1. MADRID CHAMPIONSHIP
Madrid lay host to some of the most iconic events and moments in CrossFit history. With the Madrid Championship, we celebrate Spanish and European culture by bringing CrossFit back into this passionate community.
Madrid Championship Mission Statement
Madrid Championship aims to offer the global Fitness community a unique experience, in which every stakeholder becomes an active part of our celebration: A lifestyle and a unique vision that unites us and makes us stronger.
Changes in policies, regulations, requirements, and standards may be made at any time without advance notice. The ultimate responsibility for knowing Madrid Championship requirements and regulations rests on the athlete competing. For the latest, up-to-date information please refer to the Madrid Championship rulebook.
2. GENERAL RULES
– To participate in MAD, each athlete (whether competing individually or as part of a team,) must agree to all rules and policies, including, without limitation, the assumption of risk, and publicity release, all of which are incorporated herein by reference, and to the decisions of MAD, which are final and binding in all respects.
– All athletes are required to have completed and abide by the appropriate waivers and documentation as outlined by MAD, paid, and validly registered for entry, completed an online and/or on-site check-in process, and must be wearing official event identification and/or credentials where specified.
– MAD prohibits athletes from using any performance enhancing, illegal substances. If it is found that an athlete is under the influence or use of such substances during any stage of competition, MAD reserves the right to disqualify the athlete from the competition and/or revoke any prizes earned while under the influence or during the use of such substances. Madrid Championship abides by the CrossFit Games Official Drug-testing Policy, which can be found here.
– Any registrant of the Madrid Championship at any stage during the season is bound by the rules and regulations of the CrossFit Games drug-testing policy, and subject to testing at any stage of the competition.
A. PHOTO & VIDEO POLICY
– Photography and Footage. Non-professional, non-flash photography and video cameras are permitted at MAD venues/events for personal use only. All cameras (video and still) must be hand-held with interchangeable or telephoto lens no longer than 5 inches in length. Monopods, tripods, and cameras with telephoto or interchangeable lenses greater than 5 inches at full lens extension (professional photography equipment) are not permitted. Spectators, attendees, visitors, and guests may not distribute, use, reproduce, stream, upload, transmit, broadcast, link, exploit or license any description, account, images, pictures, film, digital, video or audio recording, in whole or in part, for any commercial purpose without the prior express written consent of MAD in each instance.
– MAD may, at their discretion, provide credentials necessary to gain access to media areas at MAD for the sole and exclusive purpose of editorial coverage and athlete media relations. All credentialed media must be on editorial assignment or be otherwise authorized by MAD. Time, area, and scope of access will be at the sole discretion of MAD. Credential(s) and access may be revoked at any time by MAD with or without cause. MAD reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to grant or deny any application or request for a credential and may revoke credentials at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason.
– Still images: Still images may not be used for any commercial or retail purposes whatsoever and may only be used for promotional purposes upon written permission of the athlete(s) depicted in such images and with a written license agreement from MAD. Photography is for personal or editorial use only. Any other use such as, but not limited to, commercial and promotional use, is prohibited and strictly enforced.
– Video Footage: Video footage may not be used for commercial or retail purposes whatsoever and may only be used for promotional purposes upon written consent of the athlete(s) involved and with a written license agreement by MAD. All footage clips made available online or uploaded onto websites shall not exceed 15 seconds in length, and in no event shall any individual clip, however used, distributed, published, or displayed, exceed 15 seconds in length.
B. DRONE POLICY
– The operation or use of any drones, unmanned aircraft/flying systems, and remotely controlled or radio-controlled flying machines (whether motorized) of all types, shapes, and sizes (collectively, “drones”) at any time on the property is prohibited under all circumstances except pursuant to the terms and conditions of written permission from MAD. This policy applies to all individuals, persons, companies, and business entities and includes, but is not necessarily limited to, promoters, tenants, renters, patrons, visitors, and guests. Permission to stay or remain on Madrid Championship policy may, in the discretion of MAD, be revoked for any person[s] in violation of this policy.
– All athletes agree to compete in a sportsmanlike manner.
– Unsportsmanlike behavior, such as arguing with an official or representative of MAD, taunting, heckling, fighting or any conduct which would bring disrepute upon MAD, the competition, other competitors, or spectators or event sponsors, as determined by MAD, in the eyes of the viewing public or the community, may be grounds for penalty, suspension, disqualification, removal from the event, disqualification from future events or legal action.
– Any action that prevents another athlete from having a fair opportunity to compete (e.g., abuse or alteration of equipment, refusal to follow instructions) or that interferes with athlete and event judge communication (e.g., external noise devices, bull horns, air horns, etc.,) impedes on their ability to enjoy their experience, or is generally disruptive to the event, is not allowed.
– MAD prohibits athletes from using any performance enhancing, illegal substances, as outlined in the official CrossFit Games Drug Policy. If it is found that an athlete is under the influence or use of such substances MAD reserves the right to disqualify the athlete from the competition and/or revoke any prizes earned while under the influence or during the use of such substances. As mentioned above, MAD abides by the CrossFit Games drug enforcement policy.
– This is not an exhaustive list and is meant as a guide to the athlete, coaches, and other attendees. This is not intended as a limitation on MAD’s right to operate the competition in any manner it sees fit.
– MAD reserves the right to terminate any athlete, coach, staff, volunteer, judge, visitor, guest, supporter, teammate and/or spectator participating in, attending, or viewing any sponsored, sanctioned or supported MAD Event at any time, with no further obligation or duty to such individual.
– MAD, has, and may delegate to an on-site director, the absolute authority on any final ruling including, without limitation, disqualification of an athlete, removal of spectator(s) or dismissal of any attendee.
– It is the sole responsibility of the winners and/or compensated athletes to present valid identification when requested, and to comply with paying all applicable taxes in connection with any prizes, whether or not such prize is cash. All prizes are subject to applicable taxes and withholding and prize winner’s compliance with, and agreement to, MAD’s prize affidavit.
E. INFORMATION PROVIDED
– All information provided, either in registration submissions, video submissions, scores, times, reps or rounds completed, must be the complete truth. A lack of integrity, or any actions that evidence an intent to cheat or circumvent the rules or intent of the rules of MAD, including lying (as one example)—will result in disqualification.
3. MADRID CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS, REFUNDS, & TRANSFERS
– Subject to MAD’s age restrictions and other requirements, anyone that can perform the workouts as prescribed may attempt to register to compete as an athlete (individually or as part of a team.) Such registration is subject to each prospective athlete’s affirmative agreement to comply with MAD’s policies, rules, and regulations, as determined by MAD, in its sole and absolute discretion.
– All registrations are final. No refunds or transfers will be permitted, regardless of reason (injury, illness, change in work schedule, deployment, pregnancy, etc.)
– Co-ed Elite Teams of 4 (MMFF) once officially registered may NOT transfer, but may substitute an athlete, this substation must be communicated to the organization before the IOQ begins. Athlete substitutions will have a 20€ fee, changes and applicable fees will have to be made by the captain through Competition Corner.
– No competing individual division athlete may transfer or substitute their spot for any reason.
– Once a non-Elite team (i.e., Rx, Advanced, Intermediate, Scaled, Beginner, Master or Masters Scaled) is registered for Madrid CrossFit Championship, they may substitute one athlete for free up to the Online Qualifier closing on April 20, 2023. After this date, any substitution will have a fee of 20€, changes and applicable fees will have to be made by the captain through Competition Corner. If any changes are made after the finalization of the Online Qualifier, the Team accepts that printed materials, apparel sizes and/or some digital announcements may not be able to be changed in time.
– Please note, that only ONE athlete per team may be substituted for free. Once your one free substitution has been made, your team will need to pay 20€ for every further substitution.
– The deadline to substitute athletes for COMMUNITY Teams is the Thursday prior to the competition weekend: Thursday August 31st by 2PM mainland Spanish time (Madrid). For the ELITE teams, the deadline to substitute your athletes will be Sunday August 20th at 2 pm mainland Spanish time (Madrid).
– All substitutions must be made via Competition Corner.
– An athlete cannot accept an invitation to compete individually AND on a team at the MAD on-site event.
– MAD reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to invite past winners, guest athletes, teams or others, to participate in any stage of competition. This decision may be made to preserve the traditions of MAD or for any other reason at the sole discretion of MAD.
– All athletes must validly and truthfully register online at www.madridcrossfitchampionship.com and any corresponding digital registration platforms, such as Competition Corner.
– It is the athlete’s sole responsibility to provide current, valid and truthful information, including email address.
– If Athletes are younger than 18 years old, they must provide additional parental consent during the online registration. If an athlete were to qualify and wishes to compete at MAD, a parent or guardian must be onsite for the duration of the event.
– Madrid CrossFit Championship has adopted the CrossFit Games Transgender Policy
– The CrossFit Games current rule book can be found here .
– Any athlete with questions or concerns about creating an account should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
4. MADRID CHAMPIONSHIP- DIVISION BREAKDOWN, QUALIFICATION, & REGISTRATION
– There are multiple divisions for individual competitors and teams during the Open, Online Qualifier, and Madrid CrossFit Championship. They are as follows:
i. Elite Male & Female
ii. Master +35-39 Male & Female
iii. Master +40-44 Male & Female
iv. Master +45-50 Male & Female
v. Master +50 Male & Female
vi. Teens 16-17 Male & Female
i. Elite Co-Ed Teams of 4 (MMFF)
ii. Rx Teams of 4 (MMMF)
iii. Advanced + Teams of 4 (MMMF)
iv. Intermediate Teams of 4 (MMMF)
v. Scaled Teams of 4 (MMMF)
vi. Beginner Teams of 4 (MMMF)
vii. Master Intermediate Teams of 4 (MMMF)
viii. Master Scaled Teams of 4 (MMMF)
– On-line Qualifier: The Madrid Championship will be using its own On-line Qualifier for Elite Individuals, Tens and all master individual divisions and Elite Teams of 4.
– The Madrid Championship On-Line Qualifier will be needed to guarantee your spot at the live competition floor for Elite Individuals, Tens and all master individual divisions and Elite Teams.
1. Athletes must be registered for the Madrid Championship On-Line Qualifier found on www.madridchampionship.com.
2. The On-Line Qualifier will start on April 10th 2023 and will end on April 20th, 2023.
3. All scores are due April 20th at 23:59 PM CET through Competition Corner.
4. Video submissions will be required at the conclusion of the On-Line Qualifier to be eligible to earn a competitive spot to compete at the Madrid Championship. All video upload date should be prior to the closing of the online qualifier on April 20th.
– If performing on an Elite Team of 4, athletes do not have to be from the same gym, nor do the athletes have to perform the workouts together. All the On-Line Qualifier workouts are structured in a way that allow teams to perform them remote and independent of each other.
– One athlete per team must be the team captain. The athlete that registers will be deemed the team captain and will be responsible for all required score & video submissions on behalf of the team.
– If athletes are looking to attempt to qualify in multiple individual or multiple team divisions, they are eligible to do so. However, athletes must uniquely register twice via the registration platform, and will have to utilize separate email addresses for each corresponding registration.
– Elite Team of 4 Substitutions during the Online Qualifier:
o Any athlete substituted midway through On-Line Qualifier must complete ALL the workouts before the score submission deadline.
o You may make substitutions up until the score submission deadline.
o You must substitute the athlete’s information via Competition Corner.
– Registration Fees for the Open & IOQ2
o Registration are made via www.madridchampionship.com/, athletes must pay the fees associated with their registration. Online Qualifier fees will vary depending on division and can be made from January 19th, 2023, to April 20th, 2023.
o Official fees and rates will be displayed on our official website: www.madridchampionship.com
COMPETING AT MAD
– To compete at MAD, there are different paths to earning a spot:
o Invitation – the ability to bypass participation in the On-line Qualifier, will be awarded to the following individuals:
Each invited athlete or team will have a set period from which to register. If they do not register by the posted deadline, they forfeit their invited spot.
o Elite Individual Invites
Top 10 Worldwide male and female in the CrossFit Open 2023.
CrossFit Games FINALS Individuals from 2021 and 2022.
Top 60 EUROPEAN male and female in the CrossFit Open 2023 and National Champions.
o Elite Team Invites
All athletes who meet the individual requirements.
*Up to 10 individual athletes and teams might earn a spot via invitation.
o Qualification – Via the On-Line Qualifier: Numbers that Qualify by Division through the On-Line Qualifier
I. Individual Elite
1st to 30th Men & Women
II. Master +35-39 Individual
1st to 30th Men & Women
III. Master +40-44 Individual
1st to 20th Men & Women
IV. Master +45-49 Individual
1st to 20th Men & Women
V. Master +50 Individual
1st to 20th Men & 1st to 10th Women
VI. Teens +15-17Individual
1st to 20th Men & 1st to 10th Women
VII. Elite Co-Ed Teams of 4 (MM/FF)
1st to 10th Teams
Video Submission – ALL SCORES AND VIDEOS from the On-Line Qualifier MUST BE upload and submitted before the deadline: April 20th, 23:59 pm CET. After the On-line Qualifier, MAD will conduct a video review. If an athlete has not submitted all the required requested videos by the set deadline, they will be deemed ineligible to compete in any Qualification division.
o Open Registration – Open Registration will be available for the following divisions and will be based on a first come, first serve basis.
I. Rx Teams of 4 (MMMF)
II. Advanced + Teams of 4 (MMMF)
III. Intermediate Teams of 4 (MMMF)
IV. Scaled Teams of 4 (MMMF)
V. Beginner Teams of 4 (MMMF)
VI. Master Intermediate Teams of 4 (MMMF)
VII. Master Scaled Teams of 4 (MMMF)
*Spots available per division could be modified at any time based on demand.
**Online Inscriptions fees may vary depending on phase
o Age Requirement by Division:
– The following divisions require that all athletes be 14 years of age by the event start date:
Individual Elite, Elite Co-Ed Teams of 4, and Rx/Advanced +/ Intermediate/Scaled/ Beginners/ Master and Master Scaled Teams of 4
– To compete in any division below, the athlete’s DOB must be prior to the event start date, athletes will compete with the Age their age by September 7th, 2023.
o Master Teams +35: all Master team athletes must be +35 years or older of age by the event date.
o Master +35-39: athlete must be +35 years of age and less than 40 by the event date.
o Master +40-44: athlete must be +40 years and less than 45 of age by the event date.
o Master +45-49: athlete must be +45 years and less than 50 of age by the event date.
o Master +50 athlete must be +50 years or older of age by the event date.
o Teens 16-17 athlete must be +15 years of age and less than 18 by the event date.
– Whether you qualify and register for MAD through the invitation process, qualification, open registration, or application; you must complete the registration form via the link provided to you via email by the deadline set in the email.
– All deadlines will be strictly enforced. The time frame as to how long you must accept or decline your invite will depend upon which of the four avenues you receive an invite. Each avenue has its own deadline schedule. Please see the schedule overview below to understand how long each athlete must accept or decline.
Season Information 2023
– January 19th, 2023: Registration for the begins through the MAD website.
– April 10st 2023: On-Line Qualifier beings.
– April 20th, 2023: Submission deadline for the On-Line Qualifier: all videos and scores must be submitted by 23:59PM CET through Competition Corner.
– If the individual and team divisions require another round of invites, those will be sent at the discretion of Team MAD. All deadlines for this next round of invites will be specified in the email that goes out to all athletes. The athlete is responsible for checking their email to see if an invite was received.
– Team MAD reserves the right to invite or disqualify any athlete at their discretion.
– Once an athlete is invited via invitation, application, qualification, or open registration; the athlete will need to complete the registration form, which includes our registration fees. All registration and service fees are due at the time of registration. No exceptions will be made.
– Registration fees for the 2023 Madrid Championship will be displayed on our official website.
– Available spots per division
o Individual Elite:
40 Total, per gender.
o Master +35-39 Individual:
20 Total, per gender.
o Master +40-44 Individual:
20 Total, per gender.
o Master +45-49 Individual:
20 Total, per gender.
o Master +50 Individual:
20 Male, 10 Female.
o Teens 16-17 Individual:
20 Male, 10 Female
o Elite Team of 4 (MMFF):
20 Teams Total
o Community Teams of 4 (MMMF) 600 Total:
RX: 120 spots via Open Registration
Advanced +: 100 spots via Open Registration
Intermediate: 120 spots via Open Registration
Scaled: 120 spots via Open Registration
Beginners: 100 spots via Open Registration
Master: 20 spots via Open Registration
Master Scaled: 20 spots via Open Registration
5. ADDITIONAL GUIDE
– MAD is not responsible for any inaccurate entry information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized. MAD assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission of any website related to MAD, or for communications line failure, or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entries, registration, participation and/or entry information. MAD is not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in MAD, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email, submission or entry to be received by MAD due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to the participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in MAD or downloading any materials related to MAD.
– MAD reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry, registration or submission process or the operation of MAD or the website, or any website related to MAD; to be acting in violation of the official rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed, or the like, entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same identifying information, MAD reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, the correct submission in accordance with the rules.
– If, for any reason, MAD is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of MAD, which, in the sole opinion of MAD, are corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of MAD, they reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to void suspect registrations or submissions and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend MAD and select the winner from among all eligible, non-suspect registrations or submissions received prior to cancellation, termination or suspension. MAD has no obligation to operate or produce MAD (or any part thereof). If MAD are cancelled, MAD (or any party) has no obligation to award any prize money. All decisions by MAD concerning eligibility, qualifying for and judging related to MAD is final and not subject to challenge or appeal. MAD shall own and shall have no obligation to return or maintain any materials submitted as part of the qualification or registration process for MAD.
– AVAILABLE SPOTS AND PRIZES: The Madrid Championship organizers reserve the rights to change or modify the number of available spots for each category for either individuals and teams, will it be ELITE, Maters and Tens or Community divisions. If one category does NOT fill up, MAD will fill other categories to get to the desire number of participants. Following this pattern, given a situation where a category does NOT meet the expectations for that given category, the quality of the prize purse in EUROS (€) for that very category may be modified according to the number of teams or participants at the discretion of the organizers and it may be or not proposed for another category.
– In case of Event cancellation due to force majeure (pandemics, wars, strong economic crisis, etc.) MAD will not have in any case the obligation to refund the 100% of the fees paid by those registered, leaving the refunds at the discretion of the organization depending on when the cancellation happens:
o If the phase of the qualifier has already concluded, there will be no refund of the inscriptions to it.
o If the cancellation is made just 1 month after the event or less, the refund will never exceed 50% of the amount paid to access the final phase.
6. STANDARD COMPETITION PROCEDURES
– For all levels of MAD competitions and qualifying events, the workout format will be released by MAD and communicated uniformly to all athletes online and/or onsite at athlete briefings.
– Workout format will include the following:
o Required movements:
Starting and ending ranges of the movement
Prohibited technique, accessories and/or equipment, if any
Adjustments by division if any
Required number of repetitions and/or repetition scheme
Required amount of weight
• All weights will be released in kilograms (with allowed equivalent in pounds)
• It is the athlete’s sole responsibility to use at least the exact weight (i.e., if using pound plates, the athlete will need to use appropriate combinations of plates to achieve the correct weight)
• For MAD competitions, 15 kg weightlifting bars will be considered as 35 pounds, and 20 kg bars will be considered as 45 pounds.
Time domain or time limit
Filming and submission guidelines if any
– Scoring format will be announced before the start of competition.
– The athlete or team with the best performance over multiple workouts in a competition wins and/or advances.
o Competitions may determine the winner by highest point total or lowest point total, or any method or combination of methods MAD selects. Point values for each finishing position will be released before the start of the workout.
o Ties on the overall leaderboard will be broken by awarding the best position to the athlete or team who has the highest result in any single workout. If athletes or teams are still tied, the process continues to their next highest single result, and so forth. Ties will not be broken for single event results. More than one athlete or team can share an event result, and all will earn the original point value.
o Some workouts may have time penalties. Failure to complete a workout in the designated time may result in a specified penalty for any portion of the workout not completed or may result in the athlete or team not advancing to the next workout, regardless of overall rank.
o Some workouts may have a minimum amount of time, repetitions, weight, or rounds required to advance. Any such minimums will be announced as part of the workout format. Failure to reach a minimum will cause the athlete to not advance in the competition.
o If an athlete does not advance to the next workout for any reason (DNF, injury, disqualification, etc.), they will be ranked below all competitors who started that workout.
– Scaling or modifying the workout is prohibited and will cause the athlete to not advance.
– Judging and/or validation are mandated during MAD’s competition and required to make any MAD workout results at these levels official. MAD highly recommends athletes have a coach or judge validate their score prior to submission to ensure that movement standards for that event are upheld and if an athlete feels they may make the top, to video all their workouts in preparation for having to submit one for validation.
– MAD reserves the right to request any additional videos or score validation during qualification or The CrossFit Games Open.
– All potential event judges are required to complete the CrossFit Games Judges Course, available online (a link will be provided when the course is available) and encouraged to have a CrossFit level one certificate or previous judging experience.
– Judges are responsible for enforcing the movement standards and validating the Athlete or Team’s score.
– Judges are inclusive of event judges and in the case of the online challenge, describes the person validating the Athlete’s movement standards and online score submission.
– All video submissions for the qualifying divisions through the Online Qualifier will be judged and validated by MAD’s judging team.
– Any infraction to the movement standards or range of motion will result in loss of the repetition(s).
– Uncommon movement clause: Any movement deemed uncommon, out of the ordinary or used to amend, shorten, or change the accepted movement standard or range of motion including line of action of any event movement can and will be disallowed. It is the responsibility of the athlete to notify their judge or MAD of any questionable movement before the workout.
– Physical limitations in range of motion from prior physical defects or temporary or permanent injuries that are obvious and clearly definable by demonstration and are brought to the attention of a judge or MAD prior to the beginning of the competition may be granted an exception at the sole discretion of MADs’ sole discretion. These cases are very rare and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
– Judges are instructed not to touch competition equipment or move equipment during a workout unless the equipment will interfere with another athlete’s performance or if there is a legitimate safety concern.
– Non-compliance with a judge’s instructions, bickering with or questioning of a judge or event staff, attempting to show up or publicly embarrass any judge, event staff, MAD, event sponsors, spectators, other athletes or venue operator or owners, as determined by MAD (Including event staff), in its sole and absolute discretion, may result in penalty or disqualification of the athlete from an event and/or future events.
– Event judges and on-site directors have the authority to stop or suspend an athlete at any point in competition if he or she feels that Athlete is at risk of serious injury to himself/herself or others.
– Judgment calls made during the workout are final and are not negotiable or subject to change or modification.
– The athlete is responsible for making sure they perform the workout as prescribed, including performing all the required movements to the described standard, counting, and completing all of the required reps, using the required equipment and loads, meeting the required time and meeting all submission requirements.
– Proper attire is required at all events. No attire shall interfere with event judging and the ability to see the event movement standard or range of motion.
– Subject to MAD prior approval, non-branded belts, non-tacky gloves, hand tape, neoprene joint sleeves and common fitness wear may be allowed during competition. However, no grip assistance or weight support may be derived from any device worn. In general, gear is allowed that improves safety and/or comfort but does not confer advantage.
– Once an athlete enters the competition surface, they may not receive any outside material assistance (water, tape, chalk, jumping rope etc.) from spectators or coaches.
7. COMPETITION APPEAL PROCESS
MAD CHAMPIONSHIP (Live Event)
– All appeals, scoring discrepancies, or questions about the submission of scores should be done immediately following the event in question.
– All appeals must be made on the same day as the competitive event via web-link to be provided.
– No appeals will be accepted after completion of that competition day.
– On the final day of competition, athletes may only appeal their final workout within fifteen minutes following the conclusion of their assigned heat.
– For all on-site appeals, event protests, scoring discrepancies or ruling questions the following process will be used:
o The competing athlete or in the case of a team, their team captain, (no other athletes or persons may be involved) files the protest digitally at the weblink, to be provided prior to MAD weekend.
o The disputing judge will then review the facts presented and make a ruling.
o In the case that they need additional information or to speak in-person, they will contact the appealing party via the information provided form.
o Signing the scorecard is mandatory for both athletes and teams. Unsigned scorecards will not have their scored entered and will not be eligible to submit an appeal.
o Judgment calls made during the workout are final and are not negotiable or subject to change or modification.
o MAD has final authority on all athlete event protest rulings and may designate this authority to the on-site Director.
o Video, photos, cell phone media or any other media will not constitute grounds for changing or modifying a decision, score or entry made by an event Judge. The on-site director, competition Director, or their designee may ask for any related media, but its availability may or may not guarantee use or admissibility in the overall decision process.
o Nothing in these rules including event protests, scoring discrepancies and event movement standards, range of motion and judging applications should be read as a limitation on MAD’s right to run or operate the MAD event as it sees fit in its sole and absolute discretion.
o The director of judging and MAD’s decision is final. This includes the right to remove or disqualify any team or athlete at MAD’s sole and absolute discretion.
o MAD staff have final authority on all appeal or protest rulings.
– Athletes and teams will only be allowed to appeal TWO times during the weekend. If the appeal is successful, the score will be adjusted, and the team or athlete will retain their two appeals. In case of having two unsuccessful appeals, the team or athlete will lose their ability to appeal any further result.
8. ONSITE MAD RULES
– Athletes and teams will complete multiple workouts over three days or four days, depending on their division. Details will be released prior to the start of any workout and will be consistent for all eligible athletes at the time of release. The athlete and team that stands atop the leaderboard in their competitive division at the end of the competition will earn 1st place in that division at MAD.
– Schedule of events: the schedule and workouts will be released before the competition begins. The date, location and travel information for MAD will be distributed on MAD website and/or through email to each competing athlete. It is the responsibility of each competing athlete and team to meet all required travel and scheduling commitments. This includes, but is not limited to, all event briefings, competition schedules, non-competition appearances and media commitments. Athletes are required to designate a point of communication with MAD athlete registration and maintain this through the entire duration of the event.
– Athlete check-in will take place on Thursday of event week and is mandatory. Any athlete or team not checked in on Thursday (the day prior to competition) is not guaranteed event access and can be disqualified from competition. Athletes / teams may be granted a late check–in the Friday morning of the event, prior to the start of the athlete briefings and the first event, for special circumstances. MAD reserves the right to deny special requests. Athletes / teams in need of this must contact MAD staff prior to the Monday of event week to request a late check-in.
o Only 1 team member is required to complete check-in for the team.
o Another athlete/person may not complete check-in for any other athlete competing individually.
o MAD makes no guarantee that athlete registration and check-in access will be available after the assigned registration day, prior to competition. Once the first workout has begun, any athletes or teams who have not checked in will be disqualified from competition.
o Proof of age and residency is required in the form of a valid and generally accepted form of identification—a state driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, or other officially verified form of proof.
– Event movement standards and required range of motion shall be delivered or prescribed prior to the start of competition.
o The defined method in which the athlete shall meet the range of motion standard will be announced by MAD. Delivery can be in the form of online media, written document, or athlete briefing either with or without demonstration. Regardless of delivery method, the athlete is required to meet or exceed the event movement standard requirements during all competition. (Example: If squat snatch is prescribed as the event movement standard, a power snatch will not meet the standard, unless otherwise stated).
o Delivery of the event movement standard and required range of motion to all participating athletes will occur through digital documents or videos, which will have a Q&A window to be solved electronically. It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to know the event flows, movement standards and rep scheme prior to their check in to the event.
– On-site judges will validate scores for each workout an athlete or team performs.
– Individuals will be ranked on their performance in each workout. Based on their relative rank, they will be assigned points. Their total points will be ranked on the overall leaderboard. The top athletes on the overall leaderboard will advance or win the competition.
– Athletes and teams will be re-seeded after each competition day unless noted otherwise.
– At different stages of the competition, only the top athletes and teams may advance.
– Team scoring format(s) will be released when the workouts are announced.
o All or none of the team members may be required to contribute to the team score.
o If a team member is injured, the team may continue competing until such time that they are unable to complete the workout as prescribed. At this point, the team will receive a DNF for the workout and will not advance in the competition.
– The format of the competition may include cuts, which would mean that not all athletes in all categories are candidates to perform all the tests designed.
– For on-site appeals, event protests, scoring discrepancies or ruling questions athletes need to follow the appeals process outlined in section 7 of this rules guide.
– Coaches, personal therapy providers, photographer / videographers or athlete entourage are considered general admission spectators and will not be allowed access to warm-up areas or restricted athlete only areas.
– Athlete rehabilitative medical staff (soft tissue and body care providers) will be provided by MAD to all athletes in a designated restricted access area. Any athletes requesting the use of their own personal therapy providers (massage, PT, chiropractic, etc.) must do so in designated locations within general admission access area.
9. COVID-19 CLAUSE:
a. Due to the current global health situation, in Europe and in Spain, MAD reserve the rights to change or modify anything needed for the event to take place and run a high quality, high standard event under safe health circumstances. The goal is for us to keep all the visitors, athletes, coaches, judges, and volunteers safe in Madrid. These measures may include modifications and or cancelations in dates, times, events, categories, prizes, and locations but do not exclude from other possible subjects to be changed or modified.
b. We aim to build a high standard event in very difficult times for live events, so we ask for your cooperation every possible way such as follow the safety instructions in the venue and surroundings.
c. Organizers may ask for different health tests such as antigen test, PCR, or others to be brought as negative to keep the competition safe from COVID-19.
d. MAD may ask you to follow strict safety and health measures with the only purpose of making the event flow safely and free from health hazards.