International Cup Declaration Policy

WBTF rules are in place to ensure a fair and equitable competition at the International Cup, particularly in the B divisions. Any athlete who has placed in the Semi-Finals or Finals at a World Championship in any event may not compete in any B Level event at a WBTF Cup competition.

Competitors are required to declare which Events, Divisions and Levels he/she wishes to enter. Please refer to the WBTF’s Philosophy Statement For Equitable Competition Among International Cup Athletes:

It is the responsibility of the coach and athlete to enter the appropriate International Cup level based on the athlete’s true proficiency of skills and experience. The WBTF expects that all member countries will respect and honor these levels in order to uphold the integrity of International competition and promote an honest competitive environment.

By reviewing the content restrictions that are in place, athletes should enter the appropriate level based on their proficiency and competitive achievement. Athletes who compete at higher levels throughout the year in their respective countries, SHOULD NOT have routines “watered-down” in order to meet the content restriction requirement to compete at a lower level.

The CBTF supports this philosophy by issuing the following CBTF Declaration Policy. An athlete’s minimum competitive Level at International Cup shall be determined by their status level in the corresponding CBTF event. They may enter a higher International Cup level than their CBTF event status may dictate. The minimum ICup levels are determined as follows:

  IC Level B IC Level A IC Level Elite
Solo CBTF Level BN/BI Solo athletes CBTF Level A Solo athletes Athletes with an average score in Solo exceeding 8.0 at the 2016 Canadian Championships
2Baton CBTF Level BN/BI 2Baton athletes CBTF Level A 2-Baton athletes Athletes with an average score in 2Baton exceeding 8.0 at the 2016 Canadian Championships
3Baton CBTF Level BN/BI 3Baton athletes CBTF Level A 3-Baton athletes Athletes with an average score in 3Baton exceeding 8.0 at the 2016 Canadian Championships
Artistic Twirl CBTF Level BN/BI SoloDance or Level B Freestyle athletes CBTF Level A SoloDance or Level A Freestyle athletes Athletes with an average score in SoloDance exceeding 8.0 at the 2016 Canadian Championships.
Artistic Pair CBTF Level BN/BI Duets or Level B Pairs CBTF Level A Duets or Level A Pairs Athletes with an average score in Duet exceeding 8.0 at the 2016 Canadian Championships.
Team / Group Coaches should establish their Team/Group status in a manner consistent with the above guidelines.

Note: Deviations from this policy must be requested from the CBTF Technical Chair by the Declaration Deadline. Requests for exception will be referred to the ICup Declaration Review Committee, as established by the CBTF Executive. The Review Committee’s decision is binding.

 Approved: 2015 Fall Conference

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