Rule Number: KCS-003

Effective Date: September 5, 2023

1. Overview:

Judges play a crucial role in maintaining fairness and integrity during the Krump Championship Series (KCS) competitions. These rules outline the guidelines and responsibilities for judges participating in KCS events.

2. Qualifications:

2.1. Judges must have a deep understanding of krump dance, its history, and its cultural significance.

2.2. Judges should have relevant experience in krump dance, such as participation in battles, teaching, or judging at other competitions.

3. Impartiality:

3.1. Judges must remain impartial and unbiased throughout the competition.

3.2. Any conflicts of interest, including personal relationships with competitors, must be disclosed to event organizers before the judging process begins.

4. Judge Selection:

4.1. KCS event organizers are responsible for selecting and appointing judges for each competition.

4.2. Judges should be selected based on their expertise, experience, and impartiality.

5. Judging Criteria:

5.1. Judges must use the criteria specified in the event guidelines to evaluate performances. Common criteria include creativity, technique, musicality, and stage presence.

5.2. Judges should use the provided scoring system to assign scores to each competitor’s performance.

6. Scoring Process:

6.1. Judges must score performances objectively, considering the established criteria rather than personal preferences.

6.2. Scores should be provided promptly after each performance, and judges should be prepared to defend their scores if necessary.

7. Feedback:

7.1. Judges may be asked to provide constructive feedback to competitors after each round, focusing on areas of improvement and strengths.

7.2. Feedback should be delivered professionally and respectfully.

8. Confidentiality:

8.1. Judges must keep their scores and deliberations confidential until the results are officially announced by event organizers.

9. Decisions:

9.1. Judges’ decisions are final and not subject to appeal during the event.

9.2. Judges should avoid engaging in disputes or arguments with competitors, coaches, or spectators regarding their scoring decisions.

10. Scoring Consistency:

10.1. Judges must strive for consistency in scoring throughout the competition.

10.2. If discrepancies in scoring arise, judges should discuss and resolve them with the guidance of the head judge or event organizers.

11. Professionalism:

11.1. Judges must conduct themselves professionally and respectfully toward competitors, event staff, and spectators.

11.2. Judges should avoid making derogatory or disrespectful comments about any competitor’s performance.

12. Code of Conduct:

12.1. Judges must adhere to the KCS Code of Conduct, which includes guidelines on ethics and behavior.

13. Training and Development:

13.1. Judges are encouraged to continue their education and development in krump dance to stay updated with evolving styles and trends.

These rules ensure that judges for the Krump Championship Series maintain high standards of fairness, expertise, and professionalism. Judges play a vital role in the success and credibility of KCS events, and adherence to these guidelines is essential for a successful competition.