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2020 Ron Woodward Medley Contest Rules
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RON WOODWARD MEMORIAL MEDLEY  WINDOW CLEANING

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

 

1. Eligibility: IWCA Professional members and their employees are eligible to enter, as are members of national cleaning associations that are corresponding members of the IWCA. Entrants must be fully registered for the convention.

 

2. Entry Fee: Each entrant must have paid the $25 fee.

 

3. Equipment & Materials: Cleaning solutions are prepared according to manufacturer's instructions. Sponsored tools are the only tools that may be used in the competition. Equipment must not be altered in any way. Equipment submitted becomes the property of the IWCA Competition Committee.

 

4. The windows range in size from 9" by 12" to 47" by 76 ½”. Windows may be set up in any order at the discretion of the contest foreman. A deep ledge has been added to one of the upper windows.

 

5. The attempt is judged by expert judges and timed. A contest foreman will oversee the judges, timers, and scorer. In the event of any discrepancy, the contest foreman will make the final determination.

 

6. Procedure: The contest foreman will call each number and the contestant must immediately move on stage. They must signal when ready and the contest foreman will call "3, 2, 1, GO." The tools must be left in the bucket until the contestant has started. . All frames that can be reached from a standing position must be wiped with a sponge or rag. Then using a applicator or sponge each window must be completely wet with cleaning solution. There must be enough solution on the glass so that it is visible to the judges. After properly wetting the glass the contestant may squeegee the window. The two upper windows must be done with poles. Poles are optional on the rest of the windows. Touching up of the windows will not be allowed, however the contestant may re-clean any windows they choose. Chamois, rags, or sponges may be used to wipe the squeegee.

The attempt is finished when all the windows have been properly cleaned and the contestant raises a hand and announces loudly that he or she is done. The winning contestant will have the fewest number of mistakes. If two or more contestants have the same number of mistakes, the lowest time will win. Contestants exceeding three minutes will be disqualified. The foreman will give a 10-second countdown to the three-minute deadline.

 

8. Judges will record a mistake for the following reasons: a frame or portion of frame was not wiped with sponge, an area of glass was not wet with the scrubber, a watermark was left on the glass, etc.

 

9. Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for disqualification. This includes, but is not limited to throwing of tools, excessive intoxication and verbal abuse of others.

10. No contestants will be allowed in the judging area or be allowed to converse with the judges during the contest. This includes questioning judges decisions.