An athlete must meet the age requirement within the calendar year of 2020:
EXAMPLE 1: If a 13-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the minimum age is 14; that athlete is legal for the division if the athlete turns 14 on or before December 31st, 2020.
EXAMPLE 2: If a 16-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the maximum age is 15; that athlete would be legal for the division if the athlete was 15 years old at any time in 2020.
Copies of all athlete birth certificates or passports must be with the team’s coach/representative at all times and readily available upon request from a Worlds official. Copies of athlete birth certificates on a USB/zip drive are acceptable.
If a team is competing in a bid division for an “End of the Year” competition (i.e. Worlds, Summit, etc.…), this team may use an athlete that will turn the appropriate age in the calendar year of the “End of the Year” competition. This only applies for younger athletes that will turn the appropriate age in the calendar year of the “End of the Year” competition.
Example: If a U.K. team in a Worlds Bid division (minimum age 14) in July of 2019, has an athlete that is 13 but will turn 14 in the calendar year of 2020 Worlds, this athlete is eligible to compete.