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									                            WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

      EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS PROCEDURES
                 PLACEMENT OF THE JUDGES TABLES
                                       JULY 2008 EDITION

                          • Developed by Andrée Montreuil, Brevet Judge
          •     Updated by Andrée Montreuil, assisted by Kathy Stoesz and Lise G. Simard

This document provides information on the equipment specifications and the measurements
procedures only. Refer to the Canadian Supplement to the FIG Code of Points for the rules
concerning the use of the equipment and related deductions.

Before each competition session, the A1/D1 judge must ensure that the equipment meets the
specifications on her apparatus. This includes the configuration of the boards which must be
checked before the warm-up of each group.

The FIG has stated that 5 cm mats are no longer allowed for international competitions.

Some diagrams included in the present document come from FIG documents.



VAULT

Vault Table:            Height 125 cm to the floor (± 1 cm)

Runway:                 25 metres, the start of the run-up must be marked

Landing mats:           600 cm x 250 cm x 20 cm (± 1 cm)

Supplementary mat: 600 cm x 200 cm x 10 cm (± 1 cm)
                   The supplementary mat must be attached to the landing mat. Its use is
                   mandatory for all national and international meets in Canada.

Training pit:           If possible, S/A Sport will provide one training pit per table.
                        The pit will be available for training only. It will not be available during
                        the competition warm up (2 minutes or 30 seconds).
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Measuring the height of the table
From the landing end of the table, measure 68 cm and draw a line on top of the table towards
the side of the table. Place a wooden board across the table, lining it up with the line drawn
on the vault and measure from bottom of board overhanging on the side of the table to the
floor (125 cm).


                                        68 cm
        Landing zone                                                Runway: 25 m


                                        125 cm




Direction lines
   •   Width of the landing corridor at the table side                                   95 cm
   •   Width of the landing corridor at the end of the 600 cm landing mat                150 cm

When the authorized landing zone is marked out by stripes, the stripes are 5 cm ± 0.5 cm.
The marking strip is part of the authorized landing zone.




The measurement and marking of the corridor lines will be done by S/A Sport before the first
training session. Tape must be re-applied and verified as often as necessary to ensure
accurate marking of the corridor during training and competition. Verification is done by the
Line Judge for Vault.

The Organizing Committee must provide one person who will ensure that the 20 cm regular
mat is put in its right place as often as necessary.

Boards and Spring Configuration: Refer to the charts on page 6 for spring configuration.

Judges’ Tables: There must be a minimum distance of 3 meters between the edge of the
judges’ tables and the edge of the mat. Judges may be seated on the same side of the vault
table.




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UNEVEN BARS

High bar:       250 cm to the floor (± 3 cm in Canada; ± 1 cm FIG)

Low bar:        170 cm to the floor (± 3 cm in Canada; ± 1 cm FIG)

                Height is measured from the upper edge of the rail while diagonal is at 180
                cm. Measure the rails from “wood to floor” for height.

Diagonal:       130 cm to 180 cm (± 1 cm FIG)

                Measure the rails from the inside of both rails, in diagonal, from “wood to
                “wood”. For more accuracy, measurements should be taken where the
                wooden part of the rail inserts into the metal tube. This will ensure that the
                tape is straight and perpendicular to both rails.




Landing mats:           1400 cm x 200 cm x 20 cm (± 1 cm)
                        Mats are centered under the middle of the bars

                        A board may not be used to extend the approach distance for the
                        mount. If a board is used to extend the approach, the FIG deduction –
                        Apparatus Irregularities, 0.5 P. – will be applied.

Supplementary mat: 400 cm x 200 cm x 10 cm (± 1cm). Its use is mandatory.




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Raising the UB: S/A Sport will put a reference mark to identify the links to use once the UB
are set at FIG. The reference marks may not be removed. If links must be added to raise the
UB, coaches will be required to set the chains back to the original setting (links identified by
the reference marks) once their gymnast has completed her warm up or competition.

Boards and Spring Configuration: Refer to the charts on page 6 for spring configuration.

Judges’ Tables: There must be a minimum distance of 3 meters between the edge of the
judges’ tables and the metal frame of the bars. Judges must be seated on both sides of the
bars. The judges seated opposite to the A1/D1 judge should be seated at separate desks or
tables.


BALANCE BEAM

Height:                  125 cm to the floor (± 1 cm)
                         For more accuracy, measure each side of the beam.

                         If there is a need to measure the height of the beam to the top of the
                         mats (125 cm – 20 cm = height of 105 cm to the mat), the weight of
                         the person measuring will affect the height of the mats, thus the
                         measurement for height of the beam may not be accurate.

Landing mats:            20 cm (± 1 cm)

Supplementary mat:       400 cm x 200 cm x 10 cm (± 1 cm). Its use is mandatory.

Mount and dismount: 300 cm at one end of the beam, 500 cm at the other end.
                    An extension mat 200 cm x 100 cm x 20 cm may be placed on the
                    side of the 500 cm mat.

                        A board may not be used to extend the approach distance for the
                        mount. If a board is used to extend the approach, the FIG deduction –
                        Apparatus Irregularities, 0.5 P. – will be applied.

Side (in Canada):        100 cm (width) x 200 cm (length) available on one side of the beam




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Boards and Spring Configuration: Refer to the charts on page 6 for spring configuration.

Judges’ Tables: There must be a minimum distance of 2 meters between the edge of the
judges’ tables and the edge of the mat. Judges must be seated on both sides of the beam.
The judges seated opposite to the A1/D1 judge should be seated at separate desks or
tables.



FLOOR EXERCISE

The white line must be inbound. Measure 4 sides for more accuracy.
12 m x 1 2m including inbound lines on all sides.

To adjust the white Velcro line, place 2 lines approximately 45 cm (18 inches) from edge of
the floor. Measure 12 m to other side of the floor.




Judges’ Tables: There must be a minimum distance of 2 meters between the edge of the
judges’ tables and the edge of the floor exercise mat. Judges must be seated along two
perpendicular sides of the mat. The judges not seated with the A1/D1 judge should be seated
at separate desks or tables.




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BOARDS AND SPRING CONFIGURATION

Adjustable boards are no longer allowed by the FIG. The athlete’s coach must ensure that
the board has the correct spring configuration during training, warm-up and competition. An
athlete who trains and/or warms up with an incorrect configuration must compete with the
correct configuration or incur the deduction. The deduction for unauthorized use of
equipment will be applied if the incorrect configuration of a board is used by an athlete in
competition. Please note as per the FIG Code of Points there is a 0.50 deduction if the spring
configuration is modified.

The final configuration of springs will be determined prior to training at the 2008 Elite Canada
and 2009 Canadian Championships and will be provided in writing to the coaches on site.
The following charts may be used as a reference for coaches in preparation for the events
however slight modifications may be needed depending upon the boards available at each
competition.

Junior, Senior and Open Categories

 BOARD                        VAULT                  BOARD                 BARS AND BEAM

 #1 Soft    front             B R B             #1 Soft-medium                    B R B
           medium             R R R                                               R R R

 #2 Medium                    B B B             #2 Medium-hard                    B R B
                              R R R                                               B B B

 #3 Hard                      B B B                                   R = Red         B = Blue
                              B B B

Novice Category

 BOARD                        VAULT                   BOARD                    BARS AND BEAM

 #1 Soft    front             R R R             #1 Soft-medium                    R B R
           medium             R R R                                               R R R

 #2 Medium                   B (R) B            #2 Medium-hard                    B R B
                             R R R                                                R R R

 #3 Hard                      B B B             R = Red       B = Blue
                              R R R             (R) May be removed during training, warm-up
                                                and competition

Placement of the board on Uneven Bars and Beam
On UB and BB, the board must be placed on the 10 cm supplementary mat if the mount and
dismount are performed on the same side.

On UB, placement of the board on the 20 cm safety mat is not authorized, even if a D+
release element (C for novice) is performed at the beginning of the routine.

Novices who use the 2 x 20 cm safety mats under the bars must put the board on the 20 cm
safety mat since the mats cannot be moved during the routine.


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EQUIPMENT USED FOR COMPETITIONS IN CANADA

A) HEIGHT OF THE VAULT TABLE AND THE BALANCE BEAM

Program                Category                           Vault                      Balance Beam
FIG           (Given as reference)                       125 cm                           125 cm
              Senior / Junior / Open                     125 cm
National                                                                                  125 cm
              Novice                               120 cm or 125 cm
              Pre-Novice                           115 cm or 125 cm                       110 cm

              P2 – P5: Novice / Open                     125 cm                           125 cm

              P2 – P5: Argo / Tyro                 115 cm or 125 cm                 110 cm or 125 cm
Provincial
              P1: Novice / Open            Stack of mats: 125 cm (± 5 cm)                 125 cm

              P1: Argo / Tyro              Stack of mats: 100 cm (± 5 cm)           110 cm or 125 cm



B) SUPPLEMENTARY MATS

The Women’s Program Committee has determined that the following mats must be available
for national level competitions:
    -   One 10 cm supplementary mat will be available on V, UB, BB and FX
    -   One 5 cm supplementary mat will be available on FX
    -   One 20 cm safety mat will be available on V, UB and BB. For the Novices, two 20 cm
        safety mats will be available on UB.


FIG AND NATIONAL PROGRAMS
The use of a 10 cm supplementary mat for landing on V, UB and BB is mandatory. The mat
must be placed before the mount occurs.

On UB (valid in Canada only), the 10 cm supplementary mat used for min B release elements
for all categories may remain under the rails during the entire routine provided that the
routine includes at least one of the required elements.

On UB, if a safety mat is used for a D+ release element (C for novice), the safety mat must
be slid in place according to the rules, after the board has been removed (See Canadian
Code Supplement - VICO).

On UB (valid in Canada only), when a 20 cm safety mat must be slid in for a D+ release
element (C for novice), the 10 cm supplementary mat may be left slightly to the side at the
beginning of the routine so that tall gymnast do not brush / hit the safety mat. As soon as the
20 cm safety mat is removed, the coach must adjust placement of the 10 cm supplementary
mat so that it is in the correct position for the dismount.




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FIG / National              Vault                Bars               Beam                        Floor
                    • 10 cm supplementary mat mandatory for landing on            • No supplementary mats
FIG
                      V, UB, BB                                                     allowed

                    • 10 cm supplementary mat mandatory for landing (V • 1 x 5 cm and 1 x 10 cm mat
                      and dismount on UB and BB) and permitted under             will be provided.
                      the rails for min B release elements, for all categories
                                                                               • Maximum        total    height
                    • No safety mat (crash mat) allowed except on bars           allowed is 10 cm.
                      where a 20 cm mat is allowed for D+ release
                      elements (C for Novice) other than dismount. The • They must be placed at the
HP Senior
                      mat must be slid in according to rules. (See Code          beginning of the exercise;
HP Junior
                      Supplement – VICO rule)                                    they may be removed
HP/Nat Novice
National Open                                                                    immediately after the acro
                    • For the Novices only, two 20 cm safety mats are            series is completed, moved
                      allowed under the bars, regardless of content;             to another location or left in
                      however, the mats cannot be moved during the               place. The intent is to have
                      routine. The coach may stand on the safety mats for        the       least       possible
                      C+ release elements and for the dismount. If only          movement of mats and
                      one mat is used, it must be slid under the bars and        coaches on and around the
                      removed according to the usual rules.                      floor during the routine.
                    • Height of mats    • 2 x 20 cm safety     • 5 or 10 cm       • 1 x 5 cm and 1 x 10 cm mat
                      vary according      mats mandatory,        mat allowed        will be provided.
                      to performed        5 cm mats on top       for dismount
Pre-Novice
                      vault                                                       • Maximum total height
Aspire, Elite
                                        • LB may be                                 allowed is 10 cm.
                    • 20 cm added         covered with a 5
                      for vault 1.003     cm mat.

         CANADIAN PROVINCIAL PROGRAM (CPP)

                                             Bars               Beam
   Provincial              Vault                                                                Floor
                                          (dismount)         (dismount)
                                      • Mandatory supplementary mat for
                     • Stack of mats;
                                        landing min 10 cm (minimal FIG
                       no                                                           • 5 or 10 cm mats allowed
Provincial 1                            requirement), up to 20 cm safety
                       supplementary                                                  for acro series with saltos
                                        mat
                       mats required

Provincial 2 to 5     • Mandatory supplementary mat for landing min 10 cm           • 5 or 10 cm mats allowed
                        (minimal FIG requirement), up to 20 cm safety mat             for acro series with saltos


         CPP – Uneven Bars: for the CPP Program only, the bars can be extended beyond the FIG
         maximum width of 180 cm (within the equipment safety limitations).




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C) OTHER PIECES OF EQUIPMENT

Piece of equipment         Program           Event       Notes
                                          UB / BB
                         National                        VICO: Allowed, 2 cm thick, approximate
Wooden Plank                              Under the
                         Provincial                      width of beat board
                                          board
                                                         Mandatory for Yurchenko vault
                         National         Vault (only)
Yurchenko Collar                                         Not allowed for Yurchenko type mount on
                         Provincial
                                                         BB or UB
                                                         A small mat is authorized in front of the
                                                         board for Yurchenko entry vault. Not allowed
                         National
                                          Vault (only)   for other types of vault. Not allowed on other
Yurchenko mat            Provincial
                                                         events. Athletes must use the mat provided
(for hand placement)                                     by S/A Sport for national level competitions
                                                         The Yurchenko mat can be used for all
                         Pre-Novice       Vault
                                                         vaults as a visual tool.

                                                         Allowed for D+ release elements (C for
                                                         Novice) other than dismount (See in
                                                         Canadian Code Supplement – VICO rule).

                         National         UB (only)      For Novices only, two 20 cm safety mats
Safety mat - 20 cm                                       allowed under the bars during the entire
(Crash mat)                                              routine (mats cannot be moved). If one mat
                                                         is used, it must be slid under the bars and
                                                         removed, according to the usual rules.

                         Provincial       V / UB / BB    Allowed for vaults and dismounts.




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MATS REQUIRED FOR WAG FIG MEETS


Spieth Anderson Mats Size
   427        7.5 x 12 feet
  427H         7.5 x 6 feet



Conversion imperial / metric
                 Mats                      Feet        Centimetres
                   1                        12             366
                  1.5                       18            548.5
                   2                        24            731.5
                  2.5                       30            914.5
                   3                        36            1097
                  3.5                       42            1280
                   4                        48            1463




                   FIG Specs           FIG Specs
                    (Metric)            (Imperial)                       S/A Mats       Dimensions
                  Centimetres              Feet                          Needed          S/A Mats
Vault                600 cm                19.6                              2            731 cm

UB                  1400 cm                 46                               4            1463 cm

BB                Under BB                                                   2
                    300 cm                  10            Side A             1             366 cm
                    500 cm                 16.5           Side B
                200 cm (skinny)            6.5            Side B
                 Total: 700 cm              23            Total B            2             731 cm




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