Contacts
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Head Office
Gymnastics BC
(604) 333-3496
amontreuil@gymbc.org
www.gymnastics.bc.ca

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Provincial Advisor
Andree Montreuil
(604) 333-3491
amontreuil@gymbc.org


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Zone Rep - Kootenays (Zone 1)
Vivian Hughan
(778) 257-5153
vivian@glaciergymnastics.com


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Zone Rep - Thompson-Okanagan (Zone 2)
Heather Ivanitz
(250) 765-0888
(250) 878-7167
heatherivanitzgym@gmail.com


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Zone Rep - Fraser Valley (Zone 3)
Nikki Jarvis
(604) 455-8845
(604) 833-1375
compadmin@langleygymnastics.ca


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Zone Rep - Fraser River (Zone 4) & Vancouver-Coastal (Zone 5)
Jennifer Dober
(604) 828-6773
JDober@deltagymnastics.com


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Zone Rep - Fraser River (Zone 4) & Vancouver-Coastal (Zone 5)
Kristina Sharp
(604) 943-0460
(604) 220-6353
ksharpy79@gmail.com


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Zone Rep - Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6)
Toni Vance
(250) 941-0067
chimoheadcoachtoni@gmail.com


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Zone Rep - North West (Zone 7)
Karl McPherson
(250) 638-0447
(604) 346-6871
comp@terracepeaks.ca


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Zone Rep - Cariboo-North East (Zone 8)
Jennifer Schwandt
(250) 640-0149
jen_frontflip@hotmail.com


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Technical Package for Gymnastics

Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games
February 22-25, 2018

Technical packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the technical package.
Technical Package for Gymnastics last updated: March 16, 2017.
Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Venue:
Tournament Capital Centre
Age:
Under 16
Age Description:
Athletes born 2003 - 2008
Zone Team Composition:
Each Zone is permitted to bring: 3 WAG athletes - JO 7 3 WAG athletes - JO 8 4 MAG athletes - Level 3 rules
Wildcards:
16 wildcards (8 WAG wildcards and 8 MAG wildcards)
Maximum Athletes:
96
Coaches:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the Adult Supervisor Role)

1 head coach and 2 assistant coaches per zone.

Every zone must name a head coach.  If assistant coaches have any NCCP training they are registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor".  See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Officials:
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

The sport is permitted to register 22 officials.

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2018 BC Winter Games.

All competitors must be members of Gymnastics BC. Athletes, coaches, and officials must meet Gymnastics BC’s general eligibility regulations as stated in the Gymnastics BC Policies and Procedures Manual. Athletes who are injured prior to the Games and are therefore unable to compete on all apparatus are required to forfeit their position on the team. The athletes will be replaced by a zone reserve athletes. It is preferred that athletes attend only one BC Winter Games in Gymnastics. However, female athletes that competed in a previous BC Winter Games in JO 7 are eligible to attend a second BC Winter Games in the JO 8 category. Male athletes are eligible to attend a second BC Winter Games if they have demonstrated that they are competing at a higher level of development than their first Games. Preference will be given to male or female athletes who are attending their first BC Winter Games.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All Coaches must be fully certified at NCCP Level 2. Adult Supervisors who do not need access to the Field of Play do not need to be NCCP certified.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition Format Day 1 – Team competition and All Around competition: All Around: All athletes compete in their respective category (JO 7 or JO 8), including wildcards. Team: the top 4 scores on apparatus to count towards the team total. Equipment as indicated in the BC JO document for the current season Competition order will be determined by the host. Day 2 – Apparatus Finals Top eight athletes on each apparatus according to day 1 ranking Up to two additional athletes on each apparatus for zone representation: To ensure participation of all athletes in the apparatus finals, two additional gymnasts may compete on one apparatus for which they have not qualified in top eight. This is done to ensure all athletes compete on at least one apparatus on day 2 (unless ill or injured). The coach of these athletes will be consulted to determine each athlete’s best or second best event to compete in finals. The GBC master scorer (or representative) and provincial advisor are in charge of determining finalists on each apparatus.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition Format Day 1 - Team and All Around competition: Four athletes to compete on each event Top three scores on each event to count towards the team total Equipment as indicated in the GCG Provincial Pathways Document for the current season Competition order will be determined by the host. Day 2 - Apparatus Finals Top eight athletes on each apparatus according to day 1 ranking Up to two additional athletes on each apparatus for zone representation: To ensure participation of all athletes in the apparatus finals, two additional gymnasts may compete on one apparatus for which they have not qualified in the top eight. This is done to ensure all athletes compete on at least one apparatus on day 2 (unless ill or injured). This is a policy of the BC Games Society. The coach of these athletes will be consulted to determine each athlete’s best or second best event to compete in finals. The GBC master scorer (or representative) and provincial advisor are in charge of determining finalists on each apparatus.
Equipment:
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

BC Games Society requires all registration be completed using the BC Games Participant Online Registration process no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018, unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization and is included in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

Athletes must be represent the zone where the reside. It is the responsibility of each club to ensure that their athletes are registered correctly for trials. Athletes must compete at the zone trials in the category that they want to qualify for the BC Winter Games. Gymnastics BC states that all Zone Trials must be completed by January 14, 2018.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

All participants under 19 years of age are required to stay in BC Games accommodation and to be supervised by adult members of their zone team.
Medals:

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, and when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded in each event within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule. Ties: If a tie occurs in one of the top 3 places, the medal will be awarded to both athletes and the next position will be skipped. (i.e. Tie for gold = 2 athletes receive gold, 0 athletes receive silver, 1 athlete receives bronze).

Gymnastics BC to provide ribbons for 4th to 6th place for AA and AF.




Participant information is collected under the authority of the BC Games Society. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility to participate in the 2018 BC Winter Games. On confirmation of eligibility the information will be used to arrange liability insurance coverage to address any claims arising from the voluntary participation of registered participants in the 2018 BC Winter Games. The name, hometown, sport, and results of registered participants will be provided to media outlets and available on the BC Games Society and the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games Society websites for the purpose of acknowledging selection for participation and placing. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of registered participants may be used in non-commercial promotion/development of sport and/or the BC Summer and/or BC Winter Games or the BC Games Society. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of Games participants may be provided to the Premier and/or the Minister responsible for the Games, and/or to members of the legislative assembly, and/or to local members of parliament, and/or to the media for the purposes of recognition, and/or to a local municipal volunteer agency or department and/ or to BC Games sport partners for the purpose of recognition and/or informing of sport-related and/or training opportunities and/or to school principals and/or school district superintendents for the purpose of recognition and acknowledgement. For questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the BC Games Society at 200 -990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 or (250) 387-1375 or info@bcgames.org.

Volunteers and participants may be protected for their actions vis a vis third party claims through the liability insurance for the Games but are not covered for any personal claims for injury or accident. Participants and volunteers agree to release, discharge and undertake not to commence action against the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the BC Games Society from any and all claims and causes of action, or liability of any kind whatsoever for injuries, property damage, or death which in any way results from participating or volunteering in the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games.

The BC Games Society will not be liable for any communication between a BC Games Society participant and/or volunteer and any third party group that receives the participant and/or volunteer contact information list from the BC Games Society after the two year period expires under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Act (an Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23) (“Act”). The two year period begins at the conclusion of the 2018 BC Winter Games. This clause is a defence to any violation under the Act regarding any communication between a third party group and a participant and/or volunteer of the BC Games Society that occurs after the two year period has expired. By completing a volunteer registration form (online or paper copy) or being registered to attend the 2018 BC Winter Games participants and volunteers are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in this conditions of entry agreement.