|Vic Ranges bouldering final
Just talking to a few people at the gym tonight, and there seems to be no concrete idea about what the final round format will be. Seeing as there is only a couple of days left, just want to know what the consensus is on the final format...
Corinne? What say you... Anyone else have any ideas?
Ok here goes... At the moment the format for the start will be the same. Pumpfest in the main area. Top 6 open competitors qualify for finals. (Currently, there will be no finals problems for intermediate.) There will be six finals problems, competitors have time to work each problem with a break in between problesm. Extra points are awarded for flashing the problem. Finals problems will be in the big low cave and on the wall near the campus board. Finals problems will be recorded on paper (as in the state titles) and the high points will also be recorded.
Thats a VERY BASIC rundown of the formatt. Hope it helps.
Good luck to all....
It would be extremely helpful to know the estimated start and finish times also. I'm assuming pumpfest goes from 11 till 3 ?? Then I assume these "finals" follow sometime thereafter???
I've posted a separate list of all those who have qualified and a little run down on the times; as long as you're there on the day (and at 11am) you will get the full run down then. Like I said, I have organised it so that there will only be a super final for the opens, given the time, space and man/woman power that we have we couldn't do it for the other categories. To make sure the juniors and intermediates are getting a fair comp, we will have several judges on the day that will have to witness every problem completed by those in the these two categories. The top 6 in the open categories based on the pump fest (they won't be judged but will have to have fellow boulderers witness their problems) will then go into the super final. These super final problems will be spread over the entire bouldering area to make the most of the different walls we have. The pumpfest will finish at 2pm and after a little co-ordination, tallying etc, we will kick off the superfinal around 2:30. All the little details and rules will be available on the day so you can hassle me then, hope to see everyone there, it will be a fantastic day with great prizes and trophies!!
cheers for all the effort youve put in over the rounds Corinne, had a great time!
I pulled up pretty bad today after 7 hrs of setting, a sliced toe and 7 hours of bar work saturday night.... Slept most of the day. Sorry i couldnt help out 2day corinne.
How did it all go?? Everyone enjoy themselves??
That's FINE Phil, after the way your toe looked on Saturday you deserved to have the day off! I hope it's all better before you go to the gramps.
The comp went really well, i had a couple of my little stress attacks but I think overall everyone had a great time. It really went well and they like all the routes - thanks to setters like you Phil.
Thanks to all those that have made a contribution to the comp and all the boulderers that came along to enjoy it!
Highlight for me was watching Toby Pola fall off the second move of the men's cave finals problem 5 times in a row, and then with only seconds of his attempt remaining, pull out an almighty effort to match on the hold, undercling his way up the wall, and latch a huge leap to a crimper in the roof. No, he didn't tick it - no-one did - but if I could have given him bonus points for sheer determination, I would have. Brilliant stuff.
The open results were:
1. James Kassay
=2. Thomas (??)
=2. Toby Pola
1. Jaq Middleton
2. Libby Hall
3. Bec Foxen
Congrats to Jacquie, who pulled out a crushing performance in a superfinal to pull away from Libby, whom she drew with at the end of the finals.
Timmy Le, Joe, Em, Hahn, Jevon (have I missed anyone) kept up the Chockstone quota in the competition. Corrinne did an excellent job in making order out of chaos and keeping everyone happy.
And Phil - your blood was still on the floor when the comp started.
My favorite was the invert toe hook (red 6). A real neck breaker if you didn't jam that right foot.....
Another fine comp.....
"And Phil - your blood was still on the floor when the comp started."
It just adds to the comp atmosphere.... :)
Sounds like it was a great day.
Corinne, are you planning to start up some new rounds next year, its been great having the problems changed regularly???
"Corinne, are you planning to start up some new rounds next year, its been great having the problems changed regularly???"
It's been a lot of fun and next year i would love to be involved......as a competitor and/or volunteer route setter........you interested in running it???? hehehe
Dont think id do it justice though.... ive got no orginisational skills whatsoever.... A little bit of guidance and i might be able...
When will full results be available???
"When will full results be available???"
After i have had at least 5 hours sleep, finished a 3000 word essay, studied for a 'Biology of Australian Vertebrates' exam and after my 9hr shift selling shoes at Myer, then i think i may have time to put it all together and give you the results....hehehehe....
I'm getting there.....slowly but surely.....i'll have them up in this discussion by the end of this week and at the gym not long after.
PS. I'd love to give you all the advice in the world Phil, i would really like to see another bouldering series in 2004!!!
Thanks to Corinne, all the route setters and anyone else who helped with the bouldering series.
I only competed in one round (due to injury) but had a great time.
I really apprectiate the time and effort put in to make the comps possible.
Absolutely - big thanks go out to all the organisers and competitors - Tara and I really enjoyed the comps and the friendly atmosphere.
Would love to see it again next year, and it's great having completely new problems every month or so.
Finals Finals Finals what can I say but I'm feelin the pain tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed the comp though I have never been to a bad one !! Id like to say thanks to Timmy for supplying the left over beer from the "Chockstone Gathering", nothing like grabbing a 'free' ice cold beer after a finger burning comp. I do have one problem with the comp, that I didn't win that flashy bouldering mat. Hmm can't win em all. :)
Here we go, these are the results from the comp on the weekend, the two (ot three) sets of score are for those opens that went on to compete later in the day, i will have a better copy of these scores up at the gym next week..........
Open Men Score
JAMES KASSAY 570- 31
THOMAS FARRELL 530- 27
BRYN HOSKING 500- 20
TOBY POLA 490- 27
PAUL BEUCHAT 480 - 17
RICHARD MELDER 440
JOE MORGAN-PAYLER 470 - 14
JEVON HARDWARE 440
TIM LE 440
MARK EDWARDS 430
Intermediate Men Score
SEAN EMMITT 450
SEISHIRO NISHOMUN 390
MICHAEL O'REILLY 400
BEN HEMMING 350
MALCOLM McLEAN 300
DANIEL MOORE 290
SHIGEHARU YAMAUCHI 360
GARETH GRAHAM 340
ANDREW HASKELL 280
Junior Boys Score
DAVID McKELVIE 370
ANGUS FELTHAM 330
NICK McCLEAN 320
ROHAN WEBB 120
DAVID BUNYAN 160
DAVID SHALE 230
JACQUI MIDDLETON 450- 47- 6
LIBBY HALL 390- 47- 2
HELEN ELLIS 390- 28
BEC FOXEN 340- 29
GENEVIEVE McKEW 300- 21
Intermediate Women SCORE
EMILY BUTLER 300
MARIA LASTRA 310
HAHN LE 330
CLAIRE FORBES 260
MICHELLE GUILLOT 230
TARA EASDEN 190
Junior Girls SCORE
ASHLEE HENDY 350
MADELEINE MELDER 270
REBECCA KLEFISCH 300
OLIVIA SHALE 260
SARAH DAVIS 180
ASHLEIGH FELTHAM 340
Well done all!!