasts must compete in regional leotard.

(c) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of competition

(ii) Competitors are to perform one routine on each of the apparatus specific to the competition:

Vault
Bars
Beam
Floor

(iii) Divisions:

Division A – Levels nine (9), level ten (10), IL 9, IL10, junior/senior international and open 10 to compete with level nine (9) requirements including capping (current national code)

IL 9 and 10 have age restrictions as follows IL 9 (13 years max) and IL10 (14 years max)

Division B – Levels seven (7) , eight (8) and IL 8 to compete level seven (7) requirements (current national code requirements)

IL 8 has an age restriction (12 years max )

Division C – Level six (6) to compete level six (6) requirements.

Division D – levels four (4) and five (5) to compete with the option of level four (4) or five (5) current routines

Division E – Levels one (1), two (2) and three (3) ALP to compete at level three (3) routines.

(d) Judging

All judging will be in accordance with the current and WG FIG code of points.

(e) Results

The regional divisional champion is determined by totaling the best three (3) individual scores of each region.

The overall champion region will be awarded in WG, MG and RG separately. The champion region for each discipline is determined by a points allocation to position system for each division.

1st – 12 points, 2nd – 10 points, 3rd – 8 points, 4th – 6 points, 5th – 4 points, 6th – 2 points.

Points will be awarded for the top six (6) places and the region with the most points is the overall champion

(f) Awards

All participants are to receive a certificate of participation

Apparatus champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Divisional teams are awarded certificates 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall Divisional champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Champion Regional WG team (over the entire competition) will be awarded a perpetual trophy

6.10.2 Competition rules and exercises for boys (MG)

(a) Entries:

No entries will be accepted from individual schools. They must be entered as a regional team.

Each region may enter one team per competition. A team cannot exceed 24 Gymnasts with a maximum of 6 competitors in any one division for Division B, C, and D , Division A is an open division for numbers (however only the best 10 scores to count towards the overall team result from divisions A-D).

(i) All competition(s) are open events and will be held in five (5) divisions.

(ii) The competitors division will be decided by the highest NSWGA level at which they have competed as of the first day of the CHS state championships. Any competitor who does not work at NSWGA levels will be placed into the appropriate division by the regional selector after the regional competitions.

(iii) For a region to be eligible for the divisional team competition there must be a minimum of three (3) competitors representing that region. The best three (3) overall totals to count towards this competition.

(iv) Gymnasts who have not competed in the NSWGA level system for 18 months prior to the CHS competition may compete in one division lower for the CHS championships. Official documentation must be presented at the regional competition and a copy forwarded with the team list prior to the CHS championships.

(v) Regions are to submit names and level of accreditation of any judge available for the CHS championships with their regional entries.

(vi) Coaches on the floor will need to register with the event manager on the day of competition. Coaches must supply their Gymnastics Australia ID number.

(b) Dress:

All gymnasts are required to compete in a leotard or regional uniform.

(c) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of competition

(ii) Competitors are to perform one routine on each of the apparatus specific to the competition: -

Floor
Pommel
Rings
Vault
Parallel Bars
High Bar

Divisions:

Division A – Levels eight (8), nine (9) and ten (10) to compete with level eight (8) requirements including capping (current national code). Gymnasts vaulting a Yurechenko must have their coach present and with them on the floor to be allowed to vault.

Division B – Levels six (6) and seven (7) to compete with maximum 2 bonus skills (current requirements)

Division C – Levels three (3) four (4) and 5 to compete with maximum 1 bonus (current requirements)

Elite gymnasts’ entries must be forwarded by the regional team manager to the CHS convener in order to determine an appropriate division of competition for that gymnast.

(d) Judging

All judging will be in accordance with the current and MG FIG code of points.

(e) Results

The regional divisional champion is determined by totalling the best three (3) individual scores of each region.

The overall champion region will be awarded in WG, MG and RG separately. The champion region for each discipline is determined by a points allocation to position system for each division.

1st – 12 points, 2nd – 10 points, 3rd – 8 points, 4th – 6 points, 5th – 4 points, 6th – 2 points.

Points will be awarded for the top six (6) places and the region with the most points is the overall champion.

(f) Awards

All participants are to receive a certificate of participation

Apparatus champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Divisional teams are awarded certificates 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall Divisional champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Champion Regional MG team (over the entire competition) will be awarded a perpetual trophy

6.10.3 Competition rules and exercises for rhythmic (RG)

(a) Entries:

No entries will be accepted from individual schools. they must be entered as a regional team.

Each region may enter one team per competition. A team cannot exceed 16 Gymnasts with a maximum of 6 competitors in any one division, however only the best 10 scores to count towards the overall team result.

(i) All competition(s) are open events and will be held in four (4) divisions.

(ii) The competitors division will be decided by the highest NSWGA level at which they have competed as of the first day of the CHS state championships.

Any competitor who does not work at NSWGA levels will be placed into the appropriate division by the regional selector after the regional competitions.

(iii) For a region to be eligible for the divisional team competition there must be a minimum of three (3) competitors representing that region. The best three (3) overall totals to count towards this competition.

(iv) Gymnasts who have not competed in the NSWGA level system for 18 months prior to the CHS competition may compete in one division lower for the CHS championships. Official documentation must be presented at the regional competition and a copy forwarded with the team list prior to the CHS championships.

 (v) Regions are to submit names and level of accreditation of any judge available for the CHS championships with their regional entries.

(vi) Coaches on the floor will need to register with the event manager on the day of competition. Coaches must supply their Gymnastics Australia ID number.

(b) Dress:

Leotards or unitards, regional colours are optional. Gymnasts are allowed to wear optional colours to coordinate with apparatus.

(c) Routines

Gymnasts are to compete

Division A:-  Levels 9 or 10 requirements (current national code).  Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.

Division B:-  Levels 7 or 8 requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.

Division C:- Levels 5 or 6 requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.

Division D:- Levels 3 or 4 requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.

Elite gymnasts’ entries must be forwarded by the Regional Sports Co-ordination Officer to the CHS convener in order to determine an appropriate division of competition for that gymnast.

(d) Results

The regional divisional champion is determined by totalling the best three (3) individual scores of each region.

The overall champion region will be awarded in WG, MG and RG separately. The champion region for each discipline is determined by a points allocation to position system for each division.

1st – 12 points, 2nd – 10 points, 3rd – 8 points, 4th – 6 points, 5th – 4 points, 6th – 2 points.

Points will be awarded for the top six (6) places and the region with the most points is the overall champion.

(e) Awards

All participants are to receive a Certificate of Participation
Apparatus champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Divisional teams are awarded certificates 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall Divisional champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Champion Regional RG Team (over the entire competition) will be awarded a perpetual trophy

6.10.4 Competition rules and exercises for AWD – men’s & women’s (MG/WG)

(a) Entries:

Entries will be accepted from individual schools via the regional gymnastics convener.

Eligible AWD athletes will include those from the following classification groups for students with disabilities

Physical impairment
Vision impairment
Intellectual impairment

Down’s Syndrome gymnasts will be required to submit an AXL medical clearance form in order to compete the specified routines. Gymnasts without this clearance are able to modify the routines to suit their medical needs eg. forward roll can be substituted with a log roll.

(b) Dress:

All gymnasts must compete in appropriate school or regional attire eg. Leotard or T-shirt and tights.

(c) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of competition

(ii) Competitors must perform a minimum of one routine on an apparatus specific to the competition:

Women (WG)
Vault
Bars
Beam
Floor

Men (MG)
Vault
Pommel
Parallel Bars
High Bar
Rings
Floor

(d) Specific routine requirements

MG – Level One (1) National Routines
WG – Level 1 Prep Routines (STATE stream)

(e) Judging

All judging will be in accordance with the current MG/WG FIG code of points.

(f) Awards

All participants are to receive a certificate of participation

Apparatus champions are awarded medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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