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.
The official National Judges Cup Registration Form and Team Roster Form are required for registration. Forms can be obtained online here or by calling 317.891.8260. 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 email@example.com and received by the registration deadline date.
All USA Gymnastics athlete members Levels 2-10/Open including Xcel (Region 2 rules) are eligible to compete at the National Judges Cup Championships for individual and team titles.
|Level 3 - 5||$70.00|
|Xcel (Region 2 or National Rules)||$70.00|
|Spectator Admission||$15.00 per day|
GREATER TACOMA CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER
Tacoma, WA 98402
Times are tentative until final entries received. Levels per session will be determined by December 11, 2013
2014 Competition Schedule - to be posted by December 11th
*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 not 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.
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.
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. There is no designation of team members unless clubs enter more than one team.
9. DIRECTIONS and PARKING
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO VENUE:
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 http://www.soundtransit.org.
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.
For any questions regarding the 2014 National Judges Cup Championships contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 317.891.8260.