La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships returning to Sheffield

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 17/04/2019
Hannah Slaney in the 2018 BBCs. Photo: Alex Messenger.

The La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships are returning to the Cliffhanger Festival at Devonshire Green in Sheffield this July.

The La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships return to the heart of Sheffield city centre at Devonshire Green, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

Come and watch our finest home-grown athletes test their mettle against each other in this senior-only, IFSC Boulder World Cup style event.

The pivotal event of every boulderers calendar since 1998, the BMC British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) are organised by the BMC, form the national championships in the UK, and count towards selection for the GB Climbing Team. 

The headline sponsor for the 2019 BMC British Bouldering Championships is La Sportiva, and CLIF Bar are supporting sponsor. 

Anybody wishing to experience a World Cup style competition can compete, providing you're born no later than 2003. 

Please Note; The Male category is full; Please email zoe@thebmc.co.uk to be added to the reserve list

 

WATCH ONLINE:

For the second year running, thanks to the support of CLIF Bar, we will livestream the British Bouldering Championships to BBC Sport. 

VISIT CLIFFHANGER:

Come down to Cliffhanger Festival at Devonshire Green in Sheffield to experience the atmosphere, cheer on the climbers and check out all the stands and activities. Entry is free, and we'll be there. 

WATCH: The livestream replay of the 2018 BBCs on BMC TV

Competition format

Qualification round: five boulders for each category: five minutes on, five minutes off

Semi-Final round: four boulders for each category: five minutes on, five minutes off

Final round with four boulders for each category: four minutes

Qualification and semi-final rounds will be climbed onsight, and there will be an observation period for the final round with isolation used throughout.

Competition timings

Saturday 6 July

Males and females will climb in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2018 BBC rankings and then at random (if you did not compete last year) and will be posted online on Friday evening.

1000: Male & Female registration/isolation opens
1100: Male & Female registration/isolation closes
1130: Male & Female qualification begins: 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1600: Male & Female qualification finishes

Sunday 7 July

0900: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1000: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1030: Semi-final begins: 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
1245: Semi-final finishes

1515: Isolation opens
1615: Isolation closes
1720: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1730: Final begins: 4 blocs, 4mins
1930: Final finishes
1945: Prize giving

This timetable is subject to change at any time.

READ: 2017 British Bouldering Championships full report

WATCH: The livestream replay of the 2017 BBCs on BMC TV

Further information

Contact Zoe Spriggins, BMC Competitions Programme Manager. Tel: 0161 438 3313 / email: zoe@thebmc.co.uk
 
 
 

The GB Climbing Team is supported by the BMC, Mountaineering ScotlandClif BarDuco and Rock Over Climbing.

 
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