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.
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.
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.
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.
Listed here are the requirements for a 500 point tournament. If you answer "no" to any of these questions, the number of points will likely be reduced to 425 or 350.
You answered "yes" to all the questions - It is a National Tournament worth 500 points.
Answered "no" just once → It is probably a National Tournament worth 425 points.
Answered "no" twice → It is probably a National Tournament worth 350 points.
Answered "no" three or more times → Standard Tournaments section. ↓
It's possible for a tournament to remain at 500 points by exceeding the requirements in the following ways:
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.
Listed here are the requirements for a 250 point tournament. If you answer "no" to any of these questions, the number of points will likely be reduced to 200, or even 175.
You answered "yes" to all the questions - it is Standard Tournament worth 250 points.
Answered "no" to any question - it is probably a Standard Tournament worth 200 points.
However, it is possible to remain a 250 point tournament by significantly exceeding the other requirements, or by a previous year's tournament fulfilling all the 250 requirements.
If you answered "no" two or more times - scroll down to the Minor Tournaments section. ↓
If the tournament met all the Standard 250 requirements, it's possible for the tournament to be a Prestige Tournament, worth 300 points, by meeting other criteria:
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.
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