AGE CATEGORY CLASSIFICATIONS
1. Age classifications, "a" through "f", will become effective on the individual's actual birthday.  On a year where a competitor is going to move from one classification to the next they may make this change anytime during a 60-day period that begins 30 days prior to their birthday and ends 30 days following their birthday.
a. Pre-Teen I: 9 years old or younger
b. Pre-Teen II: 10th or 11th birthday
c. Junior I: 12th or 13th birthday
d. Junior II: 14th or 15th birthday
e. Youth: 16th, 17th or 18th birthday
f. Under 21: On the day of the competition at least one of the partners has reached their 16th birthday, and neither member of the partnership has reached their 21st birthday.
g. Adult: 19th birthday or greater
(1) Senior I: One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or greater and the other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday or greater.
(2) Senior II: One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or greater and the other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday or greater.
(3) Senior III: One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or greater and the other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday or greater.