Competition Information

  • 1.  General Information

The 24th annual National Judges Cup Gymnastics Championships will take place in Tacoma, Washington on Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.  The National Judges Cup is the only traveling national invitational in the country and continues to grow each year as we visit different states and cities.

Join us in Tacoma to help us celebrate the 24th anniversary of the National Judges Cup and the New Year at this 2014 event.  

  • 2.  Registration Form and Deadlines

The official National Judges Cup Registration Form and Team Roster Form are required for registration. Forms can be obtained online here or by emailing The completed form and total registration fees due must be postmarked by November 29, 2013.  Any fees received after this date will be accessed a $10.00 late fee per gymnast. Team rosters are requested to be sent by email in word or excel format to and received by the registration deadline date. 

  • 3.  Participants and Registration Fees

All USA Gymnastics athlete members Levels 2-10/Open and Xcel are eligible to compete at the National Judges Cup Championships for individual and team titles.


Level 2 $55.00
Level 3 - 5   $70.00
Xcel     $70.00
Level 6-10/Open $90.00
Team Entries $45.00
Spectator Admission $15.00 per day 

  • 4.  Competition Venue


1500 Broadway  

Tacoma, WA  98402


  • 5.  Competition Dates and Times

Times are tentative until final entries received. Levels per session will be determined by December 18, 2013

2014 Competition Schedule - Click Here

*Traveling teams must commit to 2 days of competition and must note which days on the registration form - Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.


SPECIAL NOTE: Teams with more than 17 gymnasts per level will be split into 2 different squads requiring a minimum of 2 coaches.  Teams with more than 18 gymnasts per level will be split into 2 different sessions competing at different times.  Teams may determine their own split of gymnasts in either scenario and note splits on team roster. If teams split into different sessions for the same level only one team fee is due and team will be entered into team competition for both sessions.  There will be no additional team fee for split teams.

  • 6.  Competition Format

The 2014 National Judges Cup Championships will consist of a modified capitol format for all levels.
MODIFIED CAPITOL CUP FORMAT (2 flights warm-up; compete): The open stretch, timed warm-ups and competition are conducted in one gym in which there are two sets of apparatus. The timed warm-ups immediately precede competition on each event (this format eliminates the requirement of a 30-second touch warm-up).

See Level 7 State Team Challenge information for the competition format being used for those sessions.

  • 7.  Team Competion

Registration for the team competition is $45.00 per team per level as indicated on the Official Registration Form. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top three (3) scores from each event for each team registered in each session. There is no designation of team members unless clubs enter more than one team.

  • 8.  Hotel Information



1320 Broadway

Tacoma, WA  98402

Group Rate - $139.00

Reservation Deadline - December 18, 2013

Individual Call-in (888-862-3255)

Online reservations available - - Click Here





To Print Map and Directions - Click Here


From I-5 Southbound/Northbound:

1.  At Exit 133 (City Center Exit) turn RIGHT onto the ramp toward I-705/City Center

2.  Keep LEFT to stay on ramp toward I-705/City Center

3.  Turn LEFT onto ramp toward A Street/City Center

4.  Keep LEFT to stay on ramp toward S. 15th Street/Pacific Avenue

5.  Follow S. 15th Street two blocks, the GTCTC will be on your left at 1500 Broadway

6.  To access onsite parking, Turn LEFT on Market Street

7.  Turn LEFT again on S. 17th Street to access Parking Lots *A, B, D & E


The GTCTC's parking lots accommodate a total of 400 parking spaces.  The parking lots can be accessed off of Market & 17th Street.  *Please note, VAN ACCESSIBLE parking is available in PARKING LOT A in the garage. On site parking lots are operated by Republic Parking, and managed by the City of Tacoma.

Additional parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Station, which can be accessed via Sound Transit’s light rail system (complimentary), with a pick-up and drop-off station at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. 

Parking rates follow and are subject to change at any time:

    $5.00 ..... 0-4 Hours  
$10.00....4 + Hours/ All Day

Tacoma's Free Light Rail Train: Tacoma offers a free light rail train service, which runs throughout the downtown corridor. The light rail train runs every twelve minutes, regularly from 6:00am to 8:00pm, Monday- Friday, Saturday 8:00 am-10:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm.  A convention center light rail stop is located just outside the first floor of our facility (on Commerce Street) for convenient access throughout downtown Tacoma. Click for a map of downtown's full light rail route and parking lots. For more information about Tacoma's light rail system (operated by Sound Transit) visit

  • 10.  AWARDS

ALL participants of the 2014 National Judges Cup Championships will receive an all-around award and be recognized on the awards stand. Placement awards will be given for all levels up to half the number of participants in each age group.  A special all-around award will be given to all 1st place AA winners in each age group of each level per session.

Team awards will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place teams for all sessions and all levels. A National Champion banner will be awarded to each first place team.


All equipment will be American Athletic, Inc. Any specific equipment questions should be directed to the equipment representative on site.

  • All current rules of USA Gymnastics J.O. Program will be used for all levels of competition.
  • Xcel rules will follow the USA Gymnastics National rules
  • Floor Exercise Music: Coaches are responsible for bringing their gymnast's music to the designated music table, properly cued and in competition order. The coach is responsible for giving the Music Coordinator the start cue. All Floor Exercise music must be clearly marked with the Athlete's first name, last name and team name.


For any questions regarding the 2014 National Judges Cup Championships contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director at or by calling 317.891.8260.