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The FIG Trampoline Newsletter No. 5 / April 2002
The best news for Trampoline came in right after the last Newsletter was published. The IOC decided to give more places for the Trampoline competitions in Athens 2004. We will have 16 women and 16 men in the individual event. In a short meeting and via e-mail the TRA TC discussed and proposed new qualification criteria to be included in the Technical Regulations. These were accepted by the Executive Committee and are on the agenda for the FIG Council in May to be ratified.
Section 4 Reg. 2.2 - RIGHT OF PARTICIPATION :
and maximum 1 per federation for the places 9 - 16
World Cup (TRA) Mikolayiv UKR 21-24 Feb 02 - This had been a well-organised event.
World Cup (TRA+TUM) Edmonton CAN 16-18 Aug 02 - the Directives for this event were distributed to all Federations.. It was reiterated that TC Member Nikolai Makarov would be the FIG representative in Edmonton.
World Cup (TRA+TUM) Greensboro USA 23-25 Aug 02 - the Directives for this event were distributed to all Federations. TC Member Filipe Carvalho confirmed his attendance as the FIG representative for this event. It was noted that additional training would be made available on Tuesday 20th August and Wednesday 21st August.
At its meetings in Tenerife (ESP) in December 2001 and Lausanne (SUI) February 2002, the FIG Executive Committee has decided the principles of a new World Cup System and the creation of ongoing World Ranking Lists, which can be used as qualification for the participation in the FIG World Cup (Final) and other invitational events.
The new FIG World Ranking Lists are ongoing and the competitors gather World Cup Points at all major events (Number of points depending on the level of the event 1. - 6.):
World Cup Points are assigned as follows:
The new FIG World Ranking Lists for Trampoline and Tumbling will be published in December 2002. The following events will be counted:
The total points obtained in these 3 events will be the opening balance for the competitors 1st January 2003.
Member Federations wishing to organize a World Cup Competition in 2003 should apply in writing to the FIG Secretary General a.s.a.p. to establish a years schedule. The application should be as per § 2 of the Rules for TRA World Cup Competitions published March 2002.
ESP (Nov 01) - Report (Filipe) - very well organised course. All went according to plan. Results were sent to TC President and FIG Office.
USA (Nov 01) - Report (Tatiana) - very well organised course. All went according to plan. Results were forwarded to TC President and FIG Office.
MEX (July 16 - 19 2002) - Horst will organise and run this course.
GRE - possible course in June 2002.
Educational and Test Videos - TC Member Pat Henderson has been given the authority to produce Educational and test Videos for the next Judges Cycle to standardize the quality of material of Judges Courses.
The TC has now looked at two different types of synchronised scoring units from the member federations RUS and UKR. Whilst the result of the tests had proven quite positive to-date, it was felt that more time be allowed to test the equipment before the proposed start date of 1st January 2003.
In the meantime, the trial period will continue for the remainder of 2002, with the results of the machine being used, (if an error occurs, the three judges for synchronisation scores will be used).
TC members Ulf Andersson and Nikolai Makarov will look at the project and report back to the next TC meeting. The machine will be used the first time at the World Cup in Edmonton in August 2002.
The TRA TC has agreed upon the short writing for judges on competition cards in Tumbling:
The TC has also begun working on the short writing for judges on competition cards for Trampoline and DMT. Once finalized, a separate document, containing the short writing for all disciplines will be dispatched to all member federations.
The EC has decided that in all FIG disciplines the Judges have to be drawn.
The TRA TC has produced a paper, ”Instructions for Difficulty Judges”. The intention of this document is to help the Difficulty Judges, to harmonize the working procedures of the difficulty judges, to make it easier for the TC to analyze the work of the difficulty judges and, above all, to decrease the risk of mistakes by the Difficulty Judges. The paper will be dispatched to all member federations within short.