4 & 5 March 2023

Boulderhal Energiehaven


4 & 5 March 2023

 

DOCK MASTERS 2023

MARCH 4 + 5 / UTRECHT / THE NETHERLANDS

Bouldering gym Energiehaven is proud to present the annual Dock Masters: a two-day world class bouldering competition.  

Dock Masters gives an opportunity for spectators to watch professional climbers compete in an intimate setting while providing pro climbers with the opportunity to compete for a €7,000 cash purse. Recreational climbers can push themselves and their peers in the skin testing all-you-can-climb rounds of 40 boulders in all levels.

Hotel and entry to the competition will be provided for all athletes with a top 40 IFSC boulder World Cup ranking and/or a top 40 World ranking in boulder. Please contact management@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl if you're ranked top 40 and would like to participate.


LIVE STREAMS 2020

SEMI FINAL LIVE STREAM: https://youtu.be/kUpak6VnUVw

FINALS LIVE STREAM: https://youtu.be/nksihX4Nq-o


€ 7.000 CASH PRIZE

1st

€ 2.000,-

2nd

€ 1.000,-

3rd

€ 500,-

(for Masters categories)

FORMAT

MASTERS CATEGORY:

Are you a woman and do you boulder 7a+? Are you a man and do you boulder 7c? Then Masters Category is for you! Compete for a €7,000 cash purse.

There will be two starting groups in qualifiers, athletes will climb 6 boulders for each category (female or male) in a flash format. The best 20 women and men go through to semi-finals. Semi-finals are a full show with lights, dj and live stream, just like finals. The top 6 semifinalists from the men's and women's divisions will advance to finals. Athletes will have 2 minutes to preview the 4 final boulders and an additional 4 minutes + to climb each of the boulder problems. Semi-finals and finals will adhere to the World Cup format, with one slight alteration for time in finals (4 minutes +).

To compete in Masters, female athletes must climb a minimum of 7a+ and male athletes are required to climb a minimum of 7c. The competition for the Masters Category will be held over two days. Qualifiers and semi-finals will be held on Saturday the 4th. Finals will be held on Sunday the 5th of March. Every Masters competitor who does not qualify for the (semi) final round is invited to participate in the Recreational competition on saturday or Sunday and watch (semi) finals for free. 

Entry: €35 (including ticket for Recreationals and spectator ticket for semi finals & finals, if qualification for (semi) finals is unsuccessful)

 

RECREATIONAL CATEGORY:

Joining Dock Masters for fun? Then the Recreational category is for you! Dock Masters is the perfect opportunity for recreational climbers to rub elbows with pros and enthusiasts alike. Climbers of all backgrounds and abilities, aged 14 years and older, are welcome to participate in the Recreational competitions.

The Recreational categories (female/male) will consist of two all-you-can-climb competitions, made up of 40 boulders, in every style and grade, ranging from Fb4 to Fb8a. Points are scored by climbing as many boulders as possible. Extra points can be scored by doing a problem first go.

The competitions for this category will be held on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March. A ticket for Saturday includes a spectator ticket to Masters semi finals. A ticket for Sunday includes a spectator ticket to Masters finals. Come over, push your limits and have fun with friends! After the time window ends, you are invited to join us for dinner and enjoy the (semi) finals show.

There will not be boulders specifically designed for kids.

Cost:
Recreational ticket Saturday (incl spectator ticket for Masters semi finals) €35
Recreational ticket Sunday (incl spectator ticket for Masters finals) €45

 

Accommodation and entry to the competition will be provided for all athletes with a top 40 IFSC boulder World Cup ranking and/or a top 40 World ranking in boulder. Please contact management@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl if you're ranked top 40 and would like to participate.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration will open beginning of 2023...

SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 4th
MASTERS MEN'S QUALIFICATION
08:00 Masters men's category check-in
09:00 End of Masters men's category check-in
09:45 Technical meeting
10:00 Start of Masters men's category qualification round (flash format / 6 boulders / zone-top)
12:00 End of Masters men's category qualification round (top 20 advance to the semi-final round)

MASTERS WOMEN'S QUALIFICATION
08:00 Masters women's category check-in
12:00 End of Masters women's category check-in
12:45 Technical meeting
13:00 Start of Masters women's category qualification round (flash format / 6 boulders / zone-top)
14:30 End of Masters women's category qualification round (top 20 advance to the semi-final round)

RECREATIONALS
15:30Start of Saturday Recreational category
18:30End of Saturday Recreational category

DINNER
18:00Dinner time
19:30End of Dinner
19:30Awards for Saturday Recreational category

SEMI FINALS
18:30 Isolation opens for Masters category semi-final round
19:30 Isolation closes / technical meeting
20:00 Start of Masters category semi-final round
22:15 End of Masters category semi-final round
22:30 Masters semi-final results
23:00 Gym closes

Sunday, March 5th 
RECREATIONALS 
12:00 Gym opens  
13:00 Start of Sunday Recreational category
17:00 End of Sunday Recreational category
17:00 Dinner time  
18:20 End of Dinner  
18:30 Awards for Recreational category  
 
MASTERS FINALS  
17:30Isolation opens for Masters final round
18:00Isolation closes / technical meeting
18:45Masters finalists presentation  
19:00Start of Masters final round  
21:00End of Masters final round  
21:30Awards & Party 

 

FAQ

DINNER
Dinner will only be available through online ticketing. Meal tickets can be purchased up until March 1st, not after! In the ticketing system you'll find an option for a Saturday and/or a Sunday meal ticket. This year there'll only be a vegetarian option for both days. So no vegan and no meat option. Meals are €10.

WATCHING QUALIS, SEMIS & FINALS
Spectators for the qualification and/or semi-final round on Saturday, who won't participate in Saturday's Recreational round, pay €17,50 entrance. Also people accompanying athletes need to have a ticket. National coaches can acquire a free ticket by sending an email to management@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl. Semi-finals will be a full show with lights, dj and live stream, just like finals! Spectator tickets for the final round are €27,50.

Can I join the Recreational category and not watch (semi) finals and pay a reduced fee?
No you can't. We advise you to come over to climb the boulders the week after the event.

LIVE STREAMS 2020 on Youtube:

SEMI FINAL LIVE STREAM: https://youtu.be/kUpak6VnUVw

FINALS LIVE STREAM: https://youtu.be/nksihX4Nq-o

THE WEEK RUNNING UP TO THE EVENT
Only Masters competitors shall not climb at Energiehaven the week prior to the competition to keep everything fair for everyone. Keep in mind that we have another facility in Utrecht, Boulderhal Zuidhaven, that is most convenient to visit during this week.
Climbing at Energiehaven the week prior to the event is possible, but there will be less climbing surface available: The competition wall will be closed all week and Tuesday and Wednesday more parts of the gym will close. Both Kilter Boards and the training area will be available.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteers can compete in one of the Recreational competitions at no cost. They receive a free t-shirt and a meal voucher. Want to help? Let us know at management@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl

PRIVACY
By purchasing a ticket and attending the event, you consent to being filmed, photographed or otherwise recorded, and that your name may be broadcasted or displayed.

WORKSHOPS
More info soon

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Utrecht nearest airport is Schiphol. This is a major international airport served by most airlines including some budget airlines. Approx 40km from Utrecht with a direct train line from the airport. For public transport details see www.9292.nl

GETTING THERE / PARKING
Obviously we're going to be very busy over the Dock Masters weekend, so there will be limited parking available. Some of which belong to other businesses so please respect their signage. The best scenario would be that you cycle, get the bus or train down. If this isn't possible, then please try to share a car. Please follow the directions of our parking attendants.

NOT FOR PROFIT
Ticket sales will cover just over half of the costs associated with running such a big competition. We try to aim towards not losing too much money organizing this event. Good sponsoring will make the entry fee go down. We do it because we want to give something back not only to our customers but to the competition scene in the Netherlands. This event will attract not only the best climbers in the Netherlands but also from Europe and further abroad. Watching semis and finals should hopefully get you even more psyched about your own climbing!

Whether you compete or just watch the show, we hope you really enjoy your weekend at Dock Masters 2023!

Contact

Boulderhal Energiehaven
Elektronweg 10A
3542 AC Utrecht
The Netherlands
management@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl

 

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