2022-23 Youth Series Q&A

Jan 24, 2023

CEC will be hosting 4 events as part of the 2022-2023 Youth Series! What will these events look like? How do athletes qualify to attend? Here is all you need to know!

Events

Youth Boulder Regional Championships

  • East – April 22-23, 2023, at Altitude Gym (Kanata), ON
  • West – April 22-23, 2023, at The Hive (Surrey), BC

Youth Boulder National Championships

Youth Lead National Championships

 

Important Dates

Regional Registration Deadline: April 12

National Registration Deadline: May 4

Contractor Applications open from January 27th – February 10th. Apply here.

 

Regionals – only Boulder this year – Why was this decision made?

Due to many issues which include but aren’t limited to, finding suitable host gyms, lead participation numbers being low, and finding enough suitable contractors for all events, CEC has decided to not host Lead Regionals this year. We will focus on hosting successful Boulder Regionals, and review a long term plan for Lead.

 

Qualification

There are two pathway to qualify to CEC events – 1) Pre-Qualification, and 2) Provincial / Regional Qualification.

PATHWAY 1 – PRE-QUALIFICATION

Some athletes will receive an invitation to attend the National Championships, without the requirement to qualify nor attend Regional events:

  • HPP Athletes: Athletes in Youth A and Junior Categories who are selected to the Senior HPP following the HP Competition will receive a direct invitation to the Youth National Championships
  • Reigning National Youth Champions from previous season
  • Youth World Championships attendees

PATHWAY 2 – PROVINCIAL / REGIONAL QUALIFICATION

All other athletes will be required to qualify through a Provincial or Territorial pathway:

  • PTSO Guaranteed National Championships Quotas (Quotas X): Some provinces will start with a fixed number of quota spots for the National Championships.
    • For 2022-2023, that is: Top 5 athletes in BC, AB, ON, and QC (total 20), as selected by SCBC, ACA, OCF, FQME respectively
  • PTSO quotas to Youth Boulder Regional Championships (Quotas Y): Each province and territory will start with a fixed number of quota spots for the Regional Championships for each category. Unused quota in this category will be re-allocated to the other provinces in the same region.
    • See HERE for the 2022-2023 Provincial / Territorial Quotas
  • Regional Quotas to Youth Combined National Championships (Top Z): Top finishers in each category at the Regional Championships will advance to the National Championships.
    • See HERE for the 2022-2023 Provincial / Territorial Quotas
  • Each province has autonomy to decide how they will fill these quotas.

 

Lead Quotas

(per gender/per categoy)
Male Female
HPP Pre-Qualified 0 0
SCBC 10 10
ACA 10 10
OCF 10 10
FQME 10 10
ClimbY 4 4
CAM 4 4
SK 1 1
NB 1 1
NS 1 1
PEI 1 1
NL 1 1
NWT 1 1
NU 1 1

Boulder Quotas

(per gender/per categoy)

Directly to Nats Prov to Reg Reg to Nats
HPP Pre-Qualified 0 n/a
WEST
SCBC 5 10
Top 15
ACA 5 10
ClimbY 0 2
NWT 0 2
CAM 0 2
SK 0 2
28
EAST
OCF 5 10
Top 15
FQME 5 10
NB 0 2
NS 0 2
PEI 0 2
NL 0 2
NU 0 2

 

PTSO Contacts and Base Quotas

British Columbia
Sport Climbing BC (SCBC)
Boulder Pre-Qualification for Nationals: 5 women and 5 men in all categories (total 40 athletes)
Boulder Regionals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Email: registrar@sportclimbingbc.ca

Alberta
Alberta Climbing Association (ACA)
Boulder Pre-Qualification for Nationals: 5 women and 5 men in all categories (total 30 athletes)
Boulder Regionals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Email: aca@albertaclimbing.org

Saskatchewan
Alberta Climbing Association (ACA)
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 1 woman and 1 man in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Email: aca@albertaclimbing.org

Ontario
Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF)
Boulder Pre-Qualification for Nationals: 5 women and 5 men in all categories (total 30 athletes)
Boulder Regionals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Email: info@climbontario.ca

Quebec
Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME)
Boulder Pre-Qualification for Nationals: 5 women and 5 men in all categories (total 30 athletes)
Boulder Regionals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 10 women and 10 men in all categories (total 60 athletes)
Email: competition@fqme.qc.ca

Yukon
Climb Yukon
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 4 women and 4 men in all categories (total 24 athletes)
Email: climbyukonassociation@gmail.com

Manitoba
Climbing Association of Manitoba (CAM)
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 4 women and 4 men in all categories (total 24 athletes)
Email: climbmanitoba@gmail.com

New Brunswick
Sport Climbing NB
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 1 woman and 1 man in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Email: sportclimbingnb@gmail.com

Nova Scotia
Climb Nova Scotia
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 1 woman and 1 man in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Email: climbnovascotia@gmail.com

Newfoundland and Labrador
Daniel Alacoque
Boulder Regionals: 2 women and 2 men in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Lead Nationals: 1 woman and 1 man in all categories (total 16 athletes)
Email: danielalacoque@gmail.com

All other provinces or territories (PEI, NV, NWT)
Email: info@climbingcanada.ca

 

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