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5.2 DIFFICULTY (D-JURY)

(See also Part 3, Difficulty Guide)


A. FUNCTION

D-Jury is responsible for evaluating the difficulty elements of the exercise and determining the correct Difficulty score.  The D- Jury are obligated to validate and recognize and credit each element that is correctly performed according to the minimum requirements.
 
Elements not meeting minimum requirements and/or elements with a fall / unacceptable execution will not be validated and will not receive the value.
 
  • Record the whole routine (all difficulty / acrobatic elements).
  • Count the number of difficulty elements and combinations to give the values according to the CoP.
  • Apply Difficulty deductions.
The two judges must compare their scores and deductions to ensure that they are in agreement and then send one score. In the case of an irreconcilable difference, they will consult with Chair of Judges Panel.
 

B. CRITERIA

<Recording the difficulty elements>
  • All difficulty elements performed must be written down using the FIG shorthand shown in Appendix 2, (Difficulty Tables / Element Pool and Values), regardless the minimum requirements are met or not (as described in Part 3).
 
<Evaluating the difficulty elements>
  • The value is set according to Appendix 4, provided the element meets the minimum requirements as stated.
  • A value is given only to the first 9/8 difficulty elements performed.
  • All elements with a Fall and / or Unacceptable execution will receive “0” value.
 
<Combination of Difficulty/Acrobatic Elements Evaluation>
  • If all elements in a combination set meets the minimum requirements:
  • Combination of 2 elements will receive an additional value of 0.1 point
  • Combination of 3 elements will receive an additional value of 0.2 point
  • Combination sets more than number allowed will not receive an additional value.
  • If one of combination elements does not meet the minimum requirements, the combination will not receive any additional value.
  • Elements with a FALL / unacceptable execution will not receive the additional value.
  • If more than 1 step performed at connection of elements, no additional value.

Category Evaluation Example (D=Difficulty, A=Acro)
 IM / IW No additional value A + A
+ 0.1 D + D  /  A + D  /  D + A
+ 0.2 D + A + D  /  A + D + A  /
A + D + D  /  D + D + A
+ 0.2  (only 1set allowed) A + A + D  /  D + A + A 
 MP/TR/GR + 0.1 D + D  /  A + D  /  D + A
Receive Value and counted for the Difficulty elements but No additional value and Deduction D + A + D  /  A + D + A  /
A + D + D  /  D + D + A  /
D + D + D

**REMINDER**

<IM and IW>
  • Combination of 2 Acrobatic elements (A+A) is allowed ONLY 1 time in the routine (no additional value).
  • This combination must be connected with difficulty element (A+A+D or D+A+A) in order to receive the additional value.
 
<MP, TR and GR>
  • Combination of 2 Acrobatic elements (A+A) is NOT allowed.
  • All competitors must perform the same combination of 2 elements at the same time.
 
<TR and GR>
  • All elements must be performed without OVERLAPPING (in column) with each other from the front Judges’ Panel view in order to receive the value of the elements and an additional value for the combination (see Glossary).  No value if performed with OVERLAPPING.

C. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (see Part 3)

  • All difficulty elements must be performed without a “FALL” / Unacceptable Execution in order to receive the value.
  • If the element does NOT meet the “Minimum Requirements”, it will not receive a value.
 
<Group B & C: Elements with Turns>
  • To be recognized as elements with turn(s), the turn must be completed minimum of 3/4 of the last turn or the element will be downgraded to the next lower value.

D. DEDUCTION

DIFFICULTY DEDUCTIONS: - 0.5 per element / per combination
 
Category Reasons
 
 
 
All Categories
Less than 5 families
More than 2 difficulty elements from a same Family (Base Name)
More than 9/8 difficulty elements
More than 3 difficulty elements in landing to push up and/or to split position in Group B (IM; not allowed split landing)
Repetition of difficulty element
More than 2 times in Wenson position (any phase of the skill which include Wenson shape will count as Wenson position)
More than 3/2 elements in a combination
More than 3/2 sets of combination
 
IM
Missing Family IV (Group B)
Performing from Family VIII (Group C)
Performing Split landing elements (Group B)