2019 Bouldering Open Nationals
Registration for Bouldering Open Nationals is now open! Please carefully review the information below before registering.
2019 Bouldering Open National Championship Eligibility
According to Rule 3.7.3c, there are four categories of eligibility:
i. Champions: World or Pan Am (Open/Youth), or National (Open Bouldering/Open Overall)
ii. Top 100 Nationally Ranked
iii. 2018 U.S. Citizen Semi-Finalists
iv. Any individual competitors NOT Nationally ranked but competed in at least one Cup Series on a first-come, first-served basis.
List of All Eligible Competitors
Click here to review the list of Female Competitors that are eligible to register for the Bouldering Open National Championships.
Click here to review the list of Male Competitors that are eligible to register turning the first and second registration periods and confirm you are registering within the appropriate timeframe, based on your eligibility. If you are only listed in the second registration period list and register prior to when the second round opens on January 16th, your registration will be refunded.
Registration for Female Competitors
Since there are less female competitors eligible than the total number of maximum athletes, registration is open to ALL eligible female competitors, from January 9th to January 27th, 11:59 PM (MST). If you are on the list above, you may register to secure your spot at the 2019 USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championship.
Registration for Male Competitors
Consistent with Rule 3.7.3(c)(iv)., wherein the maximum time any individual competitor may spend in isolation is 8 hours, and based on the 4-minute on, 4-minute off Qualification format timeline, there will be a maximum total of 113 male competitors. Since there are more male competitors eligible to compete than this maximum, and in order to give the highest qualified competitors a guaranteed opportunity to register, USA Climbing will have two registration periods:
First Round Registration:
Male athletes that are within the first three qualification categories of eligibility, may register first, for a one- week first round registration period that is open only to those competitors, until January 9th to January 16th 11:59 PM (MST). Eligible competitors may still register after this time. However, this first week registration period is the only time during which these athletes are guaranteed the ability to register and compete. All male competitors within the first three tiers of eligibility are therefore strongly encouraged to register before January 16th in order to guarantee their spot!
Second Round Registration:
On January 16th at 11:59 PM (MST), the second registration for male athletes will open until the regular registration period closes on January 27th, 11:59 PM (MST). During this time, ALL eligible male athletes - including those within the first three categories of eligibility that have not yet registered AND all those in the fourth category - may register, but on a first-come, first-served basis, only up to the maximum number of male athletes (113).