CITIZEN COMPETITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

THERE ARE FEW CHANGES AND UPDATES FROM LAST YEAR'S SERIES:

NEW SERIES FORMAT: CUMULATIVE SERIES SCORES

Results from each comp will be used to calculate a competitor's final cumulative SERIES SCORE. EVERY COMP COUNTS: THE SUM OF YOUR SCORES EARNED AT EACH COMP WILL COUNT TOWARDS YOUR FINAL SERIES SCORE.
 

MENS

WOMENS

NOVICE V0-V2

NOVICE V0-V2

INTERMEDIATE V3-V5

INTERMEDIATE V3-V5

ADVANCED V6-V8

ADVANCED V6-V7

MASTERS 40+

MASTERS 40+

CITIZEN competitors can compete at any individual comp or as a series! There is no additional fee to compete as a series; just register, pay, compete and we'll do the rest!


  • Competitors must submit a scorecard to be considered for scoring and ranking. A competitor's final score will be a sum of their top five (5) highest point problems.
    • Points for any problem can only be used once towards a competitor's final score.
  • Organizers reserve the right to move competitors up to the next division based on competitor's performance.
  • Competitors will be ranked in each respective division in the following order:
    1. SCORE
    2. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF FIVE (5) HIGHEST POINT PROBLEMS
    3. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM
  • SERIES POINTS will be awarded to competitors based on category and ranking at each comp.
  • Competitors that are bumped out of their category at a comp will have 50% of their points from that comp count towards their initial category.
  • Full series points values will be awarded to that competitor in the higher category (with the exception of Advanced competitors - the Open Division is not a part of the Series).
  • Competitors that are bumped more than 3 times out of their initial category will be bumped permanently to the higher category.
  • To qualify for the overall TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES (TBS) CHAMPIONSHIP title, compete any comp in the series!
    • Results from each comp will be used to calculate a competitor's final cumulative SERIES SCORE. EVERY COMP COUNTS: THE SUM OF ALL YOUR COMP SCORES WILL COUNT TOWARDS YOUR FINAL SERIES SCORE.
    • In the event of a tie, the overall series ranking will be determined by a competitors ranking at the GOTHAM CITIZEN/TBS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Competitors must submit final scorecard at the end of the comp to be considered for scoring, ranking, and finals consideration.
  • Competitors should select a division prior to submitting their scorecard. A competitor's final division [NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, MASTERS, OPEN] will be decided based on their score [ie. competitors who are moved up a division based on performance during the comp].
  • All attempts must be recorded.
  • Two (2) witnesses must initial each problem for points to count towards competitors final scorecard. A problem and its respective points submitted without two (2) witnesses' initials will be invalidated.

  • The holds for a given problem will be clearly marked by distinguishable colored holds or colored tape.
    • Start holds will be clearly marked [by colored tapelines, brackets, or box].
    • Finishes will be clearly marked by tape at the top of a wall [by colored box, x, bracket, etc] or a designed taped finishing hold [with the exception of a topout].
  • The use of bolt-on features/volumes are permitted only when a route has holds bolted to it.
  • The use of any wall features is permitted unless specifically marked off.
  • An attempt shall begin when a competitor has established themselves on a problem's starting handhold(s) with feet off the ground [with the exception of a jump start].
    • In the case of a jump start, an attempt begins when a competitor approaches a problem and leaves the ground, with the intention of establishing themselves on the start hold(s).
  • An attempt is terminated if a competitor:
    • falls
    • makes use of any part of the wall, handholds, or features which have been demarcated against use for climbing that specific problem
    • returns to the ground with any part of the body after having started the attempt
    • a competitor makes contact with any individual on the ground
  • Competitor must establish control and match hands on the finishing handhold(s) to receive points for completion of that problem [with the exception of a topout]
    • In the case of a topout, competitor must achieve a standing position atop the boulder to receive points for completion of that problem
  • Competitors may attempt a problem as many times as they wish during the allotted time during the comp.
  • A competitor may have an attempt annulled for any technical incident that may occur
    • A technical incident refers to a hold which breaks and/or spins during an attempt. Any technical incident that occurs should be reported to judges, organizers, and/or routesetters.
      • If the immediate result of a technical incident is the competitor's attempt being terminated, that attempt will not count.
      • If a competitor remains on the wall after the incident and chooses to step off immediately for the incident to be repaired and/or fixed, that attempt will not count.
      • If a competitor remains on the wall, chooses to continue, and then falls, the attempt will count.