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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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Separation; Back Together

Separation; Back Together

It is said that separation separates, but in some cases it can be quite the opposite. Sometimes, separation can be also inspiration for something new and subsequent reunion can also be the basis for further development.

And the competition in Přerov was the proof.

In the competition area, they reunited after nearly twenty years – BACK TOGETHER – the majorettes of the two oldest Czech majorettes organizations, whose representatives in 1994 laid together the cornerstone of the nationwide majorettes competitions in the Czech Republic, which under the joint baton lasted until 1999.

The concept of the Majorette has undergone a different development in each of the organizations over the next 20 years, which was evident in the variability of the competition sets, when we throughout the day during could see the formation of the so-called Majorettes Sport, which is represented by ČFMS(Czech Federation Majorettes Sport) and which is based mainly on dance rendering in connection with the work with the Majorette baton, and on the other hand the concept of the so-called classical majorettes, based especially on the march in combination with the twirling work with the baton, which is SMTČR – NBTA.

According to the reactions of the audience and the subsequent judging of the jury, it was clear that both concepts of the majorette has its own charm and everyone can choose his style. But mainly, on all the contestants there was seen that this sport is being done with love, great setting and enthusiasm, and it was and is the main connecting element of all majorettes.

I am very pleased to be able to participate in this unique event and participate in her organization, and I firmly believe that it was not just a one-time meeting, but that we are at the start of a new stage – BACK TOGETHER.

Ing. Michaela Holmanová
director of the BACK TOGETHER competition
representing the President of SMTČR-NBTA

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Application / Registry WCH2018

Application / Registry WCH2018

Dear presidents and all, Additional entries (after deadline) on WCH can still be sent to the following disciplines and age categories:
FLAG cadet solo
FLAG cadet duo-trio
FLAG junior duo-trio
FLAG junior mini
FLAG junior stage
Flag senior stage
2 BAT cadet duo-trio
2 BAT junior mini
MIX cadet duo-trio
MIX junior duo-trio
MIX cadet mini
CLASSIC junior stage
SHOW senior stage
POM MARCH senior
POM grandsenior mini
BAT grandsenior stage
In the event that additional applications do not meet the appropriate discipline and age category to a minimum, incomplete disciplines and age categories will be merged or abolished.

Best regards
Ing. Josef Doležel

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7. GRAND PRIX MAJORETTES SPORT 2018

7. GRAND PRIX MAJORETTES SPORT 2018
Previous year: 2018/2 GP 2018/2

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ECH in Crikvenica for the third time

ECH in Crikvenica for the third time

As in previous years, XIIIth European Championship Majorettes Sport (ECH) took place on the Adriatic Coast, in Crikvenica, in the City Sports Hall. The local organizer was Hrvatsko Udruženje Mažoret Timova (HUMT), Ičići, the promoter of the competition International Federation Majorettes Sport (IFMS), Prague, CZ.

This year took down an increase of 60 formations compared to the previous year and reached the number 440. On the starting lists, competitors from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and domestic from Croatia were registered. At the opening ceremony, the flags of the present states, the EU flag, as well as the ECH, HUMT and IFMS flags were carried. The competition was officially opened by Vlado Palac, the director of the competition.

The program was put together in such a way that the results could be announced after each discipline. This was welcomed with enthusiasm by the contestants because they were more likely to enjoy a stay on the Adriatic Sea.

For the four competition days, the atmosphere was very friendly in the hall, the audience applauded good performances. The entire competition was running according to the timetable, without any problems, and did not meet any aspect that could negatively affect the competition.

The jury composed of judges from Croatia, Czech Republic and Russia evaluated the contestants, the main judge was Mrs. Monika Bergerova, CZ. In numbers, none of the judges had any dominance.

AMA Opava was the largest in the number of formations, and was deservedly awarded by the IFMS Cup for the support of the development of Majorettes Sport.

Program of the XIIIth year was enriched with collective photography with the IFMS inscription, the term of taking photos was taken on the second competition day in the morning, before the start of the cadets. Due to their age in the competition, cadets are always less represented, but with the support of majorettes competing in other days, the photography has become unique and interesting.

The final ceremony, as well as the official opening, was attended by V.I.P. guests, Mr. Damir Rukavina, Mayor of the city, declared the competition as finished.

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VI. Grand Prix Majorettes Sport (GP)

VI. Grand Prix Majorettes Sport (GP)

Pazardzhik, a town near Plovdiv (Bulgaria’s second largest city), was the host of VIth Grand Prix in Majorettes Sports (GP). The local organizer was the Municipal Children’s Complex. The competition was held in the days of the Sun Besparroza Festival, the Majorettes Festival. Practice has shown it to be a deliberate connection. While during the GPs competed higher performance classes formations, the festival belonged to everyone.

The competition was held in the sports hall Vasil Levski, named after the national hero, besides the marching parade, which was organized in the town center, in the street in front of the office building. The opening parade of the Majorettes with their colorful costumes and the number of competition groups was a nice trailer for the upcoming contest.

The jury was composed of Bulgarian and Czech judges. It has being evaluated according to IFMS rules. For the Czech judges, such a rating is a matter of course, while for the Bulgarian judges is such rating still a new one. The going through of the training course organized in the previous two years was a good investment, and Bulgarian judges are well on the way to become members of IFMS judges.

Competitors’ performances were different such the ones as in any other competition, but important is what individuals and whole groups will take from their performances comparisons and how they will work with acquired knowledge. The audience that watched the contest were appreciating by amazement and applause the performances they liked, regardless of whether it was an own competitor or a foreign one. The audience was making complete not just the competitive atmosphere, but especially in such instant way during the performance of the competition sets, they appreciated demanding and well-done elements, which is motivating for the competitors. The Czech expedition has admired by opponents the performances with the fringe (pom), especially with the senior members of the local group Mystery. The competition formations were awarded not only with medals, but also with the advancement to the European and World Championship. Formations that had already been awarded with the advancement from the national championships have only defended their nominations.

The organizers, as an accompanying program for the majorettes with a multi-day stay, organized a discotheque in the social hall of Hotel Forum. The Bulgarian Majorettes have mastered folk rhythms and convinced the knowledge of their culture in this area. The Czech girls learned in turn their step variations. The disco with its female participants was a great gift from the organizers and certainly contributed to the knowledge of the culture of the organizing country.

“The Forum hotel board was comfortable, we did not expect such comfort. The food was continental, tasted us more than in Croatia. The competition hall was good, we liked the big grandstand. The outdoor marching parade was nice, it was a change for us. The weather turned out well, the audience was gathering around the route and it had a different atmosphere than in the hall”, said the participants of the trip: Michaela Horska, Klara Szarovska, Eliška Fojtíkova

We would like to thank once again for all the clubs that have used the offer and have been part of the Czech GP representation in Bulgaria. The President of IFMS appreciated the demands of the trip and gave all the formations the opportunity to take part in the World Championships in Prague. Congratulations.

For the Czech Federation of Majorettes Sport Marta Pavelkova
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Views from Bishkek

Views from Bishkek

Dear and nice supporters of Majorettes Sport,

let me give you some insights on the journey to Kyrgyzstan, the capital of this Central Asian Republic, Bishkek. The prior born ones, they still remember that the capital was named Frunze, after the revolutionary and the Soviet politician. The original name was returned to the city in 1991. It is a relatively young city, lined with mountains, it was founded in 1825. It is built in the style of socialist realism, we find here the local variation on Big Ben, in the square in front of the museum there is a statue of freedom, under the giant flag take turns the guard, there is also the American University for Central Asia. The name of the city means “place under mountains” and has about 1 million inhabitants, the official languages are two, Kyrgyz and Russian are spoken here.

On the first day after the arrival, on Friday, the seminar was held at the school gymnasium – “masterclass”. During an interview with the headmaster, I found out that the school had 2,400 pupils, going to school 6 days a week, but this is balanced by summer holidays of 3 months. There were 80 applicants registered to the masterclass, in fact more than a hundred candidates came to the hall. Leading such a number of people is exhausting for the lecturer even though there was sound system, including the microphone. The training time was stretched at the wish of the children to practice the common composition “Hooray majorettes”. This composition was performed by the contestants on Sunday after the competition ending, for the first time in Asia. For us, there was an unusual number of boys, both in training and in competition, forming whole groups.

The Saturday Summit of New Sports, held in the congress hall of the Hotel Imperial, was based on a presentation of representatives of individual sports and countries. The hall had a congressional seat arrangement, a screen area and a high-quality sound system, and there was spoken predominantly Russian.

The competition itself took place in the modern sports hall of Gazprom. The local organizer was Oksana Polianichko, President of the Federation of Majorettes Sport and Baton Twirling. The performances of the contestants were different, the tradition of Majorettes Sport is in Asia far from as wide as in Europe. The success of the championship is that the Championship was held, that there is interest in Majorettes Sport and that it brings together children from different countries and continents with different cultures and religions.

Traveling to the center of the Asian continent is not a cheap thing for us, but the support and spread of Majorettes Sport through practical demonstrations and personal participation is necessary for further development. Each of our “missions” is an investment and contribution for the future. I strongly hope that our journey was not useless, that it will help us in the next practice and the adoption of the rules and that we will soon see the results on the gymnasts. We took place the “mission” to Asia already two years ago, then to Kazakhstan, the capital of Almata. However, we did not meet with the participantsofseminarat that time in the Bichkeek Championship.

Josef Doležel, IFMS president

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The Summit

The Summit

In the congress hall of the Imperial Hotel, in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, took place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the first summit for new sports in Asia:

Majorettes sport (sporting majorettes)
Baton twirling
Cheerleading
Rope skipping

In the Summit Program, delegates presented the content and focus of their organizations that guaranteeing the new sports.

International Federation Majorettes Sport (IFMS) delegation, Mr. Josef Doležel, president, Marta Pavelková, vice president and Monika Bergerová, member of the committee, presented the video of ČT Sport from the 5th World Championship, the Broadcasting of Winners from Mr. Ondřej Veselý and the IFMS Rules with video demonstrations.

IFMS also handed over with commemorative items that have been gladly accepted of the delegatesand perhaps contributed to the promotion of Majorette Sports

The summit was organized and led by Oksana Poljaničko, President of the Asian Federation of Sports Majorettes and Twirling Baton.

Thank you Oksana, it was spectacular!

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