Friday, January 2, 2015

MBC2015 Official Event Details

Superbowl weekend for the broader sports enthusiast

208 North 13th Street
Billings, Montana

The Montana Bouldering Champinship is a fund raiser for the Steepteam 501c3 non-profit program. Steepteam provides climbing mentorship and training to Billings area youth through practice and competition. The Championships provide a competition venue that promotes and rewards the upper talent of Montana Bouldering while providing a fun and entertaining event for recreational climbers.

01:50 - competitor meeting
02:00 - comp begins (late arrivals accepted)
06:00 - comp ends, pizza & drinks
06:30 - results and early raffle
07:00 - open finals begin
08:30 - open awards and late raffle

$40 entry. All open registration fees go towards the cash purse.
The 2014 purse was nearly $1000
Guaranteed $150 minimum to winners (mens & womens) and
custom Montana Bouldering Champion Belt Buckle.

Open redpoint format consisting of more than 50 routes of evenly distributed difficulty.
4 hours of climbing time.
Each route is given points based on its difficulty.
A climbers total score equals the top 5 scoring routes plus flash bonuses.
The top third of the open field plus 1 in each gender will move on to finals.

Competitor scores will zero out for finals. Ties will be split by qualifier scores.
FInals will be a timed redpoint format, competitors remain in isolation until their turn to climb.
There will be 3 finals routes. Each route will have 6-14 moves of various techniques.
Each climber will get 3:00 minutes of climbing time per route. The 3:00 minutes is a soft time stop.
Climbers will be allowed to complete the route if they are still on the wall after 3:00.
Each finals route is worth 1000 points.
Every move on a finals route is scored equally to the other moves on the route.
if route has 10 moves / holds then each move is worth 100 pts. (1000pts / 10 moves = 100pts)
A competitors finals score equals the combined total from the three finals routes.
The finals score determines final placement. Ties will be split by qualifier scores.
Cash payout to the top third of the field in each gender.

$30 entry fee includes climbing, pizza, & beverages.
$5 Adult Spectator Beverage fee. This gets the spectator pizza & beer.
Redpoint format. Minimum 50 routes of evenly distributed difficulty. 4 Hours of climbing time.
Competitor score equals the top 5 scoring routes plus flash bonuses.
Youth competitors compete within their respected USA Climbing age category.
Category winners awarded with medals.
Pizza and beverages included in entry fee.
High value prizes will be raffled off amongst all youth, amateur, and masters competitors.

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