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NEWS: Watch Live - British Climbing Cup Championships 2020

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 UKC News 25 Sep 2020

This weekend the inaugural British Climbing Cup will take place at Rockcity, Hull, giving British athletes much-needed competition practice post lockdown. The invitational event will be contested by GB Climbing Team members and some of the country's top bouldering talent. A livestream of the semi-finals and finals will be available to watch on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer



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 steve taylor 27 Sep 2020
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I watched the Semi Finals yesterday and it seemed pretty slick. Well done - seeing the close-ups on some problems worked well.

What's the view on the new scoring system - does it open up new strategies? 

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 John Gresty 28 Sep 2020
In reply to UKC News:

Congratulations to Leah Crane. Very knowledgeable and a good, interesting, lively commentary. I hope she can cover more of these events.

John Gresty

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 john arran 28 Sep 2020
In reply to steve taylor:

I think it was a good attempt at improving the scoring, but still was not clear enough.

What I really liked, and think is absolutely necessary, is the combining of all tops/zones/attempts into one single score, with the winner being the climber with the highest score.

What I didn't like was the 110 point max per problem - doesn't seem intuitive. Also the 10 points given for free seemed, er, pointless

Anyone care to explain why 100 points for a flash wouldn't make more sense?

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In reply to UKC News:

Makes a change from the usual trying to be cool beanie fests that weve come to expect from british climbing comps. Very professional. 

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 Ian W 29 Sep 2020
In reply to john arran:

> I think it was a good attempt at improving the scoring, but still was not clear enough.

> What I really liked, and think is absolutely necessary, is the combining of all tops/zones/attempts into one single score, with the winner being the climber with the highest score.

> What I didn't like was the 110 point max per problem - doesn't seem intuitive. Also the 10 points given for free seemed, er, pointless

> Anyone care to explain why 100 points for a flash wouldn't make more sense?


Hi John,

It may well make more sense - 100 for a flash, 400 for a perfect score. It was the first time this scoring system had been used, and there was apparently a lot of debate and discussion before choosing the one used, and we judges were asked to provide feedback and thoughts - if it can be improved / made clearer, then no problem. The extra 10 points were "attempt points2 - each attempt beyond the first one cost you a point, the idea being to bring another element of strategy into play. Not perfect, but it was certainly not detrimental to what was a pretty good event - obviously would have been better with spectators, but in the current circumstances, i reckon the organisers should be feeling quite proud of how it all went.

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