5 Mile Road Race
1.Dancers will be judged according to the technique of the SOBHD. Scrutineering will be conducted as recommended by the SOBHD.
2.First to enter, last to dance.
3. Age as of July 13, 2019. Age categories for all Pre-Premier groups and Special Events will be based on entries received.
4.Judges decision is final. No access to judges sheets.
5.Dancers must report promptly to line up area when called or risk disqualification.
6.Age as of the competition date.
7.No refunds after entries are received. Late entries if accepted (after June 28, 2019) will be charged an additional $20 late fee.
8.Dancers will pick up numbers at the registration desk upon verification of SOBHD card.
9.Dancers must be in full costume to receive awards. No sneakers allowed.
10.Medals will be awarded in all Pre-Premier categories, and Special Events. High Aggregate trophies in all groups except Primary.
11.No coaching by parents or teachers while dancers are on the stage.
12. No teachers or parents are allowed in the Marshalling area, other than those volunteering. The marshalling area includes the entire backstage area under the big tent, only dancers and volunteers are allowed in the marshalling area.
13.The Antigonish Highland Society will not be responsible for lost items, accidents, or personal injury at the event.
14.In the event of a protest being lodged, a fee of $25 must accompany a written complaint not later than 48 hours after the event. The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld.
New Scotland Open Championship Rules
1.Sanctioned and conducted under the rules of the SOBHD.
2. Age as of July 13, 2019.
3.The 2019 SOBHD Championship steps must be dance.
4.Championship groups must have a minimum of 6 dancers competing to be eligible for Championship status.
5.In the event of there being insufficient entries in the stated age groups, prior to, or on the day of the event, the organizers will amalgamate age groups to meet the minimum required numbers. All dancers aged 12 & over will be required to dance long steps regardless of the Championship status of their group.
6.First to enter, last to dance. No number draw.
7.Dancers will be asked to fill in for the Reel as required.
8.Judges decision is final. No access to judges’ sheets. Championship results will be posted.
9.Medals will be awarded to 6 places in each dance. Cash awards to the oldest group. Keeper trophies to the Champion and 5 runner-ups.
Highland Heart Open Premiership Rules
1.The Highland Heart Open Premiership is recognized by Scotdance Canada.
2.Age will be as of July 13, 2019.
3.The 2019 SOBHD Premiership Steps must be danced.
4. Premiership groups must have a minimum of 6 dancers to be eligible for Premiership status. In the event of insufficient dancers in predetermined groups on the day of the event, the organizer will amalgamate age groups to meet the minimum required numbers.
5.First to enter, last to dance. No number draw.
6.Judges decision is final. No access to judges’ sheets. Premiership results will be posted.
7.Medals will be awarded to 6 placings in each group. Cash awards to the oldest group. Keeper trophies will be awarded to the Premiership winner and 5 runner-ups.