BOULDERING COMPETITION FOR PROFESSIONAL AND RECREATIONAL CLIMBERS


DOCK MASTERS 2019

FEBRUARY 9+10 / UTRECHT / THE NETHERLANDS

Boulder gym Energiehaven & Mad Rock are proud to present the inaugural 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 Nihil all-you-can-climb round of 50 boulders of all levels.

Housing 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 floriaan@werckstof.nl for more information.


€ 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 7b+? Then Masters Category is for you! Compete for a €7,000 cash purse.

In qualifiers, athletes will climb 8 boulders for each category (female or male) in a flash format. The best 20 women and men go through to semi-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 2018 World Cup format, with one slight alteration for time (4 minutes +).

To compete in Masters, female athletes must climb a minimum of 7a and male athletes are required to climb a minimum of 7b+. The qualifying competition for the Masters Category will be held over two days. Qualifiers and semi-finals will be held on Saturday the 9th. Finals will be held on Sunday the 10th of February. Every Masters competitor who does not qualify for the final round is invited to participate in the Recreational competition on Sunday for free.

Entry: €21 (including shirt & ticket for finals, if qualification for finals is unsuccessful)

 

RECREATIONAL CATEGORY:

Joining Dock Masters for fun? Then the Recreational category is for you!

Points are scored by climbing as many boulders as possible. Extra points can be scored by doing a problem first go. Dock Masters is the perfect opportunity for recreational climbers to rub elbows with pros and enthusiasts alike.

The competition for this category will be held on Sunday 10th of February, from 13:00 - 17:00 pm. Climbers of all backgrounds and abilities, aged 14 years and older, are welcome to participate in the Recreational competition. The Recreational categories (female, male) will consist of an all-you-can-climb round, made up of 50 boulders, in every style and grade, ranging from Fb3 to Fb8a. 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 finals show.

There will not be boulders specifically designed for kids.

Cost: €21 (including shirt & ticket for finals)

 

 

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 floriaan@werckstof.nl for more information.

 

REGISTRATION

Meal options are included in the ticketing options

MASTERS CATEGORY REGISTRATION >
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 floriaan@werckstof.nl for more information.

RECREATIONAL CATEGORY REGISTRATION >
(Including shirt and finals show)

SPECTATOR TICKETS SATURDAY >
(Masters qualification and semi-final)

SPECTATOR TICKETS SUNDAY >
(Recreational comp and/or Masters finals. For non-participants, purchasable after January 31st)

 

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 9th
08:00 Masters category check-in
08:30 Technical meeting
09:00 Start of Masters category qualification round (flash format / 8 boulders / zone-top)
12:00 End of Masters category qualification round
12:30 Masters category qualifications results (top 20 advance to semi-final round)
13:30 Isolation opens for Masters category semi-final round
14:30 Isolation closes / technical meeting
15:00 Start of Masters category semi-final round
17:30 End of Masters category semi-final round
18:00 Masters semi-final results
20:00 Gym closes

Sunday, February 10th
12:00 Gym opens
13:00 Start of Recreational category
17:00 End of Recreational category
17:00 Dinner time
17:30 Isolation opens for Masters final round
18:00 Isolation closes / technical meeting
18:20 End of Dinner
18:30 Awards for Recreational category / prize raffle
18:45 Masters finalists presentation
19:00 Start of Masters final round
21:00 End of Masters final round
21:30 Awards & Party

 

FAQ

Dinner will only be available through online ticketing. Meal tickets can be purchased up until January 31st, not after! In the ticketing system you'll find two dinner options. There is a vegan and a meat option. Meals are €10. Meals will be served on Sunday, right after the Recreational comp ends, from 17:00 till 18:20.

DINNER
Dinner will only be available through online ticketing. Meal tickets can be purchased up until January 31st, not after! In the ticketing system you'll find two dinner options. There is a vegan and a meat option. Meals are €10. Meals will be served on Sunday, right after the Recreational comp ends, from 17:00 till 18:20.

SPECTATORS
Spectators for the qualification and semi-final round on Saturday pay €6 entrance. Spectators who do not compete in the Recreational categories have the opportunity to purchase spectator spots for finals for €10. People with a Masters or Recreational category ticket do not need to purchase a spectator ticket.

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 Leiden, that you are welcome to visit during this week and of course Boulderhal Sterk is available in Utrecht. Clients who wish to climb at Energiehaven the week prior to the event will be able to do so, but there might be a few small restricted areas due to preparations.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Everyone is welcome to volunteer! Volunteers are a key component of every competitions' success. We need judges, isolation coordinators and brushers. Everything you need to know will be explained before each round. A few positions require prior experience. Volunteers can compete in the Recreational competition at no cost. They will also receive a free t-shirt and a meal voucher. Want to help? Let us know at info@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 does not have an international airport. The 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 to Utrecht. 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 belongs 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.

Whether you compete or just watch the show, we hope you really enjoy your weekend at Dock Masters 2019!

Contact

Boulderhal Energiehaven
Elektronweg 10A
3542AC Utrecht
The Netherlands
info@boulderhalenergiehaven.nl
+31 6 412 97 266

 

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