WSDC Points Registry Rules

Points Registry

The WSDC Points Registry was developed and is maintained by the WSDC. The Points Registry is the official record used to track individual competitors’ results in WSDC Jack and Jill competitions at WSDC Registry Events (“Event”). Promoters and competitors use the Points Registry data to determine a competitor’s appropriate skill level for WSDC Jack and Jill competitions (see WSDC Jack and Jill Advancement Chart). The Points Registry also tracks two (2) age-based levels: Juniors, defined as 17 years of age or younger by close of the event, and Masters, defined as 50 years of age or older by close of the event.

Once competitors earn at least one WSDC point, they are assigned a unique WSDC Competitor ID number in the Points Registry. WSDC points are awarded at WSDC Registry Events, as outlined in the Point Tier section below. The Points Registry is available at worldsdc.com/registry-points. It is accessible online to the general public.

 

Point Tier Minimums and Guidelines

There must be a minimum of five (5) unique leaders and five (5) unique followers in a specific WSDC Jack and Jill division for a competition to be eligible for inclusion in the Points Registry.

Tiers and Points Awarded Per Tier

Tiers are defined by the number of competitors in each role (leader or follower). There may be two different tiers within the same division (e.g., a Novice competition may have 18 leaders and 35 followers, which would result in a Tier 2 for leaders and Tier 3 for followers). The greater the number of competitors within a division, the higher the Tier, and the greater the points potential.

Dancing in finals does not guarantee that a competitor will be awarded points. Points awarded to leaders and followers may not be identical. The Points Awarded per Tier chart lists the points awarded to a competitor, according to their placement in finals.

Points Awarded Per Tier

Tier

# of Competitors (per role)

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place

Additional Placements in Final

Tier 1

5-10

3

2

1

0

0

0

Tier 2

11-19

6

4

3

2

1

0

Tier 3

20-39

10

8

6

4

2

1 (up to 12th place)

Tier 4

40-79

15

12

10

8

6

1 (up to 15th place)

Tier 5

80-129

20

16

14

12

10

2 (up to 15th place)

Tier 6

130+

25

22

18

15

12

2 (up to 15th place)

Tier Size and Number of Competition Rounds

If the leaders and followers fall into different tier sizes, the number of rounds must be determined by the higher tier sizeEffective July 1, 2019, the number of rounds for tiers will be mandatory.

     Tier 1: 5-10 Competitors. Finals only. Prelims allowed if numbers are uneven.

     Tier 2: 11-19 Competitors. Run 1 or 2 rounds (prelims and final).

     Tier 3: 20-39 Competitors. Run 2 rounds (prelims and final).

     Tier 4: 40-79 Competitors. Run 3 rounds (prelims, semis, and final).

     Tier 5: 80-129 Competitors. Run 3 or more rounds (prelims, semis, and final).

     Tier 6: 130+ Competitors. Run 4 rounds (prelims, quarers, semis, and final).

Specific Rules Regarding Competitor Divisions and Points

  1. Each competitor has one (1) WSDC Competitor ID number for the Points Registry.
  2. Each competitor may compete in only one (1) skill level division.
  3. Competitors who wish to dance “up” or “down” (i.e., in a higher or lower division than their points would allow) must submit a formal petition (see Petition section) or they will not receive points if they reach the final. The Event must include all petitions with the WSDC Event Reporting form.
  4. Skill points are recorded only for those who place in finals, according to the Points Awarded per Tier chart.
  5. If a competitor places twice in a division, the competitor is only awarded points for the higher placement.
  6. Competitor may be awarded points as either a leader or follower. All of a competitor’s points at a specific skill level, whether awarded as a leader or follower, count towards the total earned points needed to advance to the next skill level.
  7. For Events with combined divisions (e.g., Novice/Intermediate), points will be awarded to the lower of the two divisions.
  8. For Events that have different category names for their skill level divisions, WSDC may choose not to record them. Please refer to the WSDC Jack and Jill Advancement Chart for the list of recognized WSDC skill level divisions.
  9. WSDC will record WSDC points for one Junior and one Masters contest.
  10. Registry Events must allow All Stars who have a minimum of 150 All Star points to compete in a WSDC Champion Jack & Jill contest.
    1. Registry Events may include additional qualifications (e.g., predefined number of Champion / Invitational points, NASDE Classic or Showcase placement(s), professional staff at event) for their WSDC Champion J&J contest, but must allow All Stars who have 150+ All Star points to compete.
    2. All Stars who qualify are not required to compete in Champions.
    3. Competitors who do not meet the Registry Event’s qualifications for Champions or All Stars, even if they have Champion points, must submit a petition and receive approval to dance in the appropriate division.
  11. For Events held over the New Year’s holiday, points will be assigned to December of the outgoing year, not January of the incoming year (e.g., points would be awarded for December 2018, not January 2019).

Recording Points Responsibilities

The Event Director

  1. Is responsible for informing competitors of the Registry Points skill levels and points awards as defined by the WSDC.
  2. Must have a petition process in place for competitors who wish to dance in a different skill division.
  3. Is responsible for reporting the results of the Jack and Jill competitions, including petitions, to the WSDC within five (5) days of their event.
  4. Must provide the WSDC with the number of competitors in each division, so the appropriate Tier level for recording points can be determined.
  5. Must submit the Competitor Surcharge to the WSDC.

 The Competitor

  • Is responsible for following the WSDC Points Registry Rules.
  • Is responsible for using their WSDC Competitor ID number when registering for Jack and Jill competitions at WSDC Registry Events.
  • Is responsible for registering for only one WSDC skill level Jack and Jill competition (see WSDC Jack and Jill Advancement Chart).
  • May enter either as a Leader or Follower, and maintain that role throughout the contest, at Registry Events that allow this option or as traditional Male / Leader or Female / Follower at Registry Events that maintain traditional roles.
    • Competitors may compete as a Leader / Follower in a skill level Jack and Jill contest and as a Follower / Leader (in the opposite role) in an age-based level Jack and Jill and/or other contest(s), if permitted by the Registry Event.
  • Is responsible for submitting a formal petition to dance “up” or “down” (see Petition section).
    • Competitors who do not meet the Registry Event’s qualifications for Champions or All Stars, even if they have Champion points, must submit a petition and receive approval to dance in the appropriate division.
  • Is responsible for correcting their WSDC Competitor ID number errors, either at the event or with the WSDC directly (contact points@worldsdc.com).
  • Will not receive WSDC points for placement if they fail to follow the WSDC Points Registry Rules.

Petitions

Competitors must submit a formal petition to the Event’s Chief Judge to dance at a different skill level than they qualify for in a Jack and Jill division.

  1. All Events will offer a petition process.
  2. Petitions can be submitted one skill level up or one skill level down
  3. The Chief Judge, or qualified individual(s) designated by the Chief Judge, will consider the requested reclassification petition after reviewing the competitor’s Points Registry record.
  4. Petitions are Event-specific and not transferable. Competitors may need to submit a new petition at their next Event.
  5. All petitions must be submitted by the Event Director with the WSDC Event Reporting form.

Note: For additional information or clarification on Registry Event requirements, please review WSDC Registry Event Rules.