Trampoline Canterbury Interclub:  Trampoline and Double Mini Championships



Background:  The T.C.I. # Series has been running since 2010 and has been an important part in the promotion and development of the sport in Canterbury. Initially it was just the three Christchurch clubs (ICE, CSG and Olympia) that participated but for the last 4 years we have welcomed Dynamic of Ashburton as the 4th Canterbury club. We have seen many other South Island clubs compete over the years, they are always welcome, but not eligible for the overall trophies awarded at the end of each year.  Each of the three Christchurch based clubs host one of the series,  ICE Term 1, CSG Term 3, and Olympia Term 4. Term 2 sees ICE host the Primary and Intermediate Schools championships so there is a Recreational competition available each term.

The T.C.I. competitions are split into 3 different categories, Badge, Age and International.

BADGE Competition Rules

Badge has 4 divisions, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Competition has Trampoline and DMT events in each division, with the athletes DMT level the same as Trampoline. Boys and Girls compete separately and there is no restriction on age at any of the levels. 

Trampoline event consists of two 10 bounce routines, the first being the set badge routine (available on the ICE website) and the second being a voluntary that can be a repeat of the set routine. Athletes cannot perform, in their voluntary routines, the limiting factor skills from higher grades.

DMT event consists of two, two skill passes.

GNZ rules of competition generally apply but the Judges at this level are very aware of development and encouragement factors for young and inexperienced athletes. There is no specific uniform required. The number of judges per panel, is flexible, but all must have a minimum GNZ judging qualification.

AGE Competition Rules

Age groups as follows, -8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17+.  Boys and Girls compete separately. Trampoline and DMT are separate events.

The Trampoline event consists of two routines, Set and Vol. Total score wins. Age group set routines are available on the GNZ website. TOF and HD will be used in Age and International competitions.

DMT event has 3 passes, total score wins. No minimum or maximums apply.

INTERNATIONAL Competition Rules

Divisions as follows, Youth, Sub Junior, Junior and Senior. Male and Female compete separately. Trampoline and DMT are separate events.

Trampoline event consists of 2 routines, Set and Voluntary. Set requirements as per GNZ rules. Currently HD and TOF are not used in calculated score but this may change in 2019.

DMT event has 3 passes, total score wins. No minimum or maximums apply.

Overall individual Trophies

Awarded at the end of T.C.I.# 3  to the athletes that have accumulated the most points in the 3 competition series in each level and division. Red badge Trampoline Boys, Red Badge Trampoline Girls, Red Badge DMT Boys, Red Badge DMT Girls, and so on thru age and International.

Points in each competition are allocated as follows:

1st – 8 points, 2nd – 7, 3rd – 6, 4th – 5, 5th – 4, 6th – 3, 7th – 2,  every other competitor, 1 point.

Equal points for ties, the addition of the points from all three competitions throughout the year  will determine the overall winner. First equal points athletes are both awarded trophies.

If an athlete moves up a grade or level, EG red to blue, they carry up half of their points. Same applies moving from badge to age, age to international.

Athletes must compete in at least 2 out of the 3 competitions to be eligible for the overall trophies and compete for one of the 4 Canterbury clubs.

Overall Club Team Trophy

Results taken from the individual overall trophies. Club points are awarded as follows.

First: 5 points, Second: 3 points, Third: 1 point.

Winning club awarded the Canterbury Interclub Shield.

History of winners:

ICE:  2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019, & 2020.

Olympia: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

ICE & Olympia (Joint Winners) 2017

Competition Dates are displayed on the ICE website at the beginning of each year.

Standard entry fee is currently $30, payment on the day. Advanced entry numbers/names are not required but an indication of attendance and approx. numbers is always appreciated by the host club. Promotional flyers are always provided around one month prior to the clubs who are likely to attend. All clubs attending are required to bring judges, level and number can be negotiated with the host club.


In 2019 the AGE Group division of TCI # 1 (hosted by ICE Trampoline) was a National Championships qualifier. This was due to Superbounce (March 9/10) being an International only competition. TCI # 2 and TCI # 3 will not be National qualifiers. The entry fee for the AGE group division in TCI # 1 will be higher than standard due to the extra GNZ requirements for competition and there will be no international division. Points for the overall series will be taken from Superbounce.

NB: This does not apply in 2020 due to Covid 19.