UNAA Rules for the 2019-2020 – Season 5
This guide helps summarize ANG and UNAA rules and guidelines so that ANG Gyms and members have an easier time knowing the key points to be in the ANG and UNAA!
State Qualifiers will be held by all ANG (Australia Ninja Games) qualified gyms at dates of their choosing based upon scheduling availability with UNAA. Each Area qualifier will advance the TOP 3 boys and TOP 3 girls in each category or TOP 50% female and TOP 50% male. Depends on which one has the highest amount (i.e. only 4 male, top 3 go and if there is 12 male, 6 go).
Regionals will advance the TOP 3 from each class (category) to World Finals.
In the Event of a TIE, all athletes in a qualifying position will move on and those that move into a qualifying position because of the TIE will also move on.
Ninja Gym Competition Format
In order to be considered for a State Qualifying gym, each gym must have a minimum of at least 7 of the following obstacles: Please note that this list can be updated at any time.
Quintuple Steps, Salmon Ladder, Double Salmon Ladder, Lache Bars, Rope Climb, Rolling Log, Cliff Hanger, Unstable Bridge, Warped Wall, Rock Wall, Floating Doors, Rope Swing, Jumping Bars, Pipe Slider, Peg Board, Balance Tank, Cargo Net, Devil Steps, Ring Toss, Jumping Spider, Swing ladder, Body Prop, Rumbling Dice, Spider Flip, Door Knob Grasper, Flying Bar, Spider Climb, Grip Junction, Invisible Ladder, Pole Graspers, Balance beam, Slack Line, Silk Sliders, Balance steps, Wing Nuts, Flying Squirrel, Ring Hop, Spinning log, Balance bars.
Gyms are expected to have a waiver, insurance and an acceptable level of safe and padded fall areas.
Each Area Qualifying gym may create their own course using between 7 and 15 obstacles total. All gyms will be using Ninja Master Scoring system. www.ninjamasterapp.com
The ANG (UNAA) point system for scoring.
There will be a maximum of 3 Fails per course. After 3 Fails, the athletes run is over. They may finish the course but will not receive a score for the remaining obstacles. Their time will end with the last Obstacle Completed. Each Obstacle will be worth 1 point for full completion. For more difficult obstacles, each obstacle can be worth 2 points and have a halfway point, which must be clearly marked with a tape mark or other. Completion of halfway is worth 1 point.
The score is then determined by points gained, and time of a full run. Points are the highest priority when determining the final score with time being second priority. Most points, with fastest time wins. We no longer will offer a RETRY. Finish or fail an obstacle and move on to the next.
This deters athletes that want to Skip the difficult obstacles but will reward those that at least TRY to get one point.
ALL athletes must begin at the starting point of each obstacle (i.e. trampoline; box; platform; starting line) before moving on to next obstacle.
This point system was designed to encourage athletes to try the obstacles instead of skipping to get a faster time, as to stay within the boundaries of fair play.
ALL TWO-POINT OBSTACLES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED FOR THE HALFWAY POINT WITH TAPE OR SOME CLEAR INDICATOR.
What is Fail?
If it is a 1-point obstacle, and they do NOT complete the obstacle, it is a FAIL.
If it is a 2-point obstacle, and they do NOT get to the Halfway Mark, it is a FAIL, but if they get to or surpass the halfway mark and fall before completing obstacle it is NOT a fail. It is awarded as a 1-point completion. A complete obstacle, 2 points.
Participating Athletes (All Classes)
Participants must be UNAA members before Worlds, or they cannot qualify to move on. To be members, click on this link below: https://ninjamasterapp.com/app/leagues/UNAA/sign_in
YOU ONLY NEED TO BE A UNAA MEMBER IF YOU ARE COMPETING AT WORLDS
You must be 6 or older to compete in ANG. Age is determined on how old they are on August 1, 2019 for ALL age groups.
All athletes for the 2019-20 Season 5 shall compete in their appropriate class. Any athlete in the age group classes may move up to the next age group if they so choose. Once they have moved up to that class, they must remain in that class for the duration of the year.
Athletes may compete in more than one class. Example: 40+ may compete in Pro or Amateur also, but must PAY for two classes, but only run the course once, using that score for both. Any youth age group may also compete in an Amateur or Pro Class but must PAY for two classes. If 50% or more of the course is different for their age group, they will run both courses.
Although athletes may compete in multiple classes, if they qualify in both categories for UNAA World Finals, they must CHOOSE which class to compete in at Finals.
9 and Under Boys
9 and Under Girls
11 and Under Boys
11 and Under Girls
13 and Under Boys
13 and Under Girls
15 and Under Boys
15 and Under Girls
(16+ now go to Adult classes)
Over 40 Men
Over 40 Women
Any Adult (15 or older) may compete in Pro Class or Amateur class.
Amateur to Pro – If you were an Amateur in UNAA and made Top 5 at the UNAA World Finals, you must now compete as a PRO.
If any qualified PRO athlete violates these rules and is “competing down” into the Amateur classes, they will be disqualified from the competition and required to forfeit all earnings.
Gym Personnel (owners, and employees) can compete in ANG state and national qualifiers at their own gym. Any gym personnel competing in their own State Qualifier or Regional MUST run FIRST in their own competition AND must not test or be involved in the design of course.
ANG gyms will have obstacles marked clearly with a marking device to determine the start and finish of each obstacle and halfway mark, to ensure competitors full knowledge of the course, and will also provide a walk-through of each course. Athletes will need to CLEAR the end-marker, this decision resides with the Head Judge at each qualifier.
World Finals will be judged by designated personal of the UNAA.
General Course Rules:
Courses must contain at least 3 upper body, 3 lower body obstacles and one balance obstacle.
Courses are not to be revealed until the day of competition.
Max times can be set. This will be determined at the beginning of the competition.
Supporting Structure of obstacles may not be used at any time. This is defined by the Head Judge. Some examples of support structure are, chains supporting grips, material holding obstacle together, Eyebolts holding grips to chains, or anything else that would be considered NOT part of an obstacle.
Performance Enhancement Items
The ANG allows general climbing chalk and general athletic tape to assist competitors. Competitors will be allowed to wear chalk bags on the course. However, each chalk bag will be considered part of your persons. Gyms may also provide chalk.
Q: If there is a Tie for a qualifying position, does the next person move up?
A: In the case of a Tie both competitors qualify and the next person in line may be moved up also. (accept at World Finals)
Q: If a competitor is an Employee, does he have to run 1st in the class or 1st for the day?
A: Employees Must run 1st in the day so that ANY competitor not from the gym can see how an employee will run the course.
For more information, click below for UNAA rules.