Difficulty Judging Clinic – Jan 19th – Boulderz, Etobicoke

Date: Saturday, January 19th
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. ***


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.


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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OCF Bouldering Provincials

Saturday December 15th and Sunday December 16th

Altitude Gym Kanata

The Provincial Championship competition is a two-day event, with qualifiers on Saturday and finals on Sunday.

 

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. Countback (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”).

 

On Saturday, afternoon ISO will be separate from 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.

 

The final schedule and running orders will be published on Wednesday December 11th after registration closes.

 

Here is the provisional schedule for both days:

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Comp Recap

Thanks to The Core Climbing Gym for hosting our last local of the season! Thank you to everyone involved – volunteers, judges and participants for making it a great comp. Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:

D Girls
🥇 Adrienne Fraser
🥈 Graciela Briggs, Charlotte Richards

D Boys
🥇 Christian Chan
🥈 Jacob Galloway
🥉 Michael Paramonau

C Girls
🥇 Evangelina Briggs
🥈 Taylor Galloway, Maggey Arghittu, Jacqueline Ho, Madeleine Taylor

C Boys
🥇 Cole MacLeod
🥈 Emmanuel Derima
🥉 Jonah Phillips

Looking forward to Boulder Provincial Championship on December 15/16th at Altitude in Kanata.

Provincials Eligibility C & D Athletes

Registration is now open for eligible C & D athletes for OCF Bouldering Provincials at Altitude Gym in Kanata, Ontario on December 15th/16th 2018.

 

Below are the lists of Ontario C & D athletes that are eligible to compete.

Note: Invitations will NOT be issued to athletes. It is the athlete/parent’s responsibility to register for Provincials before the deadline of Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59 pm.

Registration can be completed here.

Any Open competitor is eligible to register to compete at OCF Bouldering Provincials, whether or not you have competed at a Local event.

As per our Rules:

  • The top twenty (20) eligible youth athletes in each category qualify to compete at Provincial Championships
  • To be eligible, an athlete must be an Ontario resident (regardless of citizenship)
  • The top 20 rankings are based on each athlete’s single best result at a local competition in that discipline

Please note that, in ranking the top 20, we have adjusted results from each local to exclude non-Ontario athletes.

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Waivers

Attention: Athletes, Parents and Spectators attending the OCF Local #2 at Core Climbing in Cambridge,
Please complete online waivers PRIOR to arriving at the gym.  This will really help avoid delays at check-in.
Location:  500 Jamieson Pkwy #1, Cambridge, ON
Waivers: Everyone entering the gym MUST sign a waiver,  including spectators. Minors need their waivers filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Here is the online waiver.