European Stone Stacking Championship Rules

Rules

Overall Competition

  1. Each event will have points awarded to the top 3 competitors 10 points for first place, 7 points for second place and 4 points for third place
  2. Competitors who are not present at the start time of each competition may miss out on that individual competition.
  3. At the end of all the events points will be added and an overall winner crowned, in the event of a tie there will be a stone stack off to determine the winner, this will be based on the rules of the Balance against the clock competition.
  4. All judges verdicts are final.

Most Stones Balanced Competition

1.Competitors must compete solo.  No outside help can be provided with lifting or moving rocks.
2.  Competitors will have 20 minutes in which to complete their stack.
3.  Competitors are allowed to use footstools or ladders.
4.  Use of any adhesive or outside support system is not allowed.
5.  At the end of 20 minutes, time will be called and competitors must stop stacking.
6.  One point is awarded for each stone balanced vertically the competitor with the most points is the winner.
7.  Interfering with another competitors rock stack is not allowed and will be grounds for disqualification.
8. Competitors may use rocks found on the competition beach.  In no case is throwing or tossing rocks allowed.  Competitors must carry all rocks to and from their stacking area.  Throwing or tossing stones will be grounds for disqualification.
9. The judges may use their discretion to disqualify any competitor at any time for any actions they deem inappropriate to the spirit of the event including, but not limited to, foul language, lewd behavior, and bad sportsmanship.
10. Once a rock has been carried into a competitors stacking area, it may not be removed or used by another competitor, unless specifically approved by the possessor of the rock.

11. Judges decisions are final.

 

Balance Against the clock Competition

  1.  Competitors will compete solo, one at a time.
    2.  Competitors will have 3 minutes to balance a set of rocks pre-selected by the judges on top of each other.
    3.  Each competitor will attempt to balance the same set of rocks. And judges will give points based on degree of difficulty and stones balanced.
    4.  Rocks must remain balanced at the end of time called, to count in the scoring.

 

Artistic Competition

  1.  Competitors will have from 1.45 – 3.30pm in which to create their artistic rock stack.
    2.  Competitors may not use outside help in creating their art.
    3.  Artistic Rock Stacks may contain other natural materials found in the competition area, such as wood, grass, etc., in addition to rocks.  Artistic Rock Stacks must have at least 1 rock stack in its design.
    4.  Artistic Rock Stacks judging will be based entirely on the subjective opinions of the judges.

 

Kids Competition

  1.  Competitors will have from 11.45 – 12.15pm in which to create their artistic rock stack.
    2.  Competitors may not use outside help in creating their art. Parental supervision and spoken support is expected.
    3.  Artistic Rock Stacks may contain other natural materials found in the competition area, such as wood, grass, etc., in addition to rocks.  Artistic Rock Stacks must have at least 1 rock stack in its design.
    4.  Artistic Rock Stacks judging will be based entirely on the subjective opinions of the judges.