The countdown has begun towards the best outdoor bouldering competition in the UK calendar!
The BMC British Bouldering Championships return centre stage to the heart of Sheffield city centre at Devonshire Green, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 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 British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) is organised by the BMC, forms the national championships in the UK, and counts towards selection for the Senior British Bouldering Team.
Anybody wishing to experience a World Cup style competition can compete, providing you're born no later than 2002.
BBCS 2018 broadcast LIVE on BBC Sport
Climbing is in the Olympics, and now it’s even coming to your TV screens! That's because the BMC has arranged to have the British Bouldering Championships 2018 hosted on the BBC website. That’s right, the BBCs will be streaming LIVE on the Beeb by the BMC.
READ: Crush time: watch the BBCs 2018 live on BBC Sport
BBCs Competition format
Qualification round with five boulders for each category: five mins on, Five mins off.
Semi-Final round with four boulders for each category: five mins on, Five mins off.
Final round with four boulders for each category: four mins.
Qualification and Semi-Final rounds will be climbed onsight, and there will be an observation period for the Final round with isolation used throughout.
Qualification start order
DOWNLOAD: the BBCs 2018 qualification start list (amended at 8:00pm on Friday 6 July 2018)
Saturday 7 July
Males and females will climb in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2017 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 8 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.
• Senior female & male: 1st = £500 / 2nd = £250 / 3rd = £125
Senior Male: Tyler Landman
Senior Female: Leah Crane
WATCH: The livestream replay of Finals BBCs 2017
Contact Zoe Spriggins, BMC Competitions Programme Manager. Tel: 0161 438 3313 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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