2022 GymACT 3 Skill Challenge Rules

Basic rules and judging criteria: 

2021-2024 FIG code of points for determination of element groups, skill values and deductions.  

Latest GymACT rules (dismount element group value and stick bonus). Vault is excluded from this competition, as it is only one “skill”.

Start value calculation:  

An eligible “ROUTINE” is made up of 3 skills (2 skills plus dismount).

Start Value: 

The start values are determined by a 10.0 execution plus difficulty. Element difficulty (top three skills) and their respective element group values (maximum 1.5). Per GymACT rules, B and C dismounts receive only .3 element group value. Stick bonuses are as follows, on all events except pommel horse:

B -> .1, C -> .2, D -> .3, E -> .4, F -> .5, G -> .6, H -> .7 

Short routine: 

No “short routine” deduction.  It’s THREE skills!!! 😉

Special requirements: 

No deduction will be taken for missing “special criteria” (i.e.: double back on floor, swing to HS on rings); nor will deductions be taken for not touching all parts of FX or PH. No routine ‘construction’ errors, although empty swings will be deducted accordingly. 


Please use your best gymnastics sense and “good sportsmanship” in setting up equipment “as close as possible” to FIG and GymACT rules/regulations. As such, no equipment deductions will be taken. 

Landing surfaces:

Landings may be ‘soft’, but judges may take landing deductions accordingly.  The use of a 4” mat allowed on floor exercise for all landings. The use of leveled soft landing (resi pit or 8” mat  in foam pit) is also allowed for all dismounts.  Good luck sticking THERE, tho!

Alright. Let’s all use our best ‘gymnastics sense’ and if you have any questions, please contact breeze@gymact.org or info@virtualstarsgymnastics.com for rule clarifications. If you’re up to the challenge, register now!


Not required, but recommended to make it easier for the judges to evaluate the routine videos.