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Regional Coordinators: Kevin Gallagher
New England West News
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Last update: May 11, 2015. Regionals speed & sport results and divisionals info added
Sport and Speed Divisional Championship
The Divisional Championships will be held at Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA. Registration is now closed. All information about Divisionals (schedule, volunteer information, running order, etc.) will be posted on the New England West regional page.
Sport and Speed Regional Championship
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Regional Championship and made it a success: the volunteers (although we could have used a bit more help in the morning!); the Rock Club staff and setting team; and, most of all, congratulations to all the climbers.
Check out "Reading the Results" to understand the details of the ranking methodology.
The Rules Committee made some significant changes to the rules this year. Here is a summary of some of the more important changes that I've noticed.
This is just a summary -- read the Rulebook yourself too! It's your responsibility to know the rules to avoid disappointment at the comps! Start with Section 1, "Significant Changes - Overview".
Again, be sure to read the rulebook for the full and complete rules.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Sport and Speed 2015 Schedule
New England West Local Comps
Feb 28, 2015 -- Central Rock Gym, Glastonbury, CT
Note: Climbers may compete at any local comp, in any region, to satisfy the two comp minimum requirement for regionals. To be eligible to advance to Divisionals, competitors must compete at their home Regional Championship.
Sport and Speed 2015 Championship Comps
May 9, 2015 -- Youth Regional Championship, The Rock Club, New Rochelle, NY
Mar 27-28, 2015 -- Sport and Speed Open National Championship, Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA
Bouldering 2015/2016 Schedule
New England West Local Comps
The local comp schedule will be posted in late summer.
Bouldering Championship Comps
Dec 12, 2015 -- Youth Regional Championship, Location TBD
USA Climbing is changing the regional and divisional boundaries effective September 1, 2015. This fall's 2015/2016 Bouldering season will use these new boundaries. Our region will be made up of Western Massaschusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York. New Jersey will no longer be part of our region.
Starting next season, there will only be two regions within each division. Our new division will include New England West and New England East (Vermont, New Hamphshire, Maine, and Eastern Massachusetts). Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will no longer be part of our division.
10 climbers (instead of 7) will advance from Regionals to Divisionals per gender and category. Then at Divisionals, 6 climbers per gender and category will advance to Nationals for Bouldering and Sport Climbing.
The rule for qualifying for Regionals remains the same: You must compete in two local comps, which can be in *any* region. You will then compete in the Regional Championship in your home region.
The location of your team's gym determines which is your home region. So, if you live in New Jersey, but climb at a gym in New York then your home region is New England West and you will compete in the New England West Regional Championship.
Click here for more information, including the new map.
Any questions or concerns? Post them on the New England West Facebook page or send me email at: email@example.com
About Our Region
Until September 2015, the New England West Region (Region 502) is one of three regions that make up Division 5:
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|Division 1:||Washington / Alaska||Northwest||Northern California|
|Division 2:||Southern California||Southern Mountain||Colorado|
|Division 3:||Midwest||Ohio River Valley||Mid-Atlantic|
|Division 4:||Heartland||Bayou||Deep South|
|Division 5:||Capital||New England West||New England East|