Player Selection

The Face-Off will feature 8 players who will be selected from participants in the freestyle competition preliminary round. 4 out of the 8 players will be voted in by the audience of the event, and the other 4 players will be selected by the judges of the freestyle competition. These 8 players will be randomized into a bracket format, in which players will go through a maximum of 3 rounds in order to win the title of Face-Off Champion.

Face-Off Time Lengths

Round 1 – Quarterfinal – Each player will get two 30 second routines, alternating off between each other.

Round 2 – Semifinal – Each player will get two 45 second routines, alternating off between each other.

Round 3 – Final – Each player will get two 1 minute routines, alternating off between each other.

Required Trick Challenge

At the start of each round, each player will be randomly assigned a trick type. This could be things like horizontal, behind the back, double green triangle, etc. At some point during their face-off, the player MUST incorporate that element into their routine – if they fail to do this, they automatically lose the battle. If both players facing off against each other fail to do their required trick, they will both be challenged to do one throw involving that trick and they will be assessed based off only that trick.

Judging Criteria

There will be a panel of 3 or 5 judges who will be evaluating the battle. No clickers, no evaluations here… judges will choose the player who they feel had more interesting and developed tricks, and the required trick challenge will play some role in judges’ assessments.

Music

Music for the battles will be selected by the event organizers.