BMC Climbing Competitions for 2017 - Full Calendar

Posted by Rob Adie on 21/12/2016
Finley Wood competing - Photo: Dan Howard

The BMC competition calendar for 2017 is now out! Plan your year's training and events now!

BMC Youth Climbing Series

Round 1 – 28 January (21 January in SW) - venues here
Round 2 – 25 February - venues here
Round 3 – 25 March - venues here

BMC Youth Climbing Series Final 
29 April – Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

BMC Open Competitions

BMC Lead Cup - Round 1 – 1 April – Reading Climbing Centre - Open to Seniors!  

Open Youth Bouldering Competition – 2 April - Oakwood Climbing Centre, Wokingham - Brand New Centre!

Welsh Climbing Championships - 3 June - Beacon Climbing Centre, Caenarfon - Lead Cup Round 2 - Open to Seniors!  

BMC British Championships

Junior British Bouldering Championships
17 June – The Depot Manchester    

Senior British Bouldering Championships
8-9 July – Sheffield

Junior & Senior British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships - Lead Cup Round 3
7-8 October – Awesome Walls Sheffield

All BMC British Championship events will count towards GB Climbing Team selection for the 2018 season.

IFSC World Cup

IFSC Edinburgh World Cup - Lead & Speed
23-24 September – Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

BMC/MCofS Paraclimbing Series

Round 1 – 9 September - Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Round 2 – 17 October - Castle Climbing Centre
Round 3 – 11 November - Manchester Climbing Centre
Round 4 –  10 December - Newcastle Climbing Centre

This calendar is subject to change at any time.

The years events can also be seen on the BMC's competition calendar.

The British Junior Climbing Team is supported by the BMC and Berghaus. The Gb Paraclimbing Team are sponsored by Birchall Blackburn LawMany UK walls also support the British Climbing Team through free or subsidised entry.

The ropes for these events were provided by Mammut as the official supplier of ropes to BMC climbing competitions. The prizes were provided by DMM as the official supplier of climbing gear to BMC climbing competitions.


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1) Anonymous User
21/12/2016
Please can you confirm that none of the YCS results will count towards GB team selection for 2018 as they have this year?
2) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Regarding entry for the YCS - Does the same rule apply to those in the new GB development squad as applied to those selected for Team GB in previous years i.e. those in Youth B and above are not permitted to enter?
3) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Does the YCS in 2017 count towards GB selection or not? Thanks!
4) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Does the YCS in 2017 count towards GB selection or not? Thanks!
5) Anonymous User
03/01/2017
Sadly people are looking for logic where none exists! It appears that no competition results count. Look at all the big comp results from last year...The YCS, the youth open comps etc then compare with those new names selected. Some children with significant podium places NOT selected, some that have never made a final let alone got on a podium have been selected. Go figure!
6) Anonymous User
04/01/2017
Hello Rob,
The page gives a link that says: "The years events can also be seen on the BMC's competition calendar" however the calendar is empty when you follow the link.
7) Anonymous User
11/01/2017
Please could you be explicit about which comps will be considered as part of the assessment for the Development Squad. BMC Lead and Boulder Championships - Yes. What about the : BMC Open comps ? BMC YCS Final ? Welsh Nationals ? Scottish Nationals ? Being explicit about this would be one step towards better transparency.
8) Anonymous User
12/01/2017
Please could you explain how the Lead Cup works eg do competitors have to complete in more than round and it is a cumulative result or individual competitions in each region
9) Anonymous User
23/01/2017
YCS results - and the open comps, Welsh Nationals, Irish Nationals - were all included on the new GB development squad application form.
I wonder if these comments which appear to be somewhat bitter, have ever got the authors anywhere.
I suspect not
10) Anonymous User
28/01/2017
Lead cup round 2 is bang in the middle of GCSE and A exams, maybe not the best planning?
11) Anonymous User
31/01/2017
The comps might have been on the application for but there are names on the list who did not compete in any comps. How does that one work?
12) Anonymous User
02/02/2017
It’s pretty clear from above (it's bolded), the only comps which count towards assessment for the GB Development Squad are these :-

BMC British Championships

Junior British Bouldering Championships
17 June – The Depot Manchester

Senior British Bouldering Championships
8-9 July – Sheffield

Junior & Senior British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships - Lead Cup Round 3
7-8 October – Awesome Walls Sheffield

All BMC British Championship events will count towards GB Climbing Team selection for the 2018 season.
13) Anonymous User
27/02/2017
Where can I find replies to all these comments? Or does the BMC not reply
14) Anonymous User
28/02/2017
When does entry for the 2017 para-climbing series begin/open?
15) Anonymous User
28/02/2017
Can't find a link for entry to the open youth comp next month, I just keep getting back to the calendar - is it not out yet? Cheers.
16) Anonymous User
22/03/2017
A post from Rob Adie on another article stated the BMC had offered to host two World Paraclimbing Cups this year. It's now nearly April and there are no IFSC Paraclimbing Events for 2017.

Are the BMC running what they have offered?

Paraclimbing is getting a raw deal and needs equality with it's able bodied counterparts.
17) Anonymous User
27/03/2017
Don't the BMC monitor and answer these comments?
18) Rob Adie (author comment)
27/03/2017
Apologies for the lack of replies on this thread:
For those who still might have questions on the development squad that have not already been answered by other communications please contact jon@thebmc.co.uk

Question 14 - 2017 Paraclimbing season entry will open in September. I hope to have venues confirmed soon.

Question 15 - Here is the link to the open youth comp - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/first-competition-of-2017--bmc-lead-cup-and-open-youth-bouldering-1--2-april?s=1

Question 16 - We have just received some information from the IFSC on the international para comps. so we will publish some information on this shortly once the events have been confirmed.

Cheers

Rob
19) Anonymous User
01/05/2017
Hi
Is entry into the junior british bouldering championships on 17th june open yet?
Cheers!

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