World Cup Format Youth Bouldering Competition
Saturday, October 5, 2013
from 9am - 3pm
Earth Treks Climbing Center
725 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Competitors must have been born in 1995 or later.
9 am Check In
9:30 am Competitors Meeting
10 am Climbing begins
2 pm Climbing ends
3 pm - Awards
Price: $40 USAC Members / $45 USAC Non-Members
Registration will be limited to 150 climbers and all registration will occur online in advance. There will be no day of registration. Registration will close at 5pm on Friday October 4th, or earlier if and when the event is filled. Register as a USAC member or non member. USAC membership will be verified on the day of the comp and all category assignments will be completed on comp day. Visit USA Climbing Memberships to renew or register for a new USAC membership.
Register online here.
Register by phone at 1-800-CLIMB-UP (1-800-254-6287) or 240-283-9942
USAC Members ($40) Registration
USAC Non-Members ($45) Registration
IFSC World Cup Format
Competitors will be divided into 5 groups, each group is given 7 problems. All competitors will be given 4 hours to attempt/complete all 7 problems. Problems can be tried in any order and as many times as desired by the competitor. A climbers score will be comprised of all 7 problems. Points will be awarded based on an IFSC World Cup scoring system. World Cup scoring uses a system of tops, bonus holds, and falls to determine a winner.
From IFSC 2013 Rules:
After each round of the competition, each competitor participating in that round shall be ranked within their Starting Group/Category using the following criteria:
a) First, in descending order, the number of successfully completed boulders (“TOPS”) in the current round;b) Second, in ascending order, the total number of attempts to complete these boulders;c) Third, In descending order, the total number of bonus points gained by the competitor in the current round;d) Fourth, in ascending order, the total number of attempts to achieve these bonus points.Example:
Rank Tops T-Attempts Bonus B-Attempts 1 4 4 5 7 2 4 5 5 6 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 5 5
Junior: born in 1995 or 1996
Youth-A: born in 1997 or 1998
Youth-B: born in 1999 or 2000
Youth-C: born in 2001 or 2002
Youth-D: born in 2003 or later