All competitors must register by March 25th, 2003. RULES AND REGULATIONS Competition is open to Cassette-Tape Jockeys (CJ's) only The CJ must perform solo - no teams are permitted The only equipment supplied in the Championships are: 1 - 8-channel (4 stereo channels) upfader mixer 1 - Vestax PMC-07 Mixer (2 stereo channels with crossfader) 1 - pair of dual cassette tape decks 1 - pair of Walkman cassette tape players 1. Competitors may supply any other cassette tape decks/players/recorders/etc. 2. Modified cassette tape devices are allowed but only devices which play/manipulate standard cassette tapes are allowed. 3. The use of headphones is permitted but must be provided by the competitor 4. Competitors may ONLY USE PUBLISHED AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES for source material (no dubbing cd's/vinyl/8-tracks/mp3's to tape, no home recordings, etc.) 5. Live microphone usage and live feedback is allowed - see the F.A.Q.*** 6. Spliced tapes/tape loops are allowed (pursuant to rule #4) 7. Competitors may use no more than six (6) cassette devices. 8. There are no stylistic or aesthetic musical preferences. ***In order to better clarify the rules, we have assembled a Cassette Battle F.A.Q. consisting of answers to emailed questions.*** All competitors will be judged on the following criteria: A. Content [techniques, musical ideas, tape medium exploitation] B. Form [transitions, overall set structure] C. Crowd Rocking D. Intangibles In order to better inform both judges and audience, each competitor must also briefly announce the equipment they are using prior to performing. Competition consists of two rounds - Elimination Round competitors will be allowed a period of exactly three (3) minutes to compete. Final Round competitors will be allowed a period of exactly six (6) minutes to compete. The winners of the Elimination Round will compete in the Final Round. The first place competitor of the Final Round will be the 2003 BEIGE World Champion CJ and winner of the Grand Prize. Additional Prizes will be awarded to the runners-up.