Comp Recap

Another fantastic comp was held this past weekend – the first C/D/E Local!


Thanks to everyone involved – volunteers, judges, participants and host gym True North Climbing, for making it a success. Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:

 

D Female / Male
🥇 Adrienne Fraser / Christian Chan
🥈 Graciela Briggs / Nash Scharlach
🥉 Charlotte Richards / Michael Paramonau

Female / Male
🥇Taylor Galloway / Emmanuel Derima
🥈Evangelina Briggs / Cole MacLeod
🥉Sophie Diciacca / Nathan Seto

See you on Nov 17/18th at Up the Bloc for Open/JR/A, B Local 2!

 

Looking forward to the first C, D and E local this weekend!

A few final reminders:
 
First time competitors: Bring your ID to validate DOB and Citizenship when you check in
 
Coaches: All 3 of the following requirements must be complete to attend event as Coach
All athletes and spectators
  • Sign Gym Waivers
  •  For Sunday’s Iso Comp, please recall the following rules regarding spectator behaviour
    • Coaches and parents MAY NOT engage with a climber during the competition period.
      •  In cases where there is a suspected injury, a coach may approach an official and ask to speak with their climber to determine if they have been hurt.
      •  Before, during climbing attempts, and during their rest periods, parents, coaches and other supporters are encouraged to cheer for the climbers, but they may NOT call out information or advice (referred to as BETA) to attempt to help the climber. Examples of unpermitted beta would include “Use the hold by your left foot”, “Breathe”, “Rest now”, or “Use the hold around the corner”. Only competition officials may speak to climbers between the time they enter the isolation area and their climbing round is complete.

 

FINAL REMINDER:

Registration for Local 1 at True North Climbing closes tomorrow Tuesday, October 30th at 11:59 pm.  There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.
 
Saturday, November 3rd: D and E athletes
Sunday,  November 4th: C athletes

 

More information here.

 

Upcoming C, D and E Category Bouldering Local 1

REMINDER: The first OCF Local Boulder Comp for C, D and E category is next weekend!

Saturday, November 3rd: D and E athletes
Sunday,  November 4th: C athletes
Registration closes on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:59 pm. There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.

 

Important Details about True North Climbing:

Waivers:

Everyone entering the gym MUST sign a waiver, including spectators. Minors need their waivers filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be found online here: https://www.truenorthclimbing.com/waiver/ Adults will be asked to show identification when verbally confirming their electronic waiver at the gym.

 

PROVISIONAL Schedules:

Saturday
7:30 Check In opens –  E Girls and Boys
8:15 Competitor Briefing – E Girls and Boys
8:30 Climbing starts – E Girls and Boys
10:00 Climbing ends –  E Girls and Boys
10:15 Certificates – E Girls and Boys
10:30 Check In – D Girls 
11:15 Competitor Briefing – D Girls
11:30 Climbing starts –  D Girls
12:30 Check In – D Boys   
1:00 Climbing ends –  D Girls
1:15 Competitor Briefing – D Boys
1:30 Results/Awards –  D Girls
1:30 Climbing starts –  D Boys
3:00 Climbing ends –  D Boys
3:30 Results/Awards –  D Boys
 
Sunday
7:30 Iso opens – C Girls
8:20 Judges Briefing
8:30 Iso closes – C Girls
8:35 Technical Meeting
9:00 Climbing starts – C Girls
2:00 Climbing ends – C Girls
2:15 Results/Awards – C Girls
 
12:15 Iso opens – C Boys
1:00 Judges Briefing
1:15 Iso closes – C Boys
1:20 Technical Meeting
1:45 Climbing starts – C Boys
5:45 Climbing ends – C Boys
6:00 Results/Awards – C Boys
 
NOTE: This schedule is provisional only and some times may change once registration numbers are final. The Official Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday October 31st.

 

OCF Judging Clinic combined (bouldering and difficulty)

The OCF is pleased to announce that we have added ​two more Judging Clinics ​​for Bouldering and Difficulty judging for the upcoming 2018-2019 competitive season.

Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Judging Clinic 1:

Location:

 

10:00 am – 12:00 noon​​ approximately

Up the Bloc
1224 Dundas Street East Unit #28
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4A2

 

Judging Clinic 2:

Location:

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm approximately

True North Climbing
​​75 Carl Hall Road,
Unit #14 Downsview Park Sport Centre
Toronto, ON M3K 2B9

The clinics will be facilitated by Stephanie Tabbert, one of our OCF Jury Presidents.

The clinic is for those volunteers who would like to learn to judge Bouldering and Difficulty Climbing. It will be approximately 2 hours in length. 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 or any student 14 years and older is also more than welcome to attend the clinic. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours for High School Graduation requirements and help out the climbing community.

Please email Laura Nuesken at​​ ​volunteer@climbontario.ca​ if you plan to attend or have any questions, so that we can keep track of numbers.

*** If you want to judge at any OCF boulder or difficulty competition, you must attend a judging clinic that the OCF offers or have attended a prior judging clinic run by the OCF.

**** Each facility requires a current waiver for each participant at their location

 

Upcoming Judging Clinic

October 27th 10am-12pm Up the Bloc will be hosting an OCF Judging Clinic where you can learn how to judge for Bouldering and Difficulty Competitions from one of our experienced head judges. In order to judge at an OCF competition you have to have attended an OCF Judging Clinic.

 

This OCF Judging Clinic is open to any member of the climbing community 14 years of age (second year B) or older. Please email Laura at volunteer@climbontario.ca to sign up

 

Finals Round Format – Clarification

PLEASE NOTE: The Finals Round on Sunday will be ISO format, 4-on-4-off. Competitors will climb 4 problems in a predetermined order. Competitors are allowed 4 minutes climbing time per problem, and then get 4 minutes rest between problems. Competitors must rest in a designated area between problems. This is a similar format to the one used for Finals at OCF Provincials but reduced to 4-on-4-off  to allow for a shorter length round.   There is no observation period. An incorrect description of the round format was previously posted on our website that has since been corrected. We apologize for this error.


Provisional Schedule and Note for Coaches

Here is the Provisional Schedule for the first local at Hub Climbing, Markham next weekend. The Official Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday October 17th.  

 

Saturday, October 20th – Open, Junior,  A Qualifiers
7:30am – ISO opens – Youth A, Junior, Open Categories
8:30am – ISO closes – Youth A Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – Youth A Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts – Youth A Category
11:45am – ISO closes – Junior Category
11:50am – Technical Meeting – Junior Category
12:15pm – Climbing Starts – Junior Category
12:55pm – Climbing Ends – Youth A Category
1:10pm – Results – Youth A Category (approx time)
2:05pm – ISO closes – Open Category
2:10pm – Technical Meeting – Open Category
2:35pm – Climbing Starts – Open Category
3:15pm – Climbing Ends – Junior Category
3:30pm – Results – Junior Category (approx time)
5:05pm – Climbing Ends – Open Category
5:20pm – Results – Open Category (approx time)

 

Sunday, October 21st –  Youth B and Open/Junior/A Finals
7:30am – ISO opens – Youth B Category
8:00am – Judges briefing
8:30am – ISO closes – Youth B Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – Youth B Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts- Youth B Category
2:30pm – ISO opens- Youth A, Junior, Open Finalists
3:00pm – Climbing Ends – Youth B Category (approx time)
3:30pm – ISO closes – Youth A, Junior, Open Finalists
3:35pm – Results and Awards – Youth B
4:00pm – Finals Start – Youth A, Junior, Open Categories
6:00pm – Finals End
6:30pm – Results and Awards, Youth A, Junior, Open

 

Also a reminder to all coaches – Please complete the following:
  • If you want full coaching privileges (ie entrance to ISO) at OCF comps you must purchase a Coach membership ($20) under Memberships on the registration system
  • All coaches must sign an online waiver which is available under Waivers on the registration system
  • All coaches must sign our Code of Conduct. Unfortunately we don’t have this form in an online version on our registration site. Please print and sign the form attached and either email a scanned copy to registrar@climbontario.ca or bring the form when you check in at the comp.

Download (PDF, 114KB)

Calling all Volunteers and Judges!

We have our very first OCF Youth and Open Local Bouldering Competition for the 2018-2019 Season coming up on Saturday October 20, 2018 and Sunday October 21, 2018 at the HUB Climbing, 165 McIntosh Dr, Markham, Ontario L3R 0N6 and we need your help!

This will be a World Cup Qualifier Style format and we will need everyone to help out if at all possible–especially our experienced judges! As last year, some changes had to be made due to the increasing number of competitors at all of the local comps last year.  A, Junior and Open will still have their Qualifiers on Saturday, the B category will compete Sunday and will be followed by the A, Junior and Open Finals. The C category has been added to the same competition as D+E and their competition is on a separate weekend entirely to accommodate the large number of athletes.

 

The competition will be ISO format with 5 problems, 5 on 5 off, top 8 A, Jr and Open athletes advance to Finals (4 problems, 4 min. each) – there will be no finals for youth B.

We will need to know your availability and which day that you are available to help as soon as possible– by age category is the best way to determine your availability if you are unable to do the entire day.  We really need your help so please consider volunteering!

We need volunteers for ISO monitoring, registration, runners and other non-judging positions –but our need is greatest for *judging !!

*In order to judge you have had to attend an OCF Judging Clinic.

 

Please look at the provisional schedule below for each day of competition and let me know which categories that you are able to volunteer for and on which day- Saturday Oct 20/18 or Sunday Oct 21/18. Please keep in mind that the schedule is approximate and times will change but if you can let me know that you can judge or volunteer for e.g. — B Category on Sunday, or A and Junior categories on Saturday or alternately that you want to watch the Junior category climb but are able to help with the rest of the categories on Saturday that would be really helpful. We are MORE than happy to accommodate you. (the more information you provide us about your availability the better!)

FYI –Iso will be closing 30 minutes prior to the first climber starting in that category if that helps you to determine which categories you can help out with. For e.g. Iso will close for A category at 8.30am on Saturday according to the provisional schedule below as A will begin to climb at 9 a.m..

 

The final schedule and running order will come out on Wednesday October 17, 2018.

***The schedule below is to give those of you that are new an idea of what the timing of the competition might look like, so you can estimate your availability. Changes to the schedule will be made once registration closes Tuesday night and we know final numbers.***

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30am – Iso opens – Youth A, Junior, Open Categories
8:00am – Judges briefing
8:30am – Iso closes – Youth A Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – Youth A Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts – Youth A Category
11:45am – Iso closes – Junior Category
11:50am – Technical Meeting – Junior Category
12:15pm – Climbing Starts – Junior Category
12:55pm – Climbing Ends – Youth A Category
1:10pm – Results – Youth A Category (approx time)
2:05pm – Iso closes – Open Category
2:10pm – Technical Meeting – Open Category
2:35pm – Climbing Starts – Open Category
3:15pm – Climbing Ends – Junior Category
3:30pm – Results – Junior Category (approx time)
5:05pm – Climbing Ends – Open Category
5:20pm – Results – Open Category (approx time)

 

Sunday, October 21, 2018
7:30am – Iso opens – Youth B Category
8:00am – Judges briefing
8:30am – Iso closes – Youth B Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – Youth B Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts- Youth B Category
2:30pm – Iso opens- Youth A, Junior, Open Finalists
3:00pm – Climbing Ends – Youth B Category (approx time)
3:30pm – Iso closes – Youth A, Junior, Open Finalists
3:35pm – Results and Awards – Youth B
4:00pm – Finals Start – Youth A, Junior, Open Categories
6:00pm – Finals End
6:30pm – Results and Awards, Youth A, Junior, Open

Please lend your support to the OCF and e-mail Laura at volunteer@climbontario.ca to help out!

 

REMINDER:

The first OCF Local Boulder Comp is next weekend!

Saturday, October 20: Open, Junior and A athletes qualifiers
Sunday, October 21: B Athletes  and Final Round (Open/JR/A)

Registration closes on Tuesday October 16th at 11:59 pm.  There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.

Important Details about waivers for Hub Climbing Gym, 165 McIntosh Drive, Markham 

 https://hubclimbing.com/waiver/

For any competitor who has never been to the Hub before, you must complete a bouldering orientation prior to climbing on any of the walls. If you have an opportunity to go to the gym a few days prior to the comp to complete this requirement please do so, otherwise you will complete it after checking in, while in ISO.