HKCP Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School Bouldering Competition 2024

Purpose: This competition aims to promote rock climbing activities in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, using the competition as a learning platform to enhance climbing skills and improve technical level and learn the sportsmanship spirit, thereby jointly promoting sports climbing and enhancing interaction between schools.
Date: March 23, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Hong Kong Climbing Park – Sha Tin Store (Level 2, Belair Gardens Shopping Arcade Phase 2, 52 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong.)
Eligibility: All participating students must still be enrolled in the school during the competition period
Categories:

a. Each student can only represent one school.
b. Each school can report up to 4 students in each group.
c. Please fill in the names of the contestants on the registration form in order of priority. If the number of participants exceeds the quota, the order of the list of participants will be determined by the priority reported by each school.
d. The organizer has the right to adjust the quota of each group based on the actual registration status of each group, and participating schools or participants shall not object.
e. Fee: HK$480 per person

Registration methods and instructions

a. Schools must submit or mail the completed registration form and activity declaration form, together with a check for the registration fee, to Hong Kong Climbing Park (address: : 2nd Floor, Regal Garden Phase 2 Shopping Mall, 52 Tai Chung Bridge Road, Shatin, Hong Kong) on or before 23 February, 2024 (based on the postmark date). The check should be made payable to “Hong Kong Climbing Park Limited” and the name of the school must be clearly written on the back of the check (please write in block letters). If the organizer fails to successfully arrange for participants to participate in this competition, the organizer will return the relevant payment check to the applying school.
b. Each participant must fill in the “Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School Rock Climbing Competition 2024” activity declaration form. Participants under the age of 18 must be signed by their parents or guardians before they can participate.
c. Once the school submits the registration list, the list of participants can not be changed and the fees paid will not be refunded.
d. The organizer will not process faxed, incomplete/erroneous information or forms submitted after the deadline.
e. Unsuccessful applications will not be notified.
f. If the number of applicants in each group is less than 6, the organizer has the right to assign participants to an older group or cancel the relevant group. If the number of applicants is less than 12, there will be no finals.
g. The organizer will send a “confirmation email” after receiving the school’s registration application. If the school has not received the organizer’s notice before 12 noon on February 29, 2024, please contact the organizer’s staff at 3708 9075; otherwise Applications to the school will not be processed.
h. The organizer will not send a letter to each participant to inform each participant of the entry list. The list will be announced on the organizer’s Facebook page and Instagram page on 1 March, 2024. Please visit the Hong Kong Climbing Park Facebook page or Instagram page.

Instructions for competitors

a. Participants are required to wear school sportswear and arrange lunch by themselves.
b. Participants are not allowed to enter the competition venue two days before the competition.
c. Participants must abide by the rules of the competition venue and competition.

Rules of Preliminary Round
  • Competitors must report to the registration area on time. Each competitor will recieve a score sheet and must keep it properly. However, all scoring information on the scoring paper is written by the organizer.
  • Competitors must enter the quarantine area before it closes, otherwise they will be disqualified from the competition.
  • The Preliminary round will be held in isolation.
  • The Attempt Period within the Preliminary round allow a Climbing Period of 4 minutes, and in
    each case, competitors may make unlimited attempts on any boulder within the relevant Climbing Period.
  • Timing systems are visible to all competitors on the field of play and in each Transit Zone;
    and provide audio signals to announce:
    1) the beginning and the end of each Climbing Period;
    2) when one minute remains within each Climbing Period; and
    3) 5 second countdown at the end of each period.
  • The Preliminary round consisting of a single course of 4 boulders. Starting order will be proceed sequentially.
  • There will be no separate observation period for the Preliminary round.
  • After each competitor completes a route, there will be a rest period (4 minutes) equal to the
    specified climbing time.
  • Each boulder is marked with Start Hold, Zone and Top.
  • A competitor ’s attempt will be deemed to have:
    A) Started when every part of the competitor’s body has left the ground on the start hold.
    B) Finished when:
    1) Successful;
    2) they have fallen or touched the ground after starting; or
    3) the attempt has been terminated by the boulder judge
  • If any “technical accident” occurs, the competitor must immediately submit a request for the
    “technical accident” to the event referee. Subsequent appeals for the “technical accident” will
    not be accepted.
  • The competition will be mainly based on the IFSC International Competition Rules 2022. However, the competition venue, time and number of finalists will be changed based on the number of participants, and will be subject to the announcement of the referee on the day of the competition.
Rules of Fianl Round
  • The top 6 players in each group will advance to the finals based on their preliminary results.
  • Competitors must report to the registration area on time and enter the quarantine area before
    it closes, otherwise they will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Competitors must arrange their own warm-up after entering the isolation area.
  • The finals will be held in isolation.
  • No communication devices are allowed in the quarantine area, including but not limited to mobile phones, laptops, etc. After entering the quarantine area, you are not allowed to have any contact with anyone outside the quarantine area. If you need to leave the isolation area, you must obtain the consent of the staff. Otherwise, you will be disqualified.
  • All competitors will be allowed to conduct a 2-minute on-site observation of the climbing
    route.
  • Competitors can only touch the start holds without leaving their feet off the ground.
  • After the on-site climbing route observation time is over, competitors must return to the
    isolation area. When summoned to the transition area by staff, personal belongings must be
    brought into the transition area immediately. Any delay will result in a “yellow card” warning
    from the referee. Repeat offenders will be shown a “red card” and disqualified.
  • The player with the lower score in the preliminary round will advance to the competition first.
    If there are same score, the organizer will draw lots.
  • The final round consisting of a single course of 3 boulders. The Attempt Period within the
    Final round shall allow a Climbing Period of 4 minutes, and in each case, competitors may make
    unlimited attempts on any boulder within the relevant Climbing Period.
  • If any “technical accident” occurs, the competitor must immediately submit a request for the
    “technical accident” to the event referee. Subsequent appeals for the “technical accident” will
    not be accepted.
Scoring Criteria

1) in descending order, the number of Successfully completed boulders (“Tops”);
2) in descending order, the number of boulders on which the competitor has either:
a) Controlled (with any hand) the Zone Hold; or
b) successfully completed the boulder without having Controlled the Zone Hold, this number
being the “Zone Points” awarded;
3) in ascending order, the total number of attempts to achieve these Tops;
4) in ascending order, the total number of attempts to achieve these Zone Points;

Schedule / Participation List

Preliminary Round Demonstration

Preliminary Round Result

Final Round Result