M I R I A M K E R P A N I Z A K
SPORTS DIRECTOR WRRC
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E - M A I L :MIR JAM.KERPANIZAK@WRRC.ORG, MM. I ZAK@S I O L . N E T
Dear Rock’n’Roll friends,
Before the beginning of competitions in 2003 I would like to point out some topics, which
are important for all competitions in 2003
1. STARTING FEE
From 01.01.2003 the payment of starting Fee is obligatory for all World Masters RnR,
World Cups Y/J RnR, World Cups Boogie and Europe Cups RnR “B” class.
The fee is 5 EUR per person and must be payed upon the registration of couples.
The organizer keeps 50% of starting fee and 50% goes to WRRC. The organizer has to
pay this amount directly during the event to appointed WRRC Observer.
The amount is calculated regarding the number of couples who took part at the
competition and the organizer is responsible to collect the fee from all participants.
2. AGE GROUPS 2003
- YOUTH: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990
- JUNIORS: 1991,1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986
- "B" class: 1989 or older
- Main class: 1988 or older
- Junior formations: 1995 - 1986
- Main c. formations: 1988 or older
- Juniors: 1986 or younger
- Main class: 1989 or older
- Seniors: 1968 and 1963 or older!
- Juniors: 1986 or younger
- Main class: 1987 and 1985 or older
- Seniors: 1968 and 1963 or older
- Juniors: 1991, 1990, 1989,1988
- Main class: 1987 -1968
- Seniors: 1968 or older (only bugg)
Sports director WRRC
Miriam Kerpan Izak
Excerpts of the Minutes WRRC Presidium Meeting on 18./19.1.03 in Munich Erding
The decision that candidates for the evaluation judge examinations must be
able to speak English, German or French is to be incorporated into the rules
(possibly as an Appendix).
As ever, marked yellow for approx. 6 months, as a new point.
Auditors' recommendations from the 2002 General Meeting:
It was once again set down in writing that the points that were recommended
by the auditors will be taken into consideration in the future and integrated
into the fee order.
In the World Cup Junior, the second sentence of Point 4.1.1 will be deleted
(re. observers for World Cups)
Tournament § 8 Point 1
To be added:
World Cup youth/juniors to Masters and World Competitions.
It was also decided to delete Point TO 4.9. completely.
An extra Presidium workshop is planned on the topic of "Evaluation
Guidelines" at the Presidium Meeting in June 2003.
It was decided that, for the starting entitlement for Form. Main Class and
Quattro, a maximum of 3 formations per nation would be allowed.
Must be incorporated into the regulations.
Application for increasing the tournament fee for World Cup Juniors to 350 €.
Accepted. Valid from 1.1.2004.
Change in fee scale for World Cup Youth / Jun. to 350 €.
Application from D. De Coster that the tasks of the commissioners should be
Manfred Mohab and D. Bachmann will prepare a wording describing the
tasks of the commissioners in the WRRC.
Applications for tournaments in 2003/2004
R. Esteban applied for an additional Boogie World Cup Main Class each year
with his World Masters RR in Lyons.
Approval was given, but on condition that he takes 2 Judging Teams, like it is
in the rules for every organizer who has 2 competitions on the same date.
Application from Germany for TSC Rot Weiss Bad Hersfeld:
13th Sept. World Cup Youth / Jun. and Europ. Cup B Class.
Application from Hersfeld "Proposal for use of functionaries“ to be answered
by M. Kerpan.
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Application from Hersfeld "Evaluation of nations": is OK, but without titles
Application from Hersfeld for couples to register directly with organiser:
Application from Krakow in Poland for a World Cup Youth/Jun. with Europ.
Cup B-Class on 15.11.03.
The Viennese Masters for 2003 is currently planned for 13.12.03.
The WRRC is to be sent final notification.
Application from Angelo Cicconi
27.9.03 for World Champ. Boogie all classes
(Main Class has been given to Riesa – will not work)
together with the World Cup RR Youth/Jun.
A. Cicconi was offered Boogie Jun. / Sen and RR Jun./Youth but with 8 max.
Application from Angelo Cicconi for 2004
23.10.04 or 16.10. if this is not possible.
World Champ. Youth/Jun. and Europ. B-Class
A application was also received at the same time from Ukraine for a World
Champ. Youth/Jun. (Couples and Form.) in Nov. 2004.
A decision in favour of A. Cicconi or Ukraine will be made in March.
RIESA also has the World Champ. Form. Juniors for 2004.
Attention will be drawn to this in more detail in the Internet.
1.3. Nimes D. Bachmann
22.3. Lyons D. Bachmann
4./5.4. St. Petersburg A.B. Neman-Kilgren
5.4. Nancy M. Kerpan
26.4. Riesa W. Steuer
10.5. Munich T. Keller
17.5. Montpellier :M. Mohab
31.5. Zielona Gora A.B. Neman-Kilgren
28.6. Oberwart M. Kerpan
13.9. Bad Hersfeld M. Kerpan
4.10. Ingolstadt M. Mohab
18.10. Kiev R. Esteban
1.11. Munich D. Bachmann
8.11. Karlsruhe M. Mahab
15.11. Krakow A.B. Neman-Kilgren
22.11. Canada M. Kerpan for Rock´n´Roll
22.11. Canada A.B.Neman for Lindy Hop
29.11. Bratislava M. Mohab
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6.12. Lyons W. Steuer
13.12. Vienna W. Steuer
Application from Boogie Magic re. prize money: rejected.
An application has been received from RRC Sixteen Lucerne for the WM
Formations for 2005. The approval of the Swiss Federation will be requested.
Decisions will be reached on applications for 2005 in March.
As regards the application for the Bug and Doublebug Championships on the
Canada weekend, the answer will be sent that the date must be changed.
Nomination of evaluation judges for Canada 2002:
Rock´n´Roll World Champ.
Luc Gonthier CAN
Andre Cabot FRA
Peter Herrmann GER
Angelo Cicconi SUI
Per Hammarlund DEN
Gritli Ramschag-Wollein AUT
Damiano Filippone ITA
Lindy Hop World Champ.
Andre Cabot FRA
Per Hammarlund DEN
Dominique De Coster BEL
Karri Kaksonen FIN
Lennart Näsholm SUE
still 2 to be appointed altogether
Applications from new evaluation judges:
Application for International Rock'n'Roll Judges' Licence
Darko Torjanac Croatia
Jiri Hais Czech Rep.
Alojzy Nowak Poland
Fabienne Heydens Belgium
Applications for International Boogie Judges' Licence
Christer Isberg SWE
David Borg SWE
Applications for pool judges
Martha Limburg BEL RR and Boogie (approved)
Elisabeta Gruden SLO RR (approved)
Frank Gerhard GER RR (approved)
Markus Aubele GER RR (approved)
Andre Leschke GER RR (rejected)
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Ralf Schießwohl GER RR (rejected)
Tom Skamo NOR Boogie (approved)
It was also decided to remove Istvan Szalma HUN from the A-pool. He will be
reclassified under Intern. Judges.
Application from Ukraine re. seminar and examination for Larissa Filimonova
Both persons must be able to speak German, English or French, which is not
the case here. The office will send a reply.
As regards the 50% start fees for the WRRC, it was decided that these are to
be paid to the observer by the organiser on the day of the event.
M. Kerpan will inform the organisers.
Anti Doping Code
Mr. Engler and Mr. Wollein will be invited to the GM to report on the current
state of affairs.
A new evaluation judge course/examination is planned for Canada.
It was stated once again that the WRRC is not ultimately responsible for
which teams attend the various competitions.
Any other business
WRRC General Meeting and Workshop 7.-9.3.2003 Rome
The GM will be held in english and german languages.
For the GM, the Presidium has submitted an application for a change in the
Statutes as follows:
Addition to the Statutes, Clause 3.3
The members' membership fees are laid down annually by the General
Meeting. However, they shall not exceed 2,000 € per member. The members'
financial contribution obligations are laid down in the Fee Order, which is
approved each year by the General Meeting.
Application for addition of Point 12 to the Statutes, Clause 12
The Presidium may, for the divisions of the WRRC such as RR Acrobatics,
Youth/Juniors, Formations, Boogie, Lindy Hop etc., nominate divisional
commissioners who will advise the Presidium on specifically divisional
matters and provide preparation for decision-making.
During the GM on Saturday, Working Groups will be formed for about 1.5
hours on the following topics:
A Formations Quo Vadis (Chair: M. Mohab)
More Dancers – more Teams
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B Judging System (Chair: M. Kerpan)
More transparency for dancers and public
C Image of Rock´n´Roll ? Measures for a marketing push
(Chair: D. Bachmann)
D Boogie Woogie
Music – Dresses – Competitions! Back to the roots of Boogie Woogie?
(Chair: A.B. Neman-Kilgren)
The chairs will be charged with ensuring that the group stays with the topic
and summarising the statements and results.
It is not their task to push through their own objectives.
In these brainstorming sessions, even unconventional, open ideas should be
put down on paper.
The chairs will nominate a person from their group to present the results.
A registration form will be available online so that delegates can indicate
when they register for the GM and decide which Working Group they want to
On Sunday, the GM will continue with the item from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Presidium Meeting Thurs., 6.3., 7 p.m. open ended
Workshops Fri. 7.3.
Difference between styles of swing dances 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Workshops Sat. 8.3.
Formations with Johann Preuhs 10 to 11.30 a.m.
Guidelines for new Safety Level 3
presented by Damiano Filippone 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
GM WRRC 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
GM WRRC Sun. 9.3., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To be provided by D. Fuog all day Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Sun., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Technical equipment will be sorted out by W. Steuer in agreement with the
D. Bachmann will once again bring the interpreting equipment.
4 flip charts will be needed from the hotel for the working groups.
Along with TV, overhead projector, screen. W. Steuer will bring a beam.
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Yearbook and Calendar
M. Kerpan will once again have the Yearbook and Calendar produced.
The calendar will run this year from March (GM) 2003 to February 2004.
Year Book 2003 contents:
All the important events and decisions of 2002.
Something about doping
Something from the 2002 Congress and a preview of the 2003 Congress
All the competition results for 2002 plus photos
The competition calendar for 2003 / 2004
WRRC Congress (open to everyone! Couples, trainers, judges etc.)
Dates 19.-21.9.2003 in Bled
Friday free of charge, Saturday 80 €, Sunday 50 €, Sat./Sun. together 120 €.
Friday from 4 p.m.Judging Seminars for RR all Disciplines
Seminar for CJT Boogie Woogie
Judging Seminar for Bug/Doublebug
Examinations for new Judges RR / Boogie
Saturday 9 a.m. -8 p.m. /Sunday 9 a.m-2 p.m.
: Different Lessons for hrs.
Acro A, B, Junior
as video brainstorming (Kerpan) 2
Formations (Preuhs) 1
News rules / Safety Level (Kerpan) 1
Medical Points (Engler) 1.5
Choreogr./Performance (Horvath) 1.5
Motivation and General Preparation of
couples (Vecera /Roman-Katarina) 1.5
Public Relations for couples (? DB) 1
Lindy Hop Inform. (D. De Coster) 1
Bug (A.B. Neman) 1
Total 10.5 hrs.
WRRC Promotion Spot
W. Steuer was asked to have a new, up-to-date WRRC spot produced.
It was decided to award theannual winners 2 cups each, as with the Boogie
World Cup at the last World Masters RR and last Jun. World Cup.
Consideration will be given to honour pins at the next meeting.
Date of next Presidium Meeting:
Sun. 22. and Mon. 23.6.2003 in Munich / Erding
Munich Erding, 19.1.2003
Wolfgang Steuer Marianne Föll
President WRRC Secretary