Competition Information

  • 1.  General Information

The 25th annual National Judges Cup Gymnastics Championships will take place in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday, January 9 through Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Crampton Bowl Multiplex.  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 Montgomery to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Judges Cup and the New Year at this 2015 event.  

  • 2.  Registration Form and Deadlines

Official National Judges Cup Registration Form and/or the Hold Your Spot are required for registration. The completed form and total registration fees due must be received by December 1, 2014.  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 excel format to or online through USA Gymnastics by the final registration deadline date. 

  • 3.  Participants and Registration Fees

All USA Gymnastics athlete members Levels 1-10/Open and Xcel are eligible to compete at the National Judges Cup Championships for individual and team titles.


Level 1 - 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 / $30.00 weekend pass

  • 4.  Competition Venue


220 Hall Street
Montgomery, AL 36104



  • 5.  Competition Dates and Times

Times are tentative until final entries received. Levels per session will be determined by December 7, 2014

2015 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.  All attempts will be made to assign teams as requested but may not always be possible.


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 2015 National Judges Cup Championships will consist of a modified traditional format for all levels.
MODIFIED TRADITIONAL FORMAT (warm-up; compete): The open stretch, timed warm-ups and competition are conducted in one gym in which there is one set 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


Embassy Suites

300 Tallapoosa Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Group Rate - $125.00

Complimentary Breakfast/Cocktails and Airport Shuttle

Parking - $10 plus tax for self-parking / $15 valet


Reservation Group Code - NJC

Individual Call In  - 1/800-362-2779

Online Reservations -

Reservation Deadline - December 8, 2014




Doubletree by Hilton

120 Madison Ave

Montgomery, AL 36104

Group Rate - $129.00

Reservation Group Code - JCG

Individual Call In  - 334-245-2320

Online reservations available - Click Here

Reservation Deadline - December 25, 2014




I-65 South from Birmingham, take Exit 172, Clay Street. Follow Clay Street to Herron Street. Take a left on Herron Street and follow Herron Street to Bibb Street. Take a left on Commerce Street. Follow the street around the tunnel and turn right on Water Street.

I-85 South from Atlanta, take Exit 1, Union Street. Follow Union Street to Madison Avenue. Take a left on Madison Avenue and follow Madison Avenue to Commerce Street. Take a Right on Commerce Street and follow the street around the tunnel and take a right on Water Street



  • 10.  AWARDS

ALL participants of the 2015 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 2015 National Judges Cup Championships contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director at