National Judges Cup - 27th Year!
January 6-8, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA.

2017 Blizzard on the Beach statistics

2017 National Judges Cup Volunteer Form for Judges

Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Levels 1-10 /Open and Xcel

Host Hotels
Double Tree by Hilton Virginia Beach (Located next to the Convention Center)
1900 Pavilion Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Included in your special rate is a hot breakfast buffet Friday—Sunday.

Our property just completed a $6+ million dollar renovation inside & out. We welcome you with a warm chocolate chip & walnut cookie and complimentary parking. Each guest room features: Flat screen TV with expanded cable & HBO with the latest movie releases, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room coffeemaker & refrigerator, Sweet Dreams bed, & premium bath products.

We offer many amenities such as heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, Max & Erma’s restaurant with family friendly pricing, business center, private banquet facilities for team functions and more!

The discounted group rate will be available until December 22 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reserve your room by using the link below.

Room Rate: $120.00
Online Registration

Norfolk International Airport - Just 20 minutes from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Local Transport
There are several options for ground transportation to/from Norfolk Airport and Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Orange Peel Transportation
Special Group Rates: Orange Peel is ready to work with NAWGJ and to make group arrangements and other special rates. They offer a variety of options for a single person, 2 passengers and 4 people or more - reservation and payment are made in advance.

Rental Car
With combined citywide fleets of over 3,000 vehicles, Norfolk International Airport's eight onsite rental car agencies are ready for group or individual needs. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty

Fare is estimated at $20-$30 one way.

A typical taxi fare averages $42-$45 one way from the airport – up to five people can ride for the price of one as long as final destination is the same

James River Transportation (Shuttle Service)
Offers $63 for a vehicle with up to 3 passengers, $115.80 for a van for up to 9 passengers. These fares include the driver gratuity. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available upon request

Local Attractions

  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  • Beachstreet USA – home to local festivals
  • Rudee’s Inlet
  • OceanBreeze Water Park
  • Motorworld
  • Backbay Refuge
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse

For event information not found on this web site
email Linda Barclay at



The National Judges Cup is ...

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 only 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 25 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 Level 7 All Star State Team Challenge. Six member teams representing each state compete for the title of Level 7 State Team Champion. Team SoCal is the current reigning Level 7 State Team Champion
The National Judges Cup is always 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.