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
the top 20 rankings are based on each
athlete’s single best result at a local Difficulty competition
the top 20, we have adjusted results from each local to exclude non-Ontario
Any Open competitor is eligible to compete at OCF Difficulty Provincials, whether or not you have competed at a local event.
citizens without a PSO and non-resident Foreign Nationals
may also compete. Please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Check in and warmup area opening
Qualifiers C M&F, AJO M&F Q1 and Q2
Qualifiers B M&F, D M&F Q1 and Q2
Iso opens and closes
Semi final round
Iso opens and closes
official schedule & running orders will be posted on Wednesday April 17th.
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).
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).
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.
Difficulty Local # 2 for Open, Junior and Youth A, B and C athletes was held this past weekend. Thanks to host gym Junction Climbing Centre in London for an excellent event. Thanks also to all volunteers, judges and participants! Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:
Saturday April 6th: Open, Junior and A athletes Sunday April 7th: B and C athletes
Important Details about Junction Climbing Centre: Location: 1030 Elias St, London 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.junctionclimbing.com/wai
Saturday April 6th: Open, Junior and A athletes Sunday April 7th: B and C athletes Registration closes tomorrow, Tuesday April 2nd at 11:59 pm. There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.
Important Details about Junction Climbing Centre: Location: 1030 Elias St, London
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.junctionclimbing.com/waiver
PROVISIONAL Schedules for both days:
7:30am Check In/Warm Up/Preview Videos 8:25am Judges Briefing 8:40am Competitor’s Briefing 9:00am Qualifiers Start (Q1 & Q2 running simultaneously) Iso for finals will open 1 hour after qualifiers are finished Iso will close 1 hour later Finals will begin 30 mins after iso closes
OFFICIAL Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday April 3rd
Youth D/E Difficulty local #2 was held this past weekend. Thanks to everyone involved – volunteers, judges, participants and host gym True North, for a fantastic comp. Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:
For 2019 Speed Nationals, the CEC will limit competitors from each PSO to a quota of 8 as is the case in other disciplines. The OCF will be providing Ontario athletes the opportunity to qualify for this event. Details on qualification requirements will be sent out to coaches shortly.
We are hosting a Speed event at The Hub – Mississauga on May 11th so please save the date.The OCF Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with that event.
Another great comp this past weekend in Hamilton! Thanks to everyone involved – volunteers, judges, participants and our host gym, Gravity, for making it a success. Hats off to Boulderz in Etobicoke for hosting the first D/E local on Feb 2nd and to everyone who contributed to that fantastic event. Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:
Feb 2nd at Boulderz
🥇Sara de Leon
March 23/24 at Gravity
See you this Saturday, March 30th at True North for D/E Local 2!