CBTF News

January 5, 2015 - The Canadian Baton Twirling Federation is pleased to announce the selection of judges for the 2015 Canadian Winner/Championships in Oshawa, Ontario:

January 5, 2015 - The Canadian Baton Twirling Federation is pleased to announce the selection of the following judges for the 2015 International Cup Qualifier in Winnipeg, Manitoba:

  • Ron Kopas - CBTF National Judges' Rep
  • Sheri Carter - USA
  • Julienne Close-Walsh - USA
  • Larissa Dearing - AB
  • Natalie Fehres - AB
  • Amy Genton - ON

Continuing with the policy implemented in 2010, all applicants were assessed by a Judge Selection Committee on three factors:

December 8, 2014 - Musicality and Interpretation are skills that are essential for the athlete to understand and be able to demonstrate. Watch this vignette and see how Maureen Johnson, Canada's most successful coach, uses the same combinations to different pieces of music.

November 29, 2014 - The use of grip tape on batons has continued to increase over the past 20 years. Pretty much every 'legitimate' sport that uses an 'apparatus' (tennis, hockey, baseball, lacrosse, rhythmic gymnastics, golf, etc) has rules governing that apparatus. This has not been done for baton twirling.

December 4, 2014 - The CBTF Coaching Vignette Series introduced at the 2014 Fall Conference is launching this week.

December 2, 2014 - Greetings to all USTA & CBTF Coaches and Judges!

We are proud to announce the third annual educational webinar sponsored by the CBTF and the USTA. The subject of this year's webinar is Choreography.

Attached is the order form for the new graded medals for this season, please forward this information to your provincial/club awards reps.

  1. The CBTF is developing 2-3 levels of standardized events. They are beginning with 2 levels of routines for pre-competitive athletes and 1 for Level C athletes.
  2. The program is in the pilot testing stage. Formal implementation is expected for the Fall of 2015.
  3. The events that are ready to be pilot tested this season are:

    Range descriptions for CBTF pre-competitive events, as contained in the M1 manual.

    October 23, 2014 - CBTF- and USTA-certified Judges are invited to submit an application to judge at the following 2015 National and International competitions.

    The map below shows the relative locations of the 2015 International Cup Qualifier competition venue (University of Manitoba Investor's Group Athletic Centre) and the host hotel (Best Western Pembina Inn and Suites).

    The Best Western Pembina Inn and Suites has been selected as the Host Hotel and has 93 non-smoking rooms. Room configurations available:

    Athletes (Individuals, Pairs, Teams and Groups) interested in becoming members of the Canadian contingent that will participate in the International Cup being hosted in Abbotsford, British Columbia August 5-9, 2015 are first required to declare their intent to compete.

    Please be aware that Declarations must be received no later than November 17, 2014 to ensure consideration.

    July 5, 2014 - Results from the Group competition are available below.

    July 5, 2014 - Results from the Group competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the Pair competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the Freestyle competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the SoloDance competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the 3-Baton competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the 2-Baton competition are available below.

    July 4, 2014 - Results from the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the Duet competition are available below.

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