Clash of Champions Rules

Competitor Welcome

On behalf of Inflight Dubai, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in our competition. November 2015 will mark the inauguration of Clash of Champions in its first exciting year!

Much more than just another tunnel competition, Clash of Champions promises to be a truly international event with teams from all over the globe participating to win a share of the record $200,000 prize money.

What better location to showcase your team’s talent but at this event in the breathtaking setting of Dubai, at the very best time of the year to enjoy the sunshine of the Middle East.

The event schedule will be designed to allow all the visiting teams to compete hard while also enjoying leisure time for the amazing sights that the United Arab Emirates has to offer.

We aim to bring a true sense of participation, fun and camaraderie with free meals for all competitors and some extra surprises along the way.

Our amazing tunnel facilities and staff are second to none, and you can be assured that a warm welcome is waiting for your team.

Simply put, it doesn't get any better than this.

We look forward to seeing your team this November!

Best regards

Iain Scott Macdonald (“Freddy”)

Clash of Champions Meet Director


All Teams Please Note:

Online Registration for entry will close approximately one week before the competition start date dependent on numbers.

Please ensure that your team registers in plenty of time to confirm flights and accommodation bookings.

Check-In for competitors at Inflight Dubai will open on 18th November and will close on 24th November at 6 pm.


pre-competition training time

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The team (FS and Dynamic only, not for Surprise Competition and Best Trick) must be registered for the competition before being able to purchase time on this deal.
  • Each registered team is able to purchase a maximum of 15 minutes at 100USD. Additional time can be purchased at standard prices.
  • This time can only be used from 18th November 2015 until 24th November 2015 at 13:00.
  • No exceptions on booking time during/after the competition will be made.
  • Any time remaining on the account once the competition starts will be lost.
  • This time is only to be used for team training.
  • Only registered team members and their alternates can fly on this training time.
  • This purchase is non-refundable.
  • This time is not for resale.
  • Booking time will be subject to availability, at Inflight Dubai’s manager’s discretion. Peak times may not always be available.
  • First come first serve basis.
  • Payment is on arrival at Inflight Dubai, prior to flying.
  • Booking should be made by contacting info@inflightdubai.com

  • 4-way & 8-way FS –Information, Rules & Technical Conditions

    1.Venue

    Inflight Dubai 16.5’, Margham, Dubai, UAE

    Category

    Formation Skydiving (FS) 4/8-way Open Category:

    • AAA – 10 rounds
    • AA – 10 rounds
    • A – 10 rounds

    3. Competition Dates:

    25-28th of November

    4. Schedule:

    4 days

    5. Competition Prizes ($US):

    Category FS4 A FS4 AA FS4 AAA FS8 AAA
    1st Place 7,000 10,000 15,000 25,000
    2nd Place 4,000 7,000 10,000 20,000
    3rd Place 2,000 3,000 6,000 12,000

    6. Eligibility

    6.1 All members of teams should be experienced tunnel flyers.

    6.2 All members of teams who are new to Inflight Dubai must have signed an Inflight Dubai waiver, been fully briefed and have flown in the Inflight Dubai tunnel before the start of the competition.

    6.3 Team members may be of any nationality.

    6.4 Team members may be of any gender.

    6.5 One alternate per team may be nominated before the competition starts.

    6.6 An individual may be a member of only one team per FS 4 way category, even if this is as an alternate.

    6.7 The chief judge reserves the right to refuse entry into A or AA category based on the teams or individuals previous experience level. Teams who have previously won A or AA competitions will have the opportunity to enter into the same category if they are currently competing at that category. Entry into A or AA may be refused if the team appears to be of a much higher experience level and attempting to ‘sand bag’.

    DEFINITION of 'Sandbag' A tactic used to hide or limit expectations of a team's or individual's strength in order to produce greater than anticipated results

    7. How to Apply:

    Online registration Click Here

    8. Fees :

    8.1 Entry fees must be paid at the time of application via the online payment form. Payment can be taken on a credit or debit card.

    8.2 The entry fee is 550 USD per team per event.

    8.3 The entry fee is not refundable unless the competition is cancelled by Inflight Dubai.

    8.4 In the event of the competition being cancelled by Inflight Dubai, the entry fee is the only refund that will be available. No compensation will be awarded to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses incurred by teams

    9. Training Flights/Practice Time

    9.1 Training flights may only take place prior to the start of the competition.

    9.2 A 2 minute wind speed check per team will be available one day prior to competition start day.

    9.3 Additional training time will be available prior to the competition at additional cost on a first come first served basis. Extended opening hours will be in operation to allow teams the maximum opportunity to train. Special training rates will apply for registered competitors.

    Please see “Pre-competition tunnel time”in section 28 for details.

    10. Equipment

    10.1 Each individual is responsible for supplying their own suitable clothing and footwear.

    10.2 Helmets, goggles, elbow and knee pads, weight belts/pouches may be rented upon request on arrival, subject to availability.

    10.3 Various items of kit may be available to buy from the Inflight Dubai shop.

    10.4 Elbow and knee pads are not essential although advisable.

    10.5 White gloves must be worn in the FS competition. White gloves will be available to buy prior to the event on an availability basis

    10.6 If your weight belt is deemed to be unsuitable you may be asked to wear it inside your flight suit

    11. Competition Officials

    The competitors will be notified of the attending officials during the Competitors’ Briefing.

    12. Catering

    A meal will be provided for all competitors daily.

    13. Video

    13.1 All flight sessions will be recorded using the scoring system

    13.2 Rounds are recorded and judged from the overhead camera.

    13.3 Copies of flight sessions may be available at an extra cost after the competition has ended.

    13.4 No camera or video equipment is allowed in the flight chamber or flight chamber waiting area unless Inflight Dubai has given written consent.

    13.5 All entrants will, by entering the competition, be deemed to have agreed to be filmed and the resultant images shall be owned exclusively by Inflight Dubai, its agents or assigns.

    14. General Rules

    14.1 All participants accept these rules as binding by registering for Inflight Dubai Clash of Champions 2015. No departure from these rules is permitted. For anything not specified in these rules competitors should refer to FAI/IPC FS rules, Chief Judge or the meet director.

    14.2 Where an unforeseen change is felt necessary to ensure the smooth running of the competition, a meeting will be held between Chief Judge (Pete Allum), Meet Director and competitors.

    14.3 The objective is to have all teams complete all 10 rounds in each discipline. However in the case of limited time, all categories will consist of 8 rounds with the top scoring teams going into rounds 9 and 10. The number of teams going into Round 9 and 10 will be determined by the selection process outlined in Section 24.

    14.4 The team shall consist of 4 or 8 competitors including the team captain. One alternate may be nominated.

    14.5 Competitors may only be members of one team per FS 4 way discipline including alternates (i.e. a team or individual can enter a single 4 way FS category, 8 way and Dynamic but not AAA and AA or AA and A or AAA and A).

    14.6 Each 4 way team shall be allocated 35 seconds of working time per round, starting at entry through the doorway.

    14.7 Each 8 way team shall start by building a standard ‘exit formation’ (as defined in Section 21)and the 50 second clock will start on the break of the first grip.

    14.8 There will be the following changes to the 8 way dive pool:

    • There will be no block 14 or 20.
    • Block 13, the two inside solos are not required to turn
    • Block 17, the outside solos are not required to turn
    • Block 21, the cat piece is not required to turn.
    • Random K, the outside two flyers are only required to take a single grip.

    14.9 Inflight Dubai reserves the right to amend or cancel the competition, rules and/or the prizes at their discretion. In the event of the competition being cancelled Inflight Dubai will not be liable for competitors’ travel costs.

    14.10 This information was correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

    14.11 The competition divepool can be viewed at: FS Divepool courtesy of Mikie Davey.

    The dive pool shown is only a representation. The FAI dive pool will be used for judging purposes apart from the 8 way blocks that have been modified to fit within the tunnel. For any questions please contact Pete Allum:fs@inflightdubai.com

    15. Objective of FS Event

    15.1 The objective is for a team to complete as many scoring formations as possible within the working time, while correctly following the sequence for the round.

    15.2 The accumulated total of all rounds completed is used to determine the final placing of teams.

    16. Performance Requirement of Sequential Events

    16.1 Each round consists of a sequence of formations described in the dive pools. Teams may continue scoring by continually repeating the sequence.

    16.2 It is the responsibility of the team to clearly present the correct scoring formations inters and total separations to the camera (and judges).

    16.3 Scoring formations need not be perfectly symmetrical, but they must be performed in a controlled manner. Mirror images of random formations and whole block sequences are permitted.

    16.4 In sequences, total separation is required between block sequences, between random formations, and between block sequences and random formations.

    16.5 Where degrees of turn are shown, (180°, 270°, 360°, 540°), this indicates the approximate degrees of turn required to complete the inter as intended. The sub-group(s) must continue turning in the direction of the arrow until it is possible for the sub-group(s) to link together to complete the next designated scoring formation. The degrees shown are approximately that amount of the circumference of the sub-group’s centre-point to be presented to the other sub-group(s) centre point(s).

    16.6 Contact is allowed between different subgroups during the inter of a block sequence.

    16.7 Where sub-groups are shown, they must remain intact as a sub-group with only the depicted grips on other jumpers in that subgroup.

    16.8 Assisting handholds on other bodies in a scoring formation are not permitted.

    16.9 Handholds by the flyer on their own body within a subgroup or a scoring formation are permitted.

    16.10 It is the competitors’ responsibility to stay in view of the cameras.

    17. Definitions of Words & Phrases Used in these Rules

    17.1 Formation: consists of flyers linked by grips.

    17.2 Grip: consists of a handhold on an arm or leg. As a minimum, a grip requires stationary contact of the hand on an arm or leg, as shown in diagram 18.1.

    17.3 Body: consists of the entire competitor and their equipment.

    17.4 Dive Pool: consists of the Random Formations and Block Sequences depicted in the annexes of these rules.

    17.5 Subgroup: is the individual flyer, or linked flyers, required to complete a designated manoeuvre during the inter of a block sequence.

    17.6 A subgroup’s centre point: is one of the following:

     • The defined grip or the geometric centre of the defined grips within a subgroup within linked flyers.

     • The geometric centre of an individual’s torso.

    17.7 Total Separation: is when all competitors show at one point in time they have released all their grips and no part of their arms has contact with another body.

    17.8 Inter: is an intermediate requirement within a block sequence which must be performed as depicted in the dive pools.

    17.9 Sequence: is a series of random formations and block sequences which are designated to be performed on a flight.

    17.10 Scoring formation: is a formation which is correctly completed and clearly presented either as a random formation or within a block sequence as depicted in the dive pool, and which, apart from the first formation after exit, must be preceded by a correctly completed and clearly presented total separation or inter, as appropriate.

    17.11 Infringement: is one of the following:

     • An incorrect or incomplete formation which is followed within working time by either:

      • A total separation or,

      • An inter, whether correct or not.

     • A correctly completed formation preceded by an incorrect inter or incorrect total separation.

     • A formation, inter, or total separation not clearly presented.

    17.12 Omission is one of the following:

     • A formation or inter missing from the drawn sequence

     • No clear intent to build the correct formation or inter is seen but another formation or inter is presented and there is an advantage to the team resulting from the substitution.

    17.13 Working Time: is the period of time during which teams are scored on a flight which starts the first moment any competitor enters a flight chamber doorway.

    18. Definitions of Symbols

    18.1 Coding in the Dive Pool Addenda

    18.1.1 Indicates direction of turn by the subgroup

    18.1.2 Indicates turn by the subgroup in either direction

    18.1.3 Indicates turns by all subgroups

    18.1.4 Indicates clarification of intent

    18.1.5 Any side-body link-up requires an arm grip and a leg grip on the same

    18.1.6 Visualization for Grip Positions

    19. The Draw

    19.1 The draw of the sequences will be held on the evening prior to the start of the competition following all team wind speed checks. It will be performed by a manual draw.

    19.2 The draw of the sequences will be done publicly and be supervised by the Chief Judge.

    19.3: All the «Block Sequences» (numerically numbered) and the «Random Formations» alphabetically marked) shown in the appropriate annex will be singularly placed in one container. Individual withdrawal from the container, (without replacement) will determine the sequences to be jumped in each round. Each round will be drawn so as to consist of five or six scoring formations, whichever number is reached first.

    19.4 It is the responsibility of the team to clearly present the correct scoring formation inters and total separations to the judges.

    19.5 Use of Dive Pool: Each block or formation will be drawn only once for the scheduled rounds of each competition. In the event that additional rounds are necessary, due to a tie-breaking fly-off, the dive pool for these additional rounds will consist of the blocks and formations which were not drawn for the scheduled rounds. In the event that all of the remaining blocks and formations are drawn without completing the required number of scoring formations for a round, the draw will continue from an entire original dive pool in that event, excluding any blocks or formations which have already been drawn for that round.

    19.6 The competition manifest will be made available to competitors closer to the event, and the flight order as drawn at random may be changed after the completion of a full round or rounds, or as soon as a natural break occurs. The Semi-final and final rounds will be in reverse order of placing.

    20. Video Recording

    20.1 Only one recording will be dubbed and judged.

    20.2 The competition will be recorded using the overhead camera.

    20.3 A secondary camera will be used as a back- up in the event of the failure of the first camera, at the Chief Judge and Meet Directors’ discretion.

    21. Launch Procedure

    21.1 4 way: The chronometer will start when the first competitor’s feet leave the floor and enter into the flight chamber.

    21.2 If any team member stands on the net whilst preparing to fly the chronometer will start.

    21.3 Each 4 way team is allocated 60 seconds of flying time. The first 35 seconds is judgeable, with the light flashing after 40 seconds, giving 20 seconds to exit the flight chamber.

    21.4 8 way: The team will build a standard formation (as shown in Section 21.5 below) after entering the tunnel and the chronometer will start on the break of the first grip.

    21.5 Each 8 way team is allocated 90 seconds of flying time, the first 50 seconds is judgeable with the light flashing after 70 seconds, giving 20 seconds to exit the flight chamber. The starting formation is shown below:


      Starting Formation for 8 way FS:

    22. Scoring Sequential Rounds

    22.1 A team will score one point for each visually judgeable, correctly completed, scoring formation performed in the sequence within the allotted Working Time of each round. Teams may continue scoring by continually repeating the sequence.

    22.2 In the case of an omitted formation three points will be deducted for each omission. The point will also not be awarded resulting effectively in a 4 point penalty. If an infringement in the scoring formation of a block sequence is carried into the inter, this will be considered as one infringement only, provided that the intent of the inter requirements for the next formation is demonstrated and no other infringement occurs in the inter.

    22.3 The minimum score for any round is zero points.

    23. Re-flights & appeal

    23.1 Re-flights will only take place at the Chief Judge’s and Meet Director’s discretion.

    23.2 In the event of a team disputing a judging decision, an appeal may be lodged through the FS coordinator. An appeal fee of USD 50 will be payable for each appeal raised, regardless of the outcome.

    23.3 Appeals must be received within two hours of the round videos being released. Appeals received after this time will not be allowed.

    23.4 The Chief Judge and Meet Director will decide if a round is eligible to be re-judged. The team must specify which point or points and/or points in time they want re-judged.

    23.5 The same judging panel will re-judge the flight.

    23.6 A single appeal and re-judge will be accepted per team per competition. The re-judged round decision will be final regardless of points scored being more or less then the initial judgment.

    23.7 Decisions made at the judge’s discretion cannot be appealed.

    23.8 An appeal will be re-judged as if the first time.

    24. Semi-Finals, Finals (Professional only) & Place Ties (Both Categories)

    24.1 All teams will complete all 10 rounds, in the case of limited time the following rules may be applied:

    24.2 Semi-Finals: The ninth round shall be the Semi-Final Round, consisting of the top 50% of the teams, rounded up to a whole number (or a minimum of eight teams).

    24.3 Finals: The tenth round shall be the Final Round, consisting of the top 50% of the teams in the Semi-Final Round (or a minimum of four teams), rounded up to a whole number.

    24.4 Place Ties: In the event of a tie for one of the top 3 places, a fly-off will take place at the Chief Judge’s discretion. If a fly-off is not possible, the team with the highest score in any round will take the higher placing. If all scores are tied, the team with the highest last round score will win working back towards round 1. If a winner cannot be determined still, the fastest team to the last scoring formation in the last complete round will win.

    25. Judging

    25.1 A minimum of three judges must evaluate each team’s performance.

    25.2 The Chief Judge is responsible for all judging and scoring.

    25.3 A majority of judges must agree in the evaluation in order to:

    • credit the scoring formation, or
    • assign an omission or Infringement, or
    • determine an NV situation.

    25.4 The judges will watch the video evidence of each jump (1) one time at normal speed to determine points in time. The moment of freeze frame at the end of working time will be determined at the first viewing. If a judgement call occurs, a second viewing of the jump will be conducted at normal or reduced speed. At the request of any judge, a (3rd) third view of part(s) of the jump can be conducted at normal or reduced speed. The speed of the second and third viewings (normal or reduced) will be determined by the Event Judge. The Chief Judge will decide prior to the start of the Competition the percentage of reduced speed to be used for the different Events. The freeze frame from the first viewing will be applied on each viewing.

    25.5 If, after the viewings are completed, and within fifteen seconds of the knowledge of the result, the Chief Judge or any judge on the panel considers that an absolutely incorrect assessment has occurred, the Chief Judge or event judge will direct that only that part(s) of the flight in question be reviewed. If the review results in a unanimous decision by the judges on the part(s) of the performance in question, the score for the flight will be adjusted accordingly. Only one review is permitted for each flight.

    25.6 In the event of the InTime system failing the judges will use a score sheet and manually score the rounds.

    25.7.1 The judges will use an electronic scoring system to record the evaluation of performance. The chronometer will be operated by the judges or by a person(s) appointed by the Chief Judge. The judges may correct their evaluation record after the flight has been judged. At the end of working time, freeze frame of the image will be applied on each viewing, based on the timing taken from the first viewing only.

    25.7.2 If the judges use a score sheet to record their evaluation, they will operate their own chronometer and they will use the signs below. In this case the score sheets of all judges must be collected immediately after the judges have scored the flight for evaluation by the scoring section. The results of the evaluation will be checked by at least one judge.

    Situation:

    Correct scoring formation ................................................................... /.

    Infringement ........................................................................................... 0.

    Omission .................................................................................................. X.

    NV situation ........................................................................................ NV.

    End of Working Time ............................................................................ //.

    26. Determination of the Champion Team

    26.1 The title of 2015 Inflight Dubai Champion Team will be awarded to the team with the highest scores in the completed AAA category rounds.

    27. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring teams.

    28. Pre-competition tunnel time

    The following terms and conditions apply:

    • The team (FS and Dynamic only, not for Surprise Competition and Best Trick) must be registered for the competition before being able to purchase time on this deal.
    • Each registered team is able to purchase a maximum of 15 minutes at 100USD. Additional time can be purchased at standard prices.
    • This time can only be used from 18th November 2015 until 24th November 2015 at 13:00.
    • No exceptions on booking time during/after the competition will be made.
    • Any time remaining on the account once the competition starts will be lost.
    • This time is only to be used for team training.
    • Only registered team members and their alternates can fly on this training time.
    • This purchase is non-refundable.
    • This time is not for resale.
    • Booking time will be subject to availability, at Inflight Dubai’s manager’s discretion. Peak times may not always be available.
    • First come first serve basis.
    • Payment is on arrival at Inflight Dubai, prior to flying.
    • Booking should be made by contacting info@inflightdubai.com

    For any questions relating to the rules or technical information about the competition please contact:

    Pete Allum fs@inflightdubai.com

    For all administration questions please contact: info@inflightdubai.com


    2-way & 4-way Dynamic –Information, Rules & Technical Conditions

    1. Venue

    Inflight Dubai 16.5’, Margham, Dubai, UAE.

    2. Category

    Dynamic 2-way/4-way Open

    Category:

    • 2-way – 4 free rounds; 5 dynamic speed rounds (total 9 rounds)
    • 4-way – 4 free rounds; 5 dynamic speed rounds (total 9 rounds)

    3. Competition Dates:

    25-28th of November

    4. Schedule:

    4 days

    5. Competition Prizes($US):

    Category D2W D4W
    1st Place 10,000 15,000
    2nd Place 8,000 10,000
    3rd Place 5,000 6,000

    6. Eligibility:

    6.1 All members of teams should be experienced tunnel flyers.

    6.2 All members of teams who are new to Inflight Dubai must have signed an Inflight Dubai waiver, been fully briefed and have flown in the Inflight Dubai tunnel before the start of the competition.

    6.3 Team members may be of any nationality.

    6.4 Team members may be of any gender.

    6.5 One alternate per team may be nominated before the competition starts.

    6.6 An individual may be a member of only one team per dynamic category, even if this is as an alternate.

    7. How to Apply:

    Online registration Click Here

    8. Fees

    8.1 Entry fees must be paid at the time of application via the online payment form. Payment can be taken on a credit or debit card.

    8.2 The entry fee is 550 USD per team per event.

    8.3 The entry fee is not refundable unless the competition is cancelled by Inflight Dubai.

    8.4 In the event of the competition being cancelled by Inflight Dubai, the entry fee is the only refund that will be available. No compensation will be awarded to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses incurred by teams.

    9. Training Flights/Practice Time

    9.1 Training flights may only take place prior to the start of the competition.

    9.2 A 2 minute wind speed check per team will be available one day prior to competition start day.

    9.3 Additional training time will be available prior to the competition at additional cost on a first come first served basis. Extended opening hours will be in operation to allow teams the maximum opportunity to train. Special training rates will apply for registered competitors. Please see section 26 for details.

    10. Equipment

    10.1 Each individual is responsible for supplying their own suitable clothing and footwear.

    10.2 Helmets, goggles, elbow and knee pads, weight belts/pouches may be rented upon request on arrival, subject to availability.

    10.3 Various items of kit may be available to buy from the Inflight Dubai shop.

    10.4 Elbow and knee pads are not essential although advisable.

    10.6 If your weight belt is deemed to be unsuitable you may be asked to wear it inside your flight suit.

    11. Competition Officials

    The competitors will be notified of the attending officials during the Competitors’ Briefing.

    12. Catering

    A meal will be provided for all competitors daily.

    13. Video

    13.1 All flight sessions will be recorded using the scoring system.

    13.2 Rounds are recorded and judged from the side view camera.

    13.3 Copies of flight sessions may be available at an extra cost after the competition has ended.

    13.4 No camera or video equipment is allowed in the flight chamber or flight chamber waiting area unless Inflight Dubai has given written consent.

    13.5 All entrants will, by entering the competition, be deemed to have agreed to be filmed and the resultant images shall be owned exclusively by Inflight Dubai, its agents or assigns.

    14. General Rules

    14.1 All participants accept these rules as binding by registering for Inflight Dubai Clash of Champions 2015. No departure from these rules is permitted. For anything not specified in these rules competitors should refer to the Chief Judge or Meet Director.

    14.2 Where an unforeseen change is felt necessary to ensure the smooth running of the competition, a meeting will be held between Chief Judge (Adam Mattacola), Meet Director and competitors.

    14.3 The team shall consist of 2 or 4 competitors including the team captain. One alternate may be nominated.

    14.4 Competitors may only be members of one team per dynamic discipline including alternates (i.e. a team or individual can enter both D4W and D2W disciplines plus single FS4 category, but not multiple teams within D4W or D2W).

    14.5 Free Round rules

    • Teams create a routine of their choice which lasts 60 seconds for D2W and 90 seconds for D4W.
    • Routine will be scored on presentation, technical difficulty and execution. Marks will be scored out of 10.0. Teams will then be positioned in place order and receive points of their placing for that round.
    • Time starts when the first flyer’s feet leave the ground on entry.

    14.6 Speed Round rules

    • Teams fly a predefined sequence as fast as they can three times and then exit the tunnel.
    • Maximum working time is 2 minutes 30 seconds.
    • Each speed sequence consists of a random draw of one line, one layout and one move. All lines, layouts and moves can be found in the descriptions and video below.
    • All teams must fly to the right hand side when they enter the tunnel door.
    • Time starts when the first team member’s feet leave the floor.
    • Time finishes when the last team member’s feet land on the floor outside of the tunnel.

    14.7 Inflight Dubai reserves the right to amend or cancel the competition, rules and/or the prizes at their discretion. In the event of the competition being cancelled Inflight Dubai will not be liable for competitors’ travel costs.

    14.8 This information was correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

    14.9 The competition divepool example videos can be viewed at: Dynamic Videos courtesy of Adam Mattacola.

    15. Objective of the Freefly Event

    15.1 The free round objective is for a team to perform an artistic routine which involves technical moves while showing good presentation.

    15.2 The speed round objective is to fly the sequence as fast as possible while correctly following the sequence for the round.

    15.3 The accumulated total of all rounds completed is used to determine the final placing of teams.

    16. Performance Requirement

    16.1 It is the responsibility of the team to clearly fly the correct lines, layouts and moves to the camera and judges.

    16.2 While flying the sequence competitors must pass all the intended lines and fly around the circle when necessary.

    16.3 Lines will include:

    • Head down inface snake
    • Head down switching snake
    • Head down outface snake
    • Head up inface snake
    • Head up switching snake
    • Head up outface snake
    • Mix inface snake
    • Head down 360 inface snake (does not apply to D4W)

    16.4 All lines must start and finish in the same place with the following caveats:

    • Head down outface snake: ONLY the first crossing of the line on the first page, flyers do not have to be in an outface position but still have to fully cross the line.
    • Head up outface snake - when crossing the last line to finish the chase, flyers can be in an inface position on all pages.

    16.5 Layouts will include:

    • Back layout
    • Bottom loop
    • Classic
    • Butterfly
    • Bottom loop 360
    • Half-barrel roll, 180
    • Interlace
    • Opposite bottom loop

    16.6 All layouts must start and finish in the same place as follows:

    • Flyers must completely pass the required lines and around the centre circle which is located two metres high on the tunnel line
    • Interlace and opposite bottom loop: flyers must carve half the tunnel and perform the second bottom loop. For both bottom loops in this layout, the circle bust applies.

    16.7 Moves will include:

    • Head down inface circles
    • Head down outface circles
    • Head up inface circles
    • Head up outface circles
    • Shuffler
    • Mix shuffler
    • Head down outface shuffler
    • Mix circles

    16.8 All moves must start and finish in the same place:

    • During a move each flyer must pass the line on each section of the move

    16.9 For examples of flown sequences, lines, layouts and moves, please refer to the Clash of Champions example videos (coming soon).

    16.10 It is the competitors’ responsibility to stay in view of the cameras.

    17. Performance Requirement

    17.1 Body: consists of the entire competitor and their equipment.

    17.2 Dive Pool: consists of the lines, layouts and moves depicted in the videos.

    17.3 Infringement is one of the following:

    • When the whole body does not pass the intended lines.
    • When any part of the body passes through the circle on all layouts.
    • When any line, layout or move is not performed correctly.
    • Teams can only bust once for each line, layout or move on each sequence.
    • All busts will incur a 5 second penalty.

    17.4 Omission is one of the following:

    • If there is no clear attempt to perform the line, layout or move in either speed or free rounds, whereby a 20 second penalty will be incurred.
    • If there is a deliberate exit of the tunnel before completion of the three sequences for speed rounds, the team will forfeit the round.
      • 17.5 Working Time: is the period of time during which teams are scored on a flight which starts the first moment any competitor enters a flight chamber doorway.

        18. The Draw

        18.1 The draw of the sequences will be held on the evening prior to the start of the competition following all team wind speed checks. It will be performed by a random draw.

        18.2 The draw of the sequences will be done publicly and be supervised by the Chief Judge.Teams will be given not less than 30 minutes knowledge of the results of the draw before the competition begins.

        18.3 It is the responsibility of the team to clearly present the correct scoring lines, layouts and moves to the judges.

        18.4 Use of Dive Pool: Each Line, Layout and Move will be drawn only once for the scheduled rounds of each competition. In the event that all of the remaining lines layouts or moves are drawn without completing the required number of rounds, the draw will continue from an entire original dive pool in that event, excluding any lines layouts and moves which have already been drawn for that round.

        18.5 The flight order as drawn at random may be changed after the completion of a full round or rounds, or as soon as a natural break occurs.

        19. Video Recording

        19.1 Only one recording will be dubbed and judged.

        19.2 The competition will be recorded using the side view camera.

        19.3 A secondary camera will be used as a back- up in the event of the failure of the first camera, at the Chief Judge and Meet Directors’ discretion.

        20. Scoring Sequential Rounds

        The minimum score for any round is zero points

        21. Re-flights & appeal

        21.1 Re-flights will only take place at the Chief Judge’s and Meet Director’s discretion.

        21.2 In the event of a team disputing a judging decision, an appeal may be lodged through the Dynamic coordinator. An appeal fee of USD 50 will be payable for each appeal raised, regardless of the outcome.

        21.3 Appeals must be received within two hours of the round scores being released. Appeals received after this time will not be allowed.

        21.4 The Chief Judge and Meet Director will decide if a round is eligible to be re-judged. The team must specify which line, layout or move in time they want re-judged.

        21.5 The same judging panel will re-judge the flight.

        21.6 A single appeal and re-judge will be accepted per team per competition. The re-judged round decision will be final regardless of points scored being more or less then the initial judgment.

        21.7 Decisions made at the judge’s discretion cannot be appealed.

        21.8 An appeal will be re-judged as if the first time.

        22. Semi-Finals, Finals & Place Ties (Both Categories)

        22.1 All teams will complete all 9 rounds.

        22.2 Place Ties: In the event of a tie for one of the top 3 places, a fly-off will take place at the Chief Judge’s discretion. If a fly-off is not possible, the team with the fastest speed overall will win.

        23. Judging

        23.1 A minimum of three judges must evaluate each team’s performance.

        23.2 The Chief Judge is responsible for all judging and scoring.

        23.3 A majority of judges must agree in the evaluation:

        • Free routine is scored on an average from all judges
        • Time it takes for the speed round to be flown
        • The speed round is flown correctly and with no busts

        23.4 The judges will watch each round in real time once for the free round unless a judge wishes to watch one again.

        23.5 All speed rounds are judged live only.

        23.6 In the case of a protest, if the chief judge agrees judges will watch the video again in real time once only.

        24. Determination of the Champion Team

        24.1 The title of 2015 Inflight Dubai Champion Team will be awarded to the team with the highest scores in the completed D4W and D2W category rounds.

        25. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring teams.

        26. Pre-competition tunnel time.

        The following terms and conditions apply:

        • The team (FS and Dynamic only, not for Surprise Competition and Best Trick) must be registered for the competition before being able to purchase time on this deal.
        • Each registered team is able to purchase a maximum of 15 minutes at 100USD. Additional time can be purchased at standard prices.
        • This time can only be used from 18th November 2015 until 24th November 2015 at 13:00.
        • No exceptions on booking time during/after the competition will be made.
        • Any time remaining on the account once the competition starts will be lost.
        • This time is only to be used for team training.
        • Only registered team members and their alternates can fly on this training time.
        • This purchase is non-refundable.
        • This time is not for resale.
        • Booking time will be subject to availability, at Inflight Dubai’s manager’s discretion. Peak times may not always be available.
        • First come first serve basis.
        • Payment is on arrival at Inflight Dubai, prior to flying.
        • Booking should be made by contacting info@inflightdubai.com

        For any questions relating to the rules or technical information about the competition please contact:

        Adam Mattacola dynamic@inflightdubai.com

        For all administration questions please contact:info@inflightdubai.com


        Best Trick –Information, Rules & Technical Conditions

        1. Venue

        Inflight Dubai 16.5’, Margham, Dubai, UAE.

        2. Category:

        Best Trick: one round – three tricks

        3. Competition Dates

        25-28th of November

        4. Schedule:

        1 day

        5. Competition Prizes ($US):

        1st Place 6,000
        2nd Place 4,000
        3rd Place 2,000

        6. Eligibility

        6.1 All entrants should be experienced tunnel flyers.

        6.2 All members of teams who are new to Inflight Dubai must have signed an Inflight Dubai waiver, been fully briefed and have flown in the Inflight Dubai tunnel before the start of the competition.

        6.3 Team members may be of any nationality.

        6.4 Team members may be of any gender.

        6.6 In order to enter this competition, individuals must already be competing in a FS and/or Dynamic category.

        7. How to Apply

        Online registration Click Here

        8. Fees

        8.1 Entry fees must be paid at the time of application via the online payment form. Payment can be taken on a credit or debit card.

        8.2 The entry fee is 150 USD per individual.

        8.3 The entry fee is not refundable unless the competition is cancelled by Inflight Dubai.

        8.4 In the event of the competition being cancelled by Inflight Dubai, the entry fee is the only refund that will be available. No compensation will be awarded to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses incurred by teams.

        9. Training Flights/Practice Time

        9.1 Training flights may only take place prior to the start of the competition.

        9.2 No prior wind speed check will be made available for Best Trick.

        9.3 Additional training time will be available prior to the competition at additional cost on a first come first served basis. Extended opening hours will be in operation to allow teams the maximum opportunity to train. No special rate will be made available for Best Trick practice.

        10. Equipment

        10.1 Each individual is responsible for supplying their own suitable clothing and footwear.

        10.2 Helmets, goggles, elbow and knee pads, weight belts/pouches may be rented upon request on arrival, subject to availability.

        10.3 Various items of kit may be available to buy from the Inflight Dubai shop.

        10.4 Elbow and knee pads are not essential although advisable.

        11. Competition Officials

        The competitors will be notified of the attending officials during the Competitors’ Briefing.

        12. Catering

        A meal will be provided for all competitors daily.

        13. Video

        13.1 All flight sessions will be recorded.

        13.2 Rounds are recorded and judged from the side view camera.

        13.3 A secondary camera will be used as a back- up in the event of the failure of the first camera, at the Chief Judge and Meet Directors’ discretion.

        13.4 Only one recording will be dubbed and judged.

        13.5 Copies of flight sessions may be available at an extra cost after the competition has ended.

        13.6 No camera or video equipment is allowed in the flight chamber or flight chamber waiting area unless Inflight Dubai has given written consent.

        13.7 All entrants will, by entering the competition, be deemed to have agreed to be filmed and the resultant images shall be owned exclusively by Inflight Dubai, its agents or assigns.

        14. General Rules

        14.1 All participants accept these rules as binding by registering for Inflight Dubai Clash of Champions 2015. No departure from these rules is permitted. For anything not specified in these rules competitors should refer to Adam Mattacola or the meet director.

        14.2 Competitors must pre-declare the tricks to be performed on competitor check-in at Inflight Dubai

        • Competitors have 30 seconds to perform each trick.
        • Competitors must perform 3 (three) tricks. It is NOT a routine.
        • Competitors do not need to fly the full time and will NOT score higher for flying more. Score is calculated based on the tricks only.
        • The allocated 30 seconds is for competitors to set up for the trick or adjust windspeed between moves as necessary.
        • Scoring will be based on the technical difficulty of the move combined with control and finish.
        • Style with presentation and variety of tricks will be taken into account and will be scored higher.
        • Flying into or out of the trick in a certain way to make it more difficult will also be taken into account.
        • Best overall performance of all three tricks together wins.

        14.3 Where an unforeseen change is felt necessary to ensure the smooth running of the competition, a meeting will be held between Adam Mattacola, Meet Director and competitors.

        14.4 Inflight Dubai reserves the right to amend or cancel the competition, rules and/or the prizes at their discretion. In the event of the competition being cancelled Inflight Dubai will not be liable for competitors’ travel costs.

        14.5 This information was correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

        14.6 It is the responsibility of the flyer to clearly present the tricks to the judges.

        14.7 The competition manifest will be made available to competitors closer to the event, and the flight order will be drawn at random.

        15. Scoring

        The minimum score for any competitor is zero points

        16. Re-flights & appeal

        16.1 Re-flights will only take place at the Chief Judge’s and Meet Director’s discretion in the event of failure of the tunnel. Protests are not allowed.

        16.2 Decisions made at the judge’s discretion cannot be appealed.

        17. Re-flights & appeal

        17.1 A minimum of three judges must evaluate each flyer’s performance.

        17.2 The Chief Judge is responsible for all judging and scoring.

        18. Determination of the Champion Team

        18.1 The title of 2015 Inflight Dubai Champion will be awarded to the flyer with the highest score in the completed Best Trick competition.

        19. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring flyers

        For any questions relating to the rules or technical information about the competition please contact:

        Adam Mattacola dynamic@inflightdubai.com

        For all administration questions please contact:info@inflightdubai.com


        Surprise Competition ––Information, Rules & Technical Conditions

        1. Venue:

        Inflight Dubai 16.5’, Margham, Dubai, UAE.

        2. Category:

        Surprise Competition

        3. Competition Dates:

        25-28th of November

        4. Schedule:

        1 day

        5. Competition Prize:

        $US 6000 (first place only)

        6. Eligibility

        6.1 All entrants should be experienced tunnel flyers.

        • Competitors need to be able to fly head down in control, including in face and out face carving (both directions) and be able to combine in face carving with a layout.
        • Competitors also need to be able to transition into a head down static position with no assistance.
        • The competition judges will have discretion over whether individual entrants meet the flying criteria before the surprise competition begins.

        6.2 All members of teams who are new to Inflight Dubai must have signed an Inflight Dubai waiver, been fully briefed and have flown in the Inflight Dubai tunnel before the start of the competition.

        6.3 Team members may be of any nationality.

        6.4 Team members may be of any gender.

        6.5 In order to enter this competition, individuals must already be competing in a FS and/or Dynamic category

        7. How to Apply:

        Online registration Click Here

        8. Fees

        8.1 Entry fees must be paid at the time of application via the online payment form. Payment can be taken on a credit or debit card.

        8.2 The entry fee is 150 USD per individual.

        8.3 The entry fee is not refundable unless the competition is cancelled by Inflight Dubai.

        8.4 In the event of the competition being cancelled by Inflight Dubai, the entry fee is the only refund that will be available. No compensation will be awarded to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses incurred by teams.

        9. Training Flights/Practice Time

        9.1 No prior wind speed check will be made available for Surprise Competition.

        9.2 No special rate will be made available for Surprise Competition practice.

        10. Equipment

        10.1 Each individual is responsible for supplying their own suitable clothing and footwear.

        10.2 Helmets, goggles, elbow and knee pads, weight belts/pouches may be rented upon request on arrival, subject to availability.

        10.3 Various items of kit may be available to buy from the Inflight Dubai shop.

        10.4 Elbow and knee pads are not essential although advisable.

        11. Competition Officials

        The competitors will be notified of the attending officials during the Competitors’ Briefing.

        12. Catering

        A meal will be provided for all competitors daily.

        13. Video

        13.1 All flight sessions will be recorded.

        13.2 Rounds are recorded and judged from the overhead and/or side view camera.

        13.3 A secondary camera will be used as a back-up in the event of the failure of the first camera, at the Chief Judge and Meet Directors’ discretion.

        13.4 Only one recording will be dubbed and judged.

        13.5 Copies of flight sessions may be available at an extra cost after the competition has ended.

        13.6 No camera or video equipment is allowed in the flight chamber or flight chamber waiting area unless Inflight Dubai has given written consent.

        13.7 All entrants will, by entering the competition, be deemed to have agreed to be filmed and the resultant images shall be owned exclusively by Inflight Dubai, its agents or assigns.

        14. General Rules

        14.1 All participants accept these rules as binding by registering for Inflight Dubai Clash of Champions 2015. No departure from these rules is permitted. For anything not specified in these rules competitors should refer to Adam Mattacola or the meet director.

        14.2 Where an unforeseen change is felt necessary to ensure the smooth running of the competition, a meeting will be held between Adam Mattacola, Meet Director and competitors.

        14.3 Inflight Dubai reserves the right to amend or cancel the competition, rules and/or the prizes at their discretion. In the event of the competition being cancelled Inflight Dubai will not be liable for competitors’ travel costs.

        14.4 This information was correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

        14.5 The competition manifest will be made available to competitors closer to the event, and the flight order will be drawn at random.

        15. Scoring

        The minimum score for any competitor is zero points.

        16. Re-flights & appeal

        16.1 Re-flights will only take place at the Chief Judge’s and Meet Director’s discretion in the event of failure of the tunnel. Protests are not allowed.

        16.2 Decisions made at the judge’s discretion cannot be appealed.

        17. Judging

        17.1 A minimum of three judges must evaluate each flyer’s performance.

        17.2 The Chief Judge is responsible for all judging and scoring.

        18. Determination of the Champion

        18.1 The title of 2015 Inflight Dubai Champion will be awarded to the flyer with the highest score in the completed Surprise Competition category.

        20. Cash prize will be awarded to the top scoring flyer.

        For any questions relating to the rules or technical information about the competition please contact:

        Adam Mattacola dynamic@inflightdubai.com

        For all administration questions please contact:info@inflightdubai.com