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 SECTION FIVE

 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS  

 I.     WORLD CUP SERIES REGULATIONS

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 1.1.   In accordance with the Statutes of  the ICC, a World Cup Championship series of international competitions shall be organised each year.

1.2.   The ICC may approve up to a maximum of ten (10) World Cup competitions each year for each discipline (difficulty, speed, bouldering).

1.3.   Each World Cup competition approved by the ICC shall include categories for men and women.  No competitor under the age of 16 years shall be permitted to compete in a World Cup competition.

1.4.   Each World Cup competition shall include either a difficulty competition, or a speed competition, or a bouldering competition, or all or two of them.

1.5.   World Cup competitions shall normally take place during weekend periods.  The maximum duration of a World Cup competition shall be three (3) days. Wherever possible, organisers should aim to complete World Cup competitions within two (2) days.

1.6.   At the end of each World Cup competition, the winners of the men and women's Difficulty and Speed competitions shall be awarded a trophy by the member federation-organiser.  

1.7.   At the conclusion of the final competition of the annual series, the World Cup shall be awarded to the competitor(s) achieving the highest number of points in accordance with these regulations.

1.8.   On completion of each World Cup series of competitions, the winner of both the men's and women's categories shall be awarded a World Cup trophy.  In addition, the first three competitors in both the men's and women's categories shall be awarded, respectively, gold, silver and bronze medals.

2.      DIFFICULTY COMPETITIONS

2.1.   Each World Cup difficulty competition shall include:

      a) Quarter-Final (1/4) round - which shall take place on two identical or non-identical routes.  In the case of non-identical routes, these shall be of the same technical grade and similar route character;

      b) Semi-final (1/2), Final and (where necessary) Superfinal rounds - which shall take place on one route.

3.      SPEED COMPETITIONS

3.1.   Each World Cup speed competition shall, in accordance with the regulations governing these type of competition, include:

         a)   A Qualification round;

         b)   A Final round

 4.    BOULDERING COMPETITIONS

4.1.   Each World Cup Bouldering competition shall include, in accordance with the regulations governing this type of competition, one, or either two rounds, named qualifying and final rounds, or three rounds, named qualifying, semi-final and final rounds.

5.   POINTS TO BE AWARDED FOR EACH WORLD CUP COMPETITION

5.1.   At the end of each World Cup competition, the first thirty (30) competitors in each of the men's and women's categories shall be awarded the following points:

      1st   100 points      11th   31 points      21st   10 points                 

      2nd   80 points      12th   28 points      22nd   9 points

      3rd   65 points      13th   26 points      23rd  8 points

      4th   55 points      14th   24 points      24th   7 points

      5th   51 points      15th   22 points      25th   6 points

      6th   47 points      16th   20 points     26th   5 points

      7th   43 points      17th   18 points      27th   4 points

      8th    40 points      18th   16 points      28th   3 points

      9th   37 points      19th   14 points      29th   2 points

      10th   34 points      20th   12 points      30th   1 point 

6.   POINTS COUNTING TOWARDS THE AWARD OF THE WORLD CUP

6.1.   The points awarded after each World Cup competition shall be aggregated as specified in Article 6.2 below.   The aggregate points shall be recalculated after each World Cup competition and the competitors having World Cup points shall be ranked in descending order of points accumulated.  The World Cup Ranking (WCR) for difficulty and speed shall be published after each round of the World Cup series    of competitions.

6.2.   The maximum number of points a competitor can accumulate towards the final ranking of the World Cup championship shall be as follows:

         a)   When 9 or 10 competitions are organised: a maximum of the 8 best results shall count;

         b)  When 8 competitions are organised: a maximum of 7 best results shall count;

         c)   When 7 or less competitions are organised, all competitions shall count.

7.      AWARD OF THE WORLD CUP IN THE EVENT OF A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE

7.1.   Tie between two competitors for first place:  If a tie between two competitors for the first place in the World Cup Championship exists at the completion of the final World Cup competition of the year,  the tied competitors shall be assessed with a view to breaking the tie by comparing  the individual rankings in those competitions in which the competitors have been in direct competition with each other - i.e. the number of 'better' places in competitions in which they have competed against each other.  If a tie remains unbroken following this assessment, the competitors shall be regarded as tied and a joint-World Cup Champion shall be declared.

8.      REGISTRATION OF COMPETITORS BY MEMBER FEDERATIONS

8.1.   Member federations shall be permitted to register, on the ICC official registration form, the following competitors (where applicable):

      a)   National team quota - Non-host country: 

      Each member federation shall be permitted to enter three (3) official team members in both the men's and women's categories.

      b)   National team quota - Host country:  The member federation responsible for hosting and organising a World Cup competition shall be permitted to enter the following competitors:

      six (6) official team members in both the men's and women's categories. If a member Federation organises more than two events in the same discipline, this rule applies to two events only. Events will be chosen by the Member federation before the season start, otherwise the rule (double quota) automatically applies to the first two events staged in that country.

      c)      Pre-Qualified Competitors:   

At the end of each calendar year, the first 10 men and the first 10 women listed in the relevant World Cup Ranking (or in its absence, listed in the relevant CUWR) shall enter the new annual season of competitions as Pre-Qualified Competitors.  Member federations may enter these competitors in addition to those specified in Article 8.1.a and 8.1.b above. This list is subject to change during the year at the half season point, as established by the ICC.

d)            Supplementary lists

Each Member federation shall be permitted to register, on the ICC official registration form, additional competitors in  a ďSupplementary ListĒ. The registration of these competitors will be confirmed by the ICC provided that the total number of competitors proposed by the organising Federation has not been exceeded. In such cases, available places, exceeding the quota filled by National Team and 1st Int. Series competitors, will be equally shared among the requesting Federations.

The minimum number of competitors that each organiser must accept is established at: 75 men and 50 women.

9.         DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATION OF COMPETITORS

9.1.   Deadlines for registrations of competitors reported in the competition information sheets disseminated by the ICC must be respected by each Member federations.

9.2.      Registrations after the deadlines are subject to the relevant extra fee

9.3.      Competitorsí registration fees will be charged to the member federation, when registered competitors do not attend the concerned event without informing the ICC within 10 days prior to the event itself (considering the 1st day of competition).

10.    PRIZES

10.1 The minimum amount of prizes is established by the ICC Plenary Assembly for each season. The

list of prizes is established by the ICC Board in accordance with the Organising Committee when exceeding this minimum, as described in the relevant Appendix.

11.    COMPETITOR QUOTAS FOR EACH ROUND OF A COMPETITION

11.1. Difficulty Competitions:

      a) The fixed quotas for the semi-final and final rounds shall be, respectively, 26 and 8 competitors;

      b) Floating Quotas - World Cup Semi-final and Final Rounds:  If the fixed quotas for the semi-final and final rounds of the competition are exceeded as a result of tied places following the application of the countback procedure, the number of competitors nearest to the fixed quota (when calculated from above and below) shall qualify for the next round of the competition subject to the condition that the semi-final and final rounds shall consist of, respectively, not less than 20 and 6 competitors.

11.2. Speed Competitions: 

      Final Round:

a)  In case the number of competitors entering the Qualification Round is 16 or more then 16 competitors shall qualify for the Final Round;

a)      In case the number of competitors entering Qualification Round is less than 16 the competitors

shall qualify for to the Final Round.

11.3. Bouldering Competitions:

If the competition consists of 3 rounds :

a) Semi-final: the fixed quota for the semi-final round shall be 30 with a minimum of 20. If this quota are exceeded as a result of tied places following the ranking of the preceding round, the number of competitors nearest to the fixed quota (when calculated from below and above the fixed quota) shall qualify for the next round. Where the difference between the fixed quota for a round is identical when calculated from below and above the quota, the higher number of competitors shall qualify.

b) Final: the fixed quotas for the final round shall be 16 with a minimum of 12. If this quota are exceeded as a result of tied places following the ranking of the preceding round, the number of competitors nearest to the fixed quota (when calculated from below and above the fixed quota) shall qualify for the next round. Where the difference between the fixed quota for a round is identical when calculated from below and above the quota, the higher number of competitors shall qualify.If the competition consists of 2 rounds :

Final: the fixed quota for the final round shall be 20 with a minimum of 16. If this quota is exceeded as a result of tied places following the ranking of the preceding round, the number of competitors nearest to the fixed quota (when calculated from below and above the fixed quota) shall qualify for the next round. Where the difference between the fixed quota for a round is identical when calculated from below and above the quota, the higher number of competitors shall qualify.

If there are two groups in the qualifying round, the fixed quota for the next round shall be equally divided and applies to both groups

 

II.    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

 

1.      INTRODUCTION

 1.1.   In accordance with the Statutes of  the ICC, a World Championship competition shall be organised every second, odd-numbered, year.

 1.2.   Each World Championship competition approved by the ICC shall include categories for men and women.  No competitor under the age of 16 years shall be permitted to compete in a World Championship competition.

 1.3.   Each World Championship competition shall include a difficulty competition, a speed competition and a bouldering competition.

 1.4.   The winners of both the men's and women's categories of the Difficulty, Speed and Bouldering competitions shall be awarded, respectively, gold, silver and bronze medals.  In addition, the first three competitors in both the men's and women's Difficulty, Speed and Bouldering categories shall be awarded a World Championship trophy.

 2.      DIFFICULTY SPEED AND BOULDERING COMPETITIONS

 2.1.      Each World Championship difficulty, bouldering and speed competitions shall be organised   following the ICC approved format     

 3.            REGISTRATION OF COMPETITORS BY MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 3.1.      Member Federations shall be permitted to register on the ICC official registration form the following competitors (where applicable):

a)      five (5) official team members in both the menís and womenís categories

b)      the current reigning World Champions, in both the menís and womenís categories

c)      the current reigning Continental Champions in both the menís and womenís categories

 

III.      WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS REGULATIONS

 1.         INTRODUCTION

 1.1.   In accordance with the Statutes of  the ICC, a World Youth Championship competition shall be organised every year.

 1.2.   Each World Youth Championship competition approved by the ICC shall include categories for male and female competitors.

 1.3.   Each World Youth Championship competition shall include a difficulty competition and a speed competition.

 1.4.   World Youth Championship competitions shall normally take place during weekend periods.  The maximum duration of a World Youth Championship shall be three (3) days. Special consideration shall be given to determining the dates of such competitions in order to minimise problems associated with attendance at educational institutions.

 1.5.   The winners of both the male and female categories of the Difficulty and Speed competitions shall be awarded, respectively, gold, silver and bronze medals.  In addition, the first three competitors in both the men's and women's Difficulty and Speed categories shall be awarded a World Youth Championship trophy.

 2.      AGE CATEGORIES

 2.1.   The World Youth Championship shall include both Difficulty and Speed categories for the following age groups:

          a)      Category 1:  For the year of the competition, competitors eligible to register for this category must have been borne either 14 or 15 calendar years earlier; e.g. those competing in a World Youth Championship in 2000 must be borne in either 1986 or 1985.

         b)      Category 2: For the year of the competition, competitors eligible to register for this category must have been borne either 16 or 17 calendar years earlier; e.g. those competing in a World Youth Championship in 2000 must be borne in either 1984 or 1983.

         c)      Category 3 - Junior World Championship: For the year of the competition, competitors eligible to register for this category must have been borne either 18 or 19 calendar years earlier; e.g. those competing in a World Youth Championship in 2000 must be borne in either 1982 or 1981.

 3.      DIFFICULTY AND SPEED COMPETITIONS

 3.1.   Each World Youth Championship difficulty and speed competitions shall be organised following the ICC approved format.

 

IV.     CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REGULATIONS

 

1.         INTRODUCTION

 1.1.   In accordance with the Statutes of  the ICC, the following continental championships may be organised each year:

          a)   Asian Championship;

         b)      European Championship;

         c)   North American Championship;

         d)      Oceanian Championship;

         e)   South American Championship.

 1.2.   In accordance with the Statutes of the ICC and subject to the approval of the ICC, the Continental Committees are entirely responsible for the organisation of these championships which shall be undertaken in accordance with the ICC regulations governing international competition climbing.

 1.3.   Only members of the countries who are members of each Continental Sub-Committee shall be eligible to take part in these championships.   

 1.4.   Each Continental Championship competition approved by the ICC shall include categories for men and women.  No competitor under the age of 16 years shall be permitted to compete in a Continental Championship competition.

 1.5.   Each Continental Championship competition shall include a difficulty competition and a speed competition.

 1.6.       Continental Championship competitions shall normally take place during weekend periods.  The maximum duration of a Continental Championship shall be three (3) days.

 1.7.   The winners of both the men's and women's categories of the Difficulty and Speed competitions shall be awarded, respectively, gold, silver and bronze medals.  In addition, the first three competitors in both the men's and women's Difficulty and Speed categories shall be awarded a Continental Championship trophy.

 2.      DIFFICULTY AND SPEED COMPETITIONS

 2.1.      The Continental Championship difficulty and speed competitions shall be organised following the ICC approved format.

 3.     REGISTRATION OF COMPETITORS BY MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 3.1.  Member Federations shall be permitted to register on the ICC official registration form the          following competitors (where applicable):

a) five (5) official team members in both the menís and womenís categories the current reigning Continental Champions in both the menís and womenís categories

 

 

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