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Oceania and National Boulder Championships

at the Australian Climbing Festival 2014 

Preregistration is open now!

The 2014 Oceania and Australian National Boulder Championships will be held as part of the Australian Climbing Festival. The ACF and the competition will run from 17-19 October at the Katoomba Convention Centre in the Blue Mountains NSW.


Australian Climbing Festival website

As we have limited time and wall space available, the number of competitors will be strictly limited. The following qualification criteria have been set:

  1. Places offered to 2014 Australian Boulder World Cup representatives
  2. Places offered to current Australian, New Zealand and New Caledonian Champions in their category
  3. Places offered to those that were denied the chance to qualify at their SCA State Championship due to being a key part of their state’s Boulder championship; ie competition organiser or key routesetter.
  4. Places offered according to ranking in SCA Australian State Championships and New Zealand and New Caledonian National Championships down to 5th place.
  5. Remaining places offered via application according to date submitted.

Climbers wishing to compete need to first register their interest, up until the 21st of September.

Preregistration can be completed here. 

After this date, places will be offered according to the above criteria.

The organisers reserve the right to include international competitors outside these criteria.

Interim Timetable

Categories

·      Open (born 1998 or before)

·      Masters (born 1974 or before)

·      Junior (born 1995/1996)

·      Youth A (born 1997/1998)

·      Youth B (born 1999/2000)

·      Youth C (born 2001/2002)

·      Youth D (born 2003 or after)

 

Day 1 – Friday 17 October

Categories:     Open, Junior and Youth A – Qualification Rounds

Format:           World Cup qualification format

All climbers participate in 1 round of 5 problems, 4 minutes per problem

Numbers:       Limited to 100 climbers of both genders over all 3 categories

Time:              07:00-16.50

 

Day 2 – Saturday 18 October

Categories:     Youth B, Youth C, Youth D and Masters

Format:           Boulder-Fest

Numbers:       Limit of 25 climbers per group

Time:              07:30- 17:00

Climbers divided into 3 groups, 2 hours climbing time per group

 

Day 3 – Sunday 19 October

Morning: Semi-Finals

Categories:     Open, Junior and Youth A – Semi-Finals

Format:           World Cup Semi-Final format

Time:              07:00 – 10:30

 

Afternoon: Finals

Categories:     Open, Junior and Youth A – Finals

Format:           World Cup Final format

Time:              12:00 – 17:30

 

When planning your trip please consider that:

·      This timetable and all times are approximate and subject to change.

·      All climbers who place in the top 3 in their category in Oceania or Australia Nationals must be at the award ceremony or they will forfeit their place.

 

Qualification Events

Tasmania

Completed: 10 May at Rockit Climbing

Queensland

2/3 August at Urban Climb

ACT

6 September at Canberra Indoor Climbing North

NSW

14 September at SICG Villawood

Victoria

4/5 October at Bayside Rock

See our Competions page for more details!

 

World Youth Championships Update

 

Following the devastating fire which destroyed the climbing wall in Noumea, New Caledonia, the IFSC and FFME have announced new dates for the World Youth Championships.
They will now be held 20-24 September 2014.
The qualification for date for the Australian Youth Climbing Team, March 22, will remain the same.

Following the devastating fire which destroyed the climbing wall in Noumea, New Caledonia, the IFSC and FFME have announced new dates for the World Youth Championships.
They will now be held 20-24 September 2014.

 


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