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in the order as skated, without penalty with respect to the order of the patterns.


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


69. APPROVED – Competitions Committee Amend rule 2000 (B) (page 144, Rulebook) as follows:


2000 Qualifying Competitions – Sanctions B. Sanctions for any qualifying competition, unless otherwise ap- proved by the Board of Directors, shall will be issued only to full member clubs in good standing or to interclub associations listed in the current directory. Entries are limited to registered persons or to members of a member association of the ISU cur- rent members of U.S. Figure Skating who otherwise meet the requirements as outlined in the rules.


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


70. APPROVED – Competitions Committee Amend rule 2132 (page 151, Rulebook) as follows:


2132 Levels and Numbers of Judges for Qualifying Competitions


Competition Judge – Singles/ Pairs (S/P) Events


U.S. Adult


Figure Skating Championships


National S/P Sectional S/P (For dramatic skate and light entertainment skate events, a majority of the panel must be U.S. Figure Skating judges)


Adult Sectional Championships (qualifying and


nonqualifying events*)


National S/P Sectional S/P Regional S/P


*Judges for nonqualifying events may be any judge qualified to judge any nonqualifying competitions and will be selected by the LOC and approved by the appropriate sectional vice chair of the Competitions Committee


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


71. APPROVED – Competitions Committee Amend rule 2412 (page 159, Rulebook) as follows:


2412 Individual members, if residing in the United States, shall must enter the championship of the section or region in which their legal resi- dence is located. If residing outside the United States, they shall must enter the championship held in the section or region whose boundary is nearest to the city of their legal residence. If the competitor is un- der 21 years of age, their legal residence shall be presumed to be that of their parents or guardian for the purposes of this rule.


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


72. APPROVED AS AMENDED – Competitions Committee Amend rules 2431-2433 (pages 159-160, Rulebook) and rule 2472 (page 163, Rulebook) as follows:


2430 Previous Winners – Regionals/Sectionals/Nationals 2431


Winners of intermediate and juvenile (singles, pairs and dance) events at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are not eligible to compete again at the same level. Winners of junior and novice sin- gles events at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships may compete at the same level the following season; however, if they choose to do so, they must bypass regionals and begin competing at their sec- tional championship. Winners of junior and novice pairs and dance events at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships may compete at the


SKATING 65


Judge – Dance Events


National Dance Sectional Dance


same level the following season, beginning at their sectional champi- onship. Prior year (singles) winners moving up one or more levels must start at a regional championship. A. Either partner of a pair or dance team may re-enter the same level with a different partner if otherwise eligible.


2432 Previous winners of juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior or senior events at regional championships or juvenile, intermediate, novice or junior events at sectional championships must compete at a regionals championship again to qualify for the sectional championships, unless otherwise qualified under rule 2472.


2433


Previous winners of the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships are not eligible to compete again at the same level. Winners of senior singles events at a sectional championship may bypass the regional championships the following season and begin competing at their sectional championship; however, if they choose to compete at a regional championship, they must place in the top four in order to advance to sectionals. A. Either partner of a pair or ice dance couple may re-enter with a different partner if otherwise eligible.


2470 Qualifying for Sectional Championships – Singles/Pairs/Dance 2472 Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters: A. Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters qualify for sectional championships by:


1A.Placing in the top four at a regional championship; 2B. Receiving an international bye (per rule 2473); 3C. Having four or fewer entries in their event at a regional cham- pionship;


D. Having won the U.S. Championships at the junior level the pre- vious season if competing at the junior level this season;


E. Having won the U.S. Championships at the novice level the pre- vious season if competing at the novice level this season;


F. Having won a sectional championship at the senior level the previous season.


National Dance Sectional Dance Novice Sectional Dance


*Judges for nonqualifying events may be any judge qualified to judge any nonqualifying competitions and will be selected by the LOC and approved by the appropriate sectional vice chair of the Competitions Committee


B. For senior only 1. Having won the same senior event at a sectional champion- ship the previous year; a. All previous winners of a senior event at sectionals must compete at sectionals again to qualify for U.S. Figure Skating Championships unless otherwise quali- fied under rule 2517.


b. If any of the previous winners elect to enter the same event at a regional championship, they must place in the top four to qualify for the sectional championships. However, these previous winners do not displace com- petitors who would have otherwise placed in the top four. In this situation, more than four competitors would qualify for the sectional championships.


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


73. APPROVED – Competitions Committee Amend rule 2463 (page 161, Rulebook) as follows:


2463


Competitors in juvenile events shall not be seeded. Competitors in senior, junior, novice and intermediate qualifying rounds shall will be seeded from the previous year’s qualifying competition final place- ments for the comparable event. Qualifying round results will not be used. Zigzag seeding will be used as follows: A. By final placement in the event of the same class first at U.S. Figure Skating Championships, then sectionals (if applicable), then regionals (qualifying round placements will not be used);


B. For intermediate, novice, junior and senior, by final placement in the event of the next lower class first at U.S. Figure Skating Championships, then sectionals (if applicable), then regionals (qualifying round placements will not be used);


C. By random assignment or draw among those having no previous placement in the event of the same class;


D. By random assignment or draw among those having no previous placement in the event of the next lower class and for those moving up more than one competition level, regardless of pre- vious placement (i.e. all remaining competitors).


Implementation date: July 1, 2013


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