BMC Youth Climbing Series 2018 - Results here

Posted by Becky McGovern on 30/01/2018

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a fun climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.

The competition is open to all young people so whether you're new to climbing, or already have some experience, this could be just the competition for you.

REGIONAL RESULTS HERE

There are three regional rounds in seven BMC areas followed by a Grand Final where the top three in each category from each BMC area, and from Scotland and Ireland, take part.

Scotland
Mountaineering Scotland hold their own Youth Climbing Series with two areas: Scotland North and Scotland South. The top 3 in each category in the Scottish Final go through to the Grand Final.

Ireland 
Mountaineering Ireland run their own Youth Climbing Series and the top 3 in each category from the final go through to the Grand Final.

Dates England & Wales

Round 1: Saturday 27 January (entries are now closed)
Round 2: Saturday 3 March (entries close on Sunday 25 February)
Round 3: Saturday 24 March (entries close on Sunday 18 March)

Grand Final

Saturday 28 April at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Ratho

Results

The 2018 results can be found here

Venues

London & SE (North) north of the M4/Thames OR in RG postcode
Round 1: Big Rock Climbing Centre
Round 2: The XC
Round 3: Westway Climbing

London & SE (South) south of the M4/Thames AND NOT in RG postcode
Round 1: The Reach Climbing Wall
Round 2: High Sports Brighton
Round 3: White Spider Climbing

Midlands & Peak
Round 1: The Foundry Climbing Centre, Sheffield
Round 2: Redpoint Climbing Centre (Worcester)
Round 3: Awesome Walls Climbing Centre (Sheffield)

North East & Yorkshire
Round 1: Huddersfield Climbing Centre
Round 2: The Leeds Wall
Round 3: Sunderland Wall

North West & Lakes
Round 1: The North West Face
Round 2: Manchester Climbing Centre
Round 3: Lakeland Climbing Centre

South West
Round 1: Everyone Active, Plymouth Life Centre
Round 2: Redpoint Climbing Centre (Bristol) 
Round 3: The Quay Climbing Centre (Exeter)

Wales/Cymru
Round 1: The Beacon Climbing Centre 
Round 2: Boulders Climbing Centre 
Round 3: Summit Centre - Rock UK

Round 2 cancellation information

This decision means that only results from Round 1 and Round 3 will count towards the Grand Final. We will also be relaxing Rule 2.9.4 and we will be allowing qualification for the final by a competitor who only competes in one round.

Regarding scoring error

The BMC would like to offer its sincere apologies to Jake Buzzard and his family regarding the scoring error which took place at the final round of the Peak and Midlands YCS.

The matter has been fully investigated and the BMC has taken steps to ensure such occurrences are not repeated in the future.

Competitor categories

There are five categories and each is split into boys and girls. The categories are called Youth A, B, C, D and E and follow the IFSC system (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system.

Youth A those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth B those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth C those born in 2005 & 2006
Youth D those born in 2007 & 2008
Youth E those born in 2009 & 2010

Each event comprises 3 routes and 3 boulder problems for each category.  In categories A, B and C routes are led. In categories D and E they are top-roped.  For an explanation of the difference between leading and top-roping please see A Parents Guide to Climbing

To be eligible for the Grand Final it is necessary to take part in at least two regional rounds in the Area that a climber lives. If a series is not organised in their region climbers may enter the series in the region nearest to them.

Cost

1 Round
BMC members £25
Non-members £30
Income support £8

2 Rounds
BMC members £35
Non-members £50
Income support £14

3 Rounds
BMC members £45
Non-members £70
Income support £20

Further information

Download the rough guide
Download the full rules 
Download the 2017 grand final results

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC by email or telephone 0161 438 3302


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1) Anonymous User
11/12/2017
Hi ant idea when the outstanding venues will be finalised?
2) Anonymous User
31/12/2017
Would be very grateful if the BMC would explain what the point of the YCS is. It used to be a way of getting into the regional and national training days, but they don't exist anymore. You could argue that it is a way of getting into the Development Squad, but as this year's selection has shown, you didn't even have to get through to the finals to get an invite to selection event and doing well in it doesn't mean anything, so what is the point?
3) Anonymous User
07/01/2018
At least in England and Wales you only have 3 rounds and you know who is going to the final. In Scotland, not only do they have 3 separate rounds for the North and South, they then have a full weekend meet (2 full days) for the top from the North and South for the organisers to decide who they think should go to the final...no criteria has been set by them for this....the kids have no idea if its a postcode lottery......so for the ones complaining down south, at least with the BMC you know where you stand....and your closing date is fixed ....unlike ClimbScotland.
4) Anonymous User
26/01/2018
Can you take yourself out of the series and get refunded if you signed up but can’t go anymore?
5) Anonymous User
27/01/2018
Does anyone know what sort of grade the climbs/problems will be for the Youth E group? My 7 year old really wants to enter so would be good to have an idea so we can work on similar grades at our local wall.
6) Anonymous User
27/01/2018
Can't find the results from Plymouth.
7) Anonymous
27/01/2018
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8) Anonymous User
27/01/2018
When and where will the results of big rock competition today be posted? It was a great day
27/01/2018
We are the results of the competitions posted?
28/01/2018
Hopefully you can find them here http://indoorsout.co.uk/brycs2017results.html
11) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
Yet again the results for the South West area are not yet online. I presume it’s the same system for all regions so it’s frustrating that year after year we are awaiting results. I understand the competitions are run by volunteers but disappointing when we’re the only ones falling short...
12) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
http://indoorsout.co.uk/brycs2018results.html
13) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
Where do we find the results?
14) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
Southwest results normally take a few weeks for some reason. They got the venue wrong this time and it's all a bit of a shambles.
15) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
Can someone tell me where the money goes? £70 for three comps is a big income for the BMC yet they still rely on volunteers to do all of the work. Maybe they spend the money on the upkeep of the natural crags? I have decided that there will be loads of new holds appearing at (shall we say) Stanage - courtesy of the BMC.

I think these competitions are simply a way for the BMC to make a bit of money without putting anything back in.
16) Anonymous User
28/01/2018
I am sure that the BMC person overseeing the youth comps must be aware that the results have still not been posted. I don't suppose they can do something to help.
17) Anonymous User
29/01/2018
What is the link to get the current YCS 2018 results?
18) Anonymous User
29/01/2018
Hi--any idea when the results will be posted on-line? Thank you! Great day.
19) Peter Burnside (staff comment)
30/01/2018
Hi all, as posted in the comments above, the results can be found here: http://indoorsout.co.uk/brycs2018results.html

I've now also added them to the article. Cheers
20) Anonymous User
30/01/2018
You Know, I kind of got this funny feeling that I was in Exeter last Saturday but everyone told me that I was in Plymouth.

Now I know I was in Exeter.
21) Anonymous User
04/02/2018
Can you take yourself out of the series and get refunded if you signed up but can’t go anymore?
22) Anonymous User
27/02/2018
Please be aware that in the North East and Yorkshire region that Leeds Wall, according to their Facebook update, reset their wall in preparation for the YCS round 2 on 26/03/2018. This is 5 days prior to the competition. Can the BMC youth coordinators please confirm if this is standard practice? Will youth climbers be kept off these routes this week otherwise they will have a clear advantage over those travelling to the wall.

An rsvp would be appreciated

A concerned parent
23) Anonymous User
01/03/2018
What is happening to the rounds as one of them has been cancelled?

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