2015 Optional State Championships
Friday, March 27 - Three Sessions of Level 7
Saturday, March 28
- Two Sessions of Level 8, One Session of Level 9, One Session of Level 9 and 10
Sunday, March 29 - Three Sessions of Level 6
TOPS National Camp Skills Testing
TOPS State Testing
Level 2 State Invitational - Clarification
Clarification on the level 2's at Compulsory State. The level 2 competition will be run as an Invitational. There are no qualifying requirements to enter into the level 2 competition at State Championships. It is open to ALL level 2's. The entry fee will be the same as level 3-5.
Level 2 Sectional Clarification
For a level 2 to qualify to Sectionals they must only COMPETE in a sanctioned competition using the correct ribbon system. No qualifying score is needed. Judging panel may be two rated judges or one rated judge and one pro member. The meet host may choose to flash or not flash scores.
Updated State Congress Information and Schedule
Please see the attached Revised State Congress information and schedule. Additional locations for breakout clinics have been added to further educate our gymnasts and coaches. The pricing structure has also changed. Please make sure to view this document and don't miss out on a great opportunity for you and your coaches!
Breakout Clinics (with Tammy Biggs and Ivan Alexov):
Thursday, July 9th: Emerald City Gymnastics
Friday, July 10th: Elite Compulsory Clinic 8:00am - 12:00pm
Mondy, July 13th: Auburn Gymnastics Center
Tuesday, July 14th: Gymnastics East
Wednesday, July 15th: Garland's Gymnastics
Breakout Clinic Registration Form
Costs for Clinics:
Elite Compulsories: $75
Beginning Optional: $75, 8:00am - 12:00pm (gymnasts must be able to perform a kip and round off bhs back tuck)
Advanced Optional: $95, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Xcel Questions and Clarifications
Recent Xcel questions and clarifications
1. Are judges required to flash start values for bronze and silver divisions?
Yes - start values must be flashed for all divisions.
2. Are Xcel gymnasts allowed to wear lycra bike shorts?
Yes - lycra shorts are allowed in Xcel competition.
3. Do the rules regarding underwear showing apply to Xcel competitors?
Yes - ALL underwear deductions in the JO Code (R&P p.16 #8 andJP Cpde p.5 #14)
also apply to Xcel. Sports bras may not show regardless of color. Judges should
give the appropriate warnings and apply the corresponding deductions if
(Do not be confused by Washington High School rules that make exceptions for
certain colors of underwear.)
Please click here to view the Xcel FAQ flier.
Judges Milage Reimbursment for 2015
Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors:
Effective January 1, 2015, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.57 per mile to reflect the recent increase in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2015.
Help Marlene Cervantes!
Marlene Cervantes is a 14 year old level 10 gymnast who trains at Black Hills Gymnastics in Lacey Washington. Marlene was recently diagnosed with cancer and will start chemotherapy this Thursday (Thanksgiving 2014). For the next 8 months to a year, Marlene will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle and will need all the emotional and financial help we can give her. You can help her family by donating to http://www.gofundme.com/hqk61s.
JO Code Errata and Replacement Pages
Xcel Floor - Order Matters
Attached is a document to help clarify the principles for counting Value-parts and awarding Acro series Special Requirements for the Xcel program.
Xcel Floor - Order Matters
Reporting Meet Results Reminder
Meet hosts in the State of Washington are required to send the competition results and a copy of the sanction to the State Chair. Results must be postmarked within seventy-two hours after the conclusion of the meet. Meet results must also be emailed to the State Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) in excel format. Meet results and a copy of the sanction can be mailed to: Emerald City Gymnastics c/o Sandy Flores, 17969 NE 65th St, Redmond, WA 98052.
Individual clubs are required to submit a Sectional/State Qualifier form within 12 days of any said competition. If a club had no new qualifiers, a form is not required. Names not submitted on time will not be accepted as qualified.
If you plan to use out of state meets for qualification purposes you must mail the meet results to the State Secretary along with the Sectional/State Qualifier form. Results must be postmarked within twelve days of the weekend of the competition. Results not postmarked within the required time will not count for qualifying.
State/Sectional Qualifier Form
The State Qualifier Form should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Auburn Gymnastics c/o Lauren Phelps, 1604 15th Street SW #106, Auburn, WA 98001.
Please click here to view the Xcel Errata posted on September 23, 2014.
Please click here to view the JO Compulsories Errata and new revised pages.
Meet Cancellation Policy
See below for the new meet cancellation policy. It was previously 7 days.
Rules and Policies:
New 14 days cancellation policy for both meet directors and judges: pg 39 F # 2 continued on page 40
New Judges Fee Schedule: pg. 45
Washington State Meet Clarification
There has been some confusion with the level 3 State Championship Meet. Auburn Gymnastics Center was awarded the bid by the "last" State Administrative Committee, and it will be held on May 1st - 3rd. The Compulsory State Invitational that is being advertised by another Club is not an "official" State Championship meet. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Congratulations to Jordan Chiles and Shilese Jones who just competed at the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh, PA. Jordan placed fourth in the All Around and earned a spot on the USA National Team! Shilese went 8 for 8 and ended up 20th in the All Around. Congratulations to both gymnasts. Washington is so proud of you!
US Secret Classic
Congratulations to Jordan Chiles! Jordan won the Junior Division at the US Classic this weekend! Shilese Jones also competed and finished 14th in the All Around and qualified to the P&G Championships! Washington will have two gymnasts competing at the US Championships!
USA Gymnastics Minutes - May 2014
USA Gymnastics Online Registration
Click here to view the information on USA Gymnastics' New Online Registration System and USA Gymnastics Opens the New Season for Athlete Registration.