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The Belgian Throwdown 2019 Qualifiers

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2019: THE BELGIAN THROWDOWN IS BACK!

For the 6th year in a row, the Belgian Throwdown team is taking action to offer a quality competition, where the show will be at the heart of the event.

Last year, we gave you 3 days of competition with innovations such as: swimming, obstacle course, yoke, big sponsors village, new categories.

This year several novelties:

  • This year, we will welcome 600 athletes to the Finals (against 280 in 2018)
  • New categories: MASTER 45+ and SCALED
  • 20 000 € Prize Money
  • Unexpected, spectacular and interactive WODs for the public
  • A sponsors village even bigger

When is the Belgian Throwdown 2019 taking place?

  • Registration to Qualifiers: December 20, 2018 - May 26, 2019
  • Qualifiers: May 4, 2019 - May 26, 2019 (online)
  • Qualifiers Live & Party (free event): May 4, 2019, 19h00 (Brussels)
  • Finals: August 9-10-11, 2019 (Brussels)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Categories
  • Category Explanations
  • Finals
  • Qualifiers
  • Qualifiers WODs
  • EventBrite & WODcast procedure
  • Qualifiers Live & Party
  • Standards
  • Scoring


CATEGORIES

Profile of participants

  • Athletes as from 16 years old
  • Men and women
  • Of all nationalities
  • Of all levels (see "Standards")
  • Affiliated or independent

Categories

  • Elite
  • Elite Team
  • Intermediate
  • Intermediate Team
  • Master 35-39*
  • Master 40-44*
  • Master 45+*
  • Teen 16-20*
  • Scaled

* To register in the categories Master 35-39, Master 40-44, Master 45+ and Teen 16-20, the athlete must be of the required age as of August 11, 2019

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CATEGORY EXPLANATION

Elite (Individual & Team)

It's been several years since you practice CrossFit. You are a regular at international competitions and/or you can do all CrossFit moves in RX. You constantly seek to perform, to be tested and to surpass yourself.

Master 35-39 (Individual)

It's been several years since you practice CrossFit. You can do all CrossFit movements in RX. You constantly seek to perform, to be tested and to surpass yourself. However, you do not feel like competing in the Elite category because you are now older.

You must be between 35 and 39 years old on August 11, 2019.

Intermediate (Individual & Team)

You practice CrossFit on a regular basis, but your performances are not yet at the level of all the standards required in ELITE. In this category, most of the standards are RX but some are adapted (scaled), as for the weights and the movements of gymnastics.

Master 40-44 (Individual)

You practice CrossFit on a regular basis, but your performances are not yet at the level of all the standards required in ELITE. In this category, most of the standards are RX but some are adapted (scaled), as for the weights and the movements of gymnastics. You must be between 40 and 44 years old on August 11, 2019.

Master 45+ (Individual)

You practice CrossFit on a regular basis, but your performances are not yet at the level of all the standards required in ELITE. In this category, most of the standards are RX but some are adapted (scaled), as for the weights and the movements of gymnastics. You must be 45+ years old on August 11, 2019.

Teen 16-20 (Individual)

You practice CrossFit on a regular basis, but your performances are not yet at the level of all the standards required in ELITE. In this category, most of the standards are RX but some are adapted (scaled), as for the weights and the movements of gymnastics. You must be between 16 and 20 years old on August 11, 2019.

Scaled (Individual)

You start in CrossFit and you want to live the euphoria of an international competition. In this category, the majority of the standards are adapted (scaled), as for the weights and the movements of gymnastics.


FINALS

Dates?

Finals Registration*: 02/06/2019, 20h00 12/06/2019, 23h59

Finals: August 9-10-11, 2019 (2 or 3 days following the category (see “Categories”))

Where? Parc Sportif des Trois Tilleuls, 60, Avenue Léopold Wiener, 1170 Brussels

Prize Money? 20 000 € Cash & Gear

* The best athletes of the Qualifiers will receive an email on June 2, 2019 to register for the Finals which will take place on August 9-10-11, 2019. In this email they will find an EventBrite link to register. They will have ten days to confirm their participation.

After these ten days, it will no longer be possible to register and we will open the places for the following athletes in the Qualifiers' ranking until all places are fulfilled.


QUALIFIERS

Dates?

Qualifiers Registration: 20/12/2018, 08h00 26/05/2019, 23h59

Qualifiers: 04/05/2019, 20h00 26/05/2019, 23h59

Qualifiers Opening Party: Saturday May 4, 2019, 19h00

What? Participating in the Qualifiers gives access to participate in the Finals (if your score is among the best scores recorded)

How? The athletes have to film themselves doing the Qualifiers WODs (more info on "Qualifiers WODs")

Submission of scores on WODcast platform (more info on "EventBrite & WODcast procedure")

When? Scores submission from May 4, 2019, 20h00 to May 26, 2019, 23h59

Where?

Online Registration to Qualifiers via EventBrite

Submission of videos online via WODcast

The Belgian Throwdown Qualifiers allow any athlete to try their luck to reach the Finals.

Athletes will be invited to make 3 WODs which will be announced on social networks and on the website of the Belgian Throwdown as from May 4, 2019, 20h00.

Throughout the Qualifiers' period (May 4 to May 26, 2019), registered athletes have the opportunity to submit their WOD videos on WODcast (more info on “EventBrite & WODcast Procedure”).


QUALIFIERS WODS

There will be 3 workouts per athlete or team of athletes.

WODs Announcement?

WOD 1 May 4, 2019 20h00

WOD 2 May 4, 2019 20h00

WOD 3 May 11, 2019 08h00

Video Submission? From May 4, 2019, 08h00 until May 26, 2019, 23h59

Where? WODcast

How?

Individual

The athletes have to film themselves doing the WODs and launch a timer to measure their time. Scores are validated by volunteer judges (in agreement with the athlete) in the CrossFit Boxes.

Videos must be uploaded to platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. The video links are then submitted on WODcast. Judges must register on the platform as well (more info on "EventBrite & WODcast Procedure").

To be valid, videos must include the athlete's name (or team name), equipment and the charges used to reach their score (time/rep).

It is your responsibility to place the camera in a good angle so that we can validate the movements and evaluate the standards.

The timer must always be in view. Recording applications (such as WeTime or WodProof, for example) that add a timer to the video are accepted and even strongly recommended.

Video resolution greater than 240p is also required.

Our committee will be responsible for viewing the videos, checking the scores obtained and validated by the judges, and ranking the best athletes who will have the chance to participate in the Finals.

Team

The procedure is the same as for Individuals, but the score is calculated based on the cumulative score of the two team members. Therefore, each member of the team must execute the WODs individually. Then the captain of the team must enter the cumulative score of the two members of the team and put the video links of the two athletes on WODcast.


EVENTBRITE & WODCAST PROCEDURE

Your Qualifiers registration happens via the EventBrite platform. After registration, you will receive an email from WODcast, which is the platform where you submit your scores.

Here is the complete procedure:

  1. Registration to Qualifiers via EventBrite (the page you are on)
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from EventBrite informing you of your registration to the Qualifiers
  3. Within the hour, you will receive a WODcast activation email with username and password, as well as the instructions to access the system (check your spam box, because this email can sometimes fall into this box)
  4. You register on WODcast by following the link received by email, where you can register your username and password, received also in the same email
  5. You select the approver (judge/coach/box) who will approve your scores
  6. If the approver is not listed, WODcast allows you to send a request to your approver by email so that he/she registers in the list
  7. The approver receives the email saying that he/she has been invited by you to register on WODcast (he must check his spam box, because this mail can sometimes fall in this box)
  8. Within 24 hours after registration, the approver will be validated by the system and will receive a username and password. He will have to register and will join the list of approvers
  9. Athletes have the opportunity to update their personal information on their profile, as well as submit their scores
  10. Athlete videos must be uploaded to platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo and web links must be submitted on WODcast, as well as scorecards (found on WODcast as from May 4, 2019, 20h00)
  11. Once a score is submitted in the WODcast system, it will NOT appear in the Leaderboard until the approver has validated his score
  12. Athletes may submit as many scores as they wish, however the scores must always be approved by their approver
  13. The Leaderboard will NOT update until our team approves the scores afterwards (it takes +/- one week of work to approve all scores for our team after May 26, 2019)

Recommendations:

  • Do not wait until the last minute to submit your scores
  • Do not wait until the last minute to confirm your approver
  • If you are an independent athlete, ask the nearest CrossFit box to do the WODs in the box


QUALIFIERS LIVE & PARTY

What? Opening night of the Qualifiers, open to the public

Who? 150 persons maximum

When? May 4, 2019, 19h00

Where? CrossFit Da Vinci, 3, Avenue de Croydon, 1140 Brussels

How much €? Free entrance upon presentation of your registration on EventBrite *

How?

Once again, this year, we will invite Belgian and European athletes to perform the Qualifiers WODs in front of a fiery public but also in front of a live audience because the events will be broadcast on Facebook. These workouts will be followed by a party, with music, DJ, lights, food & drinks.

* We will create an EventBrite link in due course. We will communicate on the event later so that you can register as a spectator.


STANDARDS

For your information, CrossFit movement standards can be found on CrossFit.com.

Below you will find a table summarizing the standards of the Qualifiers WODs of the Belgian Throwdown 2019.

Important to read: These standards apply to the Qualifiers. The Belgian Throwdown reserves the right to challenge you in the Finals with movements that are not in this list.



SCORING

The videos will be judged according to the following evaluation:

  • Good: no "bad repetition" or "bad repetitions"
  • Valid – minor penalty: 1 to 4 bad repetitions. This consists of subtracting 1 to 4 repetitions of the score
  • Valid – major penalty: more than 5 bad repetitions. This results in the subtraction of 15% of the total repetitions
  • Invalid: you do not respect the movement standards, the camera is misplaced, the WOD is poorly done, erroneous counting of the repetitions, etc. Your score will not be valid in this case and will be 0.


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