Competition Rules

DCIWG Competition Rules - 01/01/2021
It is a condition of entry that all entrants accept the rules and conditions.
The ruling of the Competitions Secretary is final and binding.
The competition is run at the monthly meetings with monthly winners in each category and annual winners announced at the A.G.M.
The specification for the competition item will be announced in advance and must be strictly adhered to. No Baize to be used on any competition pieces.
Entries will be accepted only up to the start of each meeting.
Competition items must not have been entered in a previous DCIWG monthly competition and must not have the name of the maker visible.
Judging: Three judges, one of whom may be a beginner will be selected at each meeting and marks will generally be awarded for, form, finish and function. Judging will take place in four categories, Beginners, Experienced, Advanced and Artistic.
Marks: Every entrant will receive 5 points.
Additional marks will be awarded in each category.
- 1st Additional 10 marks
- 2nd Additional 8 marks
- 3rd Additional 6 marks
- 4th Additional 4 marks
- 5th Additional 2 marks
- 6th Additional 1 mark
The turner of the year will be determined from the accumulation of the monthly scores to a maximum of ten months. In the event of an entrant having 11 entries, the lowest score will be deducted.
Beginners are promoted to the Experienced category following two wins or one win and two seconds.
Experienced are promoted to the Advanced category following three wins or two wins and three seconds.
The turner of the year in both the Beginners and Experienced categories will also be promoted regardless of the number of wins and second places attained.
All promotions will take place at the end of the year and are announced at the A.G.M.

For the annual seminar there will be an extra class, the open competition. The normal competitions will be held, beginners, experienced, advanced and artistic, open to members of the chapter only. Open competition open to all. Members can enter pieces in their normal categories plus an extra piece in the open category. All entered pieces will  also be included in the open category.
The monthly winners in each category will receive a certificate.
Turner of the year prizes:
- Advanced: Tom Newman Trophy, Memento and €100
- Expreienced: Perpetual Trophy, Memento and €100
- Beginners: Perpetual Trophy, Memento and €100
- Artistic: Perpetual Trophy and Memento
In addition 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category will receive a certificate.

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