Last update: 29-12-2020

1. Naming conventions in this document

BOTN: Battle of the North

ORGANIZATION: The organizers of the competition.

ATHLETE: The person who participates in the qualifier or finals of the Battle of the North

EVENT: the total of the QUALIFIER and FINALS

QUALIFIER: the qualifier workouts of the competition. The best athletes of the qualifier advance to the FINALS.

FINALS: the final event of the competition.

2. General rules, Terms and Conditions

2.1 Everything stated in this rulebook and terms and conditions apply to any agreement between BOTN and the ATHLETE. These regulations can be changed at any time by the organization and the most current version can always be found on

2.2 If one or more provisions in these regulations are invalid or should be annulled, the other provisions of these general terms and conditions will remain fully applicable.

2.3 ATHLETES submit to and declare to comply with the supervision designated by BOTN, given instructions and regulations. If ATHLETES violate the instructions and / or regulations, this will be a reason for BOTN to deny the ATHLETE in question from further participation. In such a case, the ATHLETE is not entitled to a refund of the amounts paid.

2.4 By participating in any EVENT of BOTN, the ATHLETE agrees to an and all Rules and policies, including, the Rulebook, privacy policy and user agreement.

2.5 In all cases not covered by the regulations, BOTN decides.

2.6 BOTN reserves the right to cancel the event in case of insufficient participation without BOTN being obliged to pay any compensation. ATHLETE will be notified of this as soon as possible. The full amount, excluding administration costs, will be refunded in this case.

3. Participation and registration

3.1 Participation in BOTN is entirely at your own risk. The organization is in no way liable for injury or damage resulting from participation in THE EVENT. See 9.1

3.2 Participating in BOTN can be done in four categories:

  • Elite Female
  • Elite Male
  • Master Female 35+ years old (at first day of the QUALIFIER)
  • Master Male 35+ years old (at first day of the QUALIFIER)

3.3 The minimum age for participation is 12 years. ATHLETES under the age of 18 must be able to provide explicit permission from a parent / guardian for THE FINALS.

3.4 To participate in THE QUALIFIER ATHLETS need to buy a ticket via Competition Corner.

3.6 A separate ticket must be purchased for participation in the FINALS.

3.7 All tickets are personal and non-transferable. Refund of the amount of tickets purchased is not possible.

3.8 The ORGANIZATION has the right to invite athletes directly to the finals with a Wildcard.

3.10 Ticketsales takes place in three stages:

  • First 150 tickets – €12,50
  • Regular – €17,50
  • Last minute (during the qualifier) – €20,-

All prices are excluding fee of Competition Corner.


4.3 The QUALIFIER will take place in the box of the ATHLETE.

4.4 The QUALIFIER consists of multiple workouts.

4.5 The QUALIFIER can be done from monday March 15 till sunday March 23 2021. The workouts will be released at Competition Corner.

4.6 All QUALIFIER workouts need to be done on the same day in the designated order. Combining workouts done on different days is not allowed. Doing the workouts in another order is not allowed.

4.7 All ATHLETES need to do the QUALIFIER workouts with a judge. The name of the judge needs to be added to the score in Competition Corner. The Judge has to validate the score of the ATHLETE. It is the responsability of the ATHLETE that the judge validates the score.

4.8 he ATHLETE is responsible for the correct execution of the movements according to the movement standards.

4.9 Movement support devices that are not allowed: straps, gloves with rubber / silicone, weight support devices. Permitted movement aids: sleeves, wrist wraps, sport tape, magnesium, leather gloves, belts. When in doubt, the box owner has the last word.

5. Filming

5.1 The ATHLETE is required to film all of his / her workouts in order to be eligible for both the prizes and to be invited to the FINALS.

5.2 When submitting each score, the ATHLETE must immediately add a working link to the score. The deadline for the footage is the same as the deadline for logging the score.

5.3 Footage submitted in any way after the deadline will no longer be accepted.

5.4 If the ATHLETE has not submitted valid video with his / her score, the ATHLETE will be excluded from participation in the FINALS.

5.5 Score for which no video have been added will still be valid on the leaderboard. The ATHLETE in question has no chance of winning or participating in the FINALS.

5.6 It is not possible to have a video removed afterwards due to a penalty.

5.7 If the video does not meet the standards, the following sanctions apply:
– 1 to 5 no reps throughout the video – the no reps are taken from the athlete’s score
– 5 to 15 no reps during the entire video – 15% of the final score (reps or time) is collected / added to
– More than 15 no reps throughout the video – the athlete’s score is reset to 0
– The video does not meet movie standards – the athlete’s score will be rejected and reset to 0
– Making the same mistake repeatedly in one of the movements can result in a 15% penalty
– Deviation from the rules and / or movement standards can lead to a penalty
– For incomplete videos, only the reps that have been shown are assigned

5.8 In case of a tie in the Overall Classification, the mutual result of both ATHLETES is considered.

5.9 Deadline for entering your scores is sunday March 23rd 2021 20:00h  via Competition Corner. It is the ATHLETEs responsability to be on time.

5.10 The score of the ATHLETE needs to be validated by the judge. It is the responsability of the ATHLETE that this happens on time.


6.1 The FINALS will take place at [a date to be announced] 2021. 

6.2 Based on the leaderboard of the QUALIFIER the best ATHLETES will be invited to the FINALS

Elite Divisions

  • #1 t/m #30 will be invited to the A-Division on sunday
  • #31 t/m #60 will be invited to the B-Division on saturday
  • #61 t/m #90 will be invited to the C-Division on saturday

Masters Divisions

The best 40 athletes will be invited to the finals on sunday. The number of males and females will be determined by the number of registrations in each category.

6.3 If an ATHLETE does not accept the invitation to the FINALS, the next person in the ranking will be invited to participate.

6.4 To be eligible to participate in the FINALS, the ATHLETE must have filmed all workouts.

6.5 To participate in the FINALS, an additional ticket must be purchased. Costs for this will be communicated in time.

6.6 At the FINALS, all ATHLETES will do at least 3 Events at the level of the division in which they participate. These will be announced on match day in a briefing by BOTN. This is the only time when this is done.

6.7 Being late to the athlete registration, or not showing up on time to start the heat will result in a DNS (Did Not Show) and may lead to disqualification.

6.8 Headjudges are allowd to stop an ATHLETE from competing when the ATHLETE has an injury or can injure himself any further.

6.9 The judge is responsible for correctly assessing the athlete’s performance of the movements. Any repetition that does not meet the movement standards will result in a No Rep and will not count.

7. Liability

7.1 BATTLE OF THE NORTH is not liable for loss and / or damage to goods of ATHLETES, nor for personal or physical injury and resulting damage. The ATHLETE is aware that participation in BATTLE OF THE NORTH entails risks and that any damage resulting from participation is at its own expense and risk.

7.2 The ATHLETE shall ensure that he / she is adequately insured against the risk of damage that he / she or a relative may suffer as a result of injury, illness or death caused by his / her participation in BATTLE OF THE NORTH.

7.3 BATTLE OF THE NORTH is not responsible for maintenance, repair or theft of the Athlete’s own equipment.

7.4 BATTLE OF THE NORTH provides its activities with solid and properly functioning materials. Costs as a result of damage or destruction due to careless handling of material can be recovered from the relevant ATHLETE.

7.5 Liability is limited to the cover provided by the insurance.

8. Privacy

8.1 By participating in BATTLE OF THE NORTH, the ATHLETE grants BATTLE OF THE NORTH permission to use the athlete’s personal data for the transmission of information to the ATHLETE, for internal anonymous data analysis and for the publication of its name and competition results.

8.2 Any photos, films, or other materials or files made within the framework of BATTLE OF THE NORTH or the agreement or on behalf of BATTLE OF THE NORTH, are the property of BATTLE OF THE NORTH, regardless of whether they have been made available to the ATHLETE or to third parties, unless otherwise agreed

8.3 The ATHLETE grants prior permission to BATTLE OF THE NORTH for the publication of photos, videos or other visual material on which the ATHLETE is visible for communication purposes of BATTLE OF THE NORTH (including commercial expressions).

9. Dispute

9.1 If the event does not go according to the expectations of the ATHLETE, the ATHLETE is obliged to notify BATTLE OF THE NORTH of this immediately on the spot. If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved on site, the athlete can make this known in writing to BATTLE OF THE NORTH within 14 days after the end of the event.

9.2 In the event of disputes arising from the agreement or from legal relationships arising from it, the parties will first enter into consultation in order to resolve this dispute amicably. If the parties fail to do so, a dispute as referred to above will be exclusively settled by the competent court of Groningen.

10. Force Majeur

10.1 Force majeure exists if the execution of the agreement is prevented in whole or in part, whether or not temporarily, by circumstances beyond the control of the parties and / or by circumstances on the part of BATTLE OF THE NORTH, such as personnel problems, transport problems, location conditions (including supplier default), an epidemic and regulations imposed by government agencies.

10.2 In case of force majeure, the obligations of the parties will be suspended.

10.3 Should the FINALS not take place in case of force majeure, BATTLE OF THE NORTH will attempt to schedule a new date for the FINALS to take place. Should this fail, the registration fee for the FINALS will be refunded minus administration costs and transaction costs.

10.4 We know that we live in a Covid-19 phase. If the government states that we cannot host the event, we will aim to move the finals. If we need to cancel, all bought tickets minus administration costs will be refunded. If you are an athlete competing from outside The Netherlands, and you are not allowed to travel to Groningen, we do not offer a refund.