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27 Jan 2018 19:00 23:00 BIFF Final 2018

BIFF's back!

 

The Beastmaker International Footless Festival (BIFF) returns to The Climbing Works on Saturday 27th January 2017. This year it is the Final of Tour de BIFF where qualification rounds were held here at The Climbing Works & The Castle in London.

 

The 4th year of BIFF at The Climbing Works will be bigger, with fewer feet and even more silly than the rest. We are planning a very special evening that will be great to compete in and a great evening to watch.

 

BIFF Final 2018 poster

 

Times

6.30pm Competitor registration opens

7pm Wall closes to the public & spectators are let back in

7.30 - 9.30pm Main Competition

10pm Competition Final

11pm-ish The end!

 

Competitors

Being that this is the final of the Tour de BIFF, anyone wanting to compete in the final will needed to qualify by having been in the top 10 at last years BIFF Final (held at the Climbing Works in Jan 2017) or top 5 in either of the 2 Tour de BIFF rounds held at the Castle in London or here at the Climbing Works in December 2017.  Beastmaker also reserve the right to invite some wild cards, so if you missed the Tour rounds but are obscenely strong it may be worth getting in touch with them!

 

You'll need to pay your normal entry fee for the wall (we'd recommend coming in a bit early to warm up really well) and donate £10 to CAC (bring cash for this please!) when you sign in for the comp from 6.30pm.

 

The footless blocs will be even harder this year to make for better watching, hence the need for qualifications.  No-one likes entering what they they was going to be a fun comp only to find they can't get off the ground!

 

BIFF is a very silly comp without the use of feet, so competitors must be over 16.

 

 

Spectators

This event is for you guys!  Due to limited space this is a ticketed event for spectators - all proceeds from this will go to CAC.  Spectator tickets are £4 and can be purchased online here.

There will be food and drinks available on the night and lots of strong people doing stupid and impressive stuff without any feet.  Heckling is encouraged and will be encouraged with live commentary.

 

Some Most spectators will be drinking beer and Percy could say almost anything while he's commentating (we haven't got his filter working yet...), so this event isn't suitable for children!

 

Check out the highlights from 2016 here:

The BIFF 2016

 

Food & Drink

We'll have pizza available from Porter Pizza based in Sharrow Vale, along with beers, mulled wine & our usual hot & cold drinks & snacks.

 

Further Details

Please check out the Facebook Event here.

Venue
The Climbing Works

29 Jan 2018 12:00 The Rab CWIF 2018 Registration Opens

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The Rab CWIF 2018 will take place on the 10th & 11th March 2018.

 

Registration for competitors opens at 12 noon on Monday 29th January.

 

The main change for 2018 is that we are increasing the minimum age of competitors for the CWIF to 14 years old on 10th March 2018.  The qualification circuit is always set for adults & 14 is our minimum age for unsupervised climbing, so it will reduce the number of people needed on the mats during the qualification rounds.

 

We will still have 3 qualification sessions, with the earliest aimed at those expecting to qualify for the semi finals & the 3rd 'fun' session with some extra blocs set for those who won't get on so well with the harder blocs & aren't expecting to get into the semis.

 

For an overview of what usually happens at CWIF check out the page here.

 

Venue
The Climbing Works

2 Mar 2018 SHEFFIELD SCHOOLS BOULDERING COMPETITION 2018

SHEFFIELD SCHOOLS BOULDERING COMPETITION 2018

 

This annual competition is the highlight climbing event for all Sheffield schools. It is run a The Mini Works in conjunction with the Links School Sports Partnership and Thornbridge Outdoors.

The Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition is not all about the competing and winning, for many it is about participation, fun and experiencing a new activity.

Most teams are made up of pupils that have very little or no previous climbing experience

 

QUALIFICATION ROUND

The qualification round takes 2 hours and is run at The Climbing Works.
 
Qualification sessions can be booked from December 2017 and can take place either during or after school hours at a time and date to suit. Qualification rounds must be completed by the 16th February 2018.

At the start of the qualification session the competition format will be explained and time for climbing practice will be allowed.

The qualification itself will involve climbing 8 - 10 specifically set boulder problems. Points will be scored on how many of the climbs get topped by each competitor and the number of attempts it takes. 

Qualification sessions are run by The Climbing Works coaching team.

 

FINALS

The top 10 Primary and Secondary teams will be invited to compete in the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition Finals which will take place on Friday 2nd March. Schools will be informed on the 16th February if their team has made the finals.

 


 

REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

To enter your school for the 2018 Sheffield Schools Bouldering competition please complete the registration form and submit by 19 January 2018.

REGISTRATION RULES :
1) Schools may register between 6 - 18 climbers to take part in the qualification round 
2) Competitors must be in years 5 and/or 6 
3) Each school must have at least one male and female competitor
4) Competitors don't need to be experienced climbers to take part

 

TEAM SCORES & FINALS:
1) Team scores are the added total points from the top 6* competitors from each school
2) Primary schools who place in the top 10 from the team scores will advance to the finals which will take place on Friday 2nd March 2018

a) Team scores must have both a male and female score
b) *Scores from schools who bring more then 6 climbers will take into account the top male & female scores plus the next 4 highest scores
c) The 6 competitors that make up the team score will than represent the school in the finals if they qualify.

 

Registration: £8 per climber

 


 

REGISTRATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

To enter your school for the 2018 Sheffield Schools Bouldering competition please complete the registration form and submit by 19 January 2018.

REGISTRATION RULES :
1) Schools may register between 6 - 18 climbers to take part in the qualification round 
2) Competitors must be in years 7, 8 and/or 9
3) Each school must have at least one male and female competitor
4) Competitors don't need to be experienced climbers to take part

 

TEAM SCORES & FINALS:
1) Team scores are the added total points from the top 6* competitors from each school
2) Primary schools who place in the top 10 from the team scores will advance to the finals which will take place on Friday 2nd March 2018

a) Team scores must have both a male and female score
b) *Scores from schools who bring more then 6 climbers will take into account the top male & female scores plus the next 4 highest scores
c) The 6 competitors that make up the team score will than represent the school in the finals if they qualify.

 

Registration: £8 per climber

 

Find out about last year's competition here

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