The time restriction standard in the new egland area for the past four years has been: First semester -->. Pre-bronze Second and third semester --> bronze Fourth semester and up --> silver or above Last year some teams clarified this to mean semesters in which you were actually dancing versus semesters from when you started dancing. This was done to accompdate all those students who traveled abroad for a semester or two. I have never heard of a restriction on silver. I actually have a point calculator in excel that I wrote 2 years ago. I will see if I can dig it up when I get home.