First competition of 2017 - BMC Lead Cup and Open Youth Bouldering: 1 & 2 April

Posted by Rob Adie on 27/02/2017
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The first BMC competition of the year is here already, the spring Lead Cup and Open Youth Bouldering event will be hosted at Reading Climbing Centre and the newly opened Oakwood Climbing Centre, Wokingham. Online entry available below.

New for 2017 - the lead event on the Saturday is open to Senior competitiors as well as the Junior categories, however the bouldering event is still only open to Junior categories.

Lead competition - Saturday 1 April - Reading Climbing Centre

Bouldering competition - Sunday 2 April - Oakwood Climbing Centre, Wokingham

The BMC Lead Cup - competition is open to climbers born on 31 December 2005 or earlier and who are eligible to compete for Great Britain (ie hold a GB passport). Others may be invited at the discretion of the BMC.

The BMC Youth Open - Boulder competition is open to young climbers born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2005 and who are eligible to compete for Great Britain (ie hold a GB passport). Others may be invited at the discretion of the BMC.

Team coaches from the GB Development Squad will be looking at performances in these events as it will be used as part of the continuing monitoring process for the GB Development Squad.

Timetable

Lead - Saturday 1 April: registration/warm up opens : 8am, closes: 9am. Climbing starts at 10am.

This event is lead climbing only and is open to all categories. It will include two qualifying rounds and a final.

Boulder - Sunday 2 April: registration/warm up opens: 8am - full timetable will be posted shortly.

There will be 8 problems to compete in the qualifiers and 3 problems in the final - this event is only open to Junior categories.

Categories

Competitors will compete in the international competition climbing categories for 2017, according to the year in which they were born. These are as follows:

Youth C - born in 2004 or 2005
Youth B - born in 2002 or 2003
Youth A - born in 2000 or 2001
Juniors - born in 1998 or 1999
Seniors - born in 1997 or earlier

Event vests will not be provided

Entry to either the lead or boulder event with BMC, MCS and MCI membership is £20 and non members £25.

If you wish to enter both events you can do so at the reduced rate of £30/£40 for members/non-members respectively.

The deadline for entries for both events is 12pm Thursday 30 March.

• Please complete and submit online entry form by the deadlines stated above.
• Only online applications will be accepted. On the day entries will be accepted but they must be registered by 08:30am at the latest or they won't be allowed to compete. On the day entries will be added to the TOP of the start list for qualifier 1 i.e. they will climb first.
• Parental consent must be given for any competitor aged 12 to 17 years on the day of the event.
• All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. They will then receive a further e-mail containing full event information two days before the event.

Please note that emails do not always reach their destination, it is therefore your responsibility to contact the BMC if email notification has not been received by Thursday 30 March.

The British Junior Climbing Team is supported by the BMC and Berghaus. Many 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Rob Adie (BMC Competition Climbing Officer) tel: 0161 438 3318 / email: rob@thebmc.co.uk
  • Twitter hash tag for the event is  #BMCoye
  • TWITTER: Follow the BMC Competitions Twitter feed: @BMC_Comps

WATCH: BMC Junior British Bouldering Championships 2016 on BMC TV


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1) Anonymous
28/02/2017
This comment broke the house rules and has been removed
2) Anonymous User
01/03/2017
The Online Entry link does not work, says page not found
3) Rob Adie (author comment)
01/03/2017
Apologies - link fixed now.

Cheers

Rob
4) Anonymous User
29/03/2017
trying to enter online and there isn't anything on the online registration for the comp ?
5) Rob Adie (author comment)
29/03/2017
Apologies the entry should be working again now.

Cheers

Rob
6) Anonymous User
30/03/2017
having problem with entry online !! (says access denied!!)
7) Rob Adie (author comment)
30/03/2017
In answer to question 6.

Entry closed today at 12pm. You can enter on the day but there will be an extra charge - please make sure you are at the centre for 0800.

Cheers

Rob
8) Anonymous User
31/03/2017
Is there any chance as a new parent to the sport you can publish exactly how this competition is scored. What the values are of each hold are, starting from, finsihing with. If any 'bonus holds' feature and how these are identified to the climbers / supporters and how points are distrubuted / decisions are made should two or more climbers finish in the same position in the initial round / finals. Would be really useful to know and make the sport easier to watch and understand with this information available up front before the event. I cannot seem to find it on this site. Many thanks
9) Anonymous User
06/04/2017
Are the results going to be published? The lead results were on the website for a short while, but cannot find them now.
10) Rob Adie (author comment)
10/04/2017
The results are here - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/lead-cup-and-open-youth-boulder-competitions-april-2017?s=1

Cheers

Rob

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