The Western Region Proudly Sponsors and Presents

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The 2007 United States Inter-Regional Highland Dancing Championship The Southern California Open Highland Dancing Championship The California Laddie Special Dance Event Pre-Championship Competition Premier National Dance Competitions And Primary and Pre-Premier Competitions

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 through Sunday, July 29, 2007 At the Irvine Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California Website: http://usir2007.fusta.us

Friday, July 27, 2007 Primary and Pre-Premier Competitions
1. Primary 1. 16 Pas de Basque 2. Pas de Basque & HC 3. Highland Fling (4) 4. Swords (2 & 1) 3. Novice 8. Highland Fling (4) 9. Swords (2 & 1) 10. Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)

2. Beginner 5. Highland Fling (4) 4. Intermediate 6. Swords (2 & 1) 7. Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)

11. Highland Fling (4) 12. Swords (2 & 1) 13. Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)

Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Dancing will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Pre-Championship Competition
In order to dance in the Pre-Championship, you must never have won a PreChampionship or a Championship. Age groups will be determined by entry. 14. 15. 16. 17. Highland Fling (4) Swords (2 & 1) Seann Triubhas (3 & 1) Strathspey, Highland Reel, & Reel of Tulloch

Registration is at 11:00 a.m. Dancing will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Premier National Dance Competition
Open to all Premier dancers. Age groups will be determined by entry. 18. Scottish Lilt (4) 19. Blue Bonnets (4) 20. Flora MacDonald’s Fancy (4) Registration is at 1:30 p.m. Dancing will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28, 2007 United States Inter-Regional Closed Highland Dancing Championship
USIR Competitors will be entered by their FUSTA Representative for the USIR ONLY

Sunday, July 29, 2007 Southern California Open Highland Dancing Championship
21. 7 & under 11 Years 22. 11 & under 13 Years 23. 13 & under 15 Years 24. 15 Years 25. 16 & under 19 Years 26. 19 Years & Over

Registration for events # 21 – 24 is at 8:00 a.m. Dancing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration for events # 25 – 26 is at 12:00 p.m. Dancing will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The California Laddie Special Dance Event
Open to all Premier dancers. The 6 steps must be danced in sequence. 27. Under 16 Years 28. 16 Years & Over Registration is at 2:00 p.m. Dancing will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Competition Rules
1. This competition weekend is governed by the rules and regulations of the S.O.B.H.D. 2. All dancers must compete in their own category and age group (based upon their age as of 7/27/07 for all competitions except the USIR). 3. Where noted, age groups will be determined by the Dance Committee according to the number of entries. 4. Organizer reserves the right to combine, split, or delete classes the day of the competition, except for the USIR Championship. 5. First dancer to enter will be the last to compete in each category except the USIR on Saturday. 6. Pre-premier category changes –Please notify the dance chairman, Margo Naismith at naismithhd@aol.com prior to June 30, 2007. Changes will not be made on the day of competition. 7. Any dancer not ready when called will forfeit entry in that event. 8. All competitors must be in highland dress to receive awards. 9. Dancers must fill in for Reels as required. 10. Dancers must present SOBHD Registration Card at the time of registration. 11. Judge’s decision is final. Any protest must be in writing, signed, and handed to the Dance Chairman by the end of the competition accompanied by a fee of $30, that would be refundable if the protest is sustained. 12. This is a non-refundable entry fee 13. F.U.S.T.A ID W-38 14. A donation of $2.00 per competitor will go to FUSTA Western Region. 15. PLEASE NOTE: all competitor numbers and tickets will be distributed at the Irvine Marriot Hotel.

Prizes
Medals and Trophies will be awarded for Primary, Pre-Premier, Pre-Championship, and Premier National Dance competitions. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for the California Laddie Special Dance Event. Junior 1st $375, 2nd $250, 3rd $150, 4th $100, 5th $75, 6th $50 Senior 1st $375, 2nd $250, 3rd $150, 4th $100, 5th $75, 6th $50 Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for the Southern California Open Championships. Junior: 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $30, 4th $25, 5th $15, 6th $10 (per dance) st nd rd th th th Senior: 1 $100, 2 $75, 3 $50, 4 $30, 5 $20, 6 $10 (per dance)

Contacts
USIR Chairman Entries Competitions Sponsorship Advertising Hotel Outing Fred DeMarse Margo Naismith Margo Naismith Ann Kellam Catherine Hope Brittany Kasha Linda Armstrong FredDeMarse@chevron.com naismithhd@aol.com naismithhd@aol.com akellam@firstam.com Catherine_hope@hotmail.com dance@brittanykasha.com Armstrong.Linda@sbcglobal.net 310 422 4981 858 592 9228 858 592 9228 415 518 6757 714 540 5336 714 496 2267 760 436 4046

Entry Form
Dancer’s Name: ______________________ Birth Date: _______ Age as of 7/27/07: ____ Address: __________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________ E-mail: ____________________________________ Worldwide Registration #: _____________ Teacher: ____________________________

Competitions Primary Pre-Premier Pre-Championship

Event Numbers __________________ __________________ __________________

Entry Fees $20 $25 $25 $25 $30 $15 ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ _______

Premier National Dance Competition __________________ Southern California Championship California Laddie Special Event __________________ __________________

TOTAL ENTRY FEES

Make checks/money orders payable to “FUSTA West” All overseas and Canadian entry fees should be paid by international money order in U.S. funds. Waiver: In consideration of your accepting this entry, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs assigns, executors, and administrators, waive and release all rights and claims for damages I may have against the USIR 2007, Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA), and Marriott Hotel, and all its agents or representatives, for any/all injuries suffered by me or any member of my family or group at any/all events to be held. _____________________________________ ____________________________________ Signature (Parent, if under 18 years of age) Date of entry receipt (Organizer’s use only)

Please mail all entries with entry money to: Margo Naismith, 14679 Carmel Ridge Rd., San Diego, CA 92128 CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 6/21/07. Late entries (by 7/5/07 only); double entry fee. No phone or e-mail entries will be accepted.