WHAT TO EXPECT COMPETITION DAY...
We are wrapping up final preparations for Biloxi Bijou. It is with great relief that everything is “a go”.
Please remember that MASKS ARE REQUIRED when entering the Convention Center.
There should be plenty of spacing for all family members and friends to attend. However, in an attempt to provide as much social distancing as possible, we are asking for those arriving for an upcoming session to please wait to enter the competition arena until the conclusion of the session that may currently be underway. Admission fee: Ages 12+: $10; Ages 5-12: $5; Under 5: Free. (There may be a $10 parking fee by the Convention Center.)
We are changing the format for Awards this year for social distancing purposes. Gymnasts will line up by age group in the adjacent hallway of the awards area and will have their medal in hand when walking onto the stage. They will walk onto the stage in order (1st place leading), be introduced, and walk back out. (Many meets already do their awards presentation this way.)
Live scoring will be available providing there is no glitch with internet or scoring providers. Upon all scratches received, any adjustment with age groups will be made PRIOR to going live so there may be a short delay of live scoring at the beginning of each session. At times there seems to be discrepancies with what appears online. The results and placements announced by Biloxi Bijou & Destination Meets (via ProScore) are the official results.
If you still need hotel accommodations, the Centennial Plaza in Gulfport is offering group rates: (228) 206-5990 - mention “Gymnastics” for discount.
All sessions are Modified Capitol format & continuous rotation. In a nutshell: There are two sets of bars, beam and vault and one floor. Flight A will be the closest set of equipment to the entry of the competition arena; Flight B towards the farther end.
Complimentary rotation sheets will be provided for Session 1. Complimentary score sheets will be provided for the remaining sessions. (Rotation sheets are not possible as cards will be used allowing coaches to place gymnasts in competition order each event.)
There is no “gymnast check-in”. Gymnasts simply need to report to their coach prior to the start of their session. “March In” will take place at your team’s first event. Please remember that ONLY gymnasts, coaches and volunteers are allowed in the actual competition parameters.
And, as always, NO FLASH photography is allowed. This is for the safety of the gymnasts! So, please check for those bright lights even on your cell phones…
On a personal note, thank you so much for bringing your gymnast to Biloxi Bijou. Keeping your gymnast in some type of normalcy during the past many months has been so important. The dedication of your gym, your child’s coach, your extra sacrifices helped these children much more than can ever be measured during this crazy time.
Started in 2019, the Biloxi Bijou is the fastest-growing gymnastics meet in Mississippi.
Hosted at the beautiful Gulf Coast Convention Center, right across the street from tranquil Biloxi Beach, and just a short drive from the area's top hotels and casinos, the Biloxi Bijou is a terrific event for the whole family.