Upcoming D & E Competition at Boulderz Etobicoke

We look forward to seeing Youth D & E athletes on February 2nd at Boulderz (Etobicoke) for the first Difficulty competition of the season! Please make sure to register by Tuesday, January 29th at 11:59 pm.
Late registrations will not be accepted.

Youth D/E Format: Modified scramble. Competitors climb four qualifier routes, in a
predetermined order, with two attempts on each route (time limit of 4 minutes per route).

Athletes can watch each other climb.  Competitors are scored points per hold. Score will take
attempts into account to help eliminate ties.
A final schedule and running orders will be posted next Wednesday after registration closes.

Provisional schedule:

6am – Gym opens
7:45am – E meeting & questions
8am-10:30am – E boys & girls climb
ASAP – E AWARDS
10:30am – D meeting &  questions
10:45am-1:45pm – D boys & girls climb
ASAP – D AWARDS


Difficulty Judging Clinic – Jan 26th – Boulderz, Etobicoke

**Update: Due to the possibility of hazardous driving conditions, the judging clinic has been rescheduled to the 26th**

Date: Saturday, January 19th Saturday, January 26th
Time: 10 am – 12 noon (approximately 2 hours)
Location: Boulderz Climbing Gym, 80 The East Mall, Unit 9, Etobicoke

The clinic will be facilitated by Sharon Vukojevic, one of the OCF Jury Presidents.

The clinic is for those volunteers who would like to learn to judge so you can help at our upcoming Difficulty competitions. If you have previously judged at OCF competitions and would like a “refresher” you are also invited to join the clinic.

Any competitive youth climber competing in second year B, A, Junior or Open category or, any student 14 and older is also welcome to attend the clinic. This is a great way to get your High School volunteer hours and help out the climbing community.

Please email Laura Nuesken at volunteer@climbontario.ca if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

*** If you want to judge at any OCF boulder or difficulty competition, you must have attended an OCF judging clinic.***
*** You must have a current gym waiver to participate. ***

 

Board Meeting December 8, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. via teleconference

Attendees: Tyler Norton, Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Davis Barton, Lisa Gray, Laura Nuesken
Regrets: Shaun Hunter

 

Summary of motions passed:

No motions passed

Other issues discussed:

  • Financial Update
  • Hiring a tax accountant
  • CEC Discovery Workshop
  • Wrap-up of bouldering locals
  • Rules update
  • Inter-PSO coordination
  • Building/acquiring a results/scoring service

 

The next meeting will be held on Saturday January 19 at 9:00am in Toronto, ON.

Board Meeting November 7, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. via teleconference

Attendees: Tyler Norton, Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Davis Barton, Lisa Gray, Laura Nuesken
Regrets: Shaun Hunter

 

Summary of motions passed:

No motions passed

Other issues discussed:

  • 2017-2018 year-end financials update
  • Rulebook coordination with CEC
  • Athlete selection and running orders for provincials

 

The next meeting will be held on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 9:00am via teleconference.

Board Meeting October 14, 2018

An OCF board meeting was held on Sunday October 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto

Attendees: Tyler Norton, Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Davis Barton, Lisa Gray, Laura Nuesken, Shaun Hunter

 

Summary of motions passed:

2018-2019 Budget Including allocation for new email, teleconferencing, and web hosting infrastructure

 

Other issues discussed:

  • Finance update
  • CEC communications and operations
  • final preparations for bouldering season

 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday November 7th, 2018 at 5:30pm via teleconference.

Bouldering Provincials Recap

Thanks to everyone –  volunteers, judges, route setters, competitors and spectators – for making Provincial Championships a great success. Thank you to Altitude Gym – Kanata for hosting.
Congratulations to all athletes who competed! Here are the podium results:

D Girls A Girls
1 CHI (NR) Jolie 1 GALLOWAY Riley
2 HARTLEY Annabelle 2 CHAPMAN Indiana
3 FRASER Adrienne 3 PASION Lestine
4 BRIGGS Graciela
A Boys
D Boys 1 SCHAEFER Faolan
1 GALLOWAY Jacob 2 LUND Jeppe Hjermind
2 CHAN Christian 3 GAMBLING Owen
3 SCHARLACH Nash
JR Girls
C Girls 1 CARKNER Cat
1 BRIGGS Evangelina 2 EVANS Bea
2 HO Jacqueline 3 KARNIS Bronwen
3 GALLOWAY Taylor
JR Boys
C Boys 1 GILBERT David
1 CHI (NR) Augustine 2 AGRO Ben
2 SIMON (NR) Casey 3 ELLIS Manh
3 DERIMA (NR) Emmanuel
4 SETO Nathan Open Women
5 MACLEOD Cole 1 WIECKOWSKI Lia
6 PHILLIPS Jonah 2 PIERCE Alexandra
3 WILSON Kacy
B Girls
1 VUKOJEVIC Mateja Open Men
2 CHI (NR) Norah 1 SAFFERY Dylan
3 BARTON Natalie 2 TIUKUVAARA Samuel
4 PARK Sydney 3 THOMSON Hamish
B Boys
1 LEFF (NR) Isaac
2 CLOUSTON Owen
3 DARCHIVILLE Hayden
4 TONNOS Benjamin
Note: The top 8 placed Ontario competitors (Canadian citizens) in each category will receive an invitation to compete at Nationals.
For competitors who are Foreign Nationals or non-residents of Ontario, please see the CEC website for eligibility rules and registration information.


OCF Provincials Finals – Running Orders and Official Schedule

Please note the following:

Morning session: D Girls/Boys, A/Jr Girls/Open Women, A/Jr Boys/Open Men
ISO OPENS: 7:30 am
JUDGES BRIEFING: 8:10 am
ISO CLOSES: 8:30 am. All competitors for the morning session must be in ISO by this time.
COMPETITOR BRIEFING: 8:35 am

 

Afternoon session: B Girls/Boys, C Girls/Boys
ISO OPENS: 10:15 am
JUDGES BRIEFING: 10:55 pm
ISO CLOSES: 11:15 pm. All competitors for the afternoon session must be in ISO by this time.
COMPETITOR BRIEFING: 11:20 pm

Sunday afternoon ISO will be separate from Sunday morning ISO. Youth B and C athletes will be allowed in the competition area during the morning as long as they are in ISO by the designated close time. Coaches who have been on the competition floor in the morning are allowed to re-enter afternoon ISO provided they enter by the ISO close time.  The B and C problems will not be re-set until after the close of Iso.

Competitors, please remember to bring your bibs.

 

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Additional Final Reminders for OCF Provincials this Weekend

All athletes competing must be dropped off at the Competitor Entrance at the back of building to check into Iso. Please see the map below for directions on accessing this entrance. (Use Silver Seven Rd.)  There is NO parking at the rear of the building so parents/spectators must park at the front of building (Palladium Dr.) after dropping off athlete and use the main gym entrance.

 

Please use this link to complete the online gym waiver before you arrive at comp to help reduce the wait time at check-in.

 

Coaches Technical Meeting is at 7:45 am on Saturday.

 

As well, B start times have been pushed back 15 minutes. The amended schedule/running order can be found here.

 

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Provincials Running Orders and Official Schedule

Format:

  • Qualification rounds: ISO format, 5 problems, 5-on-5-off. Competitors will be ranked by # Tops/ # Zones/ # Tops attempts/ # Zones attempts.
  • The top 8 athletes in each category after qualifiers will proceed to finals. As we have some non-Ontario athletes competing, we will take extra Ontario athletes, if necessary, so that a total of 8 Ontario athletes compete in finals in each category.
  • Finals: ISO format, 4 problems, 5-on-5-off. Competitors will be ranked by # Tops/ # Zones/ # Tops attempts/ # Zones attempts. Count-back (to ranking from preceding round) will be used to break ties.
  • An Isolation Zone (ISO) will be in effect for all age categories:  Only competitors, coaches and officials are allowed into ISO; parents are not permitted. Competitors must be in ISO by the designated ISO close time and must stay in ISO until it is their turn to compete. Electronic communication devices are not allowed in ISO. Once in the competition area, competitors may not communicate with anyone other than officials until they are finished competing. Spectators can provide “You’ve got this” type of encouragement but they cannot provide any information or advice that would be considered coaching (i.e., no “use the green hold”, “there’s a hold around the corner”, “take a break”, “breathe”, “use a heel hook”).

 

Saturday logistics:

Morning session: D Girls/Boys, A/Jr Girls/Open Women, A/Jr Boys/Open Men
ISO OPENS: 7:30 am
COACHES TECHNICAL MEETING: 7:45 am
JUDGES BRIEFING: 8:10 am
ISO CLOSES: 8:30 am. All competitors for the morning session must be in ISO by this time.
COMPETITOR BRIEFING: 8:35 am

 

Afternoon session: B Girls/Boys, C Girls/Boys
ISO OPENS: 12:00 pm
JUDGES BRIEFING: 12:40 pm
ISO CLOSES: 1:00 pm. All competitors for the afternoon session must be in ISO by this time.
COMPETITOR BRIEFING: 1:05 pm

Saturday afternoon ISO will be separate from Saturday morning ISO. Youth B and C athletes will be allowed in the competition area during the morning as long as they are in ISO by the designated close time. Coaches who have been on the competition floor in the morning are allowed to re-enter afternoon ISO provided they enter by the ISO close time.

 

We need volunteers to help make this event a success. Please sign up to help at http://signup.com/go/rvMamnc or contact our volunteer coordinator Laura at volunteer@climbontario.ca.

 

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