VARIETY 50 POINTS
The judges want to see a variety of moves, throws, rolls, bumps and catches. We want to see you mix it up to impress. Putting on a display using a range of objects and combinations.
CREATIVITY 50 POINTS
We want to see creativity in the form of new ideas. This can be shown through your own style of flair, which is unique to you. Along with the way you put your own spin on your routine, sequences and moves. Try and be different in what you do.
DIFFICULTY 50 POINTS
The more complex your moves and routine the more points you will score. The judges will be looking at the complexity of what you do.
SMOOTHNESS 50 POINTS
Give us performance techniques that make your routine smooth, not choppy, and with good transitions based on your own style. Do your best to do a clean and good flowing routine so that smoothness is maintained throughout.
BALANCE 25 POINTS
Give us a diverse and high-energy performance that utilizes a range of techniques to keep it balanced. Balance your performance and diversity of your routine.
SHOWMANSHIP 25 POINTS
Show us your showmanship! Entertain the crowd and judges and make us feel a part of your time on stage. Incorporate creative, effective and simple showmanship techniques. Ensure you have good presence, demeanor, and confidence and show us you are in command of your performance.
MUSIC 25 POINTS
Music is a huge part of your routine that can impact how the audience and guests perceive your routine. It sets the tone for you and is the first and last thing the audience will remember. Ensure the music balances out the style and moves of your routine so as not to distract the audience from your performance.
COMPOSURE 25 POINTS
Maintaining your composure and staying confident is key. If you are having a good time, then it will show through, and that is what we want to see. Try and manage those nerves and keep calm, try to not let it affect you.
TASTE 25 POINTS
How does it taste? What flavours has it got and how do the ingredients blend together? We want to taste the perfect balanced cocktail.
APPEARANCE 25 POINTS
Give us a visually stunning cocktail. Make use of a garnish, glassware etc.
AROMA 20 POINTS
Does the cocktail give a strong aroma or not. Do the ingredients create an aroma to match?
CREATIVENESS 20 POINTS
We want you to be unique and create something new and different showing off your ideas and creativity.
NAME 10 POINTS
Give your cocktail a name to remember and one that would stand out in the cocktail menu in a bar.
DEDUCTIONS & PENALTIES
SPILL -2 POINTS
Spills count during a flair move, when pouring into a glass, if liquid splashes out of the glass, when item isn’t caught and liquid is inside, or when finished the drink and spinning item after liquid comes out.
DROP -3 POINTS
One drop is for each item dropped. Unless it is a bottle in a shaker or on top, or shakers together it counts as one, unless it splits and comes apart. If an item is knocked off the bar it is a drop.
MISCELLANEOUS -5 POINTS
This could be for anything you do that is not in the norm of bartender etiquette. As well as any missed items when making the drinks, such as a missing garnish, straw, ingredient or napkin.
BREAK -10 POINTS
If a bottle or glass is broken during the routine or breaks after over the station or rolling off the stage, it is counted as a break.
MISSING DRINK -40 POINTS
Drinks must be made and finished in the required time. You will lose points if you fail to produce your drink, as well as missing ingredients.