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Section A - Official Regulations - 140 Officials

  1. All officials shall be eligible persons except for technical controllers and technical specialists. The following officials are required for a competition:
    1. A technical representative or chief referee.
    2. One or more referees who in minor competitions may also act as judges.
    3. Three or more judges.
    4. Two or more data specialists.
    5. For competitions with categories marked using the level of difficulty scale:
      1. One technical controller
      2. No less than one, but preferably two technical specialists
  2. For categories marked using the level of difficulty scale, the following officials are required on the panel:
    1. A technical controller.
    2. A technical specialist and when possible, an assistant technical specialist (although
      recommended, a technical specialist and assistant technical specialists are not required for pattern dance segments
      ).
      1. Pattern dance segments assessed using key points and associated levels of difficulty must have a technical specialist and when possible, an assistant technical specialist
      2. technical panels of three are preferred, however if there are no qualified technical specialists available to assign as assistant technical specialist, a technical controller with qualifications in the same discipline may be assigned as assistant technical specialist. Further that if there are no qualified technical controllers available, that the panel for that event may consist of a technical controller and a technical specialist.
      3. While technical panels of three are preferred, if there are no additional qualified technical specialists or additional qualified technical controllers available to act as an assistant technical specialist, the panel for that event may consist of two members only: a technical controller and a technical specialist. On panels of two where there is disagreement during review of a call, the technical specialist will determine final identification of the element.
    3. A referee who may also serve as a judge in minor competitions.
    4. A minimum of three judges but no more than twelve.
  3. For categories marked using the “one level” scale, the following officials are required on the panel:
    1. A technical controller
    2. A technical specialist and when possible, an assistant technical specialist
      1. Pattern dance segments without any key points and associated levels of difficulty may have a technical specialist and when possible, an assistant technical specialist however these may also be assessed with a technical controller only.
      2. If there are no qualified technical specialists available to assign as assistant technical specialist, a technical controller with qualifications in the same discipline may be assigned as assistant technical specialist.
      3. While technical panels of three are preferred, if there are no qualified technical controllers or additional technical specialists available to act as an assistant technical specialist, that the panel for that event may consist of two members only: a technical controller and a technical specialist. On panels of two where there is disagreement during review of a call, the technical specialist will determine final identification of the element.
      4. If there are no qualified technical specialists available, a technical controller with at least Challenge qualifications in that discipline may be assigned as the specialist
    3. A minimum of three judges.
    4. A referee, who may also be one of the judges.
      Or:
    5. A minimum of three judges, at least one of whom is the technical judge.
    6. A referee, who may also be one of the judges, but may not serve simultaneously as the technical judge.
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