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- Individual - Open to current full time
college students and one year alumni
- Team - Group of six current full time
college students from the same college. The team must
include at least one male and at least one female member.
There will be an award for Male and Female
All-Around Champion. All-Around Champion is determined as
the Advanced competitor with highest combined placings in
the following four events:
- One event must be Chanquan, Nanquan, or Taijiquan
- One event must be a weapon form
- Any other form not counted in 1 & 2
- Any other form not counted in 1, 2, & 3
There will be an award for Team Champion. Team Champion is determined as the team with the highest team score. Team score is sum of points earned by each of six competitors (two per events per competitor) plus score from the required group set.
Only Advanced competitors may compete
for the All-around Championships.
- Male All-Around Champion
- Female All-Around Champion
- Team Champion
Any qualified full-time student (class 1)
can compete for the individual titles, but only full teams
can compete for the team title. (see eligibility rules below
• Competitors are not allowed to use the same form (or substantially the similar form) in more than one event. It is at the head judges' discretion as to whether this has occurred. If they judge a form to be substantially the same as one previously performed, the competitor will receive an automatic 0.0 score for that 2nd event.
• Standard 2006 US Wushu Union Competition Rules will be followed for all judging with the exception of Advanced Nanquan and Changquan, which will follow IWuF International Competition Rules.
• Difficulty Points - (Advanced Changquan and Nanquan ONLY) - To promote and improve international Wushu competitor standards, difficulty movements (nandu) will be allowed for advanced Changquan and Nanquan divisions for men and women. As per IWuF rules, a full 2.0 may be awarded for difficulty movements and connecting movements. All difficult moves and the section of the form that they are in must be announced before the competition via the Movements Difficulty Form submitted with the standard tournament registration form.
NOTE: see collegewushu.org or Collegiates Website for a list of movements and Movement Difficulty Form.
• Skill levels will include three divisions, based on the number of years of Wushu training and experience:
- Beginner (0 to 1 year)
- Intermediate (1 to 3 years)
- Advanced (>3 years)
The following restrictions will be placed on the Beginner and Intermediate skill levels:
a. Only linear forms will be allowed.
b. Maximum of two jumping techniques allowed from the following: jumping front kick, jumping inside crescent kick, and jumping outside crescent kick.
c. For jumps, you cannot land on the jumping leg.
d. No aerials, splits, or any other B level move.
a. No butterfly twists, aerial twists, or any jumping technique with a 540 or greater degree of rotation.
• Deductions: There will be a 0.3 deduction for a competitor every time he or she does not comply with the restrictions for Beginner and Intermediate levels. The points will be deducted from the final score for each deviation.
• Competitors must compete at a consistent skill level throughout the course of the entire tournament. (i.e. one cannot compete in Intermediate Changquan and Beginner's broadsword) the skill level of a competitor is determined by total years since they began practicing Chinese Wushu (of any type), not by time spent learning a particular event. Breaks taken from training (semesters off, etc) are not subtracted from years of experience (i.e. if you started 3 years ago, you are Intermediate even if you've taken a year off of Wushu). Violation of this rule is grounds for disqualification, which can also disqualify that competitor's team from the team competition. (see Disqualification, below)
• Events may ONLY be combined when an event contains only 1 competitor. Divisions will ONLY be combined by skill level; beginner and intermediate divisions can be combined into a single division, as can the intermediate and advanced divisions. Intermediate and Advanced will be combined before Beginner and Intermediate. Divisions will not be combined by gender or between events (i.e. different weapons or empty hand styles) under ANY circumstances; the same applies for beginner and advanced divisions.
• Individual and Team competitors will be able compete together in the same divisions. Scores for all competitors will be given as in any normal competition but there will be *no* ties awarded. Once the competition in that division is complete, there will be two separate sets of results listed on the scoring sheet:
See "Point Scoring System" below.
- "Individual Places" - First through third of ALL competitors. Medals will be given out based on these results.
- "Team Places" - First through third of ONLY competitors competing in team competition.
The All-Around champions will be determined
by summing the best four places (see "Point Scoring System"
below) from each of the following categories:
- One event must be Changquan, Nanquan, or Taijiquan.
- One event must be a weapon form.
- Any other form not counted in 1 & 2
- Any other form not counted in 1, 2, & 3.
• Male and Female competitors with highest
score sum will be Men's and Women's All-Around Champion.
• If no competitor competes in each of the four groupings, then the sum will be made from all competitors who competed in the above first three categories.
• Tie Breaker - Should more than one athlete have the highest sum, the award will be given to the athlete who has the highest combined scores of their four qualifying events. First condition satisfied settles the award. If a tie remains even beyond those comparisons, the award is given the athlete who beat the other in a division where both athletes competed. If a tie still remains, the award is given to the athlete with the highest point sum from ALL the divisions the competitor competed in, if the tie still remains the judges' scores for all events each competitor participated in will be summed.
- 6 competitors, determined before the
beginning of the tournament.
- ALL team members must be eligible class
1 competitors (see Individual Competition Section for
definition) at the SAME University or College.
- No more than 3 teams may be sent from the same university, priority will be given to returning teams.
- No more than 5 members of a team may
be of the same gender (i.e. each team must have at least
one male or one female).
- No more than 2 Beginner level competitors will be allowed to compete on the same team.
- Team MUST compete in group set division.
- Team name must be appropriate and school related, at host and judges' discretion.
- Best two "Team Places" (not including
group set) for each competitor will be summed.
- Sum of all six competitor's places
will be summed (12 places total).
- Group Set place will be DOUBLED and
added to team sum.
- Team with highest team sum will be
the winning team.
- Tie-Breaker - Tie-Breaker - In the event of a tie in the Team score, the team with the most first "Team Places" (of all events competed by the team members) will win. If the tie still remains, the team with the most second "Team Places" will win.
The following system will be used for scoring
for Team Competition and All-Around Champion awards. Each
placing is designated a point value as follows:
- First Place - 3 points
- Second Place - 2 points
- Third Place - 1 points
- 4th and Below - 0 points
- Only open to valid, full teams.
- All participants must be from the same
- All 6 team members must compete in the Group Set (a 0.2 deduction will be applied for each person under the required 6).
- Minimum time limit: 1 minute.
- Maximum time limit: 4 minutes.
- Can not be the same set that any team
members competed with in individual competition.
Due to the fact that the score for group
set counts double in the team competition, points for this
division are awarded as follows:
- First Place - 6 points
- Second Place - 4 points
- Third Place - 2 points
- 4th and Below - 1 point
• To encourage a fair tournament, a strict
disqualification policy is in effect.
- Failure to bring valid documents to prove
eligibility will result in that competitor's disqualification
from the tournament.
- Dishonesty reporting of years of training
(skill level) will result in disqualification.
- Dishonesty reporting student status will result in ineligibility to compete for 1 year. Any medals won during the competition during which dishonesty occurred will be stripped from the competitor.
a. If the dishonest competitor also participated in the team competition, the school
will be barred from team competition for 1 year. The team’s results will be
nullified and any medals won in the team competition during which the
dishonesty occurred will be stripped from the team.
- A disqualified team member causes his or her entire team to be disqualified from the team competition (non-disqualified team members are still eligible to compete in individual competition).
- A competitor can also be disqualified for cheating, unsportsmanlike behavior, or a failure to accord proper respect and courtesy towards the judges, tournament staff, fellow competitors, or instructors present at the competition.
- Disqualifications will be made official by the tournament's judge general.
• Either an IWuF-compliant silk uniform or school/club t-shirt with long pants must be worn by all competitors.