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2017.03.21 - updated info sport local schedule 

USA Climbing New England East (NEE) region 802 is VT, NH, ME, and eastern MA.
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2016-2017 Competition Schedule

USA Climbing maintains a copy of the schedule on the Region 802 Schedule & Results page -- see navigation link on the right side of this page.

Below is a schedule that includes some informative/helpful links.

2017 Sport Local Competitions

Registration for local competitions is through the host gym. In order to compete, a climber must either have a current USAC yearly membership, or have purchased a USAC day-member pass in the 24hr period prior to the comp.

(Note the new date for the Evo Portland comp.)

 2017
Date

Gym

Info & Registration

March 4

(changed to April 29)

n/a

March 25

Boston Rock Gym
Woburn, MA

Session #1: Youth D & Youth B
Session #2: Youth C & Youth A & Jr
Info and Registration
 - Volunteer Belayers Needed!

April 1

Salt Pump Climbing Co.
Scarborough, ME

Info and Registration
 - Volunteer Belayers Needed!

April 8

Metrorock
Everett, MA

FLASH format. (B/A/Jr category will lead climb.)
Info and Registration
Volunteers needed – to help out, please email competitions@metrorock.com

April 15

North Country Climbing Center
Lisbon, NH

Info and Registration
Event Facebook Page

April 22

White Mountain School
Bethlehem, NH

(tbd)

April 29

Evo Rock + Fitness
Portland, ME

Info and Registration


Climbers may compete at any local comp, in any region, to satisfy the two comp minimum requirement for Regionals. Climbers may only compete at their home Regional Championship.

For additional local competitions, please check the schedule for neighboring regions, including New England West.

 

2017 Sport & Speed Championship Competitions

Details/links for Championship Events (Regionals, Divisionals, Nationals) will be published here, on the New England East homepage.

Registration for championship events is through http://www.usaclimbing.org.

Date

Event

Location

Mar 10-11, 2017

Sport and Speed 
Open National Championship

Movement Climbing + Fitness
Denver, CO

Open Nationals Info here

May 13, 2017

Sport and Speed 
Youth Regional Championship:
Region 802 New England East

Evo Rock + Fitness
Concord, NH
(schedule/format coming)

June 17-18, 2017

Sport and Speed 
Youth Divisional Championship:
Division 8

Central Rock Gym
Randolph, MA
(schedule/format coming)

July 13-16, 2017

Sport and Speed 
Youth
 National Championship

Stone Summit Climbing
Kennesaw, GA

Youth Nationals Info here

 

MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

USA Climbing memberships for the Sept 1, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017 season are now on sale. Please note the significant changes to the day-member pass, as well as eligibility for regionals. http://www.usaclimbing.org/members/membership_overview.htm

All competitors who wish to participate in any USA Climbing sanctioned competition this season must either have a current full-season Competitor membership or will need to purchase a Day-Member pass for $10 online at http://www.usaclimbing.org in the 24hr period prior to the competition.  (The Day-Member pass can only be purchased online -- this is new this year.)

A Day-Member pass purchased online, or full-season Competitor membership, is required in order for the competitor's name to appear in the online scoring platform, allowing us to enter scores at the conclusion of the competition.

This new system also allows a competitor to receive credit for competing in local comps with either a Day-Member pass or a full-season Competitor membership. To be eligible for Regionals, the competitor needs to purchase the full-season Competitor membership before the close of Regionals registration and have competed in two local comps (either with Day-member pass, or full-season Competitor membership).

Note that the fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward the cost of any other type of USAC membership.

The full-season Competitor memberships are valid for both the bouldering and sport/speed disciplines from Sept 2016 to Aug 2017. (Memberships purchased prior to Sept 2016 are expired.)

 

RULES

In order to help avoid disappointment, confusion, or even disqualification, it is everyone's responsibility to know and understand the USA Climbing rules.

We highly recommend that everyone be familiar with the USA Climbing Rulebook.  There have been some important changes made to the rules for the 2016-2017 year, and the first section of the rulebook is "Significant Changes -- Overview."  This is a great place to start if you've read the rulebook before.

For Bouldering season: All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges: please watch the Championship Bouldering Competition Rules Video prior to attending or participating in Bouldering Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.

 

For Sport & Speed season: All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges and belayers: please watch the Sport Climbing Rules video prior to attending or participating in Sport & Speed Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.

A climbers briefing in iso, if there is one, would be primarily for items specific to that competition or to that venue/gym.  The climbers briefing cannot (and will not) fully review all the rules. It is the responsibility of the coaches and climbers to ensure they know the rules.

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

All the USA Climbing Championship events run on volunteer power. All the judges, belayers monitors, escorts, runners, and scorers are volunteers and without them we cannot provide the successful championship event that all our climbers have trained so hard for!

Parents and friends who have volunteered in the past: thank you and yes, we will need your generous help again. In fact, please help spread the word among the others on your team and at your gym -- volunteering isn't complicated, it's satisfying, it's educational, and it's appreciated by all the competitors! If you can, bring along someone who hasn't judged before, and we'll help you show them how capable they are to help out.

Those who have yet to volunteer: please consider signing up to help your climber(s) at this championship event. You can be assured that you are just as capable as any of the amazing volunteers that we see consistently helping at all the USAC events. You'll watch the Bouldering Competition Rules Video or the Sport Climbing Rules video beforehand, and we'll review things during a briefing the day of the comp. We will prepare you, and we will help you feel prepared.

We strive to arrange volunteer assignments so that you can see your climber(s) -- that's one reason we ask for the category of your climber(s). While we can't guarantee you'll see all of your climber's attempts, we've been successful with this in the past. In fact, the more volunteers we get, the more we can have duplicate judges and substitutes! Also, please also consider signing up for the session before or session after your climber(s).

 

ABOUT USA CLIMBING NEW ENGLAND EAST REGION 

The New England East region is one of two that make up Division 8:
    New England East (802): VT, ME,NH, Eastern MA   (our region)
    New England West (801): NY, CT,RI, Western MA  (neighboring region)

The New England East Regional Coordinators (RCs) are:
    Mark Vasta, Matt Ornes, and Shannon Lucia
    (see the 
Region 802 Contacts link on the right side of this page.)

Nearby Regions (for other local competitions):
    
New England West (801): NY, CT, RI, Western MA
    Rustbelt (702): OH, PA, NJ