OPEN COMPETITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

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

  • THERE WILL BE NO TBS OPEN QUALIFIER FINALS ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE SATURDAY'S TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS. TO QUALIFY FOR ONE OF THE SEATS FOR THE TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS HELD AT LIC ON MARCH 11, 2017, A COMPETITOR MUST:
    • Win at 1 of 3 of the opening qualifier finals (The Brawl, Power Struggle, or Feats of Strength) -OR-
  • RANK TOP 5 AT THE GOTHAM CITIZEN HELD AT LIC ON THE SAME DAY (MARCH 11TH, 2017).
    • ALL FINALS (QUALIFIERS and TBS CHAMPIONSHIP) will be climbed in a MODIFIED WORLD CUP FORMAT. 

PLEASE READ ON FOR MORE DETAILS:

MENS

WOMENS

OPEN V8+ WOMENS V6+

OPEN competitors can compete at any individual comp/qualifier.

To qualify for the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, OPEN competitors must earn a spot in one of two ways:

  • Win at 1 of the 3 opening Qualifier Finals [OR]
  • Compete for the remaining spots at the GOTHAM CITIZEN held at LIC on MARCH 11, 2017.

  • Competitors must submit a scorecard to be considered for scoring, ranking, and finals consideration. 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.
  • 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

QUALIFIER finalists

  • The top five (5) 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 11, 2017].
  • 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.
  • Finals will be in a modified WORLD CUP format; the number of boulder problems: TBD. 
  • 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 (5) 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.  
  • ALL ROUTESETTING CONSIDERATIONS FOR ONSIGHT PROBLEMS WILL BE BASED ON USA CLIMBING'S GUIDELINES FOR ROUTESETTING AND SCORING [13.2].

SCORING

  • A competitor's final score and ranking will be determined in the following order:
    1. TOPS
    2. POINTS
    3. FLASHES
    4. ATTEMPTS TO HIGH POINT
    5. QUALIFIER SCORE
    6. QUALIFIER ATTEMPTS (OF TOP FIVE HIGHEST POINT PROBLEMS)
    7. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM
  • The points per hold on each boulder problem will be predetermined on a Problem Scoring Map and are indisputable.

FINALISTS

  • A total of 8 possible finalists will compete at the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS. To earn a spot at the TBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS, competitors must either:
    1. Win at 1 of the 3 Qualifier Finals [OR]
    2. Compete for the remaining spots in OPEN at the GOTHAM CITIZEN held on the same day at LIC [MARCH 11, 2017].
  • The order of appearance [from first to last] will be in the following order:
    • Lowest Ranked to Highest Ranked GOTHAM CITIZEN Competitors; then
    • Feats of Strength Winner; then
    • Power Struggle Winner; then
    • The Brawl Winner 
  • If a single competitor wins at more than 1 of the 3 qualifiers, the extra spot(s) will be determined during the qualifying round at the GOTHAM CITIZEN held at LIC on MARCH 11, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Finals will be in a modified WORLD CUP format; the number of boulder problems: TBD. 
  • 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. 
  • ALL ROUTESETTING CONSIDERATIONS FOR ONSIGHT PROBLEMS WILL BE BASED ON USA CLIMBING'S GUIDELINES FOR ROUTESETTING AND SCORING [13.2].

SCORING

  • A competitor's final score and ranking will be determined in the following order:
    1. TOPS
    2. POINTS
    3. FLASHES
    4. ATTEMPTS TO HIGH POINT*
    5. GOTHAM CITIZEN SCORE
    6. GOTHAM CITIZEN ATTEMPTS
    7. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM
  • *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 points per hold 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 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.