Scoring Process 2012-13
Cheer America Point Deduction System 2012-13
Bobbles - 0.5
· Stunts and Pyramids that almost drop or fall but are saved
· Blatant incomplete twisting cradles (landing on stomach)
· Knee or hand touching ground during cradle or dismount
· Severe balance checks
Falls - 1.0
· Falls from individual stunts/pyramids/tosses to a cradle
· Falls from individual stunts to a pop down cradle dismount
Major Falls - 1.5
· Falls from individual stunt to the ground (top person lands on ground or multiple bases land on the ground)
When multiple deductions should be assessed during an individual stunt sequence or during a pyramid sequence and the sum of those deductions is greater than 2.0, the occurrences are instead combined and converted into a single deduction of 2.0 and noted as a Collapse.
Bobbles - 0.25
· Hands down on tumbling
· Knees touching the ground in back hand-spring
· Seat touching the ground in standing back tucks
Falls - 0.5
· Drops to the floor during individual skills (jumps and tumbling)
(Multiple body parts touch the ground, ie. hands and knees in standing back tucks)
TIME LIMIT VIOLATIONS
Teams that exceed 2:30 will be subject to the following deduction:
· 1-5 seconds over time limit will result in a 0.5 deduction
· 6-10 seconds over time limit will result in a 1.0 deduction
· 11 or more seconds over time will result in a 2.0 deduction
The routine time limit is 2:30. Routines that exceed time limit run a risk of being assessed a deduction. Judges will use a stop watch or similar device to measure the official time. Acknowledging the potential variance caused by human reaction speed and sounds system time variations, judges will not issue a deduction until their stopwatch/clock shows a time that exceeds 2:33.
Violation of General Safety Guidelines and any skills performed out of level will be issued a 2.0 deduction.
The performance surface is defined as the 42'x54' competition floor. The competition boundary is defined as the performance surface and any immediate adjacent safety border. A0.25 deduction will be assessed per occurrence for an athlete that makes contact with both feet outside the competition boundary. Stepping on , or just past the white tape is not a boundary violation.