NATIONAL CAPITAL HIGHLAND GAMES
OPEN HIGHLAND DANCING COMPETITION
at the Capital Fair
Saturday, August 17, 2019
ScotDance Canada/Ontario Registration # C-ON-19-1957
Sanctioned by and run under the rules of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE VIA www.nchg.ca
FAIRGROUNDS: Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino
4837 Albion Road South, Ottawa, K1X 1A3
Denise Durrant Macdonald, Pickering, ON
Dancer Registration: Primary, Beginner, Novice
Competition to start with Highland Fling
Dancer Registration: Intermediate & Premier
Afternoon competition to start with Intermediate Hornpipe not before 11:30, followed by Premier Village Maid
SUMMARY OF EVENTS
Beginner & Novice
Highland Fling (4); Sword (2&1); 16 Pas de Bas; Pas de Bas & High Cuts (x4)
Highland Fling (4); Sword (2&1); Seann Triubhas; Scottish Lilt (4)
Hornpipe (4); Scottish Lilt (4); Flora (4); Irish Jig (3 &1)
Village Maid (4); Scottish Lilt (4); Blue Bonnets (4); Irish Jig (3 &1)
ENTRY DEADLINE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2019
Entries to be submitted on-line. May be accepted with a late fee at the discretion of the Games Committee after Aug. 4th.
DANCE FEES (Fees include $1 SDCCS surcharge)
BEGINNER & NOVICE
INTERMEDIATE & PREMIER
LATE FEE (For entries submitted after Aug. 4th, 2019)
All dancers must present a valid 2019 ScotDance Canada or other recognized SOBHD World-Wide Highland Dancing Registration card at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any dancer that forgets their card must pay a $5 penalty and have any awards withheld until such time as the dancer presents their valid card. Entry into the competition also includes entry into the Capital Fair.
PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT accept photocopies or photos (or any other proof) of card applications in progress. Dancers/parents are responsible for submitting applications to their ScotDance Registrar in a timely fashion.
All dances will, where appropriate, be scrutineered and prizes awarded to a maximum of 6 places with appropriate dance points as follows:
1st-137, 2nd-91, 3rd-71, 4th- 53, 5th-37, 6th-23.
All categories will receive medals up to 6th place except the oldest Premier age group, who will receive cash awards as follows:
1st- $45, 2nd- $40, 3rd -$35, 4th -$30, 5th - $25, 6th - $20. Note: Dancers receiving cash awards may purchase medals, commensurate with their placing(s) at the cost of $4.00 each.
TROPHIES: Keeper trophies will be awarded for all categories to the winner in each Beginner, Novice Intermediate and Premier age group, and an overall keeper awarded to the dancer with the highest total points over all events in each category. No trophy for Primary as per SOBHD Rules. A Runner Up keeper award will also be awarded in each age group for Intermediate and Premier. Furthermore, there will be two perpetual awards as follows:
A perpetual award and keeper will also be awarded for Junior Dancer of the Games and Senior Dancer of the Games”
Age groupings for these perpetual awards will be determined once the age groups have been set, based on entries received and will be awarded to the Premier dancers with the highest total points over all events and all respective Premier age groups. Both perpetual awards will be held by the recipients for 1 year. In the case of a tie, the time will be equally divided between the recipients per SOBHD Rules, age groups must have a minimum of 6 competitors on the day of competition in order to be eligible for an overall perpetual award. If there are fewer than 6 competitors in any individual dance, then points gained in that dance will not be included in the total aggregate points for the overall perpetual award. It can be decided to hold a ‘dance off’ for an overall award, then all eligible competitors may compete regardless of the number of competitors within their individual group.
Each perpetual trophy must be signed for by an accompanying adult if the recipient is not at least 18 years old. It is the expectation of the National Capital Highland Games that these perpetual trophies will be returned in good condition for the same competition and the next recipient the following year. The trophy convener will contact each perpetual trophy winner in advance of next year’s event to remind them to return their award.
National Capital Highland Games and Capital Fair will not be responsible for the loss of property or injury no matter how caused. The philosophies and applicable rules of the SOBHD will govern the conduct of all competitions and competitors.
Age is determined as of the day of the competition.
Judge’s decision is final and no discussion should be entered into with the adjudicator.
Age groups will be formed at the discretion of the Games Committee based on entries received. Dancers must dance in own category and age groups. Steps as indicated by numbers in brackets outlined.
Dancers will dance in reverse order of receipt of entries, “First to enter, Last to dance”.
All dances will, where appropriate, be scrutineered to 6th place with appropriate dance points allotted.
Cloth numbers must be returned at the conclusion of the competition or a $10 fee will be incurred.
Any dancer who decides not to compete after having registered, are asked to please notify the Registrar in advance.
SCOTDANCE CANADA “Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program
Please Note: Dancers are not permitted to change in public areas, nor will dancers be permitted to be in the competition area only wearing bra tops or sports bras with lace dickies. Dancers must wear their jackets/vests, hoodies, studio jacket, tank top or any other suitable covering over any bra-type top used for dancing whenever they are outside the designated change area. In this age of various forms of social media, all dancers and parents/guardians of dancers are asked for their cooperation in this regard and to please use the designated change areas when changing.
Parent/Guardian permission is required if under 18
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FAIRGROUNDS: Rideau Carleton Casino
4837 Albion Road SOUTH, Ottawa ON K1X 1A3
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Program details subject to change without notice
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