2017 Tournament Level Guide

750? 500? 250? 125?

Below is a step-by-step guide to determining the points level of a tournament. If you are organizing a tournament, you should aim to fulfill the highest number of requirements as possible. Failing requirements outside of your direct control (like how many jugglers want to take part) can be made up for by exceeding other requirements.

Generally:
Major tournaments take place at only the largest juggling conventions.
National tournaments take place at big conventions or national conventions.
Standard tournaments take place at small day conventions lasting 1 to 3 days.
Minor
tournaments take place at non-convention meetings or events.

Major Tournaments - 1250 and 750

Is your tournament at the EJC?

✔ Yes! - It is the EJC Tournament worth 1250 points.

Is it at the Nederlands Jongleer Festival, British Juggling Convention or Berlin Juggling Convention?

✔ Yes! - It is a Major Tournament worth 750 points.

National Tournaments - 500, 425 and 350

Is your tournament taking place at a national juggling convention, or a large convention that draws jugglers from across the country and/or attracts international guests?

✘ - scroll down to the Standard Tournaments section. ↓

✔ Yes! - Your tournament is provisionally a National Level tournament, worth 500 points.

National Level Requirements

BonusRequiredNot good enough
Qualification Type - Round-robin one-vs-one matches Group combat.
No qualifications (invitation only).
Qualification Participation more than 24 at least 18 below 18
Knockout Participation 16 12 (top 4 seeds go direct to the round of 8) 8
Points to win knockout match - 5 points 3 points
Third place match - Third place match No third place match
Photo Professional-level photos of knockout matches Group photo of participants No photo
Video Live streaming the whole event/video of every knockout match uploaded and/or sent to Luke for editing Video of the final match/highlights video No video
Record keeping Full name of every player.
Qualification win/loss count for every player.
Seeding of players in knockout.
Scores from every knockout match
Only scores from the knockout
Scores submission deadline The Tuesday following the tournament Later than the Tuesday following the tournament
Promotion Mentioned in promotion material for the convention (on the website, Facebook, flyers, etc) No advanced promotion
Listed Listed in the convention schedule/workshop schedule Not listed
Prize An interesting, entertaining or valuable trophy or prize for the winner - -
Participation Level A number of highly ranked players taking part/a participation level of 3.2 or higher - -
Other Invite international jugglers to your convention, providing free entry or travel expenses, specifically for them to take part in the fight night - -

You hit all the requirements → It is a National Tournament worth 500 points.

You missed one requirement → It is probably a National Tournament worth 425 points.

You missed two requirements → It is probably a National Tournament worth 350 points.

You missed three or more requirements → Sorry, you probably need to scroll down to the Standard Tournaments section. ↓

Probably?

It's possible for a tournament not to drop down a tournament level by hitting at least one bonus for each normal requirement missed.

Standard Tournaments - 300, 250 and 200

Is your tournament taking place at a normal non-national juggling convention, like one with a city in the name, or a convention that attracts local jugglers from a region of the country?

✘ - scroll down to the Minor Tournaments section. ↓

✔ Yes! - the tournament will most likely be a Standard Tournament, worth 300, 250 or 200 points.

Standard Level Requirements

BonusRequiredNot good enough
Qualification Type - Round-robin one-vs-one matches Group combat.
No qualifications (invitation only).
Qualification Participation more than 18 at least 12 below 12
Knockout Participation 12 (top 4 seeds go direct to the round of 8) 8 below 8
Points to win knockout match - 5 points 3 points
Third place match - Third place match No third place match
Photo Professional-level photos of knockout matches Group photo of participants No photo
Video Video of the final match/highlights video, live streaming the whole event - -
Record keeping Full name of every player.
Qualification win/loss count for every player.
Seeding of players in knockout.
Scores from every knockout match
Only scores from the knockout
Scores submission deadline The Tuesday following the tournament Later than the Tuesday following the tournament
Promotion Listed and announced on the FightNightCombat website more than a week in advance No advanced notice
Listed Listed in the convention schedule/workshop schedule Not listed
Prize An interesting, entertaining or valuable trophy or prize for the winner - -
Participation Level A number of highly ranked players taking part/a participation level of 2.2 or higher - -
Tournament History A long running tournament/a higher tournament level in previous years - -
Host event type A competition-based juggling event or convention/a small national convention - -

You hit all the requirements plus two or more bonus participation requirements (qualification participation, knockout knockout participation, or participation level)- it is Prestige Tournament, worth 300 points.

You hit all the requirements - it is Standard Tournament worth 250 points.

You missed one requirement - it is probably a Standard Tournament worth 200 points.

You missed two or more requirements - sorry, you probably need to scroll down to the Minor Tournaments section. ↓

Probably?

It's possible for a tournament not to drop down a tournament level by hitting at least one bonus for each normal requirement missed.

Minor Tournaments - 175 and 125

Is your tournament taking place at an event other than a yearly juggling convention or festival, like a juggling club meeting, workshop, party, etc?

Or was the tournament organized on the spur of the moment?

Or did the tournament fail to meet the requirements of a Standard 250 or 200?

If so the tournament is a Minor Tournament worth 175 or 125 points.

If the tournament had over eight or more jugglers in the qualifications, but only four in the knockout, it will likely be a Minor 175 tournament.

If it had under eight jugglers take part in total, it will likely be a Minor 125 tournament.


Read longer explanations of the requirements and why they exist.

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