IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR LEAD/SPEED NATIONALS

Registration

The OCF Registrar (Davis Barton) will register all Ontario athletes during LSN Registration on Friday afternoon. She will be at Allez Up between 7:00 and 7:30pm (the half hour before the Technical meeting) to distribute athlete bibs to Ontario coaches. For any alternate arrangements, please contact Davis directly at registrar@climbontario.ca

Coaches

Due to space restrictions at the competition, the CEC will only permit one coach per team/gym to enter ISO at a time. The coach “ISO badge” is interchangeable (i.e., coaches can switch out between rounds), but it can only be used by a coach that has a valid CEC membership. Coach badges will be distributed at the same time as the athlete bibs (see above). For any alternate arrangements, please contact Davis at registrar@climbontario.ca.

In addition, please ensure that you are monitoring the event page that the CEC has created http://climbingcanada.ca/en/lsn-2019/ to ensure that you are aware of any last minute changes or other important information.  

Speed Event – Running Orders and Schedule


Please arrive at gym in plenty of time for the Technical Meeting for your heat. Heats will start immediately following the conclusion of previous heat’s Final.

Note:  There is only one practice run for each category immediately preceding the Qualifying Races. The running order for practice round will be randomized and posted at gym. Competitors must remain in the competition area for the duration of their heat until eliminated.

Details for Speed Event/AGM

We hope everyone will join us at Hub Mississauga this Saturday May 11th.

If you have not been to Hub Mississauga please complete the online waiver. Any first-time visitors will also also need to complete a facility orientation when you arrive at the Hub.

If you want to climb for the day, please keep in mind the following information:

Boulder – a complete bouldering orientation must be completed (if you have done this at Markham you will be good)

Top-Rope or Lead –  you must book a spot online  for a  test Saturday or in advance if possible (tests must be booked a minimum 24 hours in advance)

All members are welcome!

Difficulty Provincials Sunday Schedule & Running Orders

OFFICIAL Schedule – Sunday

8:00 am Iso opens
9:00 am Iso closes
9:30 am Semi-Final Round
2:00 pm Iso opens
3:00 pm Iso closes
3:30 pm Final Round

Speed Event

In order to meet the CEC’s new eligibility criteria for Speed Nationals, the OCF Speed/AGM Event that was planned for May 11th will now serve as the official qualifier for Ontario athletes who want to compete in Speed at Nationals.

All members are more than welcome to participate regardless of whether you are seeking a qualification for Speed Nationals or not.

OCF Speed/AGM Event

Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
Cost: $25.00 (includes a day pass to Hub Climbing Mississauga)
Location: Hub Climbing, 3636 Hawkestone Rd Unit 1, Mississauga 

Please register here   

Provisional Schedule

  • 9:15 am – Check-in
  • 10:00 am – Climbing starts (Open/Jr/A/B categories)
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm OCF Annual General Meeting
  • 2:30 pm – Climbing (C category)
  • 4:00 pm – Event wrap up

Final Running Orders and Schedule will be posted after the close of registration.

Registration will be open until Sunday, April 28th at 11:59 pm.  

Important information for those seeking to qualify for Speed Nationals:

  • Open athletes: there are no quotas in place for open categories; however open athletes must attend the event in order to qualify for Speed Nationals.
  • Youth athletes: the OCF has been given a quota of 8 athletes per age/gender category. We will fill this quota with the top eight athletes in each category (who are interested in attending Nationals) based on the results of this event. It is important that athletes identify whether they wish to be considered for Speed Nationals so that we choose our roster only from those who plan to attend Nationals if selected.
  • Open athletes who have competed internationally within the previous 20 months (Pan Am Championships, World Cup) are automatically qualified for Speed Nationals and are exempt from the above requirements.
  • Athletes who are eligible for a Special Invitation (see CEC post dated April 17th) must apply directly to the CEC by the deadline of April 30th.
  • For more information on the CEC’s new provincial quotas and qualifying requirements policy, please see the CEC post dated March 27th
  • Note: We have secured an extension of the CEC Speed National registration deadline for Ontario athletes until after the May 11th event

Difficulty Provincials Running Orders and Official Schedule

OFFICIAL Schedule – Saturday

7:30 am Check in and warmup area opening (A/Jr/Open and C)
7:45 am Coach’s Technical Meeting
8:25 am Judge’s Briefing
9:00 am Qualifiers Start (Q1 & Q2 running simultaneously)
12:30 pm Check in and warmup area opening (B & D)
1:00 pm Coach’s Technical Meeting
1:25 pm Judges Briefing
2:00 pm Qualifiers Start (Q1 & Q2 running simultaneously)

OFFICIAL Schedule – Sunday

8:00 am Iso opens
9:00 am Iso closes
9:30 am Semi-Final Round
2:00 pm Iso opens
3:00 pm Iso closes
3:30 pm Final Round

Parking Map

Provincials Eligibility and Provisional Schedule

Registration is now open for all eligible athletes for OCF Difficulty Provincials at Altitude Gym in Gatineau, Quebec on April 20th/21st 2019.

Below are the lists of the top 20 Ontario Youth athletes that are eligible to compete.

As per our Rules:

  • the top 20 youth athletes in each category qualify to compete at Provincial Championships
  • to be eligible for the top 20, a youth 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 Difficulty competition
  • in ranking the top 20, we have adjusted results from each local to exclude non-Ontario athletes

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

Canadian citizens without a PSO and non-resident Foreign Nationals may also compete. Please contact the registrar at info@climbontario.ca.

Registration can be completed here (member.climbontario.ca).

Note: Invitations will NOT be issued to athletes. It is the athlete/parent’s responsibility to register for Provincials before the deadline of Tuesday April 16th at 11:59 pm. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED PAST THE CUTOFF TIME.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY  
07:30 Check in and warmup area opening
09:00 Qualifiers C M&F, AJO M&F Q1 and Q2 
14:00 Qualifiers B M&F, D M&F Q1 and Q2 
   
SUNDAY  
08:00-09:00 Iso opens and closes
09:30 Semi final round
14:30-15:30 Iso opens and closes
16:00 Final round

The official schedule & running orders will be posted on Wednesday April 17th.

FORMAT

QUALIFIERS

Each category will have 2 designated qualifier routes, and competitors have one attempt only on each route. Points per hold scoring is used. D & C categories climb on top rope. B, A, Jr & Open categories lead climb. There is no ISO area for this round; competitors get to watch a route demo (live or on video loop) before the round begins and competitors are allowed to watch each other climb. The top 12 after qualifiers in each youth category advance to semi-finals (non-Ontario residents are extra quota for youth categories). 

SEMI-FINALS

Each category will have one designated semi-final route, and competitors have one attempt only on the route. Points per hold scoring is used. Competitors remain in isolation until their attempt and may not watch each other climb. Competitors get an observation period to view their final route before the round begins. The top 8 semi-finalists in each youth category advance to finals (non-Ontario residents are extra quota for youth categories). 

FINALS 

Each category will have one designated final route. Finalists have one attempt only on the route. Points per hold scoring is used. Finalists remain in isolation until their attempt and may not watch each other climb. Finalists get an observation period to view their final route before the round begins.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for this comp. Please contact volunteer@climbontario.ca if you are able to provide support.