SECTION 5 DISQUALIFICATION AND COMPLAINS
NOTE: Procedure for issuing the warnings and disqualification
WARNING: A warning is issued when an infraction of rules has been done in the preliminary or first rounds.
1. Adjudicators are required to issue warnings for possible disqualification of competitors who make infractions of IDO rules if he or she sees the infraction of the rules. In preliminary or first rounds, adjudicators will place ’W’ in the appropriate area of a competitor’s marks to signify that a warning should be issued. Adjudicators must be able to give reasonable explanations for this action, must sign their score sheet, and must evaluate the competitor without penalty.
2. In subsequent rounds, the Chairman of Judges should disqualify competitors who continue to make infractions. Only the Chairman of Judges may impose penalties on those violating IDO rules and regulations by giving a warning, disqualification or a direct disqualification. In case when adjudicators have not put a warning (W), the Chairman of Judges can issue the warning but not in the final rounds.
3. Chairman of Judges can always consult with the panel of judges at the competition and/or Supervisor. The final decision is made by the Chairman.
4. All Warnings, Suggestions for Disqualification and Actual Disqualifications must be announced three (3) times by the moderator and posted in the Check-in office after the round in which the infraction has been made. The Chairman of Judges communicates only with the Team Captain. If the Team Captain is not present and the warning cannot be given in person or writing in time to correct it, the dancer will be disqualified in the next round.
5. In cases where a Suggestion for Disqualification is issued by more than 50% of the Adjudicators, this must not influence the Chairman of Judges’ decision to disqualify the competitor(s).
6. In cases where a competitor is disqualified, he or she, group or a team will have no placing and will be marked with a D.
7. DIRECT DISQUALIFICATION :
This is used when there is only one, final presentation round or if the infraction has been done in the finals for the first time.
In this case, the Chairman will discuss the problem with the Judges on how the matter will be handled.
In cases where a Suggestion for Disqualification is issued by more than 50% of the Adjudicators, this must not influence the Chairman of Judges’ decision to disqualify the competitor(s). If and when a problem arises the final decision should be made by the Chairman and Supervisor.
Infractions where a direct disqualification is obligated/can be issued:
- wrong age division
- tempo of music
- length of music
- obvious wrong discipline
9. All Warnings, Suggestions for Disqualification and Actual Disqualifications must be announced to the team captain involved by the Chairman of Judges. During the competition protests regarding warnings, disqualification or direct disqualification can only be submitted to the IDO Chairman of Judges immediately after the round concerned and only by the official national Team captain. In case of a subsequent round, the protest has to be submitted after the round concerned and before the beginning of the next. Later protests shall not be considered.
10. The IDO Supervisor and Chairman of Judges must be able to make decisions quickly and balance with appropriate measures that are required under the circumstances.
11. In the Street Dance disciplines, the Judges will not deduct points when they see someone leave the floor before the end of the music, but will write a ‘’W’’ as a warning and the Chairman will notify the dancer/s that if he/they repeat the infraction in the next round he/they will be given a ‘’D’’ and disqualified. If this infraction happens in the final round, the Chairman of Judges will give a ‘’W’’, the marks will be given and a decision will be made as to how to handle the situation.
Coaching, directing or otherwise motivating dancers by their coaches or assistants during a performance is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the dancers.
This rule applies to all IDO disciplines.