Regulations English

Novitas-Cup, December 2nd 2017.

Individual-, and team competition on A or B level.

Protest, only against difficulty, costs €25,00, if the protest is found to be correct the costs will be refunded.

Provision for which level on DMT, how many DMTs etc.

  1. Competition regulations

The competition consists of a DMT competition, divided in an individual and a team competition. These will be divided by age categories and levels (A or B level).

The competition will cover a preliminary round and a final. The best 70% of the registered contestants, with a maximum of 8 gymnasts, can enter the final. In case there are 5 gymnasts or less, every gymnast will enter the final, if this is the case all 4 routines will count for the end score. The complete final regulations can be found in unit 1.2.

The difficulty-score (D-score) will be judged according to the FIG Code of Points.

There applies a maximum number of 300 participants over the whole competition.


1.1   Preliminary round of the individual and team competition

The preliminary round exists of 2 routines. These need to follow the regulations stated in unit 4. The scores count for both the individual and the team competition. Essentially , when there are 2 or more gymnasts, who qualify last for the final with the same scores, they will all be allowed to participate in the final.

1.1.1.      Scheme of the team competition

Both the A and the B level gymnasts will initially take part in the team competition, unless the club specifically asks to be excluded from the team competition. The teams will be made holding in account the gender, age and level of the gymnasts:

A level:B level:
Pupil + jeugd girlsPupil + jeugd girls
Junior + senior ladiesJunior + senior ladies
Pupil + jeugd boysPupil + jeugd boys
Junior + Senior menJunior + Senior men

A team consists of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 gymnasts. The teams are ought to be made very distinct by the clubs through the application form. It is a possibility to form teams with gymnasts from different clubs, but these clubs have to make sure it is very clear who is in their teams and if necessary what clubs the gymnasts in their teams compete for. In the preliminary round, the best 3 individual scores per routine will count for the team total. There is a maximum of 5 teams who will enter the final regardless of the number of participating teams. For the regulations of the team final go to unit 1.2.2.

1.2     Finals of the individual and team competition

1.2.1        Final of the individual competition

Essentially all the finals will start at 0. Except when there are 5 or less participants. If this is the case the scores from the preliminary round will count for the overall score.  The final line-up will be in reversed order, compared to the qualifying results.

Elements performed in the preliminary round can’t be repeated, except for when the element is performed on another place on the DMT. The gymnast with the highest final score will be the winner. If there are two or more gymnasts with the same score in first, second or third place they will all receive a medal.

1.1.1.      Final of the team competition

The finals will start at 0. The line-up will be in reversed order. This means that the team who qualified last to go to the final will be the first one to perform a routine. One gymnast will execute his routine and after that a gymnast from the team who qualified fourth will execute his routine etc. This will be repeated with the next gymnast of a team and routine. In the final a maximum of 3 gymnasts per team will be allowed to participate and every score will count for the total score. During the final it is prohibited to change gymnasts in a team. Elements performed in the qualifying rounds are not allowed to be repeated in the final. The team with the highest final score will be the winners. As well as in the individual finals in the team finals there is the possibility to get a shared place.

2.          Judges

The judging of the routines will be done according to the FIG Code of Points. The Dutch translation of the FIG CoP can be found on the website of the KNGU. In that translation there will be an exception: the prescribed routine difficulty  for both the A and the B level, which can also be found in unit 4.

2.3.1. Competition clothing of the judges

Every judge needs to be neatly dressed in either white and blue or white and black. Judges who don’t appear in the rightful clothing at the judges desks will be politely asked to withdraw from their tasks. The leader of the competition will have the final say in this matter.

2.3.2. General

Every judge has to own a valid FIG/National certification. Preferably every club delivers judges with the highest certification for the A level competition. Per 5 gymnasts, a club has to deliver 1 judge, mentioning the level of certification of this judge. (4 gymnasts= 1 judge, 6 gymnasts= 2 judges, etc.)

3. Attachments

4.1 Age categories and prescribed routines

Category:Level:Year of birth:Minimum difficulty per 2 routines
Senior women/men A1999 and older3.8
Junior girls/boysA2000-20023.4
Jeugd girls/boysA2003-20052.8
Pupil girls/boysA2006-20082.2

The maximum difficulty per routine up until the junior category is 4.5. Routines with higher difficulty will get the maximum difficulty of 4.5. When a gymnast cannot reach the minimum difficulty in the preliminary round, there will be a deduction of 0.5 extra per execution judge.

CategoryLevel:Year of birthMax. difficulty per 2 routines:
Senior women/menB1999 and older3.8
Junior girls/boysB2000-20023.4
Jeugd girls/boysB2003-20052.8
Pupil girls/boysB2006-20082.2

The maximum difficulty counts for the 2 routines in the preliminary round as well as for the 2 routines in the final. When a gymnast performs routines with a higher difficulty than allowed, the maximum difficulty as stated in the table above will be counted.