National Judges Cup

About the National Judges Cup

The National Judges Cup is an annual fundraising invitational to benefit the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ). Funds raised from this competition are used to further judges’ education nationally and support the annual operating budget of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges.

The National Judges Cup is the longest-running traveling annual invitational in the country that changes city locations each year. It is the mission of NAWGJ to move this event to a different city each year to show support of the judges in each state and allow their member judges the opportunity to see gymnastics in all regions of the country.

The National Judges Cup is the only invitational in the country that supports a four (4) judge panel for all levels of competition. This competition sets a nationwide base score as judges representing an average of over 28 states judge together and have the opportunity to review rule interpretations and recent changes made by the national office. This event also affords judges and participants the opportunity to judge with and be judged by some of the most recognized and prestigious judges in the country.

The National Judges Cup features the prestigious Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team Challenge. Six member teams representing each state compete for the title of Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team Champion.

The National Judges Cup is traditionally held the first weekend of January following the New Year.

The National Judges Cup awards more medals and awards than any other national invitational in the country as age groups are broken down further than R&P recommendations. Each participant is also recognized on the awards stand with an all-around award presented in the official awards ceremony.

National Judges Cup 2023

2023 National Judges Cup and Patty Shipman Level 7 Team Challenge.

This special event will be held at the Denton Convention Center in Denton, TX January 6-8, 2023.

Volunteers Needed

Sign up for the days you are available to be a part of this special event. All judges from Level 4/5 through Brevet are invited and welcomed to share in this experience. Please, join us! You won’t be disappointed.

National Judges Cup Request for Proposals

NAWGJ is now accepting proposals to co-host our National Judges Cups. View the RFP below and submit, along with any questions, to Evelyn Paradis, National Judges Cup Director, at .

Proposals are due by August 31, 2022

Earlier National Judges Cup

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  • National Judges Cup - 2005 New Orleans, LA
  • National Judges Cup - 2004 Seattle, WA
  • National Judges Cup - 2003 Landover, MD
  • National Judges Cup - 2002 St. Louis, MO
  • National Judges Cup - 2001 Roswell, GA
  • National Judges Cup - 2000 Houston, TX
  • National Judges Cup - 1999 Phoenix, AZ
  • National Judges Cup - 1998 Tulso, OK
  • National Judges Cup - 1997 Cincinnati, OH
  • National Judges Cup - 1996 San Jose, CA
  • National Judges Cup - 1995 Denver, CO
  • National Judges Cup - 1994 Karolyi Ranch, TX
  • National Judges Cup - 1993 Orlando, FL
  • National Judges Cup - 1992 Chicago, IL
  • National Judges Cup - 1991 Portland, ME
  • National Judges Cup - 1990 Oklahoma City, OK
  • National Judges Cup - 1989 Santa Ana, CA
  • National Judges Cup - 1988 Reno, NV