Rules & Scoring
To make for the best possible judging experience:
We strive to get the best possible judges in the area each time, collecting information about prior experience. And each of those judges, who stand in the spotlight throughout the competition, want nothing more than to count every rep fairly and accurately.
We provide very simple, clear scoresheets for the judges to use. These require that judges mark off reps and rounds at regular intervals. This makes it very difficult for judges to miscount entire rounds or miss a large numbers of reps.
We will be releasing a judges handbook to cover the basics of judging, and make clear our expectations to the judges prior to each event.
We instruct judges to be vocal and clear when counting total reps, as well as missed reps.
We have more experienced personnel in place (affiliate owners, instructors, or SuperFit staff) above the judges, watching to maintain standards.
When beginning a workout, make sure to talk with your judge:We purposely choose workouts and movements that are as simple as possible, while still making for an exciting competition. The result is competitions that are easily judged, making for the least number of scoring discrepancies. That being said, the onus is on the competitor to clearly conform to the standards of the movements involved.
When beginning a workout, make sure to talk with your judge:
- Clarify how they will be counting aloud good reps, total reps, no reps, etc..
- Your judge should have you perform a few reps of the movements to verify standards.
- Directly after the heat is over, the athletes will need to sign their scoresheet. Once your sheet is signed, we can only address errors in math or how the information was put into our scoring database. Athletes must look at the sheet itself; if there are any discrepancies, we will go to the sheet, and what is actually tallied up/crossed out. If the judge adds up their tally marks incorrectly, misspeaks about the numbers of total rounds or reps, or in any other way miscommunicates your score, again, we will go to what is actually marked down/crossed out/tallied up on the sheet.
- We cannot re-judge individual reps in a workout. If you think you did 11 reps, and your judge marked down 10, 10 is your score. We realize that sometimes, this is a big deal as far as placing, but is largely unavoidable.
- Gross counting issues must be addressed immediately on the floor. Again, we instruct judges to be loud with their counting, so this should be clear at the moment a counting issue happens.
- If there’s a large counting issue (missing entire rounds or large groups of reps), that cannot immediately be sorted out with your judge, video is your only option. If you did not get video, or cannot quickly present video, again, we have to go back to the scoresheet. We cannot guess at the scoring table, or immediately go with the athlete’s opinion on their score. We realize this is not a perfect system, but gives us the best chance of preserving the accuracy of the scoring as a whole.
Despite the above, there will be disagreements between judges/scores and competitors. To help address this, we have the following policies in place:
Occasionally, competitors are not able to do the movements required by the workout. In that case, you will not receive a score past that point.
-10 Double Unders
If you can’t do double unders, then your max score would be 5. You’re free to do singles and progress on with the workout, but again, no reps will count past the point at which you began scaling.
Ties in Workouts
Ties in workouts, unless otherwise stated, will be given the same number of place points. For example, a three-way tie at 2 will result in all three competitors getting two points. However, the next competitor down will be scored as if the other competitors had not tied (in this example, getting a rank of 5 rather than 3).
Ties Across Entire Events
A tie across an entire event, whether to determine overall placing, or which competitors go on to a final workout, will be determined by counting back on which competitor received the largest number of highest placings. For example, two competitors are tied, but Competitor #1 had two 1st place finishes, and Competitor #2 had only one 1st place finish, then Competitor #1 will place over Competitor #2. If there are an equal number of first place finishes, then it will go down to 2nd, 3rd, and so on.