When we created the UNDISPUTED WORLD BBOY SERIES a big topic of conversation was what the judges format would be and how can we make something stand out that does not handicap the judges ability to judge the battle as a whole without taking away from their reputable background.
We wanted something exciting that could enhance the battle yet keep it simple, functional and raw. It was decided to use the judges format from IBE’s Seven2Smoke. A round-by-round judging format that allows bboys to see the judges decision after every round. The battle is set for 3 rounds (Finals is 5) but can end if a bboy beats his opponent in 2. The format should make bboys give 100% each and every round because the more unanimous rounds you win, the more rounds you will have heading into the semi-finals and final battle. This format also allows spectators to get more into the battle and cheer on their favorite bboy to keep pushing forward for the win or get the extra energy needed to come back from a deficit.
Take a look at the battles below:
Menno Vs Benny
Menno vs Kareem Chelles Battle Pro Finals
Menno went on to defeat Kareem at Chelles Battle Pro to become the 1st ever bboy to qualify for UNDISPUTED WORLD BBOY SERIES.
Official Bboy judges cards show that heading into the final battle Menno had a 3-round advantage on Kareem. Menno had only used 6 rounds to Kareem’s 9 rounds.This is what Menno had to say about the UNDISPUTED judges format:
“I think it’s great. I think it creates more structure in the competitions, and the round-for-round judging system worked well for me. It gives more clarity to the dancer, and the battle becomes more attractive. You would normally have to go for five rounds and have spent most of your energy by the time the final happens. Now, you can take the risk to go all out in the first three rounds– and that makes it interesting. The concept is also interesting, and you immediately know during the battle what your chances are. Whether you lose or don’t lose, you get to know more about how the judges decide as well.”
We cant wait to see what happens next!
Find out more about UNDISPUTED WORLD BBOY SERIES AT: WORLDBBOY.ORG