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The Western Region

Proudly Sponsors and Presents:

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 3. Novice 8. Highland Fling (4)
2. Pas de Basque & HC 9. Swords (2 & 1)
3. Highland Fling (4) 10. Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)
4. Swords (2 & 1)

2. Beginner 5. Highland Fling (4) 4. Intermediate 11. Highland Fling (4)


6. Swords (2 & 1) 12. Swords (2 & 1)
7. Seann Triubhas (3 & 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 Pre-
Championship or a Championship. Age groups will be determined by entry.

14. Highland Fling (4)


15. Swords (2 & 1)
16. Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)
17. 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 24. 15 Years


22. 11 & under 13 Years 25. 16 & under 19 Years
23. 13 & under 15 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)
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Senior: 1 $100, 2 $75, 3 $50, 4 $30, 5 $20, 6 $10 (per dance)

Contacts
USIR Chairman Fred DeMarse FredDeMarse@chevron.com 310 422 4981
Entries Margo Naismith naismithhd@aol.com 858 592 9228
Competitions Margo Naismith naismithhd@aol.com 858 592 9228
Sponsorship Ann Kellam akellam@firstam.com 415 518 6757
Advertising Catherine Hope Catherine_hope@hotmail.com 714 540 5336
Hotel Brittany Kasha dance@brittanykasha.com 714 496 2267
Outing Linda Armstrong Armstrong.Linda@sbcglobal.net 760 436 4046
Entry Form
Dancer’s Name: ______________________ Birth Date: _______ Age as of 7/27/07: ____
Address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone: _______________ E-mail: ____________________________________
Worldwide Registration #: _____________ Teacher: ____________________________

Competitions Event Numbers Entry Fees


Primary __________________ $20 ________
Pre-Premier __________________ $25 ________
Pre-Championship __________________ $25 ________
Premier National Dance Competition __________________ $25 ________
Southern California Championship __________________ $30 ________
California Laddie Special Event __________________ $15 ________
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.