The Judging System

Here at The Bristol Pole Championships, one of our biggest aims is to create a fair judging environment. To increase the transparency of this event we would like to share with you the full judging system so you can see exactly what you will be marked on and trust that we are aiming for the fairest possible outcome.

Some other ways we promote fairness is by taking on assessed judges. Each judge that we hire goes through a detailed online assessment and completes modules to learn how to give the most to the competitors. During the judging process, we have 5 judges, so that when the scores come in we can deduct both the highest and lowest scores. This ensures that there is no positive or negative bias.

Please take a look at the drop down menu to see a break down of the full system. Any queries please email us at