Names drawn from a hat or bucket to determine open elimination order.
Elimination rounds will be 2 minutes minimum and 3 minutes maximum.
Any beatboxer that stops before reaching the 2 minute mark or does not stop after the 3 minute warning will be disqualified.
Judges will score contestants according to certain criteria.
There will be 5 different categories of criteria.
Each category can be scored 1-10 (Highest score is 50.)
The Sixteen (16) highest ranked contestants will advance to the battles.
BATTLE STRUCTURE / FORMAT
The Top 16 contestants will battle according to rank / score.
One contestant will be allowed to choose the coin flip. The contestant who wins the initial coin flip will be allowed to choose who goes first.
Quarter and Semi-Finals will be 1:30 (one minute; thirty seconds) rounds.
Finals will be 2:00 (two minute) rounds.
ABAB Format; Meaning Beatboxer A goes first for 1:30, then Beatboxer B goes second for 1:30, then Beatboxer A goes again for 1:30, with one last reply from Beatboxer B for 1:30.
Judges are allowed 3 overtime rounds, which can be used at any time during any battle, but must be agreed amongst the majority of judges.
During overtime rounds, Beatboxer B will go first for :30 seconds, then one final response from Beatboxer A for :30 seconds.
The contestant who receives the most votes from the judges panel will move on to the next battle round.
Judges will be given voting cards to make their decisions, which will be held up after each battle.
If at least 2 of the 3 judges call a tie, overtime will be given.
If 2 judges vote for Beatboxer A and the 3rd judge votes a tie, Beatboxer A will be decided as the winner.
If 1 judge votes for Beatboxer A and another judge votes for Beatboxer B, but the 3rd judge votes a tie, an overtime round will be given.
The Top 8 battles are the ‘Quarter-Finals’.
The Top 4 battles are the ‘Semi-Finals’.
The Final 2 contestants will compete in the ‘Finals’.
There will be a battle for 3rd place between the 2 beatboxers eliminated from the Semi-Final round. (1:30 rounds)
The battle for 3rd will take place directly before the Final battle.
Only ONE (1) Microphone will be used for the battles. (Aside from MC/host)
Once this level has been adjusted and agreed upon by the contestants, it MUST remain the same throughout the night.
After Beatboxer A has reached his time limit, the microphone should be passed immediately to Beatboxer B with little to no lapse in time.
One person will be the dedicated time-keeper for the night, responsible for keeping time during battles (2:00, 1:30, :30, etc.) and a 5 second warning or countdown using hand signals (5, 4, 3, 2, 1, TIME!)
After the time is up, the microphone will be passed to the next beatboxer or back to the Emcee (MC) at the end of battle.
Winners (Top 8) from Open Elimination will be announced shortly after completion of the Open Elimination rounds, prior to the battles.
Judges will use cue cards to determine the winner after each battle.
Cards will be RED or BLUE to select a winner and YELLOW for a tie.