74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Highland
14 Sep 2024 to 14 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2023 HIGHLAND DIVISION

ADJUDICATOR: Barbara McCullough, Runcorn

ENTRIES, VIA STARDOM, CLOSE MONDAY 5TH JUNE, 2023 at Midnight

ENTRY FEES:

Solo      $8.00                Group $15.00     Premiership $13.00

This competition will be held on Saturday 16th September 2023 as part of the Townsville Eisteddfod being conducted from September 5th to 23rd 2023.

  1. This competition is registered with FNQRCHDI – FNQ12/23 and will be conducted under the rules and conditions as set down by SOBHD and as adopted by ABHDI.
  2. Dancers must be registered and present their registration card on day of competition.
  3. Dancers are to compete in their own Age Group and one classification only.
  4. Age to be taken as at date of competition, 16th September 2023, in accordance with SOBHD rulings.  The Age Limit for all competitors is Age 18 and under before 31st December 2023.  Competitors who are not eligible for other Sections of the Eisteddfod are not eligible for Highland Sections.
  5. Age Groupings for Sections will be decided on receipt of entries.
  6. Competitors must use the Official music and swords provided by the Committee.
  7. Organiser to be notified IMMEDIATELY of a change of classification; if a dancer is unable to compete after submitting an entry.
  8. Entries must be accompanied by entry fees and no entries will be accepted after the closing date.
  9. Dancers arriving late for a Section will not be allowed to compete if the dance has been completed. Alternatively, competitors may not pre-dance prior to the commencement of a Section.
  10.  No warm-up or practicing is permitted inside the hall whilst dancers are competing.
  11.  Dancers to observe the ABHDI direction ‘competitors should be modestly attired at all times’.
  12.  It is a directive of the ABHDI that dancers use dressing rooms to change costumes and dress fully, appropriately and respectably when in public at competitions.
  13.  PRE-PREMIER - Eligibility for Pre-Premier Section will apply as at date of competition and shall be in accordance with SOBHD registration scheme.
  14. Dancers must ‘fill in’ if requested by the Organiser. If a competitor fails to fill in unless for a medical reason the Organiser has the right to enforce Rule 1g, Page 42 D-Judges, SOBHD Rules and Regulations, which reads: Provided due prominence is given to the fact in the program or in a brochure by the Organiser, then during the course of a competition the comportment of the competitors may come under the jurisdiction of the judges, not only whilst dancing, but also when entering or leaving the platform and whilst waiting for the dance to start.  Any unseemly behaviour on the part of a competitor or any misdemeanour likely to upset the decorum of the proceedings may be penalised by the judges and could lead to disqualification, but a full report of any such misconduct on the part of a competitor must be submitted by the judges to the Organiser.
  15. The use of electronic devices of any kind to record competing dancers will NOT be permitted.
  16. Any complaint made by an individual against the organisation or the adjudication of an event must be in writing stating the complainant's full name and address and be lodged with the organiser, if possible on the day of the event, and no later than 48 hours after the event. Such a complaint is to be accompanied by a fee of $5.00, which is refundable if the protest is upheld.
  17.  Subject to the Official protest ruling, the Judge’s decision is final.
  18.  Scrutineering system for Championships, Titles and Aggregates awards will be as per the SOBHD   Constitution.
  19.  For presentation of prizes on stage, dancers must be in kilt or national costume. Competitor’s number must be worn.
  20.  The Committee reserves the right to appoint substitute Adjudicators and/or alter the program at any time.
  21. Teachers, interested parties or any other unauthorised person must not communicate with judges during a competition. All enquiries must be made at the Official table.
  22. Dancers compete entirely at their own risk.
  23. Any rules pertaining to competitions released from SOBHD or ABHDI from time of printing this schedule and actual date of competition will be adhered to.
  24.  a. Following the awards, parents may photograph their own child or others with parental permission but be highly aware that there must not be other children in shot whose privacy must be protected.

           b. We plan to photograph winning competitors for posting on our Website. Please indicate if you wish to opt out of this.

                                                                                             HIGHLAND AWARDS

Bursary: Any Townsville competitor in the Premier Division who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential.

AWARDS:

  • Encouragement for an Intermediate dancer.
  • Encouragement for a Novice dancer.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 4 & Under 7
501 Primary Pas De Basques Solo     Age 4 & Under 7

Time Limit: 01:00

16 Pas de Basques

The Leone Savage Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
502 Primary Pas De Basques & High Cuts Solo     Age 4 & Under 7

Time Limit: 01:00

The Leone Savage Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
503 Primary Highland Fling Solo     Age 4 & Under 7

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

The Leone Savage Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
504 Primary Sword Dance Solo     Age 4 & Under 7

Time Limit: 01:00

2 Slow 1 Quick

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
505 Beginner Highland Fling Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
506 Beginner Sword Dance Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

2 Slow 1 quick

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
507 Beginner Seann Triubhas Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

3 slow 1 quick

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
508 Beginner Scottish Lilt Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
509 Beginner Flora McDonald's Fancy Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
510 Novice Highland Fling Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Donated by Avril Plath

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
511 Novice Sword Dance Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:30

2 slow 1 quick

Donated by Liddy's Hair Design

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
512 Novice Seann Triubhas Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:30

3 slow 1 quick

Donated by SSAF Sheetmetal

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
513 Novice Scottish Lilt Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Donated by Jessica Murgha

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
514 Novice Flora McDonald's Fancy Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Donated by Michelle & Paul Smith

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
515 Intermediate Highland Fling Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Donated by the Foruria Family

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
516 Intermediate Sword Dance Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

2 slow 1 quick

Donated by Townsville Scottish Country Dancers

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
517 Intermediate Seann Triubhas Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

3 slow 1 quick

Donated by Anne Langdon

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
518 Intermediate Sailor's Hornpipe Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Donated by Trueman Constructions Pty.Ltd.

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
519 Intermediate Irish Jig Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

3 + 1 final step

Donated by Willa Audas Preston

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
520 Premier Sword Dance Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:45

3 slow 1 quick

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
521 Premier Village Maid Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
522 Premier Sailor's Hornpipe Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:00

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
523 Premier Earl of Errol Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 01:30

4 steps

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
524 Premier Highland Title Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

Highland Fling 6 steps, SeannTruibhas 4 slow 2 quick, Full Tulloch 8 steps

Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
525 Choreographic Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Movements primarily from Highland, National, Jig & Hornpipe; Music in CD format see General Rule 5

Donated by Celtic Dance Supplies, Australia

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
526 Choreographic Group     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Movements primarily from Highland, National, Jig & Hornpipe; Music in CD format see General Rule 5

Donated by Aviemore Highland Dancers Townsville

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC