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Old 08-29-2008, 07:48 AM   #11
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

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What about those who don't belong to a CF gym?

Could they participate in the regional qualifiers?
Yes. If these qualifiers do in fact happen, you would have to drive/fly to one and compete. Just the same as someone who belonged to a crossfit gym.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:33 AM   #12
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

Also theres a lot of competitive people in other parts of the world who would find it very difficult to fly to USA just to qualify then 8 weeks later fly back for the games. Perhaps a European etc qualifier as well. Anyways nothings for certain just yet so best wait for the official word.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #13
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

Coach said the same thing at the Cert I attended this year -- that the smaller events might be use (at some point) as qualifiers for The Games.

Speaking of which... Anyone within 500 miles of Baltimore should sign up for the "Battle of the Beltway" (A.K.A. the Mid-Atlantic Hopper Challenge)!

See John Alanis' thread here:
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:23 PM   #14
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

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Speaking of which... Anyone within 500 miles of Baltimore should sign up for the "Battle of the Beltway" (A.K.A. the Mid-Atlantic Hopper Challenge)!

See John Alanis' thread here:
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:41 AM   #15
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

Having the qualifier sounds fair to me but what I REALLY want is AGE CATEGORIES. Any talk of that, or can anyone, please, who is reading this and has influence, ask and look into the idea for me??
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:34 AM   #16
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

Instead of having qualifying competitions, it seems like it might be a good idea to have qualifying standards that must be met before you can register for the '09 games. Just an example, you must be able to perform a sub 4min Fran at a crossfit affiliate. Regional competitions might mean excluding good people in really competitive areas. Just a thought.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:52 AM   #17
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

What Matt said is quite fair. If there are qualifying standards, it's fair for people that live nowhere close to an affiliate who could then do videos to confirm these standards.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:48 AM   #18
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Re: Registration for 2009 games

Qualifying standards-
An interesting idea.

I believe when the East Coast CrossFit Challenge happened, the events were run simultaneously in New York and Florida, with identical rules and WODs. I think this is the only way to be fair. No one person or affiliate would have an edge to provide participants extra coaching time or practice on the specific WODs covered at the event. All participants could be judged on their times/loads on that given day -- some in person at the events and some by video proof. For people who do not show up to a competition/event, the individual could email the video of his/her performance to affiliate support (or whoever is in charge) within 24 hours to verify performance.

a work in progress, I guess.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #19
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Valerie - in regards to your request for age groups...

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...eing_Equal.pdf
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #20
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Valerie - in regards to your request for age groups...

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...eing_Equal.pdf
I love that article!

I used to do a few off-road tri's prior to CF. I have also done the Mud Run at Camp Pendleton several times, and a 1/2 marathon in the Redwoods on trail.

When results were posted, I of course looked at where I placed in my age group. I was much much more interested in where I placed overall (even if it sucked...which it did because swimming and I are not friends).

I figured we all did the same course, I wanted to know how I compared to everyone, not just other males my similar age.
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