British Bouldering Championships - THIS WEEKEND

by 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."

British Bouldering Championships 2013, 212 kb

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:

Competition timings:

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?

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