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Code of Points – Bars
Every college bar routine begins from a 9.40 base start value. Special Requirements and Difficulty Bonus are routine elements added to that base value. The Up to the Level requirements are deductions taken and do not affect the start value. Note that there are a variety of ways to avoid the UTL deduction.
Minimum two bar changes
No difficulty restriction
Minimum two flight elements
Two Cs; a D or E and a B; cannot include dismount
One turning element
Minimum C; cannot include dismount
Minimum C; if preceded by same two As or Bs, -0.1 (ex. two giants)
Up to the Level
Must include one of the below
Single bar release minimum D
Any E release (ex. Bhardwaj)
Minimum two D releases (ex. Shaposhnikova and Pak)
Minimum any two E skills
Minimum D, or C in connection (ex. blind full to double tuck)
*Uncharacteristic elements are those not defined in the table of elements. Ex. standing on the high bar. **Ex. Bail to handstand downgraded to bail. ***If the gymnast puts weight on her hands, it is a fall and 0.50 deduction.