DEFINITION AND RULINGS OF A NOVICE
- A competitor who has not placed in the top 3 in an open division of any organization;
- A competitor who has not placed 1st in a novice division of any organization;
- A novice competitor cannot crossover to the open division and vice versa;
- A master or couple can crossover into the novice or open division, but not both.
- A teen can cross over into the novice division but not the open division.