1: Replaces existing definition of a balk on all apparatus.
Rationale: Redefines the definition of a balk.
6‐2‐5, 6‐2‐6, 6‐5‐1, 7‐2‐7, 7‐3‐6d, 8‐3‐6d: Clarifies the application of the balk rule.
Rationale: Clarifies the application of the balk rule.
2‐2‐1b9: This rule gives clear definition to when a routine may be repeated in cases of equipment breaking or tearing.
Rationale: Clarifies when a second trial is permitted.
6‐5‐1e, 6‐2‐6c5: Specifies that a salto vault that is facilitated may be scored, but will incur a 1.0 deduction.
Rationale: Clarifies the deduction for a facilitated Salto vault.
7‐2‐6, 8‐2‐5, 9‐2‐5: This rule gives definition that incomplete elements receive no value part credit and are considered void elements.
Rationale: Clarifies that incomplete elements are void.
7‐3‐3, 8‐3‐3, 9‐3‐3: The rule gives composition a deduction of 1.0 and method for evaluating composition category.
Rationale: Clarifies and provides an objective method for evaluating composition and a complete reorganization of the rule.
7‐3‐4c: Specifies the deduction for a clear hip circle that does not end in 45°.
Rationale: Specifies the deduction for a clear hip circle that does not end in 45°.
7‐3‐7g note, 8‐3‐7h 2 note: This rule gives clear definition to what a student may do to check board placement.
Rationale: Clarifies that there is no deduction for checking the placement of the board.
7‐5‐2, 8‐5‐2: Specifies that pike jumps are expected to have a 90° closure and deletes the 45° closure option.
Rationale: Deletes elements in Balance Beam and Floor Exercise.
7‐6‐1: Clarifies that a single leg overshoot can be performed on either bar for medium difficulty.
Rationale: Clarifies that a single leg overshoot can be performed on either the low or high bar.
8‐6‐2, 8‐6‐3: Gives clarification to judges that if a student performs more than the required twist or turn then it still receives Advanced High Superior Credit.
Rationale: Clarifies that Advanced High Superiors that exceed minimum requirements also received Advanced High Superior credit.
9‐3‐7o: Gives further definition to mechanical issues with music.
Rationale: Added for further clarification.
Added New Elements:
7‐6‐9 (#9.306b), 8‐6‐1 (#1.303, #1.105, #1.107), 8‐6‐2 (#2.103, #2.11b), 8‐6‐3 (#3.202a, #3.202b), 8‐6‐5 (#5.103), 9‐6‐1 (#1.313, #1.106b, #1.206b, #1.409c, #1.411b), 9‐6‐2 (#2.205, #2.305, #2.405), 9‐6‐6 (#6.102)
2018‐2020 EDITORIAL CHANGES
2‐1‐3, 2‐1‐4, 5 NOTE, 5‐1‐7 NOTE, 6‐1‐2, 7‐5 Figure 1, 7‐6‐9 (9.405c), 8‐4 CHART, 8‐6‐2 (2.407, 2.408, 3.401), 8‐6‐3 (3.402), 8‐6‐5 (5.101), 9‐2‐3, 9‐2‐3a, 9‐3‐3b, 9‐6‐1 (1.206, 1.213, 1.411a)
2018‐2020 POINTS OF EMPHASIS
1. Balks on Vault
2. Balks on Bars and Beam
4. Awarding Credit
5. Event Requirements on Floor Composition