CEC Speed Series

SERIES DETAILS

  • Category:
    • Regional events: Youth C (12-13) Youth B (14-15), Youth A (16-17), Junior (18-19), Senior (16+ years old)
    • National event: Youth B (14-15), Senior (16+) – no separate knockout round for Youth A or Junior
  • Division: Female / Male
  • LTAD Stages targeted: Train to Train, Train to Compete, Learn to Win & Winning for a living
  • Events: Eastern Regional Championships, Western Regional Championships, and National Championships
    • Regional events: Athletes will compete in their respective category (Youth C, Youth B, Youth A, Junior, Senior)
    • National event: Athletes will compete in either Youth B (14-15) or Senior (16+) categories
  • Discipline: Speed
  • Regional Championships Date: February Family Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday
  • National Championships Date: last weekend of March, Saturday and Sunday
  • Length: 2 days (1-2 day competition and/or 1 day development camp)
  • Estimated attendance Regionals: 160 total athletes each region
  • Estimated attendance Nationals: 130 total athletes

2021-2022 EVENTS

  • Eastern Regional Championships , February 19-20, 2022
  • Western Regional Championships , February 19-20, 2022
  • National Championships, March 26-27, 2022

2021-2022 HOSTING CALL FOR PROPOSAL WILL BE OPEN BY END OF APRIL 2021

OBJECTIVES

Regional Championships

  • Qualification pathway for Nationals
  • Development opportunity for athletes who will not qualify for Nationals
  • Officials’ development opportunity
  • Hosting opportunity for smaller facilities, regions, PTSOs
  • Development opportunity for athletes and coaches in speed climbing

National Championships

  • Crowning National Champions
  • Continuous National Ranking (CNR) points
  • High Performance Program (HPP) entry pathway
  • Youth World Championship (YWC) Selection Pathway
  • Development opportunity for athletes who will not make HPP, World Cup / World (Youth) Championships teams
  • Preparation event for athletes who will make HPP, WC and WYC teams
  • Talent identification event for 16-19 years old athletes
  • Officials’ development opportunity
  • Development opportunity for athletes and coaches in speed climbing
  • National celebration of our sport

SCHEDULE

These events will take place over 2 days:

  • Day 1 – Speed Competition, all divisions
  • Day 2 – Speed Competition, all divisions (Regionals), National Speed Camp to support development of speed climbing in Canada (Nationals)

HOSTING REQUIREMENTS

CEC will ask for 1 host for each of these events. Strong consideration will be given to facilities that are supported by their Provincial / Territorial Sport Organization. PTSOs can support more than one facility in their jurisdiction.

Speed Requirements:

  • A 15M Homologated Speed wall is preferred for Speed events.
    • Events can be run on a wall that is not certified. Strong consideration will be given to walls that are within the tolerances outlined in the IFSC homologation parameters for angle and height.
    • Holds must be IFSC certified: the host must be able to provide proof in the form of invoice or letter from the manufacturer.
    • Holds must be in “new” or “like new” condition (i.e. no chipping or surface variations and with adequate surface friction). 
  • Ability to use standard timing systems.
  • Regional Events only – Enough Speed holds to create the Official Youth C Speed route. Standard and certified holds are preferred, but not required for Youth C route.

Speed Format

  • Two (2) practice rounds run in the same running order as qualifiers
    • This can be changed on the discretion of the Technical Delegate and Jury President based on timing for the event
  • Two (2) qualifiers – Timed
  • Top sixteen (16) – elimination races

QUALIFICATION

Pathway #1 – Pre-Qualification Pathway

  • HPP Athletes
    • Current HPP Athletes at the 5 months mark will receive a direct invitation to the National Championships
    • Quotas will be discipline-based (HPP athletes in lead will receive invitation for lead event, etc)
  • Automatic Qualifying Times
    • Athletes performing an automatic time (determined by the HP staff) will receive an invitation to the National Championships
    • Automatic time will be determined at the start of the season, based on world-level averages
    • Time must be performed in sanctioned competition using an electronic timing system within the previous 12 months

Note: Unused quota from Pre-qualification Pathways will be re-allocated (added) to Provincial Qualification Pathways

Pathway #2 – Provincial Qualification Pathways

  • PTSO Guaranteed Nationals Quotas
    • Each province and territories will start with a fixed number of quota spots for the National Championships. The fixed number of quotas will be determined at least 5 months ahead of the National event based on capacity
    • Minimum required time may be added to the qualification process. This will be determined at least 5 months prior to the event based on facility capacity
    • Each province and territory has autonomy to decide how they will fill these quotas. CEC highly recommends the hosting of a fair competition to qualify the athletes in an equitable manner
    • Unused quota in this category will be re-allocated to the other provinces in the same region using a membership size priority system

Pathway #3 – Regional Quotas to Speed Nationals

  • PTSO quotas to Speed Regional Event
    • Each province will start with a fixed number quota spots for the Regional Championships per category. The fixed number of quotas will be determined at least 5 months ahead of the Regional event based on capacity
    • Unused quota will be re-allocated to other provinces in the same region using membership size priority process
  • The top finishers in each of Youth A, Junior and Senior categories at the Regional Championships will advance to the National Championships. Exact number of spots available will be determined at least 5 months prior to the National event based on facility capacity
  • It is possible that CEC may consider adding a conditional minimum qualifying time for speed events in the future

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SERIES, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@CLIMBINGCANADA.CA

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