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.

Results from Open/Jr/A/B/C Local # 2

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:

Youth C

1HO, JacquelineSETO, Nathan
2TAYLOR, MadeleineMACLEOD, Cole
3BRIGGS, EvangelinaPHILLIPS, Jonah

Youth B

1PARK, SydneySMITH, Dylan
2SMITH, SloaneDARCHIVILLE, Hayden
3VUKOJEVIC, MatejaTAN, Ian

Youth A

1PARK, EstelleSCHAEFER, Faolan
2DIGIUSEPPE, AlexisGAMBLING, Owen
3GALLOWAY, RileyCAMERON, Daniel

Junior

1YING, YinkiJUDGE, Kyle
2SVAIKAUSKAS, StephanieHAIGHT, Mitchell
3LANZA, HeatherENGLAND, Seth

Open

1AVRAMOVA, ElinaSAFFERY, Dylan
2PROSSER, CharleBALSEZ, Florent
3ROBSON, RachelMARTIN, Justin

OCF Difficulty Local # 2 – Schedule and Running Orders

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

Parking: Please see the attached map.

REMINDER: The 2nd OCF Local Difficulty Comp for Open/JR/A and B/C categories is next weekend at Junction in London!

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

Results from D/E Local # 2

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:

Youth D
    
🥇Christian Chan🥇Adrienne Fraser
🥈Jacob Galloway🥈Gabriella Beaumont
🥉Leo Nygren🥉Ella Vohle
  🥉Graciela Briggs

Speed Nationals

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.

Schedule and Running Orders for D/E Difficulty Local # 2 at True North Climbing – Toronto

Schedule:

D Boys, E Boys, E Girls
Gym Opens7:00 am
Meeting8:00 am
Climbing Starts  8:15 am
Climbing should take roughly 2 – 2.5 hrs
Results, Awards ASAP after climbing ends
D Girls
Meeting11:00 am
Climbing Starts11:15 am
Climbing should take roughly 2.5 – 3 hrs
Results, Awards ASAP after climbing ends


Important Details about True North Climbing Gym:

Location: 75 Carl Hall Road, Unit 14, Downsview Park Sports Centre, Toronto
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.

Running Orders:


REMINDER: OCF Difficulty Local 2 for D/E Athletes at True North this Saturday March 30th

Registration closes, Tuesday March 26th at 11:59 pm.  There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.

Important Details about True North Climbing Gym:

Location: 75 Carl Hall Road, Unit 14, Downsview Park Sports Centre, Toronto

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 Schedule:


D Boys, E Boys, E Girls
Gym Opens 7:00 am
Meeting 8:00 am
Climbing Starts 8:15 am
Climbing should take roughly 2 – 2.5 hrs
Results, Awards ASAP after climbing ends
D Girls
Meeting 11:00 am
Climbing Starts 11:15 am
Climbing should take roughly 2.5 – 3 hrs
Results, Awards ASAP after climbing ends
NOTE: This schedule is provisional only. The Official Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday March 27th.


Difficulty Season off to a Great Start

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

Youth D
🥇Christian Chan 🥇Graciela Briggs
🥈Joshua Heckroodt 🥇Sara de Leon
🥈Jacob Galloway 🥉Mika Steinbachs
🥉Simon Chadwick 🥉Kiera Taylor
🥉Gabriella Beaumont
🥉Charlotte Richards

March 23/24 at Gravity

Youth C
🥇Cole MacLeod 🥇Evangelina Briggs
🥈Brody Rapkowski 🥈Jacqueline Ho
🥉Nathan Seto 🥉Taylor Galloway
Youth B
🥇Benjamin Tonnos 🥇Sydney Park
🥈Ian Tan 🥈Tara Pjevic
🥉Owen Clouston 🥉Mateja Vukojevic
Youth A
🥇Faolan Schaefer  🥇Indiana Chapman
🥈Colin Blythe 🥈Ruby Tennen
🥉Ethan Wyett 🥉Riley Galloway
Junior
🥇Manh Ellis 🥇Bea Evans
🥈Nikolas Alaves 🥈Cat Carkner
🥉David Gilbert 🥉Julia Bunko
Open
🥇Rahul Sapra 🥇Lia Wieckowski
🥈Jake Tiger 🥈Elina Avramova
🥉Justin Martin 🥉Charle Prosser

See you this Saturday, March 30th at True North for D/E Local 2!