National Pole & Aerial Championships 13th – 14th April 2019

The National Pole & Aerial Championships will run over the weekend of the 13th – 14th April 2019. The 2019 Championship will be held at Evolution Dance in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Proposed schedule as follows:

Saturday 13th April 2019

  • Aerial Hoop
  • Artistic Pole
  • Ultra Pole

Sunday 14th April 2019

  • SAPSF Pole Sports
  • IPSF Pole Sports

The final running order and ticket sales will be made available online from March 2019.

The top Elite athletes are selected from each National Championship to represent their country at the IPSF World Pole Championships annually where more than 40 countries are represented. IPSF judging rules, regulations and scoring will be utilised over the weekend of the National Championships. The scoring system has been carefully created by the IPSF technical committee in conjunction with the pole community, to promote fair and transparent judging.

POLE SPORTS DIVISION

Pole Sports is the flagship discipline of the IPSF which is now in its 8th year at the World Pole Sport Championships. Pole Sports has evolved in strict accordance with GAISF and International Olympic Committee criteria. There are more than 3000 athletes worldwide competing in regional, national and open championships each year. These figures are expanding exponentially in terms of competitors, countries, continents and fans. This enthralling sport culminates each year at the World Championships where elite athletes from across the globe compete for the Gold Medal and the coveted title of World Pole Sports Champion in categories ranging in ages from 10 to 65, and in divisions including Men’s, Women’s and Doubles, Juniors, Novice, Masters and Para Pole.

Pole Sport includes artistic elements but is based more heavily on athleticism and technical merit. It is judged by an original Code of Points in line with other Olympic standard sports such as gymnastics, diving, and ice skating.

The Code of Points can be found under the DOWNLOADS Tab:

SPORT DIVISIONS INCLUDED AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • SAPSF Sport Division all age groups: Bronze (Beginner) and Silver (Intermediate).
  • IPSF Sport Division: Amateur, Professional, Elite.
  • You will need to read and apply the specifications according to your division. See the DOWNLOADS tab.

Bronze & Silver Divisions:

The Bronze Division is for beginner level athletes and the Silver Division is directed at Intermediate level athletes.

Men and Women (do not compete against each other)

Find all Bronze and Silver Division scoring and routine requirements under the DOWNLOADS tab.

SAPSF Age Category
Age
Youth 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18 – 39
Masters 40+

Masters 50+

40 – 49

50 +

IPSF Code of Points Divisions

Please visit DOWNLOADS TAB for the most current Code of Points.

Age breakdown:

IPSF Age Categories
Age
Pre-Novice

Novice

6-9

10-14

Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite

The IPSF Code of Points may seem 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. http://www.polesports.org/courses/

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL POLE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above though, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

ARTISTIC POLE DIVISION

Artistic Pole, the more artistically inclined sibling of Pole Sports, encourages creativity and emboldens freedom of expression with more emphasis on artistic interpretation and is judged by the newly created Freestyle Pole Series Rules, which does not include a Code of Points, but relies more heavily on art, choreography and musicality.

The Professional Division at the National Artistic Pole Championships is a qualifier for the IPSF World Artistic Pole Championships in October 2019 in Canada.

INTRODUCTION

The IPSF Artistic system is broken down into 4 parts, namely Choreography, Degree of Difficulty, Execution and Presentation. Performers will be judged in all four sections. The final score is a combination of all 4 parts and the performer with the highest score will be the winner. The minimum overall score a performer can be awarded is zero and the highest score is 100. Up to 40 points are awarded for difficulty and execution, with up to 60 points awarded for performance. There are no compulsory elements, and higher points are awarded for performance skills over technical skills.

Please note all IPSF judges are highly trained in the IPSF Artistic Scoring System; however, be advised that due to the nature of an artistic performance, subjectivity cannot be totally eliminated. The judges’ scores are final.

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Semi-Professional
  • Professional

Categories

  • Junior (14 – 17)
  • Senior Men (18 – 39)
  • Senior Women (18 – 39)
  • Masters 40+ (may be gender split)
  • Doubles 18+

Listed below is a short summary of what judges will be looking for. A detailed layout of all 4 sections is in this document to enable performers to put together a successful performance.

(the Artistic Pole Scoring Document under the Downloads Tab)

Choreography

  • To perform a visually effective performance.
  • To be creative with combinations.
  • To perform with fluidity.
  • To perform with rhythm and incorporate the movement to music.
  • To have a theme or association with a song.
  • To be original on and off the pole.

Execution

  • To control movement effectively.
  • To execute technical skills to the highest level.
  • To present lines and body placement effectively.

Presentation

  • To perform with energy.
  • To perform with ease and effortlessness.
  • To perform with confidence.
  • To draw in the crowd and judges to the performance.

Please see Rules and Regulations on the DOWNLOADS tab for guidance on music, hair, makeup, costume and grip aids.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry is required. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. Athletes may use an old video from within the last 12 months. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at National level.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals.

ULTRA POLE

The exhilarating, inspiring and acrobatic Ultra Pole! This freestyle pole battle was designed to encourage innovation, embolden creativity, elevate freedom of expression and escalate ultimate athleticism. Judged by the new Freestyle Pole Series Rules, Ultra Pole is the ultimate trick battle enabling the challengers to trick out against each other in battle style rounds.

An element of crowd participation is involved in the judging process, taking this discipline to new levels in crowd astonishment and frenzy. Since the inaugural Ultra Pole World Championships in 2016 at World Pole Sports Championships in London, Ultra Pole has been a resounding success. Ultra Pole is where new moves are born and where innovation lives!

Each Ultra Pole battle lasts a total of 2 minutes. Challengers have a maximum of 30 seconds at a time to lay down their challenge, thus alternating the time and allowing each challenger a minimum of 2 turns to show what they can do. These one-on-one battles are freestyle and not predetermined routines. Upbeat music is chosen by the organisers and is unknown to the challengers prior to their battle.

SCORING
The Ultra Pole Battle System is based on 5 major approaches / perspectives of judging for each battle round; the scoring system has been put together to complement the freestyle format of Ultra Pole. Each of the 5 elements is a different way to evaluate the different components of the battle.

These 5 elements are:
1. Battle Rounds
2. Degree of Difficulty
3. Technical Execution
4. Presentation
5. Overall Performance

“A ROUND is the challenger’s TURN within the full two-minute BATTLE. Your round shall last no more than 30 seconds at a time. Use your round to answer your challenger’s challenge, and then to make your own challenge back. The combination of each challenger’s rounds together equal one battle in its entirety.

Three qualified judges are assigned to judge all of the criteria objectively, with one of the three judges being the master judge. The winner is the challenger with the highest score overall.

Please visit DOWNLOADS TAB for the most current information on Ultra Pole.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ULTRA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

No Video entry is required, but an entry form must be completed. Entries for Ultra Pole close on the 31st March 2019. See Entry Form Tab.

PARA POLE

The International Pole Sports Federation was delighted to announce the introduction of a Para Pole category at the World Pole Sports Championships 2018 in Spain.

A 3 – 5 year plan is being developed for the Para Pole Category; starting small and simple to gauge interest, nurture and evolve the sport.

Challenging the interests of para-sport is the threat of one sided and predictable competition, in which the least impaired athlete always wins. To prevent this, para-athletes are placed in categories for competition based on their impairment, these are called sport classes. The IPC (International Paralympics Committee) classification system determines which athletes are eligible to compete in a sport and how athletes are grouped together for competition. This, to a certain extent, is similar to grouping athletes by age, gender or weight.

In para-sport, athletes are grouped by the degree of activity limitation resulting from the impairment. Different sports require athletes to perform different activities. As sports require different activities, the impact of the impairment on each sport also differs (sourced from Classification Model Rules for Para Sports, January 2017- IPC International Paralympics Committee, available at www.paralympic.org/classification). Therefore, for classification to minimise the impact of impairment on pole sport performance, classification is now Pole Sport specific.

In Pole Sports the IPSF have selected the following eligible conditions to be part of Para Pole with further classifications and rule modifications:

Impaired muscle power:
Group one: PPMP1 – Able to walk
Group two: PPMP2 – Use of wheelchair

Limb deficiency:
Group one: PPLD1 -Absence of one arm, amputation or congenital limb deficiency above the elbow
Group two: PPLD2 – Absence of one leg, amputation or congenital limb deficiency above the knee
Group three: PPD3 -Absence of one arm, amputation or congenital limb deficiency below the elbow
Group four: PPD4 – Absence of one leg, amputation or congenital limb deficiency below the knee.

Vision impairment:
Group PPVI: legally blind

Description of eligible impairments accordingly to the International Paralympic Organisation:

1. Impaired muscle power:
Reduced force generated by muscles or muscle groups, such as muscles of one limb or the lower half of the body, as caused, for example, by spinal cord injuries, spina bifida or polio.

2. Limb deficiency:
Total or partial absence of bones or joints as a consequence of trauma (e.g. car accident), illness (e.g. bone cancer) or congenital limb deficiency (e.g. dysmelia).

3. Visual impairment:
Vision is impacted by either an impairment of the eye structure, optical nerves or optical pathways, or the visual cortex. A visual capacity of 5% or less.

Para Pole category criteria:
There is no limit on age.
Only singles are allowed to participate; there is no doubles category.
Only Elite Division will be open for competition.

Para pole athletes will be required to follow the same criteria as Amateur Division in terms of number of elements chosen, the eligible point range allowed and the range of elements to choose from. Amendments and exceptions have been made for the Para Pole division, please see the addendum 2 in the Code of Points.

Please visit DOWNLOADS tab for the most current Code of Points.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL PARA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab.

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

AERIAL HOOP

In February 2018 the IPSF committee voted unanimously to add Aerial Sports to its disciplines. Work began on creating the first in the series of scoring systems (Code of Points) for Aerial Sports. The Hoop Code of Points was launched in October 2018 for the competitive season 2018/19.

Aerial Sports Championships are organised by IPSF national federation members. There is a regulated structure for competitions and coaching at national and international level. IPSF judging, rules, regulations and scoring have been carefully created by the IPSF aerial committee formed by professional aerial acrobats, in conjunction with the IPSF technical committee.

The IPSF scoring system consists of four parts: Technical Bonus, Technical Deductions, Artistic Presentation, and Compulsories. Athletes will be judged in all four sections.The final score is a combination of the compulsory score + technical presentation bonus + technical presentation deduction + artistic presentation. In the case of a draw, the athlete with the highest score in technical deductions will be the winner. It is important that an athlete incorporates all sections into their routine to be awarded the most points. The scoring system not only encourages and promotes a well-balanced routine but also a well-trained and well-rounded athlete. The minimum overall score an athlete can be awarded is zero. All athletes need to use an IPSF endorsed aerial hoop with two rigging points. With regards to the diameter, height and other characteristics of the aerial hoop, see rules and regulations and apparatus norms. For definitions of various terms, please see the glossary.

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite

Athletes can compete in Aerial Hoop in the following categories:

  • Novice Mixed – 6-14 years
  • Junior Mixed – 6-14 years
  • Senior Women – 18+ years
  • Senior Men – 18+ years
  • Youth Doubles Mixed – 10-17 years
  • Senior Doubles Mixed – 18+ years

The athletes can qualify through the SAPSF National Championships and can go on to compete in the World Aerial Sports Championships (WASC).

Please visit DOWNLOADS tab for the most current Artistic Pole Info pack.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL AERIAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Aerial Hoop and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video. The scorecard for the video will be a shorter version of your final scorecard. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

Download BLANK Bronze and Silver Compulsory Form

Download BLANK IPSF Compulsory Form

Download BLANK Aerial Hoop Compulsory Form

Download IPSF “How to – Technical Bonus Form”

Download BLANK IPSF Singles Tech Bonus Form

Download BLANK IPSF Doubles Tech Bonus Form

Download IPSF Aerial Hoop Code of Points 2019

Download IPSF Pole Sports Code of Points 2019

Download IPSF Artistic Pole Information 2019

Download IPSF Code of Points Update Sheet 2019

Download SAPSF Bronze & Silver Pole Information 2019

Download IPSF Ultra Pole Information 2019

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL POLE & AERIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Clear guidelines are provided to help athletes decide which division they should participate in. Please refer to the different tabs for specifics on each style – ARTISTIC / SPORT / HOOP / ULTRA / PARA. The Athlete’s age determines which ‘category’ they should be in.

Athletes wanting to compete in Pole Sports and/or Artistic Pole and/or Aerial Hoop at the Nationals need to submit a video entry by 10th March 2019. See the Entry Form Tab. Open to all Provinces!

KEY DATES:

10th March – Video Entries close for Hoop / Sport / Artistic / Para Pole

10th March – All Payments received for entries

17th March – Entries confirmed

22nd March – Draft Compulsory Form can be submitted for checking

31st March – All Compulsories / Technical Bonus Forms must be submitted

31st March – Video Entries close for Ultra Pole & payments must be submitted

31st March – All Music files must be submitted – via email if not already done with entry form

31st March – Costume Check closes

 

POLE SPORTS ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above though, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

PARA POLE SPORTS ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

ARTISTIC POLE ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry is required. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. Athletes may use an old video from within the last 12 months. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at National level. If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals.

AERIAL HOOP ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Aerial Hoop and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video. The scorecard for the video will be a shorter version of your final scorecard. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

ULTRA POLE ENTRY:

No Video entry is required, but an entry form must be completed. Entries for Ultra Pole close on the 31st March 2019.  See Entry Form Tab.

 

PAYMENT:

Payment is required upon video entry for any of the divisions mentioned:

  • R300 Per Solo entry
  • R500 Per Doubles entry

Please email your proof of payment with your name & NPAC as reference

FNB Northgate
SA Pole Sports Federation
Account number:
62444142351
Branch Code 256755

All athletes need to complete an online application form, including the Compulsory documents and Video Link.

Video entry/forms/payment for entry deadline: 10th March 2019.

Pole Sports Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Pole Sports Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Para Pole Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Artistic Pole Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Artistic Pole Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details (1)

  • Competitors Details (2)

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Aerial Hoop Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Aerial Hoop Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Ultra Pole - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 
About

 National Pole & Aerial Championships 13th – 14th April 2019

The National Pole & Aerial Championships will run over the weekend of the 13th – 14th April 2019. The 2019 Championship will be held at Evolution Dance in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Proposed schedule as follows:

Saturday 13th April 2019

  • Aerial Hoop
  • Artistic Pole
  • Ultra Pole

Sunday 14th April 2019

  • SAPSF Pole Sports
  • IPSF Pole Sports

The final running order and ticket sales will be made available online from March 2019.

The top Elite athletes are selected from each National Championship to represent their country at the IPSF World Pole Championships annually where more than 40 countries are represented. IPSF judging rules, regulations and scoring will be utilised over the weekend of the National Championships. The scoring system has been carefully created by the IPSF technical committee in conjunction with the pole community, to promote fair and transparent judging.

Pole Sports

POLE SPORTS DIVISION

Pole Sports is the flagship discipline of the IPSF which is now in its 8th year at the World Pole Sport Championships. Pole Sports has evolved in strict accordance with GAISF and International Olympic Committee criteria. There are more than 3000 athletes worldwide competing in regional, national and open championships each year. These figures are expanding exponentially in terms of competitors, countries, continents and fans. This enthralling sport culminates each year at the World Championships where elite athletes from across the globe compete for the Gold Medal and the coveted title of World Pole Sports Champion in categories ranging in ages from 10 to 65, and in divisions including Men’s, Women’s and Doubles, Juniors, Novice, Masters and Para Pole.

Pole Sport includes artistic elements but is based more heavily on athleticism and technical merit. It is judged by an original Code of Points in line with other Olympic standard sports such as gymnastics, diving, and ice skating.

The Code of Points can be found under the DOWNLOADS Tab:

SPORT DIVISIONS INCLUDED AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • SAPSF Sport Division all age groups: Bronze (Beginner) and Silver (Intermediate).
  • IPSF Sport Division: Amateur, Professional, Elite.
  • You will need to read and apply the specifications according to your division. See the DOWNLOADS tab.

Bronze & Silver Divisions:

The Bronze Division is for beginner level athletes and the Silver Division is directed at Intermediate level athletes.

Men and Women (do not compete against each other)

Find all Bronze and Silver Division scoring and routine requirements under the DOWNLOADS tab.

SAPSF Age Category
Age
Youth 6-14
Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18 – 39
Masters 40+

Masters 50+

40 – 49

50 +

IPSF Code of Points Divisions

Please visit DOWNLOADS TAB for the most current Code of Points.

Age breakdown:

IPSF Age Categories
Age
Pre-Novice

Novice

6-9

10-14

Juniors 15-17
Seniors 18-39
Masters 40+ & 50+
Doubles All ages

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite

The IPSF Code of Points may seem 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. http://www.polesports.org/courses/

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL POLE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above though, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

Artistic Pole

ARTISTIC POLE DIVISION

Artistic Pole, the more artistically inclined sibling of Pole Sports, encourages creativity and emboldens freedom of expression with more emphasis on artistic interpretation and is judged by the newly created Freestyle Pole Series Rules, which does not include a Code of Points, but relies more heavily on art, choreography and musicality.

The Professional Division at the National Artistic Pole Championships is a qualifier for the IPSF World Artistic Pole Championships in October 2019 in Canada.

INTRODUCTION

The IPSF Artistic system is broken down into 4 parts, namely Choreography, Degree of Difficulty, Execution and Presentation. Performers will be judged in all four sections. The final score is a combination of all 4 parts and the performer with the highest score will be the winner. The minimum overall score a performer can be awarded is zero and the highest score is 100. Up to 40 points are awarded for difficulty and execution, with up to 60 points awarded for performance. There are no compulsory elements, and higher points are awarded for performance skills over technical skills.

Please note all IPSF judges are highly trained in the IPSF Artistic Scoring System; however, be advised that due to the nature of an artistic performance, subjectivity cannot be totally eliminated. The judges’ scores are final.

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Semi-Professional
  • Professional

Categories

  • Junior (14 – 17)
  • Senior Men (18 – 39)
  • Senior Women (18 – 39)
  • Masters 40+ (may be gender split)
  • Doubles 18+

Listed below is a short summary of what judges will be looking for. A detailed layout of all 4 sections is in this document to enable performers to put together a successful performance.

(the Artistic Pole Scoring Document under the Downloads Tab)

Choreography

  • To perform a visually effective performance.
  • To be creative with combinations.
  • To perform with fluidity.
  • To perform with rhythm and incorporate the movement to music.
  • To have a theme or association with a song.
  • To be original on and off the pole.

Execution

  • To control movement effectively.
  • To execute technical skills to the highest level.
  • To present lines and body placement effectively.

Presentation

  • To perform with energy.
  • To perform with ease and effortlessness.
  • To perform with confidence.
  • To draw in the crowd and judges to the performance.

Please see Rules and Regulations on the DOWNLOADS tab for guidance on music, hair, makeup, costume and grip aids.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry is required. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. Athletes may use an old video from within the last 12 months. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at National level.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals.

Ultra Pole

ULTRA POLE

The exhilarating, inspiring and acrobatic Ultra Pole! This freestyle pole battle was designed to encourage innovation, embolden creativity, elevate freedom of expression and escalate ultimate athleticism. Judged by the new Freestyle Pole Series Rules, Ultra Pole is the ultimate trick battle enabling the challengers to trick out against each other in battle style rounds.

An element of crowd participation is involved in the judging process, taking this discipline to new levels in crowd astonishment and frenzy. Since the inaugural Ultra Pole World Championships in 2016 at World Pole Sports Championships in London, Ultra Pole has been a resounding success. Ultra Pole is where new moves are born and where innovation lives!

Each Ultra Pole battle lasts a total of 2 minutes. Challengers have a maximum of 30 seconds at a time to lay down their challenge, thus alternating the time and allowing each challenger a minimum of 2 turns to show what they can do. These one-on-one battles are freestyle and not predetermined routines. Upbeat music is chosen by the organisers and is unknown to the challengers prior to their battle.

SCORING
The Ultra Pole Battle System is based on 5 major approaches / perspectives of judging for each battle round; the scoring system has been put together to complement the freestyle format of Ultra Pole. Each of the 5 elements is a different way to evaluate the different components of the battle.

These 5 elements are:
1. Battle Rounds
2. Degree of Difficulty
3. Technical Execution
4. Presentation
5. Overall Performance

“A ROUND is the challenger’s TURN within the full two-minute BATTLE. Your round shall last no more than 30 seconds at a time. Use your round to answer your challenger’s challenge, and then to make your own challenge back. The combination of each challenger’s rounds together equal one battle in its entirety.

Three qualified judges are assigned to judge all of the criteria objectively, with one of the three judges being the master judge. The winner is the challenger with the highest score overall.

Please visit DOWNLOADS TAB for the most current information on Ultra Pole.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ULTRA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

No Video entry is required, but an entry form must be completed. Entries for Ultra Pole close on the 31st March 2019. See Entry Form Tab.

Para Pole

PARA POLE

The International Pole Sports Federation was delighted to announce the introduction of a Para Pole category at the World Pole Sports Championships 2018 in Spain.

A 3 – 5 year plan is being developed for the Para Pole Category; starting small and simple to gauge interest, nurture and evolve the sport.

Challenging the interests of para-sport is the threat of one sided and predictable competition, in which the least impaired athlete always wins. To prevent this, para-athletes are placed in categories for competition based on their impairment, these are called sport classes. The IPC (International Paralympics Committee) classification system determines which athletes are eligible to compete in a sport and how athletes are grouped together for competition. This, to a certain extent, is similar to grouping athletes by age, gender or weight.

In para-sport, athletes are grouped by the degree of activity limitation resulting from the impairment. Different sports require athletes to perform different activities. As sports require different activities, the impact of the impairment on each sport also differs (sourced from Classification Model Rules for Para Sports, January 2017- IPC International Paralympics Committee, available at www.paralympic.org/classification). Therefore, for classification to minimise the impact of impairment on pole sport performance, classification is now Pole Sport specific.

In Pole Sports the IPSF have selected the following eligible conditions to be part of Para Pole with further classifications and rule modifications:

Impaired muscle power:
Group one: PPMP1 – Able to walk
Group two: PPMP2 – Use of wheelchair

Limb deficiency:
Group one: PPLD1 -Absence of one arm, amputation or congenital limb deficiency above the elbow
Group two: PPLD2 – Absence of one leg, amputation or congenital limb deficiency above the knee
Group three: PPD3 -Absence of one arm, amputation or congenital limb deficiency below the elbow
Group four: PPD4 – Absence of one leg, amputation or congenital limb deficiency below the knee.

Vision impairment:
Group PPVI: legally blind

Description of eligible impairments accordingly to the International Paralympic Organisation:

1. Impaired muscle power:
Reduced force generated by muscles or muscle groups, such as muscles of one limb or the lower half of the body, as caused, for example, by spinal cord injuries, spina bifida or polio.

2. Limb deficiency:
Total or partial absence of bones or joints as a consequence of trauma (e.g. car accident), illness (e.g. bone cancer) or congenital limb deficiency (e.g. dysmelia).

3. Visual impairment:
Vision is impacted by either an impairment of the eye structure, optical nerves or optical pathways, or the visual cortex. A visual capacity of 5% or less.

Para Pole category criteria:
There is no limit on age.
Only singles are allowed to participate; there is no doubles category.
Only Elite Division will be open for competition.

Para pole athletes will be required to follow the same criteria as Amateur Division in terms of number of elements chosen, the eligible point range allowed and the range of elements to choose from. Amendments and exceptions have been made for the Para Pole division, please see the addendum 2 in the Code of Points.

Please visit DOWNLOADS tab for the most current Code of Points.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL PARA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab.

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

Aerial Hoop

AERIAL HOOP

In February 2018 the IPSF committee voted unanimously to add Aerial Sports to its disciplines. Work began on creating the first in the series of scoring systems (Code of Points) for Aerial Sports. The Hoop Code of Points was launched in October 2018 for the competitive season 2018/19.

Aerial Sports Championships are organised by IPSF national federation members. There is a regulated structure for competitions and coaching at national and international level. IPSF judging, rules, regulations and scoring have been carefully created by the IPSF aerial committee formed by professional aerial acrobats, in conjunction with the IPSF technical committee.

The IPSF scoring system consists of four parts: Technical Bonus, Technical Deductions, Artistic Presentation, and Compulsories. Athletes will be judged in all four sections.The final score is a combination of the compulsory score + technical presentation bonus + technical presentation deduction + artistic presentation. In the case of a draw, the athlete with the highest score in technical deductions will be the winner. It is important that an athlete incorporates all sections into their routine to be awarded the most points. The scoring system not only encourages and promotes a well-balanced routine but also a well-trained and well-rounded athlete. The minimum overall score an athlete can be awarded is zero. All athletes need to use an IPSF endorsed aerial hoop with two rigging points. With regards to the diameter, height and other characteristics of the aerial hoop, see rules and regulations and apparatus norms. For definitions of various terms, please see the glossary.

Divisions

  • Amateur
  • Professional
  • Elite

Athletes can compete in Aerial Hoop in the following categories:

  • Novice Mixed – 6-14 years
  • Junior Mixed – 6-14 years
  • Senior Women – 18+ years
  • Senior Men – 18+ years
  • Youth Doubles Mixed – 10-17 years
  • Senior Doubles Mixed – 18+ years

The athletes can qualify through the SAPSF National Championships and can go on to compete in the World Aerial Sports Championships (WASC).

Please visit DOWNLOADS tab for the most current Artistic Pole Info pack.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL AERIAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

By Video Entry, open to all Provinces – Please enter online before 10th March! See the Entry Form Tab

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Aerial Hoop and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video. The scorecard for the video will be a shorter version of your final scorecard. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

Downloads

Download BLANK Bronze and Silver Compulsory Form

Download BLANK IPSF Compulsory Form

Download BLANK Aerial Hoop Compulsory Form

Download IPSF “How to – Technical Bonus Form”

Download BLANK IPSF Singles Tech Bonus Form

Download BLANK IPSF Doubles Tech Bonus Form

Download IPSF Aerial Hoop Code of Points 2019

Download IPSF Pole Sports Code of Points 2019

Download IPSF Artistic Pole Information 2019

Download IPSF Code of Points Update Sheet 2019

Download SAPSF Bronze & Silver Pole Information 2019

Download IPSF Ultra Pole Information 2019

How to Enter

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL POLE & AERIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Clear guidelines are provided to help athletes decide which division they should participate in. Please refer to the different tabs for specifics on each style – ARTISTIC / SPORT / HOOP / ULTRA / PARA. The Athlete’s age determines which ‘category’ they should be in.

Athletes wanting to compete in Pole Sports and/or Artistic Pole and/or Aerial Hoop at the Nationals need to submit a video entry by 10th March 2019. See the Entry Form Tab. Open to all Provinces!

KEY DATES:

10th March – Video Entries close for Hoop / Sport / Artistic / Para Pole

10th March – All Payments received for entries

17th March – Entries confirmed

22nd March – Draft Compulsory Form can be submitted for checking

31st March – All Compulsories / Technical Bonus Forms must be submitted

31st March – Video Entries close for Ultra Pole & payments must be submitted

31st March – All Music files must be submitted – via email if not already done with entry form

31st March – Costume Check closes

 

POLE SPORTS ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals. As above though, you will need to submit the relevant documentation with your video entry.

PARA POLE SPORTS ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Pole Sports and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video and a Technical Bonus form (if you have incorporated Technical Bonuses in your routine). The scorecards for the video will be a shorter versions of your final scorecards. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

ARTISTIC POLE ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry is required. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. Athletes may use an old video from within the last 12 months. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at National level. If you competed last year in a Provincial event, you have the option to submit last year’s video in order to enter the 2019 finals.

AERIAL HOOP ENTRY:

A 2 minute video entry, showing at least 4 compulsory elements, is required for Aerial Hoop and it must be accompanied by a Compulsory Move score form (mandatory requirement) for those elements included in your video. The scorecard for the video will be a shorter version of your final scorecard. You may change your compulsory elements after your video entry, these will need to be updated on your final Compulsory Form on the 31st March 2019.

ULTRA POLE ENTRY:

No Video entry is required, but an entry form must be completed. Entries for Ultra Pole close on the 31st March 2019.  See Entry Form Tab.

 

PAYMENT:

Payment is required upon video entry for any of the divisions mentioned:

  • R300 Per Solo entry
  • R500 Per Doubles entry

Please email your proof of payment with your name & NPAC as reference

FNB Northgate
SA Pole Sports Federation
Account number:
62444142351
Branch Code 256755

All athletes need to complete an online application form, including the Compulsory documents and Video Link.

Video entry/forms/payment for entry deadline: 10th March 2019.

Entry Form

Pole Sports Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Pole Sports Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Para Pole Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Artistic Pole Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Artistic Pole Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details (1)

  • Competitors Details (2)

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Aerial Hoop Solo - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • Details:

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Aerial Hoop Doubles - Nationals 2019

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Ultra Pole - Nationals 2019

    Competitors Details

  • ATHLETE RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole and Aerial activities are particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that Pole and Aerial activities can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole or aerial hoop.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in National Championship 2019.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification