2018 National Championship Series Format and Points System

Please note that the Climbing NZ Nationals for 2018 will be titled The National Championship Series and will consist of a Bouldering Series of 3 events and a Lead Series of 2 events. All Championship Events are open to all age categories: Youth D, C, B, A, Junior, Opens (age 16+ on competition day), Masters (age 35+ on competition day). Lead events are also open to Paraclimbing compititor. Overall Team Cup for 2018 will be awarded to the team with the most number of points from all 5 events. Overall Individual Bouldering and Lead Champions and Placings will be determined by summing results from all events attended. In the event of a draw the Lead and Boulder Champions will be determined by giving greater weight to the competition that had the greatest number of entrants for the category in question.

Points System:

1st – 100
2nd – 80
3rd – 65
4th – 55
5th – 51
6th – 48
7th – 45
8th – 42

and so on in increments of 3 points per placing.

Lead events

The two Lead events will be run according to International Federation of Sport Climbing rules and will consist of two qualifying climbs followed by a final (top 8 go through to final). The Opens competition is open to any climber aged 16+, Masters to any climber aged 35+ – at the date of the competition. Youth A and Junior and Masters climbers have the option of competing in both their age category and Opens.  Please see individual event registration pages for timetabling.

Bouldering events

The three bouldering events will be run according to IFSC rules. Please note we are adopting the 2018 scoring system with the new hierarchy as follows:

  1. Number of Tops
  2. Number of Zones (formerly known as ‘Bonuses’)
  3. Number of Attempts to gain Tops
  4. Number of Attempts to gain Bonuses

Please note Boulder Problems will have only ONE Zone per problem.

Event format:

The Opens competition is open to any climber aged 16+. Youth A and Junior and Masters climbers have the option of competing in both their age category and Opens.

OPEN  / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters – Qualifier Round
There is one qualifying round (4 problems) per category.
Each competitor has 5 mins to make as many attempts as possible to reach the top of the problem.
In between problems each competitor has 5 mins rest (on a chair in competition zone) during which they are not allowed to observe other competitors bouldering.
Competitors may not receive any information about the climbs during this resting time.

OPEN  / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters – Finals
The top 6 climbers in each category go through to Finals (3 problems).
Isolation Zones.
Cycle through problems in pairs (Male/Female).
Climbers alternating isolation zones between cycles.
Each cycle is 4 mins per problem.
Climbers’ attempts end when their 4 mins are up.
We are allowing for 30 mins per cycle.

Youth C and D

A separate competition will be held for Youth C and D climbers consisting of a qualifying round of 8 problems (1.5 hrs – all climbers climbing together in a queuing system) and a final of 3 problems with isolation.

Timetabling – please see individual event registration pages for timetabling.

 

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