February 4, 2014, Abbotsford, BC – Mr. Iain Stewart-Patterson, President of the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) is pleased to announce that the association’s inaugural Bouldering season will be capped off this Saturday, February 8, 2014, with the SCBC Bouldering Provincial Championships at Project Climbing Centre in Abbotsford, BC.
The Provincials marks the culmination of a successful 2013-2014 Bouldering season that saw the Province’s top climbers participate in four previous local competitions leading into Saturday’s event. The top ranked climbers in all categories now head into this weekend’s competition as the favourites to win it all (see http://www.sportclimbingbc.ca/page.php?rp=rank for full details).
Awards will be handed out Saturday for the competition winners (those climbers placing first, second and third in this specific event in the various divisions), as well as recognition of the BC Provincial Bouldering Champions according to overall final ranking. This competition is worth 40% of each competitor’s provincial ranking, with their top three results from the four previous competitions being worth 20% each.
Competition gets underway Saturday at the Project Climbing Centre at 9:00am with the opening heats and qualifiers for the Open, Junior and Youth A categories. Competition in the Youth B, C and D will begin at 11:45am, while the Recreational and Experienced divisions begin at 2:30pm. Finals for the Open competitors will begin at 7:30pm.
Project Climbing Centre is located at #3-34100 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Spectators are welcome and admission to the event is free of charge. Further details on the venue can be found on the Project Climbing Centre web site at http://www.projectclimbingcentre.com or by calling 604-864-2917.
Please note that all climbers and coaches wishing to participate in Provincials must register for the event via the Sport Climbing BC website at http://www.sportclimbingbc.ca. Climber Registration price (entry fee) is $40 + GST up until February 5th and $50 after that date up until the day registration closes on February 8th. Note, climbers may register on the day of the event. All coaches must be registered both with the SCBC, and for this event for access to any competitor areas, no exceptions. This includes the climbing floor during scramble rounds. Registered competitors who are coaching during the competition must also register as a coach for access to competitor areas during a round they are not competing in.
The remaining competitions in the 2013-2104 SCBC competition climbing season are listed below:
• February 22, 2014 – SCBC Local Difficulty & Speed – The Boulders Climbing Gym (Central Saanich)
• March 15, 2014 – SCBC Local Difficulty – The Richmond Oval (Richmond)
• March 22, 2014 – SCBC Local Difficulty & Speed (no speed ranking) – The Rock Wall (Maple Ridge)
• April 5, 2014 – SCBC Provincial Difficulty & Speed – The Boulders Climbing Gym (Central Saanich)
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