The following is for information purposes only. It was reported at the recent meeting of An Coimisiun in Dublin. This information shall be deemed unofficial until the syllabus is distributed later this year. Anything you read here is subject to change and I will not be held responsible should any changes occur. All information is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
The 2011 event will be held over the period of April 16-24 which is really late due to Easter being so late. There is a desire to end the Championships on Holy Saturday to allow people to enjoy Easter at home and/or to enjoy an Easter brunch at the CityWest in southern County Dublin. On-site accomodation will be priced per room rather than per person and all rooms are well sized. A link to the website is included for informational purposes only. Rooms are not ready to be booked yet.
Plans for the competitions include running three halls, all of which will be equal in prestige. The schedule will be tightened up to make better use of the stages to eliminate downtime as much as possible.
The judging system shall remain as it was for 2010 (three rotating panels of five judges) because we are in the second of a two-year term BUT there is an amendment to be aware of.
Due to both popular demand and CLRGs quest to find the best possible judging system, the high and low scores from each round will be dropped - thereby giving a maximum total score per round of 300 and a maximum total championship score of 900. This is on a trial one-year basis.
Ceili teams will be expanded to: u13 u16 u19 and 19&o; regional/national qualifying events do not need to change age groups because of this announcement; mixed figure choreography will only require four boys per team to enter those competitions.
Solo dances are:
LU19 R HP
LU20 SJ TJ
LU21 R HP
L21&O SJ TJ
MU19 R TJ
MU19-21 R TJ
M21&O R HP