Bonjour à tous,
Knut and Pete, désolé si vous n’avez pas pu vous qualifiez pour la finale. Les jeunes que vous avez entrainés sont plus fort Ou bien c’est nous qui devenons plus vieux!
K and Pete, sorry guys if you have not made the finals. The youngster you have trained are stronger or we are getting older
The main topic here is that Truant find there is discrimination and a unfair process to determine the number of women finalist with the Tour de Bloc format and rules. Here are what the rules said about quotas for each round for Bouldering competition (reference: 2010 CEC rules and regulation).
5.7 QUOTAS FOR EACH ROUND
5.7.1 Section 5.7 shall be read in conjunction with Section 5.6 above, i.e. the ranking procedure shall first be completed before Section 5.7 applies.
5.7.2 The fixed quota for the final round shall be determined by the format of the final round as follows:
In the New Boulder Format, the fixed quota is 8 men and 6 women.
In the Classic Boulder Format the fixed quota is 10 men and 10 women.
If the fixed quota for the final round is exceeded as a result of tied places following the application of the countback procedure, this higher number of competitors shall qualify for the round.
In the event that a semi-final round is held, the quota for competitors advancing to the semi-final round will be announced in the technical meeting. This quota will be determined by the Jury President in consultation with the Competition Organizer and will be based on the number of registered competitors in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
5.7.3 If there are two groups in the qualification round, the fixed quota for the next round shall be equally divided and applied to both groups.
5.7.4 The fixed quota shall be filled with the highest ranked competitors in the previous round.
5.7.5 If the fixed quota is exceeded as a result of tied competitors, all those tied competitors shall qualify for the next round of the competition.
And below is quotas for Lead competition
SECTION FOUR QUOTA SYSTEM
With respect to Lead Competitions, the number of competitors who will progress from one round of competition to the next is dependent upon the number of competitors registered for the event. If there are no Semi Finals, then the number of competitors advancing from the Qualifiers to the Finals will be the number set out under the heading “# of Competitors advancing to Final Round”.
# of Competitors in Qualifier Round
40 to 49
30 to 39
20 to 29
15 to 19
10 to 14
8 or 9
Less than 8
# of Competitors advancing to Semi-Final round
# of Competitors advancing to Final Round
SO per exemple at our event where we have 27 men and 12 women in a scramble qualification round, and then a Zone/Bonus final format, by the book we should of have 8 Men and 6 Women advancing to final no matter what is the number of enrollment. On another note, if we follow the LEAD quotas, there would be only 6 men and 5 women advancing to final round. Before the event start we have agree with the head judge that there will be 10 men and 8 women advancing to final… we have expressed this specification at the technical meeting so all competitors are inform.
As event organiser I found this is fair with a preset number of finalist. Everyone know what to expect. Without hurting anyone feeling, if you do not make the cut… it is too bad, but you have something to learn about it. I have been cut off from the final round quite often or one of our local Jr team member or Jr National team athlete at Youth World Championship. It does feel unfair or very frustrating, this is the way things are and make us evolve. It is far from discrimination, sexist, racism… matter or intention.
Truant I am sorry if this debate do not go into your favour. But we do accept your appology for accusing us (The Vsion) being unfair and discriminating women. Next time before you accuse us on something please inform your thoughts with us via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.678.8803
We love witnessing and seing the ladies giving all what they have to climb at their best. Please note that we do have more girls on our Jr Team than boys, we do encourage both gender to participate in climbing.
The Vsion, Owner/Manager
National Jr Climbing Team, Coach
Canmore Vsion Jr Climbing Team Society, President
ACMG, Climbing Gym Instructor level 3