Age Groups

Age Restrictions

This table is published annually to allow for a better understanding of Rule E-2 of the WDSF Competition Rules.

 

Age Group Year of the Competition Year of the Competition Year of the Competition
  2021 2022 2023
  Year of Birth Year of Birth Year of Birth
Juvenile I 2012 or later 2013 or later 2014 or later
Juvenile II 2010 or 2011 2011 or 2012 2012 or 2013
Junior I 2008 or 2009 2009 or 2010 2010 or 201
Junior II 2006 or 2007 2007 or 2008 2008 or 2009
Youth 2003, 2004 or 2005 2004, 2005 or 2006 2005, 2006 or 2007
Under 21 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007
Adult 2002 or before 2003 or before 2004 or before
Senior I One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year (1986 or before - Senior Ib).
The other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday in the calendar year (1991 or before - Senior Ia)
One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year (1987 or before - Senior Ib).
The other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday in the calendar year (1992 or before - Senior Ia)
One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year (1988 or before - Senior Ib).
The other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday in the calendar year (1993 or before - Senior Ia)
Senior II One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or more in the calendar year (1976 or before - Senior IIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday in the calendar year (1981 or before - Senior IIa)
One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or more in the calendar year (1977 or before - Senior IIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday in the calendar year (1982 or before - Senior IIa)
One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or more in the calendar year (1978 or before - Senior IIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday in the calendar year (1983 or before - Senior IIa)
Senior III One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or more in the calendar year (1966 or before - Senior IIIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday in the calendar year (1971 or before - Senior IIIa)
One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or more in the calendar year (1967 or before - Senior IIIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday in the calendar year (1972 or before - Senior IIIa)
One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or more in the calendar year (1968 or before - Senior IIIb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday in the calendar year (1973 or before - Senior IIIa)
Senior IV One partner must have reached his or her 65th birthday or more in the calendar year (1956 or before - Senior IVb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday in the calendar year (1961 or before - Senior IVa)
One partner must have reached his or her 65th birthday or more in the calendar year (1957 or before - Senior IVb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday in the calendar year (1962 or before - Senior IVa)
One partner must have reached his or her 65th birthday or more in the calendar year (1958 or before - Senior IVb).
The other partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday in the calendar year (1963 or before - Senior IVa)

Putting two age groups together, such as Juvenile I and II as well as Junior I and II to one joint age group, is an option under Rule E-2. Juvenile II couples are allowed to compete in Junior I. Junior I couples are allowed to compete in Junior II, Junior II couples are allowed to compete in Youth, Youth couples and Senior couples are allowed to compete in competitions of the Adult age group if they want. In all age groups one partner of a couple can be younger, except in the Senior age groups.

The rule should enable couples and coaches to plan the careers on a long-term basis, given that the age group classification of athletes does not depend on their birthday but on their year of birth, as in most other sports too.

WDSF Age Groups