Western Cape Climbing Provincial Open Lead Climbing Competition

WCC Provincial Open Lead Climbing Competition 2015

 

2015 Provincial Open Lead Climbing Competitions

Monday 9th March, Monday 16th March and Monday 23rd March 2015

Hosted by: Western Cape Climbing

Visit www.westerncapeclimbing.co.za for details and results

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Where & When
  2. Age groups and number of participants for Provincial Lead
  3. Prize Giving
  4. Structure of events
  5. Refreshments at competition venues
  6. Costs and payment
  7. Contact details
  8. Summary – what you must do!
  9. Attachments

 

Introduction

Western Cape Climbing welcomes all Western Cape climbers to the Provincial Lead Competitions.

The SANCF is committed to bringing huge changes to the South African Competitive Bouldering & Sport Climbing Scene.

The main aim of these competitions is to provide our National Selectors to choose the very best competitors to represent South Africa in competing in future International/World Events.

 

Punctuality

Please bear in mind that the competition will run strictly according to a timetable. Kindly therefore allow enough time for travel delays.

 

 

 

  1. When & Where

 

The 2015 Provincial Open Lead Qualifiers and Finals will be held over the following three days:

 

  • Open Provincial Lead Qualifiers Round 1 on Monday 9th March 2015
  • Open Provincial Lead Qualifiers Round 2 on Monday 16th March 2015
  • Open Provincial Lead Semi-Finals and Finals on Monday 23rd March 2015

 

Open Provincial Lead Qualifiers and Finals will be held at:

  • City Rock Climbing Gym

 

The address is: Corner of Collingwood and Anson Streets, Observatory, Cape Town. For more information, please visit their website www.cityrock.co.za and refer to the map below.

 

  • Technical Meetings

Monday 9th March 2015 at 5:30pm until 5:50pm

Monday 16th March 2015 at 5:30pm until 5:50pm

Monday 23rd March 2015 at 5:30pm until 5:50pm

 

  • Open Provincial Lead Qualifiers Round 1– Monday 9th March 2015

Final Briefing starts at 6:00pm and the Competition starts at 6:15pm.

 

  • Open Provincial Lead Qualifiers Round 2– Monday 16th March 2015

Final Briefing starts at 6:00pm and the Competition starts at 6:15pm.

 

  • Open Provincial Lead Finals – Monday 23rd March 2015

Final Briefing starts at 6:00pm and the Competition starts at 6:15pm.

 

  • Prize Giving

Open Provincial Lead: Monday 23rd March at 8:30pm at City Rock.

 

 

 

  1. Age groups and number of participants for Provincial Lead Competitions

 

Climbers are requested to please send names and the category under which each will be participating to info@westerncapeclimbing.co.za by 2nd March 2015.

 

The categories are as follows:

  • Open Men (Lead only; Grades 26 to 28)
  • Open Ladies (Lead only; Grades 24 to 27)
  • Novice Men (Lead only; Grades 21 to 24)
  • Novice Ladies (Lead only; Grades 20 to 23)

 

  1. Prize Giving

 

Prize Giving for the Open Finals will take place on Monday 23rd March 2015 from 8:30pm at City Rock Climbing Gym.

 

We are incredibly grateful to City Rock Climbing Gym for hosting the event, thus making these competitions possible.

 

 

  1. Structure of events

 

The Open Provincial Lead Competition:

The Open Provincial Lead competition will start with the qualifier rounds.

  • The Open and Novice (Men and Women) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route. They will be scored by the highest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.
  • Please note that before the competitors climb each route, the rules will be explained (beta) by a route setter. This will be done for each group.
  • A touch of the hold (however slight) constitutes a try.

 

  • Climbers must comfortably hold the last hold on their attempt for at least 3 seconds or until the judge acknowledges in order to qualify it as a “used” and scored hold.

 

  • Both Qualifier Rounds are Flash.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Semi and Final:

  • The best Ten Open and Novice Women and the best Ten Open and Novice Men from the Qualifying Round will go through to the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Open and Novice Women and the best Six Open and Novice Men from the Semi-Final Round will go through to the Final Round
  • The Semi-Finalist and Finalist groups will be allowed to view the 1 Semi-Final and 1 Final route respectively for 5 minutes before going into isolation.
  • The Open and Novice Women will compete first, followed by the Open and Novice Men.
  • The individual competitor will be taken to the route via a “belayer”. The competitor must have his shoes and harness on and have his chalk. The Competitor must already be tied in and have been checked by his belayer and be accompanied by his belayer to the route. The competitor will have 30 seconds to view the route and only one attempt to do the route.
  • Final rankings are calculated according to the top holds reached or highest hold reached. No flash points are given.

 

  • Climbers must comfortably hold the finishing hold for at least 3 seconds or until the judge acknowledges.

 

 

  1. Refreshments at competition venue

Soft Drinks and light eats will be available for competitors and spectators to purchase.

 

 

  1. Costs and payment

 

Fee for 2015 Provincial Lead Competitions

  • R200.00 per Open competitor if competitor is a WCC Member – a membership number must be presented alongside the competitor’s name when sending your lists through to Western Cape Climbing. A membership card must be presented at the registration on the day.

 

  • R500.00 per Open competitor if competitor is NOT an SANCF/WCC Member – this will entitle them to membership and cover their registration fee for the competition; an SANCF/WCC Membership card will be organised and sent to the competitor shortly after the competition.

 

  • The above fee includes medals, trophies, venue hire as well as the costs associated with the organization of the competition.

 

  • All payments are to be made in cash on the day or deposited via EFT into the Western Cape Climbing Bank Account

 

Western Cape Climbing

First National Bank

Branch: Cavendish

Branch Number: 204209

Account Number: 62380592652

Account Type: Cheque Account

Please list your name as a reference on the deposit slip

Kindly email the proof of payment to info@westerncapeclimbing.co.za

 

  • All entrants must be valid SANCF and WCC members with a valid SANCF/WCC Membership Card. Membership can be obtained by paying the R300.00 membership fee and completing the application forms at registration or prior to the competition.

To become a WCC member kindly email info@westerncapeclimbing.co.za.

 

 

  1. Contact details

 

Delaney Carpenter – WCC President

083 355 9933

info@westerncapeclimbing.co.za

 

Chris Naudé – WCC Vice President

083 675 1558

chris@westerncapeclimbing.co.za

 

 

  1. Summary – what you must do!

 

Item Due date:

  • Pay the registration fees prior to 9th March 2015
  • Pitch-up 9th March 2015 early for the Open Qualifications

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All climbing related activities are extremely dangerous and always completely at your own risk. The organizers, WCC, SANCF, the sponsors and venue owners accept no responsibility for any losses, injury or death. All participating climbers, helpers, organizers and spectators take full responsibility for themselves. There is no substitute for experience, training, common sense and a touch of caution. So you are on your own…take care!

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