German Open Championships

Competition Rules

Age restrictions GOC 2017

Juveniles I 2008 or later both partners
Juveniles II 2006 or 2007 the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Junior I 2004 or 2005 the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Junior II 2002 or 2003 the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Youth 1999 to 2001 the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Rising Star 1998 or before the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Adult 1998 or before the older partner (one partner maybe younger)
Senior I 1982 or before
1987 or before
the older partner and
the younger partner
Senior II 1972 or before
1977 or before
the older partner and
the younger partner
Senior III 1962 or before
1967 or before
the older partner and
the younger partner
Senior IV 1952 or before
1957 or before
the older partner and
the younger partner

Conditions of participation 2017

Senior couples, adult standard and latin couples qualified for the following day have to pay an additional entry fee.
A participation without confirmation will not be possible. In the event of television coverage or video recording the competitors agree that the rights to any fee from such productions will vest solely with the GOC-organizers. All data will be taken on file.

WDSF Dress regulations GOC 2017

The WDSF dress regulations (see www.worlddancesport.org) apply to all competitions. Couples which are dressed against the WDSF dress regulations are not allowed to dance or get no marks in the first round.

WDSF Restrictions of syllabus GOC 2017

When violating the WDSF restrictions of syllabus couples of the age group "Juveniles I und II" will be disqualified ( www.worlddancesport.org).

Doping controls GOC 2017

Information from Mrs. Ineke Crijns (Chairman WDSF Anti-Doping Commission): 
Doping controls can and will take place at various competitions during the GOC 2017. The competitions to be tested will be decided by the WDSF/DTV Doping Control Team (DCT).
For all WDSF competitions the WDSF Anti-Doping Code 2017 is applicable (see www.worlddancesport.org, Anti-Doping Commission). 
For all other GOC competitions the NADA (national German Anti-Doping Agency) Anti-Doping Rules are applicable (see www.tanzsport.de - download - Anti-Doping).
By registration for the competition(s) each and every participant as well as athlete support personnel are deemed to have agreed to and accepted the terms and conditions of afore mentioned anti-doping regulations.

Registration 2017

No registration without ticket purchase or entry fee order (entry fee 32 EUR).
When nominating couples must give their MINs (WDSF Member ID Number) for both partners. If you don't know your MIN, you can find it at WDSF List of Couples

Participation in Rising Star competitions 2017

Allowed: Couples in A/S class
Not allowed: place 1 to 50 of the WDSF ranking lists

Participation in A-class competitions 2017

In Adult A, Senior I A and II A competitions at the GOC, only couples of the second highest national category of the national WDSF member federation with A-class competition book are allowed to participate.

Senior I A and Senior II A couples are not allowed to participate if the couple

  • is listed in the WDSF ranking list Senior I + II + III + IV at place 1 to 50 (15.07.2017)
  • has participated in a WDSF World Championship Senior I + II + III + IV
  • was qualified for semifinal of GOC A-Class competition Senior I and Senior II at least in one of the last two years

Senior II A1 couples from Italy are not allowed to dance.

Adult A couples are not allowed to participate if the couple

  • is listed in the WDSF ranking list Adult or Senior at place 1 to 50 (15.07.2017)
  • has participated in a WDSF World Championship Adult or Senior
  • was qualified for semifinal of GOC A-Class competition at least in one of the last two years

This will be exactly controlled at the check-in.

Couples without competition book are only allowed to start in A-class competitions at the GOC with a class-confirmation from their national WDSF DanceSport federation (not from the club).

Without competition book or class-confirmation given by the national WDSF member federation a participation in A-class competitions at the GOC is not possible.

Rules for Stars GOC 2017

Competition

1 Star

2 Stars

GrandSlam Standard

best 48 GOC last year GrandSlam Standard
or
25.-50. WDSF World Ranking Standard (as of 15.07.2017)

best 24 GOC last year
or
1.-24. WDSF World Ranking Standard (as of 15.07. 2017)

GrandSlam Latein

best 48 GOC last year GrandSlam Latin
or
25.-50. WDSF World Ranking Latin (as of 15.07. 2017)

best 24 GOC last year
or
1.-24. WDSF World Ranking Latin (as of 15.07. 2017)

PD Standard und Latein as of 48 to 60 couples effective:
6 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)
if more than 60 couples effective:
12 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)
none

Youth Standard

16 Couples according WDSF Regulations (WDSF World Ranking Youth Standard as of 15.07. 2017) if more than 160 couples effective
and best 24 GOC last year Youth Standard

none

Youth Latin

16 Couples according WDSF Regulations (WDSF World Ranking Youth Latin as of 15.07. 2017) if more than 160 couples effective
and best 24 GOC last year Youth Latin

none

Youth 10 Dance

best 24 GOC last year Youth 10 Dance

none

Senior I Standard

if more than 60 couples effective:
12 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)

none

Senior I Latin

as of 49 to 60 couples effective:
6 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)
if more than 60 couples effective:
12 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)

none

Senior II Standard

best 48 GOC last year Senior II Standard

16 couples World Ranking List (as of 15.07. 2017)

Senior II Latin

as of 49 to 60 couples effective:
6 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)
if more than 60 couples effective:
12 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)

none

Senior III Standard

best 48 GOC last year Senior III Standard

16 couples World Ranking List (as of 15.07. 2017)

Senior IV Standard

as of 49 to 60 couples effective:
6 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)
if more than 60 couples effective:
12 couples according WDSF Regulations (as of 15.07. 2017)

none

Information for Competitors Juveniles, Juniors I, Juniors II, Youth

First rounds comprise the following dances:

Latin

First rounds:
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive

Quarter Final (24 couples), Semifinal and Final:
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive

Standard

First rounds:
Waltz, Tango, Quickstep

Quarter Final (24 couples), Semifinal and Final:
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Latein

First rounds:
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive

Quarterfinal (24 couples), Semifinal and Final:
all five dances

Standard

First rounds:
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Quarterfinal (24 couples), Semifinal and Final:
all five dances

10-dance-competition

First rounds:
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive
Waltz, Tango, Quickstep

Quarterfinal ( 24 couples):
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep 

Semifinal and Final:
all ten dances

Latin
all five dances

Standard
all five dances

10-dance-competition

First rounds:
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive
Waltz, Tango, Quickstep 

Quarterfinal (24 couples) 
Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep 

Semifinal and Final:
all ten dance

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