Term and conditions: Grid Games 2019

COMPETITION RULES

• This competition is open to active Virgin Active membership holders in the UK, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Italy, Singapore, Thailand & Australia and who reside in one of these countries.

• To compete in the Grid Games and be eligible for any prizes you will need to be an active Virgin Active member for the duration of the Virgin Active Grid Games.

• To qualify for the prize, the Virgin Active members’ membership and /or account must be in good standing.

• The qualified Virgin Active member must be over the age of 18 years by 18 May 2019.

• The Grid Games is open to active Virgin Active members only. Staff (permanent or part time), tenants, sub tenants, suppliers and independent contractors (GEI) are not eligible irrespective of their membership status.

• Virgin Active and/or their affiliates are not responsible for any injury or damage to participants while participating in the Grid Games.

• All Virgin Active club rules and contract terms and conditions apply.

• By participating in the Virgin Active Grid Games participants acknowledge that they may appear in photographs and/or videos for social media and marketing purposes taken during the Grid Games events.

• By participating in the Virgin Active Grid Games members acknowledge that their name may be used on leaderboards.

• By agreeing to participate in the UK and Global final members acknowledge their name will be published and made public.

• Grid Games Club and UK winners will need to make themselves available for interviews before, during and after the competitions.

• Global Finalists will need to make themselves available for interviews before, during and after the 2019 Grid Games Finals.

• Virgin Active reserves the right to review the Grid Games Club qualifiers’ data, Regionals/Nationals results as well as results obtained at the Global Finals to confirm that the challenge was completed correctly.

• Only results officiated by an official Grid judge will count and their decision will be final.

• Entries are not transferable – you qualify, you compete.

• Acceptance / rejection of your participation at the Regionals/ Nationals and Global Final will be final and cannot be changed after the pre-communicated dates. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS • UK Finalist to compete in the Global Finals must have a valid passport and visa (if required) for travel purposes which will be requested by Virgin Active to confirm bookings.

• Travel to the club qualifiers and the UK Final will be at the member’s own expense. The UK Final will be held in Hackney.

• Virgin Active Head Office will make all travel arrangements on behalf of the UK finalists to attend the Global final in South Africa.

• Travel, accommodation and transfer to and from the hotel and event venue, and a food allowance for the UK finalists, will be covered by Virgin Active. All other expenses need to be covered by the UK finalists.

• Once dates are agreed and booked, transport arrangements cannot be altered. Airline travel will be economy class on airlines of Virgin Active’s choice.

CLUB QUALIFIERS

• Virgin Active Grid Games Club Qualifiers will run from 4 March 2019 to 5 May 2019 in all Virgin Active Clubs across all territories.

• Every Monday night a Grid Games evening will take place in every club.

• To enter, all you must do is pre-book your spot via the app or pre-register on the day with one of the fitness staff in your club.

• You can compete as many times as you want in the Grid challenge during the club qualification period, so you’ll have tons of chances to work your way up the Grid Games leaderboard.

• Only results officiated by an official Grid coach or Virgin Active Staff member will count towards advancing to the UK Final.

• Grid coach or Virgin Active Staff will be responsible for calculating the entrant’s score and submitting it to Virgin Active National Head Office.

• To qualify for the Grid Games UK Final, the top female and male at each club with the highest scores by 5 May 2019 will be selected to take part in the UK Grid Games Final. In the event of the qualifiers not being able to attend the UK Final, or travel to South Africa, the next highest scoring male/female at the club will be invited to participate in their place.

• A member can only qualify once. If a member participates at various clubs across the UK and are the top male/female at more than one club they need to choose which club they will represent at the UK final.

• All Club qualifiers for the UK Final will be notified by Monday 6 May 2019. Competition structure - Club Qualifiers

- The Grid Games consists of back to back competitions.

- Between 2 – 3 members can take part simultaneously in a heat dependent on the club’s equipment availability.

- Each member competing will have one judge that will judge that the correct movement is executed as well as count and calculate their score.

- Each member’s score will be captured on an individual score card.

- It will be the member’s responsibility to ensure that their information is captured correctly on the scorecards.

- Clubs will keep each scorecard for auditing purposes. o Grid Games entrants will need to complete 8 exercises in 4 minutes, officiated by a Grid coach or Virgin Active Staff member.

- The objective: Accumulate as many repetitions/calories as possible within 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Move onto the next exercise. Repeat.

- For the UK Final and Global Final a different format will be used and /or different exercises and equipment.

- Each of the 8 exercises are based on your primal movements.

 1. Pull – Row (calculated by total calories burned)
 2. Push – Push Ups
 3. Move – Grid Corners
 4. Squat – Box Jumps
 5. Bend – Burpees
 6. Move – Grid Sprints
 7. Lunge – Lunges
 8. Twist – 180’s

UK FINAL

• Virgin Active Grid Games UK Final will be held on 19 May 2019.

• The UK Final will be held at Hackney Marches, London.

• Event times will be communicated to the finalists taking part.

• To qualify for the Grid Games Final in South Africa, you must be the fastest male and female from the UK Final.

• All Global Finalists will be notified by 21 May 2019. Competition structure – Regional/National Qualifiers 

- To mix up the next round for all club finalists (whilst still maintaining GRID principles) each competitor must work their way through 6 movement patterns and two locomotion exercises, culminating in a sprint finish.

- Most of exercises remain the same.

- The objective: To complete each exercise with the required repetitions/calories as indicated per station as fast as possible.

- The competition will consist of back-to-back competitions in heats of three contenders. o Contenders will be pre-placed in their respective heats randomly.

- Contenders’ heat numbers, time and lane will be communicated prior to the competition.

- Each member competing will have one judge that will judge that the correct movement is executed, and repetitions are completed before the contender can continue to the next exercise.

- No outside assistance from the judges will be allowed in assisting athletes during the exercises. 

- An electronic timing device and/or hand-held device (stopwatch) will be used to time each contender.

- Contenders will have a maximum of 7minutes to complete the course.

- In the case of equipment malfunction (rower or timing device), the members whose equipment malfunctioned will receive a minimum of a 10-minute break before they get allocated to a different heat.

- For the remaining contenders in that heat, they must continue as this is a time-based competition.

- In the case of an injury, time will not be stopped, and the contender can decide to continue or withdraw.

GLOBAL FINALS

• Virgin Active Grid Games Global Finals will take place in South Africa, Cape Town on 1 June 2019.

• 6 Territories will be competing for the title (SA, UK, AUS, Italy, Singapore and Thailand)

• Venues and start times for the above to be confirmed.

• The protocol for the finals will be released on the 21 May 2019.

• Please note that Virgin Active is not required to have all the equipment for this protocol available in each club.

• The exercises are designed to test your overall speed, power, strength, agility and endurance, which you can train for in all of our facilities. Competition structure – Global Finals

- The Global Finals will follow a knock-out competition table (Heats, Semi-finals and Finals)

- Contenders will be placed in their respective heats based on the times they achieved at the Regional/National Final.

- Each heat will consist of five participants. Ten contenders will qualify for the semi-finals and five for the finals per category.

- The competition will follow the following format: Heats – Semi Finals – Finals. o

- The first two of each heat will progress automatically through to the semi-finals. The two fastest losers will take up the remaining spots in the semi-finals.

- The first two of each semi-final heat will progress automatically through to the finals and the fastest loser.

- There will be 4 male and 4 female heats in the competition.

- Each heat will be timed.

- Each contender will have a designated timekeeper and judge.

- Our judges have been hand-picked and will be a selection of some of our top Personal Trainers in the region and our National Managers. They are the best of the best and they have been briefed and trained on the test protocols prior to the competition.

- Our judges will indicate when you have successfully completed an exercise for you to move on to the next exercise.

- Only results officiated by an official Grid judge or Virgin Active National Manager will count and their decision will be final.

- The exercises will remain the same throughout the competition.

- No outside assistance from the judges will be allowed in assisting athletes during the exercises.

- Contenders will have a maximum of 10 minutes to complete the course. 

- In the case of equipment malfunction (rower or skill mill), the heat will be stopped, and contenders will receive a minimum of a 10-minute break before the heat is restarted. 

- In the case of equipment malfunction (rower or skill mill), the members whose equipment malfunctioned will receive a minimum of a 10-minute break before they get allocated to a different heat. 

-For the remaining contenders in that heat, they must continue as this is a time-based competition. o In the case of an injury, time will not be stopped, and the contender can decide to continue or withdraw.

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