2020 CEC COMPETITION SCHEDULE INFO and POLICY
Climbing Escalade Canada is proud to announce the 2020 competition schedule. 2020 will see the return of Regional Championships for both Youth and Open Categories in all 3 disciplines. Regional Championships will provide an important developmental step for athletes and event staff between Provincials and Nationals.
This document outlines guidelines and policies that apply to CEC events for next year including:
- Competition Schedule – Regional Boundaries, Event Dates, Categories.
- Qualification Process – Provincial and Regional Quotas/Eligibility.
- Extra Quotas – Pre-Qualified Athletes, Provincial Applications, Non-Residents, HPC selections and Foreign Nationals
1. 2020 CEC COMPETITION SCHEDULE
The following Regional Boundaries will apply for 2020 CEC Events:
West Region = BC, YK, AB, SK, MB, NT, NU
East Region = ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, NL
2019-2020 CEC Event Dates
January 25-26, 2020 – Regionals Youth Boulders (Both Regions on same day) Youth C, B, A and Junior.
December 14-15,2019 – Regionals Open Boulders. (Both Regions on same day) Open.
February 15-17, 2020 – Youth Boulder Nationals (Youth B, A and Junior)
January 11-12, 2020 – Open Boulder National
LEAD & SPEED
May 1-3, 2020 – Regional Youth. Youth A,B,C, Junior and Open (Both Regions on same day)
May 16-18, 2020 – LEAD & SPEED Nationals. Youth B, A, Junior and Open
2. QUALIFICATION PROCESS
2.1 PROVINCIAL QUOTAS
Each province (with an official PSO or not) will receive the following qualifying quotas for Regional Championships based on the number of eligible provincial athletes. For example; if a province has between 0 and 9 registered athletes in a given age category, they may send 4 to CEC Regional events.(1).
Provincial Quotas for Youth Regional Championships (All Disciplines) as follows;
Between 0-9 registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 4 athlete to qualify.
Between 10-19 registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 8 athlete to qualify.
Between 20 or more registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 10 athlete to qualify.
Provincial Quotas for Open Regional Championships (All Disciplines)
Between 0-14 registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 8 athlete to qualify.
Between 15-34 registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 18 athlete to qualify.
Between 35 or more registered athletes in each category allows a quota of 25 athlete to qualify.
(1) Eligible Provincial Athletes must hold a current PSO membership or equivalent in non-PSO provinces and must have competed at a minimum of 1 provincial series event (for category in question) as defined by PSO or organizer in a non-PSO province.
Athletes may only be registered with 1 province or PSO.
It is the sole discretion of each province/PSO to determine provincial rankings.
2.2 REGIONAL QUOTAS
Each Region will receive the following qualifying quotas for National Championships:
Regional Quotas for Youth National Championships (All Disciplines)
Each Region (East and West) is allotted 20 athletes per category
Regional Quotas for Open National Championships (All Disciplines)
Each Region (east and West) is allotted 30 athletes per category.
2.3 UNUSED QUOTA
The Provincial/PSO Quota spots that cannot be filled because of lack of eligible athletes is considered “Unused Quota”. The total “Unused Quota” from all Provinces/PSOs in a Region will be shared equally by the Provinces/ PSOs with filled quotas (i.e. between SK, MB, YK, NU, NT there are 11 “unused quota” spots. These are shared equally between BC and AB = 5 spots each).
“Unused quota” does NOT apply for eligible athletes who choose not to attend Regionals.
- EXTRA QUOTAS
In addition to the Regular Quotas described in section 2. above, Extra Quota may be given to each Province/PSO/REGION for the following:
3.1 PRE-QUALIFIED ATHLETES
Provinces/PSOs with reigning national champion will receive 1 extra quota spot for that category for Regional Championship Only.
3.2 PROVINCIAL APPLICATIONS
Each province/PSO may apply for up to 2 youth and 3 open extra quota per category based on extenuating circumstances (i.e. injury, illness, past performance). Applications will be reviewed by High Performance Committee on a case by case basis.
3.3 NON-RESIDENT CANADIANS
A Province/PSO will receive 1 extra quota spot for each NON-Resident Canadian who finishes in a qualifying position (i.e. Non-Resident finishes 4th in PSO ranking with a quota of 8 to Regionals. PSO receives 1 extra quota for that category for a total of 9).
Each Region will receive 1 extra quota spot for every NON-Resident Canadian who finishes in a National qualifying position.
3.4 HPC SELECTIONS
The High Performance Committee may select up to 2 youth and 2 open athletes per category per province/PSO for Regionals and 2 youth and 2 open athletes per Region for Nationals. These selections are based on individual athlete performance trends. These selections are at the sole discretion of the HPC and may not be applied for, lobbied for or otherwise influenced.
3.5 FOREIGN NATIONALS
For the 2020 season, Foreign Nationals will not be eligible for CEC events.
There will be more information released over the coming months including the Call for Applications to Host.
Andrew Wilson, High Performance Director
Climbing Escalade Canada