Tasks of a judge

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Furthermore a judge needs to understand the structure and the context of judging rules as well as the interpretation of the rules. The judge needs to exchanges ideas with the other judges (not during competitions), needs to know the latest developments, the latest standard of tricklining and needs to score the performance of the riders fair and neutral.

Besides the scoring of the performance, there are several more tasks that the jurors need to handle:

  • decide about the scope of the competition. Therefore, all necessary criteria of the licensing need to be satisfied. (see: 3. Overview of contests)
  • accommodate a difference
  • take care of the security during the competition (for riders and the audience)
  • check the WSFed registration of the competitors
  • announce one of the three judges as the head judge before the competition starts. Usually the head judge is the one with the highest judging license. The head judge decides on special regulations and exceptions. Right after the competition he is responsible for the conveyance of the contest results including the ranking of the competition to the WSFed (form). Furthermore the head judge convenes a short meeting to prepare the judges for the contest, inform about eventual absence of riders (in case of injury) and get all 3 in the right/same mood/attitude for judging.
  • The participants of a competition are not allowed to finish their run before the time is up. If a contestant cannot continue (e.g. in case of injury) he gets disqualified and his opponent goes on to the next round.
  • Each competitor has the right of one injury lay-off at each tournament. This break can be 2 minutes maximum and should be used for medical treatment or like that. The break needs to be announced to the head of the jurors.
  • The head of the jurors is authorized to disqualify a competitor in case of health threat, even against his will.


Special regulations / Behavior in case of absence of a contest participant:

  • In case of absence after the registration (before the contest) and before the sign in:
  • The participant will not receive world ranking list points; his competitor receives a bye for the next round. If the reason of the absence is indefensible, the athlete will get a suspension for WSFed competitions (6 – 12 month). During this suspension the athlete can take part in competitions, but neither will get the points, nor is listed in the world ranking list.
  • In case of absence after the sign in (on site):
  • The athlete receives the world ranking list points; his competitor receives a bye for the next round. If the reason of the absence is indefensible, the athlete will get a suspension for WSFed competitions (6 – 12 month). During this suspension the athlete can take part in competitions, but neither will get the points, nor is listed in the world ranking list.
  • In case of absence/injury during the competition:
  • The athlete receives the world ranking list points he scored until his absence/injury; his next competitor receives a bye for the next round.