WAG EQUIPMENT SPECS AND MEASUREMENTS MAY 2005 by hcj

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									                            WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

      EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS PROCEDURES
                 PLACEMENT OF THE JUDGES TABLES
                                    JANUARY 2010 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 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.
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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
      A center line (5 cm) will be placed on the landing mat in the center of the corridor.

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 chart on page 5 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)
                For the Open Category only: the maximum width is 185 cm (FIG width + 1
                notch. Bars will be set at FIG (180 cm) at the beginning of the competition.

                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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Boards and Spring Configuration: Refer to the chart on page 5 for spring configuration.

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.

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 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




Boards and Spring Configuration: Refer to the chart on page 5 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 D1 judge should be seated at separate desks or tables.


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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 the 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 D1 judge should be seated at
separate desks or tables.

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 by National Coach prior to training at the
2010 Canadian Championships and Elite Canada. The boards and their configuration will be
well identified for easy reference. Coaches are not allowed to move the boards to other
apparatus. The following boards will be provided:

                                   NOVICE                  JUNIOR, SENIOR, OPEN
Vault                        Soft, Medium, Hard              Soft, Medium, Hard
Uneven Bars                        Medium                          Medium
Beam                               Medium                          Medium

Each PTO is responsible for determining the configurations they want to use for the
competitions under their jurisdiction.




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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.

National Open must put the board on the (one) 10 cm additional mat, even if the athlete
wishes to use 2 x 10 cm supplementary mats on top of each other for landing of the
dismount.

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:
    -   Two 10 cm supplementary mat will be available on V, UB, BB
    -   Two 10 cm and one 5 cm supplementary mats 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.




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           FIG AND NATIONAL PROGRAMS

FIG /
                           Vault                   Bars                  Beam                         Floor
National
                                                                                              No supplementary
FIG                V, UB, BB: 10 cm supplementary mat mandatory for landing
                                                                                               mats allowed
                                                                                              1 x 5 cm and 2 x 10
                   V, UB, BB: 10 cm supplementary mat mandatory for landing
                                                                                               cm mat will be
                    (V and dismount on UB and BB) and permitted under the rails
                                                                                               provided.
                    for min B release elements, for all categories. The mat must
                    be placed before the mount occurs.
                                                                                              Maximum           total
                                                                                               height allowed is 10
                   On UB (valid in Canada only), the 10 cm supplementary mat
                                                                                               cm.
                    used for min B release elements may remain under the rails
                                                                                              Supplementary mats
                    during the entire routine provided that the routine includes at
                                                                                               must be placed at
                    least one of the required elements (all categories).
                                                                                               the beginning of the
HP Senior
HP Junior          No safety mat (crash mat) allowed except on bars where a 20                exercise; they may
HP/Nat Novice       cm mat is allowed for D+ release elements (C for Novice)                   be            removed
National Open       other than dismount. The mat must be slid in according to the              immediately after the
                    rules (2 moves preceding and following the element) but may                acro       line      is
                    not be in place for the dismount.                                          completed, moved to
                                                                                               another location or
                                                                                               left in place. The
                   UB - When a 20 cm safety mat must be slid in, the 10 cm
                                                                                               intent is to have the
                    supplementary mat may be left slightly to the side at the
                                                                                               least          possible
                    beginning of the routine so that tall gymnast do not brush / hit
                                                                                               movement of mats
                    the safety mat. As soon as the 20 cm safety mat is removed,
                                                                                               and coaches on and
                    the coach must adjust placement of the 10 cm supplementary
                                                                                               around the floor
                    mat so that it is in the correct position for the dismount.
                                                                                               during the routine.
                   V, UB, BB: National Open category only: for landing of the
                    dismount (UB, BB) and vault, one additional 10 cm
National Open       supplementary mat is allowed (2 x 10 cm supplementary mats
Only                place on top of each other). On Vault, the additional
                    supplementary mat will not have to be tied. It is up to the
                    coach to make sure that the mats do not slip.
                   UB - For the Novices only, 2 x 20 cm safety mats are allowed
                    under the bars and for the dismount, regardless of content;
                    however, the mats cannot be moved during the routine. The
HP and
                    coach may stand on the safety mats for C+ release elements
National
Novice Only         and for the dismount. If only one mat is used, it must be slid
                    under the bars and removed according to the usual rules. The
                    use of only 1 x 20 cm safety mat for the dismount is not
                    authorized.
                                                                                              1 x 5 cm and 2 x 10
                   Height of mats   2 x 20 cm safety
                                                                                               cm mat will be
                    vary according    mats mandatory,
                                                                                               provided.
Pre-Novice          to performed      5 cm mats on top           5 or 10 cm mat
Aspire, Elite       vault            LB may be                   allowed for dismount
                                                                                              Maximum total
                   20 cm added for   covered with a 5
                                                                                               height allowed is 10
                    vault 1.003       cm mat.
                                                                                               cm.


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         CANADIAN PROVINCIAL PROGRAM (CPP)

                                              Bars                  Beam
Provincial             Vault                                                                    Floor
                                           (dismount)            (dismount)
                Stack of mats; no                                                   5 or 10 cm mats allowed
Provincial 1     supplementary          Same rule as P2-P5                           for acro lines with saltos
                 mats required                                                       Mat may be removed
                Mandatory supplementary mat for landing min 10 cm                    immediately after the acro
Provincial                                                                            lines is completed, moved
                 (minimal FIG requirement), matting is otherwise optional,
2 to 5                                                                                to another location or left
                 including 20 cm safety mats” On UB, matting may be put
                 under the rails                                                      in place.

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


         C) OTHER PIECES OF EQUIPMENT

Piece of equipment        Program               Event        Notes

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

                                                             For Novices only, two 20 cm safety mats allowed
                        National        UB (only)
Safety mat - 20 cm                                           under the bars during the entire routine (mats
(Crash mat)                                                  cannot be moved). If one mat is used, it must be
                                                             slid under the bars and removed, according to
                                                             the usual rules. The use of only 1 x 20 cm safety
                                                             mat for the dismount is not authorized.
                                                             Allowed for vaults and dismounts, and under the
                        Provincial      V / UB / BB
                                                             rails.




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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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