JUDGES

Official Jury Panel 2018 will be announced in December

Official Judges 2017 

The Judges for our OFFICIAL US TANGO WORLD CUP BRANCH are evaluated and approved by the Direction of the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Most of our Judges are also Judges at the Tango World Cup (Mundial).

We are proud to announce that this year we will have two different Jury Panels, one for the Qualifying rounds (Thursday and Friday evenings), formed by some of our internationally renowned Festival Masters from Argentina*; the Jury Panel for the Semifinal and Final rounds on Saturday and Sunday evenings will be formed by experienced prestigious  Maestros from Buenos Aires.

Jury Panel for Qualifying Rounds* (Thursday and Friday)

Guillermina Quiroga

Adrian Veredice

Alejandra Hobert

Daniel Juarez

Alejandra Armenti

 

Jury Panel for Semifinal and Finals (Saturday and Sunday)

Daniela Arcuri

Eduardo Saucedo

Junior Cervila

Makela Brizuela

Guadalupe Garcia

 

Substitute Judge

Christy Cote

 

*Important notice: 

  1. Competitors participating in the official categories of Tango de Pista and Stage Tango may register to/purchase all (or any) festival workshops with all festival maestros on Saturday and Sunday, but they will not be able to register to the workshops on Friday -except to the class with Tomas and Gimena- as this professional couple will not be judging on Thursday and Friday evenings.
  2. Competitors participating in the Salon Tango Senior, Milonga or Stage Tango Group categories may register to/purchase all (or any) of the festival workshops with all  festival maestros.


JUDGING

  1. The Judges for this competition are evaluated and approved by the Direction of the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
  2. The Argentine Tango USA Direction together with the Direction of the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires agreed to call the Festival Maestros and other three extra Judges as the Official Judges for the 2016 competition.*
  3. Contestants will have to complete a form considered as a sworn statement to inform if they have had a work, professional or personal relationship with any of the members of the Jury at the competition, during the last 180 days prior to the championship so that the Judge/s in questions abstain/s from evaluating that couple. Judges will also have to declare if they have had a work, professional or personal relationship with any of the competitors in the last 6 months, so that if that would be the case, the judge/s will abstain from evaluating that couple. In this case the Organization can choose to provide an official substitute judge so that the couple in question can be evaluated, or the couple´s final score will result from the average score emerged from the  number of judges who have voted.
  1. Competitors will not be able to take workshops with the Festival Masters who are also Judges on Friday April 14 as they will be member of the Jury Panel for the qualifying rounds on Thursday and Friday at  the Championship.
  2. Competitors are allowed to take workshops or privates with Festival Masters on Saturday and Sunday as there will be a different Jury Panel.
  3.  The Judges will evaluate the competitors in the different categories according to the evaluation criteria and to all the rules established by the Committee.
  4. Judges of the Qualifying round, the Semifinals and the Finals will consist of at least four members.
  5. The Judges may eliminate participants who distract, disturb or do not follow the rules of the competition.
  6. All decisions made by the Judges are final.
  7. In case of a draw, or if determined by the Judges, the contestants will dance the songs the Judges consider necessary to reach a final determination. Participants may not refuse to do so.
  8. The  couple´s final score will result from the average score emerged from the  number of judges who have voted.
  9. The Judges will choose, in each category, a winning couple. In addition, the Judges will grant awards and honorable mentions for the second and third places.
  10. The Judges’ ruling cannot be subject to appeal. The participants, by registering, accept this condition.
  11. The Direction of the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires will send an Auditor (Seeker) to verify that the competition rules and regulations are applied correctly.

*Festival Maestros are all professionals  tango teacher who come from Argentina; therefore they are visiting masters in the USA who come to work for a short period of time on a working tour. This reduces to the minimum the possibility of developing any kind of professional or personal relationship with the competitors and this is the reason why, the Festival Maestros previously approved by the Office in  Buenos Aires who agree and are available, will be Judging at the Competition. Local Maestros also qualify to be Judges as long as they are approved by the Office of Festivals in Buenos Aires and when the Jury Panel cannot be entirely formed by  visiting tango masters.

  • Official Judges 2016

Claudio Villagra (Judge-Festival Master)

Helena Fernandez (Judge-Festival Master)

Leandro Oliver (Judge-Festival Master)

Laila Rezk (Judge-Festival Master)

Tomas Galván (Judge-Festival Master)

Gimena Herrera (Judge-Festival Master)

Eduardo Saucedo (Judge)

Iván Leonardo Romero (Judge)

Silvana Núñez (Judge)

Christy Cote (Substitue Judge)

JURY PANEL per day

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Eduardo Saucedo
Laila Rezk Claudio Villagra Claudio Villagra
Tomas Galvan Eduardo Saucedo Helena Fernandez Helena Fernandez
Silvana Nuñez Gimena Herrera Leandro Oliver Leandro Oliver
Ivan Romero Ivan Romero Eduardo Saucedo Laila Rezk
Gimena Herrera
Tomas Galvan