NINTH ANNUAL

N.B.T.A. MASS. CLASSIC OPEN CONTEST

N.B.T.A. MASSACHUSETTS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SanctioN # 8174 & 8175

Saturday, April 8, 2017

deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

location: Holyoke Community College

 

 

LINEUP

  • Click here for the morning/individual events lineup.

  • Click here for the team/rhythmic twirl/collegiate halftime solo lineup (afternoon).

RESULTS

FACEBOOK LIVE

  • Follow us on FaceBook Live for broadcasts throughout the event!  www.facebook.com/GangiKupras

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURING:

  • Advanced Solo Championships qualifying for the "Big One" (National Majorette contest).

  • Many Individual and Group events -- bring home a State Championship title to your home, studio, and town! 

  • Olympic-style awards ceremony at end of individual competition, celebrating all competitors.

  • Open to all twirlers in Massachusetts.  No membership required for National Baton Twirling Association events!

MASS. CLASSIC FEATURING:

  • Many Individual events offered, including College Miss Majorette-Style Solo, 3-Baton, Beg. & Adv. Best Appearing, Baby events, as well as Special Novice Solo for those who have never won a first place in Solo. 

  • ** new this year ** Boys Interview!

  • Open to all twirlers, from everywhere! 

  • No membership required to compete in a National Baton Twirling Association sanctioned competition.

UNIQUE AWARD

  • Twirlers love this!!  All individual competitors in open & state* events will receive a Commemorative Plaque.  Plates will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place AND for participation in each event entered!  Participants in "Baby" events will not receive plaques/plates -- medals will be awarded for these events.

  • The plaques will be PERSONALIZED with the athlete's name!!

  • i.e. Win first place in Intermediate Solo, second place in Beginner X-Strut, and no placement in Beginner Basic March - receive 3 plates - "Intermediate Solo-1st Place", "Beginner X-Strut-2nd Place", "Basic March-Participant" - and display them all on your Commemorative Plaque.

  • * Top winners in Adv., Int., Beg. & Nov. State Solos, and Adv. State Strut will receive alternate prize instead of plate.

OTHER FEATURES:

  • Event T-Shirt (see below):

              

  • Awards for teams and corps

 

BROCHURE & REGISTRATION

  • Click here to download contest brochure and open using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  This will have all the general information that you require such as directions, schedule and more.

  • Online registration for this event is open.

  • Baton Coaches, get the combo registration form/roster here for team registration for this event.  Click here for pdf version, and here for Word version. 

    • As with Coach of the Year, we will again be asking you to upload your team music to a Dropbox folder which will be set up for your team alone.  Our goal is to provide a more enjoyable experience for coaches and fewer technical difficulties.

      • Please notify us via email, FB msg or other and we'll set up the folder.  If it is the same music as was used for Coach of the Year, we can hold on to that file, just let us know.

      • Include in the file name the

        • abbreviated team name

        • event

        • division

        • age and

        • song title, and

      • Please indicate on the entry form/roster the song title.

      • PREFERRED FILE FORMAT -- MP3. 

      • Music files need to be uploaded by March 27.

      • Coaches will also be required to bring a CD or mp3 player with their own music as backup.

      • At this time we are only requesting team music. If we schedule any individual events during teams we will notify the individuals and their coaches.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS - RESERVE NOW:

Reserve early

  • Info to book Hampton Inn for State:
    Group rate: $114 plus tax, includes on-the-run breakfast, free wireless, indoor pool, nearby mall & restaurants.

    ONE-CLICK LINK:

    http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/E/ENFLDHX-MAT-20170406/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

    Once you have clicked on the link, you will see a Pink shaded box in the middle of the screen.
    In the lower right hand corner of the pink box, you will see a shaded box “Book a Room” Click this box.
     
    This will take you to the customized reservation page.
    You can then make your reservation.

    BOOKING CODE:
    Use this link to access the Website:
     enfieldsuites.hamptoninn.com

    On the left side of the web page, enter your check in and check out dates.

    Click the “add special rate codes” enter the following three letter code in the “Group Code” box and the preferred rate will show up…MAT

    Cutoff date: March 25 or when room block is full!

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