Continuous National Ranking

The purpose of the Continuous National Ranking (CNR) is to provide a system for ranking athletes based on performances at multiple levels of domestic, continental and world competitions. The CNR calculation will remain consistent from season to season and is the base framework for athlete selections.

Our Current Continuous National Rankings updated Feb 15th/2021

The CNR was created in an extensive collaboration/consultation with the following groups:

  • Athlete Commission
  • PTSO reps
  • HP Committee
  • Sport Partners (Own The Podium, Sport Canada)

CEC performed a detailed analysis of IFSC and Domestic Results over the 2016-2020 seasons. This historical data was used to understand and account for the factors that affect results at each level (strength of field, size of field and level of competition). The resulting CNR calculation includes these factors in order to best represent relative performances.

The CNR includes results from the events below:

    • CEC National Events (CEC Competitions and HPP Competitions)
    • Continental Events (IFSC Pan Am Series, North American Cup Series)
    • International Events (IFSC World Cups, World Championships, Youth World Championships)
    • Major Games (Olympics and Pan American Games)

Athlete Rankings are updated in real time following each event and will change throughout each competition season. This provides the following benefits:

  • Easier to understand (only 1 system that remains consistent from season to season)
  • Allows for more movement within HP program providing opportunity for more athletes
  • Discourages athlete complacency while encouraging positive internal competition in HP program
  • Provides multiple entry points to HP program

Link to High Performance Program (HPP) here: LINK

The CNR will be used for the following:

  • Selection to High Performance Program (HPP)
  • Senior Event Team Selections for IFSC and Continental Events (see how Event Teams are Selected HERE)

Points in the CNR are assigned as follows:

(please see CNR description document for a detailed breakdown of the calculation and to see points tables)

Lead, Boulder, Speed

For Individual Disciplines, the CNR is the sum of an athletes’ top 2 Event Point Values from the previous 24 months and considering the conditions outlined below:

  1. EVENT LIMITS
    1. A maximum of 1 event from prior to the current competition season will be eligible.
      1. Applies to each individual discipline.
      2. A season is considered current until at least 1 CNR scoring event in that event series and discipline has been held in a subsequent season (i.e., the current season for domestic Boulder is 2020 because CEC Nationals and HP Comp were held. The current season for domestic Lead and Speed is 2019 as no new CNR scoring events have been held subsequently).
    2. A maximum of 1 North American Cup event will be eligible.
  1. EXPIRATION OF POINTS
    1. Event points will be removed from the CNR on the 24-month anniversary of the event date with the following exceptions:
      1. Domestic – event points will remain in the CNR beyond 24 months until such time as 2 eligible domestic events have been held in the current 24-month period.
      2. IFSC and Continental – event points will remain in the CNR beyond 24 months until such time as at least 1 eligible event of the same type, and to which CEC has sent a team, has been held in the current 24-month period.

Combined

    1. Because of the change to the Olympic Combined Format following Tokyo there are several outstanding unknowns about format, scoring and frequency of Combined only events. The Combined CNR will only be used to select athletes for the High Performance Program (HPP) until such time as Combined Events are held regularly.
    2. The CNR for Lead/Boulder Combined for 2021 will be calculated as follows:

             Sum of CNR points for Lead plus Boulder divided by 2

             (CNR L+CNR B)/2

The CNR Calculation for Combined will be updated as we receive more information from the IFSC regarding scoring, format and frequency of combined events.

Event Points Calculation

Event Points are calculated as follows:

Position Points X Strength of Field Factor (SToF) X Size of Field Factor (SZoF) = Event Points

Position Points

An athlete’s result is converted to Position Points using the values in the Position Points Table in the CNR document.

Strength of Field (SToF) and Size of Field (SZoF)

The purpose of these 2 calculations is to adjust the weight of the position points according to how difficult it is to achieve the result.

Strength of Field Factor (SToF) considers the impact of how many highly ranked athletes are in the field.

Size of Field Factor (SZof) considers the impact of the total number of competitors in the field.

When used together, SToF and SZoF ensure that the resulting EVENT POINTS are an accurate representation of the relative quality of a result.

For events that have more highly ranked competitors in the field, the SToF adds weight to the position points. For events that have fewer highly ranked competitors in the field, SToF subtracts weight from the position points.

For events that have more than the average number of athletes in the field, SZoF adds weight to the position points.

For events that have fewer than the average number of athletes in the field, SZoF subtracts weight from the position points.

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Lead qualifying today at WCH in Moscow.
The McNamee twins in action.

Unfortunately, no Canadians on to semis but good showing from both.
@kindarmcnamee 53rd
@guymcnamee  59th

Congrats to all Canadians who represented in Russia.

Lead qualifying today at WCH in Moscow.
The McNamee twins in action.

Unfortunately, no Canadians on to semis but good showing from both.
@kindarmcnamee 53rd
@guymcnamee 59th

Congrats to all Canadians who represented in Russia.
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Day 2 of Workd champs today

Boulderers center stage today.

@rileyclimbs and Madison Fischer in Women's and @zach_richardson_ and @guymcnamee in Men's.

Maddie grabbed 2 tops and 3 zones to post 25th, her best IFSC Senior result to date and just outside semis. Riley managed to find 1 zone in her first ever IFSC Senior Competition to finish 71st. She will undoubtedly learn from the experience and be back stronger in the future.

Guy snagged 51st place in the men's with 1 top and 3 zones. A decent result for his IFSC Senior event. Zach couldn't find his usual form and finished 65th with 2 Zones. We know he'll be back 🙂

So nice to see the Maple Leaf on the World Stage!!

Video of Maddie by @liborhroza

On to Lead starting on the 20th.

Day 2 of Workd champs today

Boulderers center stage today.

@rileyclimbs and Madison Fischer in Women's and @zach_richardson_ and @guymcnamee in Men's.

Maddie grabbed 2 tops and 3 zones to post 25th, her best IFSC Senior result to date and just outside semis. Riley managed to find 1 zone in her first ever IFSC Senior Competition to finish 71st. She will undoubtedly learn from the experience and be back stronger in the future.

Guy snagged 51st place in the men's with 1 top and 3 zones. A decent result for his IFSC Senior event. Zach couldn't find his usual form and finished 65th with 2 Zones. We know he'll be back 🙂

So nice to see the Maple Leaf on the World Stage!!

Video of Maddie by @liborhroza

On to Lead starting on the 20th.
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