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  • Goffredo - Matus win the PD European LAT

    8th Boeblinger Tanzgala set the stage for PD European Championship Latin. Goffredo - Matus from Moldova win the title ahead of Smolko - Bazykina from Latvia. Third place was given to Luccese - Berardi from Italy. 

    10/06/2018 read more ...
  • And Counting

    Moldovans Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, the dominators of Latin championships in the regular as well as in the professional division for the past years, have added another continental title in Boeblingen, GER.

    10/06/2018 read more ...
  • More From The White Nights

    The WDSF Communications team member Helmut Roland has sent a first batch of photographs he has taken during the 2018 PD European Standard in St Petersburg. Add to this his "Final Reel" and you relive the championship!

    05/06/2018 read more ...
  • Vezelis - Chatkeviciute Win The PD European STD

    The "White Nights Ball" organised by the Dance Promotion Group provides the spectacular backdrop to the 2018 WDSF PD European Standard in St. Peters-burg, RUS. Helmut Roland is on location and reports from the event.

    02/06/2018 read more ...
  • Still More To Come

    Coverage on the 2018 PD World Latin is about to reach record levels. As for the PD events in Chelyabinsk, RUS, WDSF had dispatched Helmut Roland to produce real-time coverage. Multi-camera VOD coverage is still to come.

    07/05/2018 read more ...
  • New PD World Champions Latin

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, continue from where they left off in the first part of their career by winning the Professional Division World Latin title. Runners-up in China were Marts Smolko and Tina Bazykina, LAT.

    05/05/2018 read more ...

CCM TF Announcement 18/08/2017

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The Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation (CCM TF) has held several meetings over three days during and after the German Open Championships 2017 in Stuttgart.

In their final meeting held on Sunday 13 August, the CCM TF members have decided to implement major changes to two important aspects in the transparent and fair adjudication of WDSF DanceSport. These changes are described below. 

Nomination of Adjudicators’ Panels

The CCM TF members are aware of the problems persisting in the process of nominating adjudicators to the panels of the top-level competitions held under the auspices of WDSF. To counteract them, they have decided to change the procedure which is currently in place. From today, 18 August 2017, the CCM TF members, in coordination with the Sports Director, will suggest the composition of the panels for World Championships, Continental Championships, GrandSlam and Super GrandPrix events to the Managing Committee (MC). The MC members  will then formally approve each panel. What amounts to a system of checks and balances aims to further ensure the integrity of the nomination process. 

Debriefing Session

The CCM TF members will define the procedure and establish the parameters for a debriefing session to be held immediately following a top-level competition adjudicated with the Absolute Judging System. During such a debriefing session – whose attendance will be mandatory for all adjudicators making up the panel – the focus is kept on the scores which are awarded by each adjudicator individually throughout the competition. Each adjudicator is expected to argue the validity of assessing the performances as is reflected in his or her scores. The debriefing process is public in as far as that the arguments brought forward by the adjudicators in justification of their scores will be made available online.

Some time will be required to put this process of debriefing adjudicators in place and the sessions will first be implemented at World Championships (incl. PD) only. The pilot session is tentatively scheduled after the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT, in the morning of 19 November.