The contest is divided between three different age brackets or
||21 and over
||13 - 20
||5 - 12
The Adults Division is further divided into four different Groups (A, B, C &
D). The Kids and Teens Divisions are divided into two Groups (A &
Each Adults Division Group will have three qualifying rounds and the
Kids and Teens Division Groups will have two rounds of qualifiers.
The top seven
scoring contestants in each Adults qualifying round and the top 10
scoring contestant in each Kids and Teens qualifying round will advance to the
next stage. Adults Division qualifiers will advance to a Group
quarter-final round. Kids and Teens qualifiers will advance directly
to the Group semi-finals.
The top 10 scoring contestants in the Adults
quarter-finals will advance to the semi-finals.
Please note Rule 15 of the Official Rules:
Points accrued by each
contestant will be carried over to the next round of
competition. A contestant that does not finish in the top 10
during the quarter-final or semi-final round of competition,
may still advance to the next round of competition if his or
her total accumulated points score is among the top 10
accumulated points in their respective round of competition.
There will be two separate semi-final sessions. In the Adults
Division, Groups A & B will
collapse into one semi-final and Groups C & D will form the second
semi-final. Kids and Teens from Group A will compete in one
semi-final while Kids and Teens from Group B will compete in the other.
The top 10 scoring contestants in each semi-final in
each age group will advance to the finals.
The finals will be held at the Thoroughbred Family Entertainment
Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Each contestant will be judged in three categories as
PCT. OF TOTAL
||1 - 100
||1 - 40
||1 - 15
Cash Prizes for each Division are as follows:
As in the past, contestants tied for a
qualifying position will automatically advance to the next
round. Ties will only be broken among the Top five finishers in the
finals of any division.