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Last update: 4/28/2017 – Sport & Speed Regionals preliminary schedule

Welcome to the New England West Region page. New England West (Region 801) is one of two regions that make up Division 8. It includes New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Western Massachusetts.


2017 SPORT & SPEED REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration is live for the 2017 Sport & Speed Regional Championships on May 13th at Rock Climb Fairfield in Fairfield, CT. Registration closes April 30th, 2017 at 11:59pm MDT. Please register early. You may register before meeting your two comp requirement. If you don't meet the requirements by the time Regionals registration closes your registration fee will be refunded.

View the current registration report here. This list will be updated every few days until registration closes.

Format

  • Onsight.
  • Three routes per category.
  • Five minutes climb time, one minute transition.
  • B, A & Jr routes are lead climbing routes.

Gym Entry

  • The gym is closed to all competitors and coaches one week before the comp, or when route setting starts.  Signs will be posted at the gym.
  • Competitors must not enter the gym before their ISO check-in time.
  • Session #2 competitors must not enter during session #1.
  • Failure to adhere to these rules could result in disqualification

Isolation

  • Competitors must check in to ISO for their session between the ISO open and close times, or are subject to possible disqualification.

Waivers

  • All competitors and volunteers must complete a waiver. Please do this before arriving at the gym to speed up check in.

Volunteers

  • We need help running this event! Please help the competition run smoothly by volunteering. Sign up here. Thanks!
  • All judges must watch the rules video. Parents and climbers will also find it interesting and informative!

PROVISIONAL COMPETITION SCHEDULE
(All times are tentative – Final schedule will be posted after registration closes)

Sport Session #1 – Sport climbing – all male categories (no female competitors allowed in gym!)
7:30am Isolation opens
8:30am Isolation closes
9:00am Climbing begins

Speed Session #1 – Speed climbing – all male categories (no female competitors allowed in gym!)
12:00 noon Climbing begins

Sport Session #2 – Sport climbing – all female categories
12:00 noon Isolation opens
1:00pm Isolation closes
1:30pm Climbing begins

Speed Session #2 – Speed climbing - all female categories
4:30pm (approx) Climbing begins

 More details and schedule will be posted after registration has closed. 


2017 SPORT & SPEED SEASON

The Sport & Speed local season runs from March 1 to April 29, 2017.

LOCAL COMPETITIONS

Contact the gym directly for registration. Local comps do not include Speed climbing.                       

Date

Gym

Location

March 25, 2017

The Rock Club

New Rochelle, NY

April 1, 2017

Rock Climb Fairfield

Fairfield, CT

April 8, 2017

Gravity Vault, Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY

April 22, 2017

Gravity Vault, Melville

Melville, NY

April 29, 2017

Rock Spot Climbing

Peace Dale, RI

Note: Climbers may compete at any local comp, in any region, to satisfy the two comp minimum requirement for Regionals. To be eligible to advance to Divisionals, competitors must compete at their home Regional Championship.

Check out our neighboring regions, New England East and Rustbelt, for more local comps. 

CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS

Championship comps include both Sport and Speed climbing. 

Date

Event

Gym

Location

March 10-11, 2017

Open National Championship

Movement Climbing + Fitness

Denver, CO

May 13, 2017

Youth Regional Championship

Rock Climb Fairfield

Fairfield, CT

June 17-18, 2017

Youth Divisional Championship

Central Rock Gym

Randolph, MA

July 13-16, 2017

Youth National Championship

TDB

 

 


2016-2017 GENERAL SEASON INFO

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL COMPETITIONS

To compete at a USA Climbing sanctioned youth bouldering local, competitors must either:

  • be current 2016-2017 annual members (membership runs from Sept 1, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017) or
  • have registered for a $10 Day-member pass within 24 hours prior to the start of the competition.

A $10 Day-member pass, valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase, will allow you to compete in a USA Climbing sanctioned local competition and be placed amongst the other competitors in your category at the event. The fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership.

This is a change from last year where you could compete at a comp, then register for annual membership by the following Tuesday (to allow the comp to count towards the two comp requirement for Regionals). Now, you must be registered for either an annual or day-pass membership prior to the comp. This allows your name to show up in the new scoring platform.

For more information or to register for annual or day-member membership, visit the Membership Page

BOULDERING SEASON

Bouldering: A number of individual, short routes or “problems,” are attempted without a climbing rope, but with landing mats for protection.

Bouldering local season runs from Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 27, 2017. For the full New England West Region schedule, including championship events, see the Schedule page. Youth competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local bouldering competitions as a current 2016-2017 USA Climbing member to be eligible to compete in the Bouldering Regional Championship.

SPORT & SPEED SEASON

Sport: Routes are climbed on lead or top-rope, with the competitor belayed from below. For lead, each quickdraw is clipped sequentially.

Speed: Routes are attempted on top-rope, with the competitor belayed from below. Competitors are ranked based on how long it takes them to climb a specific route.

Sport & Speed local season runs from March 1 through April 29, 2017. Youth competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local Sport competitions as a current 2016-2017 USA Climbing member to be eligible to compete in the Sport & Speed Regional Championship.


Regional Coordinators
Kevin Gallagher and Jayme Talbot (region801 [at] usaclimbing.org). Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

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