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IPSF/SAPSF NATIONAL POLE SPORTS COMPETITION & IPSF ARTISTIC POLE 2018

We are proud to announce the National Pole Sports Competition 2018 (NPSC). The event is now in its seventh successful year. The NPSC 2018 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NPSC 2018 will take place on 5/6 May 2018.

The NPSC 2018 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Elite Division winners, 1st and 2nd place, of the NPSC 2018 will receive granted entry into the World Pole Sports Championship.

The IPSF Judging system and Code of Points will be in place for NPSC 2018. All athletes will be required to structure their routines based on the Code of Points 2017/2018.

Enter by video entry by 4 March 2018 OR enter by participating in the Gauteng Pole Sport Provincials 3 March 2018.

 

DIVISIONS

NEW SAPSF Sports Divisions all age groups: Bronze SAPSF (Beginner), Silver SAPSF (Intermediate).

IPSF Sport Divisions: Amateur (all age groups from 6 years old and older), Professional (from 14 years old and older), Elite (all age groups from 6 years old and older).

NEW IPSF Artistic Pole: Age groups from 14 years up, in separate categories; Junior, Seniors, Masters.

You will need to read and apply the “Code of Points” relevant to your division and your chosen event.

  1. There will be no Video Entries for the NPSC 2018.
  2. Please complete the online entry form in the next tab.
  3. A correctly filled in compulsory form with the nine (9) or eleven (11) chosen elements (dependent on division and category), and a correctly filled in technical bonus score form is to be submitted via email once the online form has been completed. For updates and current criteria please see Code of Points.
  4. All payments must be received by the 10th March 2018.
  5. Please request the Code of Points if you do not have the 2017 / 2018 version – this is important, as the Code of Points is updated every year, and the 2016/2017 Code of Points is no longer valid.
  1. Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  2. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. All entries will be accepted. If more than 13 entries are received per division and age group, a qualifying round will be held before the NPSC 2018. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close.
  4. Entrants must execute specific ‘Compulsory Moves’ of moves in order to be scored. Athletes must study the photos, text and videos to ensure that they understand the required moves.
  5. To register, athletes will need to complete the NPSC 2018 registration form online at www.polesports.org.za
  6. Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    Solo Athlete: R310 (per entry)
    Duet: R500 (per duet)
    This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2018 competitive year!
    This administration fee is payable by all entrants and contributes to the running of this competition. This entry fee is non-refundable. Payment of the entry fee can be made by EFT. Athlete’s entry will only be complete once the payment has been cleared and funds are available to the SAPSF.

Bank Details
Bank : FNB
Account Name : SA Pole Sports Federation
Branch : Northgate
Account number : 62444142351
Branch Code : 256755
Reference : Full Name + NSPC

Venue

DIVISIONS INCLUDED AT THE SAPSF NATIONAL POLE SPORTS COMPETITION

 

Elite Division IPSF Age
Novice 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

Professional Division IPSF Age
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

Amateur Division IPSF Age
Novice 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

The IPSF Code of Points may seem very daunting and complicated at first glance. Please take your time to read through the document and become familiar with the requirements. We also recommended that you watch previous IPSF World Pole Sports Championship videos to gain more understanding about how other athletes use the Code of Points.

 

Code of Points training is available through the IPSF website. www.polesports.org/ipsf/document-policies/

IPSF Code of Points Divisions

Please visit polesports.org ‘documents’ for the most current Code of Points.

*Please note that SAPSF Pole Sports Provincials are not currently qualifying events for the National Pole Sports Competition. All National Pole Sports Competition athletes will be able to qualify through endorsed preliminaries.

ELITE DIVISION (WPSC QUALIFYING DIVISION)

Seniors, Juniors and Masters
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • Four (4) flexibility elements
  • Four (4) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) aerial dead lift

Novice
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • two (2) balance partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) balance based partner element
    • one (1) balance strength partner element
  • three (3) flying partner elements, athletes must include:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice of flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised aerial dead lift

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
As above – no novice category

AMATEUR DIVISION
Seniors, Juniors, Novice and Masters
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) Synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • one (1) balance partner element
  • two (2) flying partner elements, athletes must choose a minimum of:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised dead lift

POINT ALLOCATIONS

All athletes must perform the allocated number of compulsory moves. A mark of between + 0.1 and +1.0 will be given only if the minimum requirements have been met, e.g. position held for two seconds, correct split/body angle etc. Moves with a value of +0.1 are easier than that those with a value of +1.0. Extra points will be given if the athlete performs any of the allowed compulsory bonuses on the compulsory moves. The technical value of compulsory moves allowed is dependent on both age category and competitive division. See category breakdown below.

SENIORS, JUNIORS, MASTERS AND DOUBLES:

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.5 and +1.0
    • Elite athletes must choose an aerial dead lift with a third point value or highest point value.
  • Professional athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.

NOVICE

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.
  • Please note: professional category does not apply to Novice
  • Please note: athletes may not choose the same move twice, even if executed at different angles e.g. F6 (splits 160°)/ F22 (splits 180°). Same applies to body tolerances e. g. F64 (20° tolerance) /F71 (no tolerance)

ELITE DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Seniors must have a total value of minimum 7.7 points, maximum 11 on their compulsory form
  • Masters must have a total value of minimum 6.6 points, maximum 9.9 on their compulsory form
  • Juniors must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points, maximum 8.8 on their compulsory form
  • Novice must have a total value of minimum 4.4 points, maximum 7.2 on their compulsory form

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENT

  • Professionals must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points to 8.8 points

AMATEUR DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Amateurs must have a total value of minimum 1.1 points to 4.5 points

*Compulsory point requirements do not apply to doubles.

*Please note: Compulsory point requirements do not include compulsory bonus points.

Athletes are required to send in their Compulsory Scorecards along with their application forms before the final entry deadline. Athletes must carefully read the information for each division. Time limits for each division must be observed.

NPSC Artistic Pole 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

NPSC Artistic Pole 2018 - Duet

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 

NPSC Pole Sports 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

NPSC Pole Sports 2018 - Duet

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 

Athletes have the right to appeal the judges’ decision. Appeals / disputes are subject to a fee. If an athlete wishes to make an appeal, they must apply in writing to the SAPSF. Appeals will be turned over to the IPSF for review.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SAPSF should you have any competition related questions, or the Technical committee of the IPSF (at technical@polesports.org) if you have any Code of Points related queries.

+ About

IPSF/SAPSF NATIONAL POLE SPORTS COMPETITION & IPSF ARTISTIC POLE 2018

We are proud to announce the National Pole Sports Competition 2018 (NPSC). The event is now in its seventh successful year. The NPSC 2018 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NPSC 2018 will take place on 5/6 May 2018.

The NPSC 2018 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Elite Division winners, 1st and 2nd place, of the NPSC 2018 will receive granted entry into the World Pole Sports Championship.

The IPSF Judging system and Code of Points will be in place for NPSC 2018. All athletes will be required to structure their routines based on the Code of Points 2017/2018.

Enter by video entry by 4 March 2018 OR enter by participating in the Gauteng Pole Sport Provincials 3 March 2018.

 

DIVISIONS

NEW SAPSF Sports Divisions all age groups: Bronze SAPSF (Beginner), Silver SAPSF (Intermediate).

IPSF Sport Divisions: Amateur (all age groups from 6 years old and older), Professional (from 14 years old and older), Elite (all age groups from 6 years old and older).

NEW IPSF Artistic Pole: Age groups from 14 years up, in separate categories; Junior, Seniors, Masters.

You will need to read and apply the “Code of Points” relevant to your division and your chosen event.

+ How to Enter
  1. There will be no Video Entries for the NPSC 2018.
  2. Please complete the online entry form in the next tab.
  3. A correctly filled in compulsory form with the nine (9) or eleven (11) chosen elements (dependent on division and category), and a correctly filled in technical bonus score form is to be submitted via email once the online form has been completed. For updates and current criteria please see Code of Points.
  4. All payments must be received by the 10th March 2018.
  5. Please request the Code of Points if you do not have the 2017 / 2018 version – this is important, as the Code of Points is updated every year, and the 2016/2017 Code of Points is no longer valid.
+ Info & Fees
  1. Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  2. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. All entries will be accepted. If more than 13 entries are received per division and age group, a qualifying round will be held before the NPSC 2018. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close.
  4. Entrants must execute specific ‘Compulsory Moves’ of moves in order to be scored. Athletes must study the photos, text and videos to ensure that they understand the required moves.
  5. To register, athletes will need to complete the NPSC 2018 registration form online at www.polesports.org.za
  6. Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    Solo Athlete: R310 (per entry)
    Duet: R500 (per duet)
    This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2018 competitive year!
    This administration fee is payable by all entrants and contributes to the running of this competition. This entry fee is non-refundable. Payment of the entry fee can be made by EFT. Athlete’s entry will only be complete once the payment has been cleared and funds are available to the SAPSF.

Bank Details
Bank : FNB
Account Name : SA Pole Sports Federation
Branch : Northgate
Account number : 62444142351
Branch Code : 256755
Reference : Full Name + NSPC

Venue

+ Division Information

DIVISIONS INCLUDED AT THE SAPSF NATIONAL POLE SPORTS COMPETITION

 

Elite Division IPSF Age
Novice 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

Professional Division IPSF Age
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

Amateur Division IPSF Age
Novice 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

 

The IPSF Code of Points may seem very daunting and complicated at first glance. Please take your time to read through the document and become familiar with the requirements. We also recommended that you watch previous IPSF World Pole Sports Championship videos to gain more understanding about how other athletes use the Code of Points.

 

Code of Points training is available through the IPSF website. www.polesports.org/ipsf/document-policies/

IPSF Code of Points Divisions

Please visit polesports.org ‘documents’ for the most current Code of Points.

*Please note that SAPSF Pole Sports Provincials are not currently qualifying events for the National Pole Sports Competition. All National Pole Sports Competition athletes will be able to qualify through endorsed preliminaries.

+ Compulsory Requirements

ELITE DIVISION (WPSC QUALIFYING DIVISION)

Seniors, Juniors and Masters
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • Four (4) flexibility elements
  • Four (4) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) aerial dead lift

Novice
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • two (2) balance partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) balance based partner element
    • one (1) balance strength partner element
  • three (3) flying partner elements, athletes must include:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice of flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised aerial dead lift

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
As above – no novice category

AMATEUR DIVISION
Seniors, Juniors, Novice and Masters
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) Synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • one (1) balance partner element
  • two (2) flying partner elements, athletes must choose a minimum of:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised dead lift

POINT ALLOCATIONS

All athletes must perform the allocated number of compulsory moves. A mark of between + 0.1 and +1.0 will be given only if the minimum requirements have been met, e.g. position held for two seconds, correct split/body angle etc. Moves with a value of +0.1 are easier than that those with a value of +1.0. Extra points will be given if the athlete performs any of the allowed compulsory bonuses on the compulsory moves. The technical value of compulsory moves allowed is dependent on both age category and competitive division. See category breakdown below.

SENIORS, JUNIORS, MASTERS AND DOUBLES:

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.5 and +1.0
    • Elite athletes must choose an aerial dead lift with a third point value or highest point value.
  • Professional athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.

NOVICE

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.
  • Please note: professional category does not apply to Novice
  • Please note: athletes may not choose the same move twice, even if executed at different angles e.g. F6 (splits 160°)/ F22 (splits 180°). Same applies to body tolerances e. g. F64 (20° tolerance) /F71 (no tolerance)

ELITE DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Seniors must have a total value of minimum 7.7 points, maximum 11 on their compulsory form
  • Masters must have a total value of minimum 6.6 points, maximum 9.9 on their compulsory form
  • Juniors must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points, maximum 8.8 on their compulsory form
  • Novice must have a total value of minimum 4.4 points, maximum 7.2 on their compulsory form

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENT

  • Professionals must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points to 8.8 points

AMATEUR DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Amateurs must have a total value of minimum 1.1 points to 4.5 points

*Compulsory point requirements do not apply to doubles.

*Please note: Compulsory point requirements do not include compulsory bonus points.

Athletes are required to send in their Compulsory Scorecards along with their application forms before the final entry deadline. Athletes must carefully read the information for each division. Time limits for each division must be observed.

+ Entry Form

NPSC Artistic Pole 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

NPSC Artistic Pole 2018 - Duet

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 

NPSC Pole Sports 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

NPSC Pole Sports 2018 - Duet

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 
+ Appeals

Athletes have the right to appeal the judges’ decision. Appeals / disputes are subject to a fee. If an athlete wishes to make an appeal, they must apply in writing to the SAPSF. Appeals will be turned over to the IPSF for review.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SAPSF should you have any competition related questions, or the Technical committee of the IPSF (at technical@polesports.org) if you have any Code of Points related queries.