The 2018 Open Pan American Championships will be held Nov 21-26 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The CEC invites athletes wishing to represent Canada to use the process outlined below.
It is the responsibility of all athletes to ensure that they comply with this process, including attending required selection events, camps and execute all applications and understand all applicable terms and conditions by the relevant deadlines.
As part of CEC’s High-Performance strategy, this Policy will be reviewed before every Pan Am Championship and amendments may be made to ensure the Policy provides the best possible outcomes.
Please check for updates regularly.
The objectives of the selection committee and this process are to:
– Select athletes who will achieve the following results at the Pan Am Championships:
1 – Semi-Final or better in one discipline
2- Top 20 in Overall (there is no combined category or format at the 2018 Pan Am Championships)
Select athletes who will represent Canada professionally at all times.
Select athletes who are ready for the developmental benefit in order to realize future potential.
Athlete selection to the 2018 Pan American Championships team will be made by the selection committee.
To be eligible for consideration for selection to the team, athletes must:
1 – be a Canadian citizen;
2 – have read, signed in agreement and returned the execution page of the CEC athlete agreement.
3 – be a current CEC National Level Member in good standing;
4 – meet the age requirement to participate in adult international competition under IFSC policy
5 – agree to Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCEC) and WADA anti-doping policies (ADPs);
6 – agree to participate in and meet all competition, training and participation requirements as determined by the HP committee;
7 – be available for sample collection and have provided accurate and up-to- date whereabouts information on a regular basis as directed by IFSC and/or the Canadian Centre for Ethic in Sport (CCES), under the policies of IFSC and CCES and the World Anti-Doping Code (Code);
8 – not have breached any ADPs nor have had a sanction imposed which has not been completed. For the purpose of considering eligibility for selection, a breach of any ADP may include: (i). an athlete under investigation for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) where an infraction notice has been issued or the athlete has been stood down under the provisions of any ADP; or ii. a failure to comply with an athlete’s obligations under an ADP, even if such a breach does not result in an ADRV.
The role of assessing athletes against the selection criteria is the responsibility of the selection committee.
The committee consists of the CEC The Executive Director (ED), The National Coach (NC) and one representative of the HP committee other than ED or NC.
The NC will act as chairperson of the Selection Committee. In the case of unavailability or a conflict of interest the chairperson may appoint a replacement selection committee member. Each selection committee member will vote on athlete selection in line with the selection criteria objectives and without bias. If panel members cannot agree, the chairperson will have the final selection decision.
These criteria and sub sections may be amended or supplemented, particularly where matters arise which have not been provided for in these criteria. All amendments must be approved by the CEC Board. If approved, the CEC will provide public notification in writing, any criteria amendment or supplement, and will endeavour to give as much notice as possible, to all persons affected by any such amendment or supplement.
There is no right of appeal to any athlete who is not selected under these criteria.
2018 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CRITERIA:
A. LEAD, BOULDER AND SPEED ONLY ATHLETES
Athletes will be selected based on 2018 WC rankings up to and including Munich (Kranj, Wujang and Xiamen fall too close to Pan Ams to be considered).
Lead: 2 male, 2 female
Boulder: 3 male, 3 female
Speed: 2 male, 2 female
Athletes without 2018 WC results will not be considered.
B. OVERALL ATHLETES
1 additional male and 1 additional female may be selected to compete in all 3 disciplines for the Overall event. These athletes will be selected based on a combination of 2018 WC, YWC and National Championship results. Selection for single disciplines or Overall is at the sole discretion of the selection committee. Meeting the criteria to be considered does not guarantee selection.
The timing and notification for 2018 Pan Am selections is as follows:
- All athletes meeting the selection criteria will be notified by Sept 20th.
- Athletes will have 4 days to indicate intention to attend.
- Final selections will be announced, and athletes notified by Oct 1st.
There is no funding for this event.
Athletes selected will be responsible for all expenses associated including a team fee (TBD based on number of team members) to cover support team (coach(es), medical).