Live Final Rules

Successful applicants must be available for the finals all day on Saturday 12th October 2019.

Venue: Freedom Centre, 97 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB.

Doors open at 11am and the competition will start at 12pm sharp.
Competitors must sign in and complete a PARQ before 11am.

The top 3 scorers from each video entry will be invited to compete in the final.
Competitors found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be immediately disqualified.
NEC reserve the right to revoke your place in the final if you are deemed unfit.

TIMINGS
Video entry rules apply to the live final, with the exception of time length.
Each time length has a 20 second buffer (e.g. beginner is 3 mins, so minimum 2:40, maximum 3:20)
Pole Beginner - 3 minutes
Pole Intermediate - 3 minutes 30 seconds
Pole Advanced - 4 minutes
Pole Instructor - 4 minutes
Pole Professional - 4 minutes 30 seconds
Pole Groups - 4 minutes 30 seconds
Pole Over 40s - 4 Minutes
Pole Men's - 4 Minutes
Pole Classique - 4 minutes
Hoop Beginner - 3 minutes
Hoop Intermediate - 3 minutes 30 seconds
Hoop Advanced - 4 minutes
Hoop Professional/Instructor - 4 minutes

MUSIC
Music must be emailed by 12th September 2019 in MP3 format.
You must also bring 2 copies of your music to the live final on audio CD.
Each CD should be labelled with your name and category and include ONLY the track you are using.
Our sound technician will not fade your track - it is your responsibility to cut your track to the correct length.
Failure to comply with this will result in your disqualification.
If we do not receive your music by 12th September 2019 you will be removed from the competition.

JUDGES
There are 5 independent judges for the final.
All judges will follow the scoring guidelines set out in this pack.
Competitors must not communicate with the judges at any time during the finals.
Judges decisions are final.

ROUTINE
Sexual gestures are not permitted! (except in Classique category)
Only the competitor(s) are permitted on stage (human props will be permitted only by prior arrangement with NEC)
You may clean your own pole prior to your performance, however pole cleaners are on hand to help.

CLOTHING
Removal of clothing is only permitted in the Classique category.
Nudity is not permitted.
G strings/thongs are not permitted
Outfits must not display logos or any other form of advertising
Point deductions will be made for costume malfunctions.

GRIPS
Grip aids except for Stickum are permitted, however these are not to be applied directly onto the poles and must be agreed prior to the final.

ADJUDICATION
All competitors return to the stage.
All finalists from the category will be called forward. 1 winner from each category will be placed.
As well as 1st place in each category, we will also be awarding:
Judge's Choice
Audience Choice
Overall Winner (highest score of the day)
These will be announced after all category winners are awarded.

CONFORMATION 

All competitors must have a signed conformation of their level and ability from their instructor or in the case of self taught a training partner