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Location: Virtual via Zoom

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2020

Deadline to register: July 1, 2020

Schedule
Saturday, July 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 19: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ENTER ONLINE ONLY AT: Please enter at https://bit.ly/2Agxypy.

Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

Event Information:
SOLO
(1 baton)
Routine utilizing one baton, salute or pose accepted. Gymnastics permitted Penalties: Drops, breaks and Under/Overtime at .1 per second
Solo Time Limit (00:30 – 2:30 minutes max)

STRUT patterns accepted (1 baton):
Strut “X” – X Formation. (Example NBTA-CNBTA)
Strut – Freestyle format. (Example USTA-CBTF)
Strut – Straight up and down floor. (Example DMA-WTA)
Music: Must be some form of marching music
Penalties: Drops, out of step w/ music and Under/Overtime at .1 per second Strut Time Limit (00:30 – 2:30 minutes max)

TWO BATON
Routine utilizing 2 batons with continuous movement of both batons at all times. Salute or pose and gymnastics permitted.
Time Limit (00:30 – 2:00 min max)

THREE BATON
Routine utilizing 3 batons with continuous movement of all batons at all times. Salute or pose and gymnastics permitted.
Time Limit (00:30 – 2:00 min max)

ARTISTIC TWIRL
Perform to music of choice. A routine consisting of one or multiple batons that portrays a feeling or interprets a thematic or character style approach to the selected music of the competitor’s choice. Gymnastics permitted. Time Limit (2:30 minutes max) – Timing starts when music starts

1 or multiple batons only (Baton: A hollow metal rod with rubber tips. No attachment(s) of any kind.) NO props or other twirling apparatus (Disqualification if prop(s) utilized) Flag and Hoop baton is considered a prop.  Artistic Twirl is not divided by Level, only Age

MILITARY – Square pattern/box. Judged on score sheet, military beat or variation. Music: Must be some form of marching music

BASIC – Square pattern/box. Judged on score sheet. Basic arm swing. Music: Must be some form of marching music

AUXILIARY SOLO (Time Limit: 3:00 minutes max)
Flag (field), Rifle, Sabre, Hoop Baton, Flag Baton, or a combination of equipment in a solo routine. Salute or pose and gymnastics permitted.
Timing starts from first beat of music, until ending note.

OPEN DANCE (Time Limit: 2:30 minutes max)
Timing starts from first beat of music, until ending note.

Format and Rules:

  1. This is an official competition and ALL competitors are required to wear a costume and have appropriate shoes.
  2. You can perform from your home, driveway, gym, studio, outside tennis/basketball court, etc but, you must be on a FLAT (Baking Soda, Corn Starch or Baby Powder should be used for baton solo on outside surface)
  3. The contestant MUST have a Zoom account in his/her name. If the account is not in your name (the contestant), the judge will not be able to let you into the competition area. Please sign up for a FREE Zoom account. Also, you can join the meeting via the web if you don’t have the app.
    Young children: If using parent’s zoom account: You MUST enter the meeting under the contestant’s name.
  4. Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze Official Florida Sunshine State Games Medals.
  5. You will receive your scoresheet(s) via email after verification/tabulation (please allow 3 days/72 hours)
  6. All placements will be posted on the Florida Sunshine State Games website within 3 days after the competition.
  7. Entry fees pay for the judges, tabulators, awards and mailing costs.
  8. Contestants may use their own music of choice to perform (except Strut – must have marching music)
  9. In the spirit of sportsmanship & fairness and to keep our competitors performing live, these virtual wins will NOT count towards advancement this year.
  10. Disclaimer: If you do not have Wi-Fi and you are trying to use Cell Service, you will probably “lag” inside a building. The judge will not be able to see your routine in real time. Outside locations work wonderful.
  11. Suggestion: DO NOT USE ZOOM for the first time on July 18-19. Please get on Zoom and test your equipment.

Age Divisions for all events: 0-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18+

All organizations welcome! Events will not be divided by organization(s).

7 Baton Events Available:
1. Solo (1 baton)
2. Strut (X,L,T,Straight)
3. Artistic Twirl
4. 2 Baton
5. 3 Baton
6. Basic Strut (box pattern)
7. Military Strut (box pattern)

Baton Solo & Strut Levels
: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance/Elite, Collegiate

Auxiliary Events Available:  Individual Flag (Field), Rifle, Sabre, Hoop Baton and Flag Baton

Individual Dance Event Available: Open Dance Category

This applies to Baton Solo ONLY

How to determine your level for SOLO:

NOVICE

  • Limited to 2 spins with various catches
  • Limited to One 3 spin
  • Limited to Two single illusions
  • Limited to Two gymnastic moves with no releases
  • Limited to Four continuous rolls, before changing to another continuous roll

BEGINNER

  • Limited to 3 spins with various catches
  • Limited to One 4 spin
  • Limited to One double illusion
  • Limited to Two single gymnastic moves with release
  • Limited to Eight continuous rolls, before changing to another continuous roll

INTERMEDIATE

  • Limited to 4 spins with various catches
  • Limited to One 5 spin
  • Limited to double elements only
  • Limited to Two double gymnastic moves with release
  • Limited to Ten continuous rolls, before changing to another continuous roll.

Awards
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to first three places in each division/category.
At the discretion of the Sport Director additional awards may be given for placement after 3rd.

Registration
Click here to register for the 2020 SSG Baton & Auxiliary Championships.

FSF Staff Contact
Karissa Pendleton
(850) 298-6628 or kpendleton@flasports.com

Baton Event Director
Mary Molder
(901) 351-0584 or marymolder@yahoo.com

Media Contact
Jason Hendrix
(850) 577-7201 or jhendrix@playinflorida.com