In the last
newsletter it was reported that you must join the federation prior to
arriving at a competition. This is no longer a requirement. Competition
organisers can join you to the federation. Federation fees are $15.00
for a full year – provides full membership to NZSF, or a $7.50 day
membership, which only provides the right to compete at a NZSF
sanctioned competition. The payment of two-day memberships will enable
full membership to the NZSF. Payments can be made at competitions, or to
the NZSF, P.O. Box 5282, Mt Maunganui.
In an effort to encourage new
participants to competition climbing the executive has taken time to
identify areas that are restricting the development of New Zealand sport
Under 16 as at 31 Dec 2001
Under 18 as at 31 Dec 2001
Once you choose a junior category to
compete in, you may not change categories for the duration of the 2001
If you are under 16 at the 31st December 2001, you are not permitted to
compete in the open category, however you may compete in the under 18
category. This rule has been introduced to minimise health and
development risks to our younger climbers. International literature
indicates that before adolescence, certain types of training can be
dangerous and hamper normal physical development. The NZSF has
identified the need for reducing the risks our young climbers face. To
allow for under 16 competitors to compete at a level that may be more
appropriate for their capabilities, there is an exemption available on
application to the NZSF. Certain criteria must be met, and will be
discussed on application. This exemption will only be granted prior to
The top three male and top three female
competitors in under 18 will be awarded free entry to the open division
at the following competition. An under 18 competitor competing in the
under 18 category and also the open competition, will only be charged
1/3 of the open entry fee.
Competition Format Changes
In an effort to encourage climbers of all
abilities to enter the competitions, and move into line with international
format, the following changes have been made to the competition running.
There will now be three rounds to replace the two qualifiers – final
Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final.
Similar to a rugby sevens tournament
there will be a cup and plate competition running within each division.
Those climbers who do not make the semi-final of the cup competition, will
go on to compete in the plate round semi-final. Both plate and cup
competitions will then have a final. This will give all climbers the
chance to move to a final appropriate to their ability.
These numbers may change at each
competition in line with the NZSF rules to accommodate tied placings.
The finals for the plate round will be
run on the semi-final of the cup round. The plate finalists will be
allowed to view the cup semi-finalists climbing their route. This is being
allowed to enable the plate competitors to learn and develop their
For event dates visit the event section
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the NZSF website.