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Series of WDSF Competition Series, part 1/3 15/11/2019

Adjudicator at work

All WDSF World Opens granted since the beginning of May 2019 onwards are called WDSF World Open (New Series).

Athletes should know that under this Series the Adjudicators are selected by the Sports Commission. This has been unanimously approved with the intention to minimize the potential risk of manipulation at World Opens which award high ranking points.

Good to Know: the WDSF World Open New Series

1. The Chairperson is appointed by the Sports Commission.

2. For appointment of Adjudicators, organisers can select either of the following options:

a) Organisers provide a list of 20 Adjudicators for the Sports Commission Judges Selection Committee to select 10 Adjudicators to be appointed. If an ideal panel of 10 Adjudicators cannot be formed with this preferred list of Adjudicators from the organiser, the Sports Commission will nominate up to five Adjudicators from outside the list. The other five remaining Adjudicators will still be nominated from the list provided.

b) 10 judges to be selected by the Sports Commission Judges Selection Committee

3. The names of all Adjudicators and the Chairperson must be published on the WDSF website not less than 42 days (6 weeks) prior to the event.

4. For proper management and monitoring, all entries to the World Open must be submitted through the WDSF CRS (Competition Registration System) or through API system which has been approved by the WDSF Technical Committee.

5. The number of participating couples has been reduced to 42 (Youth and Adult) from 10 different countries instead of 48 as a qualification to host subsequent World Opens. Couples competing in WDSF Senior categories can participate but will not be taken into account for the total number of competing couples to qualify for application for a World Open by the NMB.


In the second part of the Series of WDSF Competition Series we will find out about the New Sports Series. Stay tuned!