On Saturday 8th February 2014 we will be holding F-BO14, The Foundry Bouldering Open. This will be a BIG one day comp with a CASH prize list of £1700 plus other super spot prizes from our sponsors. The Chief Setters will be Rob Napier and Percy Bishton with Mr Graeme Alderson as Chief Judge. (For those old enough to remember, Graeme was the man behind FIBO at The Foundry back in the 90′s).
A ‘score yourself’ qualification round with 25 problems starting from font4+. Very similar to our normal bouldering league comps. Set so there will be plenty of problems in the font 5 to 6 range (equivalent to our level 1 and 2 problems in our circuits) so everyone can have a good climb in the qualification round.
The top 6 men and women go through to an onsight final of 4 problems each which will be set on the wave/Bleasutone walls.
The comp has Senior (18 or over on 8/2/14) and Junior age categories (age 10 years (chnaged from 12) to under 18 years on 8/2/14) as well as a Team event. It is open to any climber who is at least 10 years old on the 8th Feb 2014. However, please note there will be no special junior problems set but again there will be plenty you should be able to have a good go at.
Team entry – In the qualification round any 3 people can make up a team on the day of the event, just let us know on the day that you want to be part of a team. You do need to be entered as an individual first, there is no extra cost to then be part of a team. Teams must contain at least one female climber. Being in a team means you have a chance of winning more prizes!
Each competitor will receive an F-BO14 competition vest or T-shirt (for juniors) provided you pre enter on-line.
SPOT Prizes – There will be lots of prizes up for grabs by any climber during the qualification between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
‘Steepedge ‘ – downloadable climbing/adventure film vouchers, Climbers goodie bags (Lapis brush, Bleaustone chalk ball, Climb-On hand cream), CragX Climbing Shop vouchers, Chalk bags. Mammut goodie bags (including mini woolly mammoths!) plus other sponsors goods.
Junior (male and female, age 10 -17 years)
1st – Mammut boulder pad + £25 cash
2nd – Mamnmut kit + other sponsors gear (more info to follow
3rd – Mammut kit + other sponsors gear (more info to follow)
PRE- ENTRY : We much prefer you to pre-enter the event . PLUS if you pre-enter you will get an official event vest/t shirt. Entry prices are seniors £10, Full time students and Juniors £7.
Alternately, you can now register and pay on the day!
Payment can be made via all major debit and credit cards as well as Paypal.
Entry on the day: Is also possible too but please try and pre-enter. Entry on the day of the event is the same price as pre-entry but an event vests /t shirt may not be available.
The F-BO14 rules, competition format and timings can be found here.