NOTE: THIS IS FOR NON-PSO REFERENCE ONLY!!
Oct.1, 2018 – For NON-PSO athletes wishing to compete in 2018 – 2019 CEC national championship competitions we offer the following requirements and guidelines for athletes, coaches, gyms and climbing clubs in jurisdictions NOT COVERED by a Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
The Alpine Club of Canada, the UIAA recognized Regional Sports Organization and member of the CEC, offers the following for Canadian athletes outside of the PSO jurisdictions.
There are the two ways you can qualify for a CEC national championship competition.
- For Youth athletes, compete and place in the top 8 of your age category in the provincial championships of a province with a PSO. Those being Ontario (OCF), Quebec (FQME), Alberta (ACA) and British Columbia (SCBC).
- Compete in a provincial championship or qualifying competition in your home province being held by a climbing gym or climbing club placing 8th or better in your age category for YOUTH and apply for a spot in a CEC national championship.
- Open class athlete only have to have competed in a provincial championship whether PSO or non-PSO.
- With either of these two completed you must purchase a CEC Competition Licence and have signed CEC waiver. Available with registration on the CEC website.
FOR GYMS and CLIMBING CLUBS:
You may conduct a specific provincial qualifying competition or identify an existing major or legacy competition as a national qualifier provided that it is open to the general public, advertised publicly and follows the CEC / IFSC rules guidelines for age categories, scoring and format.
For both bouldering and lead competitions the route setting should reflect and test all aspects of climbing skills with a diversity of movements in routes and boulder problems
2017 IFSC scoring system shall apply –
1) Number of Tops
2) Number of Zones
3 ) Attempts to Tops
4) Attempts to Zones
A 5 on 5 off format is most desirable for qualification rounds to provide continuity but scramble redpoint start is permitted for qualifiers.
For semis and finals 4 (min) on 4 (min) off format following CEC/IFSC standard is required.
LEAD / Top Rope:
Two qualifier routes, Flash Format.
One finals route, Onsight Format.
One attempt at each route
Youth C & D compete on top rope only.
AGE CATAGORIES for 2018-19 Season by year of birth:
Open – In or Before 2003
Junior – 2000 and 2001
Youth A – 2002 and 2003
Youth B – 2004 and 2005
Youth C – 2006 and 2007
NOTE: There is no Youth D in CEC national championships.
Please see the CEC 2016-17 Rules for further information and full regulations.
Greg Locke, Director
Jeff Thomson, Executive Director