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RULEBOOK SWISS THROWDOWN TEAM EDITION 2022

Naming conventions in this document:

STDT : Swiss Throwdown Team Edition
QUALIFIER: the QUALIFIER competition period
FINALS: the finals of STD team Edition, held at Final: 23./24.04.22
THE EVENT: the complete competition, including QUALIFIER and finals
ATHLETES: the ATHLETES competing in the QUALIFIER or the finals
COMPETITION CORNER: the platform at competitioncorner.net that is used by STDT for sign up and scoring.

1.    Swiss Throwdown Team Edition

1.1.  STDT is not a sanctional CrossFit event. STDT has nothing to do with CrossFit HQ.

1.2.   The QUALIFIER for the finals is held from Jan 15th until Jan 31th 2021 20:00 CEST.

1.3.   The Finals are held at 23/24-04 2022.

2.      GENERAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2.1.   By participating in any stage of STDT, the ATHLETE agrees to all rules and policies pursued by the organization of STDT. The ATHLETE accepts all the risks associated, or could reasonably be associated with a sport event. For each specific case, the policy conducts by STDT Organization is always determined by decisions made by STDT Organization.

2.2.   The ATHLETE accepts that these decisions are final and binding in all respects. To clarify the rules that apply before, during and after STDT, the rulebook is established and are compulsory for every ATHLETE, participating in STDT finals.

2.3.   All times, deadlines etc mentioned in our communications are in Central European (Summer) Time.

2.4.   Under no circumstances will STDT be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including injuries. All ATHLETES compete at their own risk.

2.5.  STDT has the right to exclude ATHLETES from the QUALIFIER or FINALS without giving any reason. STDT also has the right to validate scores or declare them invalid.

3.      PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

3.1.   Participation in STDT is only allowed for everybody

3.2.   Anyone that is able to perform the Qualifier Workouts as prescribed in their category, may attempt to register to compete as an ATHLETE in STDT. Such registration is subject to each prospective ATHLETE’s agreement to all STDT policies, rules and regulations.

3.3.   ATHLETES that have been to the FINALS of STDT before have to sign up in a higher division. ATHLETES are not allowed to join the same division multiple times.

3.4.   ATHLETES under 18 must have explicit permission from their parents or guardians.

3.5.   All ATHLETES must compete in the QUALIFIER to advance to the FINALS.

3.6.   All ATHLETES must register online at COMPETITION CORNER. Upon registration, the ATHLETE agrees to all policies, rules and regulations, including processing of personal data.

3.7.   Registration of an ATHLETE is only valid if the registration and fee is paid in full before the deadline.

3.8.   The registration fee’s are published at the platform of COMPETITION CORNER.

4.      TEAM REQUIREMENTS

4.1.   A team includes two ATHLETES, which can be male/male, female/female 

4.2.   Registration is per team, not per ATHLETE.

4.3.   Substituting an ATHLETE of the team is allowed upon the deadline of the QUALIFIER.

4.4.   All QUALIFIER workouts have to be performed with both ATHLETES that are registered.

5.      CATEGORIES

5.1.   ATHLETES can participate in the following categories:

-        Regular M/M

-        Regular F/F   

-        Rx M/M

-        Rx F/F

-        Intermidiate M/M

-        Intermidiate F/F

-        Master F/F

-        Master M/M

5.2.   If a team wants to change the category, the ATHLETE must contact STDT by email at info@swissthrowdown.ch at least 24 hours before the QUALIFIER deadline.

6.      REGISTRATION DETAILS

6.1.   Participation in THE EVENT is subject to payment of the registration fee. All payments are final. No refunds or transfers will be permitted, regardless of reason.

6.2.   Registration prices do not include costs from COMPETITION CORNER or currency conversion fees.

6.3.   Tickets for the EVENT are available only at COMPETITION CORNER. If COMPETITION CORNER doesn’t support your currency or payment method, please contact us via info@swissthrowdown.ch

6.4.   Ticket price per team for the QUALIFIER is CHF 39.

6.5.   Ticket price per team for the FINALS is CHF 165.

7.      MOVEMENT STANDARDS

7.1.   The rules relating to the movements for the QUALIFIER and FINALS are prescribed by STDT. These prescriptions are binding and conclusive.

7.2.  STDT will demonstrate the required movements and explain these to all ATHLETES via their website and Competition Corner.

7.3.   If an ATHLETE has a disability and therefore cannot perform or continue with a standard movement as prescribed by STDT, the movement does not count as a repetition in the Workout (and will be considered as a ‘no rep’).

7.4.   Physical limitations in Range of Motion from prior physical defects or  temporary or permanent injuries that are obvious and clearly definable by  demonstration and are brought to the attention of the STDT Head judge ​prior ​to the beginning of the competition may  be granted an exception at STDT sole discretion. (ATHLETES competing  at the QUALIFIER must email ​info@swissthrowdown.ch  ​24 hours  before the registration deadline) These cases are very rare and will be  handled on a case-by-case basis. 

8.      THE QUALIFIER

8.1.   Registration for the Qualifier closes Monday Jan 31th 2022 at 22:00 CEST.

8.2.   Workouts will be released friday evening Jan 14 th 2021.

8.3.   Scores must be submitted before Monday Jan 31th 2021 at 22:00 CEST.

8.4.   All workouts need to be done with the same two ATHLETES.

8.5.   The QUALIFIER workouts are team workouts, and not to be performed individually.

8.6.   Repeating the workouts is permitted, All workouts can be done on different days.

8.7.   ATHLETES are advised to perform all workouts with a judge.

8.8.   ATHLETES aiming to qualify for the finals have to submit a video of their workouts by entering their scores in COMEPTITION CORNER.

9.      VIDEO SUMBISSION

9.1.   Videos will be viewed by STDT as part of the review process. If the video shows any faults, the team score may be penalized or rejected.

9.2.   A score adjustment occurs when an team’s score needs to be modified based on miscounted reps, no reps, an invalid video, or a combination of all.

9.3.   There are four options for the requested videos:
1.) Good video - the team achieves the prescribed movement standards during each
repetition during the workout and the score entered is correct. The score will be
accepted.
2.) Reporting with a small penalty - the team shows 1 to 4 "no reps" over the entire video,
of the workout. The no reps will be deducted from the score.
3.) Valid with a big penalty - the teams shows 5 to 8 "no reps" over the entire video.
In this case, 15% of the final score will be deducted.
4.) Invalid - the team cannot follow the prescribed workout according to the movement
standards, a significant and unacceptable number of "no reps" repetitions or the video
does not comply with the film regulations. The team’s score in this case will be
rejected.

10.   INVITATION PROCESS

10.1.                Teams on the top of the leaderboard will receive an invitation for the FINALS.

10.2.                In case of a tie, the team with the lowest ranking on any of the QUALIFIER workouts will be invited.

10.3.                If one ATHLETE of the team cannot participate in the FINALS for some reason, the ATHLETE cannot be replaced.

10.4.                If a team declines their invite or does not accept the invite within the deadline, the invite is cancelled. STDT will invite the next team from the QUALIFIER ranking in that division.

11.  THE FINALS

11.1.          The scores at the FINALS will be registered by STDT Judges. The Judges will determine the workout results but are entitled to change a result after irregularities.

11.2.          Photo or video material made by spectators or other participants does not have to be taken into account in case of a dispute and may be neglected by the judges

11.3.          In case of a dispute the judge is always right unless the head judge decides otherwise.

11.4.          It is not allowed to advertise without the prior consent of STDT or engage in business activity in STDT field.

11.5.          STDT assumes no liability for lost clothing or other belongings of ATHLETES. This also applies to personal possessions which have been left in STDT changing facilities.

11.6.          The ATHLETE has to follow the instructions given by STDTOrganization, or STDT staff in STDT uniform, or otherwise apparently belonging to STDT Organization.

11.7.        STDT has the right to disqualify an ATHLETE and/or pull him or her out of STDT if the ATHLETE does not abide by the rules, or behaves in an unsportsmanlike or improper manner, or of it is considered necessary due to medical reasons. In such a case, the entire Team will be taken out of the FINALS.

11.8.          ATHLETES are expected to not cause damage to the property of others and leave no waste.

11.9.          Any regulations not covered here will be displayed at STDT final field and must be abided by.

12.  RANKING

12.1.          Teams will be ranked after each workout.

12.2.          The best score will get 1 point, the second best 2 points etc.

12.3.          The team with the lowest total number of points by the end of the day will be the winner.

12.4.          The prizes are provided by sponsors of STDT.

12.5.          A prize must be returned to STDT Organization by the Team when its results are revised and it appears that a  Team is no longer entitled to a prize.

12.6.          An ATHLETE or Team cannot claim a refund in return of his prize/prizes. No fees or other costs are paid (back) to the winners.

13.  CANCELLATION POLICY

13.1.          STDT Organization may cancel the finals (hereinafter “Cancel”), or on the day of the finals withdraw (“Withdraw”) them. STDT may Cancel or Withdraw STDT if there are unforeseen circumstances and/or force majeure, which includes (but is not limited to) (expected) extreme weather conditions, computer virus, epidemic, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention. It is unilaterally decided by STDT what constitutes extreme weather or a force majeure. It is the responsibility of STDT Organization to determine when the risk of accidents or dangerous situations are increased due to extreme weather conditions or force majeure. The decision of STDT to Cancel or Withdraw STDT Edition in the event of such conditions is undisputable.

13.2.          In the case of a Withdraw or Cancel, costs incurred by the ATHLETE for participating in the finals, including the costs of the ticket are non-refundable.

14.  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

14.1.          All intellectual property rights and material made by the camera crew of STDT (both photos and film material) is property of STDT.

14.2.          Photographers or cameramen who do not belong to the camera crew of STDT and which have not received explicit permission from STDT, shall not be permitted on the competition floor.STDT is entitled to send these people away.

14.3.          ATHLETES taking part in the finals, or located on the site of STDT automatically agree to waive their portrait rights and other intellectual property rights for images of video created during STDT.

15. CHANGES

15.1.        STDT can revise this rulebook anytime. Changes to the rulebook will be communicated on our website www.swissthrowdown.ch

15.2.        In case where the rulebook, workout descriptions or other communications is unclear, STDT always has the final word.