OPEN COMPETITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

CHANGES AND UPDATES HAVE BEEN MADE FROM LAST YEAR'S TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES:

  • NEW REDPOINT COMP/POINT FORMAT: A boulder problems point value will no longer coincide the V-Grade (eg. 100 = V1, 550 = V5, etc). All climbs/point values will be shown in increasing difficulty, with 1 indicating the easiest climb in the comp and the highest value indicating the hardest climb (~75).

  • FALLS: A deduction of of .1 points shall be recorded for every fall.

  • VOLUMES: The use of volumes is permitted on all climbs unless specifically marked off.

  • OPEN FINALS: ALL OPEN FINALS WILL USE A MODIFIED MULTI-ZONE FORMAT (ZONES, 4MIN+). DETAILS ARE BELOW.

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO BYES AT THE ISLAND ROCK COMP. 

 

PLEASE READ ON FOR FURTHER DETAILS:

MENS

WOMENS

OPEN V8+ WOMENS V7+

OPEN competitors can compete at any individual comp/qualifier.

To qualify for the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS held on MARCH 16th, 2019, OPEN competitors must earn a spot in one of two ways:

  • Win at 1 of 3 SELECT Qualifier Finals (Rock Climb Fairfield, The Gravity Vault Upper Saddle River, The Cliffs at Valhalla) [OR]
  • Compete for the remaining spots at the GOTHAM CITIZEN held at LIC on MARCH 16TH, 2019.

  • 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 minus a 0.1 point deduction for every fall.
    • All falls must be tracked.
    • Points for any problem can only be used once towards a competitor's final score.
  • Competitors will be ranked in each respective division in the following order:
    1. TOTAL POINTS
    2. LOWEST ATTEMPTS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM(S)

QUALIFIER finalists

  • The top six (6) competitors competing in the OPEN divison during the qualifying round will be invited to the qualifier finals.
    • During the GOTHAM CITIZEN, the top five OPEN competitors during the qualifying round will be invited to the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS held on the same day [MARCH 16TH, 2019].
  • The order of appearance during finals will be from lowest ranked to highest ranked competitor. 

FORMAT

  • Competitors will be placed in isolation prior to qualifier finals.
    • The use of electronic devices are prohibited during this time.
    • Gathering information, observing, and/or receiving prior knowledge of final problems prior to, during, and/or during competition is prohibited.
    • Any competitor in violation of the above mentioned guidelines will be disqualified.
  • All competitors will be given a two (2) minute preview time of each boulder as a group.
  • The climbing period during the Final round shall be four (4) minutes for each competitor. However, if a competitor begins an attempt prior to the end of the climbing period, they shall be allowed to finish that attempt.
    • Once a competitor has finished their attempts, they shall return to isolation. The next competitors for both gender divisions will begin when both previous competitors have returned to isolation, regardless of if the previous competitor's allotted climbing time has not yet fully expired.
    • Once all competitors have completed their attempts on the boulder problem, the competitors shall move on to the next boulder as a group.
  • A designated judge will sign off on competitor's scorecard after completion of problem or after the allotted four (4) minute climbing period is up. Any appeals and disputes should be announced to judges immediately. 
    • Competitors must submit appeals to judge at the end of the finals round.  
  • FINALS WILL FOLLOW A MODIFIED MULTI-ZONE FORMAT.

SCORING

  • TOPS = 25 POINTS : Completion of a problem on the first attempt is worth 25 points.
  • ZONES = 5 POINTS EACH : Three ZONE holds are marked worth 5, 10, and 15 points, respectively. Competitors who control a ZONE handhold receive the points for that handhold.
  • Not all ZONES values will be present in each Finals problem. Routesetters may only include one, two, or three ZONE(S) prior to a TOP.
  • FALLS = .10 POINT DEDUCTION(S) : A deduction of .10 point(s) for the total FALLS taken to reach the competitors highest scored point in each problem (either TOP or highest ZONE handhold).
  • A competitor's final score and ranking will be determined in the following order:
    1. POINTS
    2. TOPS
    3. FLASHES
    4. LOWEST NUMBER OF FALLS ON HIGHEST ZONE(S)
    5. COUNTBACK TO QUALIFIERS
  • The ZONES on each boulder problem will be predetermined on a Problem Scoring Map and are indisputable.

FINALISTS

  • A total of 8 possible finalists (per gender category) will compete at the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.
  • The order of appearance [from first to last] will be in the following order:
    • Lowest Ranked to Highest Ranked GOTHAM CITIZEN Competitors; then
    • Winner @ The Cliffs at Valhalla; then
    • Winner @ The Gravity Vault Upper Saddle River; then
    • Winner @ Rock Climb Fairfield 
  • If a single competitor wins at more than 1 of the 3 SELECT qualifiers, the extra spot(s) will be determined during the qualifying round at the GOTHAM CITIZEN held at LIC on MARCH 16th, 2019.
  • If a finalist declines to compete at the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS, then the next top ranked GOTHAM CITIZEN competitor will be invited to be a finalist.

FORMAT

  • Competitors will be placed in isolation prior to qualifier finals.
    • The use of electronic devices are prohibited during this time.
    • Gathering information, observing, and/or receiving prior knowledge of final problems prior to, during, and/or during competition is prohibited.
    • Any competitor in violation of the above mentioned guidelines will be disqualified.
  • All competitors will be given a two (2) minute preview time of each boulder as a group.
  • The climbing period during the Final round shall be four (4) minutes for each competitor. However, if a competitor begins an attempt prior to the end of the climbing period, they shall be allowed to finish that attempt.
    • Once a competitor has finished their attempts, they shall return to isolation. The next competitors for both gender divisions will begin when both previous competitors have returned to isolation, regardless of if the previous competitor's allotted climbing time has not yet fully expired.
    • Once all competitors have completed their attempts on the boulder problem, the competitors shall move on to the next boulder as a group.
  • A designated judge will sign off on competitor's scorecard after completion of problem or after the allotted climbing period is up. Any appeals and disputes should be announced to judges immediately. 
    • Competitors must submit appeals to judge at the end of the finals round. 
  • FINALS WILL FOLLOW A MODIFIED MULTI-ZONE FORMAT.

SCORING

  • TOPS = 25 POINTS : Completion of a problem on the first attempt is worth 25 points.
  • ZONES = 5 POINTS EACH : Three ZONE holds are marked worth 5, 10, and 15 points, respectively. Competitors who control a ZONE handhold receive the points for that handhold.
  • Not all Zone values will be present in each Finals problem. Routesetters may only include one, two, or three ZONE(S) prior to a TOP.
  • FALLS = .10 POINT DEDUCTION(S) : A deduction of .10 point(s) for the total FALLS taken to reach the competitors highest scored point in each problem (either TOP or highest ZONE handhold).
  • A competitor's final score and ranking will be determined in the following order:
    1. POINTS
    2. TOPS
    3. FLASHES
    4. LOWEST NUMBER OF FALLS ON HIGHEST ZONE(S)
    5. COUNTBACK TO QUALIFIERS
  • *If a tie occurs between a finalist who has won at 1 of the 3 Qualifier Finals (prior to the GOTHAM CITIZEN) and a finalist who has qualified through the GOTHAM CITIZEN, the bye competitor will automatically ranked higher.
  • *If a tie occurs between a finalist who has won at 1 of the 3 Qualifier Finals and another finalist who has won at 1 of the 3 Qualifier Finals, the finalist who qualified first for the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS will automatically ranked higher.
  • The ZONES on each boulder problem will be predetermined on a Problem Scoring Map and are indisputable.

  • 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 or a zone judge must initial each problem for points to count towards competitors final scorecard. A problem and its respective points submitted without two (2) witnesses or a zone judge's 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 volumes is permitted on all climbs unless specifically marked off.
  • 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.