RULES AND REGULATIONS Competition is open to Cassette-Tape Jockeys [CJ's] only - no DJ's, CDJ's, or, especially, iPODJ's. The CJ must perform solo - no teams are permitted. Some basic equipment will be supplied, including a dual cassette tape deck, basic mixer, and a pair of Walkmans [tm]. 1. Competitors may supply and use any other cassette tape decks/players/recorders/etc. 2. Modified cassette tape devices are allowed but only those devices which play/manipulate standard cassette tapes [for example, no mini-cassette recorders]. 3. The use of headphones is permitted [must be supplied by 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 are 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. If you are wanting to use a device or technique, but aren't sure if it's permitted, please ask. ***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 five (5) 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 2004 BEIGE World Champion CJ and winner of the Grand Prize and "takes de' cake". Additional Prizes will be awarded to the runners-up.