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Editorial, Monika Berger

Editorial, Monika Berger

In each competition year, also in the one that has just ended, new and new elements are added, the performance level of the demonstrated shows and their difficulty has been gradually increasing, both in the field of movement training and in the field of choreography and working with tools. Each competition set deserves the full attention of all judges and their fair assessment of the current performance. That is why it has been reacting for this development by preparing the judges through as sets, seminars and training, and by written testing of the competition rules know ledge in the form of tests.

An important a spect is the formation of a jury, the changing of judges so that they do not evaluate their own competition formations and groups. These trends will be maintained also in the coming competition year.

Development is being upgraded, it has been evaluating not only through records on prepared forms, but new technologies are coming, marks are already being sent over tablets. There is not far the time when the judges’ marks will be published on alight board. This requires speed, flexibility and excellent expert training.

An important role in the evaluation also plays a technical judge. Among the most frequent deductions given by the technical judge are deductions for unsuitable footwear (footwear does not have a sole), for not observing of heels height, missing head wear or its imitation, appears not observing the limit of competition set time, falling parts of clothing, and unpreparedness of music. These mistakes appearrepeatedly, yearly and in case of balanced performances, they of ten move the contestants to medal places.

I wish good training, no injuries, low morbidity, vitality, optimism, the right footwear, complete costumes and flawless performances in the next season.

Monika Berger,
Chief Judge

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Editorial, Josef Doležel

Editorial, Josef Doležel

The turn of the year is usually associated with assessments of the previous one and planning the next year.

The biggest event was yet the Sixth World Championship. The increase in the number of nominated formations and the increasing quality of the performances are the result of hard work from the training to the organization of the top competition, and all those who take part in this competition have my admiration and thanks.

Importantelementsfornomination are not onlynationalchampionships, but alsointernationalberthcompetitions in Majorettes sport, Grand Prix Silesia Ostrava, CZ, the Memorial of JiříNecidVimperk, CZ, the European Championship in Crikvenica, Croatia, Back Together Přerov, CZ, Grand Prix Moscow, Russia, I would like to thank all the participants and the organizers.

By medializingthe Majorettes sport gets public awareness, live broadcast was successful, so was the online stream, competitions were watched by thousands of spectators. For the first time in the history of the development of Majorettes sport, the ČT sport television broadcast live broadcasts of majorettes groups with baton and fringes. The attendance of websites www.ifms-majorettes.comis also increasing.

The new feature for the year 2019 is the World Championship for Performance Class B. This performance class is determined for new entrants who are still being acquainted with all aspects of the Majorettes Sport. To motivate them, it is necessary to compare the results, but with advanced class A performance the comparison is difficult. I fully support the introduction of the lower performance class up to the world championship, I believe that it brings to children and teenagers positive results from the first meeting with Majorettes sport at the chosen level. If this novelty “grabs” and the number of participants increases, then the B-class championship can be held on another date and in another place, in some member country.

I wish to allofmydedicatedcoaches, choreographers, parents, contestants, sponsors and fansofMajorettesSports a lot ofstrength, inspiration and happiness.

Josef Doležel,
IFMSpresident

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For the first time to Moscow

For the first time to Moscow

Our journey, although we prepared us in all possible ways, began with a small complication, a defect in the car. Removing the failure lasted for a while and we were afraid that we will not catch the departure. We arrived at the airport just before closing the check-in counter. The flight was fine, the Moscow was already dark after landing, there was flying against time, the difference was two hours more than just in Prague. A car was waiting for us at the airport and brought us directly to the hotel, which was greeting us by its bright lighting from afar. We were also excited by his interior.

In the morning, there was sightseeing tour of Moscow, in the afternoon we showed the elements at the Masterclass Seminar. First of all, we taught the foreign majorettes, and then we were “trained”, namely by twirling elements specialists Jonathan Orlov from Canada and Jean Michel Ruelle from France.

The next day, the Masterclass Seminar continued in another sports hall, where we were also assisting for our coach, international referee and lecturer Mrs. Monica Berger. At the seminar there were girls from different parts of Russia, some of them travelled to Moscow almost so far away as we did from the Czech Republic. On Sunday, there was expecting a “just” competition for us. There was an evident arising big foreign competition. Girls both from Russia and other participating countries are very skilful.

They were very demanding days, attending the two seminars where we helped Russian majorettes with choreography and taught them new elements, both with the baton and with the pom-pon, the conversation about single elements in a foreign language, that was not quite easy. The competition was time consuming for us, the last starts we did in the late evenings, and we still managed to bring precious metals from all the starts. We were left with a lot of new experiences, friendship, practices, and we can say it was a way of knowledge. We are glad we could take part in the Masterclass, the competition and the whole trip to Moscow.

For MONA Náchod female expedition members: Černá Adéla, Hejčlová Monika, Hejčlová Monika, Kordíková Nora, Kordíková Valérie

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Grand Prix in Majorette Sports in Moscow for the third time

Grand Prix in Majorette Sports in Moscow for the third time

More than 140 formations from 14 clubs and 4 states (Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic and Kyrgyzstan) were registered on the starting list in the order of VII. Grand Prix under the auspices of the International Federation Majrettes Sport.

And the result? “We are looking forward to the world championship in Prague, sounded from the leaders, competing children and would like to
come to the announcers and organizers of the competition.”

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Sport “SHOCK” II

Sport “SHOCK” II

Sport “SHOCK” – collection of educational programs on days VII. Grand Prix of Moscow. Saturday, 17.11. 2018 took part II, from 09:00 h – 21:00 h , continues

a) Majorettes, Monika Bergerová
b) Baton Twirling Yonatan Orlov
c) Baton Twirling Jean Michel Ruell
d) Together IFMS+WBTF

Saturday, as well as Friday, was dominated by Mrs. Monika Berger and her overseer member of the club Náchod: Monika Hejčlová, Alena Ouředníková, Nora Kordíková, Valerie Kordíková, Adéla Černá

The girls demonstrated elements according to the Majorette sport rules. It was really challenging.

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Sport “SHOCK”

Sport “SHOCK”

Sport “SHOCK” – collection of educational programs on days VII. Grand Prix of Moscow. Friday, 16.11. 2018 took part I, from 09:00 h – 21:00 h
a) Individual training
b) Master-clasess
c) Lecture for trainers

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Thank you WCH2018

Thank you WCH2018

“My words cannot express the joy of today’s broadcast at CT sport and the promotion of MajorettesSport. The wind blowing into the sails of the ship you are driving is gaining even more on the strength and directionappearing the new horizon. Appropriately, “hat down” before your work, as well as the diligence of majorettes, the creativity of the choreographers, the conscientiousness of the organizers, the objectivity of the jury people, the articulacy of the commentators, the honesty of the online stream and the devotion of the fans ”

Filip Ruml, Juventus Karviná

“We would like to thank you for the perfect experience and great organization of the whole WCH contest. Because we have attended the competition days as perindividualcategories and therefore it was not possible for us to go everybody at once as a team, so we had the opportunity to experience the organization on almost every competition day. All went smoothly how desired. Broadcasting, moderators, times, no useless delays, even the continuous rating did not slow downanything (great performance), really “hat down”. I believe there would be critics, as always, but criticism is good, it moves us further to improve. This as the team that is also the organizer, both of its own competitions and the qualifying round of the Czech Championship, namely in much smaller scale, we know, and we can say what we are talking about. Full preparation and organization is very demanding. Once again, great thanks and with the wish of much power to further years, bye-bye”

Tomáš a a Hana Hozovi, Charlie Hradec nad Moravicí

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The Královka Sports Hall will belong to majorettes

The Královka Sports Hall will belong to majorettes

The Královka Sports Hall, nad Královskou oborou in Prague – Bubenec, will belong on 21st-25th August to Majorettes Sport. The start of each competition day is always at 9am. At the start, three thousand majorettes will take turns in five days, in twenty disciplines and four age categories.

Majorettes have long been balancing between culture and sport. The original march step was gradually replaced by elements of dance sport, modern gymnastics, ballet, have improved movement training, choreography and compulsory work with equipment.The largest representation has a stick (baton) but also a fringe (pom-pom), the interest has gained flag(banner). Newly mace is classified. (Mace is a type of weapon that is rarely used today for real combat (fighting), but its replicas serve as a symbol of authority in festive ceremonies.) In the eastern countries, the name of bulava is used, the commander’s mace of the Cossack´s county representative, The mace in connection with the Jan Žižka picture is known in our country, editor´s note.)

MajorettesSport is a non-Olympic sport and belongs to girls aged from the age of 8, upper, fourth age category is unlimited. Typical colorful and glittering costumes, including headwear, mostly in the form of a garrison capor its imitation, to those adapted costumes and make-ups, are typical for majorettes. The footwear covers the whole foot, for the older girls are prescribed high-boots (ladies´ high boots).

The largest expedition is made by domestic majorettes. In the Czech Republic, this sport is very popular, it has an increasing tendency. Prague is a beautiful city, by transport available, so the championship also is held just here. The Majorettes from Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Belarus, but also from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will take part(this year for the first time the Asia Championship took place). Participation in this non-Olympic sport is directly dependent on the financial capabilities of clubs andon time issuing of visa and arranging of other necessities.

All five competition days will be possible to be watched via the Internet, co called live broadcasting(on-line stream), available at www.ifms-majorettes.com, live broadcast on August 24th at CT Sport. On this station, also a record from the entire competitionwill be broadcast.

The championship is held with financial support and sponsorship of the Prague City Hall and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Photo: M. Šach, AF

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Lion edition #WCH2018

Lion edition #WCH2018

This year’s, already 6th WCH Majorettes Sport in Prague will appreciate by minted medals from a special edition designed directly to this event, after all like every year. This edition is, however, really exceptional. We introduce you a lively lion edition!

Let’s start with the back side this time. The view and it causes lots of questions. The dominant are two lion tails, one of them has already crossed its borders and the other is in the same direction. So, as some of the contestants in Majorettes Sport. The two-tails lion is well-known element in connection with the Czech Republic. He appeared in the Czech emblem already in 12th century and its Honorable place has still been holding on to the state emblem. If we are talking about an emblem, are you thinking that the shape of the medal reminds us of an emblem or a coat of arms? Rightly, it’s so! Assimilation of the medal to the emblem of Czech statehood deserved a significant this year´s anniversary 100 years since the Republic was founded. As a reminder of this jubilee it appeared the year 1918 in the upper left corner – the year when there was founded historically the first Republic in the territory of the Czech lands. The medal must not miss the exact date, title, WCH Majorettes Sport year and venue. Linking of front and back side forms the official already traditional international logo of the world championship (World & Majorettes x Majorettes & World). How do you like this element? How about trying to take a photo of some detail through “leaky” logo? 🙂

A significant part of the front is the IFMS logo as an International organization covering up this spectacular competition. Also there we can see a shift compared to the medals of previous years, in the form of colored IFMS letters. The logo is surrounded by the tool that is in the majorettes sport abundant. Batons and pom-poms are called alpha omega of this sport. This is confirmed by the baton rising in the top part of the medal and holding the important function of the medal. Yes, we are talking about the little ear in which the ribbon is captured. We get so to the last part of the medal. It is elegant and delicate, just like Majorettes Sport itself. Paint of the ribbon can associate in you fire in these sweltering summer days. But the truth is that it depicts the lion’s pride, thus the lion’s mane. If it will lie on your chest, the chest of your children or wards, your mail friends or female friends, It will be not only their pride, but also the proof of a successful path they have been going to and which they follow hard to their goal.
… like a king of animals to his prey.

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