Each National Slackline Championship is held once per year, to find the best slackliner of the nation. Between two Slackline National Championships at least 7 month must elapse. Only athletes of the appropriate nationality may compete. An athlete with two or more nationalities may compete in only one such contest per year.
National Champion is an important title in all sports, and many world ranking points can also be collected, (within the standard seven contest limit). So a national championship is particularly interesting for the athletes and the organizer.
Such a contest takes place in 1 against 1 contest mode. There must be at least 8 contestants. Unless there is a national ranking recognized by WSFed, the best 4 competitors according to the WSFed world ranking are automatically seeded. All others qualify, when necessary, at the contest, and are not seeded.
The organizer must ensure that a DJ, moderators and three judges (WSFed licensed C/C/C) are booked for the competition, that they are equipped and that their fee and expenses (for travel, accommodation, food and drink) are reimbursed.
Also for this contest category the interests of the press should be considered and enough room and time planned for them. Before and after the contest enough time should be planned for interviews with the top athletes. The interviews must be agreed in advance between press, organizer and athletes.
The athletes must have the chance to warm up and get ready for at least an hour before the contest starts. For warming up, they should have access to the contest slackline or to a very similar slackline nearby. There must be a screened-off region for the athletes, with seats, drinks and snacks, where they can put spare clothing, etc.
The judges must be situated so that they have a perfect view of the contest.
Each athlete has a fixed time per battle, to convince judges and public of his skills. His remaining time should be visible to him and spectators during the battle, e.g. on a monitor, If this is not possible, the moderator must constantly announce the remaining time.
The DJ must react to the contestants and the public, so the DJ console must be sited to give a good view of the spectators and the contest arena. The moderators must be equipped with wireless microphones or headsets.
A prominent raised site is needed for the prize giving. Cups should be presented for the first three places, together with the prize money, in the form of fancy checks.
National Championship: Seeding
Costs and facts to compare the contest categories