Cowal Highland Gathering Dancing Entry Form
29th - 31st August 2019

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Highland Dancing Entry Form

Entries for 2019 are now open.

Please click on this link to go to entry forms.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cowal-highland-gathering-16588272734


All Highland Dancing events at the Cowal Gathering are run under the rules of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. All competitors must be registered with the SOBHD prior to submitting their entry to Cowal. The SOBHD address is 32 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2NR.

Cowal Highland Gathering reserves the right to refuse any entry and fees cannot be refunded once entries have been received.

Closing date for entries to all events is 1st July 2019. No entries will be accepted after the closing date for any reason.

Please note: Dancing numbers are no longer allocated on a ’first to enter last to dance’ basis. The dancing numbers will be allocated by a completely random, automated draw which will take place after the closing date and under the supervision of the SOBHD.

Also Note that the timings below are when we expect the different competitions to take place. However the exact timings will depend on the number of competitors that enter each event. The final timings will be confirmed on the website in late July.
The Scottish National Championship is open to Premier dancers, who are resident in Scotland and have been for six months prior to the date of the competition.

PLEASE NOTE - The Scottish National Cahmpionships will be held on FRIDAY 30th August. Which is a change from previous years.
Please be aware it is likely that the start time for the Scottish National CHampionships will be 9am this year. This will be confirmed shortly after the draw is completed.

At this time it is expected that the competitions will take place on the following platforms;
Scottish National Championships

AM session - 8.30am start
Event J (17 years) Main Platforms
Event K (18 years) Main Platforms
Event A&B (8 & 9 years) East Platforms
Event C (10 years) Main Platforms
Event D (11 years) Main Platforms

PM Session - 1.00pm start (approx)
Event E (12 years) East Platforms
Event F (13 years) East Platforms
Event G (14 years) East Platforms
Events H & I (15 years & 16 years) Main Platforms


Competitors must be registered as a premier dancer prior to entering for the Cowal Championships events except for events A & B where a pre premier number will be accepted for entry. However a valid premier number must be provided by the 31st July. All registration cards will be checked prior to competing.
Entries will not be processed without a valid SOBHD Premier number (except events A & B).

Competitor numbers and passes will be posted in July.
Those entering the Scottish Championship on Thursday will be issued with a separate competitor number.

Please enter here.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-national-championships-2019-competitor-entry-cowal-gathering-tickets-59109589373
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST
Please note the change in the event numbers and ensure you enter the correct event.

Event 55: World Junior Championship Qualifying event.
This event is open to all premier class dancers of 16 years and under 18yrs.
**All dancers in Junior and Senior qualifying events will be sorted according to their competitive championship record in the last 12 months. Heat A and B will be created based on this scoring ensuring that both heats contain an equal quality and quantity of dancers. The dancer order within the heats will then be randomised. To ensure the process is fair and not subjective this exercise will be based purely on the result data held at the SOBHD without individual preference. **

Event 56: World Adult Championship Qualifying Event.
Open to all Premier class dancers aged 18 years and over.
**All dancers in Junior and Senior qualifying events will be sorted according to their competitive championship record in the last 12 months. Heat A and B will be created based on this scoring ensuring that both heats contain an equal quality and quantity of dancers. The dancer order within the heats will then be randomised. To ensure the process is fair and not subjective this exercise will be based purely on the result data held at the SOBHD without individual preference.**

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS - THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST
Competitors must be registered as a premier dancer prior to entering for the Cowal Championships events except for events 8 & 9 where a pre premier number will be accepted for entry. However a valid premier number must be provided by the 31st July. All registration cards will be checked prior to competing.
Entries will not be processed without a valid SOBHD Premier number (except events 8 & 9).

In the Scottish Championships the event number corresponds to the age of the competitor. e.g. Event 9 is for competitors aged 9 on the day of the competition and event 12 is for competitors aged 12 on the day of the competition.


Anticipated order of dance on THURSDAY.

Events 8,9,10,11 East Platforms in the AM
Events 55 and 56 Main Platform in the AM
Events 12 & 13 East Platforms in the PM
Events 14 and 15 Main Platforms in the PM
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-open-and-world-highland-dancing-championships-2019-competitor-entry-cowal-gathering-tickets-59111639505
ARGYLLSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS (CONFINED) SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST

Please Note the change to categories and timing

8.45am Start
Event 51 for Premier dancers aged 7yrs and under 12yrs, resident in Argyll and Bute.

Event 51a - for Premier dancers aged 12yrs and 13yrs, resident in Argyll and Bute

Event 52 - for Premier dancers aged 14yrs and 15yrs, resident in Argyll and Bute

Event 53 - for premier dancers aged 16yrs and over, resident in Argyll and Bute.

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PRE-PREMIER COMPETITIONS - SATURDAY 31st AUGUST
The Pre-Premier competition is confined to residents in Argyll and Bute District, of at least six months standing prior to the date of the competition and will take place on the West platforms on the Saturday.

This year the Pre-Premier competitions will take place on the East Platforms and parents will be able to book seats in the East Stand (whilst available) to watch the Pre-Premier competition.

**Please note that the Beginner category has been further split with a category for dancers aged under 8 and one for those aged 8.**
***The organisers reserve the right to change the age groups after entries close according to the number of entries in each age group.***

Event 4 - Argyll Trophy Beginners
For Beginner category dancers aged under 8yrs.
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

Event 5A - Argyll Trophy Beginners
For Beginner category dancers aged 8yrs.
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

Event 5B - Argyll Trophy Beginners
For Beginner category dancers aged 9 and under 12
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

Event 6A - Argyll Trophy Novice
For Novice category dancers aged 10yrs and under
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

Event 6B - Argyll Trophy Novice
For Novice category dancers aged 11 and and under 14 years
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

Event 7 - Argyll Trophy Intermediate
For Intermediate category dancers aged 13 years and under
Highland Fling: Sword Dance: Sean Truibhas: 1/2 reel of Tulloch
6 medals in each dance

To enter click below
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