New CNZ Selection Policy is approved, Youth and Masters Bouldering Championship date and venue is confirmed

Selection Policy

At our management committee meeting on the 29th of July the new Climbing New Zealand selection policy was ratified. The new policy can be accessed on the website here. Selection Policy Page.

With the adoption of the new selection policy Climbing New Zealand introduce a new climbing season for our events. The new season will run from September to April of the following year.

New age groups for CNZ events (excluding Schools events) come into effect from the 1st of September 2020.

This change in age groups is a key change to ensure that athletes seeking selection compete fairly against each other in selection events. By way of example selection events to select the New Zealand Teams and Development Squads for the 2021 year has climbers competing in their 2021 age category from 1 September 2020.

CNZ events in 2020 that are included in the new season:

CNZ Open Boulder Championships 2020

This event is open to any climber who is 15 years or older on the date of the event, specific provision in the new Selection Policy. Event date is 19th of September, registration will open shortly.

Youth and Masters Bouldering Championship 2020

This re-scheduled event is scheduled for the 31st of October and 1st of November 2020. The event is being hosted by the Dynomites club at Hangdog in Wellington.

Please study the new age categories carefully to understand how this change affects you.

CNZ Age Categories for CNZ events between 1st of September 2020 and 30th April 2021 (new season):

Masters – born during 1986 or earlier
Opens   –  born during 2005 or earlier (but must be at least 15 on the date of the event)
Para-climbers – born during 2005 or earlier
Juniors – born during 2002/2003
Youth A – born during 2004/2005
Youth B – born during 2006/2007
Youth C – born during 2008/2009
Youth D – born during 2010 (or later)

We will provide more information on the overall selection process ahead of the new season events.

Richard Waldin
Climbing New Zealand

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