The 2019 syllabus is available here
Changes to the 2019 AIO syllabus
CHANGE TO PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS - RULES AND DIRECTIVES - Page 6
1.) Preliminary Championships will be offered in the girls sections from 8 Years of age.
2.) Preliminary Championship will be danced as part of the Open Championship.
3.) Entry to the Preliminary Championships will be restricted to the following –
a. Dancers who have never won an Open Championship
b. Dancers who did not attain a top five position at a National Championships for 2017 & 2018 Change
4.) Preliminary Championship result would be calculated on the first 2 rounds of the Open Championship only, awarding top five with a prize ratio of 1:2 thereafter – e.g.if there were 10 Prelim. entries in the 11 Years Girls, only 5 Places for Preliminary
Championships would be awarded.
5.) Dancers cannot enter the Preliminary Championship unless they have entered the Open Championships in the same age group.
6.) Dancers entering Championship or Championship/Preliminary Championship combined can also enter one Príomh Comórtas if eligible.
7.) Winners of the Preliminary Championships in 2019 will not be eligible to enter the Preliminary Championships in 2020.