British Bouldering Championships - THIS WEEKENDby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jul/2013
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This weekend (6-7th July) is the 2013 British Bouldering Championships (BBC) held at Graves Park, Sheffield.
Reporting on the BMC Website, Rob Adie explained the event:
"The British Bouldering Championships (BBC) is organised by the BMC and is the national championships in the UK. Since its inception in 1998, it has grown to be a very popular event. It now also forms part of the selection process for the Senior British Bouldering Team.
This years event is a IFSC Boulder World Cup style event, with qualifiers on Saturday (6th) and Semi-Finals and Finals on Sunday (7th). This is a senior category only event and entrants must be born in 1997 or before."
You'd like to watch it, but can't get to Sheffield, right? Have no fear - there is a live stream on the internet and here is the handy link: 247 BBC Live Stream
If you can get to Sheffield - here is the run down:
Saturday 6 July
0900: Male registration/isolation opens
1000: Male registration/isolation closes
1045: Male qualification begins – 2 groups – 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1300: Male qualification finishes
1300: Female registration/isolation opens
1400: Female registration/isolation opens
1430: Female qualification begins – 1 group – 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1800: Qualification finishes
Sunday 7 July
0900: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1000: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1045: Semi Final begins – 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
1300: Semi Final Finishes
1400: Isolation opens
1500: Isolation closes
1550: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1600: Final begins - 4 blocs, 4mins plus
1800: Final finishes
1815: Prize giving
Last year's champions were Dave Barrans and Shauna Coxsey. Who will take the crown this year?