Scoot GB – The Northern Qualifier is returning to Junction4.

On Saturday 6th November Scoot GB will be returning to Junction4,

Scoot GB is a National competition with a number of stops throughout the uk and allows riders to gain a ranking amongst other scooter riders within the country.

There are also opportunities for riders to get noticed by sponsors as company reps are present at most events, but most of all it is a good chance to ride in a competition with all your friends.

Riders will be entered into categories with other riders of a similar skill level and age to ensure an even competition.

To enter you must register with Scoot GB for a competition licence details below.

To Enter  and Book:

Please follow the steps below to enter.

  1. Obtain a license from Scoot GB here : SCOOT GB – MEMBERSHIP
  2. Register with Junction 4 here : Junction 4 Skatepark – Registration
  3. When you have registered go to BOOK SESSION on your dashboard
  4. Scroll to Saturday 6th November
  5. Choose SCOOT GB – NORTHERN QUALIFIER
  6. Pay online to complete booking
  7. On the day use the check in system @ Junction 4 Skatepark Reception

Accommodation

Accommodation is available with a 10% discount @ Hampton by Hilton Blackburn.

To book please email:  hannah.white@hamptonblackburn.com

 

 

 

Judging Guidelines & Qualification

JUDGES

  • The judging panel will consist of a total of at least three (3) judges selected by the event organiser or Scoot Sport GB
  • A Judging area will be provided at the course and must be able to command a good view of the course
  • Whilst the competition is underway, communication with the judges by any person/s is not to be allowed except that of the MC in need of clarification matters or safety reasons
  • Only the rider, the MC and any appointed Photographer, Videography will be permitted on the riding course during any Competition 
  • All judges decisions are final. In the event of a complaint regarding the Judging at any event, the SGB committee will investigate. Outcomes of any such investigations will be detailed
  • One judge will be appointed Head Judge and must be responsible for collecting and recording Score sheets, immediately following each heat or section of individual runs. The head judge will be responsible for ensuring that ALL the score sheets are handed to the Event Organiser
  • The next competitor will not start their run until the judges scores have been recorded
  • All Judges scores will be made available to all competitors on completion of each event, this will be done within a practical timescale

Judging Criteria

Each category is worth 25 points for a maximum score of 100. 

DIFFICULTY

  • Tricks that are difficult to execute.
  • Technicality of tricks.
  • Difficult lines within the park.
  • Large gaps or high airs will also be taken into account.

DIVERSITY

  • A run consisting of various types of tricks (grinds, stalls, airs – spins, flips, grabs, bar & whip tricks etc…).
  • Using the park to its full capability (tricking on as many obstacles as you can).
  • Using the park in ways that other competitors are not.
  • The more varied the run and the more obstacles ridden the higher the score.

CONSISTENCY

  • A run that has been done without any foot slips or crashes.
  • Tricks done but not pulled smooth will also come into account.
  • The less touches or crashes and the smoother the run the higher the score.

STYLE

  • Confidence that is shown in a riders run, i.e attempting hard tricks, riding fast into obstacles, maintaining a good flow throughout (less pushing and stopping during a run) etc…
  • Originality

Format

Each competitor will be given 2 x 45 second runs in the designated competition area. This competition area will be announced by the MC on the day of the competition, if not before. 

Your final score will be that of your single best run. 

In a tie break situation, your lower scoring run will be used to offset against the lowest score of the rider with whom you have tied to create your final placement.

Results

All results and finishing positions will be made available and published as soon as practically possible after the event with the top 3 positions being announced and awarded at the event itself.

Qualification 

Novice & Intermediates

A maximum of the top 10 riders from each regional qualifier will progress through to the finals at (location tbc…) for a final consisting of 50 competitors per category max. 

Qualification numbers will be calculated as follows: 

Podium qualify (Top 3)

50% of remaining riders (non-podium) qualify, rounding up on a decimal.

A maximum of 10 riders can qualify in any one round.

Eg. There are 15 riders in a category… 3 riders podium leaving 12 riders remaining. 50% of 12 = 6 therefore 6 riders + the 3 podium riders qualify for a total of 9 riders.

 

PRO / ELITE & JR PRO / ELITE 

Riders in the PRO / ELITE & JR PRO ELITE categories can ride and compete at all of the regional qualifiers. A maximum of the top 10 riders at each event will progress through to the finals at (location tbc…) If a rider enters a qualifying round, comes within the top 10 but has already secured their place in the finals, the position will be given to the next rider in the standings. 

Qualification numbers will be calculated as follows: 

Podium qualify (Top 3)

50% of remaining riders (non-podium) qualify, rounding up on a decimal.

A maximum of 10 riders can qualify in any one round.

Eg. There are 15 riders in a category… 3 riders podium leaving 12 riders remaining. 50% of 12 = 6 therefore 6 riders + the 3 podium riders qualify for a total of 9 riders.

 

Women’s

Female riders looking to enter the Women’s Only Competition will be able to qualify on the weekend of the finals at (location tbc…) This competition will see both the qualifying round and the finals take place on the same day. 

Code of Conduct

All under 16s in attendance must:
  • Remember the aim of scooting is to enjoy the sport and develop riding skills.
  • Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into some thing they do not want to do.
  • Keep within the defined boundary of the venue (unless accompanied by a parent / guardian).
  • Behave and listen to all instructions from the Team Managers, Officials, Coaches, Organisers and any other representative of ScootGB.
  • Take care of equipment and facilities.
  • Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all competitors/members regardless of age, gender, ability, race, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  • Refrain from the use of bad language.
  • Refrain from bullying or persistent use of rough and dangerous play.
  • Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke at the venue.
  • Junior members are not allowed to purchase or consume alcohol or drugs of any kind or throughout the duration of the competition / training.
  • Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.
  • Keep themselves safe.
  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations.
  • Respect officials and accept decisions.
  • Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat.
  • Respect opponents.
  • Not use violence.

CODE OF CONDUCT  FOR   PARENTS/PEOPLE  WITH   PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Of a child at a Scoot Sport GB Competition/Training/Social Event:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every competitor, coach, official and others involved in scooting and treat everyone equally.
  • Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, team managers, and representatives Scooting in the best interests of the riders.
  • Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age inappropriate substances.
  • Do not argue with officials and publicly accept their decisions.
  • Know exactly where your child is and who they will be with at all times
  • Never make assumptions about your child’s safety.
  • Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.
  • Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse.
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.
  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of Scoot GB and behave within them.
  • Be aware that your attitude and behaviour directly affects the behaviour of your child and other young athletes.
  • Never punish or make fun of a child for poor performances or making mistakes.
  • Set a good example by recognising sportsmanship and applauding good performances by all.
  • Avoid destructive behaviour and leave venues as you find them.
  • Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.
  • Not carry or consume alcohol to excess.
  • Not carry or consume illegal substances.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy scooting.

Please note Scoot Sport GB adopts a no tolerance approach to smoking, consumption of alcohol, illegal substances or any other illegal behaviour by members. Organisers reserve the right to remove members from the venue who are in breach of this. Instances of this nature will be reported to the Board of Directors of Scoot Sport GB which may lead to member suspension.