German Open Championships

Competition Rules

Age restrictions GOC 2022

Juveniles I

2013 or later

both partners

Juveniles II

2011 or 2012
+ Juveniles I

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Junior I

2009 or 2010
+ Juveniles II

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Junior II

2007 or 2008
+ Junior I

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Youth

2004 to 2006
+ Junior II

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Under21

2002 to 2006

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Rising Star

2003 or before
+ Youth

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Adult

2003 or before
+ Youth

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Senior I

1987 or before
1992 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior II

1977 or before
1982 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior III

1967 or before
1972 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior IV

1957 or before
1962 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior V

1947 or before
1952 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Conditions of participation 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

Information from Mr. Herbert Waller (Chairman WDSF Anti-Doping Commission): 
Doping controls can and will take place at various competitions during the GOC 2022. 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 2022 is applicable (see www.worlddancesport.org, Anti-Doping Commission). 
For all other GOC competitions the NADA/DTV (national German Anti-Doping Agency) Anti-Doping Rules are applicable (see https://tso.turnierprotokoll.de/   TSO Anhang/ Anhang 4).
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 2022

No registration without ticket purchase or entry fee order.
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 2022

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

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL DIVISION RISING STAR COMPETITIONS 2022

Only couples that have never reached Final at any of the PD World or Continental Championship, World Cup or World Super Grand Prix Competitions may participate at “PD Open Rising Stars Competitions”.

Participation in A-class competitions 2022

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 (01.08.2022)
  • 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 three 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 (01.08.2022)
  • 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 three 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 2022

Exemptions according to WDSF Rules (WDSF World Ranking List 01.08.2022)

Information for Competitors Juveniles

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

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