CREW REGISTRATION

The 5 vs. 5 b-boying battle at Soul on Top Volume X is an open competition. All crews have to register in order to participate. We do not invite crews.

Check out the: Registered Crews.

Crews are registered on a first come first served basis. There are two important exceptions from the registration on a first come, first served basis. With these exceptions we would like to motivate very good crews from abroad to participate at Soul on Top Volume X.

Firstly we reserve six spaces for crews that receive support from the Travel Fund. The crews to receive support from the Travel Fund have to apply for support and will be chosen by a commission of the AbsTracks Association.

Secondly we reserve an additional two spaces for very good crews from abroad. These two spaces will be held open for very good crews that travel far but receive no support from the Travel Fund. The two spaces will be assigned by the commission that is also responsible for the Travel Fund.

REGISTER YOUR CREW

To register your crew for Soul on Top Volume X, download the Registration Form, fill it out and send it to: info@soulontop.ch.

Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail. Unless you have received a confirmation, your registration is not complete.

Click here to download the: Registration Form.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

You are responsible for organizing and financing your trip to Soul on Top, including accomodation and food. We don't organize or finance your trip to Soul on Top and we don't organize or finance accomodation or food. If you cannot pay for your journey to Soul on Top Volume X you can apply for help from the Travel Fund.

You are responsible for insurance coverage. We deny responsibility for injuries.

You are responsible for valid travel documentation. In case you need a visa to travel to Switzerland we may write you a letter of invitation.

RULES

  • 1. No touching.
  • 2. Don't endanger other dancers.
  • 3. Let others finish and wait your turn.
  • 4. Respect the judges' decisions.
  • 5. Don't be late.
  • 6. Respect, take care and have fun.
  • FIRST PRIZE

    The winner gets CHF 1000.- (onethousand Swiss Francs).

    NEW: ENLARGEMENT TO 48 CREWS

    Up to 48 crews will be able to participate at the tenth edition of Soul on Top. We have decided to enlarge the battle system because we want to keep Soul on Top an open competition where everyone who wants to participate, can participate. We want Soul on Top to be a battle that is easy to enter but hard to win.

    In the long run we are aiming at a battle system with 64 crews strictly held in K.O. mode over six rounds. Because we don't want to make the change to 64 crews in one step we are at first enlarging the battle system to 48 crews. The enlargement to 48 crews requires that we hold battles with three crews in the first round. We are aware that battles with three crews make the competition slightly less fair but we hold its alternative abandoning the K.O. mode and holding a show round to select for example the best 16 crews to be even less fair. At Soul on Top there are no show battles, if you win a battle you get to the next round.

    More about our reasons for the enlargement: Open Letter

    BATTLE MODE

    The battle is a 5 vs. 5 b-boying battle. Each crew has to be made of five b-boys or b-girls. Up to 48 crews will be able to participate. The battle is held in K.O. mode. In the first round there will be battles with three crews, but there will be no show battles. After each battle the victorious crew will advance to the next round.

    The 5 vs. 5 b-boying battle consists of five rounds: the round of thirtytwo, the round of sixteen, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final. In the round of thirtytwo there will be battles with three crews. In all further rounds there will be only two crews. In the round of thirtytwo, the round of sixteen and the quarter-finals two battles will be held at the same time in two circles. The battles in the semi-finals and the final will be held one after the other in the main circle. The round of thirtytwo, the round of sixteen and the quarter-finals will be judged by three judges. The semi-finals and the final will be judged by six judges. The round of thirtytwo, the round of sixteen and the quarter-finals will dure eight minutes. Battles with three crews in the round of thirtytwo will dure twelve minutes. The semi-finals and the final will dure ten minutes.

    If more than 32 crews show up there will be battles with three crews in the round of thirtytwo. There will be one battle with three crews for each additional crew. The crews will be assigned to the battles with three crews by draw.

    If less than 32 crews show up the judges will pick the best loosing crews of the round of thirtytwo so that there will be a guaranteed 16 crews in the round of sixteen.

    Check out the: Battle System.

    TWO-STEP DRAW PROCEDURE

    The crews to battle each other in the round of thirtytwo will be drawn by chance in a two-step procedure. For the first step of the procedure every participating crew will choose the eight crews they think will be the best of all the participating crews at Soul on Top Volume X. The eight crews that are chosen the most often will then be assigned by draw to a space in the first, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth, twelfth, thirteenth and sixteenth battle of the round of thirtytwo. In the second step of the procedure all the other crews will be assigned by draw to the remaining spaces in the battles of the round of thirtytwo.

    The participating crews will choose the eight crews to be assigned by draw in the first step of the procedure when they check-in at the mainevent of Soul on Top Volume X on Sunday. The crews won't be able to choose their own crew.

    VIDEO

    We film all battles and upload them to our: Youtube account.